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Happy Birthday Mulligans!

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September 15th! Raise your mugs in celebration of

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Our Illustrious GM and Newbie Initiative Grand Poo-Bah!

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This Week in Geek History September 15 - 21

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September 15
1254 - Traveler/author Marco Polo (traditional - date uncertain) mb
1789 - 1st major American novelist James Fenimore Cooper (Last of the Mohicans) mb
1830 - Mexican president Porfirio Diaz mb
1857 - William Howard Taft, 27th president of the United States mb
1889 - Humorist Robert Benchley mb
1890 - Mystery writer Agatha Christie mb
1903 - Country music star Roy Acuff mb
1907 - Actress Fay Wray mb
1916 - First use of tanks in warfare "Little Willies," Battle of the Somme mb
1928 - Scottish bacteriologist Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin mb
1934 - Author/illustrator Tomie dePaola mb
1946 - American Director Oliver Stone mb
1946 - Actor Tommy Lee Jones mb
1958 - Bad Brains guitarist Dr. Know mb
???? - Mulligans

September 16
1745 - Field Marshall Mikhail Kutuzov mb
1838 - Railroad magnate James Jerome "J.J." Hill mb
1898 - Author/illustrator H.A. Rey mb
1925 - Singer/guitarist B.B. King mb
1927 - Actor Peter Falk mb

September 17
1859 - Gunslinger Billy the Kid mb (maybe 11/23/1859)
1862 - Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg), 23,110 die in bloodiest day of American Civil War mb
1923 - Country music pioneer Hank Williams Sr. mb
1928 - English actor Roddy McDowall mb
1935 - American author Ken Kesey (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and one of my favorite novels of all time: Sometimes a Great Notion)

September 18
1851 - New York Times begins publication (2 cents/copy) mb
1905 - Swedish actress Greta Garbo mb
1970 - Jimi Hendrix dies of asphyxiation at 27 mb

September 19
1911 - English author William Golding (Lord of the Flies)
1928 - American actor Adam West mb
1948 - English actor Jeremy Irons (Dungeons & Dragons)
1975 - 'Fawlty Towers' premieres on BBC2 mb

September 20
_451 Battle of the Catalaunian Plains, Roman General Flavius Aetius defeats Attila the Hun, halting the Hun invasion of Gaul mb
1885 - Jazz piano player Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton mb
1934 - Actress Sophia Loren mb
1941 - Sculptor Dale Chihuly mb
1948 - Author George R.R. Martin mb
???? - Stelio

September 21
1645 - Louis Joliet, French-Canadian explorer of the Mississippi River mb
1866 - English author and historian H.G. Wells mb
1874 - English composer Gustav Holst mb
1902 - British publisher Sir Allen Lane (Introduced the low-priced Penguin paperback) mb
1931 - Actor Larry Hagman mb
1937 - JRR Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' published mb
1947 - American writer Stephen King mb
1950 - American actor/comedian Bill Murray mb
???? - Narl

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Happy Birthday Mallet!

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Happy September 9th and Happy Birthday

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May all your rolls be 20 today!
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Happy Birthday Nemesis13!

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September 8th, our favorite Nemesis is a year older!

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Have a fantastic birthday, Kai!


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This Week in Geek History September 8 - 14

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September 8
1157 - England's King Richard I (The Lion Hearted) mb
1504 - Michelangelo's David unveiled in Florence mb
1841 - Czech composer Antonín Dvorák mb
1897 - Country music pioneer Jimmie Rodgers, "The Singing Brakeman" mb
1925 - English actor Peter Sellers mb
1941 - American politician Bernie Sanders mb
1960 - Hitchcock's "Psycho" premieres mb
1966 - Star Trek premieres mbmb
???? - Nemesis13

September 9
1585 - Cardinal Richelieu mb
1828 - Russian author Leo Tolstoy mb
1850 - California admitted as the 31st state of the Union mb
1890 - Kentucky Fried Chicken founder Harlan Sanders mb
1941 - "King of Soul" Blues Singer Otis Redding mb
???? - Mallet
1966 - American actor/comedian Adam Sandler mb

September 10
1941 - Paleontologist and popular science author Stephen Jay Gould mb
1945 - Mike the Headless Chicken is decapitated in Colorado; he survives another 18 months before choking to death mb
1993 - The X-Files premieres on Fox mb
2008 - The Large Hadron Collider at CERN goes online in Geneva mb

September 11
1773 - Ben Franklin writes "There never was a good war or a bad peace" mb
1885 - English author D.H. Lawrence mb
1913 - University of Alabama football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant mb
2001 - 9/11: 2,941 people die in terrorist attacks on New York City, The Pentagon & UA Flight 93 mb

September 12
_490 - Battle of Marathon (traditional date) - Small Athenian force defeats the Persian Empire mb
1624 - 1st public submarine test (Thames River, London) for King James I mb
1818 - Richard Gatling, inventor of the Gatling gun mb
1913 - U.S. Olympic track star Jesse Owens mb
1921 - SF author Stanislaw Lem mb
1944 - American Singer/Songwriter/Producer Barry White mb
1952 - Rush drummer Neil Peart mb
1957 - German composer Hans Zimmer (over 150 films!) mbmb
1966 - The Pre-Fab 4 "The Monkees" premieres on NBC (what? no badge?)
1967 - American comedian Louis C.K. mb

September 13
_122 - Construction of Hadrian's Wall begins in Northern England mb
1911 - Bill Monroe, the "father of bluegrass" music mb
1916 - English author Roald Dahl mb
1956 - IBM introduces RAMAC 305, 1st commercial computer with magnetic disk storage (weighs 1 TON) mb
1969 - Scooby-Doo premieres on CBS mb
1985 - Super Mario Brothers first appears for the NES mb

September 14
1849 - Russian physiologist Ivan Pavlov mb
1914 - Clayton Moore, who played the Lone Ranger on television mb
1936 - American (not Russian) actor Walter Koenig (Star Trek's Pavel Checkov) mb
1982 - Princess of Monaco/American actress Grace Kelly dies in a car crash at 52 mb
1983 - Singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse mb

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This Week in Geek History September 1 - 7

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September 1
1875 - Tarzan & Sci Fi author Edgar Rice Burroughs mb
1922 - Actress Yvonne de Carlo (Ten Commandments & The Munsters) mb
1933 - Country music singer Conway Twitty mb
1939 - World War II begins mb
1939 - American comedienne Lily Tomlin mb
1977 - 1st TRS-80 Computer sold mb

September 2
31BC - Battle of Actium: Octavian (later Augustus) defeats Mark Antony & Cleopatra in a decisive naval battle, effectively ending the Roman Republic mb
1666 - The Great Fire of London begins at 2am in Pudding Lane, 80% of the city is destroyed mb (There's a boardgame AND a microbadge for EVERYTHING these days!)
1864 - Union General Sherman captures & burns Atlanta mb
1902 - "A Trip to the Moon" the first sci-fi film is released mb Watch it here!
1937 - Former baseball commissioner Peter Ueberroth mb
1945 - VJ day, formal surrender of Japan aboard the USS Missouri, WWII ends mbmbmbmbmb
1952 - American tennis champion Jimmy Connors mb
1964 - Canadian actor Keanu Reeves mb
1966 - Mexican-American actress Salma Hayek mb

September 3
1752 - The British Empire (including the American colonies) adopt the Gregorian Calendar, losing 11 days. Riots ensue in protest of 'the government stealing 11 days of people's lives!' mb
1856 - Architect Louis Sullivan mb (The father of the skyscraper)
1955 - Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones mb

September 4
_476 - Traditional end of the Western Roman Empire as Emporer Agustulus abdicates to Odoacer, who would soon be known as the First King of Italy mb
1886 - Apache Chief Geronimo surrenders, ending last major US-Indian war mb
1918 - Radio news commentator Paul Harvey mb
1970 - Actress Ione Skye (Say Anything, Covington Cross)

September 5
1847 - American outlaw Jesse James mb
1942 - American actress Raquel Welch (One Million Years B.C.)
1946 - Queen frontman Freddie Mercury mb mb
1951 - American actor Michael Keaton mb
1957 - Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" published mb

September 6
1943 - Pink Floyd bassist and singer/songwriter Roger Waters mb
1947 - Actress Jane Curtin mb
1958 - Comedian Jeff Foxworthy (You might be a redneck if…)
1972 - English author China Mieville mb

September 7
1533 - England's Queen Elizabeth I mb
1936 - Musician Buddy Holly mb
1978 - The Who's drummer Keith Moon dies of an overdose at 31 mb
1979 - ESPN debuts mb

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Happy Birthday CPiz!

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It's August 29th, which means it's the first anniversary of celebrating the annual anniversary of...... (Wait, What?)

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Have an amazing day Chuck!

RPG Geek of the Week 194: Chuck (CPiz)
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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)

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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
???? - LordDillon
???? - 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 mb
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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