Card Reading Day
- It is 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.
National Sticky Bun Day
- These treats are believed to have come to the United States with the Germans who settled in eastern Pennsylvania during the early 19th century. The pastry has seen a spike in popularity in recent years with help from the chain store Cinnabon, Inc., but with roots that trace back hundreds of years, sticky buns are anything but a trend.
- The first full scale working railway steam locomotive was built by Richard Trevithick in the United Kingdom and, on 21 February 1804, the world's first railway journey took place as Trevithick's unnamed steam locomotive hauled a train along the tramway of the Penydarren ironworks, near Merthyr Tydfil in south Wales Accompanied with Andrew Vivian, it ran with mixed success
Single Tasking Day
- They say that multitasking is ineffective — and may cause brain damage! Today, do only one thing at a time without feeling guilty. In other words, amid the emails, voice mails, texts, and tweets, let us pause for a moment and get one thing done that we've been meaning to do for a long time.
International Mother Language Day
- To help raise awareness among all peoples of the distinct and enduring value of their languages. To promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. It was first announced by UNESCO on 17 November 1999. Its observance was also formally recognized by the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution establishing 2008 as the International Year of Languages
Malcolm X Assassinated
- Just as he began a speech to his newly formed Organization of Afro-American Unity, black activist leader Malcolm X was gunned down by several men standing among the 400-plus crowd at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem, New York City. The assassination occurred barely a week after Malcolm X’s Queens home was fire-bombed. Three men were convicted of the murder in 1966 and sentenced to life in prison (two were released in the 1980s and the third won parole in 2010).
- This was updated by Catherine on February 21, 2012 -
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