Saturday, 21 February 2009

21 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!

I know that the Beatles were one of the best groups ever but I’m nor sure that I’d want to paper my wall with them! Apparently my view wasn’t shared by thousands of American Beatle fans as on this day in 1964 the UK flew 24,000 rolls of Beatle wallpaper to the USA! Seems a bit creepy to me!

Nomanda is always impressed by feats of athleticism and when somebody does something backwards quicker than I can do it forwards then I’m really gob smacked! So I take my hat and running shoes off to Donald Davis who on this day in 1983 ran a mile backwards in just 6 minutes and 1 second. I haven’t ran a mile for a while and even when I was at my fittest I remember being lapped by one of my old school’s outstanding athletes during my pathetic attempt in the mile race at a memorable school sports day! Memorable for him, I’m trying to forget it! Well done, Donald!

In a tearful outburst of grief on this day in 1988 the TV evangelist Jimmy Swaggart, without giving any details of his “sins”, confessed to his family and congregation that he had sinned and asked for God’s forgiveness. In fact he’d been caught with a prostitute by one of his competitive TV evangelists who had attempted to blackmail the poor guy! His ruling body banned him from further TV shows for a period of three months (any of this sounding familiar?) but sadly Jimmy couldn’t keep away as “millions of people will go to hell if I do not return to the pulpit this weekend” according to good old Jimmy! Of course the great thing about sinning and confessing your sins and asking for forgiveness is that you can go right out and do the whole thing again, repeating the process to earn eternal life in the hereafter! Guess what, Jimmy did it again and was caught red handed, so to speak, in 1991. This time he was more bullish in his defence telling the Church Elders that, “The Lord told me it’s flat none of your business.” The great man is still at it, preaching that is, and who knows what else! Halleluiah! He can be very convincing and is obviously capable of multi tasking; he can play the piano and sing at the same time! Have a look at this clip of “Peace in the Valley” and see what you think! Be warned this is not for the faint heated so you may want to cry your eyes out either believing in or laughing at him!

A great friend of mine often says that he’s always found it easier to ask for forgiveness than permission! How true!

Birthday celebrities are so rare today that I’ve had to go for two of the members of the rock group the Tubes, Michael Cotton and Vince Welnick, both born on this day in 1951, and if you can stand it have a look at this outrageous exhibition of “White Punks on Dope”. It’s absolutely dreadful! Sorry!

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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