This Week's Birthdays - Week of December 26

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This Week's Birthdays - Week of December 26

Monday, Dec 26 2011 by kjfitz
December 26, 1837 – George Dewey, U. S. admiral (d. 1917)

Submarine Becuna & Cruiser Olympia
December 27, 1822 – Louis Pasteur, French scientist (d. 1895)

Institut Pasteur
December 28, 1954 - Denzel Hayes Washington, an American actor, screenwriter, director and film producer.

Denzel Washington
December 29, 1809 - Albert Pike was an attorney, Confederate officer, writer, and Freemason. Pike is the only Confederate military officer or figure to be honored with an outdoor statue in Washington, D.C.

Albert Pike statue
December 30, 1984 - LeBron Raymone James, born December 30, 1984 is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

LeBron James
December 31, 1869 - Henri Matisse was a French artist, known for his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship.

Statue of Henri Matisse
January 1, 1863 - Pierre de Frédy, Baron de Coubertin was a French educationalist and historian, founder of the International Olympic Committee, and is considered the father of the modern Olympic Games.

Pierre de Coubertin statue