Good News in History, November 10

Good News in History, November 10

neil-gaiman-2013-headshot-CC-Kyle-cassidyHappy 55th Birthday to Neil Gaiman, the English author and screenwriter whose notable works include The Sandman comic book series and novels Stardust, American Gods, and Coraline, which was turned into a Tim Burton film. Winner of numerous awards, he is the first author to win both the Newbery and the Carnegie medals for the same children’s work–The Graveyard Book, for ages 10 and up. In 2013, The Ocean at the End of the Lane was voted Book of the Year in the British National Book Awards. WATCH…(1960)

Check out Gaiman’s inspiring commencement speech from 2012… (Photos by Kyle Cassidy, CC)

MORE Good News on this Date:

  • The White House received its cornerstone, and construction began (1792)
  • The first national convention of the American Legion (1919)
  • The Marine War Memorial was dedicated across the river from Washington, DC., and today is known as the Iwo Jima memorial because of the iconic AP photograph on which it was based (1954)
  • Sesame Street premiered on American public television using puppets to teach letters, numbers, colors to children (1969)
  • The National Museum of the Marine Corps was dedicated and opened near the Quantico Marine Base in Triangle, VA (2006)

And, on this day in 1871, journalist Henry Stanley located missing explorer and missionary, Dr. David Livingstone near Lake Tanganyika saying “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?