National Poultry Day
Some interesting facts about chickens are, there are over 25 billion of them in the world, that’s more than any other bird. Over 424 million hens a year are used for eggs and one hen can lay more than 300 eggs per year. Reportedly, the record number of eggs laid by one hen was seven. If a chicken has red ear lobes it will lay brown eggs and if it has white ear lobes its eggs will be white. Scientists believe the first chickens to be domesticated was 8000 years ago.
National Certified Nurses Day
Today is a great day to tell nurses how much you appreciate them. Did you know according to the US Department of Labor, as of 2006, there are 709 nursing programs that offer bachelor’s degrees and 850 programs that grant associate degrees. The number of nursing professions in the US has increased by 7% between 2006 and 2010 amounting to 5,150,780 nursing professionals. Home health care demands the highest number of nurses as lots of patients will soon be retiring. The first hospital training ground for nurses was established in the Institute of Protestant Deaconesses in Kaiserwerth, Germany in 1846.
Today’s Birthdays of Note….
Wyatt Earp – Old West Lawman – born in Monmouth, Illinois
Bruce Willis – Actor – born in Idar-Oberstein, Germany