Friday, 3 October 2008

3 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!

Rachael from “Friends” favourite store, Bloomingdale’s, opened in New York on this day in 1872. Rachael loved it so much that she even got a job there so she could benefit from staff discounts! Well the store has come on a bit since those early days and now has a nationwide chain of 36 stores with an annual turnover of $1.9 billion. That’s an awful lot of stuff even allowing for the staff discounts!

Why do people keep some good ideas so secret? It was on this day in 1922 that the first facsimile was transmitted over the ‘phone lines. I know that it was best part of 50 years later before these wonderful machines were available commercially! They operated with continuous rolls of slippy paper and the image would disappear in a very short time! Great machines!

Panic broke out in Moscow on this day in 1993 when Boris Yeltsin discovered he was down to his last dozen bottles of vodka and declared a state of emergency!

The fastest train in the world, the Japanese maglev, broke the world speed record on this day in 1997 zooming through the countryside at an amazing 280.3 mph. That’s quick in anybody’s language!

Ernest Evans, better known as “Chubby Checker” (1941) will be “Twisting Again” at his birthday bash today. I wonder if he’d have been so successful if he’d kept his original name. Still going strong although a little chubbier and checkier today!

Lindsey Buckingham (1947), the member of the group Fleetwood Mac, will be celebrating his special day today. Let’s hear one of their best!

Pamela Hensley (1950), aka “Princess Ardala” will be having a right royal knees up with all her friends from the 25th century today.

No doubt Gwen Stefani (1969) will be singing and strutting her own stuff at her birthday bash today!

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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