Saturday, 21 March 2009

21 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!

It was on this day in 1804 that France adopted their new legal framework and called it the “Napoleonic Code” after its illustrious author. It still survives and if you ever have the need to call upon it make sure you’ve got all your evidence in writing and in triplicate! Its influence has been significant throughout most of Continental Europe and all the lawyers love it!

It was on this day in 1843 that the ill informed and no doubt well meaning Preacher William Miller of Massachusetts predicted that the world would end on this day. Well, happily for Nomanda and everyone else, he got it wrong and probably felt very silly when he woke up the next day! I guess we all have those days when with hindsight it would have been better to have said nothing!

This day has been a good one for the Beatles who made their first appearance at the Cavern Club on this day in 1961 and just three years later on this day in 1964 their single “She Loves You” went to the #1 spot and stayed their for 2 weeks. Yeah Yeah Yeah!

Not such a good day for the star of the TV series “Dallas” as JR went and got shot on this day in 1980. It would all turn out all right in the end, but the writers would keep the world in suspense for ages!

Today first celebrity is Dirk D Frimout (1941) who has the distinction of being the first Belgian cosmonaut. Who said there aren’t any famous Belgians?

Our next birthday boy is Timothy Dalton (1946) who played James Bond in “The Living Daylights”. I still think that Sean Connery is the real James Bond!

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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