On this day: August 31

POSTED: 4:30 PM Aug 30 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Aug 31 2012

Jack the Ripper claims his first victim, Coca-Cola makes its European debut, Jimi Hendrix rocks in the early morning hours at the Isle of Wight, and the "People's Princess" dies in a car crash, all on this day.

OTD August 31 - Michael DeBakey
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University of Houston Digital Library

1968: Dr. Michael E. DeBakey leads the first simultaneous multi-organ transplant from one donor to four recipients. Two kidneys, the heart and one lobe of a lung were removed from a 20-year-old woman who died from a gunshot wound. The organs were transplanted into four men at Methodist Hospital in Houston by five teams totaling more than 60 physicians, nurses and support persons.

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