Wednesday, 12 March 2014

The Daily Teaser — 12-3-2014

It’s — sort of — a rush, again.

But, gently playing in the background … ?

I’ve a documentary I managed to record, last night, about Wolrd War 1.

This episode … ?

This episode covers what had to be the maddest battle of the war: Gallipoli … 

Which was a nasty piece of work, it has to be said.   One that seriously damaged Churchill’s reputation … 

And both ANZAC and Turkish troop, and their families, and descendants, have never really forgotten.


But let’s move on … 

Yesterday’s teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and bagging five out of five.

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


Q1) 12th March, 1938, saw German troops occupy Austria: in what the Nazi regime called the what … ?
Q2) More to the point, the German word for what happened meant what: annexation, conquest or invasion … ?
Q3) 12th March, 2009, saw which financier’s bail revoked, after he pled guilty to fraud charges … ?
Q4) Prime Minister Zoran Đinđić (pronounced gin-DITCH) was assassinated on 12th March, 2003: in Belgrade.   Where was he Prime Minister of … ?
Q5) 12th March, 1622, saw the canonization of Francis Xavier and Ignatius of Loyola.   Which Roman Catholic order did they co-found … ?
Q6) Finally … 12th March, 1881, saw Andrew Watson made his debut: both as an international football player, and Britain’s first black international.   For which of the UK’s national sides did he play … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …

Q1) 11th March, 1708, saw the Royal Assent withheld from the Scottish Militia Bill, 1708: this being the last time a British monarch withheld Assent.   Which monarch was it … ?
Q2) 11th March, 1985, saw Mikhail Gorbachev named as leader of the Soviet Union.   Who had he replaced … ?
Q3) 11th March, 1955, saw the death of Sir Alexander Fleming, the man who discovered penicillin.   What is penicillin: an anti-inflammatory, an antibiotic or an antiviral?
Q4) 3 years later, 11th March, 1958, saw the death of Ole Kirk Christiansen: who founded which well known Danish toy company … ?
Q5) Finally … 11th March, 1918, saw the Queens area of New York hit by which pandemic disease … ?
Given today saw the death, last year, of Iron Maiden founder member, and original drummer, Clive Burr, I’ll leave you with Gangland, one of the few songs written by the man … 

And, in one of those rare doubles, I’ll leave you with this thought from Steve Harris: one of the band’s other remaining original members, whose birthday it is …
“It’s very difficult for us to get across to new people because we don’t get played on the radio hardly at all.”
Steve Harris, born 12th March, 1956.
Have a good day.

*        Oh, Debbi, did I tell you about the course I was doing … ?   It’s … helpful … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

That's excellent! :)

1. Anschluss
2. annexation
3. Bernie Madoff
4. Serbia
5. the Society of Jesus
6. Queen's Park F.C.

Nice tune, BTW!