Good News in History, June 20

26 years years ago today, Greenpeace activists bolstered by international pressure forced Shell Oil of the U.K. into a dramatic reversal of its decision to dispose of a massive oil rig by submerging it beneath the sea. After changing its mind, Shell mo…

Good News in History, June 19

Happy Juneteenth day, historically known as Emancipation Day, commemorating the day African Americans first heard about the end of slavery 155 years ago today—after it was announced by Union Army general Gordon Granger, proclaiming freedom for slaves i…