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Good News in History, November 16

  20 years ago on this day, China released Wei Jingsheng, a prominant pro-democracy dissident, after detaining him for 18 years. Convicted of “counterrevolutionary” activities around the Chinese democracy movement, he was deported to the US where he now heads the Wei Jingsheng Foundation in Washington D.C., whose stated aim is

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Good News in History, November 15

  130 years ago today, the artist Georgia O’Keeffe was born in a farmhouse in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. For her paintings of enlarged flowers, skyscrapers in New York, and New Mexico landscapes. she has been called the “Mother of American modernism.” SEE her paintings in a 3 minute video… (1887) MORE Good

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Good News in History, November 14

  On this day 35 years ago, Lech Wałęsa, the leader of Poland’s outlawed Solidarity movement, was released after eleven months of persecution and internment near the Soviet border. Two years earlier the electrician had won a sweeping victory with communist rulers for the right to organize independent unions that

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Good News in History, November 12

  86 years ago today, Abbey Road Studios officially opened for business at 3 Abbey Road, in the City of Westminster, near London. Known for innovative recording techniques, it became world known in the 1960s as the creative mecca where Pink Floyd and The Beatles engineered their albums—including the Abbey Road LP, with the famous cover photo of

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Good News in History, November 10

  225 years ago today, the White House received its cornerstone in Washington, D. C., and construction commenced on the future home—and office—of every U.S. president since John Adams. The building, designed by Irish-born architect James Hoban and expanded under many presidents is owned by the National Park Service. (1792)

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