Monday, 22 December 2008

22 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!

The guy who invented the humble light bulb, Thomas Edison, decided to splash out on this day in 1882 and strung a whole load of them together and wrapped them around a Christmas tree. It’s difficult to imagine a Christmas tree without its fairy lights and so let’s all give our thanks to the great man who made the tree what it is today. Nomanda loves dressing up our Christmas trees and we have a glittering three trees in our home! The dogs leave them alone most of the time!

A lovely movie with snowy winter scenes “Dr Zhivago” premiered on this day in 1965. There are lots of great clips from the film and this one is Nomanda’s favourite! The music of “Lara’s Theme” is wonderful as was Julie Christie!

Not as classy as Julie Christie but every much a lady in her own way Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” went to the #1 spot on this day in 1984 and stayed there for 6 weeks!

One of the female tennis stars of the ‘60’s and ‘70’s; the iconic Billie Jean King (1943) will be popping down to the post office to pick up her pension cheque today! I don’t think she needs to worry too much with an impressive 12 singles, 16 ladies’ doubles and 11 mixed doubles Grand Slam titles to her name!

The cricketer Chris Old (1948) will be having his birthday bash today. Nomanda had the pleasure of playing against him at schoolboy level and can still remember a few of the snorters he bowled!

Sharing his birthday with Chris is the TV personality Noel Edmonds (1948). He may not be smarter than a 10 year old but he’s certainly earned a lot more than most 10 year olds!

Our next birthday boy is Robin Gibb (1949) one of the founder members of the group the Bee Gees. The party won’t start until late as he likes a bit of “Night Fever”!

Our final birthday wishes go to the lovely French singer and actress Vanessa Paradis (1972). If you get an invite to her bash be sure to call “Joe le taxi” to take you there!

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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