Thursday February 11th

Today’s Word: We don't know what we don't know until we know that we don't know it.



Frederick Grant Banting announces the discovery of insulin, used to treat diabetes, at the University of Toronto.



With the opening of a porridge kitchen in the city, city officials claimed there would be no need for panhandling. A local businessman (who wished to remain anonymous) provided the funds for bowls, spoons, and rolled oats. At any time of the day any person could receive a bowl - or more if he wished - of hearty porridge served with milk.



A sit-down strike against General Motors ended with the company agreeing to recognize the United Automobile Workers Union.



Port-au-Prince Haiti - Haiti expels eighteen Canadian Jesuits on grounds their activities are destructive.



Eighty-seven countries, including Canada, the US, UK, and USSR, sign the Seabed Treaty outlawing nuclear weapons in international waters…the other countries may have laughed when Canada said that they would not put nuclear weapons on the ocean floor.



Margaret Thatcher became the first woman to head a major party in Britain when she was elected leader of opposition Conservative Party.



Nelson Mandela, a political prisoner for 27 years, is released. Since then he became was President of South Africa and has won over 250 awards, including the Nobel Peace Prize.



During a quail hunting trip, Vice-President Dick Cheney takes aim at a small bird but instead manages to shoot his friend Harry Whittington in the face. As a result of being peppered with birdshot, Whittington has a minor heart attack but lives to apologize to his friend.






Leslie Nielsen –84- Regina born actor from Airplane! and The Naked Gun.


Taylor Lautner –18- His roles include the family films The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D, Cheaper by the Dozen 2, and Jacob Black in the Twilight film series.


Jennifer Aniston –41- Rachel from Friends, Bruce Almighty, Office Space and Rumor Has It.


Sarah Palin –46- served as the Governor of Alaska from 2006 until she resigned in 2009. She was the Republican nominee for Vice President of the United States in 2008.


Burt Reynolds –74- Deliverence, The Longest Yard and Smokey and the Bandit





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