Good News in History, January 29

Good News in History, January 29

Babe_Ruth-1920-publicdomainOn this date 80 years ago, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America inducted the first players into the Baseball Hall of Fame: Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York would open three years later. PHOTO… (1936)


MORE Good News on this Date:

  • The Raven was first published in the New York Evening Mirror, the first publication with the name of the author, Edgar Allan Poe (1845)
  • The Seeing Eye began its pioneering training of guide dogs and has since matched nearly 15,000 dogs with persons who are blind or visually impaired in the United States and Canada. (1929)
  • Sleeping Beauty, Walt Disney’s animated feature fairy tale, was released (1959)
  • Actors Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward began a storied marriage that, rare for Hollywood, lasted 50 years until Mr. Newman’s death in 2008 (1958)
  • The first direct commercial flights from mainland China to Taiwan since 1949 (2005)
  • President Obama signed his first major piece of legislation, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act, which made it easier for people to get equal pay regardless of their gender, race, or age (2009)
  • The Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt ruled that people who do not adhere to one of the three government-recognized religions are still eligible to receive government identity documents (2009)