Without this simple little discovery, countless lives would be lost. It is called the Heimlich Maneuver.

Dr. Henry J. Heimlich created this life-saving procedure in 1974 and without it, there would be a good number of us that would not be alive today.

It's simple. You see someone choking and you proceed using abdominal thrusts to force air from the lungs to expel an object so they can breathe again.

We have all heard about it and some of us have had to use it to help another in need. With the brilliance of this man, we have the ability to saves lives with just the touch of our hands.

Today use hashtag #HeimlichManeuverDay when posting to social media to honor this wonderful life saving maneuver.