About April 15

April 15, 2022 is the 105th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 260 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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Aries is the sun 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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 282 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On April 15

  • 1071
    Bari, the last Byzantine possession in southern Italy, is surrendered to Robert Guiscard.
  • 1738
    Premiere in London, England, Great Britain of Serse, an Italian opera by George Frideric Handel.
  • 1817
    Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc founded the American School for the Deaf, the first American school for deaf students, in Hartford, Connecticut.
  • 1865
    Abraham Lincoln dies without regaining consciousness after being shot the previous evening by actor John Wilkes Booth.
  • 1892
    The General Electric Company is formed.
  • 1896
    Closing ceremony of the Games of the I Olympiad in Athens, Greece.
  • 1900
    Philippine–American War: Filipino guerrillas launch a surprise attack on U.S. infantry and begin a four-day siege of Catubig, Philippines.
  • 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.
  • 1935
    Roerich Pact signed in Washington, D.C.
  • 1936
    First day of the Arab revolt in Palestine.
  • 1947
    Jackie Robinson debuts for the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking baseball’s color line.
  • 1952
    The maiden flight of the B-52 Stratofortress
  • 1957
    White Rock, British Columbia officially separates from Surrey, British Columbia and is incorporated as a new city.
  • 1958
    Walter O'Malley’s Los Angeles Dodgers host the first Major League Baseball game played on the West Coast of the United States.
  • 1970
    During the Cambodian Civil War, massacres of the Vietnamese minority results in 800 bodies flowing down the Mekong River into South Vietnam.
  • 1979
    A disastrous earthquake (of M 7.1) occurs on Montenegro coast.
  • 1986
    The 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.
  • 1989
    Upon Hu Yaobang’s death, the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 begin in the People’s Republic of China.
  • 1992
    The National Assembly of Vietnam adopts the 1992 Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
  • 2002
    An Air China Boeing 767-200, flight CA129 crashes into a hillside during heavy rain and fog near Busan, South Korea, killing 128.

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