Happy 40th Birthday to our favorite big gorilla- Donkey Kong!

Hey Arcaders!

Today’s the day! What day you ask? Well- it’s the 40th birthday of another classic arcade character and the game he is most famously known for! Of course I’m talking about our favorite Banana eating, barrel throwing, girl taking to the top of a unfinished building type gorilla… DONKEY KONG!

And to celebrate this momentous occasion- We are devoting the month of August on the Archives as Donkey Kong Month! We will delve deep into the history of the big guy, how he saved a manufacturer from certain ruin, also how he was the reason a plumber got his start!

Stay tuned Arcaders- we are GOING APE in August!


Keep Playin’ Like It’s 1981!

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  1. “This Week in History for May 29-June 4” (article)*

    “The Week in History for May 29-June 4

    Aberdeen News

    Published 1:00 a.m. CT May 29, 2021”

    “June 2

    1941: Baseball Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig died at age 37 of a degenerative disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

    1981: The Japanese video arcade game “Donkey Kong” made its U.S. debut.

    1990: Groton had a golf course for the first time in 48 years.

    1997: Timothy McVeigh was convicted of murder and conspiracy in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people.

    2012: Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison after a court convicted him on charges of complicity in the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising that forced him from power.”


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