This Week's Birthdays - Week of November 21

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Monday, Nov 21 2011 by

November 21, 1694 – François-Marie Arouet, better known by the pen name Voltaire, was a French Enlightenment writer, essayist, deist and philosopher known for his wit, philosophical sport, and defense of civil liberties, including freedom of religion and the right to a fair trial.

Voltaire's château in Ferney-Voltaire (Birds Eye)
Voltaire's château in Ferney-Voltaire

November 22, 1913 – Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten, OM CH was an English composer, conductor, and pianist.

Benjamin Britten Blue Plaque (StreetView)
Benjamin Britten Blue Plaque

November 23, 1887 – Boris Karloff, whose real name was William Henry Pratt, was an English-born actor who emigrated to Canada.

Boris Karloff's Birthplace (StreetView)
Boris Karloff's Birthplace

November 24, 1946 – Ted Bundy, American serial killer (d. 1989)

Chi Omega Murders (StreetView)
Chi Omega Murders

November 25, 1846 – Carrie Amelia Moore Nation was a member of the temperance movement, which opposed alcohol in pre- Prohibition America.

Carrie A Nation Home (StreetView)
Carrie A Nation Home

November 26, 1899 – Bruno Richard Hauptmann was a German carpenter sentenced to death and executed for the abduction and murder of Charles Augustus Lindbergh Jr., the 20-month-old son of famous pilots Charles Lindbergh.

Bruno Hauptmann's former house (StreetView)
Bruno Hauptmann's former house

November 27, 1971 – Erik Galen Menendez, and his brother are known for their conviction in a highly publicized trial for the shotgun murders in 1989 of their wealthy parents.

Menendez Murder House (Birds Eye)
Menendez Murder House