This Week's Birthdays - Week of December 03

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December 3, 1826 - George Brinton McClellan was a major general during the American Civil War.

Major General George Brinton McClellan statue

December 4, 1969 - Shawn Corey Carter, better known by his stage name Jay-Z, is an American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur and occasional actor.


December 5, 1782 - Martin Van Buren (Dutch: Maarten van Buren) was the eighth President of the United States (1837–1841).

Martin Van Buren

December 6, 1824 - Emmanuel Frémiet was a French sculptor.

'Jeune éléphant pris au piège' by Emmanuel Frémiet

December 7, 1873 - Willa Sibert Cather was an American author who achieved recognition for her novels of frontier life on the Great Plains, in works such as O Pioneers!, My Ántonia, and The Song of the Lark.

Willa Cather

December 8, 1943 - James Douglas "Jim" Morrison was an American singer-songwriter, composer and poet, best remembered as the lead singer and lyricist of the American rock band The Doors.

Jim Morrison

December 9, 1916 - Kirk Douglas is an American stage and film actor, film producer and author.

Kirk Douglas

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