The Good News: Today in 1455 Johannes Gutenberg printed the first book ever using his extraordinary new invention, the moveable-type printing press!
The world was revolutionized as for the first time books good be printed in large numbers without having to hand-copy manuscripts, allowing the people of Europe and eventually the whole world to better themselves through education and enrich their lives through literature.
The Bad News: That first book was the Bible.
At least it was in Latin, so no one could read the fucking thing yet. What in the hell did "Amor vestri vicinus" mean to a buncha Germans anyway?
Also making this a black day in the history of mankind: Majel Barrett was born today.
Watching any one of those Lwaxana Troi episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation or Deep Space Nine is enough to inspire you toward a pro-active career in the abortion industry.