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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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? 119 years, 7 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries