Good News in History, March 13

Good News in History, March 13

Some Positive News On This Day in History...

smoke-detector-400px-CC MuladToday is Check Your Battery Day: Smoke detectors can warn of life threatening situations, giving you vital time to get to safety, but they can’t do their job if batteries are dead. Push and hold in the button on your detectors today and listen for a beep to ensure they’re still working for you and your family. Also, many people will want to adjust their clocks for Daylight Savings Time.

MORE Good News on this Date:

  • “Uncle Sam” first appeared as a cartoon drawing in a New York newspaper (1852)
  • Workdays for women and children in France were limited to 11 hours (1900)
  • Mongolia declared its independence from China (1921)
  • 45 years ago today, the Allman Brothers Band recorded a rock concert in New York City that would become their classic album, Live At Fillmore East (1971)
  • In response to widespread demonstrations by the deaf and hearing impaired student body, Gallaudet University hired its first deaf president (1988)
  • The journal Nature reported that 350,000-year-old upright-walking human footprints were found in Italy (2003)Pope Francis-CC Casa Rosada

And, today is the third anniversary of the election of Pope Francis by the Vatican’s papal conclave to become the leader of the Catholic Church. Since then, numerous charitable and kind-hearted deeds have earned him rock star levels of popularity, even among non-religious folks. (2013)

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