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Happy Birthday Steve Dubya!

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May 29 marks the birthday of the RPG Geek database's most prolific contributor. Last year I posted a screenshot of his item and image contributions to the database.

However, he has drastically increased those numbers in the last year.



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Happy Birthday Steve! Thanks for everything you do for RPGG!!


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This Week in Geek History May 26 - June 1

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May 26
1907 - American actor John Wayne mb
1913 - English actor Peter Cushing mb
1926 - Jazz Legend Miles Davis mb
1948 - Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks mb
1951 - Sally Ride, first American woman in space mb
1967 - Beatles release Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band mb
1972 - Nixon & Brezhnev sign SALT accord mb

May 27
1679 - Habeas Corpus Act passes in England mb
1894 - American author Dashiell Hammett mb
1907 - Pioneering American environmentalist and author Rachel Carson mb
1911 - Vice President Hubert Humphrey mb
1911 - American actor Vincent Price mb
1922 - English actor Christopher Lee mb
1930 - Richard Drew invents masking tape mb
1934 - American author Harlan Ellison mb
1936 - American actor Lou Gossett, Jr. mb
1937 - Golden Gate Bridge opens to pedestrians (cars on the 28th) mb
1940 - Evacuation of Dunkirk begins mb
1977 - Sex Pistols release "God Save the Queen," soon banned by the BBC mb
1995 - Christopher Reeve paralyzed in riding competition mb

May 28
1892 - Sierra Club formed by John Muir, et al in San Francisco mb
1908 - English author Ian Fleming mb
1945 - CCR's John Fogerty mb
1972 - Watergate Hotel break-ins begin mb
1998 - SNL actor Phil Hartman killed by his wife mb

May 29
1453 - Constantinople falls to the Turks, ending the Byzantine Empire mb
1736 - American patriot Patrick Henry "Give me liberty or give me death!" mb
1874 - English author G.K. Chesterton mb
1906 - English author T.H. White (The Once & Future King) mb
1917 - John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the United States mb
1953 - Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay first to reach top of Mt. Everest mb
???? - Steve Dubya

May 30
1431 - Joan of Arc burned at the stake mb
1908 - American voice actor Mel Blanc mbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmb
1964 - American country star Wynonna Judd mb
1964 - Tom Morello, guitarist mbmb
1967 - Evel Knievel jumps 16 cars on his motorcycle mb

May 31
1819 - American poet Walt Whitman mb
1884 - Dr Kellogg patents "flaked cereal" mb
1930 - American actor Clint Eastwood mb
1948 - Drummer John Bonham, Led Zeppelin mb
1958 - Guitarist Dick Dale invents surf music with "Let's Go Trippin" mb
1976 - The Who set the record for loudest concert of all time (120 db) mbmb
1990 - Seinfeld premieres on NBC mb

June 1
1215 - Genghis Khan captures Beijing mb
1495 - First written record of Scotch Whisky appears in Exchequer Rolls of Scotland, Friar John Cor is the distiller mb
1637 - Jacques Marquette, Jesuit priest and French explorer of the Mississippi mb
1801 - Mormon leader Brigham Young mb
1890 - American actor Frank Morgan mb
1905 - English actor Robert Newton, the first to "Arrrh" as a pirate (Long John Silver) mb
1926 - American actress Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson) mb
1926 - American actor Andy Griffith mb
1937 - American actor Morgan Freeman mb (He really needs his own microbadge)
1947 - Rock musician Ron Wood of The Rolling Stones mb
1962 - Samoan independence day mb
1974 - Canadian-American singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette mb
1974 - Heimlich maneuver published mb

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This Week in Geek History May 19 - 25

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May 19
1536 - Anne Boleyn loses her head mb
1890 - Communist leader of Vietnam Ho Chi Minh mb
1944 - English-American actor Peter Mayhew mb
1945 - English guitarist-singer-songwriter & Who founder Peter Townshend mb
1946 - French wrestler and actor Andre the Giant mb
1952 - Jamaican-American actress/model/singer Grace Jones mb

May 20
325 - First Council of Nicaea mb
1310 - Shoes were made for both left and right feet mb
1609 - Shakespeare's Sonnets published mb
1806 - English philosopher/economist John Stuart Mill mb
1873 - Levi Strauss patents blue jeans with copper rivets mb
1882 - Ibsen's "Ghosts" premieres in Chicago mb
1891 - Cinema history: First public display of Edison's kinetoscope mb
1908 - American actor Jimmy Stewart mb
1927 - Lindbergh takes off from New York to make 1st non-stop flight across the Atlantic mb
1946 - American singer/actress Cher mb

May 21
1688 - English poet and satirist Alexander Pope mb
1904 - Fats Waller, jazz singer and composer - Ain't Misbehavin' mb
1908 - 1st horror movie (Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde) premieres in Chicago mb mb
1917 - Canadian-American actor Raymond Burr mb
1945 - Himmler captured by the Allies mb
1952 - American actor Mr. T mb
1980 - Empire Strikes Back premieres mbmbmbmbmbmbmb

May 22
334B - Alexander defeats Darius III at the Battle of Granicus mb
1813 - German composer Richard Wagner mb
1859 - Scottish author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle mb
1907 - English actor Laurence Olivier mb

May 23
1701 - Captain Kidd hung after being convicted as a pirate & murderer mb
1785 - Ben Franklin invents bifocals mb
1824 - Gen. Ambrose Burnside, who was a U.S. senator and for whom sideburns were named mb
1910 - American actor & singer Scatman Crothers mb
1934 - Bonnie & Clyde killed in police ambush mbmbmb
1960 - Adolf Eichmann captured by Israeli soldiers in Argentina mb
1961 - American actor/comedian Drew Carey mb
1969 - BBC orders 13 episodes of Monty Python's Flying Circus mbmbmbmbmb

May 24
1844 - Samuel Morse taps out "What hath God wrought" in 1st telegraph message mb
1883 - Elsa Maxwell (Credited with introducing the "scavenger hunt" ) mb
1938 - Canadian-American actor/comedian Tommy Chong mb
1941 - American signer-songwriter Bob Dylan mb
1943 - American actor Gary Burghoff mb
1976 - At the Judgment of Paris, California wines beat out their French counterparts mbmbmbmbmb

May 25
1787 - US Constitutional Convention opens in Philadelphia mb
1803 - American poet-philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson mb
1927 - American spy novelist Robert Ludlum mb
1939 - English actor Ian McKellan mb
1944 - American director/puppeteer Frank Oz mb
1945 - Arthur C Clark proposes relay satellites in geosynchronous orbit mb mb
1953 - Japanese-American Comic creator Stan Sakai mb
1961 - JFK announces US goal of putting man on the Moon before decade's end mb
1963 - Michael Myers mb
1977 - Star Wars released mb
1979 - Alien (film) released mb mb
1983 - Return of the Jedi released mb

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Happy Birthday Hida Mann!

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Of late, there have been several confirmed sightings of

Jaime Lawrence
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lurking the flickering halls of RPGG.

Someone capture him so we can say

Happy Birthday Jaime!

His birthday is May 13th but our flickering halls are stuck in a time slowing distortion.

RPG Geek of the Week #12: Jaime Lawrence (Hida Mann)
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This Week in Geek History May 12 - 18

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May 12
1820 - English social reformer & nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale mb
1828 - English poet, illustrator & painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti mb
1907 - American actress Katherine Hepburn mb
1925 - Baseball Hall of Fame member Yogi Berra mb
1938 - American comedian George Carlin mb
1943 - Axis forces in North Africa surrender mb
1978 - G1: Steading of the Hill Giant Chief (published)
1978 - G2: The Glacial Rift of the Frost Giant Jarl (published)
1978 - G3: Hall of the Fire Giant King (published)

May 13
1882 - French cubist painter Georges Braque mb
1842 - English composer Sir Arthur Sullivan mb
1857 - British medical doctor Ronald Ross (discovered malarial parasite) mb
1914 - American heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis mb
1926 - American actress Beatrice Arthur mb
1937 - American author Roger Zelazny mbmb
1950 - American singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder, born Steveland Hardaway mb
1965 - Rolling Stones record "Satisfaction" mb
1981 - Pope John Paul II assassination attempt fails mb
???? - Hida Mann

May 14
1607 - First permanent English settlement in America est. in Jamestown, VA mb
1686 - Prussian physicist Gabriel Fahrenheit, who introduced the mercury thermometer mb
1804 - Lewis & Clark begin the expedition to the Pacific from St. Louis mb
1925 - American opera singer Patrice Munsel mb
1944 - American film producer-director George Lucas mb
1948 - Israel declares independence from British Administration mb
1969 - Australian actress Cate Blanchett mb

May 15
1856 - American author L. Frank Baum ("The Wizard of Oz") mb
1864 - Battle of New Market mb
1918 - Country singer Eddy Arnold mb
1930 - American artist Jasper Johns mb
1940 - First McDonald's opens in San Bernadino, CA mb
1961 - RPG designer Jeff Dee

May 16
1866 - Charles Hires creates root beer mb
1905 - American actor Henry Fonda mb
1953 - Irish actor Pierce Brosnan mb
1969 - American actor/director David Boreanaz mb
1973 - American actress Tori Spelling mb

May 17
1749 - English physician Edward Jenner (smallpox vaccine) mb
1792 - Foundation of the New York Stock Exchange mb
1860 - Schuyler Wheeler, American inventor of the electric fan mb
1875 - First Kentucky Derby mb
1866 - French composer/pianist Erik Alfred Leslie Satie mb
1936 - American actor Dennis Hopper mb
1954 - US Supreme Court rules on Brown v. Board of Education, declaring that "Separate educational facilities are unequal" mb
1955 - American actor Bill Paxton mb
1959 - Paul Di'Anno (Iron Maiden's 1st vocalist) mb
1965 - American musician Trent Reznor mb
1972 - American soccer player Mia Hamm mb
2009 - Minecraft first released to the public in development mb

May 18
1291 - Mamluk Sultan Al-Ashraf Khalil and his forces take the last Christian stronghold of Acre mb
1872 - English philosoper/mathematician/social critic etc. Bertrand Russell mb
1883 - German architect Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus mb
1897 - Dracula published mb
1897 - American film director Frank Capra mb
1918 - Karol Jozef Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II)mb
1946 - Baseball player Reggie Jackson mb
1980 - Mt. St. Helens erupts mb
1998 - Microsoft sued by US Feds in antitrust lawsuit mb

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Happy Birthday Tutunaku!

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May 10th!

Happy birthday to

Mario Perez
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Come back to us soon Mario!

RPG Geek of the Week #77: Mario Perez (tutunaku)
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Happy Birthday Dan_hnnng!

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Look at his avatar! He has completed another orbit of the sun!

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Happy Birthday Dan the Man on Fire!
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Happy Birthday to SDonohue & FubFubFub

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Cinco de Mayo: A favorite day to celebrate 2 favorite citizens of the Glorious Empire of RPGG! Please join me in giving extra special birthday wishes to our beloved

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Happy Birthday Steve & Hein!!

RPG Geek of the Week #58: Steve Donohue (sdonohue)

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This Week in Geek History May 5 - 11

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1813 - Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard mb
1818 - German political theorist Karl Marx mb
1821 - d. Napoleon Bonaparte mb
1830 - American hat maker John Stetson mb
1942 - Singer Tammy Wynette mb
1943 - Monty Pythoner Michael Palin mb
1945 - Netherlands Liberation Day from Nazi control mb
???? - sdonohue mb
???? - fubfubfub

May 6
1527 - Sack of Rome, "end" of The Renaissance mb
1740 - John Penn, signer of the Declaration of Independence mb
1856 - Austrian psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud mb
1868 - French author Gaston Leroux mb
1888 - American candy maker Russell Stover mb
1915 - American actor-director Orson Welles mb
1931 - Baseball great Willy Mays mb
1945 - American singer-songwriter Bob Seger mb
1954 - English runner Roger Bannister breaks the 4-minute mile mb
1961 - American actor/director George Clooney mb

May 7
1429 - Joan of Arc breaks the siege of Orleans mb
1812 - English poet Robert Browning mb
1833 - German composer Johannes Brahms mb
1840 - Russian composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky mb
1909 - American inventor Edwin Land, Polaroid instant camera mb
1915 - Sinking of the RMS Lusitania mb
1945 - German General Jodl signs unconditional surrender of German forces, ending WWII in Europe mb
1946 - Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann mb
1980 - C1: The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan (published) mb
1980 - The World of Greyhawk (published) mb
???? - dan_hnnng

May 8
1794 - US Post Office established mb
1828 - Jean Henri Dunant, Swiss founder of the Red Cross Society mb
1884 - Harry S. Truman, 33rd president of the United States mb
1886 - Dr John S Pemberton invented Coca‑Cola in Atlanta, Georgia mb
1937 - American author Thomas Pynchon mb
1940 - American author Peter Benchley mb
1945 - Victory in Europe (VE) Day mb
1970 - Let It Be, 12th and final Beatles album released (though finished before Abbey Road) mb

May 9
1800 - American abolitionist John Brown mb
1864 - Union General John Sedgwick shot and killed* mb
1920 - English author Richard Adams mbmb
1949 - American singer-songwriter Billy Joel mb

May 10
1869 - Central Pacific and Union Pacific meet at Promontory (AKA The Golden Spike) mb
1886 - Swiss theologian Karl Barth mb
1899 - American actor/dancer Fred Astaire mb
1902 - American movie producer David O. Selznick (King Kong, Gone with the Wind) mb
1960 - Irish singer-songwriter/philanthropist Bono (Paul Hewson) of U2 mb
1969 - Viet Nam War: Battle of Hamburger Hill begins mb
1994 - Nelson Mandela inaugurated as President of South Africa mb
???? - tutunaku

May 11
330 - Consecration of Constantinople mbmbmbmbmb
1745 - Battle of Fontenoy mb
1862 - Confederate Navy deliberately sinks the Ironclad Merrimac to prevent its capture by Union Forces mb
1888 - Irving Berlin, American Composer and Lyricist mb
1904 - Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dali mb
1918 - American theoretical pysicist Richard Feynman mb

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Happy Birthday Stargate!

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He hasn't logged into his (non-sock) account in over a year, so I'm declaring April 28th an RPGG National Holiday. You may all take the day off in celebration of the murky, chaotic, evil beginnings of BOB!

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Happy Birthday Bob, we love and miss you! In spite of your terrible evil of course. devil

If anyone knows the incantation to raise His Dark Malevolence, please let him know we are celebrating in his honor abject terror today.



Let's have a contest to name the April 28th Holiday properly. Feel free to provide suggestions in the comments.

Along with appropriate activities, (decorating your office with troglodyte ears, that sort of thing).

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The April 28th Holiday Shall Be Named:
Evil Bob Day (EBD for short)
Bob Day
The Day of the Original Bob
Backwards Day
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