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This Week in Geek History Aug 30 - Sep 5

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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)

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.)


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Congratulations to Red Wine Pie on becoming the fourth member of the RPG Geek Reviewer Hall of Fame!

He got there by reviewing a lot of magazines, Cthulhu, and solo game books.

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This Week in Geek History August 23- August 29

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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
1930 - Actor Sean Connery 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
1908 - Lyndon Baines Johnson, 36th president of the United States mb
1910 - Nobel Peace Prize winner Mother Teresa mb
1957 - Jeff Grubb

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 Michael Jackson mb

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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)

August 18
1774 - American explorer Meriwether Lewis mb

August 19
1871 - Aviation pioneer Orville Wright mb
1883 - French fashion designer Coco Chanel mb
1921 - Star Trek creator Gene Rodenberry mb

August 20
1833 - Benjamin Harrison, 23rd president of the United States mb
1890 - Horror writer H.P. Lovecraft mb
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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

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This week in Geek History August 9 - 15

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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


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

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Today, the geek published bryce0lynch's 400th review of an rpg item:

A nice funhouse to challenge the Players

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This week in Geek History August 2 - August 8

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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

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

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This Week in Geek History July 12 - 18

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July 12
100 BC - Roman leader Julius Caesar mb
1817 - American writer Henry David Thoreau mb
1854 - Photography pioneer George Eastman mb
1937 - Comedian-actor Bill Cosby mb

July 13
1940 - Actor Patrick Stewart mb
1942 - Actor Harrison Ford mb
1946 - Comedian Cheech Marin of Cheech and Chong (Dusk till Dawn)


July 14
1862 - Austrian Art Nouveau painter Gustav Klimt mb
1912 - Folk singer Woody Guthrie mb
1913 - Gerald Ford, 38th president of the United States mb
1918 - Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman mb

July 15
1606 - Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn mb
1779 - Poet Clement Clark Moore (A Visit from St. Nicholas ("'Twas The Night Before Christmas") )
1944 - Actor Jan-Michael Vincent (Airwolf)

July 16
1888 - Actor Percy Kilbride (Pa Kettle)

July 17
1889 - Mystery writer Erle Stanley Gardner (Perry Mason)
1899 - Actor James Cagney mb

July 18
1911 - Canadian Actor Hume Cronyn mb
1913 - Comedian Red Skelton mb
1921 - Former astronaut and Sen. John Glenn, D-Ohio mb

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June 28
1491 - English King Henry VIII mb
1703 - English clergyman John Wesley, founder of Methodism mb
1712 - French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau mb

June 29
1901 - Actor-singer Nelson Eddy mb
1919 - Actor Slim Pickens mb
1944 - Actor Gary Busey mb

June 30
1896 - Film director Howard Hawks (Rio Bravo, Rio Lobo, El Dorado)
1917 - Actress Susan Hayward (The Conqueror)
1917 - Drummer Buddy Rich mb
1943 - Singer Florence Ballard of The Supremes mb

July 1
1867 - Canadian Dominion Day
1936 - Actor Jamie Farr mb
1942 - Actress Karen Black mb
1952 - Canadian Actor-comedian Dan Aykroyd mb
1967 - Canadian Actress Pamela Anderson Lee mb
1977 - Actress Liv Tyler mb

July 2
1903 - King Olav V of Norway mb
1961 - Writer Ernest Hemingway took his own life. mb

July 3
1906 - Actor George Sanders (Too many movies to name)

July 4
1776 - American Independence Day
1804 - Author Nathaniel Hawthorne mb
1847 - Circus operator James Bailey ( Barnum & Bailey Circus)


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Free RPG Day 2015 this Saturday, June 20th!

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You probably know the drill, so this is just a short reminder:

The next Free RPG Day is just around the corner. On Saturday, June 20th, 2015, participating retailers will have an interesting range of goodies ready for their customers.

Grab some free stuff, try a new game!
Visit http://www.freerpgday.com/ for more information (and for the retailer locator)!

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