Saturday, 14 March 2009

14 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!

Today’s celebrations start with the premiere in London on this day in 1885 of one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic comic opera “The Mikado” or as it is also known “The town of Titipu”. Now that’s a funny name! All Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic operas are full of unforgettable songs and the two that tickle my fancy from the “Mikado” are:

If you want to know who we are?” This is the opening song sung by Nanki Poo and chorus, and by the way, do you know who they are?

Three little maids from school are we” sung by Yum Yum, Peep Bo and Pitti Sing.

They’re really great!

Another song from Perry Como, “Catch a Falling Star”, would receive the very first RIAA gold record on this day in 1958. I wouldn’t mind catching one but I wouldn’t put it in my pocket!

In an uncharacteristic act of generosity OPEC cut its oil prices for the first time in 23 years on this day in 1983. My guess is that they did it because they weren’t selling enough of the black stuff, but maybe I’m just cynical!

Our first birthday celebrity today is the physicist Albert Einstein (1879- 1955) winner of the Nobel Prize in 1921. I know we have some budding physicists among our faithful readers and just for you the equation for his mass – energy equivalence is E=mc², in case you forgot it!

Our next birthday boy is Michael Caine (1933). As I’m a great fan it’s difficult to know where to start with Michael as he’s been in hundreds of films in a career stretching over 50 years and has won 2 Oscars. Knighted, and applauded by fans all over the world he is famous for something he never said! “Not a lot of people know that!”

In his own words, “The world famous in Birmingham” English comedian Jasper Carrott (1946) is our next birthday boy. Have a look at his “Hilarious Insurance Claims” clip!

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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