Good News in History, July 22

Good News in History, July 22

Cleveland_Skyline_2006-cc-AvogadroOn this day 220 years ago, the city of Cleveland was founded by General Moses Cleveland on the southern shore of the Great Lake Erie near the mouth of the Cuyahoga River. Its proximity to water helped make it a manufacturing powerhouse in the twentieth century. The Ohio city is home to a world class symphony orchestra, as well as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame…

The year 2016 was the first time in a half century that a sports team from the city claimed a championship trophy, with the Cleveland Cavaliers winning the National Basketball League title. (Click to enlarge the landscape photo, by Avogadro, CC)

MORE Good News on this Day:

  • Alexander Mackenzie reached the Pacific Ocean, becoming the first person on record to cross North America over the Great Divide, traveling through Canada, much of the way on foot (1793)
  • Wiley Post, from Oklahoma, became the first person to fly solo around the world, a 15,596 mile flight in the Winnie Mae less than 8 days (1933)
  • Martial law in Poland was officially revoked (1983)
  • The Citizen’s Charter, launched by British Prime Minister John Major, promised to improve public services (1991)

Notable Birthdays: Actor Danny Glover (70)

Happy 84th Birthday to Tom Robbins (1936), the American author whose novels, such as Jitterbug Perfume (1984) and Still Life With Woodpecker (1980) are much beloved.