Good News in History, July 29

Good News in History, July 29

princess-diana-wedding-day35 years ago today, thousands lined the streets of London to catch a glimpse of Britain’s Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer on their wedding day. A worldwide television audience of over 700 million people watched the ceremony, held at St Paul’s Cathedral. (1981)


MORE Good News on this Day:

  • 180 years ago today, the Arc de Triomphe was inaugurated in Paris (1836)
  • Sir Robert Baden-Powell set up the Brownsea Island Scout camp in Poole Harbour, England; regarded as the founding of the Scouting (1907)
  • The International Atomic Energy Agency was established to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy and to inhibit its use for military purposes (1957)
  • The Beatles’ second feature film ‘Help!’ had its UK premiere in London (1965)
  • 50 years ago, Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker played their first concert as Cream, the band whose third album, Wheels of Fire, was the world’s first platinum-selling double album (1966)
  • Minamata Bay in Japan, once a worldwide symbol of industrial pollution, was declared free of mercury 40 years after contaminated fish were blamed for deaths and birth defects (1997)
  • Boston Red Sox batter Bill Mueller became the first player in major league history to hit grand slams from both sides of the plate (left and right-handed) in a single game in a 14-7 win at Texas (2003)
  • A high school football captain in Osseo, Minnesota created a Twitter account,[email protected], to say nice things about classmates after noticing they were the object of ridicule on social media– soon afterward the bullying ceased (2012)