April 29: Maurice Strong; Alice Leone Mitchell.

April 29, 1929 - Maurice F. Strong is born in Oak Lake, Manitoba.

An industrialist, environmentalist and diplomat with numerous UN postings dating back to 1972, he is considered to be one of Canada's most influential people on the world stage. (Also see.)

April 29, 1946 - Alice Leone Mitchell dies. She came to Winnipeg in 1912 to open a school for oratory and drama. One of her more celebrated students was Marshall McLuhan. For more on Mitchell.

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