This Week's Birthdays - Week of September 17

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This Week's Birthdays - Week of September 17

Monday, Sep 17 2012 by kjfitz
September 17, 1918 - Chaim Herzog, sixth President of Israel (1983–93), following a distinguished career in both the British Army and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

Chaim Herzog Blue Plaque
September 18, 1709 - Samuel Johnson, often referred to as Dr. Johnson, was an English author who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer.

Statue of Dr. Samuel Johnson
September 19, 1839 - George Cadbury, the third son of John Cadbury, a Quaker who founded Cadbury's cocoa and chocolate company.

George Cadbury Blue Plaque
September 20, 1934 - Tony Alamo, an American preacher, singer, entrepreneur, and religious evangelist, arrested on allegations of he transported minors across state lines for sexual purposes, and child pornography.

Tony Alamo's Compound
September 21, 1930 - Robert "Bob" Stokoe, an English footballer and manager who was able, almost uniquely, to transcend the traditional north-east rivalry between the region's footballing giants, Newcastle United and Sunderland.

Bob Stokoe statue
September 22, 1920 - Anders Frederik Emil Victor Schau Lassen VC, MC & Two Bars, a Danish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

Anders Lassen
September 23, 1913 - Carl-Henning Pedersen, a Danish painter and a key member of the COBRA movement. He was known as the "Scandinavian Chagall", and was one of the leading Danish artists of the second half of the 20th century.

'Birk Centerpark' by Carl-Henning Pedersen