History of today:On this day, 'Lady with the Lamp' was born Florence Nightingale, International Nurse Day is celebrated in her honor.


Today is International Nurses Day. This day is celebrated to commemorate the birthday of Florence Nightingale. The credit for making nursing a respectable profession goes to Florence Nightingale.


Nightingale was born on 12 May 1820 in Florence, Italy. Born in a high-class family, the housemates of Florence did not approve of their daughter becoming a nurse, as nursing was not considered an honorable profession at that time. Eventually, the housemates had to succumb to Florence's insistence and Florence was allowed to go to Germany for nursing training. In 1851 she went to Germany and in 1853 she opened a hospital for women in London. In the same year the war of Crimea started. Florence accompanied 38 nurses to a military hospital in Turkey to serve the soldiers.


Florence saw a mountain of filth in the hospital. He first focused his attention on cleanliness. He unified day and night in the care of the wounded and sick soldiers. She used to serve soldiers even at night. During this time she used to go to see the patients with a lantern in her hand, which is why the soldiers started calling her 'Lady with the lamp'. When Florence returned after the war, her name became famous. Even today, the whole world knows him by this name.