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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
1765 Robert Fulton (Pennsylvania-born Inventor, Engineer Who Popularized the Steamboat) Robert Fulton Inventors & Inventions Steam Engines
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
1930 Edward H. White (Texas-born Astronaut) Edward H. White Astronauts
1933 Fred Haise (Mississippi-born Astronaut) Mississippi Astronauts
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1716 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (German Philosopher, Mathematician: Inventor of Differential and Integral Calculus) Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Calculus
1860 The First Telegraph Service Reaches Minneapolis, Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota Telegraph Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1868 In Lake County, California Land Owners Dismantle a Dam on Cache Creek That Had Flooded Their Farms Lake County, California Dams Rivers Floodings LearnCalifornia
1906 In Washington, Flooding Covers Pierce County and South King County Washington Flooding HistoryLink
1910 Eugene Ely Pilots First Plane to Take Off from a Ship Aviation History Naval History Historic Firsts Center for the Study of Technology and Society
1914 The First Dodge Is Produced Dodge Business Historic Firsts State of Michigan
1922 British Broadcasting Corporation Makes Its First Daily Radio Broadcast British History Radio Historic Firsts BBC
1960 Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Is Created World History Energy Business California Energy Commission
1963 Volcano Creates Surtsey Island South of Iceland Iceland Volcanoes University of California, San Diego
1969 Lightning Strikes Launch of Apollo 12: Second Manned Lunar Expedition Alan Bean Pete Conrad Space Exploration The Moon History Channel NASA
1973 Patent Is Granted for Scotchguard Carpet Treatment Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions Scotchguard USPTO
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
2007 7.7 Magnitude Earthquake Leaves 15,000 Homeless in Chile Chile Earthquake CNN

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