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Good News in History, November 29

Good News in History, November 29

Source: Good News Network Happy Birthday to John Mayall, “The Godfather of British Blues”, who turns 85 years-old today. Born to a jazz aficionado, the songwriter and vocalist taught himself to play guitar, organ, and harmonica and later formed a band called “The...

Good News in History, November 21

Good News in History, November 21

Source: Good News Network On this day 35 years ago, Michael Jackson’s Thriller video premiered in Los Angeles. He wanted John Landis as his director (Animal House, The Blues Brothers, Trading Places) after seeing “An American Werewolf in London”. The video, filmed...

Why American history lives between the cracks

Why American history lives between the cracks

Author: Elizabeth Alexander / Source: Big Think Elizabeth Alexander Elizabeth Alexander – poet, educator, memoirist, scholar, and arts activist – is president of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the nation’s largest funder in arts and culture, and...

Good News in History, November 18

Good News in History, November 18

Source: Good News Network 90 years ago today, Mickey Mouse first appeared on the big screen in the animated film Steamboat Willie. The cartoon character drawn—and voiced—by animator Walt Disney eventually became the company’s celebrated mascot. In this black-and-white...

Good News in History, November 12

Good News in History, November 12

Source: Good News Network Happy 75th Birthday to Wallace Shawn, the American character actor, comedian, playwright and essayist. His films included the Louis Malle directed comedy-drama My Dinner with Andre, which he co-wrote, Clueless, and Toy Story, for which he...

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