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Good News on This Day in History, March 3

55 years ago today, The Beatles began filming their first feature film A Hard Day's Night at the Marylebone train station in London. The...

Good News in History, February 15

30 years ago today, the Soviet Union announced that the last of its troops had left Afghanistan nine years after their invasion. (1989) (Afghanistan photo...

Good News in History, February 13

This daily column at GNN.org features all the good news, anniversaries and notable birthdays from this day in history—February 13.

Good News in History, February 11

Happy Birthday to actress Jennifer Aniston who turns 50 years old today. She celebrated at a birthday bash in Los Angeles Saturday attended by all...

Good News in History, February 9

On this day 55 years ago, The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show before a record-setting audience of Americans waiting to see them...

Good News in History, February 7

100 years ago today, Desmond Doss, the US Army corporal who saved 75 men while refusing to carry a weapon during one of the worst...

Good News in History, January 30

50 years ago today, The Beatles played their last public concert, performing on the rooftop of Apple Records, surprising lunchtime pedestrians on a blustery...

Good News in History, January 20

15 years ago today, the widow of McDonald’s franchise founder Ray Kroc, bequeathed $1.5 billion to the Salvation Army. It was the largest charitable...

Good News in History, January 18

100 years ago today, the Paris Peace Conference opened in Versailles following the end of World War I. Involving diplomats from 32 countries and nationalities,...

Good News in History, January 16

Happy 60th Birthday to singer–songwriter Sade who released one of the best debut albums of all time. Born in Nigeria and raised in Essex,...

Good News in History, January 11

55 years ago today, the Surgeon General of the U.S. released a landmark report which concluded that smoking likely caused lung cancer and other diseases....

Good News in History, January 8

100 years ago today, US President Woodrow Wilson became a force for peace toward the end of World War I by proposing a list of principles to be used in negotiating a treaty between nations. The Fourteen Points were outlined in a speech to Congress, and earned him the Nobel Peace Prize for his ‘Wilsonian idealism’. He translated domestic progressive ideals—free trade, open agreements, democracy and self-determination— into a foreign policy that even the Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin viewed as a landmark of enlightenment in international relations. (1918)

Good News in History, January 3

On this day 80 years ago, The March of Dimes charity to fight polio was started by President Franklin Roosevelt, who was afflicted with the disease himself. After funding Jonas Salk's polio vaccine, the group, whose genius was in collecting small contributions of spare change, went on to spend $233 million on polio patient care, Today, they still improve the health of mothers and babies by preventing birth defects and premature birth. To honor the achievement, Roosevelt’s image was imprinted on the U.S. dime. (1938)

Good News in History, December 29

On this day 80 years ago, a decade and a half after the Irish War of Independence and its treaty-induced interim government, Ireland was born when it adopted its own Constitution. A document committed to democratic ideals that enshrined the people as masters, it also provided the right to every child for a free primary education provided by the State. (1937)

Good News in History, December 5

45 years ago today Paul McCartney released his most successful post-Beatles album Band on the Run. The majority of the LP was recorded at...

Good News in History, December 3

185 years ago today, Oberlin College was founded by two Presbyterian ministers on 500 donated acres in Oberlin, Ohio. It was the first coeducational...

Good News in History, December 1

100 years ago today, Iceland gained independence from Denmark. After decades of national unrest over its identity, an agreement was signed that recognized Iceland as...

Good News in History, November 29

Happy Birthday to John Mayall, “The Godfather of British Blues”, who turns 85 years-old today. Born to a jazz aficionado, the songwriter and vocalist...

Good News in History, November 24

150 years ago today, Scott Joplin, the African-American composer and pianist dubbed the “King of Ragtime,” was born in Texas to an ex-slave. One...

Good News in History, November 22

50 years ago today, The Beatles released their double (White) album, and the world first heard “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”, “Blackbird”, and “Birthday”....