This Week's Birthdays - Week of September 3

Blog Blog

Monday, Sep 3 2012 by

September 3, 1929 – James Joseph “Whitey” Bulger, Jr., a former crime boss who led the Winter Hill Gang based in Somerville, Massachusetts in the United States.

Whitey Bulger's Hide-Out (StreetView)
Whitey Bulger's Hide-Out

September 4, 1596 – Constantijn Huygens, Dutch poet and composer (d. 1687)

Hofwijck, Huygens museum (Google Maps)
Hofwijck, Huygens museum

September 5, 1846 – Jasper Newton “Jack” Daniel – an American distiller and the founder of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey distillery.

Jack Daniel statue (StreetView)
Jack Daniel statue

September 6, 1757 – Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette, often known as simply Lafayette, was a French aristocrat and military officer born in Chavaniac, in the province of Auvergne in south central France. Lafayette was a general in the American Revolutionary War and a leader of the Garde nationale during the French Revolution.

Marquis de La Fayette statue (StreetView)
Marquis de La Fayette statue

September 7, 1818 – Vicente Martinez Ybor, a Spanish American industrialist and cigar manufacturer, best known for founding the cigar-manufacturing town of Ybor City near Tampa, Florida in 1886.

Vicente Martinez-Ybor statue (StreetView)
Vicente Martinez-Ybor statue

September 8, 1841 – Antonín Leopold Dvořák, a Czech composer of late Romantic music, who employed the idioms of the folk music of Moravia and his native Bohemia.

Statue of Antonin Dvorak (StreetView)
Statue of Antonin Dvorak

September 9, 1890 – Harland David “Colonel” Sanders, an American restaurateur who founded the Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) fast food chain.

Colonel Sanders (StreetView)
Colonel Sanders