20 Things Turning 100 in 2020

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Band-Aid adhesive bandages were invented 100 years ago.

Approximately 100 years ago, a cotton-buyer named Earle Dickson invented what’s now known as the Band-Aid adhesive bandage.

Dickson wanted to create a bandage his wife could apply herself, so he layered two Band-Aid products – gauze and adhesive tape – to create the then-revolutionary bandage.

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