This Day In History

This Day In History

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  Happy 70th Birthday to phenomenal guitarist, singer, and record producer Joe Walsh, who was a member of the James Gang (Funk #49; Walk Away),...

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Happy 75th Birthday to Calvin Klein, the American fashion designer whose iconic clothing, noted for its clean lines, has walked the red-carpet in gowns,...

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  710 years ago today, the Swiss marksman and patriot William Tell is said to have successfully shot an apple off his son's head. In resistance to the...

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67 years ago on this day, the 14th Dalai Lama became Tibet's official head of state at the age of 15. Tenzin Gyatso was...

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  20 years ago on this day, China released Wei Jingsheng, a prominant pro-democracy dissident, after detaining him for 18 years. Convicted of "counterrevolutionary" activities around...

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  130 years ago today, the artist Georgia O'Keeffe was born in a farmhouse in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. For her paintings of enlarged flowers, skyscrapers in...

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  On this day 35 years ago, Lech Wałęsa, the leader of Poland's outlawed Solidarity movement, was released after eleven months of persecution and internment...

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  Happy 50th Birthday to late night TV host, comedian and writer Jimmy Kimmel. Born in Brooklyn, the 14-year star of Jimmy Kimmel Live! has...

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  86 years ago today, Abbey Road Studios officially opened for business at 3 Abbey Road, in the City of Westminster, near London. Known for innovative recording techniques,...

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  On this day 25 years ago, the Church of England voted to allow the ordination of women to become priests. (1992) More Good News on...