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 21st
The first self-propelling steam locomotive makes its outing at the Pen-y-Darren Ironworks in Wales. (1804)
Initial issue of the Cherokee Phoenix is the first periodical to use the Cherokee syllabary invented by Sequoyah. (1828)
John Greenough is granted the first U.S. patent for the sewing machine. (1842)
American Civil War: Battle of Valverde is fought near Fort Craig in New Mexico Territory. (1862)
The Oakland Daily Tribune publishes its first edition. (1874)
The first telephone book is issued in New Haven, Connecticut. (1878)
The newly completed Washington Monument is dedicated. (1885)
World War I: In France, the Battle of Verdun begins. (1916)
The last Carolina Parakeet dies in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo. (1918)
German socialist Kurt Eisner is assassinated. His death results in the establishment of the Bavarian Soviet Republic and parliament and government fleeing Munich, Germany. (1919)
The New Yorker publishes its first issue. (1925)
The League of Nations bans foreign national "volunteers" in the Spanish Civil War. (1937)
World War II: Japanese Kamikaze planes sink the escort carrier USS Bismarck Sea and damage the USS Saratoga. (1945)
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)
The British government, under Winston Churchill, abolishes identity cards in the UK to "set the people free". (1952)
The peace symbol, commissioned by Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in protest against the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment, is designed and completed by Gerald Holtom. (1958)
Malcolm X is assassinated at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City by members of the Nation of Islam. (1965)
President Richard Nixon visits the People's Republic of China to normalize Sino-American relations. (1972)
The Soviet unmanned spaceship Luna 20 lands on the Moon. (1972)
Over the Sinai Desert, Israeli fighter aircraft shoot down Libyan Arab Airlines Flight 114 jet killing 108. (1973)
The last Israeli soldiers leave the west bank of the Suez Canal pursuant to a truce with Egypt. (1974)
Watergate scandal: Former United States Attorney General John N. Mitchell and former White House aides H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman are sentenced to prison. (1975)
The Legend of Zelda, the first game of The Legend of Zelda series, was released in Japan on the Famicom Disk System. (1986)
Steve Fossett lands in Leader, Saskatchewan, Canada becoming the first person to make a solo flight across the Pacific Ocean in a balloon. (1995)
Two bomb blasts in Hyderabad, India, kill at least 17 people and injure more than 100 others. (2013)