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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.

Killer Couple

Their inevitable demise came on May 23, 1934, in a deadly ambush down a Louisiana state highway; ... more

Electric Guitar Patented

The first patent for the electric guitar was awarded August 10, 1937. Since the 1800s, musicians ... more

Margaret Cho Talks Comedy

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