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Good News in History, March 4

90 years ago today, Charles Curtis became first Native-American Vice President of the United States. A Kansas attorney and the Republican leader of the U.S....

Good News in History, March 2

30 years ago today, in response to a dramatic depletion of the ozone layer of Earth's atmosphere, twelve European nations agreed to ban the...

Good News in History, February 26

100 years ago today, the Grand Canyon was proclaimed a National Park by the US Congress. The steep-sided mile-deep canyon carved by the Colorado...

Good News in History, February 25

On this day 76 years ago, guitarist-songwriter George Harrison was born in Liverpool, England. His mother, Louise, wanted only for him to be happy, and the...

Good News in History, February 24

On this day 70 years ago, Merrill's Marauders began their 1,000-mile journey through Japanese occupied Burma during World War II. A total of 2,750...

U.S. Ski Industry is Uniting Behind a List of Climate Change Actions to Save the Slopes

This is the first major collaboration between outdoor recreational groups to stop climate change and save American ski slopes.

Senate Passes Biggest Public Lands Package of the Decade With Sweeping Bipartisan Approval

The legislation, which was approved in a 92-8 vote, will designate over 1.3 million acres as nationally-protected public lands.

Good News in History, February 12

95 years ago today, George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, a mix of classical music with modern effects written for piano and jazz band, premiered...

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, February 2

Happy Birthday to Christie Brinkley who turns 65 today... She gained worldwide fame as a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model in the late 1970s—appearing on...

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...

New Bipartisan Legislation Making Animal Cruelty a Felony is Finally Expected to Pass

Animal lovers are rejoicing over a new piece of legislation that is expected to make animal cruelty a felony. The Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT)...

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 27

75 years ago today, the siege of Leningrad in Russia was ended after 872 days; the stranglehold by the German blockade during World War...

Good News in History, January 26

85 years ago, the Apollo Theater opened its doors on 125th Street in Harlem. Renown for launching some of the biggest names in music,...

Farm Bill Quietly Ends the Ban on Hemp in the U.S.

Hemp promoters have long lobbied for this day. Just before Christmas, President Trump signed the bipartisan 2018 Congressional Farm Bill, which included a provision that...

Good News in History, January 15

10 years ago today, a cool-headed pilot, Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, made an emergency landing in the Hudson River shortly after takeoff from LaGuardia...

Good News in History, January 12

50 years ago today, Led Zeppelin's debut album was released. It was recorded in just 36 hours at Olympic Studios in Barnes, London, costing...

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 6

60 years ago today, Gibson guitars launched its Flying V electric guitar, with a radical, futuristic body design and powerful sound that became a favorite of Albert Collins, Jimi Hendrix, Dave Davies, Marc Bolan and ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons. These original issue models made with limba wood are now worth a quarter million dollars, says Vintage Guitar magazine. (1958)