Today is Thursday, the 15th of April of 2021,
It is the 105th day of the year
260 days remain until the end of the year
66 days until summer begins
The sun will rise at 6:33 am
and sunset will be at 7:47 pm.
Today we will have 13 hours and 14 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 1:10 pm.
The first high tide will be at 12:44 am
The first low tide will be at 7:38 am
The next high tide at 2:33 pm.
and the final low tide at Ocean Beach in San Francisco will be at 7:22 pm.
The Moon is currently 10.2% visible
It’s a Waxing Crescent moon
First Quarter Moon in 4 days Monday the 19th of April of 2021 at 11:59 pm
American Sign Language Day
1817 – Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc founded the American School for the Deaf, the first American school for deaf students, in Hartford, Connecticut.
Titanic Remembrance Day
1912 – The British passenger liner RMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m., two hours and forty minutes after hitting an iceberg. Only 710 of 2,224 passengers and crew on board survive.
Jackie Robinson Day
1947 – Jackie Robinson debuts for the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking baseball's color line.
1955 – McDonald's restaurant dates its founding to the opening of a franchised restaurant by Ray Kroc, in Des Plaines, Illinois.
College Student Grief Awareness Day
Get to Know Your Customers Day
Income Tax Pay Day
International Pizza Cake Day
National Ask An Atheist Day
National D.A.R.E. Day
National Glazed Spiral Ham Day
National Griper's Day
National High Five Day
National Laundry Day
National Rubber Eraser Day
National That Sucks Day
Support Teen Literature Day
Take a Wild Guess Day
Today is also…
Day of the Sun in North Korea
Born on this day in 1912 – Kim Il-sung, North Korean general and politician, 1st Supreme Leader of North Korea (d. 1994)
Father Damien Day in Hawaii
Hillsborough Disaster Memorial in Liverpool, England
One Boston Day (United States)
Poila Boishakh (Bengali New Year)
Universal Day of Culture
World Art Day
Also on this day in history…
1755 – Samuel Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language is published in London.
1865 – President Abraham Lincoln dies after being shot the previous evening by actor John Wilkes Booth. Vice President Andrew Johnson becomes President upon Lincoln's death.
1892 – The General Electric Company is formed.
1922 – U.S. Senator John B. Kendrick of Wyoming introduces a resolution calling for an investigation of a secret land deal, which leads to the discovery of the Teapot Dome scandal.
1923 – Insulin becomes generally available for use by people with diabetes.
1960 – At 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 civil rights movement in the 1960s.
1989 – Upon Hu Yaobang's death, the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 begin in China.
2019 – The cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris in France is seriously damaged by a large fire.
…and if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1452 – Leonardo da Vinci, Italian painter, sculptor, and architect (d. 1519)
1469 – Guru Nanak, the first Sikh guru (d. 1539)
1688 – Johann Friedrich Fasch, German violinist and composer (d. 1758)
1843 – Henry James, American novelist, short story writer, and critic (d. 1916)
1858 – Émile Durkheim, French sociologist, psychologist, and philosopher (d. 1917)
1889 – A. Philip Randolph, American activist (d. 1979)
1892 – Corrie ten Boom, Dutch-American clocksmith, Nazi resister, and author (d. 1983)
1894 – Nikita Khrushchev, Russian general and politician, 7th Premier of the Soviet Union (d. 1971)
1894 – Bessie Smith, African-American singer and actress (d. 1937)
1904 – Arshile Gorky, Armenian-American painter and illustrator (d. 1948)
1915 – Elizabeth Catlett, African-American sculptor and illustrator (d. 2012)
1916 – Alfred S. Bloomingdale, American businessman (d. 1982)
1917 – Hans Conried, American actor (d. 1982)
1922 – Harold Washington, American lawyer and politician, 51st Mayor of Chicago (d. 1987)
1924 – Neville Marriner, English violinist and conductor (d. 2016)
1933 – Roy Clark, American musician and television personality (d. 2018)
1933 – Elizabeth Montgomery, American actress and producer (d. 1995)
1937 – Robert W. Gore, American engineer and businessman, co-inventor of Gore-Tex (d. 2020)
1949 – Alla Pugacheva, Russian singer-songwriter and actress
1950 – Amy Wright, American actress
1951 – Heloise, American journalist and author
1955 – Dodi Fayed, Egyptian film producer (d. 1997)
1959 – Emma Thompson, English actress, comedian, author, activist and screenwriter
1966 – Samantha Fox, English singer-songwriter and actress
1982 – Seth Rogen, Canadian-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1983 – Alice Braga, Brazilian actress
1990 – Emma Watson, English actress