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This Week in Geek History February 13 - 19

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This is wysire signing off. Thanks readers for sticking with me and thanks Gino for taking over!

February 13
1932 - Near and dear to my own heart: Spanky debuts in the Our Gang shorts in Free Eats (yeah, the one with the fidgets) Microbadge: I Love Pit Bulls
1942 - Pre-Fab 4th Peter Tork (The Monkees)
1945 - RAF/USAAF bomb Dresden Microbadge: Fire element
1950 - English rocker Peter Gabriel Microbadge: Peter Gabriel fan
1961 - Black Flag frontman Henry Rollins Microbadge: Henry Rollins fanMicrobadge: Black Flag fan
???? - Mixula

February 14 - Happy Valentine's Day! Microbadge: Valentine's Day fan
1797 - Battle of Cape St. Vincent Microbadge: Age of Sail enthusiast
1894 - American comedian Jack Benny Microbadge: Jello again, this is Jack Benny speaking...
1929 - Valentine's Day Massacre, 7 gangsters killed in Chicago Microbadge: My Bloody Valentine fan
1931 - Original Dracula film starring Bela Lugosi premieres Microbadge: Dracula fan
1934 - American actress Florence Henderson (The Brady Bunch)
1970 - English comedian/actor Simon Pegg Microbadge: Simon Pegg fan
???? - Mavis101

February 15
399B - Socrates is sentenced to death for 'corrupting the youth' Microbadge: Socrates
1564 - Italian astronomer and physicist Galileo Galilei. Microbadge: Galileo Galilei
1820 - American feminist pioneer Susan B. Anthony. Microbadge: Feminism
1898 - USS Maine explodes in Havana Harbor Microbadge: Havana fan
1907 - American actor Cesar Romero Microbadge: Cesar Romero was the best Joker!
1943 - Wartime propaganda poster "We Can Do It!" appears Microbadge: We can do it!
1951 - Actress Jane Seymour Microbadge: Battlestar Galactica fan
1954 - Simpson's Creator Matt Groening Microbadge: Simpsons fan
1964 - American actor/comedian Chris Farley Microbadge: Saturday Night Live fan
2005 - Youtube launched in the US Microbadge: YouTube addict!
???? - GreenDude

February 16
_600 - Pope Gregory the Great decrees saying "God bless You" is the correct response to a sneeze Microbadge: Blue Nose - I've crossed the Arctic Circle.
1906 - Vera Menchik, world's first women's chess champion Microbadge: Chess player
1930 - American RPG designer J. Eric Holmes Microbadge: J. Eric Holmes fan
1954 - English sci-fi author Iain Banks Microbadge: Iain M Banks fan - Outside Context Problem
1957 - American actor LeVar Burton Microbadge: "Maybe necessity really is the mother of invention" - LtCdr. Geordi La Forge
1958 - American rapper/actor Ice T Microbadge: Ice Tea drinker
1959 - American tennis player John McEnroe Microbadge: Tennis fan
1978 - 1st Computer Bulletin Board System (Ward & Randy's CBBS, Chicago) Microbadge: Old School BBS user

February 17
1876 - Sardines first canned by Julius Wolff in Eastport, Maine Microbadge: Hey, That's My Fish! fan
1904 - Puccini's Madame Butterfly premieres in Milan Microbadge: Giacomo Puccini fan
1912 - American sci-fi/fantasy author Alice 'Andre' Norton Microbadge: Andre Norton fan
1929 - American author Chaim Potok Microbadge: Chaim Potok fan
1936 - (Debatably) The world's first superhero, The Phantom, created by Lee Falk, debuts in comics Microbadge: The Phantom fan
1936 - NFL hall of fame running back/actor Jim Brown Microbadge: Cleveland Browns fan
1957 - Canadian singer-songwriter Loreena McKennitt Microbadge: Loreena McKennitt fan
1963 - NBA legend Michael Jordan Microbadge: I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed
1972 - M*A*S*H (TV show) premieres on CBS Microbadge: M*A*S*H fan
1972 - Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong Microbadge: Green Day fan
???? - Conlaen

February 18
1516 - "Bloody" Mary I Tudor, Queen of England (1553-58) Microbadge: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs fan - Queen (I thought surely there'd be a bloody mary cocktail mb!)
1885 - Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn published Microbadge: "The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter— 'tis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning." —Samuel Clemens, a.k.a. Mark Twain
1898 - Italian automaker Enzo Ferrari Microbadge: Ferrari fan
1920 - American actor Jack Palance Microbadge: One hundred pushups!
1930 - US astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto Microbadge: Pluto - everybody's favorite ex-planet
1931 - American author Toni Morrison Microbadge: I have blue eyes
1933 - Yoko Ono, widow of John Lennon Microbadge: Modern Art fan
1950 - American director John Hughes Microbadge: John Hughes fan
1954 - American actor John Travolta Microbadge: "Don't be tellin' me about foot massages. I'm the foot f*ckin' master."
1958 - English artist and creator of Iron Maiden's Eddie, Derek Riggs Microbadge: Heavy Metal fan
1965 - Rapper Dr. Dre Microbadge: Dr. Dre fan
1968 - David Gilmour joins Pink Floyd Microbadge: Pink Floyd fan
1973 - 119 lb (54kg) octopus measuring 23' (7m) across captured in Hood Canal, Washington Microbadge: Kraken-Alarm fan
2022 - sdonohue marks FIVE years since his heart attack. Continued best wishes from your biggest fans!! We're all pulling for you Steve! (Just don't pull his finger) Microbadge: Following of sdonohue - Pull My Finger

February 19
1473 - Polish mathematician/astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus Microbadge: Nicolai Copernicus
1924 - American actor Lee Marvin (The Dirty Dozen) Microbadge: War Movie fan
1948 - Black Sabbath guitarist/songwriter Tony Iommi Microbadge: Black Sabbath fan
1955 - American actor Jeff Daniels (Dumb and Dumber, The Newsroom) Microbadge: Comedy Shows fan
1968 - Mister Rogers' Neighborhood debuts on NET (now PBS) Microbadge: I love PBS
???? - Fellow RPGG intrepid reporter Brumcg

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Happy Birthday MasterExploderTK!

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February 10th, friendly fire is possible!

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Introducing our New Society Page Editor

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It is time for me to pass the baton and

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has graciously stepped up to cover what your enquiring geek history minds want to know and celebrate the birthdays of all the heroes (and a few wandering monsters) that fill these sacred halls.

Please give Gino a warm welcome!!

I've enjoyed my almost 4 years serving the site in this way. See you in The Tavern.

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Happy Birthday Bazin!

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February 7th is when we celebrate

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This Week in Geek History February 6 - 12

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February 6
1895 - Baseball great George Herman "Babe" Ruth Microbadge: Babe Ruth League fan
1911 - Former President Ronald Reagan Microbadge: Presidential Trivia fan
1936 - Hitler opens 4th Winter Olympics Microbadge: Fan of the Olympic GamesMicrobadge: Fan of the Olympic GamesMicrobadge: Fan of the Olympic GamesMicrobadge: Fan of the Olympic GamesMicrobadge: Fan of the Olympic Games
1945 - Jamaican reggae singer and songwriter Bob Marley Microbadge: Bob Marley fan

February 7
1478 - English statesman and writer Sir Thomas More Microbadge: Thomas More
1812 - English author Charles Dickens Microbadge: Charles Dickens fan
1885 - American author Sinclair Lewis Microbadge: Author
1964 - The Beatles land in the USA Microbadge: The Beatles fan
???? - Bazin

February 8
1587 - Mary Queen of Scots loses her head Microbadge: If it's not Scottish it's Crap!
1820 - Civil War Gen. William Sherman Microbadge: Civil Wargamer
1828 - Pioneer science fiction writer Jules Verne Microbadge: Jules Verne fan
1834 - Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleyev Microbadge: Dmitri Mendeleev - Creator of the first version of the periodic table of elements
1910 - Boy Scouts of America founded Microbadge: Boy Scout
1955 - American author John Grisham Microbadge: John Grisham fan
1974 - Creator/Producer Seth Green Microbadge: Robot Chicken fan

February 9
1773 - William Henry Harrison, ninth president of the United States Microbadge: Presidential Trivia fan
1861 - Jefferson Davis elected president Microbadge: Civil War Reenactor
1943 - American actor Joe Pesci Microbadge: Lethal Weapon fan
1944 - American author Alice Walker (Color Purple, et al) Microbadge: I wear purple
1964 - Beatles first appearance on the Ed Sullivan show (73.7 million viewers) Microbadge: The Beatles fan

February 10
1846 - Mormon exodus to Utah begins Microbadge: Brigham Young
1940 - MGM debuts Tom & Jerry cartoons Microbadge: Tom and Jerry fanMicrobadge: Tom and Jerry fan
1950 - American Olympic gold medal swimmer Mark Spitz Microbadge: Olympic Games fan
1962 - Metallica bassist Cliff Burton Microbadge: Metallica fan
1967 - American actress Laura Dern Microbadge: Jurassic Park fan
1996 - IBM's Deep Blue becomes the first computer to win a game of chess against a reigning (human) chess champion, Gary Kasparov Microbadge: Chess player
???? - MasterExploderTK

February 11
1847 - American inventor Thomas Edison Microbadge: Thomas Edison - inventor of the light bulb and 1,093 patents
1936 - American actor Burt Reynolds (Smokey and the Bandit, etc)
1956 - Bad Brains frontman H.R. Microbadge: Bad Brains fan
1962 - American singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow Microbadge: Sheryl Crow fan
1969 - American actress Jennifer Aniston Microbadge: Friends fan
1990 - Nelson Mandela released from South African prison after 27 years Microbadge: I love South Africa!

February 12
1809 - Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the United States Microbadge: Abraham Lincoln - 16th President of the United States
1809 - English biologist Charles Darwin Microbadge: Charles Darwin
1915 - Canadian actor Lorne Greene (Bonanza, Battle Star Galactica) Microbadge: Battlestar Galactica fan
1924 - George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue premieres in New York City Microbadge: George Gershwin fan
1939 - The Doors songwriter-keyboardist Ray Manzarek Microbadge: The Doors fan
1968 - American actor Josh Brolin Microbadge: Thanos fan
2001 - NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft touchdown in the "saddle" region of 433 Eros; first spacecraft to land on an asteroid Microbadge: Asteroids fan
???? - paulidale

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February 5th! I suspect necromancy since he's still alive and kicking!

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Happy Birthday Jasri and DumWytGi

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PARTY TIME! February 4th is when we commemorate the dawning of

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This Week in Geek History January 30 - February 5

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1862 - USS Monitor launched Microbadge: Ironclads fan
1882 - Franklin D Roosevelt, 32nd US President Microbadge: "We know that enduring peace cannot be bought at the cost of other people's freedom." -- Franklin D. Roosevelt
1919 - Civil rights activist Fred Korematsu
1930 - American actor Gene Hackman Microbadge: Superman fan
1948 - Mahatma Gandhi assassinated Microbadge: Mahatma Gandhi
1951 - English singer-songwriter-musician Phil Collins Microbadge: Phil Collins fan
1969 - The Beatles perform their last live performance on the roof of Apple Records in London Microbadge: The Beatles fan
1974 - Welsh actor Christian Bale Microbadge: Christian Bale fan

January 31
1797 - Austrian composer Franz Schubert Microbadge: Franz Schubert fan
1919 - Jackie Robinson, the first African-American to play major league baseball Microbadge: Jackie Robinson fan
1937 - American actress Suzanne Pleshette (The Bob Newhart Show)
1947 - Pitcher Nolan Ryan Microbadge: Baseball fan

February 1
1859 - Irish composer Victor Herbert Microbadge: "The proper story, and the perfect drink, for everyone" - Doug the barman of the FTL Bar
1878 - Hattie Caraway (First woman elected to the Senate )
1884 - First fascicle of Oxford English Dictionary published Microbadge: "Hello, you have A Way with Words."
1895 - American film director John Ford (How Green Was My Valley, The Searchers) Microbadge: John Wayne fan
1901 - American actor Clark Gable Microbadge: Attempting to give a damn.......damn not given.
1937 - Don Everly (The Everly Brothers )
1942 - Monty Python's Terry Jones Microbadge: Just one more wafer thin mint for monsieur?
2003 - Space Shuttle Columbia disaster Microbadge: Space Shuttle

February 2
1494 - Columbus implements Arawak slavery Microbadge: Slavery Still Exists. END IT.
1887 - First Groundhog Day - Microbadge: Groundhog lover Microbadge: This is one time where a microbadge really fails to capture the true excitement of a large squirrel predicting the weather.
1882 - Irish novelist James Joyce Microbadge: Nations have their ego, just like individuals.
1895 - American NFL coach/owner George Halas Microbadge: NFL fan
1905 - Russian-American novelist Ayn Rand Microbadge: Ayn Rand fan
1943 - Battle of Stalingrad ends Microbadge: Battle for Stalingrad fan
1947 - American actress Farrah Fawcett (Charlie's Angels) Microbadge: Angel Role-playing Game fan

February 3
1480 - Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan Microbadge: Magellan - Proving the World is Round since 1521Microbadge: Order of Magellan - I've circumnavigated the Earth.
1809 - German Romantic composer Felix Mendelssohn Microbadge: Felix Mendelssohn fan
1821 - Elizabeth Blackwell (First US female doctor of medicine ) Microbadge: Medical Professional
1894 - American painter Normal Rockwell Microbadge: Norman Rockwell fan
1907 - American author James Michener Microbadge: South Pacific fan
1909 - French resistance fighter Simone Weil Microbadge: Simone Weil fan
1950 - American actress Morgan Fairchild Microbadge: Barbie fan
1959 - 'The day the music died,' Big Bopper, Buddy Holly, and Ritchie Valens Microbadge: Rock Music fan

February 4
1902 - American aviator Charles Lindbergh Microbadge: Private Pilot
1913 - American civil rights activist Rosa Lee Parks Microbadge: I'm Against Racism
1940 - Night of the Living Dead director George Romero Microbadge: George Romero fan
1948 - Detroit rocker Alice Cooper Microbadge: Alice Cooper fan
???? - DumWytGi and Jasri

February 5
1914 - American author William S. Burroughs Microbadge: William S. Burroughs fan
1948 - American actor Christopher Guest Microbadge: Spinal Tap fan
???? - Original_CorPse

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