Good News in History, July 26

Good News in History, July 26

Mick Jagger-his FB cover photoHappy birthday to Sir Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones, who turns 73  years old today. Born in Kent, England to a teacher and hairdresser, his 50 years as one of the most influential frontmen in the history of rock and roll, showed the world that old age doesn’t have to mean the end of “cool”. WATCH a birthday tribute from CNN… (1943)

Jagger was in the news this week, with the announcement that he would become a new father at age 73 with his young ballerina girlfriend. Check out his take on old age below, on the occasion of his 70th birthday… (Click to enlarge photo)

MORE Good News on this Day:

  • Carl Jung, one of the founders of analytic psychology, was born (1875)
  • A U.S. Postal Department was established by the Second Continental Congress and Benjamin Franklin was chosen as Postmaster General (1775)
  • Segregation in the U.S. military and federal government was banned by order of President Harry Truman (1948)
  • Greek Prime Minister Constantinos Karamanlis formed the country’s first civil government after seven years of military rule (1974)
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act, which improved the nation’s landscape by requiring public ramps for wheelchairs, wider doorways, and accessible public transportation, became law (1990)
  • A lawsuit ended with Swiss banks awarding $1.25 billion to more than a half million plaintiffs who alleged the banks had hoarded money deposited by Holocaust victims (2000)