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This Week in Geek History July 18 - 24

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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

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

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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