Wednesday, 18 March 2009

18 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 was not a happy day for the Roman Catholic Church in Rome back in 1532 when it received the news that the English Parliament had decided to ban further payments to it from the English Church. Of course the question is what took them so long to stop sending the money as Henry VIII had severed links with the Roman church over two years ago. I guess the civil service was just as efficient back then as it is today!

I’m guessing that the first Dutch public telegram sent on this day in 1847 was a very short one. They are a “canny” people the Dutch and if you’ve got to pay to send a telegram then the least said the better would be their motto! They are the only people in the world I know who when sending “greetings” to someone, only send one greeting!

The first electric shavers went on sale in the US on this day in 1931. Nomanda has always been a wet shaver but if there’s a manufacturer out there who wants to help me change my habits and send a free sample I promise to give it a try!

If you want to spend a penny don’t let it end up costing you a fiver! The “Rolling Stones” were each fined five pounds on this day in 1965 for peeing in public!

The Beatles got it right when “Penny Lane” went to the #1 spot on this day in 1967. I wonder how many public toilets there are in Penny Lane!

Today’s first birthday celebrity is Alex “Hurricane” Higgins, born in 1947. The two times world snooker champion was equally renowned for his swift potting skills on the table and his fast drinking skills off and under it!

Also born today to a “B” film movie actor and a to be President of the USA was one Michael Reagan (1946) who didn’t follow the family business and became a chat show host. Now that is something to celebrate!

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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