On This Day 23 September

By TheBoldAge. Published 2020-09-23
In 1846 Neptune was discovered by Johann Galle; in 1944 Philippines proclaimed war with the United States and United Kingdom; in 2002 the first version of Firefox was released. In 1889 Nintendo was founded to market Hanafuda

任天堂株式会社 - Nintendo Kabushiki Gaisha

Nintendo was founded on the 23rd of September, 1889 by Fusajiro Yamauchi in order to market his handmade playing cards used in a game called hanafuda. That makes Nintendo 131 years old and employs 6,200 people.


Hanafuda translates as 'flower cards'.


There are 12 suits, one for each month of the year with each month being designated by a flower (hence the name flower cards) and each month having 4 cards. The cards are shuffled and dealt out as 8 cards. The dealer goes first with the aim being that the cards are reduced down to four each.

Other events on this day

  • 1846: Neptune was discovered by Johann Gottfried Galle
  • 1889: Nintendo Koppai was founded to market the playing card game Hanafuda
  • 1944: Philippines proclaimed a state of war with the United States and United Kingdom
  • 2002: first public version of the browser Firefox was released
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