Good News in History, April 6

50 years ago today, Simon and Garfunkel went to No.1 on the US album chart with the soundtrack to The Graduate. The film’s lead track, ‘Mrs. Robinson’ boosted the profile of the folk-rock duo and the soundtrack LP rose to the top of the charts. (1968)

MORE Good News on this Date:

  • Peter the Great repealed his tax levied on men who wore beards, which was meant to encourage the beardless fashions of France, but infuriated Russians, who had always cherished long beards as sacred and preserved them with much care (1722)
  • The United States Congress convened in New York to begin its first regular session (1789)
  • The Jews of Prussia were granted equality (1848)
  • Matthew Henson, an African-American and Robert Peary, another American, along with four Eskimo guides, reached the North Pole (1909)
  • The first Tony Awards ceremony celebrated outstanding achievement in the…
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