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Good News in History, February 23

On this day 150 years ago, the African-American scholar, activist, and writer, W.E.B. Du Bois was born. A key early advocate for civil rights in the African American community, Du Bois broke ground as the first black graduate of Harvard University’s PhD program. He rose from humble beginnings in a rural town to an extraordinary place of […]

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Good News in History, February 22

  38 years ago on this date, in a stunning upset, the United States Olympic hockey team consisting of amateurs and college students, defeated the long-dominant and heavily-favored Soviet Union team, 4-to-3, on its home ice in Lake Placid, New York. This victory, which later led to a gold medal, was dubbed the “Miracle on […]

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Good News in History, February 22

  38 years ago on this date, in a stunning upset, the United States Olympic hockey team consisting of amateurs and college students, defeated the long-dominant and heavily-favored Soviet Union team, 4-to-3, on its home ice in Lake Placid, New York. This victory, which later led to a gold medal, was dubbed the “Miracle on […]

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Good News in History, February 21

Happy 75th Birthday to David Geffen, the head of Geffen records and co-founder Dreamworks. Born to immigrant parents in Brooklyn, the college drop-out began his entertainment career in the mailroom at the William Morris Agency, where he quickly became a talent agent. At age 27, Geffen co-founded Asylum records, an artist-oriented label that signed The Eagles, Joni Mitchell, […]

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Good News in History, February 20

20 years ago today, American Tara Lipinski became at age 15 the youngest gold medalist in Winter Olympics history when she won the ladies’ figure skating title at Nagano, Japan. Lipinski began as a roller skater 10 years earlier, learning the moves from coaches in her Philadelphia hometown and winning the US Championship for her age […]

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Good News in History, February 19

  50 years ago today, the children’s show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood debuted on public television. Created by Fred Rogers, a Presbyterian minister who was displeased with the way television addressed children, the show was produced at WQED-TV in Pittsburgh with new episodes every weekday on PBS for 33 years. Rogers who projected a kind-hearted, grandfatherly personality, […]

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Good News in History, February 19

  50 years ago today, the children’s show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood debuted on public television. Created by Fred Rogers, a Presbyterian minister who was displeased with the way television addressed children, the show was produced at WQED-TV in Pittsburgh with new episodes every weekday on PBS for 33 years. Rogers who projected a kind-hearted, grandfatherly personality, […]

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Good News in History, February 18

  On this day 50 years ago, David Gilmour joined Pink Floyd, replacing a classmate who had checked himself into a psychiatric ward. With the addition of the innovative songwriter–vocalist–guitarist, whose sound is instantly recognizable, Pink Floyd achieved international success with the concept albums Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, and The Wall. One of the most […]

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Good News in History, February 17

  Happy Birthday to Michael Jordan, who became 55 today. Considered by many to be the greatest basketball player of all-time, he’s a 6-time NBA champion and a 5-time NBA MVP. One legendary “double-nickel” performance (scoring 55 points in a night) just five games into his comeback from retirement to baseball, reminded everyone of his […]

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Good News in History, February 16

100 years ago today, Lithuania defied the German empire and declared its Independence, governed by democratic principles, with Vilnius as its capital. (1918) (Photo of the capital city at dusk – Diliff, CC) MORE Good News on this Date: Lt. Stephen Decatur led a successful raid into Tripoli harbor to burn the U.S.S. Philadelphia, which had fallen into the hands […]

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