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This Week in Geek History October 20 - 26

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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

October 21
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 - American 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
???? - Amata_Tonks

October 24
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 - Annie Edson Taylor is the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel (on her 63rd birthday) 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

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October 17!

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Happy Birthday Aleksander!


RPG Geek of the Week #37: Aleksander R. Rødner (razumny)
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Happy Birthday Ugavine!

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October 14th! Time to celebrate my favorite Black Country Trandoshan!

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Happy Birthday Simon! Drinks in The Tavern!


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This Week in Geek History October 13 - 19

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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

October 14
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
???? - Ugavine

October 15
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
1925 - English actress Angela Lansbury 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

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It's October 8th! Join me in The Tavern for drinks in celebration of

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October 6! Time to celebrate:

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Happy Birthday Chad!

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This Week in Geek History October 6 - 12

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1820 - Singer Jenny Lind (The Swedish Nightingale) mb
1927 - First 'talkie' film, The Jazz Singer premieres mb
1960 - Kubrick's 'Spartacus' premieres - "I'm Spartacus!" mb
???? - Chad Bowser

October 7
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

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September 30th is one of the 'celebrity birthdays' around here so join me in the Tavern and let's start a brawl in celebration of

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This Week in Geek History September 29 - October 5

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1758 - British admiral & hero of Trafalgar Horatio Nelson mb
1901 - Italian-American physicist Enrico Fermi mb
1916 - American oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller becomes world's 1st billionaire mb
1935 - American signer/songwriter Jerry Lee Lewis mb
1963 - Funk/metal bassist and Primus frontman Les Claypool mbmb
1996 - The Nintendo 64 system debuts in the US (3 mos after Japan) mb
2008 - Great Recession: Dow Jones falls 778 points following bankruptcy of Lehman Bros & Washington Mutual mb

September 30
1399 - King Richard II abdicates the English throne
1861 - US industrialist William Wrigley, Jr mb
1882 - German physicist Hans Geiger (Famous Counter) mb
1917 - Irving Kahn (Inventor of the Teleprompter) mb
1924 - American author Truman Capote (In Cold Blood) mb
1928 - Romanian author/Auschwitz survivor Elie Wiesel (Night) mb
1955 - American actor James Dean dies in a car crash at 24 mb
???? - MonsterMike
???? - Vaklam

October 1
331B - Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia mb
1908 - Henry Ford introduces the Model T ($825) mb
1918 - T.E. "Lawrence of Arabia" captures Damascus mb
1920 - Actor Walter Matthau mb
1924 - Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the United States mb
1927 - Tom Bosley, TV's Howard Cunningham (Happy Days)
1935 - English broadway/film star Julie Andrews mb
1968 - George Romero's cult favorite "Night of the Living Dead" premieres mb

October 2
1452 - England's King Richard III mb
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) mb
1869 - Mohandas Gandhi, known as Mahatma Gandhi mb
1890 - Comedian Groucho Marx "I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception." mb
1951 - Sting mb mb
1959 - The Twilight Zone premieres on CBS mb

October 3
1283 - Prince of Gwynedd, Wales become the 1st person executed by being hung, drawn and quartered mbmbmb
1909 - American political cartoonist Herblock (Herbert Block) mb
1925 - American Novelist/screenwriter Gore Vidal mb
1941 - American musician Chubby Checker mb
1949 - Fleetwood Mac's guitarist Lindsey Buckingham mb
1954 - American guitarist/bluesman Stevie Ray Vaughn mb
1995 - OJ Simpson found not guilty of murder mbmb

October 4
1822 - Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th president of the United States mb
1895 - Pioneer movie comedian Buster Keaton mb
1923 - American actor Charlton Heston mbmbmb
1946 - American actress Susan Sarandon (Bull Durham, Dead Man Walking, Speed Racer) mbmb
1949 - American actor Armand Assante mb
1957 - Sputnik, world's 1st artifical satellite launched by the USSR mb
1970 - American rocker/singer-songwriter Janis Joplin dies of an overdose at 27 mb
???? - downeymb

October 5
1703 - American preacher/theologian Jonathan Edwards mb
1713 - French philosopher Denis Diderot mb
1830 - Chester A. Arthur, 21st president of the United States mb
1882 - Rocket pioneer Robert Goddard mb
1962 - The Beatles release their first record "Love Me Do" mb
1962 - Dr. No, the first James Bond movie premieres mbmb
1965 - NHL Superstars Mario Lemieux mb & Patrick Roy mb
1969 - Monty Python's Flying Circus debuts on the BBC mb
1975 - English actress Kate Winslet mb

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