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This Week's Birthdays - Week of April 25

Saturday, Apr 30 2016 by kjfitz
April 25, 1874 - Guglielmo Marconi, an Italian inventor and electrical engineer, known for his pioneering work on long-distance radio transmission.

Guglielmo Marconi Memorial
April 26, 1564 - William Shakespeare, an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.

Shakespeare by Jordan Tarrant

April 27, 1951 - Paul Daniel "Ace" Frehley, an American musician best known as the former lead guitarist of the rock band Kiss.

April 28, 1941 - Ann-Margret Olsson, a Swedish-American actress, singer and dancer whose professional name is Ann-Margret.

Ann-Margret's House
April 29, 1958 - Michelle Marie Pfeiffer, an American actress.

Michelle Pfeiffer
April 30, 1839 - Floriano Vieira de Araújo Peixoto, a Brazilian soldier and politician, a veteran of the War of the Triple Alliance, and the second President of Brazil.

Marechal Floriano statue
May 1, 1769 - Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, an Irish-born British soldier and statesman, and one of the leading military and political figures of the 19th century.

Duke of Wellington statue