Saturday, 14 February 2009

14 February - Historical Events and Special Celebrations

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Gemstone of the Month: Amethyst

First of all Nomanda would like to thank all our new readers! We have been getting more and more of you every day and we really appreciate you! If you are enjoying Nomanda’s blog please pass it on to your friends. And if you would like to make a comment or get your own special mention on your own special day just send us the details through the comments section and we’ll make sure we don’t forget you!

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!

It’s Valentine’s Day HOORAH!

First of all a very Special Happy Valentine Day greeting to Nomanda’s special person! I hope you have a lovely day and we have a very Happy Special Day together!

We wish a very Happy Special Valentine’s Day to all our faithful readers, friends, lovers and in some cases their partners!

Strangely enough nothing is known of the Saint Valentine whose anniversary is celebrated on this day. The only reference Nomanda can find is that there was a Saint Valentine buried on the Via Flamina, north of Rome on February 14th. Never mind! Celebrating this day is a good excuse to tell your loved ones how much you care for them and a great opportunity for the gift, card and restaurant industries to make a bit of extra dosh!

In a strange co-incidence of “déja vu” the Bank of England was nationalised on this day in 1946. Today nearly every UK bank is propped up with huge amounts of tax payers’ money and it doesn’t seem to have made a blind bit of difference!

Not displaying much of a loving and tender spirit on this special day the ex President Richard Nixon chose this day in 1971 to install his secret taping system in the White House! The thing Nomanda doesn’t understand is how he ever managed to keep it a secret in a place like the White House that must have more leaks in it than Nomanda’s sieve!

Today is a Happy Special Day for lovers so it comes as no surprise that there are lots of celebrities who want to get married on this day for lovers. Below is a selection of the more interesting ones. However my good manners and rose tinted spectacles prevent me from giving details of how many lasted! Do you know?

1952: Joey Adams married Cindy Heller
1984: Elton John married Renate Blauel
1988: Jackie Zeman married Glenn Gordon
1994: Jerry Garcia married Deborah Koons
1995: Roseanne married Ben Thomes

To those who are still married, Happy Anniversary, to those who are not Happy Valentine’s Day!

The guy who proved that just because you can play the game it doesn’t mean that you can be a successful manager, Kevin Keegan (1951), is our birthday celebrity today. He had had lots of associations with Newcastle Football Club over the years so Nomanda hopes it’s “Broon ales all roond” at his birthday bash 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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