Saturday, 4 April 2015

The Daily Teaser — 4-4-2015: The Death Of Dr King

Wouldn’t you know it … ?

I’ve managed to get myself up and out of bed.   AND necked my first cuppa of the day: after, obviously, doing my teeth, and the other basic necessities.

Reminding myself that I was going to tell you that yesterday saw me posing for a local photographer, in an effort to highlight the fact my gas meter’s in an awkward place.

The story get’s published on Wednesday, if all goes well.

 Then … ?   Then … ?

Well, then, stumbling through my bedroom in the wake of my alarm going off, THEN, I get an earworm crawling through my head.

Rihanna’s Pon de Replay, if you must know.

There’s nothing else for it: but turning the music up … 


But let’s get a move on, shall we?   Now Ms Fenty’s done her thing … 

Yesterday’s Teaser saw newcomer, Michelle*, and regular, Debbi†, putting in their answers: Debbi winning the day with six out of six, and Michelle scoring four.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s themed questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video

Q1) 4th April saw the assassination of civil rights leader, Dr Martin Luther King.   In which year of the 1960s?
Q2) Dr King was in which city, when he was killed?
Q3) He was in the city, to back a strike — and protest — by whom: cleaners, sanitation workers or policemen?
Q4) Which noted African American minister was with him, that day?
Q5) How old was Dr King, at the time of his death?
Q6) The man who killed him was given a ninety-nine year sentence.   What was his name?
Q7) The Senator for New York made made a brief speech in Indianopolis, that night, generally credited with preventing riots as a result of Dr King’s death.   Who was that Senator?
Q8) The (then) US president phoned Dr King’s wife with messages of sympathy: who was/is Dr King’s wife/widow?
Q9) More to the point, who was that president?
Q10) Finally … Dr King’s tomb is in which Georgia city?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 3rd April, 981, saw the release of the Osbourne 1: the world’s first portable computer.   Modern mobile computers are usually referred as what: desktops, laptops or bottletops?
A1) Laptops.
Q2) 3rd April, 1954, was the date of the 100th Boat Race: between Oxford and Cambridge.   Which university won?
A2) Oxford.
Q3) 3rd April, 2000, saw a US judge announce against Microsoft, in an antitrust case.   The judge ruled that the company was behaving as a what: monopoly, political lobbyist or racketeer?
A3) A corporate monopoly.   (There’s An argument the company has acted as all three …)
Q4) The case hinged — in part — on their bundling their web-browser with their range of operating systems.   What WAS that browser?
Q5) 3rd April, 1943, saw the death of actor, Conrad Veidt.   His appearance — in 1928 film, The Man Who Laughs — provided the inspiration for which Batman character?
A5) The Joker.
Q6) Finally … 3rd April, 1975, saw Anatoly Karpov became World Chess Champion: after his opponent refused to play.   Who was that opponent?
I’ll leave you with this quote …
“Trouble is in the land. Confusion all around. That’s a strange statement. But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough, can you see the stars.”

Dr Martin Luther King.
And this video … 

Have a good Easter Saturday … 

*        Welcome aboard, Michelle!   I’m hope you enjoyed those, and will be back to have another try!   (Four out of six is rather a good score, for a first time!)

†        I was a LITTLE worried, Debbi: the place is a mess!   (I’m going to have to use a chisel on my floors, I know that … !!)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Fear not! Looked good to me, but then I'm the Queen of Sloppy! :)

Love the MLK video.

1. 1968
2. Memphis
3. sanitation workers
4. Ralph David Abernathy, Sr.
5. 39
6. James Earl Ray
7. Robert F. Kennedy
8. Coretta Scott King
9. Lyndon Baines Johnson
10. Atlanta