Thursday, 28 August 2008

28 August - Historical Events and Special Celebrations

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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!

The one, the only “Lea and Perrins Worcestershire Sauce” was first manufactured on this day in 1837. It was produced by a couple of Pharmacists Messrs John Lea and William Perrins. The tangy not quite hot sauce is still made in Worcester to this day and where would the world be without it? Used by chefs and cocktail mixers all over the world it’s probably as famous as the pottery from the same city! You couldn’t make a “Bloody Mary” without it!

The famous black activist Martin Luther King Jr was to make the most memorable speech of his life at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on this day in 1963. His “I have a dream” speech would establish him as one of the greatest American orators of all time. He was the youngest person ever to receive the Nobel Peace Prize which he was awarded in 1964. Sadly not everybody was sympathetic to his views and he was assassinated on 4th April 1968.

On a lighter note two songs went gold on this day in 1973. The songs were” Monster Mash” by Boris Pickett and the Cryptkickers and “Smoke in the Water” by Deep Purple.

With a smoking gun or two in his hands it was on this day in 1983 that Joseph Kreckman set an amazing record of shooting 2,215 clay pigeons in just an hour! That is some shooting!

Every conscientious citizen knows that spying on your country is not the done thing and that the culprits should be correctly punished. However the sentence dealt out on this day in 1986 to retired navel officer Jerry A Whitworth of 365 years imprisonment seems a bit excessive! His arrest was as the result of a tip off to the FBI by his ex wife!

Our first birthday celebrity today is the actor David Soul (1943), better known as “Hutch” from the series “Starsky and Hutch”. He is now a British citizen so I hope he enjoys a nice warm glass of beer in his local pub at his birthday bash!

Our next birthday boy is Daniel Seraphine (1948) the rock drummer of the group Chicago. Don’t worry, David, we won’t “Leave you Now “and we’ll all turn up for your party!

Another singer, Kim Appleby (1961) is also anxious about her party today. “Don’t Worry”, Kim, we’ll dash across to your bash too!

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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