Sunday, 18 January 2009

18 January - Historical Events and Special Celebrations

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Gemstone of the Month: Garnet

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!

When the best thing since sliced bread, sliced bread itself, comes under pressure not to be sliced anymore you know you’ve got a serious problem on you hands. It was during WWII on this day in 1943 that the US banned the sale of pre-sliced bread in order to reduce the demand for metal parts from bakeries. I know there was a war going on and that governments do all they can to reduce local consumption to put maximum efforts into the war machine but banning the sale of sliced bread seems a cut too far for Nomanda!

All such worries and economies were well and truly over when the “Six Million Dollar Man” starring Lee Majors in the title role premiered on this day in 1974. I bet he thought his new body with all that wonderful ‘70’s technology was the best thing since sliced bread! He could even run through walls without so much as breaking into a sweat!

No doubt inspired by Lee’s achievements Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” hit the #1 spot on this day in 1980!

A A Milne (1882 – 1956) is our first birthday celebrity today. His book “Winnie the Pooh” became one of the most popular children’s books and even one of young “Winnie’s” songs became immortalised by “Kermet the Frog”, “Halfway Down the Stairs”.

The bubbling botanist David Bellamy (1933) is our next birthday guest. Everything he does is done with so much enthusiasm you just can’t help getting carried along with him!

The “Absolutely FabulousJane Horrocks (1963) is our final birthday guest. She’s another one who bubbles over with enthusiasm!

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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