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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.

Edison's Light Bulb

Thomas Edison’s most famous innovation created light that’s used in everyday life. Edison ... more

Bugs Bunny Debut

Bugs Bunny made his first appearance alongside Elmer Fudd in the cartoon short “A Wild Hare.” ... more

Polaroid Camera

The Model 95 Land Camera went on sale November 26, 1948. Invented by Dr. Edwin Land, the Polaroid, ... more
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