Random Acts of Kindness Day
When : Always February 17th
Today is Random Acts of Kindness Day. And, you know what to do...perform a few random acts of kindness. Almost any kind deed will do. And, we highly recommend you perform kind acts on as many people as you can.
This is a favorite day of many people and groups. People like the idea of showing a little kindness to others. Its a fun and good thing to do. And, they like being on the receiving end of this day as well. It makes both the giver and the receiver feel good.
Schools have used this day as an educational event, and to promote the value of kindness. Organizations have used this day to promote their cause, and for fundraisers.
Caution: What comes around, goes around. Random Acts of Kindness is highly contagious.
Origin of Random Acts of Kindness Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. We wish we could thank the originators of this great day. The originators have truely helped to make the world a better place.
Many organizations and groups have declared other days to be "Random Acts of Kindness Day". These declarations are usually local, one-time events, often for fundraisers.
This Day in History February 17
Emperor Jovian dies after a reign of eight months. He is found dead in his tent at Tyana (Asia Minor) en route back to Constantinople in suspicious circumstances. (364)
Myles Standish is appointed as first commander of Plymouth colony. (1621)
An electoral tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr is resolved when Jefferson is elected President of the United States and Burr Vice President by the United States House of Representatives. (1801)
The United States House of Representatives passes the Missouri Compromise for the first time. (1819)
The H. L. Hunley becomes the first submarine to engage and sink a warship, the USS Housatonic. (1864)
Columbia, South Carolina, is burned as Confederate forces flee from advancing Union forces. (1865)
The Battle of Eniwetok Atoll begins. The battle ends in an American victory on February 22. (1944)
Vanguard 2 – The first weather satellite is launched to measure cloud-cover distribution. (1959)
Sales of the Volkswagen Beetle exceed those of the Ford Model-T. (1972)
Kosovo declares independence. (2008)