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John’s Believe It Or Not… February 21st

* 1941 – Frederick Banting killed in a plane crash over Labrador en route to England on a medical mission. * 2002 – Canada’s women’s hockey team takes Olympic gold – beating the US 3-2 at Salt Lake City – Canadian icemaker Trent Evans buried a “lucky loonie” under center ice. * 1965 Malcolm X assassinated * 1981 Dolly Parton cements her crossover success as “9 to 5″ hits #1 * 1885 Washington Monument dedicated

It’s Hump Day Wednesday! Did You Know…

* 1941 – Frederick Banting killed in a plane crash over Labrador en route to England on a medical mission.

The name of Dr. Frederick Banting of Toronto is legendary in medical circles and to untold numbers of people owe their lives to his discovery of insulin. Knighted in 1934, for his discovery, Sir Frederick Banting continued research into silicosis and cancer and was later appointed chairman of the National Research Council’s Committee on Aviation Medical Research in 1939. Continue reading “John’s Believe It Or Not… February 21st”