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Good News in History Sept 22

  155 years ago on this day, President Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, declaring that all slaves in rebel states should be freed beginning in January of the following year. (1862) MORE Good News on this Day: The (first) French Republic was established following the revolution (1792) Independence Day

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Good News in History September 21

  Happy 70th Birthday to author Stephen King, whose 56 bestselling horror, science fiction, and suspense novels include Carrie, The Shining, The Stand, and Misery. Abandoned by his father when he was two, King spent his childhood pouring over horror books, comic books, and films. At age 26, before his first

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Good News in History September 19

On this day 35 years ago, the emoticon was born when Carnegie Mellon University professor Scott Fahlman proposed punctuating computer messages with a colon-hyphen-parenthesis to make a “smiley face.” (1982) (Featured photo by DBduo Photography-CC) MORE Good News on this Day: George Washington’s farewell address to the nation was published, in

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