History Tip of the Day – May 2nd

Winston Churchill is born, November 30, 1874

He is the son of the legendary Randolph Churchill, a dynamic British statesman who died in 1895 at the age of forty-five, never having fulfilled his goal of becoming prime minister. Winston was in a self-described political wilderness for much of his career, and was considered out of touch with political reality, thanks to his criticism of Nazi Germany in the 1930s when few British politicians were bothered by the rise of Hitler. Once Churchill became prime minister in 1940, at the height of the Nazi threat, he inspired the British people with fearless radio speeches that offered them hope at a time when they had none.