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Happy Birthday RInaldoQax!

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August 25th is the day we celebrate

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Who shares this birthday with

* Ivan the Terrible (1530)
* Alan Pinkerton (1819)
* Ludwig II., King of Bavaria (1845)
* Erich Honecker (1912)
* Leonard Bernstein (1918)
* Sean Connery (1930)
* Wayne Shorter (1933)
* Gene Simmons (1949)
* John Savage (1949)
* Tim Burton (1958)

and so many, many more people ...
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Happy Birthday LordDillon!

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August 25th! Time to celebrate once again our venerated GM and RPGG Veteran Emeritus

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Happy Birthday M'Lord Dillon!
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This Week in Geek History August 25 - 31

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August 25
1530 - Russian ruler Ivan the Terrible mb
1819 - Allan Pinkerton, founder of the private detective agency mb
1845 - Bavarian 'Mad' King Ludwig II mb
1913 - Cartoonist Walt Kelly mb
1930 - Actor Sean Connery mb
1949 - KISS guitarist Gene Simmons mb
1951 - Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford mb
1954 - Musician Elvis Costello mb
1958 - Director Tim Burton mb
1991 - Linux's 'birthday' mb
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???? - RInaldoQax

August 26
1743 - French scientist Antoine Lavoisier, the founder of modern chemistry mb
1873 - Lee de Forest, known as the father of radio mb
1883 - Krakatoa erupts, resulting in at least 36,417 deaths (including tsunamis) mb
1910 - Nobel Peace Prize winner Mother Teresa mb
1952 - Puzzle Maestro Will Shortz mb
1964 - RPG Designer Richard Pett
1980 - Actor Chris Pine mb

August 27
1877 - English auto maker Charles Rolls mb
1890 - Surrealist photographer Man Ray mb
1896 - In the world's shortest recorded war, Britain defeats Zanibar in 38 minutes mb
1899 - Horatio Hornblower author C.S. Forester mb
1908 - Lyndon Baines Johnson, 36th president of the United States mb
1912 - Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan of the Apes is published mb
1952 - Actor Paul Reubens mb
1953 - Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson mb
1955 - Guinness Book of World Records first published mb
1957 - RPG Designer Jeff Grubb
1979 - American actor Aaron Paul mb
1990 - Stevie Ray Vaughn dies in helicopter crash at 35 (he should have a mb! Paging mb) mbmb

August 28
1749 - German poet, novelist and dramatist Johann von Goethe mb
1916 - American author Jack Vance (I) mb
1917 - Marvel & DC cartoonist Jack Kirby mbmbmbmbmb
1963 - Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his "I have a dream" speech mb
1965 - Canadian country/pop singer Shania Twain mb
1969 - American comedian Jack Black mb

August 29
1632 - English philosopher John Locke mb
1811 - Henry Bergh, founder of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals mb
1915 - Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman (died on her birthday in 1982 at 67) mb
1920 - American jazz great Charlie "Bird" Parker mb
1938 - American actor Elliott Gould mb
1958 - King of Pop Michael Jackson mb
???? - Cpiz


August 30
__70 - Temple of Jerusalem burns mb
1146 - European leaders outlaw the crossbow, intending to end war for all time mb
1797 - Author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley mb
1835 - Melbourne, Australia founded mb
1893 - Louisiana Gov. Huey Long mb
1943 - American cartoonist/satirist Robert Crumb mb
1972 - American actress Cameron Diaz mb
1979 - US President Jimmy Carter attacked by a rabbit on a canoe trip in Georgia mb

August 31
__12 - 3rd Roman emperor Caligula mb
_161 - Roman emperor Commodus mb(bad day for emperors)
1870 - Italian educator Maria Montessori mb
1888 - Jack the Ripper's first victim found in London's East End mb
1945 - Irish singer/songwriter Van Morrison mb
1997 - Diana, Princess of Wales dies at 36 in a car crash in Paris mb


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Happy Birthday ErniePaul!

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August 20th! ERNIE! ERNIE! ERNIE!

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Have an Amazing Birthday!!
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This Week in Geek History August 18 - 24

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August 18
1774 - American explorer Meriwether Lewis mb

August 19
1871 - Aviation pioneer Orville Wright mb
1883 - French fashion designer Coco Chanel mb
1902 - Poet Ogden Nash mb
1921 - Star Trek creator Gene Rodenberry mb
1939 - Drummer Ginger Baker [I can't believe there's STILL not a Cream fan microbadge, we'll use Eric] mb
1946 - Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States mb

August 20
1833 - Benjamin Harrison, 23rd president of the United States mb
1890 - Horror writer H.P. Lovecraft mb
1940 - Churchill says of the RAF "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few" mb
1942 - Singer/songwriter and actor Isaac Hayes mb
1948 - Singer/songwriter/Led Zep frontman Robert Plant mb
1968 - 200,000 Warsaw Pact Soviet led troops invade Czechoslovakia in response to 'Prague Spring' mb mb
???? - ErniePaul

August 21
1872 - Illustrator Aubrey Beardsley mb
1904 - Jazz great William "Count" Basie mb
1936 - Basketball center Wilt Chamberlain mb

August 22
1485 - Battle of Bosworth Field, Henry Tudor defeats the last Plantagenet, King Richard III, effectively ending the War of the Roses mb
1849 - World's first air raid: Austria launches pilotless balloons against Venice, Italy mb
1862 - French composer Claude Debussy mb
1920 - Science fiction writer Ray Bradbury mb

August 23
1305 - William Wallace executed by the English mb
1883 - Gen. Jonathan Wainwright (Hero of Bataan)
1946 - The Who's drummer and general wild-man Keith Moon mb

August 24
__79 - Mt. Vesuvius erupts, destroying Pompeii & Herculaneum, killing 15,000 mb
1759 - William Wilberforce, leader for abolition of slavery in England mbmb
1880 - Joshua Lionel Cowen, inventor of the electric toy train mb
1897 - Country music publisher Fred Rose mb
1899 - Argentine author Jorge Luis Borges mb
1934 - English actor Kenny Baker mb
1951 - American author Orson Scott Card mb
1957 - English comedian Stephen Fry mb

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Happy Birthday to Barad_the_Dwarf & GovMiller!

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August 13th is a double celebration!

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Happy Birthday Jan & Eric!
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This Week in Geek History August 11 - 17

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August 11
3114B - Mayan Calendar begins mb
1833 - Author Robert Ingersoll mb
1921 - Author Alex Haley (Roots)
1950 - Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak mb mb
1953 - Wrestler Hulk Hogan mb
1965 - Watts riots begin in Los Angeles (6 days) mb
2014 - Robin Williams dies mb

August 12
_30B - Cleopatra commits suicide by asp mb
1859 - Educator and poet Katherine Lee Bates (America the Beautiful)
1887 - Austrian physicist Erwin Schrodinger mb
1981 - IBM introduces its first Personal Computer mbmb
1990 - "Sue" (T-Rex) discovered mb
2000 - Kursk lost at sea mb

August 13
1860 - Sharpshooter Annie Oakley mb
1895 - Actor Bert Lahr mb
1899 - Film director Alfred Hitchcock mb
1961 - Construction of the Berlin wall begins mb
2009 - Pathfinder Roleplaying Game (1st Edition) released mb
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August 14
1863 - Writer Ernest Thayer mb (Casey at the Bat)
1945 - VJ Day, Japan unconditionally surrenders, ending WWII mb
1945 - Comedian/actor/banjo-player Steve Martin mb
1950 - Cartoonist Gary Larson mb

August 15
1057 - Malcolm Canmore kills King Macbeth of Scotland (Lumphanan) mb
1769 - Napoleon Bonaparte mb
1859 - Longtime Chicago White Sox owner Charles Comiskey mb
1888 - British soldier and writer T.E. Lawrence mb
1969 - Woodstock begins (4 days)mbmbmbmbmbmbmbmb
1979 - Apocalypse Now premieres mb

August 16
1845 - French physicist Gabriel Lippman (Inventor of color photography)
1958 - Pop singer Madonna mb
1977 - Death of Elvis Presley mb
2018 - Death of Aretha Franklin mb

August 17
1786 - Frontiersman Davy Crockett mb
1945 - Actor Robert DeNiro (Taxi Driver, Cape Fear) mb

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Happy Birthday Michael Lavoie!

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August 10th!

Time once again to wish a very happy birthday to

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Happy Birthday Michael!
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Happy Birthday Silvashado!

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Another August 9th, another

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Happy Birthday Sarah!!

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This Week in Geek History August 4 - 10

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August 4
1693 - Traditional date ascribed to Dom Perignon's invention of Champagne mb
1901 - Jazz Great Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong mb

August 5
1906 - Director John Huston mb mb
1930 - Astronaut Neil Armstrong mb
1948 - Larry Elmore mb
1962 - Marilyn Monroe found dead mb
1964 - Rapper MCA (Adam Yauch) mb

August 6
1809 - English poet Alfred Lord Tennyson mb
1881 - Alexander Fleming, inventor of penicillin mb
1911 - Comedienne Lucille Ball mb
1934 - Sci-fi/fantasy author Piers Anthony mb
1945 - Bombing of Hiroshima mb
1996 - George RR Martin's A Game of Thrones published mb mb
2019 - BGG/RPGG/VGG site re-branding mb Old Look

August 7
1782 - George Washington creates the Purple Heart mb mb
1958 - "Best Pipes in Metal" Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson mb
1960 - Actor David Duchovny mb

August 8
1937 - Actor Dustin Hoffman mb
1961 - Guitarist Edge (David Evans) mb
1974 - President Nixon announces he will resign (Watergate scandal) mb
1978 - Garfield's canine pal Odie mb

August 9
1828 - Author Leo Tolstoy mb
1945 - "Fat Man" dropped on Nagasaki, Japan mb
1965 - Singapore leaves Malaysia mb
1968 - Actress Gillian Anderson mb
1969 - Sharon Tate, along with 5 others murdered by the "Manson Family" mb
???? - SilvaShado

August 10
__70 - Traditional date given to Roman General Titus' destruction of Herod's Temple as he sacks Jerusalem mb
1874 - Herbert Hoover, 31st president of the United States mb
1899 - Actor Jack Haley mb
1949 - TSR artist/cartographer Dave LaForce mb
???? - Michael Lavoie
2000 - Player's Handbook (D&D 3e) released mb

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