Have You Heard, today (11/14) is World Diabetes Day, a day to help raise awareness to rise in diabetes around the world.
It’s estimated 390 million people in the world have diabetes; 29 million in the U.S. alone.
That comes to 9.1% of the U.S. population, compared to 5.2% in the rest of the world.
Ray Charles had three number-one hits on the U.S. pop charts (12 on the R&B chart) and the first of those three, “Georgia On My Mind,” hit number-one 55 years ago today.
45 years ago today, the deadliest sports-related tragedy in U.S. history happened when the Marshall University football team’s plane crashed while approaching the Huntington, WV, airport.
45 of the 75 people killed were Marshall players and coaches.
There were no survivors.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 1,000 for the first time ever 43 years ago today.
The Dow now stands at above 17,000, a 1,600% increase since 1972.
Robert Fulton, the inventor the steamboat, was born 250 years ago today.
Painter Claude Monet was born 175 years ago today.
Booker T. Washington, who was born into slavery and who rose to international prominence as an activist, author, philanthropist, educator and advisor to presidents, died 100 years ago today (11/14/1915).
Among other things, 25 years after his birth, Washington became the first African-American depicted on a U.S. postage stamp.
He died at the age of 59.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice is 61 today.
Today is also “Operating Room Nurses Day,” “Pickle Day,” “Spicy Guacamole Day” and “Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day”!
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