Tuesday, 17 February 2009

17 February - Historical Events and Special Celebrations

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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!

If ‘60’s music is your thing then join with Nomanda in celebrating some classic ‘60’s hits that were on the record shelves way back then!

First up the Beach Boys introduced their particular musical style with “Surfin” on this day in 1962 and it doesn’t get much more ‘60’s than them!

The Beatles
weren’t going to be out done by their American rivals when they released “Penny Lane” and “Strawberry Fields” on this day in 1967.

Sadly if you are not a fan of ‘60’s music then you won’t be very impressed with Nomanda’s blog today as those songs are about the only things worth mentioning!

Our birthday celebrities are a bit more promising starting with the French physician Rene Laennec (1781 – 1826) the inventor of the stethoscope. It became the doctors’ chain of office and is still very much the same as the day he invented it!

Something else that is very much the same as the day he wrote it, our next celebrity is the Australian Andrew Barton “Banjo” Paterson (1864 – 1941) the composer of “Waltzing Matilda” and it doesn’t get much more Aussie than that!

Well maybe it does because one of Australia’s favourite sons, Barry Humphries (1934) also has his birthday today! I wonder how many of his beloved “possums” will turn up to his birthday bash!

The singer songwriter and all round musician, Gene Pitney (1941 – 2006) is our next birthday celebrity and is best remembered for his classic song “24 Hours From Tulsa”.

Our final birthday celebrity is the often misunderstood spoilt brat Paris Hilton (1981). Don’t bother sending Nomanda an invitation as I won’t be able to make it!

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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