Good News in History, February 24

Good News in History, February 24

640px-Cryosat_br_front_H10 years ago today, the European Space Agency agreed to provide over one hundred million euro to launch Cryosat-2, a satellite that has measured and monitored the health of land and sea ice worldwide since its launch in 2010. (2006)

MORE Good News on this Date:

  • Mexico declared its independence from Spain (1821)
  • The first floats were paraded in Mardi Gras, New Orleans (1868)
  • The Voice of America began broadcasting news around the world (1942)
  • Led Zeppelin released their sixth album Physical Graffiti, a double album that featured songs leftover from their previous LPs Led Zeppelin III, IV, and Houses Of The Holy (1975)
  • The United States Olympic Hockey team completed their Miracle on Ice by defeating Finland 4-2 to win the gold medal (1980)
  • Congress released a report condemning the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II as ”grave injustice” (1983)

Thailand began its annual National Artist Day to celebrthailand-performing-artist-CC-kevinpohate artists and award benefits to honorees. The date chosen was the birthday of Buddha Loetla Nabhala, King Rama II (1767-1824), a poet and artist whose reign is known as the most peaceful time in Thailand and the “Golden Age of Rattanokosin Literature.” (1985)

Photo (right) by kevinpoh, CC