This Week's Birthdays - Week of December 26

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December 26, 1837 – George Dewey, U. S. admiral (d. 1917)

Submarine Becuna & Cruiser Olympia (Birds Eye)
Submarine Becuna & Cruiser Olympia

December 27, 1822 – Louis Pasteur, French scientist (d. 1895)

Institut Pasteur (Google Maps)
Institut Pasteur

December 28, 1954 – Denzel Hayes Washington, an American actor, screenwriter, director and film producer.

Denzel Washington (StreetView)
Denzel Washington

December 29, 1809 – Albert Pike was an attorney, Confederate officer, writer, and Freemason. Pike is the only Confederate military officer or figure to be honored with an outdoor statue in Washington, D.C.

Albert Pike statue (StreetView)
Albert Pike statue

December 30, 1984 – LeBron Raymone James, born December 30, 1984 is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

LeBron James (StreetView)
LeBron James

December 31, 1869 – Henri Matisse was a French artist, known for his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship.

Statue of Henri Matisse (StreetView)
Statue of Henri Matisse

January 1, 1863 – Pierre de Frédy, Baron de Coubertin was a French educationalist and historian, founder of the International Olympic Committee, and is considered the father of the modern Olympic Games.

Pierre de Coubertin statue (StreetView)
Pierre de Coubertin statue