Friday, 21 November 2008

21 November - Historical Events and Special Celebrations

Gemstone of the Month


Flower of the Month: Chrysanthemum

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!

Some things are worth waiting for and sometimes the wait can be a very long time. It was on this day in 1818 that the Russian Czar Alexander 1 petitioned for a Jewish state in Palestine. That state would be formed 130 years later in 1948 after the end of WW11. Not a popular decision then with the indigenous population and still not a popular decision to this day. Maybe one day the two states will live in harmony, but frankly Nomanda doubts it.

This day in history has a shooting theme as it was on this day in 1871 that the intrepid Emilio Onra became the first human cannonball and on the same day in 1980 the world waited with baited breath to discover that Kristen shot JR.

Much more fun was to be had on this day in 1981 when Olivia Newton John’s great song “Physical” went to #1 spot and stayed there for 10 weeks!

In an effort to show their constituency public the hard and demanding work undertaken by our hard pressed M P`s TV cameras were first permitted in the House of Commons on this day in 1989. The TV viewers saw an almost empty House with 50% of those who were there fast asleep! Keep up the good work!

The Canadian born founder of the famous “Cunard Line”, Samuel Cunard (1787 – 1865) is our first birthday celebrity today.

One of Nomanda’s favourite Belgian painters, Rene Magritte ( 1898 - 1967) is our next birthday boy today. His “This is not a Pipe” is probably one of his best known works, but I like his raining men one!

If you like a glass of the red stuff you’ll want to have a birthday drink with Jim Brown from UB40 and their “Red Red Wine”.

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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