Wednesday, 30 January 2013

The Daily Teaser — 30-1-2013

Busy, busy, busy.

Well … 

Busyish: at least, that’s how today looks at the moment.

I’ve got to sign on at the local job centre: that’s at two thirty.

Oh … and do at least three posts.

Which is on top of my usual job-hunting.

I’d better get a move on, hadn’t I … ?

Here we go … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbiº putting in her answers: along with writing up her own Teaser*, also managed to bag 6 out of 6.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s Teaser, shall we?

Here it is, along with the ‘How To’, License and video … 

Q1) 30th January saw the assassination of Mohandas K. Gandhi: in which year … ?
Q2) More to the point, by an extremist of which religion … ?
Q3) 30th January, 1965, saw which World War Two leader receive a state funeral … ?
Q4) In which year was that leader named as ‘the Greatest Briton’ by a BBC survey … ?
Q5) 30th January, 1972, saw 13 people killed in the ‘Bloody Sunday’ protests: in which Northern Irish city … ?
Q6) And finally … 30th January, 1969, saw the last performance by which band … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 29th January saw the first publication of Poe’s The Raven.   In which New York newspaper … ?   
Q2) More to the point, in which year was this … ?   
A2) 1845.
Q3) 29th January, 1856, saw Queen Victoria institute the Victoria Cross.   It’s usually announced in the London Gazette: with one exception.   Whom … ?   
A3) The American Unknown Soldier, in 1921.
Q4) During World War 1, 29th January, 1916, saw Paris bombed by what kind of German aircraft … ?   
A4) Zeppelins.
Q5) 29th January. 1976, saw the West End of London bombed by which terrorist group … ?   
A5) The IRA.
Q6) And finally … 29th January, 1819, saw Sir Stamford Raffles land on which island … ?   
A6) Singapore.
We’ll mark the Great Soul’s death with this quote …
“A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.”
Mohandas K. Gandhi 2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948
And with a tune from birthday boy, Phil Collins … 

*        Ohh … ! I think I’ll be having a look at that, later, Debbi!   Although I doubt I’ll match you scores, here … !

º        On a more SERIOUS note … ?   I’m going to have to look up that other post: it sounds rather good … !   (You know, I’m blowed if I can remember where I read it, but BBC America were supposed to be doing something for the 50th anniversary.   I’ll try and Tweet/FB it to you, if I can dig it up … !)

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