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This Week in Geek History August 2 - 8

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August 2
1905 - Actress Myrna Loy (The Thin Man) Microbadge: Fox Terrier lover
1924 - Actor Carroll O'Connor (All in The Family) Microbadge: I Watch too much TV
1932 - Actor Peter O'Toole Microbadge: Peter O'Toole fan
1939 - Horror film director Wes Craven Microbadge: Wes Craven fan

August 3
1811 - Elisha Graves Otis, inventor of the modern elevator Microbadge: Space Elevator enthusiast
1904 - Sci-fi Author Clifford D Simak (Way Station) Microbadge: Science Fiction fan
1926 - Singer Tony Bennett Microbadge: Tony Bennett fan
1940 - Actor Martin Sheen Microbadge: That's some catch, that Catch-22.
1950 - Director John Landis Microbadge: Werewolf fan Microbadge: Animal House fan
1963 - Singer/songwriter/guitarist James Hetfield Microbadge: Metallica fan
1992 - Best Picture winner Unforgiven premieres Microbadge: Unforgiven fan

August 4
1693 - Traditional date ascribed to Dom Perignon's invention of Champagne Microbadge: Champagne drinker
1901 - Jazz Great Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong Microbadge: Louis Armstrong fan

August 5
1906 - Director John Huston Microbadge: Chinatown (the movie) fan Microbadge: The Hobbit is the best thing Tolkien ever wrote!
1930 - Astronaut Neil Armstrong Microbadge: Neil Armstrong - first human on the Moon
1948 - Larry Elmore Microbadge: Larry Elmore fan
1962 - Marilyn Monroe found dead Microbadge: In Memoriam
1964 - Rapper MCA (Adam Yauch) Microbadge: Beastie Boys fan

August 6
1809 - English poet Alfred Lord Tennyson Microbadge: Alfred, Lord Tennyson fan
1881 - Alexander Fleming, inventor of penicillin Microbadge: Biologist
1911 - Comedienne Lucille Ball Microbadge: Lucille Ball fan
1934 - Sci-fi/fantasy author Piers Anthony Microbadge: Fantasy fan
1945 - Bombing of Hiroshima Microbadge: Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds
1996 - George RR Martin's A Game of Thrones published Microbadge: A Game of Thrones fan Microbadge: A Game of Thrones fan
2019 - BGG/RPGG/VGG site re-branding Microbadge: I'm an old school Dungeon Master Old Look

August 7
1782 - George Washington creates the Purple Heart Microbadge: Purple Heart Microbadge: Purple Heart
1958 - "Best Pipes in Metal" Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson Microbadge: Iron Maiden fan
1960 - Actor David Duchovny Microbadge: The X-Files fan

August 8
1937 - Actor Dustin Hoffman Microbadge: University Graduate
1961 - Guitarist Edge (David Evans) Microbadge: U2 fan
1974 - President Nixon announces he will resign (Watergate scandal) Microbadge: 1960: The Making of the President fan
1978 - Garfield's canine pal Odie Microbadge: Garfield fan

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Happy Birthday AaronTheSkull!

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July 27th, time once again to celebrate

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This Week in Geek History July 26 - August 1

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July 26
1856 - Playwright George Bernard Shaw Microbadge: George Bernard Shaw - We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.
1875 - Carl Jung, founder of analytic psychology Microbadge: Carl Jung
1894 - Author Aldous Huxley Microbadge:  "...most men and women will grow up to love their servitude and will never dream of revolution" ― Aldous Huxley, Brave New WorldMicrobadge: "I want to know what passion is. I want to feel something strongly." ― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World
1922 - Scriptwriter/Director Blake Edwards Microbadge: Pink Panther fan
1928 - Director Stanley Kubrick Microbadge: Kubrick fan
1943 - Stones' Frontman Mick Jagger Microbadge: The Rolling Stones fan
1945 - Actress Helen Mirren Microbadge: Excalibur fan

July 27
1824 - French novelist Alexander Dumas the Younger (Camille)
1905 - Baseball player and manager Leo Durocher Microbadge: Baseball fan
1922 - Television producer Norman Lear (All in The Family)
1937 - Actor Don Galloway (Ironside)
1938 - Gary Gygax
???? - AaronTheSkull

July 28
1887 - Artist Marcel Duchamp Microbadge: Marcel Duchamp fan
1902 - Austro-British philosopher Karl Popper Microbadge: Karl Popper
1948 - Actress Sally Struthers (All in the Family)

July 29
1869 - Novelist Booth Tarkington (The Magnificent Ambersons)
1892 - Actor William Powell (Thin Man) Microbadge: Martini lover
1941 - Actor David Warner Microbadge: Star Trek movies fan Microbadge: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn fan
1953 - Rush Frontman/Singer/Songwriter/Bassist Geddy Lee Microbadge: Rush fanMicrobadge: Rush fan
1954 - Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring published Microbadge: Tolkien fan
1972 - Actor/Gamer/BGG User Wil Wheaton Microbadge: “My very first friend was a warp coil.” — Wesley CrusherMicrobadge: Today on TableTop
???? - thecameronin

July 30
1818 - Author Emily Bronte Microbadge: English Literature fan
1863 - Auto pioneer Henry Ford Microbadge: Ford fan
1890 - Baseball player-manager Casey Stengel Microbadge: Baseball fan
1935 - 1st Penguin book published, starting the 'paperback revolution' Microbadge: Penguin Books fan
1947 - Bodybuilder-actor-governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Microbadge: Terminator fan
1961 - Actor Laurence Fishburne Microbadge: The Matrix fan
???? - Jackal2k

July 31
1956 - Actor Michael Biehn Microbadge: Alien fan
1962 - Actor Wesley Snipes (Blade trilogy) Microbadge: Blade fan
1965 - Author JK Rowling Microbadge: Harry Potter fan

August 1
1779 - Francis Scott Key (The Star-Spangled Banner) Microbadge: American Patriot
1819 - Author Herman Melville Microbadge: Herman Melville fan
1942 - Jerry Garcia, co-founder of the Grateful Dead rock group Microbadge: Jerry Garcia fan
2009 - RPGGeek.com's official birthday (the best site on the internet). Happy 11th Birthday! Microbadge: I love RPG Geek!

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Happy Birthday BenevolentGameMaster!

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HEY!! PETER!! IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY!! I guess you probably knew that but now everyone does...

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This Week in Geek History July 19 - 25

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July 19
1814 - American firearms inventor Samuel Colt Microbadge: Western fan
1834 - French painter Edgar Degas Microbadge: Edgar Degas fan
1865 - Dr. Charles H. Mayo (Co-founder of the Mayo Clinic) Microbadge: Doctor
1946 - Tennis star Ilie Nastase Microbadge: Tennis fan
1947 - Guitarist Brian May Microbadge: Queen fan
1962 - Actor Anthony Edwards (Revenge of the Nerds)

July 20
356B - Alexander the Great Microbadge: When Alexander saw the breadth of his domain, he wept for there were no more worlds to conquer
1822 - Gregor Mendel Microbadge: Gregor Mendel: Father of Genetics
1933 - Author Cormac McCarthy Microbadge: Cormac McCarthy fan
1938 - Actress Natalie Wood (West Side Story, Brainstorm)
1947 - Guitarist Carlos Santana Microbadge: Carlos Santana fan
1969 - Moon landing/walk Microbadge: Apollo 11 - 'That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind'
1976 - US Viking 1 lands on Mars (1st Martian landing) Microbadge: Mars Colony RPG fan

July 21
1861 - First Battle of Bull Run Microbadge: Baptism at Bull Run fan
1899 - Author Ernest Hemingway Microbadge: Ernest Hemingway fan
1924 - Actor-comedian Don Knotts Microbadge: Andy Griffith Show fan
1951 - Actor-comedian Robin Williams Microbadge: Robin Williams fan
1957 - Actor-comedian Jon Lovitz (Saturday Night Live)
1959 - Ed Greenwood
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1983 - Vostok Station, Antarctica: Lowest recorded temperature -128.6F, -89.2C Microbadge: I love Antarctica

July 22
1298 - Battle of Falkirk Microbadge: Hammer of the Scots fan
1882 - Painter Edward Hopper Microbadge: Edward Hopper fan
1940 - Alex Trebek Microbadge: You're sitting on a gold mine, Trebek!
1955 - Actor Willem Dafoe Microbadge: Platoon fan
1955 - Actor David Spade Microbadge: Saturday Night Live fan

July 23
1892 - Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie Microbadge: Lion of Judah: The War for Ethiopia, 1935-1941
1888 - Detective novelist Raymond Chandler Microbadge: Raymond Chandler fan
1904 - Ice cream cone created @ St. Louis Word Fair Microbadge: Ice Cream lover
1961 - Actor Woody Harrelson Microbadge: Cheers fan
1970 - Actress Charisma Carpenter Microbadge: Buffy fan

July 24
1783 - South American revolutionary and statesman Simon Bolivar Microbadge: Simon Bolivar - The Liberator Fan
1802 - French novelist Alexandre Dumas the Elder Microbadge: Alexandre Dumas fan
1936 - Comedian Ruth Buzzi (Laugh In) Microbadge: Comedy Shows fan
1970 - Actress Jennifer Lopez Microbadge: Jello lover
1982 - Actress Anna Paquin Microbadge: True Blood fan

July 25
_306 - Constantine I proclaimed Roman Emperor Microbadge: Istanbul was Constantinople
1894 - Actor Walter Brennan Microbadge: Classic western movies fan
1954 - NFL Hall of Famer Walter Payton Microbadge: Chicago Bears fan - Walter Payton

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This Week in Geek History July 12 - 18

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July 12
100B - Roman leader Julius Caesar Microbadge: Julius Caesar enthusiast(maybe the 13th)
1817 - American writer Henry David Thoreau Microbadge: "Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify." -- Henry David Thoreau
1854 - Photography pioneer George Eastman Microbadge: Photographer
1937 - Comedian-actor-felon Bill Cosby Microbadge: Bill Cosby fan

July 13
1940 - Actor Patrick Stewart Microbadge: Patrick Stewart / Jean Luc-Picard fan
1942 - Actor Harrison Ford Microbadge: Harrison Ford fan
1944 - Hungarian Inventor Erno Rubik Microbadge: Rubik's cube fan
1946 - Comedian Cheech Marin of Cheech and Chong Microbadge: Weeds Fan -The TV Series

July 14
1789 - Bastille Day Microbadge: Liberté fan
1862 - Austrian Art Nouveau painter Gustav Klimt Microbadge: Gustav Klimt fan
1912 - Folk singer Woody Guthrie Microbadge: Woody Guthrie fan
1913 - Gerald Ford, 38th president of the United States Microbadge: Eagle Scout
1918 - Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman Microbadge: Ingmar Bergman fan

July 15
1606 - Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn Microbadge: Rembrandt fan
1779 - Poet Clement Clarke Moore (A Visit from St. Nicholas ("'Twas The Night Before Christmas") ) Microbadge: Give a man a fish, he eats for a day; give a man a goat, and RSP argues about it for 17 pages.
1799 - Rosetta Stone discovered Microbadge: Rosetta Stone user
1944 - Actor Jan-Michael Vincent (Airwolf) Microbadge: Helicopter Pilot
1956 - Guitarist Joe Satriani Microbadge: Joe Satriani fan
1988 - Die Hard released Microbadge: Die Hard fan

July 16
_622 - Muslim era begins with Muhammad's flight from Mecca to Medina Microbadge: Muslim
1439 - Kissing is banned in England (to stop the spread of the Black Death) Sound familiar??Microbadge: Black Death fan
1888 - Actor Percy Kilbride (Pa Kettle)
1911 - Dancer/actress Ginger Rogers Microbadge: Ballroom dancer
1945 - First atomic detonation (Alamogordo) Microbadge: Today's Forecast: 30% chance of nuclear fallout

July 17
1889 - Mystery writer Erle Stanley Gardner (Perry Mason) Microbadge: RPG: Crime (Mystery / Detective / Noir) genre fan
1899 - Actor James Cagney Microbadge: James Cagney fan
1918 - Romanov Family executed by Bolsheviks in Yekaterinburg, Russia Microbadge: Reds! The Russian Civil War 1918-1921 fan
1949 - Bassist Geezer Butler Microbadge: Black Sabbath fan
1952 - American actor David Hasselhoff Microbadge: Don't hassle the Hoff!
1955 - Disneyland opens Microbadge: Fan of Disneyland Park in Anaheim, CA
1959 - Hitchcock's North by Northwest premieres Microbadge: North by Northwest fan

July 18
_64 - Great Fire of Rome Microbadge: Nero fan
1911 - Canadian Actor Hume Cronyn Microbadge: House fan
1913 - Comedian Red Skelton Microbadge: I like to whistle!
1918 - South African statesman Nelson Mandela Microbadge: I love South Africa! Microbadge: I'm Against Racism
1921 - Former astronaut and Sen. John Glenn, D-Ohio Microbadge: NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) fan
1937 - Gonzo journalist/author Hunter S. Thompson Microbadge: Hunter S. Thompson fan

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Happy Birthday Derf_Red & Busdjur!

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July 9th! These two crazy characters have completed another Sol orbit...

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Happy Birthday Jessica & Fred! (Still AKA My dear Sir Pomfrey!)
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Happy Birthday Tegarend!

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July 8th!

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Happy Birthday Dysjunct!

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Another year passed, we gotta tell this guy* happy birthday again.



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*You know the guy that you've never met in real life but you dig each other's humor and kinda stalk each other around multiple areas of the RPGG/BGG/VGG realms and you're always happy to see his avatar or the thumbs up he gave you and you end up feeling like he's really your friend? Yeah that's 'this guy.'

I already told him happy birthday, right? Yeah ok, your turn.
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Happy Birthday Quozl!

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July 5th, time once again to celebrate the TRUE BLUE BGG *MADMAN*

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