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Happy Birthday Mulligans!

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September 15th, batten down the hatches because the

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This Week in Geek History September 12 - 18

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September 12
_490 - Battle of Marathon (traditional date) - Small Athenian force defeats the Persian Empire Microbadge: Marathon finisher
1624 - 1st public submarine test (Thames River, London) for King James I Microbadge: Submarine
1818 - Richard Gatling, inventor of the Gatling gun Microbadge: gatlingEngine player
1913 - U.S. Olympic track star Jesse Owens Microbadge: Fan of the Olympic Games
1921 - SF author Stanislaw Lem Microbadge: Stanislaw Lem fan
1944 - American Singer/Songwriter/Producer Barry White Microbadge: Barry White fan
1952 - Rush drummer Neil Peart Microbadge: Rush fan
1957 - German composer Hans Zimmer (over 150 films!) Microbadge: Hans Zimmer fanMicrobadge: Gladiator fan
1966 - The Pre-Fab 4 "The Monkees" premieres on NBC (what? no badge?)
1967 - American comedian Louis C.K. Microbadge: Louis CK fan

September 13
_122 - Construction of Hadrian's Wall begins in Northern England Microbadge: Hadrian enthusiast
1911 - Bill Monroe, the "father of bluegrass" music Microbadge: Bluegrass fan
1916 - English author Roald Dahl Microbadge: Roald Dahl fan
1956 - IBM introduces RAMAC 305, 1st commercial computer with magnetic disk storage (weighs 1 TON) Microbadge: IBM user
1969 - Scooby-Doo premieres on CBS Microbadge: ...and I would've gotten away with it, if it hadn't been for those meddling kids!
1980 - Solid Gold (music television) premiers Microbadge: Citizenship Recognition - Level VI -  Is six any more shiny? ... Well, it's one shinier isn't it? ... Okay, why don't you just make five a bit more shiny and then that would be the most shiny? ... Because these go to six.
1985 - Super Mario Brothers first appears for the NES Microbadge: Nintendo fan

September 14
1849 - Russian physiologist Ivan Pavlov Microbadge: Does the name Pavlov ring a bell?
1914 - Clayton Moore, who played the Lone Ranger on television Microbadge: The Lone Ranger fan
1936 - American (not Russian) actor Walter Koenig (Star Trek's Pavel Checkov) Microbadge: Star Trek fan
1982 - Princess of Monaco/American actress Grace Kelly dies in a car crash at 52 Microbadge: Grace Kelly fan
1983 - Singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse Microbadge: Amy Winehouse fan

September 15
1254 - Traveler/author Marco Polo (traditional - date uncertain) Microbadge: Auf den Spuren von Marco Polo fan
1789 - 1st major American novelist James Fenimore Cooper (Last of the Mohicans) Microbadge: Legends of the American Frontier fan
1830 - Mexican president Porfirio Diaz Microbadge: Pax Porfiriana fan
1857 - William Howard Taft, 27th president of the United States Microbadge: Presidential Trivia fan
1889 - Humorist Robert Benchley Microbadge: Author
1890 - Mystery writer Agatha Christie Microbadge: Agatha Christie fan
1903 - Country music star Roy Acuff Microbadge: Country fan
1907 - Actress Fay Wray Microbadge: King Kong (Hail to the king!)
1916 - First use of tanks in warfare "Little Willies," Battle of the Somme Microbadge: I drive a tank
1928 - Scottish bacteriologist Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin Microbadge: Infection: Humanity's Last Gasp fan
1934 - Author/illustrator Tomie dePaola Microbadge: Enjoys Children's Books
1946 - American Director Oliver Stone Microbadge: Wall Street fan - Gordon Gekko
1946 - Actor Tommy Lee Jones Microbadge: Tommy Lee Jones fan
1958 - Bad Brains guitarist Dr. Know Microbadge: Bad Brains fan
???? - Mulligans

September 16
1745 - Field Marshall Mikhail Kutuzov Microbadge: Kutuzov fan
1838 - Railroad magnate James Jerome "J.J." Hill Microbadge: Railroad Tycoon fan
1898 - Author/illustrator H.A. Rey Microbadge: I ♥ Curious George
1925 - Singer/guitarist B.B. King Microbadge: B. B. King fan
1927 - Actor Peter Falk Microbadge: Just one more thing before I go...

September 17
1859 - Gunslinger Billy the Kid Microbadge: Gunslinger fan (maybe 11/23/1859)
1862 - Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg), 23,110 die in bloodiest day of American Civil War Microbadge: American Civil War buff
1923 - Country music pioneer Hank Williams Sr. Microbadge: Country fan
1928 - English actor Roddy McDowall Microbadge: "Beware the beast man for he is the devil's pawn."
1935 - American author Ken Kesey (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and one of my favorite novels of all time: Sometimes a Great Notion)

September 18
1851 - New York Times begins publication (2 cents/copy) Microbadge: New York Times reader
1905 - Swedish actress Greta Garbo Microbadge: Greta Garbo fan
1970 - Jimi Hendrix dies of asphyxiation at 27 Microbadge: Jimi Hendrix fan
???? - XyberDAWG


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Happy Birthday Mallet!

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A Very Happy Birthday!


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This Week in Geek History September 5 - 11

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September 5
1847 - American outlaw Jesse James Microbadge: Outlaws: Adventures in the Old West
1942 - American actress Raquel Welch (One Million Years B.C.)
1946 - Queen frontman Freddie Mercury Microbadge: Freddie Mercury fan Microbadge: Queen fan
1951 - American actor Michael Keaton Microbadge: Batman fan
1957 - Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" published Microbadge: Jack Kerouac fan

September 6
1943 - Pink Floyd bassist and singer/songwriter Roger Waters Microbadge: Pink Floyd fan - The Wall
1947 - Actress Jane Curtin Microbadge: Saturday Night Live fan
1958 - Comedian Jeff Foxworthy (You might be a redneck if…)
1972 - English author China Mieville Microbadge: China Miéville fan

September 7
1533 - England's Queen Elizabeth I Microbadge: English History buff
1936 - Musician Buddy Holly Microbadge: Buddy Holly fan
1978 - The Who's drummer Keith Moon dies of an overdose at 31 Microbadge: The Who fan
1979 - ESPN debuts Microbadge: ESPN fan

September 8
1157 - England's King Richard I (The Lion Hearted) Microbadge: The Legend of Robin Hood fan
1504 - Michelangelo's David unveiled in Florence Microbadge: Michelangelo fan
1841 - Czech composer Antonín Dvorák Microbadge: Antonín Dvořák fan
1897 - Country music pioneer Jimmie Rodgers, "The Singing Brakeman" Microbadge: Country fan
1925 - English actor Peter Sellers Microbadge: Ahh... The old closet ploy, I do enjoy a good closet ploy
1941 - American politician Bernie Sanders Microbadge: Vermont
1960 - Hitchcock's "Psycho" premieres Microbadge: Psycho fan
1966 - Star Trek premieres Microbadge: Star Trek fanMicrobadge: Star Trek: The Original Series fan

September 9
1585 - Cardinal Richelieu Microbadge: Richelieu fan
1828 - Russian author Leo Tolstoy Microbadge: Leo Tolstoy fan
1850 - California admitted as the 31st state of the Union Microbadge: California
1890 - Kentucky Fried Chicken founder Harlan Sanders Microbadge: Chicken Chicken Chicken
1941 - "King of Soul" Blues Singer Otis Redding Microbadge: Otis Redding fan
1966 - American actor/comedian Adam Sandler Microbadge: Hanukkah
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September 10
1941 - Paleontologist and popular science author Stephen Jay Gould Microbadge: Natural History enthusiast
1945 - Mike the Headless Chicken is decapitated in Colorado; he survives another 18 months before choking to death Microbadge: Sleepy Hollow fan - Headless Horseman
1993 - The X-Files premieres on Fox Microbadge: The X-Files fan
2008 - The Large Hadron Collider at CERN goes online in Geneva Microbadge: Old & Chaotic Evil Bob, eclipsing the dark corners of the Geek with his own utter darkness, like a reverse black hole. Only more Evil.

September 11
1773 - Ben Franklin writes "There never was a good war or a bad peace" Microbadge: Benjamin Franklin
1885 - English author D.H. Lawrence Microbadge: D. H. Lawrence fan
1913 - University of Alabama football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant Microbadge: University of Alabama
2001 - 9/11: 2,941 people die in terrorist attacks on New York City, The Pentagon & UA Flight 93 Microbadge: Remember

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Happy Birthday CPiz!

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August 29th, somebody drag Chuck in here so we can all sing very badly to him!

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Happy Birthday Chuck!
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This Week in Geek History August 29 - September 4

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August 29
1632 - English philosopher John Locke Microbadge: John Locke
1811 - Henry Bergh, founder of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Microbadge: I buy cruelty-free products!
1915 - Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman (died on her birthday in 1982 at 67) Microbadge: Ingrid Bergman fan
1920 - American jazz great Charlie "Bird" Parker Microbadge: Charlie Parker fan
1938 - American actor Elliott Gould Microbadge: M*A*S*H fan
1958 - King of Pop Michael Jackson Microbadge: Michael Jackson - Thriller
???? - Cpiz

August 30
__70 - Temple of Jerusalem burns Microbadge: Lost Temple fan
1146 - European leaders outlaw the crossbow, intending to end war for all time Microbadge: Peace out.
1797 - Author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Microbadge: Uuuuurrgh!
1835 - Melbourne, Australia founded Microbadge: Melbourne University
1893 - Louisiana Gov. Huey Long Microbadge: I've played games in Louisiana
1943 - American cartoonist/satirist Robert Crumb Microbadge: Robert Crumb fan
1972 - American actress Cameron Diaz Microbadge: Shrek fan
1979 - US President Jimmy Carter attacked by a rabbit on a canoe trip in Georgia Microbadge:  The Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog - Death awaits you all with nasty, big, pointy teeth!

August 31
__12 - 3rd Roman emperor Caligula Microbadge: Caligula fan
_161 - Roman emperor Commodus Microbadge: Gladiator fan(bad day for emperors)
1870 - Italian educator Maria Montessori Microbadge: "Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world." - Maria Montessori
1888 - Jack the Ripper's first victim found in London's East End Microbadge: Jack the Ripper unmasked
1945 - Irish singer/songwriter Van Morrison Microbadge: Van Morrison fan
1997 - Diana, Princess of Wales dies at 36 in a car crash in Paris Microbadge: In Memoriam

September 1
1875 - Tarzan & Sci Fi author Edgar Rice Burroughs Microbadge: Edgar Rice Burroughs fan
1922 - Actress Yvonne de Carlo (Ten Commandments & The Munsters) Microbadge: Let my meeple go.
1933 - Country music singer Conway Twitty Microbadge: Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Conway Twitty...
1939 - World War II begins Microbadge: Conflict of Heroes: Price of Honour - Poland 1939 fan
1939 - American comedienne Lily Tomlin Microbadge: “Delusions of grandeur make me feel a lot better about myself." — Lily Tomlin
1977 - 1st TRS-80 Computer sold Microbadge: To err is human. To really foul things up requires a computer.

September 2
31BC - Battle of Actium: Octavian (later Augustus) defeats Mark Antony & Cleopatra in a decisive naval battle, effectively ending the Roman Republic Microbadge: Rise of Augustus fan
1666 - The Great Fire of London begins at 2am in Pudding Lane, 80% of the city is destroyed Microbadge: The Great Fire of London 1666 fan (There's a boardgame AND a microbadge for EVERYTHING these days!)
1864 - Union General Sherman captures & burns Atlanta Microbadge: Civil Wargamer
1902 - "A Trip to the Moon" the first sci-fi film is released Microbadge: I love the moon Watch it here!
1937 - Former baseball commissioner Peter Ueberroth Microbadge: Baseball fan
1945 - VJ day, formal surrender of Japan aboard the USS Missouri, WWII ends Microbadge: USS Missouri ("Mighty Mo"), BB-63, was laid down on 6 January 1941, launched on 29 January 1944, and commissioned on 11 June 1944. She was the last battleship commissioned by the United States.Microbadge: Missouri fought at Iwo Jima, Okinawa, the Inland Sea, and in naval bombardments of the Japanese mainland. She was the site of the surrender of the Empire of Japan that ended World War II. Microbadge: She also served in Korea, supporting the Incheon landings among other efforts, then she was decommissioned on 26 February 1955, joining the so-called "Mothball Fleet."Microbadge: After modernization and formal recommissioning on 10 May 1986, she became the first US battleship to circumnavigate the globe since Theodore Roosevelt's "Great White Fleet." Her last missions were in the Persian Gulf both before and during the Gulf War. Microbadge: Decommissioned on 31 March 1992, she is now a museum ship at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
1952 - American tennis champion Jimmy Connors Microbadge: Tennis fan
1964 - Canadian actor Keanu Reeves Microbadge: The Matrix fan - My name is Neo
1966 - Mexican-American actress Salma Hayek Microbadge: Salma Hayek fan

September 3
1752 - The British Empire (including the American colonies) adopt the Gregorian Calendar, losing 11 days. Riots ensue in protest of 'the government stealing 11 days of people's lives!' Microbadge: 'Come and see the violence inherent in the system!'
1856 - Architect Louis Sullivan Microbadge: Louis Sullivan fan (The father of the skyscraper)
1955 - Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones Microbadge: Sex Pistols fan

September 4
_476 - Traditional end of the Western Roman Empire as Emporer Agustulus abdicates to Odoacer, who would soon be known as the First King of Italy Microbadge: Roman Empire buff
1886 - Apache Chief Geronimo surrenders, ending last major US-Indian war Microbadge: Geronimo fan
1918 - Radio news commentator Paul Harvey Microbadge: Paul Harvey........................................... Good day!
1970 - Actress Ione Skye (Say Anything, Covington Cross)

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Happy Birthday LordDillon & RInaldoQax!

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This Week in Geek History August 22 - 28

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August 22
1485 - Battle of Bosworth Field, Henry Tudor defeats the last Plantagenet, King Richard III, effectively ending the War of the Roses Microbadge: Tudor fan
1849 - World's first air raid: Austria launches pilotless balloons against Venice, Italy Microbadge: Balloon Cup fan
1862 - French composer Claude Debussy Microbadge: Claude Debussy fan
1920 - Science fiction writer Ray Bradbury Microbadge: Ray Bradbury fan

August 23
1305 - William Wallace executed by the English Microbadge: Hammer of the Scots fan
1883 - Gen. Jonathan Wainwright (Hero of Bataan)
1946 - The Who's drummer and general wild-man Keith Moon Microbadge: The Who fan

August 24
__79 - Mt. Vesuvius erupts, destroying Pompeii & Herculaneum, killing 15,000 Microbadge: Downfall of Pompeii fan
1759 - William Wilberforce, leader for abolition of slavery in England Microbadge: FreedomMicrobadge: Freedom
1880 - Joshua Lionel Cowen, inventor of the electric toy train Microbadge: Lionel Trains Operator
1897 - Country music publisher Fred Rose Microbadge: Country fan
1899 - Argentine author Jorge Luis Borges Microbadge: Jorge Luis Borges fan
1934 - English actor Kenny Baker Microbadge: Star Wars fan - R2-D2
1951 - American author Orson Scott Card Microbadge: Ender's Game fan
1957 - English comedian Stephen Fry Microbadge: Jeeves and Wooster fan

August 25
1530 - Russian ruler Ivan the Terrible Microbadge: Russian History buff
1819 - Allan Pinkerton, founder of the private detective agency Microbadge: Deadlands: Doomtown fan
1845 - Bavarian 'Mad' King Ludwig II Microbadge: Castles of Mad King Ludwig fan
1913 - Cartoonist Walt Kelly Microbadge: Pogo fan
1930 - Actor Sean Connery Microbadge: My favourite Bond is Sean Connery
1949 - KISS guitarist Gene Simmons Microbadge: KISS fan
1951 - Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford Microbadge: Judas Priest fan
1954 - Musician Elvis Costello Microbadge: Elvis Costello fan
1958 - Director Tim Burton Microbadge: Tim Burton fan
1991 - Linux's 'birthday' Microbadge: Linux user
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August 26
1743 - French scientist Antoine Lavoisier, the founder of modern chemistry Microbadge: I love chemistry
1873 - Lee de Forest, known as the father of radio Microbadge: Old Time Radio fan
1883 - Krakatoa erupts, resulting in at least 36,417 deaths (including tsunamis) Microbadge: Krakatoa fan
1910 - Nobel Peace Prize winner Mother Teresa Microbadge: Mother Teresa - 'We can do no great things; only small things with great love.'
1952 - Puzzle Maestro Will Shortz Microbadge: Crosswords fan
1964 - RPG Designer Richard Pett
1980 - Actor Chris Pine Microbadge: Star Trek Movies fan

August 27
1877 - English auto maker Charles Rolls Microbadge: Rolls Royce fan
1890 - Surrealist photographer Man Ray Microbadge: Surrealism fan
1896 - In the world's shortest recorded war, Britain defeats Zanzibar in 38 minutes Microbadge: Chit Chat: Wait, what?
1899 - Horatio Hornblower author C.S. Forester Microbadge: C. S. Forester fan
1908 - Lyndon Baines Johnson, 36th president of the United States Microbadge: Presidential Trivia fan
1912 - Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan of the Apes is published Microbadge: Tarzan fan
1952 - Actor Paul Reubens Microbadge: Pee Wee Herman fan
1953 - Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson Microbadge: Rush fan
1955 - Guinness Book of World Records first published Microbadge: Hey everyone, watch this!
1957 - RPG Designer Jeff Grubb
1979 - American actor Aaron Paul Microbadge: Breaking Bad fan
1990 - Stevie Ray Vaughn dies in helicopter crash at 35 Microbadge: Stevie Ray Vaughan fan

August 28
1749 - German poet, novelist and dramatist Johann von Goethe Microbadge: Goethe fan
1916 - American author Jack Vance (I) Microbadge: Jack Vance fan
1917 - Marvel & DC cartoonist Jack Kirby Microbadge: Jack "King" Kirby fanMicrobadge: Captain America fanMicrobadge: Fantastic Four fanMicrobadge: X-Men fanMicrobadge: Hulk fan
1963 - Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his "I have a dream" speech Microbadge: Martin Luther King, Jr.
1965 - Canadian country/pop singer Shania Twain Microbadge: Country fan
1969 - American comedian Jack Black Microbadge: Jack Black fan

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August 20th is the day to celebrate this guy!

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This Week in Geek History August 15 - 21

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August 15
1057 - Malcolm Canmore kills King Macbeth of Scotland (Lumphanan) Microbadge: If it's not Scottish it's Crap!
1769 - Napoleon Bonaparte Microbadge: Field of Glory Napoleonic fan
1859 - Longtime Chicago White Sox owner Charles Comiskey Microbadge: Chicago White Sox fan
1888 - British soldier and writer T.E. Lawrence Microbadge: Lawrence of Arabia fan
1969 - Woodstock begins (4 days)Microbadge: Carlos Santana fanMicrobadge: Grateful Dead fanMicrobadge: Creedence Clearwater Revival fanMicrobadge: Sly & The Family Stone fanMicrobadge: The Who fanMicrobadge: The Band - Robbie RobertsonMicrobadge: Crosby, Stills & Nash fanMicrobadge: Jimi Hendrix fan
1979 - Apocalypse Now premieres Microbadge: "I love the smell of napalm in the morning" - Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore

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

August 17
1786 - Frontiersman Davy Crockett Microbadge: Blood of Noble Men: The Alamo fan
1945 - Actor Robert DeNiro (Taxi Driver, Cape Fear) Microbadge: Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver fan

August 18
1774 - American explorer Meriwether Lewis Microbadge: Lewis & Clark fan

August 19
1871 - Aviation pioneer Orville Wright Microbadge: Wilbur and Orville Wright - pioneers of powered flight
1883 - French fashion designer Coco Chanel Microbadge: Chanel fan
1902 - Poet Ogden Nash Microbadge: I enjoy the work of Ogden Nash, the Master of light verse
1921 - Star Trek creator Gene Rodenberry Microbadge: Star Trek fan
1939 - Drummer Ginger Baker Microbadge: Cream
1946 - Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States Microbadge: Presidential Trivia fan

August 20
1833 - Benjamin Harrison, 23rd president of the United States Microbadge: Presidential Trivia fan
1890 - Horror writer H.P. Lovecraft Microbadge: H. P. Lovecraft fan
1940 - Churchill says of the RAF "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few" Microbadge: RAF: The Battle of Britain 1940 fan
1942 - Singer/songwriter and actor Isaac Hayes Microbadge: South Park fan
1948 - Singer/songwriter/Led Zep frontman Robert Plant Microbadge: Led Zeppelin fan
1968 - 200,000 Warsaw Pact Soviet led troops invade Czechoslovakia in response to 'Prague Spring' Microbadge: I love the Czech Republic! Microbadge: I Love Slovakia!
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August 21
1872 - Illustrator Aubrey Beardsley Microbadge: Aubrey Beardsley fan
1904 - Jazz great William "Count" Basie Microbadge: Count Basie fan
1936 - Basketball center Wilt Chamberlain Microbadge: NBA fan

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