Tuesday, 21 April 2009

21 April - Historical Events and Special Celebrations

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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!

Today has been a happy day in history for pop stars and royalty.

First up today celebrating his regal seat on the throne of England on this day in 1509 was our old friend Henry VIII. Darker days were to come but on this day at least I’m sure he had a good time and celebrated in style!

Another “King”, Elvis Presley, had a happy day today in 1956 as it was on this day that he had had his first number 1 hit record with “Heartbreak Hotel”. If you want to look it up the address is Lonely Street, Anytown. Great hit, but not one of the “King’s” happiest songs.

The “Rolling Stones” and the “Beatles” were on a happier note when on this day in 1967 they met up for the first time. They hadn’t been giving each other the best of press comments up to this point in time but I’d like to think that they kissed and made up on their first meeting. Bill Wyman of the “Rolling Stones” was kissing on this day in 1993 when he married Suzanne Accosta. A great bash on the French Riviera.

Not quite royalty, but as close as you could get to it in the USSR at this time, it was on this day in 1967 that Joseph Stalin’s daughter decided she’d had enough of life in Russia and defected to the USA. No more queuing for bread and welcomed with open arms! “Sorry Dad!

When it comes to live TV it’s best to be prepared for anything and one person who wasn’t on this day in 1986 was presenter Geraldo Rivera. It was on this day in 1986 that he opened Al Capone’s vault and revealed to the expectant public ………. Absolutely nothing!

Being “beamed up” for the last time on this day in 1997 were the ashes of Gene Roddenberry the creator of the “Star Trek” series. Sad to report that he had to travel coach class on his final mission as apparently there were the ashes of another 24 on the same trip!

Royal birthday greeting today go to Catherine the Great of Russia (1729 – 1796) and a couple of hundred years later our very own Queen Elizabeth II (1926) and still going strong. Happy Birthday, Ma’am!

Sharing this day as their birthdays are Anthony Quinn (1915- 2001) best known for his performance in “Zorba the Greek”, and Charlotte Bronte (1816 – 1855), the eldest of the three Bronte sisters and best known for her classic English novel, “Jane Eyre”.

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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