This Week's Birthdays - Week of July 23

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This Week's Birthdays - Week of July 23

Tuesday, Jul 24 2012 by kjfitz
July 23, 1989 - Daniel Jacob Radcliffe is an English actor who rose to prominence playing the titular character in the Harry Potter film series.

Daniel Radcliffe
July 24, 1725 - John Henry Newton, an English Anglican clergyman and former slave-ship captain. He was the author of many hymns, including "Amazing Grace".

The Vicarage in Olney - Where John H. Newton wrote Amazing Grace
July 25, 1750 – Henry Knox, American general (d. 1806)

Fort Knox, U.S. Bullion Depository
July 26, 1875 – Carl Jung, Swiss psychiatrist (d. 1961)

Carl Jung's Bollingen Tower
July 27, 1920 - Private Joe P. Martinez born in Taos, New Mexico, was a United States Army soldier who posthumously received the Medal of Honor - the United States' highest military decoration - for his actions on the Aleutian Islands during World War II.

Joe P. Martinez statue
July 28, 1958 - Terry Fox, a Canadian humanitarian, athlete, and cancer research activist. In 1980, with one leg having been amputated, he embarked on a cross-Canada run to raise money and awareness for cancer research.

Terry Fox (July 28, 1958 – June 28, 1981) statue
July 29, 1846 - Dona Isabel, nicknamed "the Redemptress", was the heiress presumptive to the throne of the Empire of Brazil, bearing the title of Princess Imperial.

Princess Isabel statue