Sunday, 8 February 2009

8 February - Historical Events and Special Celebrations

Flower of the Month


Gemstone of the Month

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 guess that most of us settle down in front of the TV in the evenings and enjoy watching our favourite programmes. We all take the colour picture, the remote control, and the quality of the transmission very much for granted. The pioneer of television, the Scotsman James Baird, demonstrated the first coloured TV transmissions on this day in 1928. Those of us who haven’t yet acquired our all singing and dancing widescreen plasma tellies can only imagine the excitement it must have caused!

Expressing their excitement and stopping everything in their path the Supremes released “Stop in the Name of Love” on this day in 1965 and we’ve all been trying to get started again ever since!

Right Said Fred weren’t exactly backward in coming forward and thought quite a bit about themselves as their song “I’m Too Sexy” peaked at the #1 spot on this day in 1992.

The academy winning actor, Jack Nicholson, whose career has spanned 50 years, has played a lot of dark characters in his time. It was probably on his way home from filming such a character on this day in 1994 that he had an attack of road rage and set about the subject of his anger by attacking the car with a golf club! On the other hand maybe he’d played golf badly and lost his game. Well Jack you’ll be pleased to learn that you are not alone in attacking inanimate objects that frustrate you and nobody has done it better than “Basil Fawlty” when his car let him down!

Considered by many to be the father of science fiction the French author Jules Verne (1828 – 1905) is our first birthday celebrity today. He wrote about submarines flying machines and space travel before they were even thought about, never mind invented. What a man with great imagination. What would he think if he came back today, and more interesting what would he write about now?

Our next birthday guest is the very funny actor Jack Lemmon (1925 – 2001). Of all the stuff he’s done Nomanda’s favourite is this clip from “The Odd Couple”!

Our final birthday greetings go to the ex-politician, retired lawyer, and now very successful novelist John Grisham (1955). Nomanda had read most of his books but just checking I may have missed a couple. Must put them on my “wish list”!

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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