This is the birthday of two notable men: Senator Rand Paul (born 1963); and Bent Faurschou-Hviid, known as The Flame (born 1921, died October 18, 1944). The red-haired Danish resistance fighter fought the occupying Germans with the Holger Danske Group during World War II. His exploits were dramatized in the movie Flame and Citron.
Rand Paul describes himself as a Constitutional conservative and supporter of the Tea party movement. He advocates for a balanced budget amendment, term limits, and privacy reform. Rand Paul has been serving as the junior senator from Kentucky since 2011.
Bent Faurschou Hviid
Bent Faurschou Hvidd was a member of the Danish resistance group Holger Danske during World War II. According to several of his colleagues, “The Germans hated him and sought after him more than any other resistance fighter. The bounty placed on his head by the Germans was the highest that they offered for any resistance fighter. He is credited with 22 executions. Bent committed sucide via cyanide capsule. The Germans surrounded the house he was staying in and no escape was possible.