This Week's Birthdays - Week of January 9

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Monday, Jan 9 2012 by

January 9, 1870 – Joseph B Strauss, American civil engineer (d. 1938)

Joseph Baermann Strass - Chief engineer of the Golden Gate Bridge (StreetView)
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 (Birds Eye)
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 (StreetView)
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 (Birds Eye)
Carl G. Fisher Monument

January 13, 1970 – Marco Pantani, an Italian road racing cyclist.

Marco Pantani memorial (StreetView)
Marco Pantani memorial

January 14, 1804 – Sir Hugh Owen, a significant Welsh educator.

Sir Hugh Owen (14 January 1804 – 20 November 1881) (StreetView)
Sir Hugh Owen (14 January 1804 – 20 November 1881)

January 15, 1957 – Jef Aérosol, a French stencil graffiti artist.

Graffiti by Jef Aérosol (StreetView)
Graffiti by Jef Aérosol

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