April 15: Day of the Week
April 15, 2018 was the 105th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 260 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1450Battle of Formigny: Toward the end of the Hundred Years’ War, the French attack and nearly annihilate English forces, ending English domination in Northern France.
- 1638Tokugawa shogunate forces put down the Shimabara Rebellion when they retake Hara Castle from the rebels.
- 1817Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc founded the American School for the Deaf, the first American school for deaf students, in Hartford, Connecticut.
- 1865Abraham Lincoln dies without regaining consciousness after being shot the previous evening by actor John Wilkes Booth.
- 1896Closing ceremony of the Games of the I Olympiad in Athens, Greece.
- 1921Black Friday: mine owners announce more wage and price cuts, leading to the threat of a strike all across England.
- 1941In the Belfast Blitz, two-hundred bombers of the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) attack Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom killing one thousand people.
- 1958Walter O'Malley’s Los Angeles Dodgers host the first Major League Baseball game played on the West Coast of the United States.
- 1979A disastrous earthquake (of M 7.1) occurs on Montenegro coast.
- 2002An Air China Boeing 767-200, flight CA129 crashes into a hillside during heavy rain and fog near Busan, South Korea, killing 128.
Who were born on April 15?
- 1588Claudius Salmasius, French classical scholar (d. 1653)
- 1800James Clark Ross, English explorer (d. 1862)
- 1828Jean Danjou, French Foreign Legion officer (d. 1863)
- 1874Johannes Stark, German physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1957)
- 1883Stanley Bruce, eighth Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1967)
- 1888Maximilian Kronberger, German poet (d. 1904)
- 1920Richard von Weizsäcker, President of Germany
- 1947Cristina Husmark Pehrsson, Swedish politician
- 1969Jimmy Waite, Canadian ice hockey goaltender
- 1982Anthony Green, American musician
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