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National Doctor's Day

Sunday, March 30, 2014

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 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.

More Information:

Proclamation 6253 - National Doctors Day, 1991

This Day in History March 30th

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)

One of the most important battles of the Dominican War of Independence from Haiti takes place near the city of Santiago de los Caballeros. (1844)

Origins of the American Civil War: 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)

Texas is readmitted to the Union following Reconstruction. (1870)

German Society of Chemistry issues an invitation to other national scientific organizations to appoint delegates to the International Committee on Atomic Weights. (1899)

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)

World War II: Allied bombers conduct their most severe bombing run on Sofia, Bulgaria. (1944)

Allied bombing raid on Nuremberg. Along the English eastern coast 795 aircraft are despatched, including 572 Lancasters, 214 Halifaxes and 9 Mosquitos. The bombers meet resistance at the coasts of Belgium and the Netherlands from German fighters. In total, 95 bombers are lost, making it the largest RAF Bomber Command loss of World War II. (1944)

World War II: Soviet Union forces invade Austria and take Vienna; Polish and Soviet forces liberate Danzig. (1945)

A riot breaks out in Austurvöllur square in Reykjavík, when Iceland joins NATO. (1949)

The Yonge Street subway line opens in Toronto. It is the first subway in Canada. (1954)

The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs is signed in New York City. (1961)

Vietnam War: A car bomb explodes in front of the United States Embassy, Saigon, killing 22 and wounding 183 others. (1965)

Vietnam War: 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 two people are wounded at the same time. (1981)

Space Shuttle program: STS-3 Mission is completed with the landing of Columbia at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. (1982)

The United Kingdom Terrorism Act 2006 becomes a law. (2006)

Twelve gunmen attack the Manawan Police Academy in Lahore, Pakistan. (2009)
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