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, May 17, 1954

The U.S. Supreme Court announces one of its biggest civil-rights decisions in the Brown v. Board of Education case—ruling that segregation of students in public schools violates the 14th Amendment's Equal Protection Clause.

Monday, July 6, 1964

Beatlemania is in full force as the pop sensations make their big-screen debut in A Hard Day's Night.

Monday, August 11, 1969

The ABCs are forever changed after Diana Ross formally introduces the Jackson 5 to the public at the Daisy in Beverly Hills.

Monday, October 17, 1977

Ch-ch-ch-chia! The trademark registration for Chia Pets is filed and green-haired Garfields and Elmer Fudds soon invade kitchen counters across the country.

Monday, September 14, 1998

The first episode of Total Request Live airs on MTV, and the age of music videos, boy bands and screaming fans taking over Times Square is solidified.