Good News in History, January 20

Good News in History, January 20

BillMaher-2010-cc-Angela George-smallHappy 60th Birthday to Bill Maher, comedian and host of “Politically Incorrect” and “Real Time.” He is celebrating the popularity of his petition to get President Obama to appear on his show. It has collected over 200,000 signatures at (1956)

MORE Good News on this Date:

  • The English parliament met for the first time in the Palace of Westminster, now the Houses of Parliament (1265)
  • American Civil Liberties Union was founded (1920)
  • Meet the Beatles, the first of the group’s US LP’s was released (1964)
  • The Salvation Army was blessed with a donation likely exceeding $1.5 billion from the estate of Joan Kroc, widow of McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc (2004)
  • Barack Obama became the first multi-racial president of the U.S., taking the oath of office before millions of hopeful citizens in Washington, DC. (2009)