Positive News: This Week In History

The Longest Lasting Rainbow, First Human Heart Transplant Performed And More Good News in History For The Week November 28 to December 4

November 28 First Lady To Sit In The House of Commons, UK Lady Astor became the first woman to sit in the House of Commons in the UK. After her husband, Waldorf Astor relinquished his seat in parliament, Lady Astor, whose name was Nancy succeeded him. After a strong campaign, she was elected to the seat of Plymouth with a majority on November 28, 1919. She served in the seat until 1945 when she retired. November 29 Louisa May Alcott, Author of Little Women, Born On This Day 1832 Louise May Alcott was born on this day in 1832, in Germantown, Pennsylvania. She...

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Lost Border Collie Hands Herself Into The Police

It is common knowledge that border collies are the smartest of all our canine friends. But this particular dog has shown itself to be particularly clever, after handing herself into the police. Ten year-old Rosie became lost on a walk after hearing fireworks. The sheep-herding dog became frightened and bolted...

86-Year-Old Man Becomes ‘Oldest First-Home Buyer’ in the UK

An 86-year-old man has become the oldest first-home buyer in the UK. Edward Simon Jones bought his first home, a £147,000 bungalow in Flintshire, Wales. Prior to buying the bungalow, Edward lived in an assisted-living facility called Marleyfield House. Rather than seeing out the rest of his days in...

World First: Child Treated in the Womb For Rare Genetic Disorder

A child with the life-threatening condition Pompe disease was given treatment in the womb. Now, thanks to the treatment, Ayla Bashir was born without any complications associated with the disease. Pompe disease is a rare genetic disorder. There are different variants to the disease, with those that develop the...

Huge Fossil Of Dinosaur May Be The Largest Found In Europe

A ginormous dinosaur fossil has been found in Portugal, and it may be the largest dinosaur ever found in Europe. Portuguese paleontologists have so far unearthed a huge rib cage, which they believe to belong to a long-necked sauropod that lived 150 million years ago. The estimated size for...

Tokyo To Require New Homes To Have Solar Panels From 2025

The government of Tokyo, Japan, has announced this week that it plans to require solar panels to be installed on new buildings and homes by April 2025. This move will make Tokyo the first city in Japan to require all new homes to have solar electricity. The solar panel...

Woman Who Smells Parkinson’s Disease Helps Scientists Develop Diagnosis Test

A woman can smell Parkinson's disease with incredible accuracy, and is now helping scientists to develop a test to diagnose it. Joy Milne is a retired nurse from the Scottish town of Perth. She developed the ability to detect Parkinson's after 'sniffing' the disease on her husband 12 years...

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