15 Moments That Will Make You Happy About Monday

Everyone dreads it, which is why we're here to remind you of the remarkable, life-changing, totally awesome things that happened on the first day of the week.

Monday, July 1, 1907

The Hershey Chocolate Company begins manufacturing Hershey's Kisses...and Valentine's Day has never been the same since.

Monday, February 2, 1925

The sled dog Balto and the rest of his team finally arrive in Nome, Alaska, with the serum that will save the town from being wiped out by a diphtheria epidemic.

Monday, January 13, 1930

Everyone's favorite mouse makes his first comic-strip appearance in the New-York Mirror.

Monday, August 3, 1936

Jesse Owens wins his first gold medal in the men's 100-meter dash at the Summer Olympics in Berlin. This kicked off his legendary performance at the games where he went on to earn three more gold medals in track and field events.

Monday, October 16, 1950

C.S. Lewis invites people into the magical world of Narnia when Geoffrey Bles publishes The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe in London.
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