Link is the name of the fictional protagonist from Nintendo's Legend
of Zelda video game series. Link was created by Shigeru Miyamoto, and
first appeared in the 1987 game The Legend of Zelda, as a generic
sword-fighting hero, typical of fantasy adventure games though later
games revealed significantly more details about him. The game's
success — over 6.5m copies sold worldwide and that of its numerous
sequels made Link one of Nintendo's most well-known characters. An
important singularity of the character is that are several different
incarnations of Link throughout the whole Legend of Zelda series,
although they share a number of distinctive characteristics. The
existence of multiple Links is made obvious on many occasions in the
games, where games explicitly mention an ancient, legendary champion,
identical in appearance to Link.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
The first baseball game (using modern rules) was played in Hoboken,
The Emancipation Proclamation reached Galveston, Texas, beginning the
tradition of Juneteenth celebrations.
Maximilian I of the Mexican Empire was executed by firing squad in
Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were executed as Soviet spies.
Kuwait declared her independence from the United Kingdom.
The comic strip Garfield first appeared.
Wikiquote of the day:
"True eloquence makes light of eloquence, true morality makes light of
morality... To make light of philosophy is to be a true philosopher."
-- Blaise Pascal