Wednesday, 10 December 2008

10 December - Historical Events and Special Celebrations

Flower of the Month

Paper White

Gemstone of the Month: Turquoise

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!

This day in history seems to have been a popular one for picking up the Nobel Peace Prize, or in some cases sending your wife along to collect it! So on this day in 1901 the first NPP went to Jean Henri Dunant, the founder of the Red Cross and the initiator of the Geneva Convention and Frederic Passy who founded a French Peace Society. US Presidents Roosevelt, in 1906, and Wilson in 1919 were the next to pick up the prize on this day. And later on Andrei Sakhorov sent his wife along to pick up his prize in 1975 as did Lech Walesa in 1983. Maybe they were both just too busy to get away!

The first planet outside our solar system was discovered on this day in 1984 and of course by now they’ve discovered 100’s more. The question Nomanda asks is whether or not there’s life out there as or not as we know it! Should this blog reach any one out there who knows the answer Nomanda will be delighted to hear from you!

One of the early actresses in Coronation Street who didn’t survive to the 7,000th episode, Jill Summers (1910 – 1997), is our first birthday celebrity today. She was one of the first “blue rinse” brigade!

Our next birthday honours go to the singer of the group the Commodores, Walter “Clyde” Orange (1946). They’ve done lots of stuff and you can choose whether you prefer their “Too Hot to Trot” or “Three Times a Lady”.

Our final birthday wishes go to the drummer of the group ZZ Topp, Frank Beard (1951) who is the only one in the group without a beard!

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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