139: Discovery of Insulin

July 27, 2015

On this date in 1921, Canadian researchers determined that insulin regulates blood sugar, leading to treatment for diabetes. Here are a few things you may not have known about the discovery. First, scientists knew that …

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138: Machu Picchu

July 24, 2015

On this date in 1911, an American historian found the remote ruins of the Incan city of Machu Picchu, which until that time had been unknown to the outside world. Here are some facts you …

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137: Raymond Chandler

July 23, 2015

Today is the 127th anniversary of the birth of American writer Raymond Chandler. Here are a few things you may not have known about him. First, He published his first short story in 1933 at …

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136: Albert Brooks

July 22, 2015

Today is the 68th birthday of American writer, comedian, actor and director Albert Brooks. Here are some things you may not have known about him. First, he was born Albert Lawrence Einstein in Beverly Hills, …

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