Test Your BAND-AID® Brand I.Q.

For over 100 years, BAND-AID® Brand has been a leader in first aid care—we’ve even been to the moon! Take this fun 10-question trivia quiz to see how much you know about the world of BAND-AID® Brand.

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Band-Aid® Brand Original Packaging

True or False:
It was a newlywed’s poor knife skills that first inspired the invention of the BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandage in 1920.

BAND-AID® Brand: A History of Innovation

Take a look at where we started to see how our product was invented and how our dedication to healing and innovation has propelled us through the years.

  • Step by step of how to apply a BAND-AID® in 1920

    1920

    Combining two products from Johnson & Johnson—adhesive tape and gauze—Earle Dickson, a cotton buyer, creates a bandage that his wife can apply herself. And the BAND-AID® Brand adhesive bandage is invented.

  • 1921

    BAND-AID® Brand adhesive bandages make their first appearance in stores. These early bandages are extra long strips, measuring 3 inches wide and 18 inches long, which need to be cut to fit.

    3 inch wide cut to fit bandage product from 1921
  • First pre-cut bandage product with red string from 1924

    1924

    Gone are the cut-to-fit bandages, and in their place are mass-produced BAND-AID® Brand adhesive bandages that are ready to use at 3 inches long by ¾ inch wide. There’s a little red string in the packaging for consumers to easily tear it open.

  • 1926

    The iconic tin packaging is debuted by Johnson & Johnson. Once people have made use of all the BAND-AID® Brand bandages, the empty tins become reusable canisters to hold everything from nails and buttons to marbles and baseball cards.

    Various versions of BAND-AID® Brand tin packaging
  • Woman putting a waterproof BAND-AID® Brand DryBak on boy

    1932

    BAND-AID® Brand introduces its first waterproof bandage, called the DryBak.

  • 1942

    BAND-AID® Brand ships millions of adhesive bandages overseas to the front lines during World War II, many of them packaged inside soldiers’ first aid kits.

    BAND-AID® Brand products in first aid kit for soldiers in WWII
  • Stars ‘n’ Stripes adhesive bandages product packaging from 1956

    1956

    BAND-AID® Brand Stars ‘n Strips adhesive bandages hit the market. They are the brand’s first mass-marketed, decorated bandages.

  • 1969

    Bandages reach the moon! BAND-AID® Brand adhesive bandages are part of the medical kit on the Apollo 11 spacecraft, which landed the first man on the moon.

    View of Earth from the moon
  • Snapshot of mother bathing sun in BAND-AID® Brand commercial jingle

    1975

    The catchy commercial jingle, “I am stuck on BAND-AID® Brand cuz BAND-AID’s stuck on me” is composed. It later won a Clio Award in 1976.

  • 1990

    Special character BAND-AID® Brand bandages are introduced for the first time, and they’re an instant hit with kids.

    Woman laughing with BAND-AID® Brand product on left arm
  • BAND-AID® Brand adhesive bandages on red background

    1992

    BAND-AID® Brand bandage wrappers become easier to rip into when the red pull-string is replaced with a new tear-apart design.

  • 1994

    Tin containers go the way of collectors and future limited-edition collectible versions as BAND-AID® Brand switches their packaging to cardboard.

    BAND-AID® Brand variety pack product in backpack
  • 2000

    The one-billionth BAND-AID® Brand adhesive bandage is produced!

    Banner celebrating one-billionth BAND-AID® Brand adhesive bandages produced
  • 2001

    BAND-AID® Brand joins the online world by launching BAND-AID.com.

    BAND-AID® Brand website from 2001
  • Girl holding BAND-AID® Skin-Flex® adhesive bandages

    2017

    BAND-AID® Brand Skin-Flex® adhesive bandages hit the market, giving touchscreen-using customers the ability to keep on texting even with a paper cut.

  • 2020

    BAND-AID® Brand honors its 100th anniversary through its partnership with CARE.org and their "100 Days of Care" program.

    Woman putting bandage on boy’s elbow
  • 2021

    BAND-AID® Brand introduces OURTONE™ bandages, designed to better blend with brown skin tones.

    Man in shirt holding his tricep
  • Into the Future

    With more than 100 years of innovation under our belts, we are as committed as ever to continue help our consumers celebrate the tries, not just the triumphs.

    Man in shirt holding his tricep