Sunday, 8 March 2009

8 March - Historical Events and Special Celebrations

Flower of the Month


Gemstone of the Month: Bloodstone

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!

I guess if you were on the wrong end of the Russian Revolution then maybe 8th March, 1917 in Petrograd was not the place to be if up to that point in time, you had been enjoying a wealthy, noble or royal life.

So, what’s changed in Russia nearly 100 years after the revolution? I have a recent memory of a guy in his early 40’s smiling to himself as he strolled across Red Square dressed in a leather jacket and jeans. He’d just been overwhelmingly elected the next president of Russia taking around 70% of the vote and guess who was smiling alongside him as they made their way no doubt to the best restaurant in town to celebrate? Surprise, surprise, the guy strolling with him was none other that the recently retired president of Russia who was celebrating with his mates his new appointment to the position of Prime Minister of Russia. “Happy Days are here again!

Nomanda likes to play a game of golf and so far has not joined that elite group of golfers who have scored a hole-in-one. The fact that 6 year old Tommy Moore scored a hole-in-one on this day in 1968 makes me think that I should give up trying!

Paul McCartney
will not have happy memories of 8th March 1973 when he was fined for growing cannabis. On second thought maybe he was happy, flying high!

One place where they were definitely flying high just one year later on 8th March 1974 was at the Charles de Gaulle airport, Paris which was opened on that day. Great man Charles de Gaulle, fought most of WWII from the comfort of his English residence (no doubt paid for by the British tax payer), and returned back to France victorious after the Allies had done the business for him. The grateful French elected him President for his efforts!

Our first birthday celebrity today in Ralph Ellis (1942) from the group the Swinging Blue Jeans and I hope he’ll have a great “Hippy Hippy Shake” at his birthday bash!

The singer Cheryl Baker (1964) from the group Bucks Fizz is our next birthday guest. I wonder if they’ll make their mind up whether they’ll be drinking the bubbly stuff with orange juice or whether they’ll stick to spritzers!

Another Cheryl, this one Cheryl James (1964) likes a more savoury taste with her group Salt-N-Pepa! Here is one of Nomanda’s favourites!

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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