Good News in History, February 28

Good News in History, February 28

32 years ago today, Michael Jackson won a record seven Grammy awards. He earned album of the year for ‘Thriller’, record of the year and best rock vocal performance for ‘Beat It’, best pop vocal performance, best R&B performance and best R&B song for ‘Billie Jean’, and best recording for children for E.T The Extra Terrestrial (1984)

MORE Good News on this Date:

  • 50 slavery opponents met in Ripon, Wisconsin, to call for creation of a new US political group, which became the Republican Party (1854)
  • The first vaudeville theater opened in Boston, Massachusetts (1883)
  • The United Kingdom accepted the independence of Egypt (1922)
  • Scientists James D. Watson and Francis H.C. Crick of Cambridge University discovered the double-helix structure of DNA, the molecule that contains our human genes (1953)
  • The US and Egypt re-established diplomatic relations after seven year break (1974)
  • The first Gulf War ended, one day after Kuwait was liberated (1991)
  • More than 1 million Taiwanese participated in the 228 Hand-in-Hand Rally, forming a human chain 500-km long (300-miles) in commemoration of a massacre and calling for peace while turning away from missiles on mainland China pointed their way (2004)care packages-in-bags

And, on this day in 2014, inspired to honor her late husband, Colleen Wogernose went on a kindness spree, with Cathy O’Grady and two friends, to brighten the day for hundreds of people across Boston.