Tuesday, 9 December 2008

9 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!

OK the farting’s over and time to get back to business as normal!

Working class Northerners unite and join Nomanda in celebrating the very first episode of ITV’s longest running “kitchen sink” soap “Coronation Street” that was broadcast on this day in 1960. Still alive and well, which is more than can be said for some of the original actors; it will broadcast its 7,000th episode sometime in January 2009. Of course in the ‘60’s it was broadcast in black and white with this original theme tune! There’s supposed to be a new theme tune on its way and it is absolutely rubbish compared to the real thing!

Keeping appearances up and costs down it was on this day in 1967 that the lucky Lynda Johnson, daughter of the President Lyndon Johnson, got married at the White House. Just a touch up market from “Coronation Street”! Another nice one for the luckless American taxpayer!

Displaying his best humanitarian character and his total misunderstanding of the suffering of some of the American poor it was on this day in 1974 that the American Attorney General, Edwin Meese, said to the world, “The reason people go to soup kitchens is because the food is free and that’s easier than paying for it.” Nomanda can only hope that one day he may fall on hard times and try out the experience for himself!

A near miss in astronomical terms occurred on this day in 1994 when a meteor missed the earth by 100,000 kilometres. Nomanda is no astronomer but that seems a mighty long way away to me! Hardly worth the mention!

Our first birthday honours go to the poet John Milton (1608 – 1674) whose best known poem “Paradise Lost” still remains a mystery to Nomanda and is not a work for the fainthearted!

Clarence “Captain” Birdseye
(1886 – 1956) is our next birthday celebrity and the world hasn’t been the same since he introduced rock hard frozen veggies and all sorts of other rubbish!

The Hollywood great Kirk Douglas (1916) is our next birthday boy. He takes a very self effacing look at himself and his roles in the following clip and is still going strong at the ripe old age of 92. Have a great one, Kirk!

Our final birthday wishes go to the actor Michael Dorn (1952) who plays “Worf” in “Star Trek – The Next Generation”. If you get an invite to his party and he asks you for a dance, be warned, he might Kling on a bit!

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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