Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 22-6-2016

Now, THAT’S better!

I’ve had a few days off work: today being the last of them.


Well, bar taking back some off milk to the shop where I bought it, I had everything done I need to do … 

Yesterday afternoon.

That meant only one thing.


I had time to catch a movie!

Thank heavens for that!


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with both scoring five out of five.

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

Here they are, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) Which US government department was created, on 22nd June, 1870: the Dept. of Justice, Defense or Homeland Security?
Q2) German troops started their invasion of the Soviet Union: on 22nd June, 1941.   The invasion was called Operation … what?
Q3) Child killer, Marc Dutroux was sentenced: on 22nd June, 2004.   He’d committed his crimes in which European country?
Q4) President Roosevelt signed the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act into law: on 22nd June, 1944.   The act is commonly known as the what bill?
Q5) Finally … who abdicated for the second time: on 22nd June, 1815?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 21st June, 1877, saw ten Irish immigrants — who’d been convicted of murder  — hanged in two different US prisons.   The group were known as what?
A1) The Molly Maguires.
Q2) 21st June, 1945: during World War 2, American troops captured one of the islands of Japan.   Which island?
A2) Okinawa.
Q3) The Battle of Bomarsuund took place: on the 21st June, 1854.   The battle saw the first award’s of which Military medal?
A3) The Victoria Cross.
Q4) The night of 21st June, 1964, saw the murder of three civil rights workers.   By members of which far-right group?
A4) The Ku Klux Klan.   Edgar Ray Killen, the Klansman guilty of the murders, was finally convicted of manslaughter on 21st June, 2005.
Q5) Finally … 21st June, 1963, saw Cardinal Giovanni Montini elected as Pope.   What was his papal name?
A5) Paul 6th.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“The food that memory gives to eat is bitter to the taste, and it is only with the teeth of hope that we can bear to bite it.”
She, Chapter 17, The Balance Turns, H. Rider Haggard, 22 June 1856 – 14 May 1925.
And this song … 

Have a nice day … !

*        My pleasure, Olga!   And you’re right, both Spain and the UK don’t do well in Eurovision.   Still … there’s always next year … 

†        Hang on, LORD Baltimore?   First time I’ve heard of him, Debbi!   (Oh, apparently, he was a baron … )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

OMG! A thing you don't know about England. Heavens! :)

1. Dept. of Justice
2. Barbarossa
3. Belgium
4. the G.I. Bill
5. Napoleon Bonaparte

Don't sweat it, Paul! There's SO many things I don't know, either. :)