Category: 1 April

1 April: Tribute to Robert Doisneau

Robert Doisneau (14 April 1912 – 1 April 1994) was a French photographer. From the 1930s, he photographed the streets of Paris. He was a champion of humanist photography and with Henri Cartier-Bresson a pioneer of photojournalism.

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1 April: Remembering Dame Jean Macnamara on Birthday

Dame Jean Macnamara (1 April 1899 – 13 October 1968) was an Australian medical doctor and scientist, best known for her contributions to children’s health and welfare. A researcher who made significant contributions to the understanding and treatment of polio. She was also an advocate for disability rights and worked to improve the lives of people with disabilities.

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1 April: Remembering Wangari Maathai on Birthday

Wangari Maathai (1 April 1940 – 25 September 2011) was a Kenyan social, environmental, and a political activist and the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. She is best known for founding the Green Belt Movement, an organization that promoted environmental conservation and women’s rights through planting trees and supporting sustainable development.

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1 April: Remembering Sawong Supsamruay on Birthday

Sawong Supsamruay (1 April 1914 – 29 April 2002) was a Thai comedian and actor. He was named a Thailand National Artist for performing arts in 1995. With an acting career that stretched from the 1930s into the 1980s, Lor Tok had roles in more than 1,000 films. He was also known to audiences as Lor Tok.

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