Happy Birthday to award winning comedic actress Betty White who turns 96 years old today. The sassy senior and avid animal lover is beloved for her television roles in Mary Tyler Moore, The Golden Girls and Hot in Cleveland, and, at 88, won an Emmy for her performance as the Saturday Night Live host, following a fan campaign that gained a million Likes. She’s most grateful for the fact that she still gets asked for jobs. WATCH a 2017 visit with Katie Couric… (1922) 

MORE Good News on this Date:

  • Statesman and inventor Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston (1706)
  • James Cook became the first to cross the Antarctic Circle (1773)
  • Simón Bolívar proclaimed the Republic of Colombia (1819)
  • The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the private use of home VCR’s to tape TV programs did not violate federal copyright laws (1984)
  • Israel handed over its military headquarters in the West Bank city of Hebron to the Palestinians, ending 30 years of occupation there (1997)