She was a pioneer in nursing…


…and, ironically, she wound up needing more nursing than her patients. Plus slamming the gate!

Monday, August 13th, the 226th day of 2012




Today is Left-Handers Day.







Today is National Skinny Dipping Day.







1910: Nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale died at age 90. She had taken to her bed 34 years earlier, convinced she was dying of heart disease.






1961: East Germany closed the Brandenburg Gate and prepared to start building the infamous Berlin Wall.







1952: Big Mama Thornton recorded a song which reached #1 on the R&B charts. Four years later it was recorded by Elvis – Hound Dog.