On This Day

April 1, 1946 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • 400,000 US mine workers strike
  • The Malayan Union is formed as a federation of the Malay states and the Straits Settlements of Penang and Malacca
  • Tsunamis generated by a quake in Aleutian Trench strike Hilo, Hawaii
  • Van Acker forms Belgian government (without CVP)

Birthdays in History

  • William Frederick Fisher, American MD & astronaut (STS 51-I), born in Dallas, Texas