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Happy Birthday tdphillips!

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June 29th! It is time once again to celebrate Troy Phillips' birthday!

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Happy Birthday Maho!

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June 26th, it is time once again to celebrate Marion's birthday!

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Free whiskey and wine in The Tavern (today only)!

Happy Birthday Marion!!



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Happy Birthday Shadow Hexagram & Military Muskrat!

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June 25th, a double celebration of

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Happy Birthday Jonathan & Yohann!

RPG Geek of the Week #144 - Jonathan Tullsen (Military Muskrat)

RPG Geek of the Week #129: Shadow Hexagram (Yohann Delalande)
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This Week in Geek History June 23 - 29

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June 23
1894 - Pioneer sex researcher Alfred Kinsey (The Kinsey Report) mb
1912 - Alan Turing mb
1940 - Runner and U.S. Olympic gold medalist Wilma Rudolph mb
1943 - Metropolitan Opera conductor James Levine mb
1955 - Misfits frontman Glenn Danzig mbmb
1960 - Actress Frances McDormand mb
2007 - First ever Free RPG Day mb

June 24
1509 - Henry VIII crowned King of England (4 days before his 18th birthday) mb
1842 - Writer and satirist Ambrose Bierce mb
1895 - Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey mb
1942 - Drummer Mick Fleetwood mb
1950 - Fantasy author Mercedes R Lackey mb

June 25
1630 - Massachusetts Governor Winthrop introduces the fork to American dining mb
1876 - The Battle of the Little Bighorn, Custer's Last Stand mbmbmb
1903 - English novelist and critic George Orwell, author of "1984" mb
1975 - RPG Designer Jason Bulmahn
1982 - Blade Runner released in theaters mb
???? - RPG Geek member: Jonathan Tullsen aka Military Muskrat
???? - RPG Geek member: Yohann aka Shadow Hexagram

June 26
1284 - The Pied Piper leads 130 children away from Hamelin mb
1498 - Toothbrush invented in China using boar bristles mb
1819 - Baseball pioneer Abner Doubleday mb
1898 - German aircraft designer Willi Messerschmitt mb
1955 - Clash City Rocker Mick Jones mb
1963 - JFK: "Ich bin ein Berliner" mbmbmb
1974 - Future Baseball Hall of Famer Derek Jeter mb
1997 - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's (aka Sorcerer's) Stone released on film mb
???? - Maho


June 27
1869 - Anarchist activisit/writer Emma Goldman mb
1880 - Blind and deaf author Helen Keller mbmb
1966 - Writer/Director JJ Abrams mbmbmb
1975 - Actor Tobey Maguire mb

June 28
1491 - English King Henry VIII mb
1577 - Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish Baroque painter mb
1703 - English clergyman John Wesley, founder of Methodism mb
1712 - French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau mb
1820 - The tomato is proven to be non-poisonous! Col Robert Gibbon risks his life by eating one on the courthouse steps of Salem, New Jersey mb
1864 - Adolfe Sax patents the Saxophone mbmbmbmbmb
1914 - Archduke Ferdinand of Austria assasinated by Serb Nationist, leading to eruption of WWI mb
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1919 - Treaty of Versailles ends WWI & establishes League of Nations mb
1926 - Director/Actor Mel Brooks mbmb
1946 - Actress Gilda Radner mb
1971 - Entrepreneur Elon Musk mbmbmb
1975 - Rod Serling dies at 50 mb

June 29
1613 - Shakespeare's Globe Theater burns down during performance of Henry VIII mb (I'm sensing a pattern here)
1900 - Author Antoine de Saint-Exupery mb
1901 - Actor-singer Nelson Eddy mb
1919 - Actor Slim Pickens mb
1927 - First flight from West Coast arrives in Hawaii mb
1944 - Actor Gary Busey mb
1953 - Singer/Songwriter Colin Hay mb
1978 - S1: Tomb of Horrors published mb

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Happy Birthday James (Rindis)!

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June 22nd! It is time once again to celebrate our own

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Happy birthday James!

RPG Geek of the Week #33: James Lowry (rindis)
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This Week in Geek History June 16 - 22

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June 16
1723 - Scottish Economist Adam Smith mb
1829 - Apache chief Geronimo mb
1880 - Salvation Army forms in London mb
1890 - English film comedian Stan Laurel mbmb
1917 - American publisher Katharine Graham (Watergate era publisher of the Washington Post) mb
1937 - American author Erich Segal mb
1960 - Hitchcock's Psycho released mbmbmb

June 17
1775 - Battle of Bunker (Breed's) Hill mb
1882 - Russian-born composer Igor Stravinsky mb
1947 - Funk composer & musician George Clinton mbmb
1958 - "Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe published mb
1958 - Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys) mb
1965 - The Kinks arrive in New York City, beginning their 1st US tour mb
2006 - Author Anne McCaffrey inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame mb

June 18
1812 - War of 1812 begins mb
1815 - Wellington & Blucher defeat Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo mb
1914 - American actor E.G. Marshall mb
1942 - English singer-composer Paul McCartney mb
1952 - Italian actress Isabella Rossellini (Blue Velvet, Legend of Earthsea, The Odyssey) mb

June 19
1623 - French philosopher and mathematician Blaise Pascal mb
1846 - The New York Knickerbocker Club plays the New York Club in the first official baseball game at Elysian Field, Hoboken, New Jersey. mb
1897 - Moe Howard mb
1903 - Baseball player Lou Gehrig mb
1947 - British-Indian author Salman Rushdie mb
1950 - Musician Ann Wilson, Heart mb
1953 - Ethel & Julius Rosenberg executed for espionage mb
1964 - US Civil Rights Act passes mb
1978 - Comic strip Garfield debuts mb
1988 - World's then largest sausage completed: 13.125 miles mbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmb
1991 - Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar surrenders to police mb

June 20
236B - Scipio Africanus, Roman statesman and 2nd Punic War general mb
_451 - Battle of the Catalaunian Plains: Romans & Visigoths defeat Attila the Hun in France mb
1837 - Victoria ascends the British throne and reigns for 63 years mb
1887 - German artist Kurt Schwitters mb
1893 - Lizzie Borden acquitted of the 1892 axe murders of her father and stepmother mb
1909 - Australian-American actor Errol Flynn mb
1924 - Highly decorated American combat soldier Audie Murphy mb
1924 - Master guitarist Chet Atkins mb
1928 - American actor Martin Landau mb
1942 - Songwriter Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys mb
1952 - American actor John Goodman mb
1954 - Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony mb
1974 - Chinatown released mb
1975 - Jaws released mb

June 21
1905 - French author/philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre mb
1942 - Tobruk falls to Rommel mb
1947 - Actors Michael Gross & Meredith Baxter (Family Ties) Yeah, they have the same birthday mb
2019 - Summer/Winter Solstice mbmb (location specific, terms and conditions apply, see your local dealer for more information)

June 22
1342 - Bilbo returns to Bag End and finds he's been declared dead (Shire Reckoning) mb
1611 - English explorer Henry Hudson set adrift in Hudson Bay by mutineers and is never seen again mb
1633 - Galileo forced to recant his Copernican view that the earth orbits the sun mb
1856 - English adventure novelist H. Rider Haggard (King Solomon's Mines, She) mb
1898 - German novelist Erich Remarque (All Quiet on the Western Front) mb
1906 - Director Billy Wilder (The Apartment, Some Like it Hot, Double Indemnity, Stalag 17 etc) mb
1941 - The Axis Powers declare war on the Soviet Union mb
1941 - TV reporter Ed Bradley (60 Minutes)
1949 - American actress Lindsay Wagner (The Bionic Woman)
1949 - American actress Meryl Streep mb
1981 - Publication of L1: The Secret of Bone Hill mb
???? - James Lowry aka Rindis


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Happy Birthday Ashitaka!

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It is that day, when once again, we salute the June 14th advent of

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Happy Birthday Bob!! Hope it is a great one!

RPG Geek of the Week #357 Bob Huntsman (Ashitaka)
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This Week in Geek History June 9 - 15

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__68 - Emperor Nero commits suicide by having his secretary kill him mb
1672 - Peter the Great, Russian Tsar mb
1790 - 1st book copyrighted under US Constitution, "Philadelphia Spelling Book" mb
1915 - Les Paul, guitarist and inventor of the solid-body electric mb
1925 - American science fiction author Keith Laumer mb mb
1934 - Donald Duck's 'birth' via 'The Wise Little Hen' mb
1943 - American science fiction author Joe Haldeman mb mb
1963 - American actor Johnny Depp mb mb
1981 - American actess Natalie Portman mb
2013 - [d.] Iain Banks, 59 years old mb

June 10
323B - Alexander the Great dies either from fever or excessive wine @ 32 years old mb
1720 - Mrs. Clements of England markets first paste-style mustard mb
1793 - 1st public zoo opens in Paris mb
1845 - President Andrew Jackson's pet parrot is removed from Jackson's funeral for 'swearing so loud and long as to disturb the people [in the church]' mbmb
1895 - Hattie McDaniel (Gone with the Wind, Little Rascals). First African-American actress to win an Oscar mb
1910 - American bluesman/rock influencer Howlin' Wolf mb
1922 - American singer/actress Judy Garland mb
1928 - Children's author and illustrator Maurice Sendak mb mb
1981 - B3: Palace of the Silver Princess (Green) published mb

June 11
1184B - Troy is sacked and burned according to Eratosthenes mb
1770 - Captain James Cook discovers the Great Barrier Reef mb
1910 - Undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau mb
1913 - Football coach Vince Lombardi mb
1935 - American actor Gene Wilder mb
1936 - Robert E. Howard passes at 30 mb
1959 - English actor Hugh Laurie mb mb
1962 - The Anglin brothers and Frank Morris escape from Alcatraz (only ones to do so) mb
1969 - American actor Peter Dinklage mb
1987 - Margaret Thatcher wins third term as Prime Minister, ensuring punk rock will continue for a few more years mb
2009 - RPGGeek.com enters closed beta mb

June 12
1929 - Anne Frank. In 1942 she's given her diary as a birthday present mb
1931 - Al Capone indicted on 5,000 counts of prohibition and perjury mb
1932 - American author Rona Jaffe (Mazes and Monsters) devil
1981 - Raiders of the Lost Ark released mb
1987 - President Reagan challenges Gorbachev to 'tear down this wall' mb
???? - WizardinWhite

June 13
__40 - Agricola, Roman General & Governor of Britain mb
1865 - Irish poet and dramatist William Butler Yeats mb (my favorite poem EVER!)
1903 - Football player Harold "Red" Grange mb
1920 - US Post Office says children cannot not be sent by parcel post (after various instances) mbmbmb
1922 - Longest recorded attack of hiccups begins: Charlie Osborne gets the hiccups which continue for 68 years (1990!). He dies 11 months after they stop mb
1929 - Ralph McQuarrie, American artist/conceptual designer mb
1943 - English actor Malcolm McDowell mb

June 14
1933 - Polish-American author Jerzy Kosinski mb
1946 - US President Donald Trump mb
1949 - American author Harry Turtledove mb
1995 - Author Roger Zelazny passes at 60 mb
???? - Ashitaka

June 15
1215 - King John signs the Magna Carta at Runnymede, England mb
1219 - Legend says the Dennebrog (flag of Denmark) fell from the sky during the Battle of Lyndanisse. It is the world's oldest nat'l flag mb
1330 - Prince Edward of England, son of Edward III and known as the "Black Prince" mb
1843 - Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg mb
1914 - Romanian-American artist Saul Steinberg mb
1924 - J. Edgar Hoover assumes leadership of the FBI mb
1941 - American singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson mb
1954 - American actor Jim Belushi mb

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Happy Birthday Shawn McCarthy! (shawnssica)

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June 4th! It is once again time to celebrate

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Happy birthday, Shawn!

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This Week in Geek History June 2 - 8

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June 2
_455 - The Vandals sack Rome - Rome looted for 14 days (the genesis of the roleplaying game) mb
1740 - French 'philosopher' Marquis de Sade mb
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
1941 - Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts mb
1953 - Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II mb
2004 - Ken Jennings begins his 74-game winning streak on Jeopardy! mb

June 3
1808 - Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy during the Civil War mb
1925 - American actor Tony Curtis mb
1926 - American beat boet Allen Ginsberg mb
1930 - American fantasy author Marion Zimmer Bradley mb
1936 - Lonsesome Dove author Larry McMurtry mb
1942 - Funk musician Curtis Mayfield mb
1961 - American lawyer/activist Lawrence Lessig, founder of Creative Commons mb
1967 - Aretha Franklin's "Respect" hits #1 mb
1989 - Tiananmen Square crisis begins in Beijing mbmbmb

June 4
1070 - Roquefort (bleu) cheese created in a cave in France mb
1936 - American actor Bruce Dern mb
1940 - Churchill delivers "We shall fight on the seas and oceans" speech mb
1944 - Liberation of Rome from Musssolini's forces by 5th Army mb
1953 - American actor Parker Stevenson mb
1971 - American actor Noah Wyle mb
1973 - Patent granted for the ATM mb
1975 - American actress/humanitarian Angelina Jolie mb
1982 - Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan released mb
???? - Shawnssica

June 5
1947 - US Secretary of State Marshall outlines the "Marshall Plan" to rebuild Western Europe mb
1953 - Film producer/Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy mbmbmbmbmbmbmb
1956 - American saxophonist Kenny G mb
1967 - Six Day war begins between Israel & neighboring Arab states mb
1971 - Rapper to Actor Mark Wahlberg mbmbmb
1975 - Sadat reopens Suez Canal after 8 years mb

June 6
1844 - YMCA founded by George Williams in London mb
1875 - German novelist Thomas Mann mb
1882 - Electric iron patented mb
1944 - Operation Overlord: D-Day mbmbmbmbmb
1947 - American actor Robert Englund mb
1956 - Swedish tennis player Bjorn Borg mb
1968 - US Sen. Robert Kennedy dies after being shot the night before by Sirhan Sirhan (The obvious punk band microbadge here, but I can't do it)
1972 - David Bowie releases Ziggy Stardust album mb
1973 - American author Patrick Rothfuss mb mb
1984 - Tetris released in USSR mb
2002 - A 10-meter diameter asteroid explodes over the Mediterranean (est. 26 kiloton blast) mb
2005 - D&D Artist David C. Sutherland, III passes.
2008 - Player's Handbook (D&D 4e) published.

June 7
1654 - Louis XIV crowned King of France mb
1848 - French post-Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin mb
1868 - Scottish artist and architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh mb
1909 - English-American actress Jessica Tandy mb
1917 - Gwendolyn Brooks, the first black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry mb
1917 - American singer/actor Dean Martin mb
1940 - Welsh singer Tom Jones mb
1942 - Allies win Battle of Midway, 1st WWII naval defeat of Japan mb
1952 - Irish actor Liam Neeson mb
1960 - The Artist once again known as Prince mb
1989 - For one second, the time is 01:23:45, 6-7-89 mb

June 8
452 - Italy invaded by Attila the Hun mb
1810 - German composer Robert Schumann mb
1625 - Italian-French astronomer Giovanni Cassini mb
1867 - American architect Frank Lloyd Wright mb
1869 - Ives McGaffey patents the 'sweeping machine' (vacuum) mb
1896 - First ever recorded car theft (Paris) mb
1914 - 34.7°F (1.5°C) in De Bilt, Netherlands mb
1915 - 92°F (33.3°C) in De Bilt, Netherlands mb
1916 - British geneticist Francis Crick, who helped determine the "double helix" structure of DNA mb
1957 - Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams mb
1984 - Ghostbusters mb & Gremlins released

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