Monday, 16 March 2009

16 March - Historical Events and Special Celebrations

Flower of the Month


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!

It was not such a happy day for the dealers on the New York Stock Exchange on this day in 1830 when they recorded their slowest day ever. Only 31 shares were traded this day which I suppose is a bit special! Well they’re trading shares like crazy now and every time they do the price slips down another couple of points! What they need is a boost.

And a boost is what happened next on 16th March 1926 when Robert Goddard launched the first liquid fuelled rocket. It didn’t go very far, only 56 metres in fact but it was the first step! It certainly puts Neil Armstrong’s famous quotation into perspective when walking on the moon on 21st September 1995 he said “One small step for man, one giant step for mankind.

The State of Mississippi stepped up on this day in 1995 when they finally abolished slavery in the State. You have got to be kidding! What took you so long?

And whilst Mississippi was abolishing slavery on the same day in India Bhupinder Singh and P Dharmani were slaving away at the crease producing the highest ever 7th wicket stand of 460 runs! You have to feel sorry for the bowlers!

A happy day to remember for one contestant and a day to forget for the other when on this day in 1996 Mike Tyson KO’d the much loved Frank Bruno in the second round. Maybe Frank doesn’t remember too much about the day!

A real happy day for the 100 year old James E Smith when on this day in 1894 he celebrated the birth of his child with a woman 64 years his junior! Way to go, James!

Jimmy Nail (1954), the well known actor / singer will be celebrating his birthday today. In his acting career the Geordie starred in the long running TV series “Auf Wiedersehen, Pet” and when he stepped up to the mike in his singing career he sold over a million copies of his album “Crocodile Shoes”. This is one of Nomanda’s favourites from his album!

Broon ales aal roond, Jimmy. Happy Birthday!

Our final birthday greetings go to the singer of the group Shenandoah, Stan Thorn (1959). If you like Sundays then you should try “Sunday in the South”!

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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