Sunday, 11 January 2009

11 January - Historical Events and Special Celebrations

Gemstone of the Month


Flower of the Month: Carnation

When it is your happy special day and whether you are celebrating a birthday or special anniversary if you would like a mention on Nomanda’s blog just send us the details. We promise you a very special mention on this blog on your special day!

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 millions of people who buy lottery tickets every week in the hope of winning the big one and living the rest of their lives in financial security and luxury. Of course only a few are lucky enough to have the winning numbers and the rest of us bemoan our luck and buy more useless tickets in the forlorn hope that next week it may be our turn. The people who really do make a fortune from the lottery are the guys who run it of course! So it came as no surprise to Nomanda to discover that the first recorded lottery was run by the Church of England and that the first draw took place in St Paul’s Cathedral on this day in 1569! What did surprise me was how long ago it was and how long the Church has been at this little number!

This day has been a good one for the Beatles over the years releasing “Please Please Me” on this day in 1963 and “I Want to Hold Your Hand” making the US charts on this day in 1964.

On the same day the Beatles were hand holding in the States the US Surgeon General, Luther Terry, was telling the rest of the world the smoking may be hazardous to your health. Well hazardous it may well be but you can’t beat a smoke with a drink, after dinner, or when you’re trying to concentrate! Nomanda’s hooked on the things!

On the road now for 40 years the group Jethro Tull released their album “This Was Jethro Tull” on this day in 1969. Here’s one of Nomanda’s favourites from the album.

The guy who has had several diseases named after him, James Paget (1814 – 1899), is our first birthday celebrity today. I know that people get their fames and fortunes from many different achievements but having a load of diseases named after you would not be Nomanda’s chosen route!

The singer song writer and actress Mary J Blige (1971) is our next birthday guest. She’s sold 40 million albums in her time and that’s “Just Fine” with Nomanda!

The lovely American actress with a name almost the same as Nomanda’s, Amanda Peet (1972) is our last birthday guest and we hope she goes “The Whole Nine Yards” celebrating today!

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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