On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 1940

Historical Events

Historic Publication

Filipino President Quezon officially authorizes the printing and publication of the grammar and dictionary prepared by the Institute of the National Language.

2nd President of the Philippines Manuel L. Quezon
2nd President of the Philippines
Manuel L. Quezon

Famous Birthdays

  • Annie Nightingale, English broadcaster, 1st BBC Radio 1 female presenter, born in London

Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai, Kenyan environmentalist and political activist, founder of the Green Belt Movement, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (2004) and Indira Gandhi Peace Prize (2006), born in Ihithe village, Kenya (d. 2011)

Environmentalist Wangari Maathai
Wangari Maathai

1940 Highlights

About April 1, 1940

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 6 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries