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Friday, March 11, 2011

March 12th

On this day in 1994,Church of England ordains 1st 33 women priests.

Born this day in 1862, Jane Delano, founder of the American Red Cross Nursing Service in 1909. Delano's first brief career was a school teacher. And then enrolled in Bellevue Training School for Nurses and graduated in 1886. "I can't say that anything romantic or sentimental determined me to be a nurse. Many young nurses start out with the statement that the sight of suffering impelled them to begin a career of alleviating distress..I think the nurse's profession is a fine one..."
Delano first job was 1888, treating a yellow fever outbreak in Florida. Delano created and organized routines of germ control for her patients. This lead to teaching these skills at nursing schools and in times of war, cleanliness and organized hospitals enabled recovery and control the outbreak of disease. Jane Delano changed field nursing and saved lives. Sadly, while in France, she became suddenly ill and died April 15th, 1919, her last words, "But what about my work? I must get back to my work."

On this day in 1912 , Girl Guides (the Girl Scouts) was founded by Juliette Gordon Low in Savannah, GA.