Sunday, 23 November 2008

23 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!

Lovers of juke boxes everywhere join Nomanda in celebrating the anniversary of the first jukebox on this day in 1899. That seems like a long time ago but it was played at the Palais Royal Hotel in San Francisco and I’m sure was a booming success! Bring back the jukeboxes they were great! Here’s one of Nomanda’s favourite juke box records of all time!

In an act of total intolerance it was on this day in 1921 that President Harding signed the Willis Campell Act. More unpopularly known as the “anti-beer bill it was an act forbidding doctors prescribing beer or spirits for medicinal purposes. So now we all have to go out and buy our own medicine! Whatever next? Nomanda keeps a bottle of the golden liquor at home purely for medicinal purposes and I’ve discovered if you take a glass or two each evening it works wonders! I’ve never been ill for years; put the stuff back on prescription, that’s what Nomanda says!

No doubt following the same strict regime that Nomanda follows it was on this day in 1964 that the Beatles released their record “I Feel Fine”. I hope all you medical professionals out there are taking note!

Whilst following Nomanda’s prescribed regime one of the clear indications that you taking too much of the golden nectar is when you hit the wall. Pink Floyd got the message across very clearly on this day in 1979 when they released their “The Wall” that sold to 2 million faithful fans in just two weeks.

Celebrating the sale of the 10th millionth mobile phone on this day in 1992 pales into insignificance when you learn that just last year in 2007 1.15 BILLION of the dreadful things were sold in the single year. Is there anyone out there apart from Nomanda who hasn’t got one?

The legendary “Billy the Kid” (1859 – 1881) is our first birthday celebrity today. In his short life he tried his hand at cheese making and ranching but obviously got bored with those occupations and turned into a baddie. Having been caught, tried and sentenced to death he managed to escape and shortly later met his maker the same way he had dealt it out to others!

The prolific Belgian neo impressionist painter Theo van Rysselberghe (1862 – 1926) is our next birthday guest. Not only did he meet the great man, Van Gogh, but he also persuaded him to exhibit at an exhibition at Brussels where Van Gogh sold his only painting in his lifetime. Of all the stuff Theo’s done, Nomanda likes his landscapes and seascapes best.

I like a bit of onomatopoeia with my breakfast so the rapper with a name that sounds like a fart, Karupt (1972) gets a special birthday wish today! We don’t need to hear from him as his name does enough for me!

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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