Wednesday, 24 June 2009

24 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!

Today is a very special day for Nomanda as it is the birthday of our best and oldest friend, Peter. We have known each other since the early ‘70’s when we worked together in Wembley. Sadly it was not in the Stadium, but in an office near by. You could however just about see the famous towers from the office window! Those were the days of large Italian lunches and visits to the “Greene Man” after work, having a couple of pints to avoid the traffic jams on the way home! Peter, our very best wishes to you on this special day and your card is in the post complete with fire extinguisher!

It’s difficult to keep Henry VIII out of the limelight for long, after all he did so much, and it was on this day in 1509 that he was crowned King of England having married his brother’s widow, Catherine, just a couple of weeks earlier. The marriage like many others would not last, and on the same day a few years later in 1540 Henry divorced his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves. More to follow!

The young painter, Pablo Picasso, was to show the first exhibition of his work on this day in 1901 at a prestigious gallery in Paris. He never looked back and despite his socialist and political persuasions lived a very long, indulgent and comfortable life.

This day seems to have been a good day for the English Cricket Team at Lord’s as in 1968 they managed to get the Australians all out for just 78 runs, and in 1974 did the same thing with the Indian team for just 42 runs. Those were the days!

My friend Peter will be pleased to know that sharing his birthday with him is one of the heavyweight boxing champions of all time, Jack Dempsey (1895 – 1983). He held the World Heavyweight Title from 1919 – 1926 and I’m sure this clip will bring a smile to Peter’s face!

Another boxer, this time at performing at light middle heavyweight, Boris Lagutin, one of the USSR’s most celebrated boxers was born on this day in 1938. His record is 241 wins and just 11 losses throughout his career. He also has a couple of Olympic Gold medals to his name and fame!

Rocking on the stage as opposed to his heels born on this day in 1947 was the inspirational leader of the group that carries part of his name, Mick Fleetwood. The group have been around for ever and are still performing. Let’s have one of their best!

Our final birthday tribute goes to Terrance Wilson (1957), the vocalist of UB40. I’m sure they will join Peter in a glass of “Red Red Wine” to celebrate their special day!

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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