Saturday, 8 November 2008

8 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!

It was in this day in 1974 that Lord Lucan disappeared and has never been seen since! His timely disappearance was the night that his children’s nanny, Sandra Rivett, was murdered and his wife attacked. He was declared “officially dead” in 1999. Who knows?

The voters of the USA have voted for a “change” and Mrs Obama will already be measuring up for the curtains in the White House. The great man promised a “change” but does anybody know what changes he has in mind and how he is going to fund and implement them? Nomanda is pleased to see the back of Bush, but he had served his time and was going anyway. We wait the unfolding of Obama’s proposals with eager anticipation as the whole world watches.

Our first birthday celebrity today is the astronomer Edmund Halley (1656 – 1742). Apart from having a comet named after him, he didn’t discover it but did predict its return, he was a decent chap paying for the publication of one of Sir Isaac Newton’s works on planetary motion, and attempted to date the age of Stonehenge. He got it wrong, but at least he had a go!

Our next birthday wishes go to the American actress Katherine Hepburn (1909 – 2003). She still holds the record for the most “Best Actress” Oscars and in a career spanning an incredible 73 years will always be remembered for her performance opposite Humphrey Bogart in the “African Queen”.

The lovable stand up comedian and singer Ken Dodd (1929) has amused audiences for over 50 years and is still at it although perhaps these days he’s a sit down performer!

Another guy who has been wooing his fans as well as a few wives over his 50 year career is the French actor Alain Delon (1935). He was terrific in the “Return of Zorro” even if you never saw his face! We need more heroes like Zorro today!

He’s got long hair, wears dark glasses in the dark, but our final celebrity, Roy Wood (1945) is still pretty cool when he sings the “California Man”.

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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1 comment:

Jack said...

Wish you the same and I liked this blog very much. Now having clear information about the events and special celebrations comes 8th of november.

Jack roberts