Sunday, 26 August 2012

The Daily Teaser — 26-08-2012

Well, it’s officially a sad day, it really is.

Especially if you heard last night’s news, about the death of astronaut and test pilot, Neil Armstrong.

I think that’s literally the end of an era: and that we’ll very really won’t see anyone like that again.

I hope that’s not the case, I really do.

I hope that both China and India manage to get space programmes going, I really do.

Personally … ?

Personally, I think humanity needs heroes like Neil Armstrong: and the inspiration he (and others) provided.

Let’s get moving on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and, along with giving Charles Dickens a mention, also bagging 3 out of 5*.

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) 26th August, 1978, saw Cardinal Albino Luciano elected pope: what papal name did he assume … ?
Q2) More to the point, what was the name of the David Yallop book about his death … ?
Q3) 26th August, 1975, saw peace-talks break down: peace talks between the government of Rhodesia, and whom … ?
Q4) 26th April, 2011, saw Boeing’s new plane receive its certification: what plane is that … ?
Q5) 26th August, 1676, saw the birth of Britain’s first Prime Minister: what was his name … ?
Q6) More to the point, what’s the Prime Minister’s formal title … ?
Q7) And finally … 26th August, 1938, saw the birth of drummer, Jet Black: with which English band does he play … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 25th August, 1944, saw the liberation of Paris, during World War 2.   Who led the Free French Forces, during that war … ?
A1) Charles DeGaulle.
Q2) 25th August, 1916, saw the creation of the US National Park Service: what was the first US National Park … ?
A2) Yellowstone National Park.
Q3) 25th August, 1609, saw Galileo Galilei, demonstrate his telescope for the first time.   In which city … ?
A3) Venice.
Q4) 25th August, 1939, saw the UK form a military alliance with which east European country … ?
A4) Poland.
Q5) And finally … 25th August, 2003, saw which city hit by twin car bombs … ?
A5) Bombay: or Mumbai, if you want to be picky …
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with Gloria, performed, of course, by the late Laura Branigan.

And with this quote from Chris Boardman …
“Success on the track in '92 was the springboard for my career as a pro rider.”
Chris Boardman, born 26 August 1968

*        Blimey, bad day, Debbi … ?   Is everything ok … ?


tim said...

1, Pope John Paul I
2, In God's Name
4, Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey
5, Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford
6, First Lord of
7, The Stranglers

Debbi said...

Yeah, things are pretty good, actually. I guess I had an "off" day. :)

I'll endeavor to persevere! Ha!

1. Pope John Paul I
2. In God's Name
3. the African National Council
4. the Boeing 787 Dreamliner (I'm guessing you meant August? I'm also guessing what the answer is -- ha ha ha ...)
5. Robert Walpole
6. First Lord of the Treasury and Minister for the Civil Service
7. The Stranglers