75  years ago today, Jimi Hendrix was born in Seattle, Washington. Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of rock music. WATCH a short documentary of his life… (1942)

MORE Good News on this Day:

  • The first elected representatives were called to Westminster by King Edward I, gathering for the first “Model Parliament” (1295)
  • Alfred Nobel used his estate to establish the Nobel Prize (1895)
  • The Royal Air Force began airlifts to flood-stricken Somalia (1961)
  • George Harrison released his three album set, “All Things Must Pass” (1970)
  • The UN Security Council agreed to the establishment of peacekeeping operations in Yugoslavia (1991)
  • Pope John Paul II returned the relics of Saint John Chrysostom to the Eastern Orthodox Church (2004)
  • Quebec was declared a nation within a unified Canada, after the Canadian House of Commons passed Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s motion of declaration (2006)


And, Happy Birthday to Bill Nye “the Science Guy” who turns 62 today. Nye, a science educator, comedian, and author is best known as the host of the PBS children’s science show, Bill Nye the Science Guy. After university studies at Cornell, the DC-born mechanical engineer, who wanted to be an astronaut, got his start at Boeing where, among other things, he starred in training films and developed a hydraulic pressure resonance suppressor for the 747. Check out his new book, Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World. (1955) Watch Nye explain how he became The Science Guy…