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First Blood Bank

Dr. Bernard Fantus established the first blood preservation laboratory on March 15, 1937. The innovation had an immediate impact on the field of medicine. Fantus was a physician at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. When he realized the need for blood storage and donations, the idea of a blood bank was born. His concept went nationally and later internationally.

Statue of Liberty

America’s most emblematic symbol was the idea of a Frenchman named Edouard Laboulaye. He proposed ... more

Great White Fleet

President Theodore Roosevelt was on hand when the Great White Fleet set sail to circumnavigate ... more

Ford's Model T

The first Ford Model T rolled off the assembly line on October 1, 1908. The Model T, the company’s ... more
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