Friday, 29 August 2008

29 August - Historical Events and Special Celebrations

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Flower of the Month: Gladiolus

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!

Nomanda is quite partial to Chinese food. I like the wide variety of dishes to choose from and it used to a part of my staple diet during my bachelor days. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that one of my favourite dishes, Chop Suey, isn’t a Chinese dish at all but it was invented by the chef of a visiting Chinese Ambassador when he visited New York. The chef came up with the dish on this day in 1896 to serve at a banquet to satisfy the palates of both the Chinese and American guests! Well I never!

The brolly flying Julie Andrews was in fine form on this day in 1964 when “Mary Poppins” was released. The film has been a great hit with children big and small and everyone will want to sing along with this! Lovely innocent stuff, why don’t they make films like this any more? Oh, I know, nobody would watch them!

And if you can cope with “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocius” Steve Miller’s “Abracadabra” that went to the #1 spot on this day in 1982 will be easy-peasy for you!

Our first birthday celebrity is the talented actor, director and producer Richard Attenborough (1923). To choose a couple of his outstanding achievements in a career spanning over 60 years is a bit of an ask. He was launched onto the Hollywood scene following his performance in the blockbuster “The Great Escape” in 1963. Another film based on events in WWII “A Bridge Too Far” showed his talents as a director.
A great man and still going strong!

The next birthday celebrity, Michael Jackson (1958), is also a multi talented performer. He’s had a roller coaster ride of fame and infamy throughout his life. His performance in “Thriller” is one of his best!

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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