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This Week in Geek History May 1 - 7

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May 1
1925 - Mercury astronaut Scott Carpenter mb

May 2
1903 - Child care specialist Dr. Benjamin Spock mb
1972 - Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson mb

May 3
1469 - Italian political philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli mb
1933 - "The Godfather of Soul" James Brown mb
1950 - Rock musician Peter Gabriel mb

May 4
1929 - Actress Audrey Hepburn mb
1949 - Kim Mohan
1959 - Country singer Randy Travis mb

May 5
1818 - German political theorist Karl Marx mb
1830 - Hat maker John Stetson mb
1942 - Singer Tammy Wynette mb
???? - Teh Slipperboy mb
???? - fubfubfub

May 6
1740 - John Penn, signer of the Declaration of Independence mb
1856 - Austrian psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud mb
1915 - Actor-director Orson Welles mb
1931 - Baseball great Willy Mays mb
1961 - Actor George Clooney mb
1945 - Musician Bob Seger mb

May 7
1812 - English poet Robert Browning mb
1833 - German composer Johannes Brahms mb
1840 - Russian composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky mb
1909 - Edwin Land, inventor of the Polaroid instant camera mb
1946 - Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann mb
???? - dan_hnnng

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April 24
1905 - U.S. poet laureate Robert Penn Warren mb
1974 - Actress Alyson Hannigan mb

April 25
1599 - Oliver Cromwell, lord protector of England mb
1874 - Guglielmo Marconi (Inventor of the radio telegraph )
1918 - Singer Ella Fitzgerald mb

April 26
1785 - Naturalist John James Audubon mb
1900 - Inventor Charles Richter, responsible for the Richter Scale of earthquake measurement mb
1933 - Entertainer Carol Burnett mb
???? - kronik

April 27
1759 - Writer and groundbreaking feminist philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft mb
1791 - Samuel F.B. Morse mb
1822 - Ulysses S. Grant mb
1904 - English poet C. Day Lewis mb

April 28
1758 - James Monroe mb
1948 - Terry Pratchett
1950 - Talk Show Host Jay Leno mb
18?? - stargate

April 29
1899 - Band leader and composer Duke Ellington mb
1954 - Comedian Jerry Seinfeld mb

April 30
1777 - German mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss mb
1933 - Willie Nelson mb

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April 17
1946 - Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzman mb

April 18
1480 - Italian duchess Lucrezia Borgia mb
1953 - Canadian Actor Rick Moranis mb
1963 - TV Host Conan O'Brien mb

April 19
1721 - Statesman Roger Sherman, a signer of the U.S. Constitution mb
1836 - Music patron Augustus Juilliard mb
1935 - Actor Dudley Moore mb
1946 - Actor Tim Curry (Legend) mbmb
1968 - Actress Ashley Judd mb
2007 - Wizards announces the end of Dragon & Dungeon as print Magazines
???? - PghArch

April 20
1808 - French Emperor Napoleon III mb
1893 - Silent film comedian Harold Lloyd mb
1893 - Spanish surrealist painter Joan Miro mb
???? = TheEbonyTurtle

April 21
1830 - James Starley mb
1926 - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II mb
1947 - Detroit Rocker Iggy Pop mb
1975 - Erik Mona

April 22
1451 - Spanish Queen Isabella I, who funded the first voyage of Christopher Columbus to the New World mb
1922 - Jazz bass player Charles Mingus mb
1937 - Jack Nicholson mb

April 23
1564 - English playwright William Shakespeare mb
1791 - James Buchanan, 15th president of the United States mb
1891 - Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev mb
1940 - Actor Lee Majors (The Six Million Dollar Man, The Fall Guy)

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April 10
1827 - Lewis Wallace (Author of "Ben Hur" )
1997 - Wizard of the Coast announced purchase of TSR mb

April 11
1932 - Actor Joel Grey mb ("Doc")

April 12
1904 - Opera singer Lily Pons mb
1971 - Nicholas Brendon mb

April 13
1743 - Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States mb
1951 - Drummer Max Weinberg's birthday mb

April 14
1629 - Dutch physicist Christian Huygens, founder of the wave theory of light mb
1935 - Country singer Loretta Lynn mb
1941 - Former Cincinnati Reds player-manager Pete Rose mb
1977 - Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar mb

April 15
1452 - Italian painter and inventor Leonardo da Vinci mb
1933 - Country singer Roy Clark mb
1933 - Actress Elizabeth Montgomery mb

April 16
1867 - Aviation pioneer Wilbur Wright mb
1889 - Actor-comedian-director Charlie Chaplin mb
1924 - Composer-conductor Henry Mancini mb
1947 - Basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar mb

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April 3
1924 - Actor Marlon Brando mb
1926 - Astronaut Virgil "Gus" Grissom mb
1934 - Anthropologist Jane Goodall mb

April 4
1915 - Blues musician Muddy Waters, born McKinley Morganfield mb

April 5
1726 - Benjamin Harrison (Signer of the Declaration of Independence)
1856 - Booker T. Washington (Educator)
1908 - Actress Bette Davis mb
1916 - Actor Gregory Peck mb
1934 - Impressionist Frank Gorshin mb (The Riddler)
???? - Againsto

April 6
1874 - Magician Harry Houdini mb
1937 - Country singer Merle Haggard mb
1937 - Actor Billy Dee Williams mb

April 7
1915 - Singer Billie Holiday mb
1928 - Actor James Garner (The Rockford Files)
1939 - Film director Francis Coppola mb
2009 - Dave Arneson passes. mb
???? - yohanleafheart
???? - Kattvippa (and her clones -- how else could she play so many games?)

April 8
1960 - Actor John Schneider mb
1966 - Actress Robin Wright mb
1972 - Bassist Paul Gray mb

April 9
1821 - French poet Charles Baudelaire mb ("I love his work")
1926 - Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner mb

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March 27
1868 - Patty Smith Hill (Writer of the song Happy Birthday)
1963 - Quentin Tarantino mb

March 28
1836 - Brewer Frederick Pabst mb
1899 - Brewer August Anheuser Busch Jr. mb

March 29
1790 - John Tyler, 10th president of the United States mb
1867 - Baseball pitcher Cy Young mb
1945 - Former pro basketball player Walt Frazier mb
1956 - Gymnast Kurt Thomas (Gymkata)
1959 - Actress Marina Sirtis mb

March 30
1746 - Francisco Goya mb
1890 - Vincent Van Gogh mb
1945 - Eric Clapton mb
1950 - Robbie Coltrane mb

March 31
1596 - Rene Descartes mb
1878 - Jack Johnson, first African American Heavyweight Boxing Champion mb
1928 - Gordie Howe mb
1943 - Christopher Walken mb
1955 - Angus Young mb
1971 - Ewan McGregor mb

April 1
1815 - German military theorist Prince Otto von Bismarck mb
1873 - Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff mb
???? - JasperMeer (of course, while this day is appropriate it might also be a prank)

April 2
1840 - French novelist Emile Zola mb
1955 - Comedian Dana Carvey mb

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March 20
1820 - Adventurer and writer Edward Judson (Originator of the dime novel )
1828 - Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen mb
1904 - Psychologist B.F. Skinner mb

March 21
1685 - Composer Johann Sebastian Bach mb

March 22
1930 - Composer Stephen Sondheim mb
1931 - Actor William Shatner mb

March 23
1908 - Actress Joan Crawford mb
1910 - Japanese film maker Akira Kurosawa mb
1912 - Rocket scientist Wernher von Braun mb
1929 - Roger Bannister, the first person to run the mile in less than four minutes mb
???? - Parrais

March 24
1874 - Harry Houdini mb
1930 - Steve McQueen mb
1973 - Jim Parsons mb
1974 - Alyson Hannigan mb
1976 - Peyton Manning mb

March 25
1867 - Mount Rushmore sculptor Gutzon Borglum mb
1942 - Soul singer Aretha Franklin mb
1947 - Rock musician Elton John mb

March 26
1931 - Actor Leonard Nimoy mb

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March 13
1733 - English chemist Joseph Priestly (The discoverer of oxygen )
1855 - Astronomer Percival Lowell mb
???? - USP45
???? - anoirtrou

March 14
1879 - Physicist Albert Einstein mb
1947 - Comedian Billy Crystal mb
???? - Magatone

March 15
1767 - Andrew Jackson, seventh president of the United States mb
1913 - Hollywood movie mogul Lew Wasserman mb
1935 - Actor Judd Hirsch mb
1940 - Grateful Dead Bassist Phil Lesh mb

March 16
1751 - James Madison, fourth president of the United States mb
1787 - German physicist Georg Ohm, a pioneer in the study of electricity mb
1926 - Entertainer Jerry Lewis mb
1949 - Actor Erik Estrada mb
???? - _Kael_
???? - Bifford
???? - oberon166

March 17
1834 - German engineer Gottleib Daimler mb
1902 - Golfer Bobby Jones mb
1951 - Actor Kurt Russel mb
1964 - Actor Rob Lowe mb

March 18
1782 - John C. Calhoun, the first U.S. vice president to resign that office mb
1837 - Grover Cleveland, 24th president of the United States mb
1858 - German engineer Rudolf Diesel mb

March 19
1813 - Scottish explorer of Africa David Livingstone mb
1848 - Marshal Wyatt Earp mb
1936 - Actress Ursula Andress mb
1955 - Actor Bruce Willis mb

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This Week in Geek History February 28 - March 5

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February 28
1890 - Russian ballet dancer Vaslav Nijinsky mb
1901 - Chemist and physicist Linus Pauling (Twice winner of the Nobel Prize)
???? - PZVie

February 29
1792 - Composer Gioachino Rossini mb
1860 - Herman Hollerith mb
1904 - Pepper Martin mb
1936 - Henri "Pocket Rocket" Richard mb
1944 - Dennis Farina mb

March 1
1810 - Polish composer Frederic Chopin mb
1944 - Who Singer Roger Daltry mb
1954 - Actor/Director Ron Howard (Happy Days)

March 2
1876 - Pope Pius XII mb
1944 - Singer/Songwriter Lou Reed mb
1962 - Singer Jon Bon Jovi mb

March 3
1831 - Industrialist George Pullman (inventor of the railway sleeping car )
1847 - Alexander Graham Bell mb

March 4
1678 - Composer Antonio Vivaldi mb
1936 - Jimmy Clark (English auto racing champion )

March 5
1512 - Gerhardus Mercator (Flemish map maker )
1658 - Antoine Cadillac, founder of Detroit mb
1955 - Comedian/Magician Penn Jillette of Penn & Teller mb

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February 21
1934 - Rue McClanahan mb
1946 - Allen Rickman mb

February 22
1732 - George Washington, first president of the United States mb
1857 - Englishman Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scout movement mb
???? - Astinex

February 23
1685 - German composer George Frederick Handel mb
1939 - Actor Peter Fonda (Easy Rider)
???? - Edige23

February 24
1786 - Wilhelm Grimm, historian and, with his brother Jacob, compiler of <em>Grimm's Fairy Tales</em> mb
1841 - John Phillip Holland (Inventor of the modern submarine )
1921 - Actor Abe Vigoda mb

February 25
1841 - French painter Auguste Renoir mb
1901 - Comedian Zeppo (Herbert) Marx mb
1943 - Former Beatle George Harrison mb

February 26
1802 - French novelist and poet Victor Hugo mb
1852 - Surgeon and cornflakes developer John Kellogg mb
1932 - Singer Johnny Cash mb

February 27
1891 - David Sarnoff (Father of American television )
1902 - Novelist John Steinbeck mb

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