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Wednesday April 15, 2020

April 15: Day of the Week

April 15, 2020 was the 106th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 260 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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April 15 Historical Event(s)

  • 1638
    Tokugawa shogunate forces put down the Shimabara Rebellion when they retake Hara Castle from the rebels.
  • 1715
    Pocotaligo Massacre triggers the start of the Yamasee War in colonial South Carolina.
  • 1865
    Abraham Lincoln dies without regaining consciousness after being shot the previous evening by actor John Wilkes Booth.
  • 1921
    Black Friday: mine owners announce more wage and price cuts, leading to the threat of a strike all across England.
  • 1927
    The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927, the most destructive river flood in U.S. history, begins.
  • 1936
    First day of the Arab revolt in Palestine.
  • 1940
    The Allies begin their attack on the Norwegian town of Narvik which is occupied by Nazi Germany.
  • 1943
    An Allied bomber attack misses the Minerva automobile factory and hits the Belgian town of Mortsel instead, killing 936 civilians.
  • 1989
    Hillsborough disaster: A human crush occurs at Hillsborough Stadium, home of Sheffield Wednesday, in the FA Cup Semi Final, resulting in the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans.
  • 1989
    Upon Hu Yaobang’s death, the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 begin in the People’s Republic of China.

Who were born on April 15?

  • 1892
    Corrie ten Boom, Dutch author and Holocaust survivor (d. 1983)
  • 1921
    Angelo DiGeorge, Italian-American pediatric endocrinologist (d. 2009)
  • 1940
    Robert Walker Jr., American actor
  • 1947
    Lois Chiles, American actress
  • 1952
    Sam McMurray, American actor
  • 1954
    Seka, American pornographic actress
  • 1959
    Fruit Chan, Hong Kong film director
  • 1963
    Bobby Pepper, American journalist
  • 1968
    Ed O'Brien, British musician (Radiohead)
  • 1976
    Jason Bonsignore, Canadian ice hockey player

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