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This Week's Birthdays - Week of September 5

Wednesday, Sep 14 2016 by kjfitz
September 5, 1850 - Jasper Newton "Jack" Daniel, an American distiller and the founder of Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey distillery.

Jack Daniel
September 6, 1963 - Angela Chalmers, a retired Canadian track and field athlete who competed in the 1500 m and 3000 m.

Angela Chalmers

September 7, 1936 - Buddy Holly, an American musician and singer-songwriter who was a central figure of mid-1950s rock and roll.

Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story
September 8, 1990 - Matthew "Matt" Barkley a NFL quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals.

Matt Barkley - USC QB (2009-2012)
September 9, 1890 - Harland David "Colonel" Sanders, an American fast food businessman who founded the Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) restaurant chain.

Colonel Sanders
September 10, 1950 - Anthony Joseph "Joe Perry" Pereira, the lead guitarist, backing and occasional lead vocalist, and contributing songwriter for the rock band Aerosmith.

Signed Aerosmith photo
September 11, 1862 – O. Henry, American short story writer (d. 1910)

The 1880's home of O. Henry (William Sydney Porter)

Thomas Edison

Wednesday, Sep 14 2016 by kjfitz
Thomas Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and because of that, he is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.