Thursday, 27 November 2008

27 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!

It was on this day in 1931 that Donald Bradman turned up to represent his country at the first test match to be played at the “Gabba” in Brisbane. Australia was playing South Africa and the trusty Bradman started the proceedings by scoring 200 runs on the first day. More were to come!

This day is a particularly important day for the Beatles and George Harrison because it was on this day in 1967 that the Beatles released their “Magical Mystery Tour”. Later on the same day in 1970 George Harrison was to release his 3 album set “All Things Must Pass”, and still going strong in 1989 he released “Cheer Down” and “Poor Little Girl”.

The “Clown Prince of Denmark”, Victor Borge was celebrating the end of his show “Comedy with Music” on this day in 1977. He was a very funny man. Have a look at this clip of his “History of the Piano”!

Celebrating the departure of the “Iron Lady” on this day in 1990 the British Conservative Party chose John Major to succeed her as Prime Minister. He’s a nice enough guy and his election was probably a backlash from the rigours of too much Thatcher. Nomanda thinks he would have been far happier spending his time watching his favourite sport, cricket, and pottering around his garden!

The Swede responsible for the invention of the Celsius temperature scale, Anders Celsius (1701 – 1744) is our first birthday celebrity today. His original scale had freezing point at 100°C and boiling point at 0°C. His countryman Carolus Linnaeus reversed the scale to the one we use today a year after Anders died. It makes much more sense that way around!

The other half of the Morecambe and Wise duo, Ernie Wise (1925 – 1999) is our next birthday guest. Together they were a British institution and their unique partnership cannot be better portrayed than their clip making breakfast together!

Jimi Hendrix
(1942 – 1970) is our next birthday boy. He was voted by the Rolling Stones as being the best guitarist of all time, and here’s why!

The rocker who wanted to “Turn Back the Clock”, Calvin Hayes (1962) is our final birthday boy. Sadly I cannot find his song so I guess he’ll just have to settle for being one year older 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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