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It was on this day in 1889 that a playing card company opened up in Kyoto, Japan, headed up by Fusajiro Yamauchi. Its name was the Nintendo Playing Card Company – catchy, right? – that went on to become one of the world's biggest entertainment companies.

If you want to know more about Nintendo's history, the excellent The History of Nintendo book is available now containing plenty of hidden knowledge.

Happy birthday, Nintendo.