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This Day in Pop Culture for May 2

Good Housekeeping

1885: ‘Good Housekeeping’ Goes on Sale for the First Time

Good Housekeeping is one of the oldest magazines still in print which was founded on this day in 1885 by Clark W. Bryan. The cover was decidedly bare compared to today’s version. Initially, the magazine’s focus was that of housewives, but has enlarged its focus over the years to all women. The Good Housekeeping Institute, founded in 1902, created the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval showing that all products advertised in the magazine were tested by the institute and backed by a two-year warranty.

Birthdays

  • 1946: Lesley Gore (singer)
  • 1947: James Dyson (founder of the Dyson Co.)
  • 1948: Larry Gatlin (singer)
  • 1952: Christine Baranski (actress)
  • 1972: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (actor)
  • 1975: David Beckham (soccer player)
  • 1980: Ellie Kemper (actress)

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Jeffrey Totey View All

I write about arts and entertainment in the greater Seattle area.

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