Thursday, 19 March 2009

19 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!

A happy day indeed for the city of Boston, Mass. when it was officially incorporated as a city on this day in 1822. Boston is one of our all time favourite places to visit and we look forward to going there again soon.

Not such a happy day for City Bank New York today in 1831 when it became the first victim of a bank robbery. The robbers got away with 245,000$ which I guess was quite a big haul in those days.

And, coming up to Easter shortly, it’s probably worthy of mention that today in 1994 the world’s biggest omelette was made with 160,000 eggs in Yokohama, Japan. Now Nomanda quite likes a nice omelette but I’m not sure I could eat a whole one of these! The yokes are endless!

Today’s first birthday celebrity in the famous Scottish explorer David Livingstone (1813 – 1873). He spent years wandering around Africa searching for the source of the Nile which sadly he didn’t find. He did however find the “Victoria Falls”, and was found by Stanley who greeted him with the immortal words, “Doctor Livingstone, I presume.” Well spotted, Stanley! I don’t think he got out a lot!

Our next birthday celebrity is Wyatt Earp (1848 – 1929) who lived to the ripe old age of 80 despite his somewhat hazardous occupation!

Our next birthday celebrity is the actress Ursula Andress (1936) whose entrance in the film Dr No must be one of the all time classics!

Our final birthday boy is the hard man Bruce Willis (1955) who I’m sure is a very nice guy once you get to know him!

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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