This Week's Birthdays - Week of September 3

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This Week's Birthdays - Week of September 3

Monday, Sep 3 2012 by kjfitz
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
September 4, 1596 – Constantijn Huygens, Dutch poet and composer (d. 1687)

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

Colonel Sanders