May 19th Band Aid Day

If you got a boo boo you probably covered it up with a Band Aid, which is actually a brand, not the material… though we call it the material. The Band Aid was developed by Earle Dickson for his accident prone wife in 1920. Since he did it on Johnson and Johnson time, it became theirs. Dickson was rewarded with a token vice-president position while Johnson and Johnson went on to make over a hundred billion Band Aids a year. You figure the profits! There are a lot of knock offs these days but few actually work as well as Johnson and Johnson’s product.

How to celebrate – Make sure you have Band Aids for those accidents around the house. Learn what other products Johnson and Johnson makes. Get the smiley face Band Aids just for fun.