On This Day

What Happened on April 15, 1901

Historical Events

  • 1st British motorized burial
  • 5th Boston Marathon won for second straight year by Canadian Jim Caffrey in race record 2:29:23.6

Historic Event

Pope Leo XIII issues an allocution deploring hostile actions against the Roman Catholic Church throughout Europe

256th Pope Leo XIII
256th Pope
Leo XIII

Famous Birthdays

  • Joe Davis, English snooker player (World Champion 1927-40, 1946), born in Whitwell, Derbyshire (d. 1978)
1901 Highlights

About April 15, 1901

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 120 years, 6 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries