Saturday, 20 December 2008

20 December - Historical Events and Special Celebrations

Flower of the Month

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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!

There are many of us who think that the present criminal laws and penalties are a bit on the soft side. No such thing in Delaware at their first jury trial on this day in 1669. Marcus Jacobson was found guilty of insurrection and sentenced to flogging, branding and slavery. That’s the way to do it! No more nonsense from Marcus, then!

I’m not sure about the reasoning behind the decision in Missouri on this day in 1820 when they imposed a $1 bachelor tax on all unmarried men between the ages of 21 and 50. If they wanted to encourage marriage then I doubt whether a $1 dollar tax would motivate many of the taxed bachelors. On the other hand if they wanted to show that it was cheaper to get married than to stay single then I don’t think they got the maths right!

One of the iconic folk groups of the ‘60’s Peter Paul and Mary celebrated this day in 1969 when their record “Leaving on a Jet Plane” reached the #1 spot! It’s such a sad song it makes me cry!

A much more cheerful character “Kuifje” the cartoon creation of Bob de Moor (1925 – 1992) would bring smiles and joy to countless fans. Not only did Bob create “Kuifje” but he also collaborated on many of Herge’s “Adventures of Tintin”. Nomanda has a lovely wooden figure of “Tintin” in his bedroom!

The mind boggling spoon bending Uri Geller (1946) will be hoping to get his cutlery all back nice and straight for his birthday guests today!

Our final birthday celebrity today is the English actress Jenny Agutter (1952) who only made it as far as “Jessica 6” in “Logan’s Run”. She’s done lots of TV work and we love her!

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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