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Good News in History, July 20

50 years ago today, men first stepped on the moon during NASA’s Apollo 11 mission; Neil Armstrong first, at 10:56pm EST, because he was...

Good News in History, July 18

40 years ago today, Canada began accepting 50,000 Vietnamese ‘boat people’ into the country. 24,000 of the refugees who were seeking asylum were sponsored...

Disabled US Veterans Could Have Student Loan Debts Automatically Erased Thanks to New Bipartisan Bill

Even though there are thousands of disabled vets who are eligible for debt forgiveness, few have applied to the program – but this bill might change that.

Good News in History, July 12

65 years ago today, 19 year-old Elvis Presley quit his day job at The Crown Electric Company after signing his first recording contract with...

Phenomenal Good Samaritan Drives 1,300 Miles to Rescue Stranded Family and Their Cross-Country Voyage

A family stranded in the Australian outback has been saved from heartbreak thanks to a complete stranger who was willing to drive 2,000 kilometers to help.

Good News in History, July 8

Happy 70th Birthday to Chef Wolfgang Puck, the Austrian restaurateur and businessman who learned cooking from his pastry-chef mother. Puck moved to the U.S....

Good News in History, July 6

25 years ago today, Forrest Gump, directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, and Gary Sinise, was released in US theaters....

Poland Once Gave America a Birthday Card That Was Signed By 5.5 Million Polish People

The Library of Congress published a 111 volume birthday card that was given to America in 1926 – and all of the pages are breathtaking.

Good News in History, July 4

80 years ago today, Lou Gehrig, afflicted with a fatal disease, stepped to a microphone at New York's Yankee Stadium and announced his retirement from...

Don’t Forget the Vegans! At Your Next BBQ, Here’s How You Can Easily Shine As a Host

Summer is the time to chow down at a good old-fashioned barbecue, especially for the Fourth of July in the United States– but what...

Good News in History, June 30

155 years ago, Yosemite Valley was granted to the state of California for “public use, resort and recreation” by a decree signed by President...

50 Years After Ohio River Caught Fire and Sparked a Movement, It Has Become Poster Child for Transformation

It has been fifty years since the polluted Cuyahoga River caught fire for the final time – and now, it is totally unrecognizable from its former state.

Good News in History, June 27

21 years ago today, U.S. President Bill Clinton and China’s Communist President Jiang Zemin appeared in a live joint news conference that was seen...

Good News in History, June 22

Happy Birthday to Meryl Streep who was born 70 years ago today in Summit, New Jersey. Often described as the best actress of her...

Good News in History, June 19

65 years ago today, The Tasmanian Devil, an animated cartoon character voiced by Mel Blanc first debuted in movie theaters. In the Warner Bros....

Good News in History, June 16

20 years ago today, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said that a federal music piracy law does not prohibit a palm-sized device...

Chobani Donates $85,000 to Pay Off Student Lunch Debt of Yet Another Thankful School District

When Chobani discovered that there was a mountain of school lunch debt that had accumulated in their own backyard, they donated thousands to pay it off.

Good News in History, June 14

On this day 110 years ago, Burl Ives, the genteel American folk singer, banjoist, and actor was born in Illinois. Beloved as the narrator...

Good News in History, June 13

30 years ago, the 16th James Bond film, License to Kill, premiered. Starring Timothy Dalton in the role of the fictional spy, it is...

Good News in History, June 11

Happy 50th Birthday to Peter Dinklage who was born in Morristown, New Jersey. Best known for his role as Tyrion Lannister on HBO's Game...