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1520 - Ferdinand Magellan's fleet become 1st Europeans to sail into the Pacific mb
1772 - English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge mb
1805 - British Admiral Horatio Nelson defeats combined French/Spanish fleet in the Battle of Trafalgar (he was shot and killed in the battle) mb
1833 - Swedish chemist and industrialist Alfred Nobel, inventor of dynamite and founder of the Nobel Prize mb
1917 - Jazz trumpeter John "Dizzy" Gillespie mb
1956 - Actress Carrie Fisher mb

October 22
1811 - Hungarian composer Franz Liszt mb
1903 - American comedian Curly Howard mb
1938 - American actor Christopher Lloyd mbmb & British actor Derek Jacobi mb
1952 - American actor Jeff Goldblum mb
1964 - French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre refuses Nobel Prize for Lit mb

October 23
1869 - Pioneering college football coach John Heisman mb
1925 - Late night TV staple Johnny Carson mb
1940 - Brazilian soccer player Pele mb
1942 - American author Michael Crichton mbmb
1959 - Weird Al Yankovic mb
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1632 - Pioneering Dutch microscope maker Anton Van Leeuwenhoek mb
1648 - Treaty of Westphalia ends The 30 Year's War; Switzerland independence recognized mb
1830 - Attorney Belva Lockwood, the first woman candidate for U.S. president, nominated by the National Equal Rights Party mb
1893 - Film producer-director Merian Cooper ("King Kong") mb
1901 - Anna Taylor goes over Niagara Falls in a barrell (1st woman to do so) mb
1947 - American actor Kevin Kline mb
2008 - "Bloody Friday" ~ Many world stock exchanges experience worst decline in history (many around 10%), one of many events leading to the 'Great Recession' mb

October 25
1415 - Battle of Agincourt: The longbows of Henry V defeat the larger force (and armoured knights) of the French mb
1854 - The infamous 'Charge of the Light Brigade' during the Crimean War* mb
1881 - Spanish artist Pablo Picasso mb
1888 - American aviator & explorer Richard Byrd mb
1912 - Comedienne Minnie Pearl mb
1978 - John Carpenter's 'Halloween' premieres mb
1983 - US invades Grenada mb

October 26
1492 - Lead (graphite) pencils first used mb
1881 - Shootout at the OK Corral mbmb
1916 - French President Francois Mitterrand mb
1945 - American actress Jaclyn Smith mbmbmb
1946 - TV Host Pat Sajak mb
1947 - Hillary Rodham Clinton, former 1st lady, Senator, Sec of State, Presidential candidate mb
1949 - US President Truman increases minimum wage from $0.40 to $0.75 mbmb
1951 - Funkman Bootsy Collins (Parliament & Funkadelic) mb
1962 - English actor Cary Elwes mb
1984 - 'The Terminator' premieres mb

October 27
_312 - Roman Emperor Constantine has his famous "Vision of the Cross" mb
1728 - English explorer Captain James Cook mb
1811 - Isaac Singer, developer of the first practical home sewing machine mb
1858 - Theodore Roosevelt, 26th president of the United States mb
1923 - American artist Roy Lichtenstein mb
1932 - American author Sylvia Plath mb
1939 - Monty Pythoner John Cleese mbmbmbmbmbmb
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    October 17!

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    What's New? October 16, 2018: D&D (2e, 5e), Pathfinder, Starfinder, Runequest, 13th Age, Gamma World, Star Trek, Mythras, Numenera, L5R, Middle-earth, DCC, Judge Dredd, Fate, and much more!

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    New releases at your FLGS (sourced by Leisure Games and Impressions)

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    Numenera Discovery and Destiny FREE PREVIEW
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    A Fight They'll Never Forget for Deadlands: Reloaded

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    First Quest for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (2nd Edition)
    Gamma World for Gamma World (1st Edition)

    Wyrd Miniatures
    Penny Dreadful One Shot: The Badlands Invitational for Through the Breach (1st and 2nd Editions)
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    Today is October 14, time to celebrate a 10 year vet!

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    This Week in Geek History October 14 - 20

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    1322 - Robert the Bruce defeats King Edward II of England, forcing acceptance of Scotland's independence mb
    1644 - William Penn (The English Quaker who founded Pennsylvania ) mb
    1890 - Dwight D. Eisenhower, WWII General & 34th president of the United States mb
    1926 - A.A. Milne's 'Winnie the Pooh' published mb
    1927 - English actor Roger Moore mb
    1944 - "Desert Fox" Field Marshall Erwin Rommel commits suicide at 52 mb
    1947 - Chuck Yeager makes 1st supersonic flight in Bell XS-1 mb
    1958 - Early MTV staple Thomas Dolby mbmb
    1964 - Martin Luther King Jr. awarded the Nobel Peace Prize mb AND Brezhnev replaces Khrushchev as CCCP General Secretary mb
    1982 - US President Ronald Reagan declares "War on Drugs" mb
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    1581 - 1st ballet staged in Paris, commissioned by Catherine De Medici mb
    1764 - Edward Gibbon is inspired to write The History of the Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire upon observing a group of friars sing in the ruins of the Temple of Jupiter in Rome* mb
    1844 - German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche mb
    1881 - English writer and humorist P.G. Wodehouse mb
    1917 - Dutch exotic dancer Mata Hari is executed in France by firing squad for spying for Germany during WWI mb
    1920 - American author Mario Puzo mb
    1924 - Former Chrysler Corp. Chairman Lee Iacocca mb
    1924 - American actor Mark Lenard (Spock's loving Vulcan father) mb
    1951 - I Love Lucy premieres on CBS mb

    October 16
    1758 - American lexicographer Noah Webster mb
    1793 - Marie Antoinette beheaded at 37 during French Revolution mbmb
    1854 - English author and dramatist Oscar Wilde mb
    1859 - Abolitionist John Brown leads raid on federal arsenal at Harper's Ferry mb
    1886 - 1st Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion mb
    1927 - German author Günter Grass mb
    1946 - 10 convicted Nazi war criminals are hanged at Nuremberg mb
    1950 - C.S. Lewis' 'The Lion the Witch & the Wardrobe' published mb
    1962 - Cuban Missile Crisis begins when JFK shown photos confirming Soviet missiles in Cuba mb
    1962 - Red Hot Chili Pepper's bassist Flea mb

    October 17
    1711 - Jupiter Hammon, America's first published black poet mb
    1814 - A beer flood occurs in London, killing 9 (what a beautiful way to go) mbmb
    1902 - Actress Irene Ryan (The Beverly Hillbillies) mb
    1938 - American daredevil Evel Knievel mbmbmbmb mb
    1947 - American actor Michael McKean mbmb
    1948 - Canadian-American actress Margot Kidder mb
    1972 - American rapper Eminem mb
    1983 - English actress Felicity Jones mbmb
    2006 - The population of the US reached 300 million mb
    ???? - Razumny

    October 18
    1776 - In a bar decorated with bird tails in Elmsford, New York, a customer requests a glassful of “those cock tails” from bartender Betsy Flanagan mb
    1926 - Rock pioneer Chuck Berry mb
    1929 - Women are considered "Persons" under Canadian law mb
    1951 - Actress Pam Dawber (Mork and Mindy) mb

    October 19
    202B - 2nd Punic war ends as Hannibal is defeated by Scipio Africanus at the Battle of Zama mb
    1781 - British General Cornwallis surrenders to Washington at Yorktown, ending the US Revolutionary War mb
    1987 - "Black Monday" ~ Dow Jones falls 22% mb

    October 20
    1874 - Composer Charles Ives mb
    1882 - Austrian actor Bela Lugosi mbmb
    1927 - Pop psychologist Joyce Brothers mb
    1931 - Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle mb
    1944 - US forces under MacArthur (finally) return to the Philippines mb
    1950 - American rocker Tom Petty mb
    1955 - Tolkien's final Lord of the Rings volume Return of the King published mb
    1958 - American actor Viggo Mortensen mb (Kismet!)
    1967 - "Bigfoot" filmed in Northern California (probably was just kuhrusty) mb
    1977 - Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash, killing 3 members (6 total died) mb
    1979 - American actor John Krasinski mb

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    *Can be a tough slog, but I'm in Volume 3. It's biased and in some areas inaccurate but he's considered the first 'modern' historian due to his focus on original sources. Very well written.

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    On this and every October 8th, we celebrate the arrival to Terra Firma of

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    Happy Birthday, Craig!!
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    This Week in Geek History October 7 - 13

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    1870 - Grand Ole Opry star Uncle Dave Macon mb
    1951 - American rocker John Cougar Mellencamp mb
    1952 - Russian overlord Vladimir Putin mb
    1959 - The Dark Side of the Moon seen for the 1st time (via USSR's Luna 3) mb

    October 8
    1897 - Great Fire of Chicago kills 200 and destroys 4 sq miles of buildings mb
    1943 - Comic actor/talk show host Chevy Chase mb
    1948 - American guitarist Johnny Ramone of The Ramones mb
    1949 - American actress Sigourney Weaver mb mb

    October 9
    1940 - Musician-songwriter & Beatle John Lennon mb
    1944 - John Entwhistle, bassist for The Who mb

    October 10
    1731 - English chemist-physicist Henry Cavendish, discoverer of hydrogen mb
    1813 - Italian Operatic composer Giuseppe Verdi mb
    1917 - American Jazz pianist Thelonious Monk mb
    1954 - Van Halen singer David Lee Roth mb
    1958 - Country singer Tanya Tucker mb

    October 11
    1759 - Clergyman Mason Locke Weems mb (Inventor of the story of George Washington and the cherry tree)
    1821 - Englishman George Williams, founder of the YMCA mb
    1948 - Singer Daryl Hall (Hall and Oates) mb
    1975 - Saturday Night Live premieres, George Carlin is 1st host mb

    October 12
    539B - Cyrus the Great of Persia conquers Babylon mb
    1492 - Columbus lands on an island in the Caribbean, thinks he's reached East Asia mb (Columbus/Indigenous Peoples Day)
    1872 - English composer Ralph Vaughn Williams mb
    1935 - Italian opera singer Luciano Pavarotti mb
    1968 - Australian actor Hugh Jackman mb

    October 13
    __54 - Emperor Claudius dies of poison mushrooms, Nero succeeds to the Roman throne mb
    1909 - American political cartoonist Herbert Block "Herblock" mb
    1941 - Singer-songwriter Paul Simon mb
    1947 - American rocker Sammy Hagar mb
    1962 - 49ers wide receiver Jerry Rice mb

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    October 6! Time to celebrate:

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    You are cordially invited to polish and affix your monocle properly and join us in The Tavern for a celebration of

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    who was born on October 4!

    Happy Birthday!

    We will be serving Cyclopean Blood Wine, Long John Silver Rum arrrh and playing poker with wild one-eyed Jacks.

    Hey! He stole my monocle!
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