Wednesday, 29 October 2008

29 October - 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!

There can be few things more humble than the ball point pen. However despite the fact that a patent was taken out for the design of the rolling ball tipped pen as long ago as 1888 by John J Loud it wasn’t until Lasiro Biro, a Hungarian newspaper editor, worked on the design that it became a workable pen. Even so several more years passed before the “Biro” went on sale at Gimbels department store in New York on this day in 1945. The price for this modest writing instrument was a staggering $12.50 and I guess was only for the fortunate few in those days!

The 563 carat sapphire the “Star of India” was stolen along with a hoard of other precious jewels from the American Museum of Natural History in New York on this day in 1964. Apparently the security was virtually non-existent and all the thieves had to do was to leave a bathroom window open and climb in back through it to do their dirty deed. The “Star of India” was protected by a burglar alarm but on the day in question the battery on the alarm was dead just to make things a little bit easier! Most of the jewels were found within a couple of days in a baggage lock up in Florida. So all’s well that ends well!

Our first birthday boy is one of the founders of the group Fleetwood Mac, Peter Green (1946). If you want to know how he likes it, he “Likes it this Way”!

f you have a sweet tooth make sure you get invited to Steven Sweet’s (1965) birthday bash today as I’m sure there will be some “Cherry Pie” on the table!

On the other hand if you’re more of a savoury person get an invite to Joely Fisher’s (1967) party. She’ll do anything to make sure you have a good time!

Keep your eye on your posh coats and accessories if you get an invite to Winona Ryder’s (1971) birthday party. Having starred in “Edward Scissorhands” she’s inclined to be a bit light fingered!

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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