November 2021 Dates of Interest
November is Diabetes Awareness Month. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin by Canadians Frederick Banting and Charles Best.
November 2 is Kermit the Frog’s 66th birthday.
November 7 is the 154th anniversary of the birth of Marie Curie, who discovered radium, and the 143rd anniversary of the birth of Lise Meitner, who discovered protactinium.
November 18 to 24 is World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, which aims to increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers, and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of drug-resistant infections.
On November 27, 1895, Alfred Nobel — the inventor of dynamite — established the Nobel Prizes.