Who Was Born Today – December 29 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – December 29 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on December 29
1721 Madam Jeanne Poisson de Pompadour, influential mistress of Louis XV, who was later blamed for France’s defeat in the Seven Years’ War.
1800 Charles Goodyear, inventor of vulcanized rubber for tires.
1808 Andrew Johnson, American vice president who succeeded Lincoln after the April 15, 1865, assassination.
1809 William E. Gladstone, British prime minister.
1907 Robert C. Weaver, the first African American to serve on a president’s cabinet. He was Lyndon Baines Johnson‘s secretary of Housing and Urban Development, the first man ever to hold that post.

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