Monday, 23 March 2009

23 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!



One of the most forgettable events that occurred on this day in 1901 was that Dame Ellie Melba revealed to the world the secret of the famous toast that takes her name. And I always though that she’d just stuck it under the grill and forgot about it! What do I know about cooking!



In an almighty attempt at reconciliation it was on this day in 1966 that the first official meeting of the Anglican and Catholic Church took place for, wait for it, 400 years! As they say “To forgive is Divine”!



Confusing the fruit buying public on this day in 1923 Frank Silver and Irving Conn released their song “Yes, We Have No Bananas”! Many have sung the song since but few better than the Banana Airline version! Look out for the banana eating ape!




In an attempt to stop the world going bananas the first telephone was installed in the White House on this day in 1929. Doesn’t seem to have made a great deal of difference!





Until the new telephone was installed I guess that the White House got all its important messages by pigeon post so it was a sad day for the intrepid pigeons when the US Army decided on this day in 1957 to sell off the last of their homing pigeons. Recipe for pigeon pie follows shortly!



Our first birthday celebrity today in Chaka Khan (1953) whose “I’m Every Woman” is one of her best known songs. She may not be every woman but there certainly is a lot of her!




Our next birthday guest is Marti Pellow (1966) from the group Wet Wet Wet. Here is one of Nomanda’s favourites!






Our final birthday boy today is Mike (Athers) Atherton (1968) a batting stalwart for Lancashire and captain of the English Cricket team. He now does a great job as a commentator on the game and is often seen handing over trophies!




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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