Good News in History, June 23

15 years ago today, former Vermont governor and physician Howard Dean launched his maverick campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination that would become the model for grassroots internet campaigning and raise $50 million mostly in small donations under fifty dollars. (2003)

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MORE Good News From this Day:

  • Jews were given permission to settle in Kiev by Empress Catherine II (1794)
  • Frederick Douglass became the first African-American nominated for US president (1888)
  • Women ministers were accepted by the Dutch Reformed Church (1958)
  • The FDA approved birth control pills for contraceptive use in the general public (1960)
  • Pope John Paul II met with banned union leader Lech Walesa, the founder and leader of Solidarity, Poland’s independent trade union movement (1983)
  • Hearst Castle became the first California state park to operate with 100% natural-gas-powered buses— clean-fuel transportation that began moving one million visitors up the mountain every year, while reducing harmful air emissions by up to 75 percent over the…
Sasha Harriet

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