Newspaper Carrier Day

Today is Newspaper Carrier Day in the United States,  honoring anyone who is now, or once was, a newspaper carrier. The day commemorates the hiring of the very first newspaper carrier. On September 4, 1833, 10 year old Barney Flaherty became the first newspaper carrier by answering an advertisement in The New York Sun which read, “To the Unemployed, a number of steady men can find … Continue reading Newspaper Carrier Day

Honoring Florence Nightingale on International Nurses Day

On May 12 each year, International Nurses Day (IND) is celebrated around the world to mark the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth and also to celebrate the contributions nurses make to society. Each year, a theme is chosen for International Nurses Day. The theme for 2018 is “A Voice to Lead: Health Is A Human Right.” Each year, a kit is prepared and distributed that contains educational … Continue reading Honoring Florence Nightingale on International Nurses Day