Saturday, 27 December 2008

27 December - Historical Events and Special Celebrations

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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 festive season has come to an end and Nomanda hopes all of our fans had a wonderful time with their friends and loved ones and in some cases their wives! Lots of people often take a few extra days off work at this time of the year to complete their annual holiday entitlement and to stretch out the festive season a bit longer. No such luck for Nomanda!

No such luck either for the naturalist Charles Darwin who began his 5 year voyage around the world on the HMS Beagle on this day in 1836. His discoveries and later publications would change the way we saw the world, God and evolution for ever.

Fans of Garfield and Pokemon will join Nomanda celebrating this day in 1871 when the world’s first Cat Show was held at Crystal Palace in London. Have a look at Garfield’s music video, it’s great!

I don’t know if there are any cats out there called “Adeline” but if there are I bet they are all pretty cool and chuffed to have one of the most popular barbershop songs, “Sweet Adeline”, first performed on this day in 1904, named after them!

This day in history had been a happy one for professional cricketers starting with the formidable Bradman who scored 246 runs against Queensland in 1937. Next up is another Aussie, Dennis Lillee who became the leading test wicket taker in 1981 taking his 310th wicket. Another bowler, Imran Khan enjoyed this day in 1982 when he took 8 – 60 against India to help his side to an innings victory!

A whole chorus of singers celebrate their birthdays today and I can’t 'elp it but to start with Marlène Dietrich (1901 – 1992). She spent a lot of her life “Falling in Love Again”, she never wanted to, she just couldn’t ‘elp it!

A popular rocker of the ‘60’s, Leslie Maguire (1941) from the group Gerry and the Pacemakers helped to earn the Liverpool ferries a world wide reputation with “Ferry Cross the Mersey

Another rocker form the same era, Michael Pinder (1941) shares his birthday with Leslie but he had the Moody Blues and preferred his “Nights in White Satin”!

The lovely actress Maryam D’Abo (1960) may scare the “Living Daylights” out of her party guests today, but she’s a nice girl really, even though she fiddles a bit on the side!

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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