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Good News in History, January 31

Happy 37th Birthday to singer, actor and record producer Justin Timberlake. Born to a gospel choir director in Tennessee, Timberlake’s pop albums and musical talents have won him nine Grammy Awards. He also earned four Emmys for his comedy and hosting on Saturday Night Live. He later gained notoriety on the big screen when he co-starred in The Social Network. (1981 MORE Good […]

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Good News in History, January 28

  On this day 82 years ago, Alan Alda was born in New York City. Best known for his role as Captain Hawkeye Pierce in the popular TV series M*A*S*H (1972-83), the actor is also a director, screenwriter, author, and six-time Emmy and Golden Globe winner–with 31 Emmy Award (and two Tony) nominations. He has […]

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Good News in History, January 27

  On this day 130 years ago, the National Geographic Society was founded as a a club for academics and wealthy patrons interested in travel after a meeting at the private Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C. As the group’s second president, Alexander Graham Bell, who patented the first telephone, devised, along with members of the […]

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Good News in History, January 26

  Happy Birthday to comedian and television host Ellen DeGeneres who said, responding to the fact that NO ONE can believe she is turning 60, “I can’t even believe I’m going to be 60 – I’m so immature; I’m a child.” DeGeneres starred in the popular sitcom Ellen from 1994 to 1998 and has hosted her syndicated […]

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Good News in History, January 25

  On this day 80 years ago, the great blues singer Etta James was born in Los Angeles. Her iconic 1960 hit “At Last”, often played at weddings, was among 9 US Top 40 hits that earned her multiple awards. After that debut hit album, she faced a number of personal problems, including heroin addiction, […]

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Good News in History, January 24

Happy 50th Birthday to Mary Lou Retton, the pioneering gymnast who became the first American woman to win the sport’s individual all-around gold medal at the Olympics—the only one to do so for 20 years. At the ’84 Los Angeles games, she won the gold, after scoring a perfect 10 on the vault. Her performances, which […]

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Good News in History, January 23

75 years ago today, the classic film Casablanca premiered on screens across the US. Beloved for the onscreen chemistry between the two lead actors, Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, the film won three Academy Awards, including best picture, screenplay, and director – for Michael Curtiz. The signature line, “Here’s looking at you, kid,” was ranked […]

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Good News in History, January 21

  50 years ago today, Jimi Hendrix recorded his version of the Bob Dylan song ‘All Along the Watchtower’. Sitting in on the session at Olympic Studios in London, just six months after Dylan’s original recording, were Rolling Stone Brian Jones and Dave Mason from Traffic. The single by the Jimi Hendrix Experience peaked at […]

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Good News in History, January 21

  50 years ago today, Jimi Hendrix recorded his version of the Bob Dylan song ‘All Along the Watchtower’. Sitting in on the session at Olympic Studios in London, just six months after Dylan’s original recording, were Rolling Stone Brian Jones and Dave Mason from Traffic. The single by the Jimi Hendrix Experience peaked at […]

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Good News in History, January 20

  On this day 54 years ago, Capitol Records released their first album by The Beatles in the United States. Entitled Meet The Beatles!, it featuring the hit, “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” and topped the charts for 11 weeks — until it was replaced by the band’s second LP. (1964) MORE Good News on […]

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