Tuesday, 14 April 2009

14 April - Historical Events and Special Celebrations

Flower of the Month

Sweet Pea

Gemstone of the Month: Diamond

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!

So the Masters is over and the happy winner of the title in 2009 is Angel Cabrera.

Other golfing legends that have had their hands on the trophy and the green jackets on their backs over the years on this day are Gary Player (1974), Bernard Langer (1985), Ian Woosnam (1991) and Nick Faldo (1996). All in all a very happy day for the European contenders!

Today also saw the publication of two famous works of fiction from two quite different authors. It was on this day in 1859 that Charles Dickens published “A Tale of Two Cities”, and 80 years later on this day in 1939 John Steinbeck published his novel “The Grapes of Wrath”. Two outstanding classics!

In a case of now you see it and now you don’t, it was on this day in 1948 that a flash of light was observed coming from the Plato crater on the moon. Nomanda is not one to speculate what it may or may not have been but I can imagine the conversation.

Did you see that?” (Man watching through the telescope)
No, what?” (Man not watching through the telescope)
That flash of light.
“No, what flash of light?
There was definitely a flash of light coming from that crater, the Pluto crater? What do you think it was?
Dunno. I didn’t see it.

And so on!

It was a case of sour grapes on this day in 1963 when George Harrison declared himself to be “unimpressed” with the up and coming group “The Rolling Stones”.
Well, Georges, you were wrong then and you’re wrong now because they’re still at it and still rocking!

Birthday wishes today go to Julie Christie (1941) best remembered for her performances in “Doctor Zhivago” and “Far from the Madding Crowd”. Great films!

And sharing the sharing the birthday honours with Julie today is Derek Leckenby (1945 – 1994) rocker and actor, founder of “Herman’s Hermits”, and famous for “I’m Henry VIII, I am” and “Mrs Brown, you’ve got a lovely daughter”. Sadly missed.

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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