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.
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)
- 1638Tokugawa shogunate forces put down the Shimabara Rebellion when they retake Hara Castle from the rebels.
- 1715Pocotaligo Massacre triggers the start of the Yamasee War in colonial South Carolina.
- 1865Abraham Lincoln dies without regaining consciousness after being shot the previous evening by actor John Wilkes Booth.
- 1921Black Friday: mine owners announce more wage and price cuts, leading to the threat of a strike all across England.
- 1927The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927, the most destructive river flood in U.S. history, begins.
- 1936First day of the Arab revolt in Palestine.
- 1940The Allies begin their attack on the Norwegian town of Narvik which is occupied by Nazi Germany.
- 1943An Allied bomber attack misses the Minerva automobile factory and hits the Belgian town of Mortsel instead, killing 936 civilians.
- 1989Hillsborough 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.
- 1989Upon Hu Yaobang’s death, the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 begin in the People’s Republic of China.
Who were born on April 15?
- 1892Corrie ten Boom, Dutch author and Holocaust survivor (d. 1983)
- 1921Angelo DiGeorge, Italian-American pediatric endocrinologist (d. 2009)
- 1940Robert Walker Jr., American actor
- 1947Lois Chiles, American actress
- 1952Sam McMurray, American actor
- 1954Seka, American pornographic actress
- 1959Fruit Chan, Hong Kong film director
- 1963Bobby Pepper, American journalist
- 1968Ed O'Brien, British musician (Radiohead)
- 1976Jason Bonsignore, Canadian ice hockey player
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