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This Week in Geek History November 28 - December 4

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Vulture City Ghost Town
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"Nobody down here 'cept us dummies"
"Betcha can't throw that donut on my finger"
Microbadge: Golden Camel
In guild RPG Newscasters Guild

November 28
1757 - English poet William Blake Microbadge: William Blake fan
1820 - Philosopher/Economist Friedrich Engles Microbadge: Friedrich Engels
1866 - Architect Henry Bacon, designer of the Lincoln Memorial Microbadge: Presidential Trivia fan
1929 - Berry Gordy Microbadge: Motown Records fan (Motown Records founder)
1931 - Author/Illustrator Tomi Ungerer Microbadge: Enjoys Children's Books
1931 - Author/Illustrator Ed Young Microbadge: Enjoys Children's Books
1962 - Comedian/Commentator Jon Stewart Microbadge: Jon Stewart fan
1987 - Actress Karen Gillan Microbadge: Amelia Pond. Like a name in a fairytale.

November 29
1787 - Louis XVI's Edict of Tolerance Microbadge: Religious tolerance
1797 - Composer Gaetano Donizetti Microbadge: Gaetano Donizetti fan
1803 - Christian Doppler (Austrian physicist ) Microbadge: Mach Buster
1832 - Author Louisa May Alcott Microbadge: Enjoys Children's Books
1849 - John Fleming Microbadge: Radio (Inventer of the radio tube-diode)
1898 - Author C.S. Lewis Microbadge: C. S. Lewis fanMicrobadge: Narnia fan
1918 - Author Madeleine L'Engle Microbadge: Madeleine L'Engle fan
1931 - Actor/Director Shintaro Katsu Microbadge: Zatoichi fan

November 30
1667 - Author/Satirist Jonathan Swift Microbadge: 200 yahoo boots f*** yahoo messenger how's want boots
1835 - Novelist Mark Twain Microbadge: Mark Twain fan (Samuel Langhorne Clemens)
1874 - British statesman Sir Winston Churchill Microbadge: "Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never--in nothing, great or small, large or petty--never give in..." -- Winston Churchill
1918 - Actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr. Microbadge: Law Enforcement
1929 - Dick Clark Microbadge: Times Square fan
1952 - Actor Mandy Patinkin Microbadge: Hello.  My name is Inigo Montoya.  You killed my father.  Prepare to die.
1982 - MJ's Thriller released Microbadge: Michael Jackson fan
1985 - Actress Kaley Cuoco Microbadge: Big Bang Theory fan

December 1
1792 - Mathematician Nikolai Lobachevsky Microbadge: Tom Lehrer fan
1935 - Comedian-film maker Woody Allen Microbadge: Woody Allen fan
1940 - Actor Richard Pryor Microbadge: Richard Pryor fan
1955 - Rosa Parks declines to move to the back of the bus Microbadge: Human Rights
1964 - RPG and Fantasy Author Jo Walton Microbadge: Celtic Art fan

December 2
1804 - Napoleon Bonaparte crowned Emperor Microbadge: Napoleonic Wargamer
1853 - French painter Georges Seurat Microbadge: Georges Seurat Fan
1863 - American circus co-founder Charles Ringling Microbadge: Circus Train fan
1906 - German/Hungarian engineer Peter Carl Goldmark (inventor of the LP record)Microbadge: Vinyl collector
1923 - American opera soprano Maria Callas Microbadge: Opera fan
1946 - Author/illustrator David Macaulay Microbadge: Cathedral fan
1950 - Isaac Asimov's I Robot published Microbadge: “Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what’s right.” — Isaac Asimov
1973 - Yugoslav-American tennis pro Monica Seles Microbadge: Tennis player

December 3
1586 - The potato is introduced to England from Colombia by Sir Thomas Herriot Microbadge: This is a potato.
1616 - English mathematician John Wallis, inventor of the Microbadge: Infinity symbol
1755 - Presidential portrait painter Gilbert Stuart Microbadge: Presidential Trivia fan
1838 - American meteorologist Cleveland Abbe Microbadge: Meteorology enthusiast (Inventor of daily weather bulletins)
1857 - Polish author Joseph Conrad Microbadge: Joseph Conrad
1944 - English singer-songwriter/folk musician Ralph McTell Microbadge: Fairport Convention fan
1948 - English rocker/songwriter/Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne Microbadge: Black Sabbath fan
1960 - American actress Daryl Hannah Microbadge: Blade Runner fan
1989 - Presidents Gorbachev and Bush declare the Cold War is over Microbadge: Cold War Games fan
2017 - 1st pizza party in space aboard the Int'l Space Station Microbadge: Cosmic Pizza fan
???? - Spielfreak

December 4
1795 - Scottish historian Thomas Carlyle Microbadge: Historian
1840 - Sioux Chief Crazy Horse Microbadge: "What you see with your eyes shut is what counts." —  Lame Deer, LakotaMicrobadge: Native American Art fanMicrobadge: "The life of an Indian is like the wings of the air." —  Black Elk, Oglala Sioux
1861 - American singer/actress Lillian Russell Microbadge: Gilbert & Sullivan fan - I am the very model of a modern Major General
1927 - Duke Ellington and his orchestra begin their 4 year stint as 'house band' at the Cotton Club in Harlem Microbadge: Duke Ellington fan
1949 - American actor Jeff Bridges Microbadge: Jeff Bridges fan
1964 - American actress Marisa Tomei Microbadge: I love Brooklyn
1980 - 2 months after John Bonham's death, Led Zeppelin disbands Microbadge: Led Zeppelin fan

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This Week in Geek History November 21 - 27

Stymie says, "No Fidgets"
United States
Vulture City Ghost Town
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"Nobody down here 'cept us dummies"
"Betcha can't throw that donut on my finger"
Microbadge: Golden Camel
In guild RPG Newscasters Guild

November 21
164B - Judas Macccabeus recaptures Jerusalem (commemorated as Hanukkah) Microbadge: Hanukkah
1620 - The Pilgrims sign the Mayflower Compact at Cape Cod Microbadge: Thanksgiving Turkey - gobble, gobble
1694 - French author/philosopher Francois Voltaire Microbadge: Voltaire
1898 - Belgian artist René Magritte Microbadge: René Magritte fan - Le fils de l'homme
1904 - American jazz legend Coleman Hawkins Microbadge: I play the saxophone
1920 - Baseball Hall of Famer Stan Musial Microbadge: Stan Musial fan
1945 - American actress Goldie Hawn Microbadge: US Army Private
1965 - Icelandic singer Björk Microbadge: Björk fan
1976 - Rocky premieres (Best Picture 1977) Microbadge: Rocky fan
???? - Tenpence

November 22
1910 - Revolta da Chibata Revolt of the Lash Microbadge: I love Brazil!
1921 - American comedian Rodney Dangerfield Microbadge: I get no respect!
1940 - Actor/Director/Artist Terry Gilliam Microbadge:  Terry Gilliam fan
1950 - Musician Tina Weymouth Microbadge: Talking Heads fan
1955 - RCA makes its best investment ever: Elvis Presley's contract for $35,000 Microbadge: Elvis Presley fan
1958 - American actress Jamie Lee Curtis Microbadge: Halloween fan
1963 - Assassination of US President John F. Kennedy Microbadge: 1960: The Making of the President fan
1967 - American actor Mark Ruffalo Microbadge: Hulk fan
1968 - Network TV's 1st interracial kiss (Kirk & Uhura) Microbadge: "Oh, but they do give us something, Mr. Spock. They give us love." - Lt. Nyota Uhura (in The Trouble with Tribbles) & The Beatles release The White Album Microbadge: The Beatles - The White Album
1984 - Actress Scarlett Johansson Microbadge: Scarlett Johansson fan
1995 - Toy Story premieres, 1st feature-length computer animation movie Microbadge: Toy Story fan

November 23
1804 - Franklin Pierce, 14th president of the United States Microbadge: Presidential Trivia fan
1859 - Outlaw Billy "The Kid" Bonney Microbadge: Western fan
1887 - English actor Boris Karloff Microbadge: Uuuuurrgh!
1888 - American comic actor Harpo Marx Microbadge: Harpo Marx fan
1907 - Producer Run Run Shaw, founder of martial arts film studio Shaw Brothers Microbadge: Shaw Brothers fan
1943 - WWII: Tarawa falls to US forces Microbadge: D-Day at Tarawa fan
1963 - Debut of Dr. Who Microbadge: TARDIS
1979 - Pink Floyd's The Wall released, sells 6M copies in 2 weeks Microbadge: Pink Floyd fan - The Wall
2004 - World of Warcraft released Microbadge: World of Warcraft fan

November 24
1639 - 1st observed transit of Venus by English astronomers, helps establish size of our solar system Microbadge: Venus - home of giant volcanoes, acid rain, permanent bad weather and massive global warming
1784 - Zachary Taylor, 12th president of the United States Microbadge: Presidential Trivia fan
1859 - Darwin publishes The Origin of Species Microbadge: Evolution of a Geek
1868 - American ragtime composer Scott Joplin Microbadge: Piano fan
1942 - Scottish comedian/actor Billy Connolly Microbadge: Billy Connolly fan - Never trust a man, who when left alone with a tea cosey... Doesn't try it on
1983 - Terry Pratchett's Colour of Magic published (Discworld #1) Microbadge: Terry Pratchett fan
???? - Papiklfish

November 25
1844 - Pioneer German automobile designer Karl Benz Microbadge: Karl Benz - inventor of the gasoline-powered automobile
1920 - Actor Ricardo Montalban Microbadge: KHAAAAAAANNNN!!!!!

November 26
1789 - Washington proclaims National Thanksgiving Day Microbadge: Thanksgiving lover
1876 - Air conditioning engineer Willis Carrier Microbadge: Carrier fan
1919 - SF author Frederik Pohl Microbadge: Frederik Pohl fan
1922 - Cartoonist Charles Schulz Microbadge: Peanuts fan

November 27
1701 - Anders Celsius (Swedish astronomer and inventor of the centigrade thermometer )
1907 - SF and Fantasy author L. Sprague de Camp Microbadge: L. Sprague de Camp fan
1928 - SF/Fantasy Artist Josh Kirby (many Discworld covers) Microbadge: Discworld: Ankh-Morpork fan
1940 - Martial Artist Bruce Lee Microbadge: Bruce Lee fan
1942 - Rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix Microbadge: Jimi Hendrix fan
1955 - Educator/Television host Bill Nye the Science Guy Microbadge: Bill Nye the Science Guy fan
1957 - Game designer/author Michael Stackpole Microbadge: ColecoVision fan
1978 - George Moscone and Harvey Milk assassinated Microbadge: I love San Francisco
???? - Volfield

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This Week in Geek History November 14 - 20

Stymie says, "No Fidgets"
United States
Vulture City Ghost Town
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"Nobody down here 'cept us dummies"
"Betcha can't throw that donut on my finger"
Microbadge: Golden Camel
In guild RPG Newscasters Guild

November 14
1840 - French impressionist painter Claude Monet Microbadge: Monet fan
1851 - Melville's Moby Dick published Microbadge: Moby Dick fan
1883 - Stevenson's Treasure Island published Microbadge: Treasure Island fan
1900 - American composer Aaron Copland Microbadge: Aaron Copland fan
1907 - Swedish author Astrid Lindgren Microbadge: Astrid Lindgren fanMicrobadge: Pippi Longstocking fan
1908 - Einstein presents his quantum theory of light Microbadge: Einstein: His Amazing Life and Incomparable Science fan!
1908 - Sen. Joseph "Red Scare" McCarthy, D-Wis. Microbadge: Cold War Games fan
2006 - Casino Royale (21st Bond film and 1st with Daniel Craig) premieres Microbadge: My favourite Bond is Daniel Craig

November 15
1738 - British astronomer Sir William Herschel Microbadge: Uranus - coldest planetary atmosphere in the solar system (Discoverer of the planet Uranus)
1887 - American artist Georgia O'Keeffe Microbadge: Georgia O'Keeffe fan
1986 - Beastie Boys release Licensed to Ill, 1st #1 Rap album on Billboard Chart Microbadge: Beastie Boys fan

November 16
1873 - American composer W.C. Handy Microbadge: Blues fan (Father of the Blues )
1907 - American actor Burgess Meredith Microbadge: Penguin fanMicrobadge: Rocky fan
2012 - Call of Duty: Black Ops II grosses $500 million in 24 hours (biggest entertainment launch of all time) Microbadge: Call of Duty: Black Ops fan
2017 - Da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi" sells for $450.3 million, world record price for any artwork Microbadge: Leonardo da Vinci fan

November 17
1869 - Suez canal opens, linking Mediterranean & Red Seas Microbadge: Suez Safari - I've traversed the Suez Canal
1928 - The "Fighting Irish" football team of Notre Dame suffers first home loss since 1905 (23 years) Microbadge: University of Notre Dame
1942 - American director Martin Scorsese Microbadge: Martin Scorsese fan
1944 - American actor Danny Devito Microbadge: Penguin fan & Canadian Writer/Producer Lorne Michaels Microbadge: Saturday Night Live fan
1970 - First computer mouse patent inssued to Douglas Engelbart Microbadge: I mouseover people's avatars looking for overtext
???? - Praxus

November 18
1923 - Astronaut Alan Shepard, first American in space Microbadge: NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) fan
1928 - Mickey Mouse first appears in 'Steamboat Willie' Microbadge: Disney fan
1962 - Kirk Hammett, Metallica lead guitarist/songwriter Microbadge: Metallica fan
1978 - Jonestown, Guyana massacre/mass suicide under cultist Jim Jones Microbadge: I drank the Kool-Aid
1992 - The Death of Superman Microbadge: Superman fan

November 19
1600 - King Charles I of England Microbadge: Unhappy King Charles! fan
1620 - The Mayflower reaches Cape Cod Microbadge: Massachusetts
1805 - Lewis & Clark reach the Pacific Ocean overland Microbadge: Lewis & Clark fan
1831 - 20th US President James Garfield Microbadge: Presidential Trivia fan
1863 - President Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg address Microbadge: Lincoln's War fan
1875 - American explorer Hiram Bingham Microbadge: Machu Picchu (Re-discoverer of the Incan city of Machu Picchu)
1888 - Cuban chess grand master José Capablanca Microbadge: Chess player - I'm a Chess King
1911 - First Italy-New York wireless transmission Microbadge: Ham radio licensee - extra class
1961 - American actress Meg Ryan Microbadge: Romantic movies fan
1962 - American actress/director Jodie Foster Microbadge: Silence Of The Lambs fan
1980 - GW1: Legion of Gold is published Microbadge: Gamma World RPG fan

November 20
_284 - Diocletian proclaimed Roman emperor by the legions Microbadge: Roman Empire buff
1884 - Norman Thomas Microbadge: Presidential Trivia fan (Six times the Socialist Party candidate for U.S. president)
1886 - Austrian zoologist Karl von Frisch Microbadge: Beekeeper
1889 - American astronomer Edwin Hubble Microbadge: Hubble Space Telescope - eye on the Universe
1900 - American cartoonist, Dick Tracy creator Chester Gould Microbadge: Dick Tracy fan
1925 - New York Senator/politician Robert F. "Bobby" Kennedy
1936 - American author Don DeLillo Microbadge: Don Delillo fan
1945 - Nuremberg trial opens Microbadge: Jewish
1946 - Rocker Duane Allman of the Allman Brothers Microbadge: The Allman Brothers Band fan
1947 - American rocker/Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh Microbadge: Eagles fanMicrobadge: Eagles fan
1959 - American actress Sean Young Microbadge: Blade Runner fan
1984 - McDonald's makes its 50 Billionth hamburger Microbadge: McDonald's addict

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This Week in Geek History November 7 - 13

Stymie says, "No Fidgets"
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Vulture City Ghost Town
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"Nobody down here 'cept us dummies"
"Betcha can't throw that donut on my finger"
Microbadge: Golden Camel
In guild RPG Newscasters Guild

November 7
1800 - It becomes illegal for women in Paris to wear trousers without a Police permit (annulled 2013) Microbadge: I don't wear pants while on BGG
1867 - Polish-French scientist Marie Curie, discoverer of radium Microbadge: Maria Sklodowska-Curie
1872 - Cargo ship Mary Celeste sails from Staten Island for Genoa; mysteriously found abandoned four weeks later Microbadge: Mystery fan
1913 - French author Albert Camus Microbadge: Albert Camus
1917 - Red October - Lenin & the Bolsheviks overthrow Provisional Government (November in Gregorian calendar) Microbadge: The Hunt for Red October fan
1943 - Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell Microbadge: Folk Music fan

November 8
1847 - Author of Dracula, Bram Stoker Microbadge: Dracula fan
1922 - South African Dr. Christiaan Barnard (Heart transplant pioneer ) Microbadge: I have a heart for boardgames and boardgamers worldwide

November 9
1857 - The Atlantic Monthly 1st published Microbadge: The Atlantic reader
1914 - Austrian-born actress (and inventor) Hedy Lamarr Microbadge: ENTP: Inventor
1934 - Astronomer Carl Sagan Microbadge: Carl Sagan
1951 - American muscleman-actor Lou Ferrigno Microbadge: Hulk fan
???? - Panzer-Attack

November 10
1483 - Martin Luther, founder of Protestantism Microbadge: Martin Luther
1889 - English actor Claude Rains Microbadge: I'm shocked, shocked to find that gaming is going on in here!
1928 - Italian composer Ennio Morricone Microbadge: Ennio Morricone fan
1932 - American actor Roy Scheider Microbadge: Jaws fan
1960 - English author Neil Gaiman Microbadge: Neil Gaiman fan
1969 - Sesame Street premieres on PBS Microbadge: Cookie Monster fan
1989 - Germans begin demolishing the Berlin Wall Microbadge: Age of Steam: The Berlin Wall fan

November 11
1675 - German mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz demonstrates integral calculus for the 1st time to find the area under the graph of y=f(x) function Microbadge: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
1821 - Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky Microbadge: Fyodor Dostoyevsky fan
1885 - US General George Patton Microbadge: Patton fan
1918 - Armistice Day when "The war to end all wars" ends Microbadge: WW1 Wargamer (became Veterans Day in the US in 1954) Microbadge: Veterans Day - Honoring all who served
1922 - American author Kurt Vonnegut Microbadge: Kurt Vonnegut fan
1925 - Comedian/Actor Jonathan Winters Microbadge: Jonathan Winters fan
1954 - JRR Tolkien's The Two Towers published Microbadge: The Lord of the Ring's Online fan - Helm's Deep
1961 - Joseph Heller's Catch 22 published Microbadge: That's some catch, that Catch-22.

November 12
1859 - Jules Leotard performs 1st Flying Trapeze circus act (Paris), he also designed garment that bears his name Microbadge: Monty Python's Flying Circus fan
1929 - American actress Grace Kelly who became Princess Grace of Monaco Microbadge: Grace Kelly fan
1942 - Naval battle of Guadalcanal begins Microbadge: US Navy
1944 - American sportscaster Al Michaels Microbadge: I believe in miracles
1945 - Canadian singer/songwriter Neil Young Microbadge: Neil Young fan
1974 - A salmon is found in the River Thames, England (1st since 1833) Microbadge: Ecology fan - Everything is connected!
2010 - RPGG's first Question of the Day (QOTD) was asked Microbadge: RPG Geek - Question Of The Day participantMicrobadge: RPG Geek - Question Of The Day Vol 2 participantMicrobadge: RPG Geek - Question Of The Day Vol 3 participantMicrobadge: RPG Geek - Question Of The Day Anniversary (You can subscribe to the current ones here)

November 13
1789 - Ben Franklin writes “Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Microbadge: Benjamin Franklin
1850 - Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson Microbadge: Robert Louis Stevenson fan
1955 - American comedienne/actress Whoopi Goldberg Microbadge: Whoopi Goldberg fan
1995 - Goldeneye premieres (17th Bond film & 1st with Pierce Brosnan) Microbadge: Goldeneye 007 fanMicrobadge: My favourite Bond is Pierce Brosnan
???? - Bxrrr

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This Week in Geek History October 31 - November 6

Stymie says, "No Fidgets"
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Vulture City Ghost Town
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"Nobody down here 'cept us dummies"
"Betcha can't throw that donut on my finger"
Microbadge: Golden Camel
October 31
Happy Halloween! Microbadge: Geist - An Interactive Geek Horror
1517 - Martin Luther nails his 95 Theses to the Wittenberg Castle Church door, beginning the Protestant Reformation Microbadge: Nailed it!
1795 - English romantic poet John Keats Microbadge: "'Beauty is truth, truth beauty,' – that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know." -- John Keats
1846 - Stuck, the ill-fated Donner Party constructs a winter camp in the Sierra Nevada mountains Microbadge: Cannibal Corpse fan
1892 - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' published Microbadge: Sherlock Holmes fan
1930 - Astronaut Michael Collins Microbadge: NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) fan
1931 - TV news anchorman Dan Rather Microbadge: I watch CBS
1936 - Actor/Producer/Director Michael Landon Microbadge: Prairie landscape fanMicrobadge: Bohnanza fan
1950 - Canadian actor/comedian John Candy Microbadge: "SCTV is on the air!"
1961 - New Zealand director Peter Jackson Microbadge: Peter Jackson fan
2011 - World population reaches 7 Billion Microbadge: Earth Reborn fan

November 1
1348 - The Black Death reaches London Microbadge: Black Death fan
1604 - Shakespeare's Othello premieres Microbadge: Othello fan
1611 - Shakespeare's The Tempest premieres Microbadge: Tempest fan
1834 - 1st published reference to Poker (as a Mississippi river boat game) Microbadge: I play with poker chipsMicrobadge: I play with poker chipsMicrobadge: I play with poker chips
1922 - End of the Ottoman Empire/beginning of the Republic of Turkey Microbadge: Ottoman Sunset fan
1926 - American actress Betsy Palmer Microbadge: Friday 13th fan
1935 - South African golfer Gary Player Microbadge: Golf player
1957 - Country singer Lyle Lovett Microbadge: Lyle Lovett fan
1962 - Singer/songwriter & Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis Microbadge: I've seen the missing sock fairy!
???? - NadGamGee

November 2
1431 - Wallachian Prince Vlad the Impaler (or Vlad Dracula) born in Transylvania Microbadge: Pints of Blood fan Microbadge: down
1734 - US Frontiersman Daniel Boone Microbadge: Kentucky
1755 - Marie Antoinette, queen of France Microbadge: Cake fan
1795 - US President James Polk Microbadge: Presidential Trivia fan
1865 - US President Warren G. Harding Microbadge: Presidential Trivia fan
1913 - American actor Burt Lancaster Microbadge: Lancaster fan

November 3 (A day clearly reserved for Cosmic Bad-Asses)
1922 - American actor Charles Bronson Microbadge: Charles Bronson fan
1992 - Rage Against the Machine release their 1st (eponymous) album Microbadge: Rage Against The Machine fan
???? - HiveGod

November 4
1650 - British King William III, known as William of Orange Microbadge: I play with orange!
1862 - Richard Gatling patents the Gatling machine gun Microbadge: gatlingEngine player
1916 - American reporter Walter Cronkite Microbadge: I watch CBS
1918 - American actor Art Carney (The Honeymooners) Microbadge: From Earth to the Moon fan
1922 - British Archeologist Howard Carter discovers King Tutankhamun's tomb in Egypt Microbadge: Egyptian Art fanMicrobadge: People stand in line to see the boy king
1979 - US Embassy in Tehran is seized, 90 hostages taken; beginning the 444-day Iranian Hostage crisis Microbadge: Muslim
2008 - Barack Obama, 1st African-American elected as US President Microbadge: Presidential Trivia fan

November 5
1605 - Guy Fawkes attempts to blow up James I & Parliament (Guy Fawkes Day ) Microbadge: V for Vendetta fan - Beneath this mask is an idea.....and ideas are bulletproof
1885 - American author Wil Durant Microbadge: Historian
1911 - American actor/Singer Roy Rogers Microbadge: Toy Story fan - Cowboy Woody
1913 - English actress Vivien Leigh Microbadge: Tara, Seat of Kings fan
1935 - Destined to haunt many BGGer's childhoods with oppression and tawdry despair, Parker Brothers releases Monopoly Microbadge: Monopoly fan
1941 - American singer/songwriter Art Garfunkel Microbadge: Simon & Garfunkel fan
1949 - American actor Armin Shimerman Microbadge: Star Trek fan
1965 - Dutch actress Famke Janssen Microbadge: Goldeneye 007 fanMicrobadge: X-Men fan

November 6
1814 - Belgian instrument-maker Adolphe Sax (Inventor of the saxophone) Microbadge: I play the saxophone
1861 - Canadian-American James Naismith, inventor of basketball Microbadge: Basketball fan
1948 - Eagles vocalist Glenn Frey Microbadge: Eagles fanMicrobadge: Eagles fan
???? - Belirahc
???? - Paolo Robino

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This Week in Geek History October 24 - 30

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Vulture City Ghost Town
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"Nobody down here 'cept us dummies"
"Betcha can't throw that donut on my finger"
Microbadge: Golden Camel
In guild RPG Newscasters Guild

October 24
1632 - Pioneering Dutch microscope maker Anton Van Leeuwenhoek Microbadge: Hi-power microscopy fan
1648 - Treaty of Westphalia ends The 30 Year's War; Switzerland independence recognized Microbadge: Thirty Years War: Europe in Agony, 1618-1648 fan
1830 - Attorney Belva Lockwood, the first woman candidate for U.S. president, nominated by the National Equal Rights Party Microbadge: Presidential Trivia fan
1893 - Film producer-director Merian Cooper ("King Kong") Microbadge: King Kong (Hail to the king!)
1901 - Annie Edson Taylor is the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel (on her 63rd birthday) Microbadge: Girl Power!
1947 - American actor Kevin Kline Microbadge: Fresh Fish fan
2008 - "Bloody Friday" ~ Many world stock exchanges experience worst decline in history (many around 10%), one of many events leading to the 'Great Recession' Microbadge: The recession won't stop me buying games!

October 25
1415 - Battle of Agincourt: The longbows of Henry V defeat the larger force (and armoured knights) of the French Microbadge: My character uses a Longbow!
1854 - The infamous 'Charge of the Light Brigade' during the Crimean War* Microbadge: "It's a suicide mission!"
1881 - Spanish artist Pablo Picasso Microbadge: Picasso fan
1888 - American aviator & explorer Richard Byrd Microbadge: I love Poledancing
1912 - Comedienne Minnie Pearl Microbadge: I'm a Hot Deals Junkie!
1978 - John Carpenter's 'Halloween' premieres Microbadge: Halloween fan
1983 - US invades Grenada Microbadge: I love Grenada!

October 26
1492 - Lead (graphite) pencils first used Microbadge: Dixon Ticonderoga is the best pencil in the world!
1881 - Shootout at the OK Corral Microbadge: Revolver: The Wild West Gunfighting Game fanMicrobadge: Wyatt Earp fan
1916 - French President Francois Mitterrand Microbadge: I love France!
1945 - American actress Jaclyn Smith Microbadge: Angel Role-playing Game fanMicrobadge: Charlie bit my fingerMicrobadge: Angel Role-playing Game fan
1946 - TV Host Pat Sajak Microbadge: Wheel of Fortune fan
1947 - Hillary Rodham Clinton, former 1st lady, Senator, Sec of State, Presidential candidate Microbadge: Presidential Trivia fan
1949 - US President Truman increases minimum wage from $0.40 to $0.75 Microbadge: "Money doesn't stink" —Titus Flavius VespasianMicrobadge: I spend all my money on board games
1951 - Funkman Bootsy Collins (Parliament & Funkadelic) Microbadge: Funk fan
1962 - English actor Cary Elwes Microbadge: The Princess Bride fan - "I spent the last few years building up an immunity to iocaine powder"
1984 - 'The Terminator' premieres Microbadge: Terminator fan

October 27
_312 - Roman Emperor Constantine has his famous "Vision of the Cross" Microbadge: Distinguished Flying Cross
1728 - English explorer Captain James Cook Microbadge: Hawaii fan
1811 - Isaac Singer, developer of the first practical home sewing machine Microbadge: Sewing
1858 - Theodore Roosevelt, 26th president of the United States Microbadge: Theodore Roosevelt fan - Bully!
1923 - American artist Roy Lichtenstein Microbadge: Roy Lichtenstein fan
1932 - American author Sylvia Plath Microbadge: Poetry fan
1939 - Monty Pythoner John Cleese Microbadge: Microbadge: Microbadge: Microbadge: Microbadge: Microbadge: Fawlty Towers fan
1982 - IBM's ROM is capable of EGA graphics Microbadge: Commander Keen fanMicrobadge: King's Quest fan

October 28
1793 - Rifle maker Eliphalet Remington Microbadge: Remington fan
1886 - Statue of Liberty dedicated by President Cleveland, celebrated with first 'ticker tape' parade in New York City Microbadge: I love New York
1903 - English novelist Evelyn Waugh Microbadge: Evelyn Waugh fan
1914 - Dr. Jonas Salk, a developer of the polio vaccine Microbadge: Pandemic fan
1926 - Former baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn Microbadge: MLB fan
1929 - First baby born in an airplane, Miami Florida Microbadge: Flying high on Expedite!Microbadge: Pregnant - baby on board
1955 - Microsoft founder Bill Gates Microbadge: Bill Gates
1967 - American actress Julia Roberts Microbadge: Mystic Vale fanMicrobadge: Pizza lover

October 29
539B - Cyrus the Great of Persia marches into Babylon, freeing Jewish captives & allowing them to return home after 70 yearsMicrobadge: Cyrus the Great enthusiast
1929 - "Black Tuesday" Wall Street crash triggers the Great Depression Microbadge: Depressed
1945 - First ballpoint pen offered for sale by Biro Microbadge: Pen & Sword Books fan
1946 - English guitarist Peter Green, founder of Fleetwood Mac Microbadge: Fleetwood Mac fan
1947 - American actor Richard Dreyfuss Microbadge: Jaws fan
1957 - American actor Dan Castellaneta "Doh!" Microbadge: Simpsons fan
1959 - "Asterix" first published in Pilote magazine Microbadge: Asterix fan
1971 - American actress Winona Ryder Microbadge: Stranger Things fan
2015 - China announces the end of their one-child policy after 35 years Microbadge: Still making babies

October 30
1735 - John Adams, second president of the United States Microbadge: John Adams
1885 - Poet Ezra Pound Microbadge: Ezra Pound fan
1938 - Orson Welles radio broadcast of HG Wells' "The War of the Worlds" causes 'mass panic' Microbadge: Jeff Wayne's War Of The Worlds fan
1945 - Actor/Director Henry Winkler (The Fonz) Microbadge: I give thumbs up
1961 - USSR tests 58-megaton H-Bomb, "Tsar Bomba," most powerful nuke ever detonated Microbadge: Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds
2012 - Walt Disney Co. purchases Lucasfilm for $4B Microbadge: Hollywood Blockbuster fan

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This Week in Geek History October 17 - 23

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Vulture City Ghost Town
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"Nobody down here 'cept us dummies"
"Betcha can't throw that donut on my finger"
Microbadge: Golden Camel
In guild RPG Newscasters Guild

October 17
1711 - Jupiter Hammon, America's first published black poet Microbadge: Poetry fan
1814 - A beer flood occurs in London, killing 9 (what a beautiful way to go) Microbadge: At the Tavern enjoying a refreshing mug of beerMicrobadge: Heaven & Ale fan
1902 - Actress Irene Ryan (The Beverly Hillbillies) Microbadge: The "D" is silent, hillbilly.
1938 - American daredevil Evel Knievel Microbadge: My microbadges are hot!Microbadge: My microbadges are hot!Microbadge: My microbadges are hot!Microbadge: Street Motorcycle fan Microbadge: FIREBALL! MAKE YOUR SAVES!
1947 - American actor Michael McKean Microbadge: Spinal Tap fanMicrobadge: Better Call Saul fan
1948 - Canadian-American actress Margot Kidder Microbadge: Superman fan
1972 - American rapper Eminem Microbadge: Eminem fan
1983 - English actress Felicity Jones Microbadge: Star Wars: Rogue One fanMicrobadge: “Orders? When You Know They’re Wrong? You Might As Well Be A Stormtrooper.” — Jyn Erso
2006 - The population of the US reached 300 million Microbadge: Crowded House fan
???? - 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 Microbadge: Cocktail fan
1926 - Rock pioneer Chuck Berry Microbadge: Rock Music fan
1929 - Women are (finally!) considered "Persons" under Canadian law Microbadge: Respect
1951 - Actress Pam Dawber (Mork and Mindy) Microbadge: You crack me up!

October 19
202B - 2nd Punic war ends as Hannibal is defeated by Scipio Africanus at the Battle of Zama Microbadge: Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage fan
1781 - British General Cornwallis surrenders to Washington at Yorktown, ending the US Revolutionary War Microbadge: Battles of the American Revolution series fan
1987 - "Black Monday" ~ Dow Jones falls 22% Microbadge: Stock Trader

October 20
1874 - Composer Charles Ives Microbadge: Charles Ives fan
1882 - Austrian actor Bela Lugosi Microbadge: Bela Lugosi's dead.Microbadge: Dracula fan
1927 - Pop psychologist Joyce Brothers Microbadge: Psychologist
1931 - Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle Microbadge: Baseball fan
1944 - US forces under MacArthur (finally) return to the Philippines Microbadge: Wargamer - WW2
1950 - American rocker Tom Petty Microbadge: Tom Petty fan
1955 - Tolkien's final Lord of the Rings volume Return of the King published Microbadge: Middle-earth CCG fan - Sauron's Eye
1958 - American actor Viggo Mortensen Microbadge: Lord of the Rings fan - Aragorn (Kismet!)
1967 - "Bigfoot" filmed in Northern California (probably was just kuhrusty) Microbadge: I believe in Bigfoot
1977 - Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash, killing 3 members (6 total died) Microbadge: Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd
1979 - American actor John Krasinski Microbadge: The Office fan (US)

October 21
1520 - Ferdinand Magellan's fleet become 1st Europeans to sail into the Pacific Microbadge: Magellan - Proving the World is Round since 1521
1772 - English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge Microbadge: "In Xanadu did Kubla Khan A stately pleasure dome decree"
1805 - British Admiral Horatio Nelson defeats combined French/Spanish fleet in the Battle of Trafalgar (he was shot and killed in the battle) Microbadge: 1805: Sea of Glory fan
1833 - Swedish chemist and industrialist Alfred Nobel, inventor of dynamite and founder of the Nobel Prize Microbadge: Chemist
1917 - Jazz trumpeter John "Dizzy" Gillespie Microbadge: I play the trumpet
1929 - American author Ursula K. Le Guin Microbadge: Ursula K. Le Guin fanMicrobadge: "Truth is a matter of the imagination" - The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. Le GuinMicrobadge: "You cannot buy the revolution. You cannot make the revolution. You can only be the revolution. It is in your spirit, or it is nowhere." - The Dispossessed, Ursula K. Le Guin
1956 - American actress Carrie Fisher Microbadge: Star Wars fan - Princess Leia

October 22
1811 - Hungarian composer Franz Liszt Microbadge: Franz Liszt fan
1903 - American comedian Curly Howard Microbadge: Three Stooges fan
1938 - American actor Christopher Lloyd Microbadge: Taxi Cab DriverMicrobadge: 1.21 Gigawatts! & British actor Derek Jacobi Microbadge: I, Claudius fan
1952 - American actor Jeff Goldblum Microbadge: Jurassic Park fan
1964 - French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre refuses Nobel Prize for Lit Microbadge: Jean-Paul Sartre

October 23
1869 - Pioneering college football coach John Heisman Microbadge: Football fan
1925 - Late night TV staple Johnny Carson Microbadge: Heeeere's JOHNNY!
1940 - Brazilian soccer player Pele Microbadge: Pelé fan
1942 - American author Michael Crichton Microbadge: Michael Crichton fanMicrobadge: Jurassic Park fan
1959 - Weird Al Yankovic Microbadge: Weird Al Yankovic fan

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This Week in Geek History October 10 - 16

Stymie says, "No Fidgets"
United States
Vulture City Ghost Town
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"Nobody down here 'cept us dummies"
"Betcha can't throw that donut on my finger"
Microbadge: Golden Camel
In guild RPG Newscasters Guild

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

October 11
1759 - Clergyman Mason Locke Weems Microbadge: Presidential Trivia fan (Inventor of the story of George Washington and the cherry tree)
1821 - Englishman George Williams, founder of the YMCA Microbadge: YMCA Supporter
1948 - Singer Daryl Hall (Hall and Oates) Microbadge: If it's not on MTV it's not music!
1975 - Saturday Night Live premieres, George Carlin is 1st host Microbadge: Saturday Night Live fan

October 12
539B - Cyrus the Great of Persia conquers Babylon Microbadge: Cyrus the Great enthusiast
1492 - Columbus lands on an island in the Caribbean, thinks he's reached East Asia Microbadge: New World: A Carcassonne Game fan (Columbus/Indigenous Peoples Day)
1872 - English composer Ralph Vaughn Williams Microbadge: Ralph Vaughan Williams fan
1935 - Italian opera singer Luciano Pavarotti Microbadge: Opera fan
1968 - Australian actor Hugh Jackman Microbadge: Wolverine fan

October 13
__54 - Emperor Claudius dies of poison mushrooms, Nero succeeds to the Roman throne Microbadge: Don't eat me!
1909 - American political cartoonist Herbert Block "Herblock" Microbadge: Interested in Politics
1941 - Singer-songwriter Paul Simon Microbadge: Paul Simon fan
1947 - American rocker Sammy Hagar Microbadge: Van Halen fan
1962 - 49ers wide receiver Jerry Rice Microbadge: San Francisco 49ers fan

October 14
1322 - Robert the Bruce defeats King Edward II of England, forcing acceptance of Scotland's independence Microbadge: Hammer of the Scots fan
1644 - William Penn (The English Quaker who founded Pennsylvania ) Microbadge: Pennsylvania
1890 - Dwight D. Eisenhower, WWII General & 34th president of the United States Microbadge: Presidential Trivia fan
1926 - A.A. Milne's 'Winnie the Pooh' published Microbadge: Winnie the Pooh fan
1927 - English actor Roger Moore Microbadge: My favourite Bond is Roger Moore
1944 - "Desert Fox" Field Marshall Erwin Rommel commits suicide at 52 Microbadge: Rommel in the Desert fan
1947 - Chuck Yeager makes 1st supersonic flight in Bell XS-1 Microbadge: Mach Buster
1958 - Early MTV staple Thomas Dolby Microbadge: Science (magazine) fanMicrobadge: Exclamation
1964 - Martin Luther King Jr. awarded the Nobel Peace Prize Microbadge: Martin Luther King, Jr. AND Brezhnev replaces Khrushchev as CCCP General Secretary Microbadge: Twilight Struggle fan
1982 - US President Ronald Reagan declares "War on Drugs" Microbadge: The War On Drugs fan
???? - Ugavine

October 15
1581 - 1st ballet staged in Paris, commissioned by Catherine De Medici Microbadge: Ballet fan
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 Microbadge: Roman Empire buff
1844 - German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche Microbadge: Nietzsche
1881 - English writer and humorist P.G. Wodehouse Microbadge: P. G. Wodehouse fan
1917 - Dutch exotic dancer Mata Hari is executed in France by firing squad for spying for Germany during WWI Microbadge: RPG: Crime (Spy / Espionage) genre fan
1920 - American author Mario Puzo Microbadge: Don Vito Corleone
1924 - Former Chrysler Corp. Chairman Lee Iacocca Microbadge: Chrysler fan
1924 - American actor Mark Lenard (Spock's loving Vulcan father) Microbadge: Live long and prosper!
1951 - I Love Lucy premieres on CBS Microbadge: Lucille Ball fan

October 16
1758 - American lexicographer Noah Webster Microbadge: Everything I need to know, I can learn on Urban Dictionary!
1793 - Marie Antoinette beheaded at 37 during French Revolution Microbadge: There Will Be CakeMicrobadge: Portal fan - The cake is a lie
1854 - English author and dramatist Oscar Wilde Microbadge: Oscar Wilde fan
1859 - Abolitionist John Brown leads raid on federal arsenal at Harper's Ferry Microbadge: Slavery Still Exists. END IT.
1886 - 1st Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion Microbadge: Jewish
1925 - English actress Angela Lansbury Microbadge: Murder Mystery fan
1927 - German author Günter Grass Microbadge: Drum fan
1946 - 10 convicted Nazi war criminals are hanged at Nuremberg Microbadge: Hang in there
1950 - C.S. Lewis' 'The Lion the Witch & the Wardrobe' published Microbadge: C. S. Lewis fan
1962 - Cuban Missile Crisis begins when JFK shown photos confirming Soviet missiles in Cuba Microbadge: 13 Minutes: The Cuban Missile Crisis fan!
1962 - Red Hot Chili Pepper's bassist Flea Microbadge: Red Hot Chili Peppers fan

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This Week in Geek History October 3 - 9

Stymie says, "No Fidgets"
United States
Vulture City Ghost Town
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"Nobody down here 'cept us dummies"
"Betcha can't throw that donut on my finger"
Microbadge: Golden Camel
October 3
1283 - Prince of Gwynedd, Wales become the 1st person executed by being hung, drawn and quartered Microbadge: Hang in thereMicrobadge: I wish I could draw!Microbadge: Third Quarter
1909 - American political cartoonist Herblock (Herbert Block) Microbadge: Thumbs up for 4 fingers--I love cartoons!
1925 - American Novelist/screenwriter Gore Vidal Microbadge: Writer
1941 - American musician Chubby Checker Microbadge: Twister fan
1949 - Fleetwood Mac's guitarist Lindsey Buckingham Microbadge: Fleetwood Mac fan
1954 - American guitarist/bluesman Stevie Ray Vaughn Microbadge: Stevie Ray Vaughan fan
1995 - OJ Simpson found not guilty of murder Microbadge: Geist - Leather GlovesMicrobadge: Geist - Bloody Knife
???? - jvgamer

October 4
1822 - Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th president of the United States Microbadge: Presidential Trivia fan
1895 - Pioneer movie comedian Buster Keaton Microbadge: Buster Keaton fan
1923 - American actor Charlton Heston Microbadge: Let my meeple go.Microbadge: "It's a mad house! A MAD HOUSE!"Microbadge: Soylent Green is meeple!
1946 - American actress Susan Sarandon (Bull Durham, Dead Man Walking, Speed Racer) Microbadge: I watch the OscarsMicrobadge: Rocky Horror Picture Show fan
1949 - American actor Armand Assante Microbadge: Judge Dredd fan
1957 - Sputnik, world's 1st artifical satellite launched by the USSR Microbadge: Sputnik - first manmade object in space
1970 - American rocker/singer-songwriter Janis Joplin dies of an overdose at 27 Microbadge: Janis Joplin fan
???? - downeymb

October 5
1703 - American preacher/theologian Jonathan Edwards Microbadge: Divinity: Original Sin fan
1713 - French philosopher Denis Diderot Microbadge: Philosophy enthusiast
1830 - Chester A. Arthur, 21st president of the United States Microbadge: Presidential Trivia fan
1882 - Rocket pioneer Robert Goddard Microbadge: Rocket Engineer
1962 - The Beatles release their first record "Love Me Do" Microbadge: The Beatles fan
1962 - Dr. No, the first James Bond movie premieres Microbadge: James Bond fanMicrobadge: My favourite Bond is Sean Connery
1965 - NHL Superstars Mario Lemieux Microbadge: Pittsburgh Penguins fan & Patrick Roy Microbadge: Montreal Canadiens fan
1969 - Monty Python's Flying Circus debuts on the BBC Microbadge: Monty Python's Flying Circus fan
1975 - English actress Kate Winslet Microbadge: Kate Winslet fan

October 6
1820 - Singer Jenny Lind (The Swedish Nightingale) Microbadge: Opera fan
1927 - First 'talkie' film, The Jazz Singer premieres Microbadge: Soundtrack collector
1960 - Kubrick's 'Spartacus' premieres - "I'm Spartacus!" Microbadge: Spartacus fan
???? - Chad Bowser

October 7
1870 - Grand Ole Opry star Uncle Dave Macon Microbadge: Country fan
1951 - American rocker John Cougar Mellencamp Microbadge: John Mellencamp fan
1952 - Russian overlord Vladimir Putin Microbadge: I speak Russian
1959 - The Dark Side of the Moon seen for the 1st time (via USSR's Luna 3) Microbadge: Pink Floyd fan

October 8
1897 - Great Fire of Chicago kills 200 and destroys 4 sq miles of buildings Microbadge: Chicago Fire fan
1943 - Comic actor/talk show host Chevy Chase Microbadge: Hallelujah!  Holy s---!  Where's the Tylenol?
1948 - American guitarist Johnny Ramone of The Ramones Microbadge: Ramones fan
1949 - American actress Sigourney Weaver Microbadge: Alien fan Microbadge: Who ya gonna call?
???? - Guyfumble

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

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This Week in Geek History September 26 - October 2

Stymie says, "No Fidgets"
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Vulture City Ghost Town
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"Nobody down here 'cept us dummies"
"Betcha can't throw that donut on my finger"
Microbadge: Golden Camel
In guild RPG Newscasters Guild

September 26
1181 - St. Francis of Assisi Microbadge: Franciscan University of Steubenville
1774 - John Chapman frontier nurseryman (Johnny Appleseed) Microbadge: Apple Cider drinker
1876 - C B "Buck" Llewellyn, cricketer (S Afr lefty all-rounder 1896-1912) Microbadge: Cricket fan
1888 - American Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate T. S. Eliot Microbadge: "Do I dare disturb the universe?" -- T.S. Eliot
1898 - American composer George Gershwin Microbadge: George Gershwin fan
1958 - Punk rocker Darby Crash of The Germs Microbadge: Punk fan
1969 - The Beatles release Abbey Road Microbadge: The Beatles fan
1981 - American tennis star Serena Williams Microbadge: Serena Williams fan
1982 - Knight Rider debuts on NBC Microbadge: Knight Rider fanMicrobadge: Pick me up K.I.T.T.!

September 27
1885 - American magician Harry Blackstone Sr. Microbadge: Master of Magic fan
1905 - Einstein's paper introducing E=mc2 published Microbadge: Albert Einstein
1940 - Much to the world's detriment, the Axis alliance is formed between Nazi Germany, Italy & Japan Microbadge: BLOCKS IN THE EAST fan - I play Axis
1986 - Metallica's bassist Cliff Burton dies in a bus crash at 24 Microbadge: Metallica fan

September 28
551B - Chinese philosopher Confucius Microbadge: Confucius
48BC - Pompey the Great is assassinated by agents of King Ptolemy of Egypt Microbadge: Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus enthusiast
58BC - Livia Drusilla, wife of Augustus, mother of Tiberius Microbadge: I, Claudius fan
1785 - Napoleon graduates 42nd out of 51 from Paris military academy Microbadge: Napoleon's Triumph fan
1901 - Ed Sullivan (The Ed Sullivan Show)
1909 - Al Capp (Li'l Abner)
1925 - Seymour Cray (Cray Computer) Microbadge: Computer Programmer
1976 - Stevie Wonder's Songs in the Key of Life released Microbadge: Stevie Wonder fan
1987 - Star Trek: The Next Generation debuts Microbadge: Because sometimes expressing how dumb some things are in words just doesn't work
2008 - SpaceX launches 1st private spacecraft, Falcon 1, into orbit Microbadge: SpaceX fan
???? - Mabby

September 29
1758 - British admiral & hero of Trafalgar Horatio Nelson Microbadge: Napoleonic Naval Wargamer
1901 - Italian-American physicist Enrico Fermi Microbadge: The Manhattan Project fan
1916 - American oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller becomes world's 1st billionaire Microbadge: I'm Rich - I have at least 999.99 GeekGold
1935 - American signer/songwriter Jerry Lee Lewis Microbadge: FIREBALL! MAKE YOUR SAVES!
1963 - Funk/metal bassist and Primus frontman Les Claypool Microbadge: Les Claypool fanMicrobadge: Primus fan
1996 - The Nintendo 64 system debuts in the US (3 mos after Japan) Microbadge: Nindendo 64 fan - Best controller ever
2008 - Great Recession: Dow Jones falls 778 points following bankruptcy of Lehman Bros & Washington Mutual Microbadge: The recession won't stop me buying games!

September 30
1399 - King Richard II abdicates the English throne
1861 - US industrialist William Wrigley, Jr Microbadge: Gum chewer
1882 - German physicist Hans Geiger (Famous Counter) Microbadge: Radioactive
1917 - Irving Kahn (Inventor of the Teleprompter) Microbadge: Fan of Aaron Sorkin's show The Newsroom
1924 - American author Truman Capote (In Cold Blood) Microbadge: Author
1928 - Romanian author/Auschwitz survivor Elie Wiesel (Night) Microbadge: Jewish
1955 - American actor James Dean dies in a car crash at 24 Microbadge: James Dean fan
???? - MonsterMike
???? - Vaklam

October 1
331B - Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia Microbadge: When Alexander saw the breadth of his domain, he wept for there were no more worlds to conquer
1908 - Henry Ford introduces the Model T ($825) Microbadge: Ford fan
1918 - T.E. "Lawrence of Arabia" captures Damascus Microbadge: Lawrence of Arabia fan
1920 - Actor Walter Matthau Microbadge: The Bad News Bears fan - Chico's Bail Bonds - "Let Freedom Ring"
1924 - Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the United States Microbadge: Presidential Trivia fan
1927 - Tom Bosley, TV's Howard Cunningham (Happy Days)
1935 - English broadway/film star Julie Andrews Microbadge: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
1968 - George Romero's cult favorite "Night of the Living Dead" premieres Microbadge: Night of the Living Dead fan

October 2
1452 - England's King Richard III Microbadge: English History buff
1851 - The pasilalinic-sympathetic compass (built to test the pseudo-scientific hypothesis that snails create a permanent telepathic link when they mate) is demonstrated but proves to be a fake (darn) Microbadge: Snail lover
1869 - Mohandas Gandhi, known as Mahatma Gandhi Microbadge: Mahatma Gandhi
1890 - Comedian Groucho Marx "I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception." Microbadge: Marx Brothers fan - Groucho
1951 - Sting Microbadge: Sting fan Microbadge: The Police fan
1959 - The Twilight Zone premieres on CBS Microbadge: Twilight Zone fan

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