This Week's Birthdays - Week of April 30

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Monday, Apr 30 2012 by

April 30, 1839 – Floriano Vieira de Araújo Peixoto was a Brazilian soldier and politician, a veteran of the War of the Triple Alliance, and the second President of Brazil.

Marechal Floriano statue (StreetView)
Marechal Floriano statue

May 1, 1769 – Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, KG, GCB, GCH, PC, FRS was an Irish-born British soldier and statesman, and one of the leading military and political figures of the 19th century.

Duke of Wellington statue (StreetView)
Duke of Wellington statue

May 2, 1882 – James Francis Byrnes was an American statesman from the state of South Carolina.

James F. Byrnes statue (StreetView)
James F. Byrnes statue

May 3, 1903 – Bing Crosby, American singer and actor (d. 1977)

Bing Crosby's Hollywood Walk of Fame Star (StreetView)
Bing Crosby's Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

May 4, 1928 – Hosni Mubarak, former President of Egypt.

Hosni Mubarak's house (site) (Google Maps)
Hosni Mubarak's house (site)

May 5, 1818 – Karl Heinrich Marx was a German philosopher, economist, sociologist, historian, journalist, and revolutionary socialist.

Statue of Karl Marx (StreetView)
Statue of Karl Marx

May 6, 1574 – Pope Innocent X, born Giovanni Battista Pamphilj (or Pamphili), was Pope from 1644 to 1655.

Pope Innocent X (StreetView)
Pope Innocent X