Today in History
1981 U.S. submarine George Washington rams Japanese freighter Nisso Maru
1970 Paul McCartney announces official split of Beatles
1967 1st Boeing 737 rolls out
1963 Winston Churchill becomes 1st honorary U.S. citizen, posthumously
1912 Titanic leaves Queenstown, Ireland for New York
All Events on April 9
How is that possible when WSC died 24 January 1965?
Any reference to posthumous should have directed at President Kennedy, who had been assassinated after the Executive Proclamation, which meant that the honor, which was accepted on behalf of WSC by his grandson (and namesake), was accepted from President Johnson, rather than JFK. 1963 is the correct year of the Presidential Proclamation that made WSC a US citizen. (WSC was too ill to journey to the US.)
I tried to figure out a way to contact brainymedia to correct this - but there doesn't seem to be a way.
I'm just adding this to my litany of transgressions by internet sources of information.
US Capitol...Brainy Media...Who's next?