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Card Playing Day

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Card Playing Day

When : Always December 28

Card Playing Day is the perfect time to spend an hour or so playing cards with family and friends. And, it arrives at just the perfect time of year........ a few days after Christmas. The holiday hustle and bustle is over. The kids are getting bored of their new toys. It's time to turn to card games for a calmer, relaxing, and more slow-paced form of fun and entertainment.

Enter the world of card games. Cards have survived for centuries as a form of "play" and entertainment. Sure, there are a few serious gambling types among us, who view cards a serious "business". To most of us, card games are just

Spend the day playing cards with family and friends. If you have kids, make sure to play some age appropriate card games with them. You'll find its quality time with the kids that will create many warm memories.

Happy Card Playing Day. Now "go fish", "hit me", "double", and "I'll raise you two!".

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This Day in History December 28

Westminster Abbey is consecrated. (1065)

Galileo Galilei becomes the first astronomer to observe the planet Neptune, although he mistakenly catalogued it as a fixed star. (1612)

Construction of Yonge Street, formerly recognized as the longest street in the world, begins in York, Upper Canada (present-day Toronto, Ontario, Canada). (1795)

John C. Calhoun becomes the first Vice President of the United States to resign. (1832)

Osceola leads his Seminole warriors in Florida into the Second Seminole War against the United States Army. (1835)

Spain recognizes the independence of Mexico. (1836)

Iowa is admitted as the 29th U.S. state. (1846)

United States claims Midway Atoll, the first territory annexed outside Continental limits. (1867)

The Lumière brothers perform for their first paying audience at the Grand Cafe in Boulevard des Capucines, marking the debut of the cinema. (1895)

Wilhelm Röntgen publishes a paper detailing his discovery of a new type of radiation, which later will be known as x-rays. (1895)

The Syracuse Athletic Club defeated the New York Philadelphians, 5-0, in the first indoor professional football game, which was held at Madison Square Garden. (1902)

The first municipally owned streetcars take to the streets in San Francisco, California. (1912)

Constance Markievicz while detained in Holloway prison, became the first woman to be elected MP to the British House of Commons. (1918)

World War II: Operation Anthropoid, the plot to assassinate high-ranking Nazi officer Reinhard Heydrich, commences. (1941)

World War II: After eight days of brutal house-to-house fighting, the Battle of Ortona concludes with the victory of the 1st Canadian Infantry Division over the German 1st Parachute Division and the capture of the Italian town of Ortona. (1943)

Maurice Richard becomes the first player to score 8 points in one game of NHL ice hockey. (1944)

The DC-3 airliner NC16002 disappears 50 miles south of Miami, Florida. (1948)

"Greatest Game Ever Played" – Baltimore Colts defeat the New York Giants in the first ever National Football League sudden death overtime game at New York's Yankee Stadium. (1958)

The Endangered Species Act is passed in the United States. (1973)

With the crew investigating a problem with the landing gear, United Airlines Flight 173 runs out of fuel and crashes in Portland, Oregon, killing 10. As a result, United Airlines instituted the industry's first crew resource management program. (1978)

U.S. retail giant Montgomery Ward announces it is going out of business after 128 years. (2000)

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    I only know how to play fish or bl emoticon ack jack!
    1541 days ago
    I grew up playing cards and have passed it on to my children and their families. Every time we get together it is a good time for a card game!
    1541 days ago
    1541 days ago
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    My German Dad first introduced us to rummy and when he left, we continued to play with my uncle, who sadly, died early this year of cancer. My nephew is interested in playing again. Usually our annual family get together at the holidays consists of eating in front of the TV, with the kids busy on their phone texts. Dec 28 is my niece's birthday, but she doesn't play cards..
    thanks for the info!
    1541 days ago
    Every day is card-playing day in our extended household...
    1541 days ago
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