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Monday, Jul 16 2012 by kjfitz
July 16, 1194, Saint Clare of Assisi, born Chiara Offreduccio was an Italian saint and one of the first followers of Saint Francis of Assisi.

Statue of St. Clare
July 17, 1763 - John Jacob Astor, born Johann Jakob Astor, was a German-American business magnate and investor who was the first prominent member of the Astor family and the first multi-millionaire in the United States.

John Jacob Astor birthplace memorial
July 18, 1886 - General Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr. was a American lieutenant general during World War II.

Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr. Memorial
July 19, 1879 - John Purroy Mitchel, the mayor of New York from 1914 to 1917.

John Purroy Mitchel (July 19, 1879 - July 6, 1918)
July 20, 1964 - Chris Cornell, an American rock musician best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for Soundgarden and as the former lead vocalist for Audioslave.

Chris Cornell
July 21, 1895 - Ken Maynard, an American motion picture stuntman and actor.

Ken Maynard's Hollywood star
July 22, 1713 - Jacques-Gabriel Soufflot , a French architect in the international circle that introduced Neoclassicism. His most famous work is the Panthéon, Paris.

Pantheon of Paris