National Doctor's Day
When : Always March 30th
National Doctor's Day was created to show appreciation to your doctors. Doctors perform vital diagnosis, treatment and care for yourself and your family. When you are well, your doctor keeps you well. When you are sick, there is no other person more important to you than your doctor.
Hallmark suggests you send your doctors a card of appreciation. (it's no surprise to hear this from Hallmark). Card companies have cards for this event....no surprise here, either!
We suggest you simply tell your doctor(s) that you appreciate all that they do for you and your health. If you don't see your doctor today, make a note to thank him(or her) at your next appointment. You can also send them an Ecard.
Origin of "National Doctor's Day":
Doctors' Day observances date back to March 30, 1933. It was started by Eudora Brown Almond of Winder, Ga. The day marks the anniversary of the first use of general anesthesia in surgery. The first National Doctor's Day was celebrated in 1991.
On March 30, 1958, the United States House of Representatives adopted a resolution commemorating Doctors' Day. In 1990, the congress and the senate approved legislation establishing National Doctors Day. The resolution designating March 30 as National Doctors' Day was signed by President George Bush.
Proclamation 6253 - National Doctors Day, 1991
This Day in History March 30
The Florida Territory is created in the United States. (1822)
Ether anesthesia is used for the first time, in an operation by the American surgeon Dr. Crawford Long. (1842)
Bleeding Kansas – "Border Ruffians" from Missouri invade Kansas and force election of a pro-slavery legislature. (1855)
Alaska is purchased from Russia for $7.2 million, about 2 cent/acre ($4.19/km²), by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward. (1867)
The 15th amendment goes into effect, giving black men the right to vote. (1870)
Texas is readmitted to the Union following Reconstruction. (1870)
The Queensboro Bridge opens, linking Manhattan and Queens. (1909)
The Mississippi Legislature founds The University of Southern Mississippi. (1910)
The Heinkel He 100 fighter sets a world airspeed record of 463 mph (745km/h). (1939)
The Yonge Street subway line opens in Toronto. It is the first subway in Canada. (1954)
Jeopardy debuts on television. (1964)
A car bomb explodes in front of the US Embassy, Saigon, killing 22 and wounding 183 others. (1965)
The Easter Offensive begins after North Vietnamese forces cross into the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) of South Vietnam. (1972)
President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by John Hinckley, Jr. Another 2 people were wounded at the same time. (1981)