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Historic Birthdays

Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, Infant with a Cage 1750 Marble, height 47 cm Musée
Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, Infant with a Cage 1750 Marble, height 47 cm Musée

Charles XIV John 1/26/1763 – 3/8/1844
French general and later king of Sweden and Norway

Benjamin Franklin Keith 1/26/1846 – 3/26/1914
American impresario

Julia Morgan 1/26/1872 – 2/2/1957
American architect

Casa Grande's North Tower by Julia Morgan
Casa Grande’s North Tower by Julia Morgan

Frank Costello 1/26/1891 – 2/18/1973
American syndicate gangster

Bessie Coleman 1/26/1892 – 4/30/1926
American aviator

Sean MacBride 1/26/1904 – 1/15/1988
Irish statesman and winner of 1974 Nobel Peace Prize

Jimmy Van Heusen 1/26/1913 – 2/7/1990
American songwriter

Nicolae Ceausescu 1/26/1918 – 12/25/1989
Romanian dictator

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