Birthday on July 11th!

Giorgio Armani (born 11 July 1934) is an Italian fashion designer, particularly noted for his menswear. He is known today for his clean, tailored lines. He formed his company, Armani, in 1974, and by 2001 was acclaimed as the most successful designer to come out of Italy, with an annual turnover of $1.691 billion, and a personal fortune of $5 billion.

E.B. White (July 11, 1899) was an American writer. Although named Elwyn Brooks White by his parents, White used his initials in professional writings all his life. On Elwyns’ twelfth birthday his father wrote to him: “You are the object of the affectionate solicitude of your mother and father. Then you have been born a Christian. When you reflect that the great majority of men are born in heathen lands in dense ignorance and superstition it is something to be thankful for that you have the light that giveth life.” He is the author of many great writings including Charlotte’s Web (1952) and Stuart Little (1945).

John Quincy Adams (July 11, 1767 ) was a diplomat, politician, and the sixth President of the United States. John Quincy Adams was the son of the second United States President John Adams, and of his wife Abigail Adams. He is most famous as a diplomat involved in many international negotiations, and for formulating the Monroe Doctrine. As president he proposed a grand program of modernization and educational advancement, but was unable to get it through Congress. Late in life, as a Congressman, he was a leading opponent of the Slave Power, arguing that if a civil war ever broke out the president could abolish slavery by using his war powers, a policy followed by Abraham Lincoln in the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863.

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