Wednesday, 17 December 2008

17 December - Historical Events and Special Celebrations

Gemstone of the Month


Flower of the Month: Paper White

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 guess most people are fascinated about whether or not there is life out there somewhere. In fact over the years there have been substantial rewards for anyone able to make contact. However, there was a guy who put up 100,000 francs for a successful contact on this day in 1900 but excluded contact with Martians from the deal as they were considered “too easy”! You have to be joking!

Nomanda likes a good read and from time to time buries himself in the Sunday newspapers. I doubt whether I would have got to the end of the Sunday New York Times published on this day in 1965 that contained an impressive 946 pages of print. You’d need a wheelbarrow to get the thing home! Not bad value though at just 50c a copy!

Our favourite James Bond actor, Sean Connery, was on a bit of a high on this day in 1971 when he starred in the film “Diamonds are Forever”. It was the 7th Bond film and Connery’s 6th appearance as the hero.

Proving its title wrong the soap opera “One Life to Live” aired its 6,000th episode on this day in 1991. The soap started in 1968 and is still going strong and if Nomanda’s abacus is correct the 10, 340th episode will be aired this week! That’s at least two lives!

Britain’s first teen idol Tommy Steele (1936) may be having a bit of steak on the menu at his birthday bash today. I just hope it’s not come from his favourite “Little White Bull”!

The “Last of the Mohicans” Wes Studi (1947) will be settling down in front of the fire with his peace pipe at his party today.

Sarah Dallin
(1961) from the group Bananarama may invite a few of her friends from “Venus” to her party!

Our final birthday wishes go to the Saint Bernard dog “Benedictus” (1970) who went on to be the world’s heaviest canine at a massive 137kgs. You’d appreciate him coming over the snowy ridge to rescue you with a large barrel of brandy dangling from his collar! Wuff wuuf, Benedictus!

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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