Sunday, 14 December 2008

14 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!

I know that the Christmas season is upon us and it’s difficult for all the kids out there to be patient and wait for the special day when they get all their presents. The children of the provinces of Zealand and Brabant in the Netherlands struck lucky on this day in 1582 that marked the adoption of the Gregorian calendar. Tomorrow would be the 25th December, Christmas Day! Brilliant!

The Australian cricket team that took on England for their second test match on this day in 1928 must have had a very impressive line up as the great Bradman was selected as 12th man!

The film musical that was to propel John Travolta to stardom, “Saturday Night Fever”, premiered on this day in New York in 1977. Here’s one of Nomanda’s favourite tracks from the film!

Taking off from Edwards Air Force Base on this day in 1986 were Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager on the first non stop non re-fuelled flight around the world. They headed out west, cruising at an average altitude of 3,400 metres, averaging a speed of 187kph and landed back on the base just a couple of minutes over 9 days later! Fantastic!

Our first birthday celebrity is the French astrologist and seer, Nostradamus (1503 – 1566). Many people are sceptical about his prophecies and predictions but it makes a great story!

The actress who gained her fame as the French waitress and resistance fighter in the series “Allo Allo”, Vicki Michelle (1950) is our next birthday guest. A great series and very funny, have a look at this clip!

Love him or hate him it’s the Scottish rocker, Mike Scott’s birthday today (1958).

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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