On this day: October 16

POSTED: 10:02 AM Oct 15 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Oct 16 2014

Marie Antoinette loses her head, the Cuban Missile Crisis begins, Baby Jessica is pulled from the well, and the Million Man March takes over Washington, D.C., all on this day.

OTD October 16 - Paul Holc
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LomaLindaHealth.org

1987: Paul Holc, just three hours old, becomes the youngest-ever recipient of an organ transplant after surgeons at Loma Linda University Medical Center give him a new heart. At birth, Holc weighed 6 pounds and 6 and 3/4 ounces, and suffered from hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a fatal heart defect in which the heart's left chamber is missing or atrophied. The condition was discovered prior to his birth and Holc was able to receive his new heart quickly because the hospital located a suitable donor -- a brain-dead newborn girl in Canada.

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