Monday, 4 August 2008

4 August - Historical Events and Celebrations

Flower of the Month


Gemstone of the Month: Agate

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!

For the benefit of our American cousins it was in this day in 1862 that the US government collected its first income tax. Sadly it was not to be its last!

Seven year after the founding of the International Movement in Switzerland the British Red Cross was formed on this day in 1870 following the outbreak of war between Prussia and France. Wherever there is a war or other disaster the Red Cross is not far away. Thank Goodness.

The “King” was to release “Hound Dog” on this day in 1956 and it’s always worth a listen! I wish I could style my hair like Elvis! So cool!

Another singing icon of his time, Prince, was to release his album “Purple Rain” that went to the #1 spot on this day in 1984 and stayed there for a further 24 weeks.

Just because Nomanda likes the name you will be amazed to learn that “Dwingeloo 1”, which is a barred spiral galaxy 9 million light years from earth Milky Wayish direction by the way, was discovered on this day in 1994. And it gets better, there’s a Dwingeloo 2 as well!

The only birthday celebrity worthy of note to be born on this day was the great jazz trumpeter and band leader Louis Armstrong (1902 – 1971). Listen to "Summertime" with Louis and Ella Fitzgerald. Fantastic!

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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