Tuesday, 10 March 2009

10 March - Historical Events and Special Celebrations

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Gemstone of the Month: Bloodstone

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 money makes you happy the 10th March is a day for you to celebrate because it was on this day in 1862 the US treasury issued the first “paper money” to be used in the United Sates of America. “Bills” as they became to be known were issued in $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $500, and amazingly at that time even $1,000 denominations. Has anyone any idea just what you could buy for 1,000$ back in 1862? I reckon it would be millions today!

Millions of happy London commuters will be happy to learn that it was on this day in 1906 that the London Underground (the subway for our American readers) opened the Bakerloo line from Baker Street to Waterloo. I wonder if it was less crowded back then.

On this day in 1975 a new patent was registered in England; spectacles for dogs. Now Nomanda hasn’t seen any dogs wearing spectacles yet but it does put a whole new meaning on the term “Blind Dogs”!

The remarkable downhill slalom skier of the late ‘80’s, Marc Girardelli, picked up his 4th Slalom Word Cup on this day in 1991. The reason I find him remarkable is that the highest place in his home country of Luxembourg is the Kneiff and is only 560 metres high! Do they ever get any snow in Luxembourg?

Our first birthday celebrity today is the writer and Vet, James Herriot (1916 – 1995) whose best known collection of short stories collectively known as “All Creatures Great and Small” was made into a very funny TV series.

Our last birthday celebrity today is Sharon Stone (1958) whose performances in “Basic Instinct”, “Sliver” and “Casino” has sent pulses racing all over the world!

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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