Tuesday, 19 June 2012

The Daily Teaser — 19-6-2012

Hmmm … 

Now, I’ve got to admit, I’ve caught the news of the death of cricketer, Tom Maynard, just recently.

And while I hate to sound harsh … but going by the news reports, it sounds like he was caught speeding.

And tried doing a runner.

And that’s had tragic results.

You have to wonder why he tried running: except we can possibly guess — and had he survived, he probably would have confirmed— that he wanted to avoid a fine and being embarrassed in the tabloids.

Instead, of course … 

Well … 

Let’s get moving on, shall we … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and, along with admitting one blog had an RSS feed, with the over not*, she also bagged 7 out of 7.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?   Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, license and video … 

Q1) 19th June, 1865, saw slaves in Galveston, Texas, informed of the Emancipation Proclamation, two years after it was made.   How is this celebrated amongst Afro-Americans … ?
Q2) 19th June, 1910, saw the first celebrations of Fathers Day: in which US state … ?
Q3) 19th June, 1982, saw the body of Roberto Calvi — banker to the Vatican — being found hanged under a London bridge: which bridge … ?
Q4) More to the point, what was Roberto Calvi’s nickname … ?
Q5) 19th June, 1970, saw Edward Heath’s party win the UK General Election: which party did he lead … ?
Q6) And finally … 19th June, 1975, saw Lord Lucan officially declared guilty of murder, by an Inquest Jury.   In which year was he officially declared dead … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 18th June, 1812 — 200 years ago, today — saw the USA declare war on which country … ?
A1) The UK.
Q2) 3 years later, 18th June, 1815, saw the defeat of Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo: who led the British forces … ?
A2) Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington.
Q3) More to the point, what was that leader’s nickname, when named as British Prime Minister … ?
A3) The Iron Duke.
Q4) Moving on … 18th June, 1940, saw who make a famous appeal to Free French Forces … ?
A4) General Charles de Gaulle.   (His more famous broadcast was some four days later.)
Q5) More to the point, 18th June 1940 saw an equally famous speech delivered by whom … ?
A5) Sir Winston Churchill.
Q6) 18th June, 1983, saw 10 women hanged in Iran because of their faith.   Which religion did they belong to: Sunni Islam, Baha’i or Judaism … ?
A6) The Bahá’í religion.
Q7) And finally … 18th June, 1429, saw English forces defeated by those of France: who led the French forces … ?
A7) Joan of Arc.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll leave you with Roi Des Sylphes, co-written by François Rebel (19 June 1701 – 7 November 1775).

*        Oh, right, I’ll have to have another look, there, Debbi.   But I know what you mean about the design Look and Feel: it’s sort of why I happen to like what I’ve picked for this one.   Curious bit is, someone I knew, once, a long time ago, was dyslexic: and always said that white on black web/computer text was so much easier to read … !   (One ex-girlfriend was also dyslexic, and agreed with that: she put it down to the consistency of fonts combined with the light put out by the average monitor.)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

That is interesting. I like the look of your blog. I was just talking to some people today about how I happened to find it, and the whole story about the book donation, etc. They thought that was great. My travel agent suggested I take a few copies of my book and donate them to libraries in Ireland and Scotland. I think I may do that. Books are heavy, but a few copies will fit. Hopefully. We'll see. :)

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2. Washington
3. Blackfriars Bridge
4. God's banker
5. the Conservative Party
6. 1999