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This Week in Geek History August 11 - 17

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August 11
3114B - Mayan Calendar begins mb
1833 - Author Robert Ingersoll mb
1921 - Author Alex Haley (Roots)
1950 - Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak mb mb
1953 - Wrestler Hulk Hogan mb
1965 - Watts riots begin in Los Angeles (6 days) mb
2014 - Robin Williams dies mb

August 12
_30B - Cleopatra commits suicide by asp mb
1859 - Educator and poet Katherine Lee Bates (America the Beautiful)
1887 - Austrian physicist Erwin Schrodinger mb
1981 - IBM introduces its first Personal Computer mbmb
1990 - "Sue" (T-Rex) discovered mb
2000 - Kursk lost at sea mb

August 13
1860 - Sharpshooter Annie Oakley mb
1895 - Actor Bert Lahr mb
1899 - Film director Alfred Hitchcock mb
1961 - Construction of the Berlin wall begins mb
2009 - Pathfinder Roleplaying Game (1st Edition) released mb
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August 14
1863 - Writer Ernest Thayer mb (Casey at the Bat)
1945 - VJ Day, Japan unconditionally surrenders, ending WWII mb
1945 - Comedian/actor/banjo-player Steve Martin mb
1950 - Cartoonist Gary Larson mb

August 15
1057 - Malcolm Canmore kills King Macbeth of Scotland (Lumphanan) mb
1769 - Napoleon Bonaparte mb
1859 - Longtime Chicago White Sox owner Charles Comiskey mb
1888 - British soldier and writer T.E. Lawrence mb
1969 - Woodstock begins (4 days)mbmbmbmbmbmbmbmb
1979 - Apocalypse Now premieres mb

August 16
1845 - French physicist Gabriel Lippman (Inventor of color photography)
1958 - Pop singer Madonna mb
1977 - Death of Elvis Presley mb
2018 - Death of Aretha Franklin mb

August 17
1786 - Frontiersman Davy Crockett mb
1945 - Actor Robert DeNiro (Taxi Driver, Cape Fear) 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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