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Dr Wilfred Gordon Bigelow  As a young surgeon at the University of Toronto in the 1940s, he created a path breaking technique of cooling the body to allow open-heart surgery

Dr Wilfred Gordon Bigelow As a young surgeon at the University of Toronto in the 1940s, he created a path breaking technique of cooling the body to allow open-heart surgery

Lucille Baldwin Brown, the first black public county librarian, ca 1940s by State Library and Archives of Florida, via Flickr

Lucille Baldwin Brown, the first black public county librarian, ca 1940s by State Library and Archives of Florida, via Flickr

Pepsi targeted ad 1940s. This Day in History: Aug 28,1898: Caleb Bradham invents the carbonated soft drink that will later be called "Pepsi-Cola".

Pepsi targeted ad 1940s. This Day in History: Aug 28,1898: Caleb Bradham invents the carbonated soft drink that will later be called "Pepsi-Cola".

Eric Fleming.  While filming a canoeing scene in the Hullaga River, Fleming fell into the surging rapids and drowned; his mutilated body was not recovered until four days later. He died at the age of 41, just two days before he was to be married.

Eric Fleming. While filming a canoeing scene in the Hullaga River, Fleming fell into the surging rapids and drowned; his mutilated body was not recovered until four days later. He died at the age of 41, just two days before he was to be married.

Helen Chandler;  Best known for her portrayal of "Mina Seward" in the 1931 version of "Dracula."

Helen Chandler; Best known for her portrayal of "Mina Seward" in the 1931 version of "Dracula."

Facial composite of Mozart, circa 1777, created by the German Federal Criminal Police Office from four contemporary portait paintings.

Facial composite of Mozart, circa 1777, created by the German Federal Criminal Police Office from four contemporary portait paintings.

The first Ferris wheel. Built by George Ferris and sometimes known as The Chicago Wheel, it opened to the public on June 21, 1893, at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois.

The first Ferris wheel. Built by George Ferris and sometimes known as The Chicago Wheel, it opened to the public on June 21, 1893, at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. Frances Dick, 1st woman to practise medicine in NSW, Sydney, c.1892. photograph by J. Hubert Newman. Dr Frances Dick graduated from London School of Medicine for Women & the University of Ireland. Her qualifications included: LSA (Lond) 1891 & MB Bac Surg, Royal University of Ireland 1891. She was the 1st woman to practise medicine in NSW preceding Dr M A Corliss by a few months. She was registered on 13 January, 1892. State Lib of NSW

Dr. Frances Dick, 1st woman to practise medicine in NSW, Sydney, c.1892. photograph by J. Hubert Newman. Dr Frances Dick graduated from London School of Medicine for Women & the University of Ireland. Her qualifications included: LSA (Lond) 1891 & MB Bac Surg, Royal University of Ireland 1891. She was the 1st woman to practise medicine in NSW preceding Dr M A Corliss by a few months. She was registered on 13 January, 1892. State Lib of NSW

Ferdinand Edralin Marcos   Ferdinand Marcos' body lies in a glass viewing case inside a refrigerated crypt. He is on perpetual view and a constant entourage of mourners and viewers come to pay their respects including Imelda. His family refuses to bury him until he is allowed full military honors provided by the government.

Ferdinand Edralin Marcos Ferdinand Marcos' body lies in a glass viewing case inside a refrigerated crypt. He is on perpetual view and a constant entourage of mourners and viewers come to pay their respects including Imelda. His family refuses to bury him until he is allowed full military honors provided by the government.

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