Friday, 28 November 2008

28 November - Historical Events and Special Celebrations

Flower of the Month


Gemstone of the Month: Topaz

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!

When something’s new it doesn’t really matter how bad it is there are those amongst us who just have to have one or have a go! So it was way back on this day in 1895 when the first “motor race” took place in the US. A line up of 6 cars took to the starting grid, off they went over a course of 55 miles, and the winner finally crossed the finishing line. Not much unusual in that you may think until you hear that the average speed achieved was a staggering 7 miles per hour! Nomanda reckons he can run faster than that but is undecided as to whether he could keep it up for 55 miles!

The Beatles were going along a lot quicker than those old cars on this day in 1963 when their record “I Want to Hold Your Hand” had a million copies made prior to its release. And on the same day their previous #1, “She Loves You” returned to the #1 spot for the second time. Pretty cool!

To the relief of Nomanda and millions of other non-admirers the final episode of “Beavis and Butt-head” was broadcast by MTV on this day in 1997. Sadly the programmers weren’t content to let it die off and it has been the subject of too many to mention repeats!

The Baptist preacher and writer, John Bunyan (1632 – 1688) is our first birthday celebrity. Like one of today’s famous authors he is believed to have written most of his book “Pilgrims Progress” whilst in prison! Makes sense really, not much to do and loads of free time; why not write about the wrong!

On a day that doesn’t seem to have been a popular one on which to be born, at least as far as Nomanda’s interests are concerned, the English opening batsman Nick Knight (1969) gets a birthday wish! A great batsman and a slick fielder he now commentates for Sky Sports alongside other cricketing greats and not so greats!

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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