I’m at work again, today.
Something I can’t complain about: although I’ll have to make sure I put some leave forms in.
There’s no trains service on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. So if I want to salvage some sort of pay out of the day, I need to try and get those forms in.
That’s not what’s worrying me.
What’s worrying me is Storm Angus: the first named storm of the winter.
I don’t think this part of Essex is suffering too badly …
But I have just looked out of my window, quickly.
I’m going to get wet, walking to Brentwood Station …
But let’s move on, shall we?
Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring six out of six in the process.
Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?
Q1) 20th November, 1925, saw the birth of US senator, Robert F. Kennedy. What was the highest federal government post he served in?
Q2) Version 1.0 of Microsoft Windows was introduced: on 20th November, 1985. Microsoft stopped supporting Windows 1.0: in which year?
Q3) The Nuremberg Trials began: on 20th November, 1945. How many Judges were there on the Tribunal?
Q4) Princess Elizabeth — the UK’s current Queen — married Lieutenant Phillip Mountbatten: on 20th November, 1947. Prince Phillip — as he now is — is also the Duke of where?
Q5) Finally … Mega Channel began broadcasts: on 20th November, 1989. The channel was the first privately owned TV station: in which country?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) The first Arab leader to visit Israel, did so on the 19th November, 1977. Who was he?
Q2) More to the point, that leader was President of where?A2) Egypt.
Q3) Poland’s largest University was established: on 19th November, 1816. That institute is the University of which city?A3) Warsaw.
Q4) TVB began broadcasting: on 19th November, 1967. Broadcasting, where: Macau, Hong Kong or Malaysia?A4) Hong Kong.
Q5) The Malice at the Palace took place on 169th November, 2004: at a game between the Detroit Pistons and the Indiana Pacers. The Malice was a notorious brawl: at a game of what?A5) Basketball.
Q6) Finally … Charles 1st of England was born: on 19th November, 1600. He was executed for treason in which year: 1648, 1649 or 1650?A6) 1649.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Rattlesnake is, in fact, just like chicken, only tougher.”Alistair Cooke, 20 November 1908 – 30 March 2004.
And this song …
Enjoy your day.
* It gets complicated, Debbi: there’s a queue, a line in US English. There’s a cue: a long stick used for playing table games like Pool and Snooker. THEN there’s Q†, the James Bond character, and Qu, the Terry Pratchett character named after him. There’s possibly a few more … !
† Q wouldn’t be Q, if he didn’t tell 007 to bring things back in one piece …