This Week's Birthdays - Week of December 31

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December 31, 1880 – George Catlett Marshall, Jr., was an American military leader, Chief of Staff of the Army, Secretary of State, and the third Secretary of Defense.

George C. Marshall (StreetView)
George C. Marshall

January 1, 1989 – Edita Vilkeviciute is a Lithuanian model.

Edita Vilkevičiūtė (StreetView)
Edita Vilkevičiūtė

January 2, 1904 – James Melton, a popular singer in the 1920s and early 1930s, later began a career as an operatic singer when tenor voices went out of style in popular music around 1932-35.

James Melton (recording) (StreetView)
James Melton (recording)

January 3, 1888 – Herman Davis was a United States Infantry Private Company I, 113th Infantry Regiment, 29th division during World War I who achieved distinction by killing four German machine gunners, using a standard-issue 1903 Springfield with open sights, near Verdun during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive.

Herman Davis statue (StreetView)
Herman Davis statue

January 4, 1643 – Sir Isaac Newton, Experimental Philosopher (d. 1727)

Isaac Newton Statue by Eduardo Paolozzi (StreetView)
Isaac Newton Statue by Eduardo Paolozzi

January 5, 1964 – Miguel Ángel Jiménez Rodríguez is a Spanish professional golfer. He has won 18 times on the European Tour.

Miguel Ángel Jiménez (StreetView)
Miguel Ángel Jiménez

January 6, 1878 – Carl Sandburg was an American writer and editor, best known for his poetry.

Carl Sandburg (StreetView)
Carl Sandburg