Tuesday, 10 July 2012

The Daily Teaser — 10-07-2012

Oh, LORDY, what a day THAT was … !

Yesterday, that is: I managed to get up late, lose a payment card, FIND the card, go shopping, forget to get margarine, then go back to a supermarket in town to buy some.

And then realise, once I’d got home, that I’d forgotten toilet roll … !

And had to tramp out again, to get some.

I think we can safely say that either I was having a bad day.

Or it was Monday.

Hmmm … 

Now I come to think of it … 


Yesterday’s Teaser was a quiet one, with no-one putting in their answers: can’t blame Debbi, there, it WAS her birthday … !

So let’s see who we can persuade to try today’s questions, shall we?   Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video … 

Q1) 10th July, 138 AD saw the death of which Roman Emperor … ?
Q2) More to the point, neither of the British towns at the ends of that emperor’s Wall … ?
Q3) 10th July, 1942, saw the Netherlands establish diplomatic relations … with where … ?
Q4) July 10th, 1938, saw who fly around the world in a world-record 91 hours … ?
Q5) July 10th, 2011, saw the publication of the last edition of the News of the World.   What was it’s last front-page headline … ?
Q6) And finally … 10th July, 1940, saw the start of the Battle of Britain, the bombing of the UK by the German Airforce.   What was the then name of the German Airforce … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 9th July, 1900, saw Queen Victoria give sign the law that turned one group of British colonies into which Commonwealth country … ?
A1) Australia.
Q2) While we’re in this sort of territory … 9th July, 2011, saw which country secede from Sudan … ?
A2) South Sudan.
Q3) 9th July, 1943, saw Allied forces begin an amphibious invasion of which Mediterranean island … ?
A3) Sicily.
Q4) 9th July, 1973, saw which Caribbean nation spend its last day as a British colony … ?
A4) The Bahamas.
Q5) And finally … 9th July, 1877, saw the start of which tennis championships … ?
A5) Wimbledon.
Enjoy those, everyone.

As today’s the birthday of the late bluesman, Blind Boy Fuller, let’s get retro … 

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