Good News in History, December 26

Good News in History, December 26

poisetta-center-morguefilePeople are celebrating around the world today: Boxing Day, the second day of Christmas; St. Stephen’s Day; and, in┬áSouth Africa, The Day of Goodwill – a public holiday. Also, Kwanzaa, a week-long celebration of West African heritage in the Americas, begins today and runs through January 1, culminating in a feast and gift-giving.

MORE Good News on this Date:

  • George Washington’s first victory over the British troops came quickly, after he led 2,400 troops, 18 cannons and 75 horses through sleet and rain across the Delaware river in darkness for a surprise attack in Trenton (1776)
  • The benefit Concerts for the People of Kampuchea, organized by Paul McCartney and Kurt Waldheim to raise money for the victims of Pol Pot’s regime in Cambodia, kicked off in London featuring Queen, the Clash, The Pretenders, The Who, Elvis Costello, Wings (1979)

And, happy birthday to actor Jared Leto who turns 44 years old today.