Today In Pop Culture History For April 6

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This Day in Pop Culture History

Welcome to This Day in Pop Culture History, a daily look at important events, birthdays, and other oddities in pop culture! History is important, and we aim to educate here at Bleeding Cool, so without further ado, here are some things that have happened on April 6, the 96th day of the year:

1896- The first modern Olympic Games begins.

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1930- James Dewar invents the Hostess Twinkie.

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1947- The first Tony Awards takes place.

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1973- The American League in Major League Baseball begins using the Designated Hitter.

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Today in gaming history we saw the release of X-Men: Children of the Atom (1996), Silent Hill 3 (2004), Warioware , Inc.: Mega Party Game$! (2004), Mass Effect 2: Kasumi (2010), Xenoblade Chronicles (2012), Huniepop (2015)

Today in Pro Wrestling history, Wrestlemania 30 took place in New Orleans. Daniel Bryan wrestled twice and had his storybook ending as he wrestled Triple H, Batista, and Randy Orton all in one night. It was the ending of all endings, and after over two years of build worth every second of the journey for fans and Bryan alike. Oh, and Brock Lesnar ended The Undertaker‘s Wrestlemania undefeated streak, no big deal.

 

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Today in Bleeding Cool history, in 2012 Rich Johnston reported on the coloring changes in the Flex Mentallo hardcover collection after being out of print for years.

Today’s Birthdays include Gil Kane comics icon (1926), Ram Dass spiritual teacher (1931), Merle Haggard musician (1937), Billy Dee Williams actor (1937), John Ratzenberger actor (1947), Michael Rooker actor (1955), Warren Haynes musician (1960), Paul Rudd actor (1969), Zach Braff actor/director (1975), Candace Cameron Bure actress (1976), Max Bemis musician/writer (1984)

Sadly, notable deaths today include Rose O’Neill cartoonist (1944), Issac Asimov author (1992), Mickey Rooney actor (2014), and sadly on his own birthday Merle Haggard (2016)

Happy New Beer’s Eve everyone! Please be safe if you plan to celebrate.

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Today is also the day Brainiac was created by the computer of planet Colu, this according to the DC Universe Calendar.

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Let’s end today’s column with some Lando Calrissian.

 

(Last Updated April 6, 2017 10:48 am )

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