Electronic Greeting Card Day
When : Always November 17th
Electronic Greeting Card Day is today. Send Ecards to everyone you know.
Most people love to send and receive Ecards. They're fun, and they're free... a great combination.
In exchange for the free cards, you may have to put up with a lot of pop-up ads. They support the sites, and make it possible for you to get, and send these cards for free.The ads are easily closed and deleted, a small price for all of the fun.
Hop on an electronic greeting card site, and send a few animated cards today. Don't just limit the fun to today. The online greeting card sites have cards for every day of the year.
Tip: You may have to get the ball rolling and send out Ecards. Then, many of the recipients will send you one back.
Origin of Electronic Greeting Card Day:
Let there be no doubt, this day was created by the electronic greeting card websites.
This Day in History November 17th
Elizabethan era begins: Queen Mary I of England dies and is succeeded by her half-sister Elizabeth I of England. (1558)
English explorer, writer and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh goes on trial for treason. (1603)
Articles of Confederation (United States) are submitted to the states for ratification. (1777)
The United States Congress holds its first session in Washington, D.C.. (1800)
Sweden declares war on its ally the United Kingdom to begin the Anglo-Swedish War, although no fighting ever takes place. (1810)
Captain Nathaniel Palmer becomes the first American to see Antarctica (the Palmer Peninsula is later named after him). (1820)
David Livingstone becomes the first European to see the Victoria Falls in what is now present-day Zambia-Zimbabwe. (1855)
American Old West: On the Sonoita River in present-day southern Arizona, the United States Army establishes Fort Buchanan in order to help control new land acquired in the Gadsden Purchase. (1856)
American Civil War: Siege of Knoxville begins – Confederate forces led by General James Longstreet place Knoxville, Tennessee, under siege. (1863)
In Egypt, the Suez Canal, linking the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea, is inaugurated. (1869)
The National Rifle Association is granted a charter by the state of New York. (1871)
The Western Pennsylvania Hockey League, which later became the first ice hockey league to openly trade and hire players, began play at Pittsburgh's Schenley Park Casino. (1896)
The Russian Social Democratic Labour Party splits into two groups; the Bolsheviks (Russian for "majority") and Mensheviks (Russian for "minority"). (1903)
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated, which is the first black Greek-lettered organization founded at an HBCU, was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. (1911)
King George V of the United Kingdom proclaims Armistice Day (later Remembrance Day). The idea is first suggested by Edward George Honey. (1919)
United States recognizes Soviet Union. (1933)
Nine Czech students are executed as a response to anti-Nazi demonstrations prompted by the death of Jan Opletal. In addition, all Czech universities are shut down and over 1200 Czech students sent to concentration camps. Since this event, International Students' Day is celebrated in many countries, especially in the Czech Republic. (1939)
The Screen Actors Guild implements an anti-Communist loyalty oath. (1947)
American scientists John Bardeen and Walter Houser Brattain observe the basic principles of the transistor, a key element for the electronics revolution of the 20th century. (1947)
President John F. Kennedy dedicates Washington Dulles International Airport, serving the Washington, D.C., region. (1962)
Vietnam War: Acting on optimistic reports that he had been given on November 13, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson tells the nation that, while much remained to be done, "We are inflicting greater losses than we're taking...We are making progress." (1967)
Viewers of the Raiders–Jets football game in the eastern United States are denied the opportunity to watch its exciting finish when NBC broadcasts Heidi instead, prompting changes to sports broadcasting in the U.S. (1968)
Vietnam War: Lieutenant William Calley goes on trial for the My Lai Massacre. (1970)
Luna programme: The Soviet Union lands Lunokhod 1 on Mare Imbrium (Sea of Rains) on the Moon. This is the first roving remote-controlled robot to land on another world and is released by the orbiting Luna 17 spacecraft. (1970)
Watergate scandal: In Orlando, Florida, U.S. President Richard Nixon tells 400 Associated Press managing editors "I am not a crook." (1973)
Duk Koo Kim dies from injuries sustained during a 14-round match against Ray Mancini in Las Vegas, prompting reforms in the sport of boxing. (1982)
Cold War: Velvet Revolution begins: In Czechoslovakia, a student demonstration in Prague is quelled by riot police. This sparks an uprising aimed at overthrowing the communist government (it succeeds on December 29). (1989)
United States House of Representatives passes resolution to establish the North American Free Trade Agreement after greater authority in trade negotiations was granted to President George Bush in 1991. (1993)
In Luxor, Egypt, 62 people are killed by six Islamic militants outside the Temple of Hatshepsut, known as Luxor massacre (The police then kill the assailants). (1997)
At least 50 schoolchildren are killed in an accident at a railway crossing near Manfalut, Egypt. (2012)