Zwinge, Randall James Hamilton
Born: Aug 07, 1928 AD
Currently alive, at 86 years of age.
1928 - Born on August 7th in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. James Randi has an international reputation as a magician and escape artist, but today he is best known as the world's most tireless investigator and demystifier of paranormal and pseudoscientific claims.
1976 - The main founder of Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP).
1986 - He has received numerous awards and recognitions, including a Fellowship from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
1987 - Became a naturalized United States citizen.
- Wrote The Faith Healers and Flim-Flam.
1989 - Appeared in the film Penn & Teller Get Killed.
1990-1995 - Author of the nonfiction books, "An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural" and "The Mask of Nostradamus".
1996 - The James Randi Education Foundation was established to further Randi's work. Randi's long-standing challenge to psychics now stands as a $1,000,000 prize administered by the Foundation. It remains unclaimed.
2004 - He is in charge of the James Randi Educational Foundation which promotes critical thinking. The Foundation also offers one million US dollars to anyone who can show evidence of any paranormal, supernatural, or occult power or event.
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