Friday, 6 March 2009

6 March - Historical Events and Special Celebrations

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Gemstone of the Month: Bloodstone

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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!

There are a couple of household names that celebrate their anniversaries on 6th March. In 1899 the common “Aspirin” was patented by Felix Hoffman and no self respecting bathroom cabinet has been without a packet of them ever since! And bringing relief to millions of housewives “Captain” Clarence Birdseye developed a method for fast freezing food on this day in 1930. We all have it so easy these days! If you’ve got a headache reach for the packet of asprins, and if you can’t be bothered to cook a meal reach for one of the “Captain’s” products from the freezer!

Two celebrities underwent a name change on this day in 1964. Elizabeth Taylor changed her name from Mrs Fisher when she divorced her 4th husband. And Cassius Clay changed his name to Muhammad Ali when he changed religion! Which one is the floating butterfly and which one is the stinging bee?

Omitting the second “e” the Beatles released their record “Let it Be” on this day in 1970!

One unlucky un-named Italian lost his shirt and $1,920,000 on the roulette tables at Monte Carlo on this day in 1974 and I’m pretty sure that if he’d just had one more go he could have won it all back! When will they ever learn?

Another two celebrities were celebrating different performances on this day in 1985. Yul Brynner was appearing in his 4,500th performance of the “King and I” and here is one of Nomanda’s favourites from the musical!

Whilst Yul was dancing and singing his way around his performance, Mike Tyson was knocking out Hector Mercedes in the first round of his first professional fight! No dancing but lots of stinging! It was the first of many KO’s in his career!

Just as Hector was defeated a few years earlier it was on this day in 1991 that the then President Bush told Congress that “Aggression is defeated. The war is over”. He would not be the only Bush to get things wrong and a few years later his son carried on the good work in Iraq and the troops are still there today!

Our first birthday celebrity today is the painter and sculptor Michelangelo (1475 – 1564). He spent most of his time in what could be called the “Hector position” when painting the Sistine Chapel! One of the greatest artists of all times!

The vicar who had to get special dispensation to play cricket on Sundays, David Sheppard (1929 – 2005) is our next birthday celebrity. He was a prodigious run scorer for Cambridge and also for his country playing in 22 Test Matches.

Sharing the same birthday on this day in 1947 is the English singer Kiki Dee whose duet with Elton JohnDon’t Go Breaking My Heart” is one of her best! The other celebrity is from the athletic field, Dick Fosbury, the first guy to do the high jump backwards and don’t go breaking your back, Dick! Where would today’s high jumpers be if it wasn’t for the “Fosbury Flop”?

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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