Good News in History, July 2 – Good News Network

Good News in History, July 2 – Good News Network

40 years ago today, the comedy film Airplane! premiered. Written and directed by David and Jerry Zucker, along with Jim Abrahams, it won Golden Globe nominations and starred Leslie Nielsen, Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges, and Peter Graves. A perfect parody of the disaster film genre—particularly the drama Airport 1975—Airplane! is … Read more

Good News in History, July 1 – Good News Network

Good News in History, July 1 – Good News Network

30 years ago, Germany reunited, with East and West merging their economies under the Deutsche Mark currency. Western countries helped carry the burden, granting subsidies to pay East German bills and ease the budget gap. (1990) Photo raising the German flag, Bundesarchiv, CC license MORE Good News on this Day: Willie … Read more

Good News in History, June 29 – Good News Network

Good News in History, June 29 – Good News Network

25 years ago today, the NASA Space Shuttle Atlantis kicked off a new era in international space cooperation by achieving the first docking with the Russian space station Mir. Beyond the Mir docking, the mission of Atlantis flight STS-71 included a series of spacewalks to reconfigure the station for docking … Read more

Good News in History, June 26 – Good News Network

Good News in History, June 26 – Good News Network

75 years ago today, the inspirational United Nations Charter was signed by 50 countries in San Francisco, a document that began with the following: “We the peoples of the United Nations, determined to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow … Read more

Sean Penn’s Nonprofit Relieves Burden of Firefighters By Administering COVID Testing in 10 U.S. Cities For Free

Sean Penn’s Nonprofit Relieves Burden of Firefighters By Administering COVID Testing in 10 U.S. Cities For Free

It’s been ten years since Hollywood A-lister and philanthropist Sean Penn mobilized a huge team of volunteers to rebuild Haiti after an earthquake claimed 250,000 lives. His nonprofit, CORE, is still there today, with 150 people working with local communities. Now his own country needs help, and CORE—formerly J/P Haitian … Read more