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Good News in History, April 19

On this day, 32 years ago, Gregory Robertson intentionally committed to a 200-mph free fall to save an unconscious skydiver. From 13,500 feet, he saw...

Good News in History, April 15

Happy 60th Birthday to the beloved British actress, writer, and comedian Emma Thompson. She won two Academy Awards (the only person ever to win both)—one...

Good News in History, March 21

35 years ago today, the memorial to John Lennon in New York City was unveiled on a Central Park knoll. The tract of land...

Good News in History, February 6

The Polish government began Round Table Talks in Warsaw with a banned trade union and its leader, Lech Wałęsa—the future president of Poland. The...

Good News in History, February 3

25 years ago today, retired Air Force Col. Eileen Collins became the first woman astronaut to pilot a Space Shuttle when the NASA Discovery shuttle blasted...

Good News in History, February 1

Today is the first day of Black History Month in the United States. It marks the day four black college students began to stage their...

Good News in History, January 31

On this day, 100 years ago, baseball hero Jackie Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia. He made history in 1947 as the first black...

Good News in History, January 29

90 years ago today, Dorothy Harrison Eustis established The Seeing Eye in the US, the first school organized to train dogs for assisting the...

Good News in History, January 10

Happy 71st Birthday to Steely Dan co-founder Donald Fagen, whose vocals, keyboards, and songwriting talents have, for decades, merged the intricacies of jazz with...

Good News in History, December 25

This daily column at GNN.org features all the good news, anniversaries and notable birthdays from this day in history—December 25.

Good News in History, December 12

Three years ago, in a landmark election, 20 women won municipal council seats in Saudi Arabia. It was the first time females were allowed...

Good News in History, November 21

This daily column features all the good news, anniversaries and birthdays from this day in history—November 21.

Good News in History, November 12

Happy 75th Birthday to Wallace Shawn, the American character actor, comedian, playwright and essayist. His films included the Louis Malle directed comedy-drama My Dinner...

Good News in History, November 5

On this day 101 years ago, an historic U.S. Supreme Court ruling decided that a city ordinance prohibiting the sale of property to blacks...

Good News in History, October 21

On this day 73 years ago, women in France were finally awarded the right to vote for first time—decades later than most Western countries,...

Good News in History, October 5

65 years ago today, the first documented Narcotics Anonymous meeting was held, a gathering where former drug addicts can find fellowship and support. (1953) MORE...

Good News in History September 23

Happy 75th Birthday to Spanish singer and songwriter Julio Iglesias. The Grammy-award winner in 2013 was the Latin artist who sold the most records...

Good News in History September 16

25 years ago today, Frasier premiered on NBC. The TV sitcom ran for 11 seasons and remarkably won the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series...

Good News in History, September 11

125 years ago today, the World’s Parliament of Religions conference opened—the very first organized interfaith gathering. 7000 people met in Chicago from at least...

Good News in History, August 24

Happy Birthday to Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) who turns 30 today. After having previously acted only in school plays and in his local theatre...