Tuesday, 25 November 2008

25 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!

As we struggle through the present world wide financial crisis it may be of some comfort that it’s not the first time we’ve found ourselves in this position and that previous generations have all had their times of hardship and austerity. The world was going through a similar depression at the turn of the 20th century and demonstrating to his fellow Americans that he wasn’t being extravagant on the expenses of his daughter’s marriage Woodrow Wilson organised his daughter’s wedding on this day in 1913 to be held at home. The home he was currently occupying was the White House and I’m sure he made every effort to limit the costs so that he didn’t have to spend a penny! Nomanda just loves politicians!

The Egyptologist Howard Carter made certain of his name in the history books on this day in 1922 when he entered the tomb of Tutankhamen. Interestingly his sponsor, Lord Canarvon, had issued Carter with an ultimatum that this would be the last year he would fund Carter’s work. So the great man went out and discovered King Tutankhamen’s tomb and everybody was happy! Strange co-incidence! Sadly Lord Canarvon would die shortly later and so would another 11 people associated with the discovery spawning the rash of “Mummy” movies we have suffered ever since! The artefacts found in the tomb would take a further 10 years to catalogue so either there were a lot of them or someone was swinging the lead. I know which option my money’s on!

It’s coming up to Christmas and one of the traditional Christmas songs, “Rudolph, the Red Nosed Reindeer” first appeared on the music charts on this day in 1949. One of Santa’s little helpers!

The R & B singer Percy Sledge (1940) is our first birthday guest today. He not only has a topical surname for the current climate but he knows how to sing “When A Man Loves A Woman”.

Our final birthday wishes go to Pakistan’s greatest cricket all rounder, Imran Khan (1952). He’s got a bob or two behind him and after he retired from the cricket scene he has entered politics on a platform of socialism and reform which of course only the rich can properly enjoy!

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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