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Today is the fourth 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)POPULAR: Pope’s Top 10 Happiness Tips: Focus on Leisure, Family and Being Positive

MORE Good News on this Date:

  • Workdays for women and children in France were limited to 11 hours (1900)
  • Mongolia declared its independence from China (1921)
  • Mike Stoller, (with producing partner Jerry Leiber) who co-wrote over 70 hits that climbed American record charts, including “Hound Dog”, “Kansas City”, and “Jailhouse Rock”, was born (1933)
  • 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)