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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
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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

I'm sure this list is incomplete. Feel free to offer suggestions for this and upcoming weeks. If you want your birthday included just add it to this geeklist: RPG Geek Birthday List
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