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World Diabetes Day
(Commemorates birth date of Canadian scientist Frederick Banting: 11/14/1891, co-discoverer of insulin)
United Nations Diabetes International Diabetes Federation
1891 Frederick G. Banting (Canadian Co-discoverer of Insulin: 1923 Nobel Laureate for Physiology of Medicine) Frederick G. Banting Diabetes 1923 Nobel Laureate for Physiology of Medicine
Sports Figures
1915 Mabel Fairbanks (New York City-born African-American Member of the World Skating Hall of Fame) New York City Sports Figures African-American Sports Figures Figure Skating Hall of Fame African American Registry
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1879 The First Bicycle in the Washington Territory Arrives in Seattle Washington Bicycling Historic Firsts History Link
1917 Mike O'Dowd, "The Cyclone of St. Paul, Minnesota," Defeats Al McCoy to Win Boxing's Middleweight Title Minnesota Sports Figures Boxing Minnesota Historical Society
1945 Tony Hulman Buys Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis Motor Speedway Auto Racing Business & Economics ESPN
1970 Marshall University Football Team Players and Coaches Perish in Plane Crash Football Air Disasters West Virginia Archives
1986 7.8 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 15 in Taiwan Taiwan Earthquakes Death USGS
1994 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 78 in the Philippines The Philippines Earthquakes Death USGS

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