Good News in History, January 14

Good News in History, January 14

Sousse_Tunesia-cc-BishkekRocksOn this day five years ago, the first of the countries to join the Arab Spring uprisings won a victory as Tunisia’s president of 24 years fled the country. Amid poverty and heavy taxation, thousands of Tunisians joined popular protests, which were dubbed the Jasmine Revolution, and demanded his departure. (2011)

MORE Good News on this Date:

  • The Fundamental Orders, what some consider the first written constitution creating a government, was adopted by Connecticut River towns, thus earning Connecticut its nickname of The Constitution State (1639)
  • The clarinet was invented in Nuremberg, Germany (1690)
  • U.S. President Bill Clinton and Russian President Boris Yeltsin signed the Kremlin accords to halt the aiming of nuclear missiles at any nation and order the dismantling of the nuclear arsenal in Ukraine (1994)Saturn and its moon-NASA-Cassini
  • Researchers in Dallas, Texas present findings about an enzyme that slows aging and cell death (1998)
  • The first detailed pictures of the frozen surface of Saturn’s moon, Titan, were sent back by a European space probe (2005)

Photo credit: Saturn and its moon, NASA