Thursday, 18 September 2008

18 September - 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!

Most of us have a fairly cynical attitude towards politicians so it will come as no surprise that on this day way back in 1789 that the US Congress agreed to raise a loan to pay their salaries! As if they don’t take enough from us in taxes, they just go out and organise a loan to keep themselves in the custom which we have allowed them to enjoy. We only have ourselves to blame!

Of course on this day in 1830 it was still early days in the locomotive industry but I would like to bet that the horse that beat the first US produced locomotive had a big smile on his face at the end of the race!

The West was Wild before the trains came along and changed all that so let’s have a special tribute to the series “Wagon Train” that premiered on this day in 1957. The theme tune for “Wagon Train” was rubbish, but the song for another Western TV series of the time, “Rawhide” is just great!

Now Nomanda likes chocolates, especially Belgian chocolates, but the 500 lb Hershey Kiss chocolate that went on display in Times Square on this day in 1990 would take my breath away. I like them but I don’t think I could eat a whole one!

Two of Nomanda’s favourite golfers, Nick Faldo and Seve Ballesteros, were elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame on this day in 1997. Different characters and styles they were both a delight to watch when at their peak.

The former teen idol, Frankie Avalon (1940) is getting on a bit for his teeny fans now but at his best he was great! Let’s hear “Venus”, one of his best!

Another popular singer, Kim Wilde (1960) will be happy to give us one of her party pieces for her birthday today!

The record breaking American road cyclist, Lance Armstrong (1971) will be sprinting along the road for his birthday bash today. He won the prestigious “Tour de France” an incredible seven consecutive years running from 1999 to 2005. He retired shortly afterwards and we wish him well.

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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