Today in 1920 Florence nightingale was born!
Today in 2008 google.co.ukÂ give respest to her on the google.co.uk homepage with a new google logo link to http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=florence+nightingale%27s+birthday&hl=en
With the query “florence nightingale’s birthday”
This isn’t showing on the google.com homepage for me “yet” .. UK thing 🙂
Here is the logo:
Here is a bit of info about who she was and what she did.. taken from : http://www.netwrx1.com/CherryAmes/nightingale.html
- Florence Nightingale studied nursing in Alexandria, Egypt, and at the Institute for Protestant Deaconesses in Kaiserswerth, Germany.
- She became superintendent of London’s Hospital for Invalid Gentlewomen in 1850.
- She went to Scutari with thirty-eight nurses early in the Crimean War to direct nursing operations; her efforts resulted in greatly reducing mortality rates among the sick and wounded.
- She founded the Nightingale School and Home for Nurses at St. Thomas Hospital in London in 1860, marking the beginning of professional nursing education.
- In 1907, she received the British Order of Merit; she was the first woman to be so honored.