This Week's Birthdays - Week of February 11

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February 11, 1963 – Whitney Houston was an American recording artist, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, the Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time.

Whitney Houston (StreetView)
Whitney Houston

February 12, 1809 – Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. He successfully led his country through its greatest constitutional, military and moral crisis – the American Civil War.

Abraham Lincoln by Alexander Gardner (StreetView)
Abraham Lincoln by Alexander Gardner

February 13, 1919 – Ernest Jennings Ford, better known as Tennessee Ernie Ford, was an American recording artist and television host who enjoyed success in the country and Western, pop, and gospel musical genres. Today, he is best remembered for his hit recording of “Sixteen Tons”.

Tennessee Ernie Ford (StreetView)
Tennessee Ernie Ford

February 14, 1824 – Winfield Scott Hancock (February 14, 1824 – February 9, 1886) was a career U.S. Army officer and the Democratic nominee for President of the United States in 1880.

Equestrian statue of Gen. W.S. Hancock (StreetView)
Equestrian statue of Gen. W.S. Hancock

February 15, 1970 – Shepard Fairey is an American contemporary graphic designer and illustrator who emerged from the skateboarding scene.

Graffiti by Shepard Fairey (StreetView)
Graffiti by Shepard Fairey

February 16, 1935 – Salvatore Phillip “Sonny” Bono was an American recording artist, record producer, actor, and politician whose career spanned over three decades.

Sonny and Cher (StreetView)
Sonny and Cher

February 17, 1917 – Thelonious Sphere Monk was an American jazz pianist and composer considered one of the giants of American music.

Thelonious Monk (StreetView)
Thelonious Monk