Sunday, 9 November 2008

9 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!

The fast New Zealand bowler Richard Hadlee will have fond memories of this day in 1985 when he achieved his career best of 9 – 52 against Australia at the Brisbane cricket ground the “Gabba”. It was to be a successful series for the New Zealanders who beat Australia 1 – 0 and recorded their first win against Australia on home ground in the three test matches with Hadlee taking 33 wickets.

At the tender age of just 22 Gary Kasparov became the world chess champion on this day in 1985. Remarkably he won the deciding game playing the black pieces with a Sicilian defence. He would go on to be ranked #1 in chess for the best part of the next 20 years until he retired in 2005.

Another strong defence was to be opened on this day in 1989 when the Berlin Wall came down and East Germany opened its borders to the rest of the world. There was a lot of sorting out to do in the aftermath but it all worked out well in the end for both the united Germany and the rest of us.

The guy overly protective of his footwear, Carl Perkins (1932 – 1998) will be always remembered for his “Blue Shade Shoes”.

The lovely blond singer of the group Peter, Paul and Mary, Mary Travers (1936) may have to dash to the airport to “Leave on a Jet Plane” to make it to her birthday bash today!

Our next birthday wishes go to the guy with green skin and the muscle bound body, Lou Ferrigno (1951) aka the “Incredible Hulk”. Nomanda once went to a fancy dress party as this character and it took me ages to get rid of the green dye!

Get the condiment set out and be prepared to “Shake Ya Thang” for our final birthday girl Sandra Denton (1969). Nomanda likes a little salt but not too much pepper on his music, please!

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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