Good News in History, May 31

Good News in History, May 31

Clint Eastwood-2010-CC-Flickr-gdcgraphicsHappy 86th birthday to actor, director Clint Eastwood. Born in San Francisco, he went from starring in Hollywood’s Westerns and defining the word cool, to writing and directing some of the most acclaimed films of the 21st century –like, Unforgiven, Million Dollar Baby, and Gran Torino– all while in his 70s and 80s. Did you know he also served one term as Mayor of the California city, Carmel-by-the-Sea. WATCH a bio…(1930)

MORE Good News on this Day in History:

  • The United States enacted its first copyright statute to protect the works of creative authors in the literary, dramatic, musical, architectural, cartographic, choreographic, pantomimic, pictorial, graphic, sculptural, and audiovisual fields, so they may reap the fruits of their intellectual creations for a period of time (1790)
  • Walt Whitman, one of America’s greatest poets who published the seminal collection, Leaves of Grass, when he was 37, was born. (1819)
  • Big Ben, the world’s largest four-faced, chiming clock first started ticking (1859)
  • The Soviet Union signed an agreement pledging respect for Outer Mongolia as sovereign to China (1924)
  • Republic of South Africa was founded (1961)
  • The pilot episode of Seinfeld was first broadcast on NBC (1990)
  • The United States announced it was no longer aiming long-range nuclear missiles at targets in the former Soviet Union (1994)

 

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