Birthdays to Remember This Month

William Strunk, who was born on July 1, 1869, is famous as the author of a guide to English usage, The Elements of Style. It started as a guide for his students, but subsequent editions went on to sell 10 million copies worldwide.

Ralph Hancock, who was born on July 2, 1893, was a garden designer most famous for his work on the roof gardens of Rockefeller Center in New York Some 3,000 tons of earth and 500 tons of bricks were hauled up to the 11th floor to make "The Gardens of the Nations."

Akhtar Hameed Khan, who was born on July 15, 1914, is credited with pioneering microfinance and microcredit initiatives that furthered rural development in the poorest parts of the world.