This Week's Birthdays - Week of January 9

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This Week's Birthdays - Week of January 9

Monday, Jan 9 2012 by kjfitz
January 9, 1870 – Joseph B Strauss, American civil engineer (d. 1938)

Joseph Baermann Strass - Chief engineer of the Golden Gate Bridge
January 10, 1968 - Joseph Lyle Menendez, convicted (along with his brother) in a highly publicized trial for the shotgun murders in 1989 of their parents, Jose and Kitty Menendez, residents of Beverly Hills, California.

Menendez Murder House
January 11, 1815 - Sir John Alexander Macdonald, GCB, KCMG, PC, PC (Can), QC, the first Prime Minister of Canada.

John A. Macdonald statue
January 12, 1874 - Carl Graham Fisher, an American entrepreneur and one of the best known and active promoters of the Florida land boom of the 1920s.

Carl G. Fisher Monument
January 13, 1970 - Marco Pantani, an Italian road racing cyclist.

Marco Pantani memorial
January 14, 1804 - Sir Hugh Owen, a significant Welsh educator.

Sir Hugh Owen (14 January 1804 – 20 November 1881)
January 15, 1957 - Jef Aérosol, a French stencil graffiti artist.

Graffiti by Jef Aérosol