November 10, 1871

A baby named Winston Churchill was born in St. Louis on this day. He went on to become the era’s best writer of religious literature and also wrote popular spy novels.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.