May The American Red Cross is established by Clara Barton. "Vital Statistics - Your 1 Pt. of blood + the [Red Cross] = 1 Life on the Battlefield" American Red Cross, New York Chapter, Blood Donor Service.
December Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, is born. This ambulance is one of 11 vehicles purchased by the Central Cuban Relief Committee of New York for use by Barton and the American National Red Cross.