Wednesday, 11 March 2009

11 March - 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!

Today is another happy and special day for some of our selected celebrations, as well as a case of “Whoops!”, “Sorry!”, and “I promise I’ll not do that again!

Marriages are always very special days, and according to the greatest of all English poets and playwrights, none other than the great bard William Shakespeare himself, today was the day in 1302 when Romeo and Juliet were married. Regrettably, the in-laws are still feuding!

In a not too happy case of history repeating itself it was on this day in 1917 that British troops were to occupy Baghdad. Last time I checked they are still there!

Just one year after the British troops were occupying Baghdad in 1917 Moscow became the new capital of revolutionary Russia, on this day in 1918 and as far as I know it still is.

In a serious case of “Whoops” an American B-47 accidentally dropped a nuclear bomb on South Carolina on this day in 1953. It all turned out OK in the end for the lucky inhabitants of the area as thanks to the “6 safety catches” it didn’t explode. Are you kidding me!? I thought safety catches were tiny little things on guns and stuff that prevented them from firing accidentally. All I can say is thank God there were 6 of them!

The era of Glasnost was about to dawn on the world as Mikhail S Gorbachev was elected Soviet leader on this day in 1985. The world would never be the same again!

Otis Redding
received a posthumous gold record for his song “Dock of the Bay” on this day in 1968. It’s a great song so let’s hear it one more time!

The screenplay writer of the series “Star Trek” Gene Roddenberry was “beamed up” for the last time when his ashes were launched into space on this day in 1997. In actual fact it wasn’t to be his last time as apparently there are plans to “beam up” some more of his ashes in 2012! Way to go, Gene!

And on the same day that Gene’s ashes were being beamed up the British Institution forgave Paul McCartney for his previous misdemeanours and he was elevated to the peerage and knighted “Sir Paul” by Queen Elizabeth II.

Today’s birthday boy is Henry Tate (1819), that well known sugar producer and philanthropist. He was so well thought of and generous that he even had a Gallery in London named after him!

Our final birthday wishes go to the American singer Cheryl Lynn (1957). She’s a big lady so her classic song “Got to be Real” takes on a whole new dimension!

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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