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Fulton,city (1990 pop. 10,033), seat of Callaway co., central Mo., in an agricultural and farm area; inc. 1859. It has printing plants and factories that make food products, textiles, and industrial equipment. Firebricks from nearby clay beds are also produced. During the Civil War the county seceded from the United States and by treaty with the state militia formed the "Kingdom of Callaway." On Mar. 5, 1946, Winston ChurchillChurchill, Sir Winston Leonard Spencer,
1874–1965, British statesman, soldier, and author; son of Lord Randolph Churchill. Early Career
Educated at Harrow and Sandhurst, he became (1894) an officer in the 4th hussars.
..... Click the link for more information. delivered his famous "iron curtain" speech at Westminster College there. The college was also the site of a 1992 speech by former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev on the lifting of the "iron curtain," and a 1996 speech by former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher commemorating the 50th anniversary of Churchill's speech. The college houses the Winston Churchill Memorial and Library, including a reconstruction of a Christopher WrenWren, Sir Christopher,
1632–1723, English architect. A mathematical prodigy, he studied at Oxford. He was professor of astronomy at Gresham College, London, from 1657 to 1661, when he became Savilian professor of astronomy at Oxford.
..... Click the link for more information. church destroyed in the bombing of London. William Woods College and a state school for the deaf are also there.
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Robert. 1765--1815, US engineer: designed the first successful steamboat (1807) and steam warship (1814)
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