Tuesday, 30 September 2008

30 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!

One of the worlds’s best loved and best known operas, Mozart’s “Magic Flute”, premiered on this day in 1791 in Vienna. If you would like a taste of it have a listen to this.

Where would we all be without one of the simplest pieces of office equipment, the stapler? Pay thanks then to Samuel Slocum who patented the device on this day way back in 1841. Of course if you want to unstaple, something, then it can be very frustrating!

Visits to the dentist would never be the same again after Dr William Morton used anaesthetic ether for the first time on this day in 1846. If you believe that you’ll believe anything! Nomanda hates dentists and despite all their assurances they still seem to enjoy inflicting pain on me. The only solution I’ve found is to grab hold of the dentist’s reproductive organs as he leans over to start his work and to say to him, “I won’t hurt you if you don’t hurt me!

And just because I want to see if I can spell his name correctly, the guy elected president of Burundi on this day in 1994, Sylvestre Ntibantunganya, gets a worthy mention! Spell-check doesn’t help much with this one! I’m glad I’m not a newscaster!

The Scottish actress, Deborah Kerr (1921 – 2007) is our first birthday celebrity today. “The King and I” and “The Night of the Iguana” are amongst her fans’ favourites.

The cricket umpire, Darrell Hare (1952) has been in a spot of bother recently but it seems to have blown over now and we hope he has a great birthday bash without anyone tampering with his balls!

Making sure her old man keeps in shape our next birthday girl, Gladys Portugues (1957), has a lot to do as she’s married to the “Muscles from Brussels”, none other than Jean-Claude van Damme. Gladys is a fitness freak as well as doing a bit of acting and her marriage with “Muscles” has not been totally uneventful as they are now on their second one!

Our final birthday wishes go to the tennis star, Martina Hingis (1980). Recently retired under somewhat dubious suspicions of drug taking she has delighted her fans over the years winning several Grand Slam competitions.

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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