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This Week in Geek History June 28 - July 4

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June 28
1491 - English King Henry VIII mb
1703 - English clergyman John Wesley, founder of Methodism mb
1712 - French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau mb

June 29
1901 - Actor-singer Nelson Eddy mb
1919 - Actor Slim Pickens mb
1944 - Actor Gary Busey mb

June 30
1896 - Film director Howard Hawks (Rio Bravo, Rio Lobo, El Dorado)
1917 - Actress Susan Hayward (The Conqueror)
1917 - Drummer Buddy Rich mb
1943 - Singer Florence Ballard of The Supremes mb

July 1
1867 - Canadian Dominion Day
1936 - Actor Jamie Farr mb
1942 - Actress Karen Black mb
1952 - Canadian Actor-comedian Dan Aykroyd mb
1967 - Canadian Actress Pamela Anderson Lee mb
1977 - Actress Liv Tyler mb

July 2
1903 - King Olav V of Norway mb
1961 - Writer Ernest Hemingway took his own life. mb

July 3
1906 - Actor George Sanders (Too many movies to name)

July 4
1776 - American Independence Day
1804 - Author Nathaniel Hawthorne mb
1847 - Circus operator James Bailey ( Barnum & Bailey Circus)


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The next Free RPG Day is just around the corner. On Saturday, June 20th, 2015, participating retailers will have an interesting range of goodies ready for their customers.

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This Week In Geek History May 31 - June 6

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May 31
1819 - Poet Walt Whitman mb
1930 - Actor Clint Eastwood mb

June 1
1637 - Jacques Marquette, Jesuit priest and French explorer of the Mississippi mb
1801 - Mormon leader Brigham Young mb
1926 - Actress Marilyn Monroe mb
1926 - Actor Andy Griffith mb
1947 - Rock musician Ron Wood of The Rolling Stones mb

June 2
1857 - English composer Sir Edward Elgar, who wrote "Pomp and Circumstance" mb
1904 - Olympic swimmer and "Tarzan" movie star Johnny Weissmuller mb
1930 - Astronaut Charles Conrad of Apollo XII mb

June 3
1808 - Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy during the Civil War mb

June 4
1953 - Actor Parker Stevenson mb
1971 - Actor Noah Wylie mb

June 5
1723 - Economist Adam Smith mb
1882 - Composer Igor Stravinsky mb
1956 - Saxophonist Kenny G mb

June 6
1875 - German novelist Thomas Mann mb
1935 - The dalai lama, exiled leader of Tibet's Buddhists mb
1944 - D-Day mb
1956 - Tennis player Bjorn Borg mb
1973 - Patrick Rothfuss
2005 - David C. Sutherland, III passes.
2008 - Player's Handbook (D&D 4e) published.


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This Week in Geek History May 17 - May 23

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May 17
1749 - English physician Edward Jenner mb
1860 - Schuyler Wheeler, inventor of the electric fan mb
1955 - Actor Bill Paxton mb
1965 - Musician Trent Reznor mb
1972 - Soccer player Mia Hamm mb

May 18
1883 - German architect Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus mb
1897 - Film director Frank Capra mb
1946 - Baseball player Reggie Jackson mb

May 19
1945 - British rock guitarist Peter Townshend mb
1952 - Rock-star Grace Jones mb

May 20
1908 - Actor James Stewart mb

May 21
1688 - English poet and satirist Alexander Pope mb
1917 - Actor Raymond Burr mb

May 22
1813 - German composer Richard Wagner mb
1859 - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle mb

May 23
1824 - Gen. Ambrose Burnside, who was a U.S. senator and for whom sideburns were named mb
1961 - Comedian Drew Carey mb

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This Week in Geek History May 10 - May 16

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May 10
1886 - Swiss theologian Karl Barth mb
1899 - Actor/dancer Fred Astaire mb
1902 - Movie producer David O. Selznick (King Kong, Gone with the Wind)
1960 - Singer Bono (Paul Hewson) of U2 mb
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May 11
1904 - Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dali mb

May 12
1907 - Actress Katherine Hepburn mb
1925 - Baseball Hall of Fame member Yogi Berra mb
1938 - Comedian George Carlin mb

May 13
1975 - Brandon Hodge
1882 - French cubist painter Georges Braque mb
1914 - Heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis mb
1926 - Actress Beatrice Arthur mb
1937 - Roger Zelazny
1950 - Singer Stevie Wonder, born Steveland Hardaway mb
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May 14
1686 - Prussian physicist Gabriel Fahrenheit, who introduced the mercury thermometer mb
1925 - Opera singer Patrice Munsel mb
1944 - Film producer-director George Lucas mb

May 15
1856 - Author L. Frank Baum ("The Wizard of Oz") mb
1918 - Country singer Eddy Arnold mb
1961 - Jeff Dee

May 16
1867 - William Seward mb
1952 - Actor Pierce Brosnan mb
1971 - David Boreanaz mb
1973 - Actress Tori Spelling mb


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This Week in Geek History May 3 - May 9

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May 3
1469 - Italian political philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli mb
1933 - "The Godfather of Soul" James Brown mb
1950 - Rock musician Peter Gabriel mb

May 4
1929 - Actress Audrey Hepburn mb
1949 - Kim Mohan
1959 - Country singer Randy Travis mb

May 5
1818 - German political theorist Karl Marx mb
1830 - Hat maker John Stetson mb
1942 - Singer Tammy Wynette mb
1963 - Teh Slipperboy mb
???? - fubfubfub

May 6
1740 - John Penn, signer of the Declaration of Independence mb
1856 - Austrian psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud mb
1915 - Actor-director Orson Welles mb
1931 - Baseball great Willy Mays mb
1961 - Actor George Clooney mb
1945 - Musician Bob Seger mb

May 7
1812 - English poet Robert Browning mb
1833 - German composer Johannes Brahms mb
1840 - Russian composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky mb
1909 - Edwin Land, inventor of the Polaroid instant camera mb
1946 - Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann mb
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May 8
1828 - Jean Henri Dunant, Swiss founder of the Red Cross Society mb
1884 - Harry S. Truman, 33rd president of the United States mb
1932 - Boxer Sonny Liston mb

May 9
1949 - Singer-songwriter Billy Joel mb


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This Week in Geek History April 26 - May 2

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April 26
1785 - Naturalist John James Audubon mb
1900 - Inventor Charles Richter, responsible for the Richter Scale of earthquake measurement mb
1933 - Entertainer Carol Burnett mb
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April 27
1791 - Samuel F.B. Morse mb
1822 - Ulysses S. Grant mb
1904 - English poet C. Day Lewis mb

April 28
1758 - James Monroe mb
1948 - Terry Pratchett
1950 - Talk Show Host Jay Leno mb
???? - stargate

April 29
1899 - Band leader and composer Duke Ellington mb
1954 - Comedian Jerry Seinfeld mb

April 30
1777 - German mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss mb
1933 - Willie Nelson mb

May 1
1925 - Mercury astronaut Scott Carpenter mb

May 2
1903 - Child care specialist Dr. Benjamin Spock mb


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This Week in Geek History April 19 - 25

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1721 - Statesman Roger Sherman, a signer of the U.S. Constitution mb
1836 - Music patron Augustus Juilliard mb
1935 - Actor Dudley Moore mb
1946 - Actor Tim Curry (Legend) mbmb
1968 - Actress Ashley Judd mb
2007 - Wizards announces the end of Dragon & Dungeon as print Magazines
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April 20
1808 - French Emperor Napoleon III mb
1893 - Silent film comedian Harold Lloyd mb
1893 - Spanish surrealist painter Joan Miro mb
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April 21
1830 - James Starley mb
1926 - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II mb
1947 - Detroit Rocker Iggy Pop mb
1975 - Erik Mona

April 22
1451 - Spanish Queen Isabella I, who funded the first voyage of Christopher Columbus to the New World mb
1922 - Jazz bass player Charles Mingus mb
1937 - Jack Nicholson mb

April 23
1564 - English playwright William Shakespeare mb
1791 - James Buchanan, 15th president of the United States mb
1891 - Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev mb
1940 - Actor Lee Majors (The Six Million Dollar Man, The Fall Guy)

April 24
1905 - U.S. poet laureate Robert Penn Warren mb
1974 - Actress Alyson Hannigan mb

April 25
1599 - Oliver Cromwell, lord protector of England mb
1874 - Guglielmo Marconi (Inventor of the radio telegraph )
1918 - Singer Ella Fitzgerald mb

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This Week in Geek History April 12 - 18

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April 12
1904 - Opera singer Lily Pons mb
1971 - Nicholas Brendon mb
2015 - sdonohue's laptop gives up the ghost and he has to buy a new one.

April 13
1743 - Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States mb
1951 - Drummer Max Weinberg's birthday mb

April 14
1629 - Dutch physicist Christian Huygens, founder of the wave theory of light mb
1935 - Country singer Loretta Lynn mb
1941 - Former Cincinnati Reds player-manager Pete Rose mb
1977 - Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar mb

April 15
1452 - Italian painter and inventor Leonardo da Vinci mb
1933 - Country singer Roy Clark mb
1933 - Actress Elizabeth Montgomery mb

April 16
1867 - Aviation pioneer Wilbur Wright mb
1889 - Actor-comedian-director Charlie Chaplin mb
1924 - Composer-conductor Henry Mancini mb
1947 - Basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar mb

April 17
1946 - Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzman mb

April 18
1480 - Italian duchess Lucrezia Borgia mb
1953 - Canadian Actor Rick Moranis mb
1963 - TV Host Conan O'Brien mb

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This Week in Geek History April 5 - 11

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April 5
1726 - Benjamin Harrison (Signer of the Declaration of Independence)
1856 - Booker T. Washington (Educator)
1908 - Actress Bette Davis mb
1916 - Actor Gregory Peck mb
1934 - Impressionist Frank Gorshin mb (The Riddler)
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April 6
1874 - Magician Harry Houdini mb
1937 - Country singer Merle Haggard mb
1937 - Actor Billy Dee Williams mb

April 7
1915 - Singer Billie Holiday mb
1928 - Actor James Garner (The Rockford Files)
1939 - Film director Francis Coppola mb
2009 - Dave Arneson passes. mb
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???? - Kattvippa (and her clones -- how else could she play so many games?)

April 8
1960 - Actor John Schneider mb
1966 - Actress Robin Wright mb
1972 - Bassist Paul Gray mb

April 9
1821 - French poet Charles Baudelaire mb ("I love his work")
1926 - Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner mb

April 10
1827 - Lewis Wallace (Author of "Ben Hur" )
1997 - Wizard of the Coast announced purchase of TSR mb

April 11
1932 - Actor Joel Grey mb ("Doc")

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