On This Day In Pop Culture History For February 16

Posted by February 16, 2017 Comment

Welcome to Day in History here at Bleeding Cool, where we will be looking at important comics/film/tv/whatever is interesting facts for the date at hand! History is important, and we aim to educate here at Bleeding Cool. So, without further ado: Here are some things that have happened on February 16:

1878- The silver dollar becomes US currency.

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1883- Ladies Home Journal is published for the first time. (This is the oldest cover i can find)

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1923- The Tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun (KV62) is opened.

1978- The first Bulletin Board System went online.

 

Today in video game releases we have Alan Wake on PC (2012), Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon (2009), Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride for the DS (2009), and Mystery at the Museums for DOS (1992). Also a year ago Street Fighter V (2016)! What say you Maddie Ricchiuto?

I wish February 16 was a more exciting day in games history, but hey look, we found a DOS game! But yeah, Street Fighter V, I could have sworn we were on a larger number by now.

 

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Today in Bleeding Cool history, in 2013 we speculated about the direction of Star Wars Episode 7 and what part Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, and Harrison Ford would play.

Todays Birthdays include Sonny Bono singer/politician (1935), LeVar Burton actor (1957), Ice-T singer/actor (1958), Christopher Eccleston actor (1964), Warren Ellis writer (1968), Elizabeth Olsen actress (1989)

Today, in honor of Levar Burton, lets all take a moment and appreciate Reading Rainbow!

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Jeremy Konrad loves Star Wars and collecting action figures and collectibles. He also watches wrestling, maybe more than Jude Terror. Follow him on Twitter @jeremyohio

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