Thursday, 2 July 2009

3 July - Historical Events and Special Celebrations

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Flower of the Month: Larkspur

First of all Nomanda would like to thank all our new readers! We have been getting more and more of you every day and we really appreciate you! If you are enjoying Nomanda’s blog please pass it on to your friends. And if you would like to make a comment or get your own special mention on your own special day just send us the details through the comments section and we’ll make sure we don’t forget you!

Nomanda’s Happy Special Day blog is a celebration of events and anniversaries that have touched our lives. If today is your special day join us in looking at a few other events that have occurred on your day. Enjoy!

Have you ever wondered what happened to your savings? I don’t mean what you’ve spent them on when you’ve withdrawn the funds from the bank, but what happens to them when you forget about them. I know that we wouldn’t normally forget about money we’ve worked hard to earn and save, but the money other people have saved and didn’t tell anyone about. They die and it’s gone into the bottomless coffers of the bank! Nomanda would like to know just how much cash over the years the banks have never given back! Billions, I guess! So celebrate the opening of the first US Savings Bank, the Bank of Savings in New York City that opened its doors for business on this day in 1819. Just a ten dollar deposit would be worth quite a lot today, nearly 200 years later! Come on, banks, open up your books and tell us how much you’ve got and who it belonged to and we’ll try and find today’s rightful owners! Some chance!

The population of Britain was celebrating the end of rationing after the end of WWII on this day in 1954. Yes that’s right, 9 years after the end of hostilities! And it wasn’t just food that was rationed, clothes were rationed too. A person would receive 66 clothing points to last a year and when a pair of knickers cost 2 clothing points it doesn’t require great imagination to realise just how bad things were. Anyway, it’s all over now, go out and buy whatever you want, if you can find it!

Back to more modern times it was on this day in 1989 that the movie “Batman” set the record of the fastest earning movie of all time earning a very respectable $100 million in its first 10 days! Not bad for a comic cartoon character! The ding ding ding music theme must be the sound of the cash registers!

Celebrating his birthday today is Vince Clarke (1961) the rock keyboardist of the group Erasure so how about a bit of “Oh l’amour”.

The Hollywood star, Tom Cruise (1962) will be having his birthday bash today!

Our final birthday greetings go to a lady not very well known around the film scene, Yeardley Smith (1964) but when I tell you she is the voice of none other than Lisa Simpson you will understand how she made the cut!

Happy Special Day to one and all!!

If you know someone who is celebrating their birthday, anniversary or a special day today or sometime soon why not send them a nice e-card so they get it as soon as they log on! Even better, why not send this page to your friend!
Don’t know what to get for a present? Think about what your special person enjoys doing and the things they like.

For Girls, I know that flowers and chocolates are a bit cliché but nevertheless they always seem to work! Of course, if your budget stretches that far, jewellery, watches, perfume and fashion items are always appreciated!

For Boys, all boys like toys! It’s just as they get older the toys get more expensive. So gadgets and gimmicky things work. Again, if you have the budget then car accessories, sporting equipment and clothes, and man type jewellery like watches and gold chains will go down very well!

And, if all else fails, you could always send them a gift voucher and they can choose whatever they want!

If you are celebrating a birthday, anniversary or other special event today I hope you got lots of cards and presents and that there is someone special in your life who will make this day a very happy and special day for you.

Happy celebrations to you from the Happy Special Day Blog!!
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