Tuesday, 20 January 2009

20 January - Historical Events and Special Celebrations

Flower of the Month


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!

In a world that according to Nomanda yesterday had gone mad this is the day in history that seems to be the day of choice for the inauguration of US presidents. That’s what I call a hangover! Today will see the departure of the George W Bush and will be a sad day for those of us who have enjoyed his incompetence over the last 8 years. Of course Bush took over from Clinton (1993) who took over from Daddy Bush in 1989. Quite a nice little family business they had there for a while!

Today’s new man is Barack Obama and it doesn’t bode well that on his way to the White House he has already announced that he will make mistakes. We all knew that he would make mistakes but I’m not sure that we needed reminding of that from the great man himself even before he takes office! Nomanda wishes him well and the best of luck, I’ve a feeling he’s going to need all the luck he can get what with the economy on its knees and the US making little or no progress in all the wars it has going on in different parts on the world.

So Mr President this one recorded by the Byrds on this day in 1965 is especially for you, “Mr Tambourine Man”.

The weather is cold in Washington at this time of the year so if the new president finds himself skating on thin ice he could do a lot worse than call upon the skills of Michelle Kwan who won the US Female Figure Skating championship on this day in 1996. Take a look at her skating to the song “Fields of Gold”, something else the new president could do with!

The guy who can be relied upon to be “Politically Incorrect”, Bill Maher (1956) may be able to help the new president with a few tips on his new job!

I don’t know the new president’s taste in music but if he likes rapping he will enjoy Snoop Dogg (1971) doing what he does best!

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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