Thursday, February 21, 2013
Card Reading Day
When : Always February 21st
Card Reading Day is a fun day. It's a day to read cards..... no more, no less.
Beyond a doubt, the stationery and Ecard companies love this day. It encourages you to send cards. They like that.
As we did our research, we thought we'd find some history that suggest it is a day for Tarot card readings. It very well could be. But, we found no written evidence to support our theory.
What we can tell you, is that its very popular to send and receive cards today. In order to read a card, someone has to send one. So, get the ball rolling and send out some cards today. Chances are, you will get a few back.
Origin of Card Reading Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.
This Day in History February 21
Thomas, the first known Bishop of Finland, is granted resignation after confessing to torture and forgery. (1245)
The first self-propelling steam locomotive makes its outing at the Pen-y-Darren Ironworks in Wales. (1804)
John Greenough is granted the first U.S. patent for the sewing machine. (1842)
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels publish The Communist Manifesto. (1848)
The first telephone book is issued in New Haven, Connecticut. (1878)
The newly completed Washington Monument is dedicated. (1885)
In New York City, Edwin Land demonstrates the first "instant camera", the Polaroid Land Camera, to a meeting of the Optical Society of America. (1947)
NASCAR is incorporated. (1948)
Malcolm X is assassinated at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City by members of the Nation of Islam. (1965)