Friday, 22 May 2009

22 may - 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!

If you have just arrived in a major city, booked into a skyscraper hotel and are cleaning your teeth then it’s only fitting to give thanks to the people who made all that possible on this day!

You probably arrived by plane so a tribute to the Wright Brothers who patented the aeroplane on this day in 1906 is appropriate.

The patent for the skyscraper hotel you are brushing your teeth in was taken out by Dr. Washington Sheffield on this day in 1892. And believe it or not the tube you are squeezing your toothpaste from was patented on this day in 1888 by Leroy Buffington. Don’t swallow the paste, please, as it can be hazardous. Do they put that on the tubes? I’ll have to check it out!

Now you’ve got yourself all refreshed and ready to go out, what about a nice rattlesnake lunch? This delicacy is brought to you courtesy of this day in 1931 when canned rattlesnake meat first went on sale in Florida. As one expert once said, “Rattlesnake meat tastes about the same as chicken.” What he forgot to mention is that they are a lot more difficult to catch!

Having tucked into your delicious rattlesnake meal and are lost for words to describe it what about “Super-cali-fragil-istic-expi-ali-docious” the record that hit #6 on this day in 1965.

The Beatles
did better on the same day in 1965 with their hit “Ticket to Ride” going to #1 in the charts. So much better than rattlesnake meat!

It was a sad day today in 1977 for all lovers of luxury and style, and mystery and suspense on trains, when the last “Orient Express” made its final scheduled run from Paris to Istanbul. The service had been running for 94 years. Those readers with pots of money will be pleased to know that various shortened journeys are still available. Prices range from ridiculous to ludicrous!

Birthday tributes today start with Sir Lawrence Olivier (1907 – 1989). The list of his Shakespearean characters played, and the number of films he has made is positively endless. He is generally regarded as being the greatest actor of the 20th century and we are unanimous in this!

Another outstanding performer, this time the Frenchman Charles Aznavour (1924) was born on this day. Making his last tour just two years ago in 2006 he has sold over 100 million records, composed 1,000 songs and appeared in 60 films. “She” is one of our favourites.

Kenny Ball (1931) was born on this day. If you like jazz you will probably know “Midnight in Moscow” performed by “Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen”. Well worth a listen!

The football player George Best (1946 – 2005) was born on this day. His sparking performances for Manchester United and Ireland are legendary.

Pretty, but not too nice, Naomi Campbell (1970) was born on this day. She is the Supermodel with the Super tantrum!

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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