Good News in History, November 6

Good News in History, November 6

Abraham_Lincoln_age-54_1863-wikipediaOn this date 155 years ago, Abraham Lincoln was elected the 16th President of the United States, the first Republican to hold the office. 14 years earlier he served one term as a Congressman and wrote a bill that would abolish slavery in DC. (1860)

More Good News on this Date:

  • The Dominican Republic adopted its first constitution (1844)
  • John Philip Sousa, the Marine Band leader under five presidents, who wrote Stars and Stripes Forever, and invented the sousaphone, was born (1854)
  • The UN General Assembly passed a resolution condemning South Africa’s racist apartheid policies and calling for UN members to cease military and economic relations (1962)
  • Constitution Day in Tajikistan (1994)
  • Billionaire Republican Michael Bloomberg was elected mayor of New York City (2001)