Saturday, 30 May 2009

30 May - Historical Events and Special Celebrations

Flower of the Month

Lily of the Valley

Gemstone of the Month: Emerald

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!

Our friend Henry VIII gets a mention today as it was on this day in 1536 that he married his third wife, Jane Seymour. Not one to let the grass grow, he married Jane just 11 days after the execution of his second wife, Anne Boleyn. Jane was to eventually provide Henry with the son he desired, Edward, born in October 1538. Sadly Jane died just one month after his birth. On his deathbed, Henry requested that he should be buried next to Jane.

Although people have been enjoying ice cream since God was a boy it wasn’t until this day in 1848 that William G Young patented the ice cream freezer. It was a hand cranked machine and the basic method used in still the same today. Well done, William, we love ice cream!

Someone else we love, The Beatles, were happy today in 1964 with two of their records going into the #1 spot. Their 1961 song “Cry for a Shadow” went to the top in Australia (don’t know why it took so long!), and “Love Me Do” went to the top of the charts in the UK.

Flying high after the launch on this day in 1971 was the US Mariner 9, the first satellite to orbit Mars. Now there’s another of those jobs just landed on Mars and we’re still waiting to see the little red men waving at the cameras. Keep watching I’m sure they will soon!

Ted Coombs, best known for his series of computer books “…… for Dummies” decided on this day in 1979 that he’d had enough of writing boring books and set off on his roller skate record breaking trip across the USA. He skated himself into the record books by skating from Los Angeles to New York and then back to Kansas, a distance of 5,193 miles. Brilliant!

Skating on very thin ice today in 1983 were the Surrey cricket team who were all out for only 14 runs against Essex. I’m sure their wives appreciated their early return from the office!

Birthday honours today start with the famous goldsmith and jeweller, Peter Carl Faberge (1846 – 1920), the guy who made those lovely Easter Eggs! He only made 69 eggs and if you’ve got one Nomanda would love to hear from you.

Next up is Clint Walker (1927), the actor who played Cheyenne Bodie in the TV Western series “Cheyenne”. He also starred in “The Dirty Dozen”. I wonder if he ever got lonely.

Glad All Over” that it’s his birthday today is Lenny Davidson (1942), the lead guitar for the Dave Clark Five. And they don’t get much better that!

Bowling many overs for his country the next birthday tribute goes to Bob Willis (1949) the wickedly quick English fast bowler during the 70’s and early 80’s. He’s now settled down to a commentary job with Sky and often partners his old mate and opening bowler, Sir Ian!

Final birthday wishes go to the actress and model, Jennifer Ellison (1983). She was a wag, but I don’t think she is any more!

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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