Angela Dorothea Merkel is a German politician and a former research scientist who has been the leader of the Christian Democratic Union since 2000 and the Chancellor of Germany since 2005. She is the first woman to hold either office. July 17, 1954 (age 60), Hamburg, Germany.
CANCER III NOTABLE Henry David Thoreau was an American author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, and historian. July 12, 1817, Concord, MA.