#635 Winston Churchill / Lucy Maud Montgomery – 30 November 1874

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, Hon. RA (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British politician who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 (that is, for most of the Second World War) and again from 1951 to 1955. Widely regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century, Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, a writer, and an artist. He is the only British Prime Minister to have received the Nobel Prize in Literature, and was the first person to be made an honorary citizen of the United States.

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Lucy Maud Montgomery OBE (November 30, 1874 – April 24, 1942), called “Maud” by family and friends and publicly known as L. M. Montgomery, was a Canadian author best known for a series of novels beginning with Anne of Green Gables, published in 1908. Montgomery went on to publish 20 novels as well as 500 short stories and poems.

Links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winston_Churchill
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucy_Maud_Montgomery

Also born on this day:
Rodolphe Monty was a Canadian politician.
Lloyd Ingraham was an American film actor and director.
Luther W. Mott was a United States Representative from New York.
Friedrich Hasenöhrl was an Austrian physicist .
Frank J. LeFevre was a U.S. Representative from New York.

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