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NATIONAL DOCTORS DAY
March 30th marks the annual observation of National Doctors Day. This day was established to recognize physicians, their work, and their contributions to society and the community. On National Doctors Day, we say “thank you” to our physicians for all that they do for us and for our loved ones.
March 30, 1933 was the first observance of Doctors Day in Winder, Georgia. Dr. Charles B. Almond’s wife, Eudora Brown Almond, wanted to have a day to honor physicians. On this first day in 1933, greeting cards were mailed and flowers were placed on the graves of deceased doctors. The red carnation is commonly used as the symbolic flower for National Doctors Day.
The first ether anesthetic for surgery was administered by Crawford W. Long, M.D. on March 30, 1842, marking the date for Doctors Day. On that day, before Dr. Long operated to remove a tumor from a man’s neck, he administered ether anesthesia. Following surgery, the man would swear that he felt nothing during the surgery and was not aware of anything until he awoke.
“On March 30, 1958, a Resolution Commemorating Doctors Day was adopted by the United States House of Representatives. In 1990, legislation was introduced in the House and Senate to establish a national Doctors Day. Following overwhelming approval by the United States Senate and the House of Representatives, on October 30, 1990, President George Bush signed S.J. RES. #366 (which became Public Law 101-473) designating March 30, 1991 as “National Doctors Day.” ” (Wikipedia)
Doctors perform vital diagnosis, treatment and care 365 days per year, this is the day to honor them.
THE HISTORY OF NATIONAL DOCTORS DAY IS DISCUSSED IN THE ARTICLE ABOVE. This day is an “unofficial” National holiday.
NATIONAL PENCIL DAY
Each year, March 30th is National Pencil Day. Hymen Lipman received the first patent for attaching an eraser to the end of a pencil on this day in 1858.
The majority of pencils made in the United States are painted yellow. It is believed that this tradition began in 1890 when the L & C Hardtmuth Company of Austria-Hungary introduced their Koh-I-Noor brand, named after the famous diamond. This pencil was intended to be the world’s best and most expensive pencil. Other companies then began to copy the yellow color so that their pencils would be associated with the high quality brand.
Notable pencil users (Wikipedia)
- Thomas Edison had his pencils specially made by Eagle Pencil. Each pencil was three inches long, was thicker than standard pencils and had softer graphite than was normally available.
- Vladimir Nabokov rewrote everything he had ever published, usually several times, by pencil.
- John Steinbeck was an obsessive pencil user and is said to have used as many as 60 a day. His novel East of Eden took more than 300 pencils to write.
- Vincent van Gogh used only Faber pencils as they were “superior to Carpenters pencils, a capital black and most agreeable”.
- Johnny Carson regularly played with pencils at his Tonight Show desk. These pencils were specially made with erasers at both ends to avoid on-set accidents.
- Roald Dahl used only pencils with yellow casing to write his books. He had 6 sharpened pencils ready at the beginning of each day and only when all 6 pencils became unusable did he resharpen them.
NATIONAL PENCIL DAY HISTORY
Our research was unable to find the creator of National Pencil Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.
NATIONAL TAKE A WALK IN THE PARK DAY
National Take A Walk In The Park Day is observed annually on March 30th. After a long busy day, a calming and therapeutic way to relax would be a nice, long, leisurely walk in the park.
Taking a walk at a local park is definitely a good way to clear one’s mind from the stresses of the day, re-energizing yourself and at the same time, help to improve your health.
Make sure you take a camera with you during your walk as parks offer many opportunities to photograph nature. There is the possibility of capturing some great photographs of birds or other wildlife, flowers, budding trees, clouds or the sunset.
On National Take A Walk In The Park Day, enjoy nature’s beauty and being outside.
NATIONAL TAKE A WALK IN THE PARK DAY HISTORY
Our research was unable to find the creator and the origin of National Take A Walk In The Park Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.
NATIONAL I AM IN CONTROL DAY
National I Am In Control Day is observed each year on March 30th. Secretary of State, Alexander Haig’s words “I am in control here” have never been forgotten: ”In 1981, following the March 30 assassination attempt on Reagan, Haig asserted before reporters “I am in control here” as a result of Reagan’s hospitalization, indicating that, while President Reagan had not “transfer[red] the helm”, Haig was in fact directing White House Crisis Management until Vice President Bush arrived in Washington to assume that role.” (Wikipedia)
Sources believe that this was the beginning of National I Am In Control Day. This day has evolved and taken on a different context. It is a day to get things under control in your life on a day to day basis.
There are ways to help the “out of control” feeling. One way to begin is to take a break for a minute and evaluate your situations.
Then you may want to:
- Start using a daily planner
- Make lists
- Tackle one project at a time
- Learn organizational skills
- Ask for help
- Talk with someone
- Feel confident with your decisions
On National I Am In Control Day, begin the steps that are needed for you to feel that you are in control of the things, that one can be, in your life.
NATIONAL I AM IN CONTROL DAY
Our research was unable to find the creator of this day, an “unofficial” National holiday.
Also observed on March 30th is National Turkey Neck Soup Day.