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This Week in Geek History September 25 - October 1

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September 25
1897 - Novelist William Faulkner mb
1952 - Actor Christopher Reeve mb
1952 - Actor Mark Hamill mb

September 26
1774 - John Chapman frontier nurseryman (Johnny Appleseed)
1876 - C B "Buck" Llewellyn, cricketer (S Afr lefty all-rounder 1896-1912) mb
1888 - Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate T. S. Eliot mb

September 27
1885 - Harry Blackstone Sr. mb


September 28
1901 - Ed Sullivan (The Ed Sullivan Show)
1909 - Al Capp (Li'l Abner)
1925 - Seymour Cray (Cray Computer)

September 29
1901 - Enrico Fermi mb

September 30
1399 - King Richard II (First English Monarch to abdicate)
1861 - William Wrigley, Jr mb
1882 - Hans Geiger (Famous Counter)
1917 - Irving Kahn (Inventor of the Teleprompter)
1924 - Truman Capote (In Cold Blood)
1935 - Jerry Lee Lewis mb
???? - MonsterMike
???? - Vaklam

October 1
1920 - Actor Walter Matthau mb
1924 - Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the United States mb

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This Week in Geek History September 18 - 24

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September 18
1905 - Actress Greta Garbo mb

September 19
1911 - Author William Golding (Lord of the Flies)
1928 - Actor Adam West mb
1948 - Actor Jeremy Irons (Dungeons & Dragons)

September 20
1885 - Jazz piano player Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton mb
1934 - Actress Sophia Loren mb
1941 - Sculptor Dale Chihuly mb
1948 - Author George R.R. Martin mb
???? - Stelio

September 21
1645 - Louis Joliet, French-Canadian explorer of the Mississippi River mb
1866 - Author and historian H.G. Wells mb
1874 - Composer Gustav Holst mb
1902 - British publisher Sir Allen Lane (Introduced the low-priced paperback)
1931 - Actor Larry Hagman mb
1947 - Writer Stephen King mb
1950 - Actor/Comedian Bill Murray mb
???? - Narl

September 22
1791 - English chemist and physicist Michael Faraday mb
1957 - Singer/songwriter Nick Cave mb

September 23
1897 - Artist Paul Delvaux mb
1930 - Soul singer and pianist Ray Charles mb
1949 - Rock star Bruce Springsteen mb
???? - Vestige
???? - l-hansen

September 24
1870 - French chemist Georges Claude (Inventor of the neon lamp)
1896 - Novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald mb
1936 - Muppet Creator Jim Henson mb

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This Week in Geek History September 11 - 17

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September 11
1885 - Author D.H. Lawrence mb
1913 - University of Alabama football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant mb

September 12
1818 - Richard Gatling, inventor of the Gatling gun mb
1913 - U.S. Olympic track star Jesse Owens mb
1921 - SF author Stanislaw Lem mb
1967 - Comedian Louis C.K. mb

September 13
1911 - Bill Monroe, the "father of bluegrass" music mb
1916 - Author Roald Dahl mb
???? - MasterGeek

September 14
1849 - Russian physiologist Ivan Pavlov mb
1914 - Clayton Moore, who played the Lone Ranger on television 1983 - Singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse mb
(TV's Lone Ranger)

September 15
1254 - Traveler/author Marco Polo mb
1789 - Novelist James Fenimore Cooper (Last of the Mohicans)
1830 - Mexican president Porfirio Diaz mb
1857 - William Howard Taft, 27th president of the United States mb
1889 - Humorist Robert Benchley mb
1890 - Mystery writer Agatha Christie mb
1903 - Country music star Roy Acuff mb
1907 - Actress Fay Wray mb
1934 - Author/illustrator Tomie dePaola mb
1946 - Actor Tommy Lee Jones mb

September 16
1745 - Field Marshall Mikhail Kutuzov mb
1838 - Railroad magnate James Jerome "J.J." Hill mb
1888 - British car designer Walter Bentley mb
1898 - Author/illustrator H.A. Rey mb
1925 - Singer/guitarist B.B. King mb
1927 - Actor Peter Falk mb

September 17
1859 - Gunslinger Billy the Kid mb
1923 - Country music pioneer Hank Williams Sr. mb
1928 - Actor Roddy McDowall mb

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This Week in Geek History September 4- 10

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September 4
1918 - Radio news commentator Paul Harvey mb
1970 - Actress Ione Skye (Say Anything, Covington Cross)

September 5
1942 - Actress Raquel Welch (One Million Years B.C.)

September 6
1947 - Actress Jane Curtin mb
1958 - Comedian Jeff Foxworthy (You might be a redneck if…)

September 7
1533 - England's Queen Elizabeth I mb
1936 - Musician Buddy Holly mb

September 8
1841 - Composer Antonín Dvorák mb
1897 - Country music pioneer Jimmie Rodgers, "The Singing Brakeman" mb
1925 - Actor Peter Sellers mb
1941 - Windmill tilter Bernie Sanders mb
1966 - Star Trek premieres mb
???? - Nemesis13

September 9
1585 - Cardinal Richelieu mb
1828 - Russian author Leo Tolstoy mb
1890 - Kentucky Fried Chicken founder Harlan Sanders mb
1941 - Blues Singer Otis Redding mb

September 10
1941 - Paleontologist and popular science author Stephen Jay Gould mb

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This week in Geek History August 28 - September 3

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August 28
1749 - German poet, novelist and dramatist Johann von Goethe mb
1916 - Jack Vance (I) mb

August 29
1811 - Henry Bergh, founder of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals mb
1915 - Actress Ingrid Bergman mb
1958 - Pop singer Michae

August 30
1797 - Author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley mb
1893 - Louisiana Gov. Huey Long mb

August 31
1870 - Italian educator Maria Montessori mb

September 1
1875 - Tarzan author Edgar Rice Burroughs mb
1922 - Actress Yvonne de Carlo (The Munsters)
1933 - Country music singer Conway Twitty mb

September 2
1869 - Hiram Maxim (Inventor of the automobile muffler and firearm silencer)
1937 - Former baseball commissioner Peter Ueberroth mb
1952 - Tennis champion Jimmy Connors mb
1964 - Actor Keanu Reeves mb
1966 - Actress Selma Hayek mb

September 3
1856 - Architect Louis Sullivan mb (The father of the skyscraper)

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This Week in Geek History August 21- 27

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August 21
1872 - Illustrator Aubrey Beardsley mb
1904 - Jazz great William "Count" Basie mb
1936 - Basketball center Wilt Chamberlain mb

August 22
1862 - French composer Claude Debussy mb
1920 - Science fiction writer Ray Bradbury mb

August 23
1883 - Gen. Jonathan Wainwright (Hero of Bataan)

August 24
1880 - Joshua Lionel Cowen, inventor of the electric toy train mb
1895 - Roman Catholic Cardinal Richard Cushing, archbishop of Boston mb
1897 - Country music publisher Fred Rose mb

August 25
1819 - Allan Pinkerton, founder of the private detective agency mb
1530 - Russian ruler Ivan the Terrible mb
1845 - Bavarian King Ludwig II mb
1913 - Cartoonist Walt Kelly mb
1930 - Actor Sean Connery mb
1954 - Musician Elvis Costello mb
1958 - Director Tim Burton mb
???? - LordDillon

August 26
1743 - French scientist Antoine Lavoisier, the founder of modern chemistry mb
1873 - Lee de Forest, known as the father of radio mb
1964 - Richard Pett

August 27
1877 - English auto maker Charles Rolls mb
1890 - Surrealist photographer Man Ray mb
1908 - Lyndon Baines Johnson, 36th president of the United States mb
1910 - Nobel Peace Prize winner Mother Teresa mb
1952 - Actor Paul Reubens mb
1957 - Jeff Grubb

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This week in Geek History August 14 - 20

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August 14
1863 - Writer Ernest Thayer mb (Casey at the Bat)

August 15
1769 - Napoleon Bonaparte mb
1859 - Longtime Chicago White Sox owner Charles Comiskey mb
1888 - British soldier and writer T.E. Lawrence mb

August 16
1845 - The French physicist Gabriel Lippman (Inventor of color photography)
1958 - Pop singer Madonna mb

August 17
1786 - Frontiersman Davy Crockett mb
1945 - Actor Robert DeNiro (Taxi Driver, Cape Fear) mb

August 18
1774 - American explorer Meriwether Lewis mb

August 19
1871 - Aviation pioneer Orville Wright mb
1883 - French fashion designer Coco Chanel mb
1902 - Poet Ogden Nash mb
1921 - Star Trek creator Gene Rodenberry mb
1939 - Drummer Ginger Baker [I can't believe there's no Cream fan microbadge]
1946 - Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States mb

August 20
1833 - Benjamin Harrison, 23rd president of the United States mb
1890 - Horror writer H.P. Lovecraft mb
1942 - Singer/songwriter and actor Isaac Hayes mb
???? - ErniePaul

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This Week in Geek History August 7 - 13

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August 7
1960 - Actor David Duchovny mb

August 8
1937 - Actor Dustin Hoffman (Kramer vs. Kramer, Outbreak, Dick Tracy)
1961 - Guitarist Edge (David Evans) mb
1978 - Garfield's canine pal Odie mb

August 9
1968 - Actress Gillian Anderson mb
???? - SilvaShado

August 10
1874 - Herbert Hoover, 31st president of the United States mb
1899 - Actor Jack Haley mb
1949 - Dave LaForce
???? - Michael Lavoie
2000 - Player's Handbook (D&D 3e) released

August 11
1833 - Author Robert Ingersoll mb
1921 - Author Alex Haley (Roots)
1953 - Wrestler Hulk Hogan mb

August 12
1859 - Educator and poet Katherine Lee Bates (America the Beautiful)

August 13
1860 - Sharpshooter Annie Oakley mb
1895 - Actor Bert Lahr mb
1899 - Film director Alfred Hitchcock mb
2009 - Pathfinder Roleplaying Game released.
???? - Barad the Dwarf

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This week in Geek History July 31 - August 6

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July 31
1962 - Actor Wesley Snipes (Blade trilogy)
1965 - JK Rowling mb

August 1
1779 - Francis Scott Key (The Star-Spangled Banner)
1819 - Author Herman Melville mb
1942 - Jerry Garcia, co-founder of the Grateful Dead rock group mb

August 2
1905 - Actress Myrna Loy (Thin Man)
1924 - Actor Carroll O'Connor (All in The Family)
1932 - Actor Peter O'Toole mb

August 3
1811 - Elisha Graves Otis, inventor of the modern elevator mb
1926 - Singer Tony Bennett mb
1940 - Actor Martin Sheen mb

August 4
1901 - Jazz Great Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong mb

August 5
1930 - Astronaut Neil Armstrong mb
1948 - Larry Elmore

August 6
1809 - English poet Alfred Lord Tennyson mb
1911 - Comedian Lucille Ball mb

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This Week in Geek History July 24 - July 30

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July 24
1783 - South American revolutionary and statesman Simon Bolivar mb
1802 - French novelist Alexandre Dumas the Elder mb
1936 - Comedian Ruth Buzzi (Laugh In)
1970 - Actress Jennifer Lopez (Entrapment)
1982 - Actress Anna Paquin mb

July 25
1894 - Actor Walter Brennan (Rio Bravo)

July 26
1856 - Playwright George Bernard Shaw mb
1875 - Carl Jung, founder of analytic psychology mb
1922 - Movie producer Blake Edwards (The Pink Panther)
1943 - Rock star Mick Jagger mb

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

July 28
1948 - Actress Sally Struthers (All in the Family)

July 29
1869 - Novelist Booth Tarkington (The Magnificent Ambersons)
1892 - Actor William Powell (Thin Man)
???? - thecameronin

July 30
1863 - Auto pioneer Henry Ford mb
1890 - Baseball player-manager Casey Stengel mb
1947 - Bodybuilder-actor Arnold Schwarzenegger mb
???? - Jackal2k

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