This Week's Birthdays - Week of July 27

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This Week's Birthdays - Week of July 27

Friday, Jul 31 2015 by kjfitz
July 27, 948 – Peggy Fleming, American figure skater and sportscaster

Peggy Fleming's House
July 28, 1929 - Jacqueline Lee "Jackie" Kennedy Onassis, the wife of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy.

Portrait of Jacqueline Kennedy By Aaron Shikler

July 29, 1883 - Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini, an Italian politician who led the National Fascist Party.

Benito Mussolini
July 30, 1863 – Henry Ford, American engineer and businessman, founded the Ford Motor Company (d. 1947)

Henry Ford Birthplace
July 31, 1826 - William Smith Clark, a professor, Massachusetts State Senator, founder and first functioning president of the Massachusetts Agricultural College (now the University of Massachusetts Amherst)

"Boys, be ambitious!" William S. Clark Statue
August 1, 1920 - Henrietta Lacks, the unwitting source of cells (from her cancerous tumor) which were cultured by George Otto Gey to create an immortal cell line for medical research.

Henrietta Lacks
August 2, 1932 - Lamar Hunt, an American sportsman and promoter of American football, soccer, basketball, tennis and ice hockey in the United States and an inductee into three sports' halls of fame.

Lamar Hunt