Good News in History

All throughout history there have always been people making a difference. With these stories, we can look back on the good that's happened in the past — which led the way for the world we live in today.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, wearing pink, and smiling with his hands clasped

The World Is Celebrating the Life of Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu has died at the age of 90.Archbishop Tutu earned the respect and love of millions of South Africans and the world. He carved out a permanent place in their hearts and minds, becoming known affectionately as “The Arch”.
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Good News in History: Catherine the Great Got the Smallpox Vaccine to Prove Its Safety to Her Subjects

She sought to have her entire empire inoculated. Catherine is quoted as saying, “My objective was, through my example, to save from death the multitude of my subjects who, not knowing the value of this technique, and frightened of it, were left in danger.”
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CT Scans Have Been Saving Lives for 50 Years — Thanks To An Eccentric Engineer at the Beatles’ Record Company

The CT scan has benefited the health of many patients around the world, helping identify tumors and determine if surgery is needed.
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