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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.

Race to the South Pole

It was a race to discover “untouched land”: the South Pole. Two teams, one led by British ... more

Great White Fleet

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

DuMont Network Ushers Modern Television Era

The modern era of network television began with the DuMont Network on January 11, 1948. WDTV ... more
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