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National Organ Donor Day

Thursday, February 14, 2013

National Organ Donor Day

When : Always February 14th

National Organ Donor Day encourages people to sign up to donate their organs. It may save a life.

Sure, it is uncomfortable to think of our own death, especially an early one. But, if it was to happen, you could save other lives . So, please consider seriously signing up to donate your organs and tissue.

It's pretty easy to get started. We suggest you start here

This Day in History February 14
Richard II dies, most likely from starvation in Pontifract Castle, on orders from Henry Bolingbroke. (1400)
The United States Flag is formally recognized by a foreign naval vessel for the first time, when French Admiral Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte rendered a nine gun salute to USS Ranger, commanded by John Paul Jones. (1778)
The Battle of Kettle Creek is fought in Georgia. (1779)
French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of Cape St. Vincent – John Jervis, (later 1st Earl of St Vincent) and Horatio Nelson (later 1st Viscount Nelson) lead the British Royal Navy to victory over a Spanish fleet in action near Gibraltar. (1797)
In New York City, James Knox Polk becomes the first serving President of the United States to have his photograph taken. (1849)
Texas is linked by telegraph to the rest of the United States, with the completion of a connection between New Orleans and Marshall, Texas. (1855)
Oregon is admitted as the 33rd U.S. state. (1859)
Alexander Graham Bell applies for a patent for the telephone, as does Elisha Gray. (1876)
Voting machines are approved by the U.S. Congress for use in federal elections. (1899)
The United States Department of Commerce and Labor is established (later split into Department of Commerce and Department of Labor). (1903)
Arizona is admitted as the 48th U.S. state. (1912)
Saint Valentine's Day massacre: Seven people, six of them gangster rivals of Al Capone's gang, are murdered in Chicago, Illinois. (1929)
President Franklin D. Roosevelt meets with King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia aboard the USS Quincy, officially starting the U.S.-Saudi diplomatic relationship. (1945)
First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy takes television viewers on a tour of the White House. (1962)
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