Monday, 17 November 2008

17 November - 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!

The ruler during the Golden Age, Elizabeth I of England ascended to the throne on this day in 1558. As well as ruling during the flourishing of the English theatre with Shakespeare and Marlowe making their legendary contributions, she also saw the introduction of tobacco into the royal court and saw off the Spanish with the help of one Sir Francis Drake. Not a bad record, really!

The water way link connecting Europe with Asia, the Suez Canal was opened on this day in 1869. No longer was it necessary to circumnavigate Africa to get to the East. There had been water way connections of sorts through routes similar to the path taken by the “new” canal from before 2,000 BC. Just goes to show!

This day in 1970 was to herald the first of a long line of “page 3” girls for the newspaper the Sun. The lucky girl was Stephanie Rahn, and there would be no looking back!

Our first birthday celebrity today is the founder of the Honda Motor Company, Soichiro Honda (1906 – 1991). If anybody doesn’t know the Honda joke send Nomanda a message and I’ll send it on to you!

The romantic male actor of the ‘60’s Rock Hudson (1925 – 1985) may have invited a few strange guests to his birthday bashes in the past!

No such confusions with our next acting star, Danny DeVito (1944). Of all the great movies he’s made his role as Arnie’s “Twins” is Nomanda’s favourite!

The World is not Enough” for the lovely French actress Sophie Marceau (1966) who will be celebrating her birthday today with classic French charm and looks!

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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