Thursday, 2 April 2009

2 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!

Today’s place in history should be called the “if at first you don’t succeed day” as for one country at least, the USSR, they tried and tried again until they got it right!

Not deterred by the 8,500 kilometre “miss” by Luna 4 (1963) on its journey to the moon, or even disturbed by the Zond 1 (1964) on its trip to Venus of which nothing has been heard of since, they eventually managed to get Luna 10 to be the first spacecraft to orbit the moon in 1966! All these events happened on this very same day on each successive year.

Had these events happened a few years earlier I’m sure the “King” would have changed the first line of his well known song to “Return to Zonda”!

Where would the world be without “Velcro”? Well it was on this day in 1978 that it was launched to the world and things have been stuck together ever since.

In an historical case of "Whoops, I wish we hadn’t done" that Argentina decided that today in 1982 was a good day to seize the Falkland Islands. Good old Margaret was to have something to say about that one!

First up for birthday honours today is Casanova (1725 – 1798) the writer and glamour boy of the eighteenth century.

Better by far for me is Hans Christian Anderson (1805 – 1875), the prolific Danish author of over 150 children’s fairy stories. I wonder how many Carlsberg’s he got through doing all that writing, thirsty work!

The famous actor, Alec Guinness (1914 – 2000) renowned for his character with the slightly misplaced sense of duty in “Bridge on the River Kwai” was also born on this day.

One of our favourite actresses, Penelope Keith, (1940) the stuck up character in “The Good Life” will probably invite her less fortunate neighbours around for a glass or two of bubbly at her birthday bash today!.

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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