Saturday, 10 January 2009

10 January - Historical Events and Special Celebrations

Flower of the Month


Gemstone of the Month: Garnet

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 don’t know where you are living but let me tell you it has been freezing cold where Nomanda lives for the last week or so. Temperatures have barely risen above 0°C and most days the day has started minus something, today it was -8°C, and the mercury seems to freeze in the tube at the same spot for the rest of the day!

We have the fires blazing to keep warm and pay a special tribute to Jerry Lee Lewis whose “Great Balls of Fire’ reached the #1 spot on this day in 1958.

London’s first underground railway opened for business on this day in 1863. It was called the Metropolitan Railway and ran between Paddington Station and Farringdon Street via Kings Cross. Within a few months of opening it was carrying 26,000 passengers per day. Today the London Underground system boasts around 250 trains that carry 4.25 million people per day and they all seem to be on the same train as Nomanda is travelling on!

Our birthday celebrity today is the aging rocker Rod Stewart (1945). He’s been at it for 5 decades and is still going strong. Of all the songs he’s recorded this one is Nomanda’s favourite!

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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