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  • December 4 - The Committee on Long Range Work and Relief Policies of the National Resources Planning Board transmitted to the President a comprehensive report "Security, Work and Relief Policies." This report advocated the addition of an insurance system that would provide disability and sickness benefits.[1]


  • February 13 - Fulton Allen - American blues guitarist and vocalist. Also known as "Blind Boy Fuller", Allen was one of the most popular of the Piedmont blues artists.[2]
  • February 21 - Sir Frederick Grant Banting - Medical scientist, won Noble Prize in Medicine for the co-discovery of insulin. Insulin is used to treat diabetes which can cause blindness.
  • June 28 - Sir George Frederick Still - English paediatrician. Still was the first to describe a form of juvenile idiopathic arthritis known as "Still's Disease". He was also the first to do comprehensive observations of children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) which he described to the Royal College of Physicians in 1902.[3]


  2. Clayton, Katie. "Blind Boy Fuller." August 17, 2006. East Coast Piedmont Blues:UNC Asheville. Accessed on March 7, 2008.