Good News in History, January 24

Good News in History, January 24

Lady Gaga in MAC cosmetic adOn this date 7 years ago, Lady Gaga played a concert in New York City and donated all the money from merchandise and ticket sales to earthquake relief in Haiti. She said her “Monster Ball” netted a half million dollars for the stricken country. (2010)

MORE Good News on this Date:

  • A gold nugget was found at Sutter’s Mill in northern California by James Marshall, sparking the gold rush of ’49 (1848)
  • The University of Calcutta was founded, the first full-fledged university in south Asia (1857)
  • Robert Baden-Powell founded the Boy Scouts (1908)
  • The first Apple Macintosh computer with mouse went on sale (1984)
  • NASA landed Opportunity, a robotic rover, on Mars three weeks after its identical twin, Spirit (2004)