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Insulin is isolated for the first time, NASA is created, & More Good News In History For The Week July 25 – 31

Throughout history there has always been something positive happening in the world. We're going back in time to look at some of the good news in history for the week of the 25th of July.

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25 July 2018

Liquid lake found on Mars

A liquid lake was found on Mars under its South Pole by European Space Agency’s Mars Express orbiter

27July 1921

Insulin is isolated for the first time

Frederick Banting and Charles Best successfully isolate insulin at the University of Toronto for the first time. Prior to this discovery type 1 diabetes was fatal to those who developed it.

28 July 1866

Beatrix Potter was born

Image of Beatrix Potter from 1892
Beatrix Potter from 1892. Source: britannica

Beatrix Potter was born on July 28 1966. The author was famous for her children’s books, including The Tale. of Peter Rabbit. She drew inspiration for her books from spending her childhood holidays in The Lake District and Scotland, and developed a love of flora and fauna, and landscapes. As a child she kept many pets, including mice, hedgehogs and frogs. Potter was also a talented illustrator, and drew the artwork for her books.

29 July 1958

NASA is created

Photo of NASA Globe
Photo of the NASA Globe | Photo by Francisco Schmidt on Flickr

On this day in 1958 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was established. Before NASA there was NACA National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, which was founded in 1915. After NASA was established they took on the programs, the budget and employees of NACA.

July 30 1980

First woman in the world to be elected head of state

Image of  Vigdís Finnbogadóttir.
Vigdís Finnbogadóttir. source: mbl.is/Eggert Jóhannesson

Icelandic teacher and politician Vigdís Finnbogadóttir became the first female to be elected head of state in a democratic election in Iceland. She was president for 16 years- the longest-serving female head of state of any country.

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