Tuesday, 16 June 2009

16 June - Historical Events and Special Celebrations

Flower of the Month


Gemstone of the Month: Pearl

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!

Two great American institutions celebrate this day in 1903.

First up is the formation of Ford Motor Company that was incorporated on this day and is now the world’s second largest automotive manufacturer after General Motors has given up first place and Toyota have now jumped to the #1 spot. Haven’t they done well for a sewing machine company prior to WWII!

The next great American name is Pepsi Cola that was trademarked on the same day. Nomanda is considered to be a bit of an expert on colas and frankly prefers the other brand. The rest of us can hardly taste the difference! However whatever brand you fancy, one thing that is for certain is that you never see a slim person behind a diet one!

In another strange co-incidence of two things happening on the same day it was on this day in 1978 that the group Wings released “I’ve Had Enough” (haven’t we all!) and the other ex Beatle, Ringo Starr, released “Bad Boy”. I wonder who he had in mind!

Not as funny as the first one (how often that is the case) “Ghostbusters II” premiered on this day in 1989. Nomanda still loves the opening music track!

Nomanda also is quite partial to a nice bit of salami now and again too but I doubt if the longest salami ever, made by the good people of Flekkefjord in Norway on this day in 1992 would have tempted me to taste it out. Nomanda is more of a quality than quantity person. It came in at an astonishing 68 something feet but of course was dwarfed by the 151 metre job made by their Danish neighbours a few years later in 2003. Why do people do this sort of stuff?

The funny half of the Laurel and Hardy duo, Stan Laurel (1890 – 1965) was born on this day. It must have been a remarkable journey of experience performing in both silent black and white movies all the way to full Technicolour. Gave a lot of people a lot of laughs!

Laughing all the way to the bank our next birthday boy, Jean Peugeot, was born on this day in 1896. Of course the family had quite a good run at the bicycle market before they turned their attention to cars.

Our final birthday wishes go to Gary Roberts of Boomtown Rats fame. Great group and great music!

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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