This Week's Birthdays - Week of July 2

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Monday, Jul 2 2012 by

2, 19325 – Medgar Wiley Evers was an African American civil rights activist from Mississippi who was murdered by Byron De La Beckwith.

Medgar Evers Murder (StreetView)
Medgar Evers Murder

July 3, Robert Adam was a Scottish neoclassical architect, interior designer and furniture designer.

Hopetoun House (Google Maps)
Hopetoun House

July 4, 1776 – The United States of America

US Flag (StreetView)
US Flag

July 5, 1801 – David Glasgow Farragut was a flag officer of the United States Navy during the American Civil War.

Farragut Square (Google Maps)
Farragut Square

July 6, 1872 – John Campbell Greenway was an American mining, steel and railroad executive.

John Campbell Greenway statue (StreetView)
John Campbell Greenway statue

July 7, 1893 – Vladimir Vladimirovich Mayakovsky was a Russian and Soviet poet and playwright.

Statue of Vladimir Mayakovsky (StreetView)
Statue of Vladimir Mayakovsky

July 8, 1770 – Mary Ann McCracken was a social reformer. She was born in Belfast, the sister of the Irish rebel Henry Joy McCracken, who was executed in Belfast following his role in the Battle of Antrim in June 1798.

Mary Ann McCracken Blue Plaque (StreetView)
Mary Ann McCracken Blue Plaque