This Week's Birthdays - Week of May 23

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This Week's Birthdays - Week of May 23

Monday, May 23 2011 by kjfitz
May 23, 1729 – Giuseppe Parini, Italian writer (d. 1799)

Giuseppe Parini monument
May 24, 1686 – Gabriel Fahrenheit, German inventor and thermometer maker (d. 1736)

Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit's home (former)
May 25, 1803 – Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist and philosopher (d. 1882)

Ralph Waldo Emerson's House (Former)
May 26, 1907 – John Wayne, American actor (d. 1979)

Birthplace of John Wayne
May 27, 1837 – Wild Bill Hickok, American gunfighter (d. 1876)

Wild Bill Hickok Gravesite
May 28, 1818 – P.G.T. Beauregard, American Confederate general (d. 1893)

P. G. T. Beauregard monument
May 29, 1736 – Patrick Henry, American patriot, 1st & 6th Governor of Virginia (d. 1799)

"Scotchtown" home of Partick Henry