This Week’s Birthdays – Week of August 12

August 12, 1876 – Mary Roberts Rinehart was an American writer, often called the American Agatha Christie. She is considered the source of the phrase “The butler did it”, although she did not actually use the phrase.

Mary Roberts Rinehart house (former) (StreetView)
Mary Roberts Rinehart house (former)

August 13, 1926 – Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz is a Cuban communist revolutionary and politician who was Prime Minister of Cuba from 1959 to 1976, and President from 1976 to 2008.

Fidel Castro (StreetView)
Fidel Castro

August 14, 1983 – Milena Markovna Kunis, professionally known as Mila Kunis, is an American actress and voice artist.

Mila Kunis (StreetView)
Mila Kunis

August 15, 1769 – Napoleon Bonaparte was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the latter stages of the French Revolution and its associated wars in Europe.

Napoleon Bonaparte (StreetView)
Napoleon Bonaparte

August 16, 1815 – John Bosco, known as Don Bosco, was an Italian Roman Catholic priest, educator and writer of the 19th century.

John Bosco (StreetView)
John Bosco

August 17, 1943 – Robert De Niro is an American actor, director and producer.

Robert De Niro (StreetView)
Robert De Niro

August 18, 1830 – Franz Joseph I or Francis Joseph I was Emperor of Austria, King of Bohemia, King of Croatia, Apostolic King of Hungary, King of Galicia and Lodomeria and Grand Duke of Cracow.

Franz Joseph I (StreetView)
Franz Joseph I

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