Sunday, 26 April 2009

26 April - Historical Events and Special Celebrations

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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!

Royal weddings, films, musicals and waxworks all feature in today’s day in history.

One Italian composer who decided to chose this day in 1855 to leave his homeland and travel west to France was the famous composer, Rossini (1792 – 1869). Nomanda’s favourite work of his is his “William Tell” overture closely followed by the “Barber of Seville”.

It was on this day in 1923 that the late Queen Mother married the Duke of York at Westminster Abbey in London. It’s amazing that this was the first royal wedding to be celebrated there since 1383. I wonder why. Thankfully it is now the place of choice.

Opening in London on this day in 1928 was Madame Tussaud’s waxwork exhibition and it has been a “must see” tourist attraction ever since. Did Joey visit it on his visit to London?

It was on this day in 1962 that the spacecraft Ranger 4 crash landed on the “backside” of the moon. I bet that hurt! The craft was designed to transmit pictures of the moon’s surface back to earth, but evidently it didn’t work out. However, as it crashed on the “backside” of the moon, who knows what happened as I guess that’s the side that can’t be seen. Maybe it just went on going and got lost.

The premiere of Dr Zhivago took place in London on this day in 1966. Still a classic movie. And it was on this day in 1986 that the multi talented Michael Crawford gave his last performance in “Barnum”. Phamtomastic performer!

One of our all time favourites would have been celebrating his birthday today, William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616). Did a lot in not too long a lifetime.

Shaking of a different kind would be measured by our next birthday boy, Charles Richter (1900 – 1985).

And shaking her stuff in another way our final birthday wishes today go to Claudine Auger (1942). As well as being Miss France in 1958 she is remembered for her performance opposite our favourite James Bond actor, Sean Connery, as “Domino” in “Thunderball”. Characterised as being nor too lucky picking her boy friend, the baddie Emile Largo, we are delighted that she hooked up with James in the end.

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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