April 15: Day of the Week
April 15, 2019 was the 105th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 260 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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)
- 1738Premiere in London, England, Great Britain of Serse, an Italian opera by George Frideric Handel.
- 1802William Wordsworth and his sister, Dorothy see a “long belt” of daffodils, inspiring the former to pen I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.
- 1817Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc founded the American School for the Deaf, the first American school for deaf students, in Hartford, Connecticut.
- 1896Closing ceremony of the Games of the I Olympiad in Athens, Greece.
- 1936First day of the Arab revolt in Palestine.
- 1955McDonald’s restaurant dates its founding to the opening of a franchised restaurant by Ray Kroc, in Des Plaines, Illinois
- 1960At 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.
- 1986The United States launches Operation El Dorado Canyon, its bombing raids against Libyan targets in response to a bombing in West Germany that killed two U.S. servicemen.
- 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?
- 1858Émile Durkheim, French sociologist (d. 1917)
- 1861Bliss Carman, Canadian poet (d. 1929)
- 1889A. Philip Randolph, American activist (d. 1979)
- 1895Clark McConachy, New Zealand billiards player (d. 1980)
- 1908Lita Grey, American actress (d. 1995)
- 1960Tony Jones, English snooker player
- 1971Jason Sehorn, American football player
- 1975Paul Dana, American race car driver (d. 2006)
- 1975Phil Labonte, American vocalist (All That Remains)
- 1980Natalie Casey, British actress
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