April 15

April 15 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2018 Daily Holidays that fall on April 15, include:

  • Father Damien Day 
  • Jackie Robinson Day
  • McDonald's Day
  • National Glazed Spiral Ham Day 
  • One Day Without Shoes 
  • RAINN Day - (Rape Abuse Incest National Network)
  • Rubber Eraser Day 
  • Take a Wild Guess Day 
  • That Sucks Day 
  • Titanic Remembrance Day 
  • Universal Day of Culture
  • World Art Day 

2018 Weekly Holidays that include April 15, are:

  • American Fancy Rat & Mouse Day - April 14-16, 2018
  • Animal Cruelty / Human Violence Awareness Week - April 15-21, 2018 (Third Week in April)
  • Holocaust Remembrance Week - April 8-15, 2018 (Starts the Sunday before Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, and continues through the following Sunday)
  • International Wildlife Film Week - April 14-22, 2018
  • Medical Laboratory Professionals Week - April 15-21, 2018 (Third Full Week of April)
  • National Coin Week - April 15-21, 2018 (Third Full Week of April)
  • National Dental Hygienist Week - April 11-17, 2018
  • National Karaoke Week - April 15-21, 2018  (Fourth Week of April)
  • National Minority Cancer Awareness Week - April 9-15, 2018
  • National Occupational Health Nursing Week - April 9-15, 2018
  • National Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week - April 8-15, 2018
  • National Osteopathic Medicine Week - April 15-21, 2018
  • National Paperboard Packaging Week - April 15-21, 2018 
  • National Pet ID Week - April 15-21, 2018 (Third Week of April)
  • National Robotics Week - April 7-15, 2018
  • National Student Leadership Week - April 15-21, 2018 (Third Week of April)
  • National Volunteer Week - April 15-22, 2018 (Last Week of April)

2018 Monthly Holidays that include April 15, are:

There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our April Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of April.

NOTE:

  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.


World Festivals and Events

  • Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival  - Weekend One = April 13-15, 2018 and Weekend Two April 20-22, 2018 in Indio, California

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for April 15 is Aries.


Birth Flower of the Month

The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for April are:

  • Daisy - signifies innocence, loyal love, and purity
  • Sweet Pea - signify blissful pleasure, but are also used to say good-bye.


Birthstone

The Birthstone(s) for April is the diamond, a symbol of enduring love.


Famous Birthdays

  • 1452 - Leonardo da Vinci, Italian painter, sculptor, scientist, and architect (d. 1519)
  • 1684 - Catherine I, Empress of Russia (1725-27) (d. 1727)
  • 1890 - Percy Shaw, English businessman who invented the "cat's eye" (the raised pavement markers) (d. 1976)
  • 1892 - Corrie ten Boom, Dutch-American author (The Hiding Place), and Holocaust survivor (d. 1983)
  • 1894 - Bessie Smith, American jazz singer and actress who was nicknamed the Empress of the Blues (d. 1937)
  • 1933 - Elizabeth Montgomery, American actress (Bewitched) (d. 1995)
  • 1951 - Heloise, American journalist and author
  • 1959 - Emma Thompson, English actress and screenwriter
  • 1982 - Seth Rogen, Canadian-American comedian, actor, director, producer and screenwriter


Famous Deaths

  • 1865 - Abraham Lincoln, American politician and 16th President of the United States (b. 1809)
  • 1912 - Victims of the RMS Titanic that sank after striking an iceberg. In all more than 1,500 people died, including John Jacob Astor IV, an American colonel and businessman.


Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1978 - Danielle Steel, novelist weds William George Toth
  • 1994 - Robert F. Kennedy Jr. marries Mary Richardson
  • 2011 - Christian Aquilera, pop singer, divorces Jordan Bratman, music executive after 5 years of marriage


Quote of the Day


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This Day in History

  • 1865 - President Abraham Lincoln dies after being shot by John Wilkes Booth the previous evening. VP Andrew Johnson becomes President
  • 1892 - The General Electric (GE) Company is formed
  • 1912 - The RMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20am after hitting an iceberg. 710 of the 2,227 passengers/crew on board survive
  • 1923 - Insulin becomes available for use by people with diabetes
  • 1924 Rand McNally publishes it first road atlas
  • 1964 - The first Ford Mustang is finished two days before it goes on sale nationwide
  • 1969 - North Korea shoots down a US Navy aircraft over the Sea of Japan, killing all 31 on board
  • 2014 - 200 female students are abducted in Borno State, Nigeria by the terrorist group Boko Haram


This Day in Music

  • 1961 - After 1375 performances, "Music Man" closed at the Majestic Theater in New York City
  • 1989 - "Eternal Flame" by The Bangles starts a 4 week run at #1 on the UK Singles chart
  • 1989 - "She Drives Me Crazy" by The Fine Young Cannibals hits #1 on the US singles chart


This Day in Sports

  • 1896 - The Games of the Olympiad in Athens, Greece close
  • 1910 - William H. Taft is the first US President to throw out the 1st ball at a baseball game
  • 2013 - Two bombs explode near the finish line at the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring 264 others
  • 1947 - Jackie Robinson becomes the 1st African-American drafted to play for the Dodgers major league baseball team


Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Eschatology (noun)

1.  (countable) System of doctrines concerning final matters, such as death.
2.  (uncountable) The study of the end times — the end of the world, notably in Christian theology the second coming of Christ, the Apocalypse or the Last Judgment.

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