Significant dates in the life of Sir Frederick Banting

(from a compilation by Peter Banting, PhD, Prof Emeritus, Director SFBLF)

Nov. 14, 1891
Aug. 1898
Aug. 1906
Sept. 1910
Sept. 1912
Spring 1915
Dec. 9, 1916
Mar. 26, 1917
June 1918
Sept. 28, 1918
Autumn 1919 – June 1920
July 1920 – Apr. 1921
May – Sept. 1921
Oct. – Dec. 1921
Jan. 1922
Oct. 25, 1923
July 1927
June 1934
1939
Feb. 21, 1941

Nov. 14, 1891

Born, Alliston, ON, Canada

Aug. 1898

Started public school.

Aug. 1906

Started high school.

Sept. 1910

Entered Victoria College, U of T

Sept. 1912

Entered faculty of Medicine, U of T

Spring 1915

Private, Canadian Army Medical Service

Dec. 9, 1916

Graduates with an MB

Mar. 26, 1917

Lt. Banting sails to Britain

June 1918

Capt. Banting posted to France

Sept. 28, 1918

Awarded Military Cross for bravery

Autumn 1919 – June 1920

SickKids Hospital

July 1920 – Apr. 1921

Medical practice London ON

May – Sept. 1921

Banting & Best begin research at U of T

Oct. – Dec. 1921

Research continues with Collip & Macleod

Jan. 1922

1st patient injected successfully

Oct. 25, 1923

Banting wins Nobel Prize

July 1927

Banting begins painting with A.Y. Jackson

June 1934

Banting knighted by King George V

1939

Banting re-enlists in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

Feb. 21, 1941

Banting dies in military plane crash

How the world salutes Banting

1943-12-20
U.S. Liberty ship “Frederick Banting” launched.   Decommissioned in March, 1969.

 1973-08-17
5.2 Km diameter Moon Crater at 26.58 degrees North, 16.43 degrees East, named “Banting Crater”

 1991-11-14
The iDF establish Banting’s birthday as World Diabetes Day with co-sponsorship of the WHO

 1992-10-16
Dr. Frederick Banting inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.

 2006-12-20
The UN adopts Resolution 61/225 declaring World Diabetes Day as an official United Nations Day

 2007-11-12 
CBC survey names Banting’s discovery of Insulin ‘Greatest Canadian Invention”

2018-11-21
Banting sets a new auction record for his works Wednesday with the $313,250 sale of his 1925 painting of the University of Toronto laboratory in which he co-discovered insulin.

 2021-04-15
Canada Post released a new stamp to commemorate the 100th  Anniversary of the discovery of insulin

 2021-07-29
Royal Canadian Mint issued a new $2 circulation coin to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the discovery of insulin

 2021-08-20
SFBLF unveil a new monument, ‘Salute to the Discovery Team’ at the birthplace of Banting

2021-10-06
Canada’s Walk of Fame announced the induction of Sir Frederick Banting, John James Rickard Macleod, Charles Best and James Collip