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Operating Room Nurse Day

Thursday, November 14, 2013

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When : Always November 14th

Operating Room Nurse Day honors those important nurses, who care for patients before, during and immediately after surgery. It's a very important role, during a period where a patients comfort and life is in another person's hands.

Show your thanks and appreciation to Operating nurse that you know. You can send them cards or Ecards. However, just a simple, spoken "thank you" will do.

Origin of Operating Room Nurse Day:
The roots of this special day trace back to Iowa. On November 14, 1989, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad established Operating Room Nurse Day.

This Day in History November 14th

James Bruce discovers what he believes to be the source of the Nile (1770)

American Civil War: President Abraham Lincoln approves General Ambrose Burnside's plan to capture the Confederate capital at Richmond, Virginia, leading to the Battle of Fredericksburg. (1862)

Pioneering female journalist Nellie Bly (aka Elizabeth Cochrane) begins a successful attempt to travel around the world in less than 80 days. She completes the trip in seventy-two days. (1889)

Aviator Eugene Burton Ely performs the first take off from a ship in Hampton Roads, Virginia. He took off from a makeshift deck on the USS Birmingham in a Curtiss pusher. (1910)

Czechoslovakia becomes a republic. (1918)

The Communist Party of Spain is founded. (1921)

World War II: In England, Coventry is heavily bombed by German Luftwaffe bombers. Coventry Cathedral is almost completely destroyed. (1940)

World War II: In Slonim, German forces engaged in Operation Barbarossa murdered 9000 Jews in a single day. (1941)

The Apalachin Meeting outside Binghamton, New York is raided by law enforcement, and many high level Mafia figures are arrested. (1957)

Vietnam War: The Battle of Ia Drang begins – the first major engagement between regular American and North Vietnamese forces. (1965)

The Congress of Colombia, in commemoration of the 150 years of the death of Policarpa Salavarrieta, declares this day as "Day of the Colombian Woman". (1967)

American physicist Theodore Maiman is given a patent for his ruby laser systems, the world's first laser. (1967)

Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 12, the second crewed mission to the surface of the Moon. (1969)

Southern Airways Flight 932 crashes in the mountains near Huntington, West Virginia, killing 75, including members of the Marshall University football team. (1970)

Mariner 9 enters orbit around Mars (1971)

In the United Kingdom, Princess Anne marries Captain Mark Phillips, in Westminster Abbey. (1973)

Iran hostage crisis: US President Jimmy Carter issues Executive order 12170, freezing all Iranian assets in the United States in response to the hostage crisis. (1979)

American and British authorities announce indictments against two Libyan intelligence officials in connection with the downing of the Pan Am Flight 103. (1991)

In Royal Oak, Michigan, a fired United States Postal Service employee goes on a shooting rampage, killing four and wounding five before committing suicide. (1991)

A budget standoff between Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. Congress forces the federal government to temporarily close national parks and museums and to run most government offices with skeleton staffs. (1995)

War in Afghanistan: Afghan Northern Alliance fighters take over the capital Kabul. (2001)

The first G-20 economic summit opens in Washington, D.C. (2008)

Germany's Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull Racing wins Formula One's Drivers Championship to become the sport's youngest champion. (2010)

Israel launches a major military operation in the Gaza Strip, as hostilities with Hamas escalate. (2012)
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