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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.

Great White Fleet

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

Fosbury Flop

Twenty-one-year-old Dick Fosbury changed the high jump on October 20, 1968. His backward facing ... more

Gunpowder Plot

It was a plan to blow up Parliament on November 5, 1605. Robert Catesby and his co-conspirators ... more
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