Category Archive: Games

Dec 21

December 21, 1913: First Crossword Puzzle Published

On this day in 1913, the first crossword puzzle was published in the Sunday edition of the New York World. Invented by British journalist Arthur Wynne, it is now a staple of all newspapers.

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Oct 01

October 1, 1987: Nintendo Releases Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out

On this day in 1987, Nintendo released “Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out.” This video game was one of the most popular of the 1980s and has evolved over the years.

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Jun 06

June 6, 1984: Tetris Released

On this day in 1984, the video game Tetris was released in the Soviet Union. This simple but hard puzzler may be the greatest video game ever and a symbol of common unity.

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Apr 25

April 25, 1939: Batman Debuts

On this day in 1939, Batman debuted in issue #27 of Detective Comics. The creation of artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger, Batman had his own comic book by the spring of 1940 and has arguably remained the most popular comic book hero since then.

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Mar 01

March 1, 1989: Ninja Gaiden Released in the U.S.

On this day in 1989, Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) released Ninja Gaiden in the U.S.  The game, which was developed by Tecmo, has become one of the most popular in home-console history. Ninja Gaiden was first introduced as an arcade game in 1988, but with a different plot. In the NES version, the story follows …

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