This Week's Birthdays - Week of November 21

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This Week's Birthdays - Week of November 21

Monday, Nov 21 2011 by kjfitz
November 21, 1694 - François-Marie Arouet, better known by the pen name Voltaire, was a French Enlightenment writer, essayist, deist and philosopher known for his wit, philosophical sport, and defense of civil liberties, including freedom of religion and the right to a fair trial.

Voltaire's château in Ferney-Voltaire
November 22, 1913 - Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten, OM CH was an English composer, conductor, and pianist.

Benjamin Britten Blue Plaque
November 23, 1887 - Boris Karloff, whose real name was William Henry Pratt, was an English-born actor who emigrated to Canada.

Boris Karloff's Birthplace
November 24, 1946 – Ted Bundy, American serial killer (d. 1989)

Chi Omega Murders
November 25, 1846 - Carrie Amelia Moore Nation was a member of the temperance movement, which opposed alcohol in pre- Prohibition America.

Carrie A Nation Home
November 26, 1899 - Bruno Richard Hauptmann was a German carpenter sentenced to death and executed for the abduction and murder of Charles Augustus Lindbergh Jr., the 20-month-old son of famous pilots Charles Lindbergh.

Bruno Hauptmann's former house
November 27, 1971 - Erik Galen Menendez, and his brother are known for their conviction in a highly publicized trial for the shotgun murders in 1989 of their wealthy parents.

Menendez Murder House