Friday, 20 March 2009

20 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!

Celebrating his release from the Tower of London on this day in 1616 was none other that Sir Walter Raleigh. Happy day indeed! It was a double celebration because this was the second time he’d got out of the Tower. On the previous occasion (1592) he had been imprisoned (along with his wife) by Elizabeth I on account of her learning of his marriage to one of her ladies in waiting whilst all the time he was leading her Highness up the garden path, so to speak. This time it was Elizabeth’s successor, James VI of Scotland, who relented and the thankful Raleigh set of to find “El Dorado” and bring the King back some gold. Not blessed with a lot of good fortune on his voyage, the luckless Raleigh didn’t find any gold and on his way back home, contrary to the King’s instructions, he attacked the Spanish fleet. This lack of judgement was dealt with by his execution in 1618. They didn’t mess about in the “old days”!

It was a special day on this day in 1816 when Napoleon entered Paris after his escape from Elba. Not the last man in history to escape from a prison island! However as Napoleon was the only prisoner on Elba I think the guards were definitely to blame in this case. Do you know the Napoleon palindrome?

Able was I ere I saw Elba”!

A happy and special day for John Lennon and Yoko Ono who were married in Gibraltar on this day in 1969.

Today’s birthday wishes go to John de Lancie (1948) famous for his appearance as “Q” in three Star Trek series. He also managed to get his sons in on the act as, well I suppose, little “q’s”!

Our next birthday celebrity is Guy Perry (1951) from the group Motels and I hope all the guests turn up otherwise we’ll all be in for another dose of “Only the Lonely”!

Last up for birthday greetings is Richard Drummie (1959) from the pop duo Go West. If you are at his birthday bash don’t fall for the old trick of “Your flies are undone” as it will just be an excuse to burst into their song “Don’t Look Down”! Nomanda prefers their song “Call Me”!

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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