Good News in History, July 11

49 years ago today, David Bowie released his renown single Space Oddity. A song about the launch of a fictional astronaut named Major Tom, the song went public nine days before Apollo 11 landed on the moon. WATCH the official music video… (1969)

MORE Good News on this Day:

  • “Get Down, You Fool!” – Abraham Lincoln survived in battle as the only US president to come under enemy fire (1864)
  • Babe Ruth made his debut in Major league baseball. He began his career as an outstanding pitcher, twice winning 20 games, but wanted to play every day so converted to an outfielder. He responded by breaking the MLB single-season home run record in 1919. His career record of 714 home run stood for 39 years and other batting (and some pitching) records remain unbroken today. (1914)
  • The Hollywood Bowl opened (1922)
  • The Triborough Bridge linking Manhattan, Bronx and Queens opened (1936)
  • To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee was first published (1960)
  • Transatlantic satellite television was transmitted for the first time (1962)
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was posthumously awarded the Medal of Freedom (1977)
Sasha Harriet

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