Good News in History, January 12

Good News in History, January 12

45 years today, the American sit-com All In the Family debuted on CBS. The controversial comedy was the first to portray on television the sexism and racism in American families. Watch a clip… (1971)

MORE Good News on this Date:

  • Rocky Mountain National Park was established by the US Congress to protect 415 square miles of spectacular mountain peaks towering at 12,000-ft high in Colorado (1915)
  • Hattie Caraway (D-AR) became the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate (1932)
  • First person was cryonically preserved for later resuscitation (1967)
  • Led Zeppelin‘s debut album was released after just 36 hours of studio recording  and mixing (1969)Jack_london_thumbnail
  • Mali votes for new constitution granting political freedom to parties (1992)

Also on this day, 140 years ago, Jack London was born in San Francisco, California. The adventurer and workers’ rights activist was the author of novels like The Call of the Wild and White Fang, both set in the Klondike Gold Rush. (1876)