Wednesday, 22 October 2008

22 October - Historical Events and Special Celebrations

Flower of the Month


Gemstone of the Month: Opal

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!

It was on this day in 1844 that the 7th Day Adventists waited for the second coming of Jesus. William Miller had predicted this date on the basis of his interpretation of Daniel 8:14. Well if Miller was right nobody bothered to tell Jesus he was expected and he didn’t show! The result was that most of the followers at the time decided to go back to their more traditional churches. If anyone has another possible date in mind please let Nomanda know and I will ensure it is widely broadcast!

The formidable heavyweight boxer, Cassius Clay, won his first professional match on this day in 1960. It would not be his last!

The French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre refused the Nobel Prize for Literature on this day in 1964. Further investigation shows that although he refused the prize he would have liked the money that goes with it. The committee decided that you couldn’t have one without the other so he ended up with neither! Bad call, JP!

The only birthday celebrity who has made Nomanda’s cut today is the prolific actor Jeff Goldblum (1952). He’s done so much stuff it’s difficult to pick out just one, but his performance in “Jurassic Park” does it pretty much for Nomanda.

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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