Tuesday, 2 June 2009

2 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!

Celebrating her reign of 55 years today will be HR Queen Elizabeth II who on this day in 1953 was crowned Queen of England at her coronation ceremony held at Westminster Abbey. The TV was a relatively new, small and expensive item in 1953 but that didn’t stop half the population of the UK going out and buying one so they could see the whole “show” on the telly! Street parties and the singing of the National Anthem was everywhere. With lungs bursting with enthusiasm most of the younger children thought they were sending the Queen flowers called “Victorias”, "Happy” and “Glorias”. But who cared, we had a new Queen! God bless her!

Not lucky enough to live in a democracy, Chinese students were protesting for one in Tiananmen Square on this day in 1989. This time the students were protected by 100,000 civilians who stood between the students and the assembled 10,000 soldiers. Sadly they would not be protected for long as we shall see in a couple of day’s time.

Our first birthday celebrity today is Thomas Hardy (1840 – 1928). Although he saw himself as more of a poet than an author, ironically his novels have proved to be the most popular. The fictional county of Wessex brought to life in his book “Far from the Madding Crowd” was sensitively made into a film starring Julie Christie with Terence Stamp and Peter Finch. It is a classic and if you’ve not seen it, you should!

Our next celebrity is Edward Elgar (1857 – 1934) who’s “Pomp and Circumstance” marches have become an integral part of “The Proms”. His “Land of Hope and Glory” must be his best known work.

Drumming to a different beat, the “Wembley Whammer”, Charlie Watts (1941), drummer of “The Rolling Stones” will be having a glass or two today at his birthday celebrations. I bet that will be a great party! I wonder if he will entertain his guests with his drumming impresario of "Monkey Man".

Another musician who knows how to party, Tony Hadley (1960), the vocalist of the “Spandau Ballet” will also be downing a couple today!
Here's one of Nomanda's "Gold" favorites!

A couple of Australian twins, the Waugh brothers (1965), will be having a coolie in some cricketing bar today. They were the scourge of the English cricket team in the early 2,000’s. Thank goodness they now both retired from the international scene to give someone else a chance!

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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