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  • February 18 - Winston Churchill makes his maiden speech in the British House of Commons. Churchill was known to have a speech impairment. He eventually overcame his disability and became one of the most famous orators in history.


  • May 5 - William Samuel McTell - American blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He was better known as "Blind Willie McTell". McTell was a twelve-string finger picking guitarist, who wrote songs such as "Statesboro Blues" which has been covered The Allman Brothers Band.[1]


  1. Simkins, Turner. "Who Was Blind Willie McTell?" Activities Council of Thomson. Accessed on March 7, 2008.