April 15 holidays in 2017

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Bengali New Year / Bihu
- Hindu
Holy Saturday
Multiple Countries Multiple Types
Orthodox Holy Saturday
Multiple Countries Multiple Types
Birth Date of Kim Il Sung
North korea Public Holiday
Pesach V (Passover)
Israel Observance, Hebrew
Songkran
Thailand National Holiday
Easter Saturday
Multiple Countries Multiple Types
Holy Saturday (Orthodox)
Cyprus Observance, Orthodox
Mesadi/Vaisakhadi
India Restricted Holiday
Coptic Holy Saturday
Egypt Observance
Lao New Year
Laos Public Holiday
Maha Thingyan (Water Festival)
Myanmar Public Holiday
Father Damien Day
United states (Hawaii) Local Observance
Easter Saturday (Orthodox)
Multiple Countries Observance, Orthodox
Record Store Day
- Weird

Historical Events on April 15

  • 1817: The first American school for deaf students – the American School for the Deaf – is established in Hartford, Connecticut by Laurent Clerc and Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet.
  • 1861: United States’ President Abraham Lincoln asks for 75,000 volunteers to put down the insurrection that was afflicting the country. That insurrection soon turned into the American Civil War.
  • 1865: After being shot the previous day by John Wilkes Booth, President Abraham Lincoln dies. Upon his death, U.S Vice President Andrew Johnson is sworn is as President.
  • 1892:E (the General Electric Co.) is formed on this day.
  • 1900: Filipino guerrillas start a 4-day siege on Catubig in the Philippines.
  • 1912: 2 hours and 40 minutes after hitting an iceberg, the RMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m. Out of 2,227 people, 1,517 people will perish and only 710 will survive.
  • 1922: A resolution is introduced by U.S Senator John B. Kendrick of Wyoming to investigate a secret land deal. This investigation will lead to the discovery of the Teapot Dome Scandal.
  • 1923: Insulin becomes available to diabetics.
  • 1924: The first road atlas is published by Rand McNally.
  • 1942: King George VI awards the George Cross to the Island fortress of Malta and to the people who defended it.
  • 1945: Allied forces liberate the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp.
  • 1955: Ray Kroc opens a McDonald’s restaurant in Des Plaines, Illinois.
  • 1960: The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee is created. It’s one of the principal organization of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement.

Famous Birthdays on April 15

  • Italian painter, sculptor and architect, Leonardo da Vinci is born in 1452.
  • American painter Charles Willson Peale is born in 1741.
  • French-Polish teacher Nicolas Chopin is born in 1771.
  • Russian physicist, chemist and Nobel Prize laureate, Nikolay Semyonov is born in 1896.
  • English-American actor John Williams is born in 1903.
  • Armenian-American painter and illustrator, Arshile Gorky is born in 1904.
  • American actress Lita Grey is born in 1908.
  • American actress Elizabeth Montgomery is born in 1933.
  • American physician, biochemist and Nobel Prize laureate, Robert Lefkowitz is born in 1943.
  • American actress Amy Wright is born in 1950.
  • English actress Emma Thompson is born in 1959.