Saturday, 11 April 2009

11 April - Historical Events and Special Celebrations

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Flower of the Month: Sweet Pea

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 happy chappie on this day in 1814 was Napoleon Bonaparte despite the fact that he had been persuaded to abdicate by the Allies. He was looking on the bright side because, although he was being sent off in exile to Elba, he was allowed to take with him 1,000 men, his “household staff” and was even given the title ”Emperor of Elba”.
Not a bad deal for someone who has just had his bottom spanked! Anyway it wasn’t going to last as he got fed up with life on Elba and left 9 months later to start the 100 day campaign.

Celebrating this day in 1900 was the US Navy who had just launched their first submarine. I wonder if it was a yellow one.

Beyond my brain power but he was up for it at the time, Albert Einstein chose this day in 1906 to baffle the world with his Theory of Relativity. I still don’t get it!

In a stroke of imagination that was to be copied by tax raisers the world over ever since, the state of Iowa introduced the first tax on cigarettes on this day in 1921. Cough your hearts out, smokers!

One of Europe’s best loved and longest ruling monarchs, Prince Rainier III of Monaco, took to the throne on this day in 1951. His marriage to Grace Kelly guaranteed him a place in the memories of Americans who otherwise would probably have never heard of him!

The well loved golfer, Jack Nicklaus, liked this day as he won consecutive Maters titles on this day in 1965 (271 strokes) and 1966 (288 strokes). Seve Ballesteros was to go on and win his Master’s title on this day in 1983 (280 strokes). Good day for golfers, then!

For those golfers who have played on what can only be described as “Mickey Mouse” courses, don’t get too upset, as it was on this day in 1992 that Euro Disney opened just outside of Paris. Why they choose to build it there has always been a mystery to me unless the management really thought their visitors enjoyed walking around in the rain. Cue for Ginger!

Today’s birthday greetings go to Adriano Olivetti (1901 – 1960). He deserves a special mention as without his inventive skills and manufacturing capacity Nomanda may not be here at all!

The Smurf song singer (bit of a mouthful that!), Pierre Cartner gets our birthday wishes today (1935). And our birthday girl today is Lisa Stansfield (1965). We’ll go “All Around the World” to wish you Happy Birthday, Lisa!

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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