Winston Churchill's 1929 North American Tour


Y/M/D Description Place
1929/00/00 Bernard Baruch gives Churchill a list of possible hosts for his North American Tour: William Randolph Hearst in Los Angeles, Paul Mellon in Pittsburgh and Samuel McClure in Chicago. Churchill himself adds Charles Schwab, chairman of Bethlehem Steel.
1929/08/00 Early in August, Winston Churchill and his entourage board The Empress of Australia, a Canadian Pacific ship. The owners had offered a free Atlantic passage and a private railway carriage across Canada in return for four speeches along the route.
1929/08/14 Mackenzie King host Winston Churchill at the Moorside on the Mackenzie King Estate, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
1929/09/02 About 40,000 people welcome Churchill, the former chancellor of the exchequer and holder of a dozen other cabinet positions in Great Britain, to New Westminster to open its exhibition.
1929/09/02 Sir Winston Churchill, his son Randolph and his brother Jack have dinner in the original chalet on Grouse Mountain.
1929/09/03 Hon Nels Lougheed, provincial MLA and an executive of the Abernethy Lougheed Logging company, escorts Churchill on an inspection of British Columbia's lumber industry at Hanley.
1929/09/03 Winston Churchill gives a talk at the Vancouver Theatre on Granville Street.
1929/09/29 Winston Churchill is lavishly entertained in California by William Randolph Hearst. Hearst San Simeon Estate, San Simeon
1929/10/00 Churchill has lunch with Chaplin on the set of City Lights. Churchill also enjoys daytime studio tours and late-night parties with the film world's elite.
1929/10/19 Winston Churchill visits Camp Hoover. Camp Hoover, Shenandoah National Park
1929/10/24 Churchill visits the NY Stock Exchange. At the opening bell, share prices fell by an average of 11 percent. Bankers slowed the panic by authorizing the exchange to bid for large blocks of leading shares. The Dow Jones index closed down 2 percent. New York Stock Exchange, New York City

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Journey: Excursion

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