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Saturday April 15, 2017

April 15: Day of the Week

April 15, 2017 was the 105th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 260 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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

April 2017
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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)

  • 1071
    Bari, the last Byzantine possession in southern Italy, is surrendered to Robert Guiscard.
  • 1638
    Tokugawa shogunate forces put down the Shimabara Rebellion when they retake Hara Castle from the rebels.
  • 1783
    Preliminary articles of peace ending the American Revolutionary War (or American War of Independence) are ratified.
  • 1865
    Abraham Lincoln dies without regaining consciousness after being shot the previous evening by actor John Wilkes Booth.
  • 1920
    Two security guards are murdered during a robbery in South Braintree, Massachusetts. Anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti would be convicted of and executed for the crime, amid much controversy.
  • 1923
    Insulin becomes generally available for use by people with diabetes.
  • 1924
    Rand McNally publishes its first road atlas.
  • 1952
    The maiden flight of the B-52 Stratofortress
  • 1969
    The EC-121 shootdown incident: North Korea shoots down a United States Navy aircraft over the Sea of Japan, killing all 31 on board.
  • 1992
    The National Assembly of Vietnam adopts the 1992 Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

Who were born on April 15?

  • 1721
    Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, English military leader (d. 1765)
  • 1916
    Alfred S. Bloomingdale, American businessman (d. 1982)
  • 1917
    James Kee, American politician (d. 1989)
  • 1921
    Georgi Beregovoi, Russian cosmonaut (d. 1995)
  • 1939
    Claudia Cardinale, Tunisian-born actress
  • 1944
    Dave Edmunds, Welsh musician
  • 1958
    Memos Ioannou, Greek basketball player
  • 1969
    Jeromy Burnitz, American baseball player
  • 1978
    Austin Aries, American wrestler
  • 1983
    Martin Pedersen, Danish professional cyclist

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