What is special about May 12th?


What is special about May 12th? Florence Nightingale, was born on this day, May 12 in 1820. Today is INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY, and it is NATIONAL NURSES WEEK, so a quote from Florence Nightingale’s Nursing Prayer seemed appropriate.

What happened on May 12th 2008? On May 12, 2008, a magnitude-8.0 earthquake struck beneath a mountainous region in south-central China, toppling buildings and sending landslides crashing into cities, resulting in nearly 70,000 deaths.

Which day is celebrated on May 12 every year? 12 May – International Nurses Day

Every year International Nurses Day is celebrated on 12 May to commemorate the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birthday.

What happened on May 12th 2011? 2011 Libyan civil war: Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi appears on state television for the first time in two weeks. (IOL) The North Korean embassy in Tripoli is reportedly damaged in a NATO air raid.


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