March 30, 2011: National Doctor Day, I’m in Control Day

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March 30, 2011

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★~ Today’s Quote: “It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.”  Epicurus

★~National Doctors Day: 

The first Doctors’ Day observance was March 30, 1933, in Winder, Ga. The idea came from Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, and the date was the anniversary of the first use of general anesthesia in surgery.

Chocolates and flowers won’t skyrocket as the nation celebrates Doctors’ Day, but nonetheless it is a day that deserves our attention. Since its inception in 1933, commemorating the March 30, 1842 discovery of anesthesia by Crawford Long, the medical profession has undergone astounding transformations. In 1933, the Nobel Prize in Medicine went to Thomas Morgan for a revolutionary concept now taught in grade school–that is, chromosomes play a role in heredity. These days we are able to map our genomes for a thousand dollars as a result of DNA sequencing and personalized medicine.

Give a doctor a red carnation today. It’s the official, designated flower of Doctors’ Day.

Perhaps today it is a good day to take control of your health! So get out and take a walk in the park because today we also celebrate take a walk in the park day!

★~ I am in Control Day:

President Ronald Reagan was wounded in an assassination attempt (March 30, 1981).  Lots of confusion prevailed. In the White House, then Secretary of State Alexander Haig was taken out of context when he said “I am in control here”. Instead of focusing upon the entire statement, people and the press focussed upon these few words. On that infamous day, I am in Control Day was born.

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1964 – “This … is … ‘Jeopardy’!” One of television’s best known game shows, Jeopardy, developed by Merv Griffin, aired on NBC-TV for the first time on this day. Art Fleming never missed one show in 2,500 programs.

♥~ 1967, During an appearance by Jimi Hendrix on ‘Top Of The Pops’, a technician put on the backing track of Alan Price’s ‘Simon Smith and His Amazing Dancing Bear’, to which Hendrix responded ‘I don’t know the words to this one man

♥~ 1970Secretariat, the great race horse that went on to win the Triple Crown of horse racing in 1973, was foaled.

♥~ 1974 – John Denver reached the top spot on the music charts with his hit, Sunshine on My Shoulders

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1853Vincent van Gogh post-impressionist artist: The Potato Eaters, Sunflowers, The Night Cafe; died July 29, 1890

♥~ 1930Rolf Harris Australian entertainer, singer: Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport, Two Little Boys; actor: Web of Suspicion, The Rolf Harris Show, Rolf’s Cartoon Club

♥~ 1937Warren Beatty (Henry Warren Beaty) actor: Splendor in the Grass, The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, Bonnie and Clyde, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, The Parallax View, Shampoo, Heaven Can Wait, Reds, Dick Tracy, Bulworth, Town and Country; Academy Award-winning director: Reds [1981]; Heaven Can Wait, Dick Tracy, Bulworth; Irving G. Thalberg Memorial [Academy] Award [2000]

♥~ 1945 Eric Clapton (Eric Patrick Clapp) rock guitarist: group: Yardbirds: For Your Love; song writer: Layla, score for The Hit; Grammy Award-winning singer: Bad Love [1990], LPs: Tears from Heaven and Unplugged [1993], I Shot the Sheriff, Lay Down Sally, Promises, I Can’t Stand It, Wonderful Tonight

♥~ 1968Céline Dion Academy/Grammy Award-winning singer: Beauty and the Beast; LPs: Celine, Celine Dion, The Colour of My Love, D’eux, Falling Into You, Let’s Talk About Love, S’il Suffisait D’aimer, These Are Special Times, All the Way…A Decade of Song

★~ Did You Know: On March 30th. 1987 – Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers brought $39.85 million.

♥~ Vincent van Gogh produced nearly all of his work-some 900 paintings and 1,100 drawings in a ten-year period.

♥~ Van Gogh only sold one painting during his lifetime, “The Red Vineyard.”

♥~ Schizophrenia affected Van Gogh his entire life and artistic career. The fabled ‘Starry Night’ rendition was actually done when he was a resident in an insane asylum in Saint-Remy, France.

♥~ In a fit of madness Van Gogh cut off a portion of his left ear lobe. Not his entire ear as is thought by many. He then gave the cut off portion of his ear to a prostitute named Rachel.


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10 thoughts on “March 30, 2011: National Doctor Day, I’m in Control Day

  1. If I was in charge of the world-nothing would start before 9am.

    Eric Clapton! Love him.

    Have a good day. 😯

  2. Does this mean I have to be nice to my husband the doctor today or can I just be nice to other doctors.
    I was at the Derby when Secretariat took his third crown. What a horse!

    Happy Wednesday.

  3. I was in DC not long ago and booked a room at the hotel where the Reagan shooting was without really thinking about it. I went in one door, but then later exited through the exit where it occurred. It was so weird to have that holy cow moment.

  4. I met John Denver in 1990 in Santa Fe, New Mexico when he came into the shop I was working and purchased a tuxedo shirt painted by a Santa Fe artist. He wore that shirt the next day on Regis and Kathy Lee. He was the NICEST man and his smile lite up the whole room! Such a great experience! xoxoxo

  5. Loved John Denver, and Eric Clapton!

    I didn’t know about Van Gogh giving the severed ear part to a hooker…I’m going to wonder about that for the rest of the day!


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