This Week's Birthdays - Week of November 24

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November 24, 1713 – Junípero Serra was a Spanish Franciscan friar who founded a mission in Baja California and the first nine of 21 Spanish missions in California from San Diego to San Francisco.

Junípero Serra sign (300th anniversary) (StreetView)
Junípero Serra sign (300th anniversary)

November 25, 1963 – Bernard Joseph “Bernie” Kosar, Jr. is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League.

Bernie Kosar jersey (StreetView)
Bernie Kosar jersey

November 26, 1917 – Adele Jergens was an American actress.

Adele Jergens's Hollywood star (StreetView)
Adele Jergens's Hollywood star

November 27, 111 – Antinoüs was a beautiful Bythinian youth and the favorite of the Roman emperor Hadrian.

Antinoüs (StreetView)

November 28, 1940 – Bruce Channel is an American singer, known for his 1962 million selling number one hit, “Hey! Baby”.

Bruce Channel "Hey! Baby" (StreetView)
Bruce Channel "Hey! Baby"

November 29, 1835 – Empress Dowager Cixi was a powerful and charismatic woman who unofficially but effectively controlled the Manchu Qing Dynasty in China for 47 years, from 1861 to her death in 1908.

Tombs of Empress Dowager Cixi (left) and Ci'an (Google Maps)
Tombs of Empress Dowager Cixi (left) and Ci'an

November 30, 1937 – Tom Simpson (30 November 1937–13 July 1967) was a British professional cyclist, one of Britain’s most successful of all-time.

Tom Simpson dies on the Tour de France (June 13, 1965) (StreetView)
Tom Simpson dies on the Tour de France (June 13, 1965)