Which non-royal, non-political British citizen has appeared on postage stamps twice, has had a British Rail locomotive named after them, has appeared on bank notes and has two US towns named after them?
#98803. Asked by Twodeez. (Aug 23 08 7:56 AM)
NOTE: This answer was posted BEFORE the question was changed to reflect someone who was non-political and/or non-royal.|
Postage stamps: US 5cents, Nicaragua 7cents
Rail locomotives: TCDD 45151 Class steam locomotives, nicknamed "Churchills"
Additionally, these other are named for him (see OBJECTS on link):
Churchill tank, a British WWII tank named after Sir Winston Churchill
USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG-81), a US Navy destroyer
Winston Churchill, a Danish ferry operated by DFDS.
A type of champagne made by Pol Roger, named after Sir Winston Churchill
A type of cigar, named after Sir Winston Churchill
A type of milkshake dessert popular in Puntarenas, Costa Rica, called Churchill where the second 'h' is silent
Bank notes: British American Banknote Company http://webhome.idirect.com/~mjp/articles/babn.html
US towns (there are actually more than 2):
Churchill County, Nevada
Churchill Township, Michigan
Churchill Downs racetrack
(see United States on link)
Here's the correct answer.|
The British Royal Mail has twice issued postage stamps commemorating Burns: in 1966 two stamps, priced fourpence and 1 shilling and threepence, both carrying Burns's portrait, were issued; in 1996 an issue commemorating the bicentenary of his death comprised four stamps, priced 19 pence, 25 pence, 41 pence and 60 pence, and included quotes from Burns's poems.
Robert Burns is pictured on the £5 banknote (since 1971) of the Clydesdale Bank, one of the Scottish banks with the right to issue banknotes. On the reverse of the note there is a vignette of a field mouse and a wild rose which refers to Burns's poem "Ode to a mouse". In September 2007, the Bank of Scotland redesigned their banknotes and Robert Burn's statue is now portrayed on the reverse side of new £5.
A BR standard class 7 steam locomotive was named after him, along with a later electric locomotive, 87035.
Towns named after Robert Burns include Burns, New York and Burns, Oregon.
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