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This Week in Geek History October 6 - 12

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October 6
1820 - Singer Jenny Lind (The Swedish Nightingale) mb
1927 - First 'talkie' film, The Jazz Singer premieres mb
1960 - Kubrick's 'Spartacus' premieres - "I'm Spartacus!" mb
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October 7
1870 - Grand Ole Opry star Uncle Dave Macon mb
1951 - American rocker John Cougar Mellencamp mb
1952 - Russian overlord Vladimir Putin mb
1959 - The Dark Side of the Moon seen for the 1st time (via USSR's Luna 3) mb

October 8
1897 - Great Fire of Chicago kills 200 and destroys 4 sq miles of buildings mb
1943 - Comic actor/talk show host Chevy Chase mb
1948 - American guitarist Johnny Ramone of The Ramones mb
1949 - American actress Sigourney Weaver mb mb

October 9
1940 - Musician-songwriter & Beatle John Lennon mb
1944 - John Entwhistle, bassist for The Who mb

October 10
1731 - English chemist-physicist Henry Cavendish, discoverer of hydrogen mb
1813 - Italian Operatic composer Giuseppe Verdi mb
1917 - American Jazz pianist Thelonious Monk mb
1954 - Van Halen singer David Lee Roth mb
1958 - Country singer Tanya Tucker mb

October 11
1759 - Clergyman Mason Locke Weems mb (Inventor of the story of George Washington and the cherry tree)
1821 - Englishman George Williams, founder of the YMCA mb
1948 - Singer Daryl Hall (Hall and Oates) mb
1975 - Saturday Night Live premieres, George Carlin is 1st host mb

October 12
539B - Cyrus the Great of Persia conquers Babylon mb
1492 - Columbus lands on an island in the Caribbean, thinks he's reached East Asia mb (Columbus/Indigenous Peoples Day)
1872 - English composer Ralph Vaughn Williams mb
1935 - Italian opera singer Luciano Pavarotti mb
1968 - Australian actor Hugh Jackman 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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