This Week's Birthdays - Week of August 22

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This Week's Birthdays - Week of August 22

Monday, Aug 22 2011 by kjfitz
August 22, 1811 – William Kelly, American inventor (d. 1888)

Bessemer converter at Kelham Island Museum
August 23, 1754 – King Louis XVI of France (d. 1793)

Location of the guillotine used in Louis XVI's execution
August 24, 1772 – King William I of the Netherlands (d. 1840)

Statue of Willem I of the Netherlands by Pieter Puype
August 25, 1845 – King Ludwig II of Bavaria (d. 1886)

Memorial Cross at the site where the body of Ludwig II was found
August 26, 1873 – Lee DeForest, American inventor (d. 1961)

Historical marker at former lab and factory site of the Federal Telegraph Company
August 27, 1865 – Charles G. Dawes, 30th Vice President of the United States and Nobel Peace Prize laureate (d. 1951)

Charles G. Dawes' home (former)
August 28, 1899 – Andrei Platonov, Russian writer (d. 1951)

Monument to Andrei Platonov