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Wednesday April 15, 2020

April 15: Day of the Week

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

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

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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)

  • 1632
    Battle of Rain; Swedes under Gustavus Adolphus defeat the Holy Roman Empire during the Thirty Years’ War.
  • 1638
    Tokugawa shogunate forces put down the Shimabara Rebellion when they retake Hara Castle from the rebels.
  • 1738
    Premiere in London, England, Great Britain of Serse, an Italian opera by George Frideric Handel.
  • 1912
    The British passenger liner, the RMS Titanic, sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m., two and a half hours after hitting an iceberg. 1,517 people are killed.
  • 1923
    Insulin becomes generally available for use by people with diabetes.
  • 1945
    The Bergen-Belsen concentration camp is liberated.
  • 1960
    At Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, Ella Baker leads a conference that results in the creation of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, one of the principal organizations of the African-American Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.
  • 1970
    During the Cambodian Civil War, massacres of the Vietnamese minority results in 800 bodies flowing down the Mekong River into South Vietnam.
  • 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.
  • 1994
    Representatives of 124 countries and the European Communities sign the Marrakesh Agreements revising the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and initiating the World Trade Organization (effective January 1, 1995).

Who were born on April 15?

  • 1688
    Johann Friedrich Fasch, German composer (d. 1758)
  • 1892
    Theo Osterkamp, World War I and World War II German fighter pilot (d. 1975)
  • 1894
    Nikita Khrushchev, Premier of the Soviet Union (d. 1971)
  • 1904
    Arshile Gorky, Armenian artist (d. 1948)
  • 1923
    Robert DePugh, American anti-Communist activist (d. 2009)
  • 1949
    Craig Zadan, American film producer
  • 1974
    Keith Malley, American comedian and podcaster (Keith and The Girl)
  • 1983
    Blu (rapper), American rapper and producer
  • 1983
    Martin Pedersen, Danish professional cyclist
  • 1988
    Thomas Albanese, Italian footballer

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