Monday, 3 November 2008

3 November - Historical Events and Special Celebrations

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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!

In a classic example of good manners and Victorian etiquette it was on this day in 1871, surrounded by hundreds of black native Africans, that addressing the only white man in sight for many a mile Henry M Stanley made his immortal statement, “Dr Livingstone, I presume.” History reckons he got it right and indeed it was the great man! He wasn’t lost so how could he be found?

When is an American not an American? Good question you may think and the Supreme Court was up to the answer on this day in 1883 when it decided that Native Americans can’t be Americans. OK, so what are they?

One of the best Americans of recent times to Nomanda’s mind is the ex President Bill Clinton. It was on this day in 1992 that he won his first Presidential election and was to go on and win the next one serving the maximum 8 years. Despite the fact that his wife Hillary lost out to Barack Obama in the recent run up to the Democratic nomination he was on the hustings with Obama just the other day supporting him. He’s a nice guy with a good background and a fearsome wife!

The 4th Earl of Sandwich (1718 – 1792) is our first birthday celebrity today. Despite his many career achievements, including being the First Lord of the Admiralty, the poor man is remembered as the inventor of the humble sandwich, which he is supposed to have eaten at the gambling tables to keep himself alert and winning! It’s probably all exaggerated but Nomanda wouldn’t want the facts to get in the way of a good story!

The legendary movie tough guy, Charles Bronson (1920 - 2003) is our next birthday hero! Whether it’s “The Magnificent Seven”, “The Great Escape”, or “The Dirty Dozen” that takes your fancy, they’re all great classic films!

Just because he’s so sensitive and he might think that “We Don’t Love Him” the guy with the girl’s name, “Marilyn” (1962) gets a special birthday mention!

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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