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That's right, the video game tycoon Nintendo has been around since the late 1880s, but it looked nothing like how it does today. Nintendo founder Fusajiro Yamauchi began manufacturing "Hanafuda" (flower cards) playing cards in Kyoto in 1889 but it wouldn't be until the 1980s when Nintendo would shift from being a playing card company to a gaming icon with NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) and Game Boy.

Yamauchi wasn't the only one taking the world by storm during the late 1880s, though. A couple months before Nintendo would be created, Vincent van Gogh also painted his world-renowned oil painting "Starry Night."

So it turns out the 1880s were a great time to be alive for entrepreneurs and creative spirits after all.

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