Good News on This Day in History – June 17

Good News on This Day in History – June 17

135 years ago, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York packed in 241 crates, as a gift from France. The steel skeleton and copper skin was assembled on Bedloe’s Island, later called Liberty Island, and placed on a pedestal to be aligned so that it would face southeast, greeting … Read more

80 Years Ago Today, The Grapes of Wrath Became as Big a Sensation as Harry Potter

On this day 160 years ago, the first Pony Express delivery arrived at its San Francisco destination eleven days after departing St. Joseph, Missouri—a delivery time that many said was impossible—establishing a speedy transcontinental service for newspapers, mail, and small packages. The legendary service employed 120 riders, 184 relay stations, … Read more