12 Lucky Things That Actually Happened on Friday the 13th

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9. A quirky dinner date

If you think thirteen is an unlucky number, think again. The Thirteen Club dates back to the late 1800s, according to The Paris Review, when its members joined forces to host dinner parties that fell on Friday the 13th. There were 13 courses to the meal and 13 candles lit for the first plate served.

Members of the club even upped the ante by engaging in other “unlucky” acts, like seeing a black cat. The very first of these soirees even took place in Room 13 of New York’s Knickerbocker Cottage.

10. Super start

The first iteration of Super Mario Bros starring Mario and Luigi was released on September 13, 1985. Developed by Nintendo, gamers were stoked to have a version of the arcade game they could play at home. It’s important to mention that the game was initially released in Japan on Friday the 13th, but it didn’t make its U.S. debut until a month later on October 18th.

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