This Week in Geek Historical past April 23-29 | RPGG Information

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April 23 Pleased Easter! (for Christians utilizing the Julian calendar)
1516 – Duke Wilhelm IV of Bavaria endorses “The German Beer Purity Legislation” (3 elements solely: water, malt & hops) Microbadge: At the Tavern enjoying a refreshing mug of beer
1564 – English playwright William Shakespeare (trad) Microbadge: Shakespeare fan
1791 – James Buchanan, fifteenth president of the US Microbadge: Presidential Trivia fan
1858 – German physicist Max Planck ‘Father of Quantum Physics’ Microbadge: Quantum Physics? I still haven't mastered the art of cave drawing!
1891 – Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev Microbadge: Sergei Prokofiev fan
1936 – American rock musician Roy Orbison Microbadge: "Anything you want - you got it."
1940 – American actor Lee Majors (The Six Million Greenback Man, The Fall Man) Microbadge: I love TV!
1989 – Wine service provider William Sokolin breaks a bottle of 1787 Château Margaux, presumably belonging to Thomas Jefferson, value $500,000 on the 4 Seasons in New York Microbadge: Component Dropper - Anyone see where that went?
2009 – Gamma ray burst (GRB) 090423 is noticed for 10 seconds, probably the most distant object of any sort and likewise the oldest identified object within the universe Microbadge: Gamma World RPG fan

April 24
1184 b.C.Greeks enter Troy utilizing the Trojan Horse (trad) Microbadge: Homer fan
1905 – U.S. poet laureate/creator Robert Penn Warren Microbadge: Poetry fan
1916 – Easter Rising in opposition to British occupation begins in Dublin Microbadge: Born on the Isle of Ireland
1934 – American actress Shirley MacLaine Microbadge: I live in an apartment
1942 – American singer/actress/director Barbra Streisand Microbadge: Theatre ActorMicrobadge: I enjoy singing
1974 – American actress Alyson Hannigan Microbadge: How I Met Your Mother fan

April 25
1599 – Oliver Cromwell, lord protector of England Microbadge: Unhappy King Charles! fan
1874 – Guglielmo Marconi (Inventor of the radio telegraph ) Microbadge: Radio
1918 – American jazz/blues singer Ella Fitzgerald Microbadge: Ella Fitzgerald fan
1940 – American actor Al Pacino Microbadge: Al Pacino fan
1950 – Chuck Cooper, first African-American, is drafted into the NBA Microbadge: Boston Celtics fan
1960 – US Submarine Triton completes 1st submerged circumnavigation of Earth in 60 days, 21 hours Microbadge: Submarine
1964 – American actor/comic Hank Azaria Microbadge: Simpsons fan
1969 – American actress Renee Zellweger Microbadge: Chicago fan
1990 – Hubble area telescope is positioned into orbit by shuttle Discovery Microbadge: Hubble Space Telescope - eye on the Universe

April 26
121 – Roman Emperor & Stoic thinker Marcus Aurelius Microbadge: Marcus Aurelius Microbadge: Stoicism
1785 – American naturalist John James Audubon Microbadge: Birdwatcher
1900 – American inventor Charles Richter, answerable for the Richter Scale of earthquake measurement Microbadge: Wish there were no earthquakes
1933 – American entertainer Carol Burnett Microbadge: Carol Burnett fan
1986 – Chernobyl nuclear plant catastrophe Microbadge: Nuclear power professional

April 27
1759 – English creator and groundbreaking feminist thinker Mary Wollstonecraft Microbadge: Feminism
1791 – American inventor Samuel F.B. Morse Microbadge: I know Morse code
1822 – Union Common & 18th President Ulysses S. Grant Microbadge: The U.S. Civil War - Grant
1904 – English poet C. Day Lewis Microbadge: Poetry fan
1932 – American radio character Casey Kasem Microbadge: Scooby Doo fan - Shaggy
1967 – King Willem-Alexander of Netherlands Microbadge: I love the Netherlands!

devilApril 28[ – Happy(?) Evil Bob Day!devil
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1758 – 5th US President James Monroe Microbadge: Presidential Trivia fan
1770 – English Captain James Cook enters Botany Bay Australia aboard the Endeavour Microbadge: Australia - The Lucky Country
1789 – Fletcher Christian leads a mutiny on HMS Bounty against its captain William Bligh in the South Pacific Microbadge: Jolly Roger fan
1878 – American actor Lionel Barrymore Microbadge: It's a Wonderful Life
1926 – American author Harper Lee (To Kill A Mockingbird) Microbadge: Harper Lee fan
1937 – 1st commercial flight across Pacific operated by Pan Am Microbadge: Traveller
1947 – Thor Heyerdahl & “Kon-Tiki” sail from Peru to Polynesia Microbadge: Castaways fan
1948 – English author Terry Pratchett Microbadge: Terry Pratchett fanMicrobadge: Terry Pratchett fan
1950 – American comedian/Tonight Show Host Jay Leno Microbadge: Jay Leno fan
2018 – Management of “This week in Geek History” passes from sdonahue to wysire

April 29
1899 – American band leader and composer Duke Ellington Microbadge: Duke Ellington fanMicrobadge: It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing
1913 – The modern all purpose zipper is designed Microbadge: Zippy the Pinhead fan - 'Yow!!'
1933 – Country singer Willie Nelson Microbadge: Country fan
1954 – American comedian Jerry Seinfeld Microbadge: Seinfeld fan
1955 – American actress Kate Mulgrew Microbadge: "Coffee. The finest organic suspension ever devised... I beat the Borg with it." - Captain Kathryn Janeway
1957 – English actor Daniel Day-Lewis Microbadge: Five Points: Gangs of New York fan
1958 – American actress Michelle Pfeiffer Microbadge: I love catwoman in black leather!
1970 – American actress Uma Thurman Microbadge: Pulp Fiction fan - Ezekiel 25:17 I will lay my vengeance upon thee
1975 – Fall of Saigon, US evacuates Vietnam Microbadge: Vietnam 1965-1975 fan

I’m sure this list can be improved. 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

Have you already seen this list last year? Look for a to find what’s new and half for what’s been changed! Also, a marks items which might be removed next year (e.g. because of limited interest outside a single country).


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