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Jack Roosevelt Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) was an American professional baseball player who became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the modern era. Robinson broke the baseball color line when the Brooklyn Dodgers started him at first base on April 15, 1947. When the Dodgers signed Robinson, they heralded the end of racial segregation in professional baseball that had relegated black players to the censored leagues since the 1880s. Robinson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962.

Robinson had an exceptional 10-year MLB career. He was the recipient of the inaugural MLB Rookie of the Year Award in 1947, was an All-Star for six consecutive seasons from 1949 through 1954, and won the National League Most Valuable Player Award in 1949—the first black player so honored. Robinson played in six World Series and contributed to the Dodgers' 1955 World Series championship.

In 1997, MLB retired his uniform number 42 across all major league teams; he was the first pro athlete in any sport to be so honored. MLB also adopted a new annual tradition, "Jackie Robinson Day", for the first time on April 15, 2004, on which every player on every team wears No. 42.

Robinson's character, his use of nonviolence, and his unquestionable talent challenged the traditional basis of segregation which had then marked many other aspects of American life. He influenced the culture of and contributed significantly to the civil rights movement. Robinson also was the first black television analyst in MLB and the first black vice president of a major American corporation, Chock full o'Nuts. In the 1960s, he helped establish the Freedom National Bank, an African-American-owned financial institution based in Harlem, New York. After his death in 1972, in recognition of his achievements on and off the field, Robinson was posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal and Presidential Medal of Freedom.
 
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Round seven inputs requested. Responses will be processed June 21st, 9am BGG.
 
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Round Seven game inputs received. 66.7% participants reporting.
 
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Gifts for Jack Robinson,
as represented by Group One

Primary Choice: Concert Tickets
Closest Item: none

Secondary Choice: Donation to a charity
Closest Item: A drug rehab centre in his name - Jess4

Tertiary Choice: Query (status)
Closest Item: His own baseball card - Brian

Rejected Choice: Left hander's glove
Closest Item: New baseball glove - Giftotron v0.1

3 Matches

New composite baseball bat/ Louisville slugger baseball bat - Nick, Abs7, Farren8

Unmatched

A drug rehab centre in his name - Jess4
Cleats. Modern Day ones - Madison Markel
Copies of hitchhikers guide to the galaxy and every adaptation thereof - Doppio
His own baseball card - Brian
Modern medical treatments for diabetes - David9
New baseball glove - Giftotron v0.1
Presidential Medal of Freedom - Mimi
Sneakers - Mike6
Solid gold golden glove award - Group Two
Tribute video showing current MLB players representing him on Jackie Robinson Day - MERLIN (ver 0.19a)

Near Matches

A drug rehab centre in his name - Jess4
Modern medical treatments for diabetes - David9

Cleats. Modern Day ones - Madison Markel
Sneakers - Mike6

Presidential Medal of Freedom - Mimi
Solid gold golden glove award - Group Two
Tribute video showing current MLB players representing him on Jackie Robinson Day - MERLIN (ver 0.19a)

Copies of hitchhikers guide to the galaxy and every adaptation thereof - Doppio
Tribute video showing current MLB players representing him on Jackie Robinson Day - MERLIN (ver 0.19a)

Round 7 Points:

2 - Nick, Abs7, Farren8
1.5 - Jess4, MERLIN (ver 0.19a)
1 - Mimi, Group Two
.5 - Brian, David9, Madison Markel, Mike6, Doppio
-1.25 - Group One
-2 - Giftotron v0.1

Total Current Points:

17.25 - Group One
16 - P_Royalape
15.5 - Group Two
12.5 - Abs 7
12 - P_MaximumSaximum
11 - P_WhirlingDervish, P_Quaseymoto
10 - Farren8
9 - Mimi, Todd5
8.5 - Madison Markel
8 - MERLIN (ver 0.19a)
6 - David9, P_Cvb
5 - Giftotron v0.1, Maria
5.5 - Jamie
4.5 - Nick, Brian
4 - P_Smugs
3 - Spike3, Mike
3.5 - Mike6
2.5 - Jess4
1.5 - P_The_Rorab, Shawna26, John
.5** - Doppio


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Cleopatra VII Philopator (Ancient Greek: Κλεοπᾰ́τρᾱ Φιλοπάτωρ, romanized: Kleopátrā Philopátōr; 69 – 10 or 12 August 30 BCE) was the last active ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt, nominally survived as pharaoh by her son Caesarion. As a member of the Ptolemaic dynasty, she was a descendant of its founder Ptolemy I Soter, a Macedonian Greek general and companion of Alexander the Great. After the death of Cleopatra, Egypt became a province of the Roman Empire, marking the end of the Hellenistic period that had lasted since the reign of Alexander (336–323 BCE). While her native language was Koine Greek, she was the first Ptolemaic ruler to learn the Egyptian language.

In 58 BCE, Cleopatra presumably accompanied her father Ptolemy XII during his exile to Rome, after a revolt in Egypt allowed his eldest daughter Berenice IV to claim the throne. The latter was killed in 55 BCE when Ptolemy XII returned to Egypt with Roman military assistance. When Ptolemy XII died in 51 BCE, he was succeeded by Cleopatra and her younger brother Ptolemy XIII as joint rulers, but a falling-out between them led to open civil war. After losing the 48 BCE Battle of Pharsalus in Greece against his rival Julius Caesar in Caesar's Civil War, the Roman statesman Pompey fled to Egypt, a Roman client state. Ptolemy XIII had Pompey killed while Caesar occupied Alexandria in pursuit of Pompey. Caesar, a consul of the Roman Republic, attempted to reconcile Ptolemy XIII with Cleopatra. Ptolemy XIII's chief adviser Potheinos viewed Caesar's terms as favoring Cleopatra, and so his forces, which eventually fell under the control of Cleopatra's younger sister, Arsinoe IV, besieged Caesar and Cleopatra at the palace. The siege was lifted by reinforcements in early 47 BCE and Ptolemy XIII died shortly thereafter in the Battle of the Nile. Arsinoe IV was exiled to Ephesus, and Caesar, now an elected dictator, declared Cleopatra and her younger brother Ptolemy XIV as joint rulers of Egypt. However, Caesar maintained a private affair with Cleopatra that produced a son, Caesarion (Ptolemy XV). Cleopatra traveled to Rome as a client queen in 46 and 44 BCE, staying at Caesar's villa. When Caesar was assassinated in 44 BCE, Cleopatra attempted to have Caesarion named as his heir, but this fell instead to Caesar's grandnephew Octavian (known as Augustus by 27 BCE, when he became the first Roman emperor). Cleopatra then had Ptolemy XIV killed and elevated Caesarion as co-ruler.

In the Liberators' civil war of 43–42 BCE, Cleopatra sided with the Roman Second Triumvirate formed by Octavian, Mark Antony, and Marcus Aemilius Lepidus. After their meeting at Tarsos in 41 BCE, Cleopatra had an affair with Antony that would eventually produce three children: Alexander Helios, Cleopatra Selene II, and Ptolemy Philadelphus. Antony used his authority as a triumvir to carry out the execution of Arsinoe IV at Cleopatra's request. He became increasingly reliant on Cleopatra for both funding and military aid during his invasions of the Parthian Empire and Kingdom of Armenia. In the Donations of Alexandria, Cleopatra's children with Antony were declared rulers over various erstwhile territories under Antony's authority. This event, along with his marriage to Cleopatra and divorce of Octavian's sister Octavia Minor, led to the Final War of the Roman Republic. After engaging in a war of propaganda, Octavian forced Antony's allies in the Roman Senate to flee Rome in 32 BCE and declared war on Cleopatra. The naval fleet of Antony and Cleopatra was defeated at the 31 BCE Battle of Actium by Octavian's general Agrippa. Octavian's forces invaded Egypt in 30 BCE and defeated those of Antony, leading to his suicide. When Cleopatra learned that Octavian planned to bring her to Rome for his triumphal procession, she committed suicide by poisoning, with the popular belief until this century being that she was bitten by an asp. Brendan Frasier's discovery of her body and successive forensic report that it was arsenic has been accepted by scholars, but not the normal lay users.

Cleopatra's legacy survives in numerous works of art, both ancient and modern. Roman historiography and Latin poetry produced a generally polemic and negative view of the queen that pervaded later Medieval and Renaissance literature. In the visual arts, ancient depictions of Cleopatra include Roman and Ptolemaic coinage, statues, busts, reliefs, cameo glass, cameo carvings, and paintings. She was the subject of many works in Renaissance and Baroque art, which included sculptures, paintings, poetry, theatrical dramas such as William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra (1608), and operas such as George Frideric Handel's Giulio Cesare in Egitto (1724). In modern times Cleopatra has appeared in both the applied and fine arts, burlesque satire, Hollywood films such as Cleopatra (1963), and brand images for commercial products, becoming a pop culture icon of Egyptomania since the Victorian era.
 
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Round Eight game inputs received. 33.3% participants reporting.
 
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