This Week's Birthdays - Week of August 13

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This Week's Birthdays - Week of August 13

Monday, Aug 13 2012 by kjfitz
August 13, 1899 - Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE, an English film director and producer.

Alfred Hitchcock
August 14, 1845 - John Summerfield Staples, an American soldier who served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He is notable as the paid "stand-in" for President Abraham Lincoln.

Monument for President Abraham Lincoln's paid "stand-in"
August 15, 1953 - Daniel Vasella Lucius, a PhD doctor, since the foundation in 1996, Chief Executive Officer of Swiss pharmaceutical group Novartis and since 1999 also Chairman of the Board of Directors of Novartis.

Daniel Vasella's House
August 16, 1958 - Madonna (born Madonna Louise Ciccone), an American singer, songwriter, actress, dancer and entrepreneur.

August 17, 1850 - José Francisco de San Martín, known simply as Don José de San Martín, an Argentine general and the prime leader of the southern part of South America's successful struggle for independence from Spain.

Jose de San Martin statue
August 18, 1774 - Meriwether Lewis, an American explorer, soldier, and public administrator, best known for his role as the leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition also known as the Corps of Discovery, with William Clark.

Meriwether Lewis and William Clark statue
August 19, William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton, an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001.

Bill Clinton by Chuck Close