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National Nurses Day

Monday, May 06, 2013

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When :

May 6-12: National Nurse's Week
May 8: National Student Nurses Day
May 6th: National Nurses Day
Wednesday of Nurse's Week: School Nurses Day
May 12: International Nurse's Day
November 14: Operating Room Nurse Day

National Nurses Week, and a number of specific Nurses Days during this week, provides recognition to nurses for their contributions and commitment to quality health care. It brings awareness to the importance of nurses in the care , comfort, and well being of all of us, and especially our children and the aging, and those in poor health.

Origin of Nurses Day:
The roots of International Nurses Day goes back to 1953, when Dorothy Sutherland of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare sent a proposal to President Eisenhower to proclaim a "Nurse Day" in October of the following year. The proclamation was not officially made. But, this day was born and eventually gained national recognition.

International Nurse Day is celebrated on May 12, because this it's the birthday of Florence Nightingale.

In 2003, National School Nurses Day was moved from the fourth Wednesday in January to the Wednesday of Nurses Week. Many websites, still record School Nurses Day in January, unaware of this change.

This Day in History May 6

King Henry VIII orders English language Bibles be placed in every church. (1536)

The American Bible Society is founded in New York City. (1816)

John Deere produces the first steel plow. (1833)

James Gordon Bennett, Sr. publishes the first issue of the New York Herald. (1835)

The Glaciarium, the world's first mechanically frozen ice rink, opens. (1844)

The Yale lock is patented. (1851)

American Civil War: Arkansas secedes from the Union. (1861)

American Civil War: Richmond, Virginia is declared the new capital of the Confederate States of America. (1861)

American Civil War: The Battle of Chancellorsville ends with the defeat of the Army of the Potomac by Confederate troops. (1863)

Chief Crazy Horse of the Oglala Sioux surrenders to United States troops in Nebraska. (1877)

The United States Congress passes the Chinese Exclusion Act. (1882)

The Eiffel Tower is officially opened to the public at the Universal Exposition in Paris. (1889)

New Deal: Executive Order 7034 creates the Works Progress Administration. (1935)

Hindenburg disaster: The German zeppelin Hindenburg catches fire and is destroyed within a minute while attempting to dock at Lakehurst, New Jersey. Thirty-six people are killed. (1937)

John Steinbeck is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Grapes of Wrath. (1940)

At California's March Field, Bob Hope performs his first USO show. (1941)

Roger Bannister becomes the first person to run the mile in under four minutes. (1954)

More than 20 million viewers watch the first televised royal wedding when Princess Margaret marries Anthony Armstrong-Jones at Westminster Abbey. (1960)

A jury of architects and sculptors unanimously selects Maya Ying Lin's design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial from 1,421 other entries. (1981)

Cedar Point opens Magnum XL-200, the first roller coaster to break the 200 ft height barrier, therefore spawning what is considered to be the "coaster wars". (1989)

Chunnel linking England & France officially opens. (1994)

Former Arkansas state worker Paula Jones files a lawsuit against President Bill Clinton, alleging that he had sexually harassed her in 1991. (1994)

Kerry Wood strikes out 20 Houston Astros to tie the major league record held by Roger Clemens. He threw a one-hitter and did not walk a batter in his 5th career start. (1998)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PATRICIAAK 5/7/2013 3:32AM

    important day!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 5/6/2013 2:06PM

    I am so appreciative of all the nurses who work with me.

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GRANNYGRIGGS 5/6/2013 2:01PM


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MARTYLYNN1 5/6/2013 1:18PM

    I have a lot of respect for nurses. Both my sister-in-laws are nurses!

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HANSBRINK 5/6/2013 12:14PM

  Hmmm.... A good day for the recognition of nurses.

Here in the San Francisco Bay area, a group of women were on their way to a bachelorette party. The limo they were riding in caught fire. 5 of the 10 passengers died. They were all nurses who either worked together or knew each other socially.

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MCJULIEO 5/6/2013 10:21AM

    The Eiffel Tower, Chunnel, Roger Bannister, the Hindenburg, the New Deal, and the American Bible Society... AND Crazy Horse and Paula Jones???!!!! What a historic day!!!

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PMAY0313 5/6/2013 8:55AM


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JANTWO 5/6/2013 2:01AM

    Interesting thank you for sharing!!!!

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