Friday, 5 June 2009

5 June - Historical Events and Special Celebrations

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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!

5th June: World Environment Day. The host of this event this year will be Mexico City. The theme for this year is world climate change so no surprises there and the whole thing will probably be as boring as watching paint dry! We wish them well, but if the present weather is anything to go on we should concentrate on building arks

In a lot of cultures Mondays are often the day when the weekly washing is done. I don’t know why this should be it just is! So today is a day of celebration for all those who have to do the weekly washing as it was on this day in 1907 that the very first automatic washer and dryer was introduced. I must admit that it took a long time before Nomanda became the proud owner of one of these fine machines. Never mind the weather; we can get the washing dry. Just as well the summer we’ve had so far this year!

Now we’ve got our whites white and dry we can turn our attention to the cricket season. It was a turning point for English cricket when on this day in 1952 Freddie Trueman made his Test debut against India at the Headingly Cricket Ground. After the first 14 balls of India’s second innings the scorecard read 0 for 4 wickets with “Fiery Fred” taking three of them. He went on to be a major player of the ‘50’s and early ‘60’s and became the first bowler to take 300 Test wickets. Great man!

With the exception of the small matter of the referendum on this day in 1975 on whether or not Great Britain should remain a member of the European Common Market the other events for this day in history seem to be all about music. Good! However, suffice it to say that the population of the UK decided that it would stay in the EEC and all the trough guzzlers honked with glee! When will we ever learn?

On to the music stuff! It was on this day in 1964 that the group Davie Jones and King Bees made their debut. The group was not to be a great success but Dave Jones reinvented himself as David Bowie and the rest as they say is history. Still going strong! Here's one of our favourites from the great man!

Just a year later Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs went to #2 in the charts with “Wooly Bully” and it doesn’t get much better than that!

You would think so, but what about “Murphy’s Law” by Cheri that went all the way to #39 on this day in 1982. I think that the traditional interpretation of Murphy’s Law can be very well attributed to this record!

And to finish things off Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time” leapt all the way to the top on this day in 1984. Great!

Our first birthday celebrity is a Yorkshire man who did well in life. A cabinet maker and designer for the rich and famous, Thomas Chippendale (1718 – 1779) was born on this day. His style and work has been copied over the ages, but never bettered!

Our next birthday hero is William Boyd (1895 – 1972). After a lean patch in the 1920’s he was offered the character of “Hopalong Cassidy” in 1935. He changed the original scripted character from a boozing, smoking drop out to a cowboy hero who didn’t drink or smoke, and always let the “bad guy” throw the first punch. Pity we can’t have more role models like him today!

Final birthday wishes go to Ken Follett (1949) the Welsh thriller writer who has over 100 million copies of his books published and Nomanda’s read most of them. A good read!

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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