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dave.m

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Friday Quiz... It happened in September
« on: September 28, 2007, 12:48:18 AM »

September Quiz.
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It happened in September….
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1) On September 1st 1939 Germany bombed which city at 6am?
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2) On the above date, for the first time in history, the king went to Downing Street instead of the PM going to the Palace because the PM needed to stay by the phone. (No mobile in them days, son). Who was the Prime Minister?
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3) On 17th September 1961, Vanessa Redgrave and playwright John Osborne were amongst 830 people arrested for doing what?
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4) September 18th 1948 saw 7,000 tons of supplies and petrol airlifted into where?
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5) In September 1981 what did France abolish?
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6) In this month 1875, the creator of Tarzan was born. He never visited Africa, but what was is name?
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7) On 22nd September 1972 who gave 8,000 Asians 48 hours to leave which country? (2 Answers)
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8/ September 1955 saw the start of commercial television in Britain. What was the first advert for?
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9) In September 1991 Bryan Adams made pop history when a record of his stayed at No.1 for how many weeks? And What was the record? (2 Answers)
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10) On September 22nd 1989 an IRA bomb attack killed 10 and injured over 30 in Kent. What was the establishment that was targeted?
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11) It is now the oldest of the Classic Horse Races and was run for the first time on September 24th 1776. Name the race.
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12) The film ‘The Robe’ had its US premier in September 1953. What made it the first of its kind?
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13) The first nuclear powered submarine entered service in 1960. Can you name it?
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14) September 25th, Chelsea F.C., and two ‘Harolds’. What is the connection?
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15) Back to shipping, which 80,000 ton liner was launched at John Browns’ Yard in Clydebank on Set. 27th 1938?
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Answers on Sunday.
Good luck All

dave  :graduate:

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Re: Friday Quiz... It happened in September
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2007, 05:57:06 AM »

1) On September 1st 1939 Germany bombed which city at 6am?
Warsaw?
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2) On the above date, for the first time in history, the king went to Downing Street instead of the PM going to the Palace because the PM needed to stay by the phone. (No mobile in them days, son). Who was the Prime Minister?
Neville Chamberlain
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3) On 17th September 1961, Vanessa Redgrave and playwright John Osborne were amongst 830 people arrested for doing what?
No idea
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4) September 18th 1948 saw 7,000 tons of supplies and petrol airlifted into where?
Berlin
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5) In September 1981 what did France abolish?
The guillotine?
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6) In this month 1875, the creator of Tarzan was born. He never visited Africa, but what was is name?
Edgar Rice Burrows
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7) On 22nd September 1972 who gave 8,000 Asians 48 hours to leave which country? (2 Answers)
Idi Amin, Uganda
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8/ September 1955 saw the start of commercial television in Britain. What was the first advert for?
SR toothpaste
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9) In September 1991 Bryan Adams made pop history when a record of his stayed at No.1 for how many weeks? And What was the record? (2 Answers)
Everything I do I do it for you - was it 16 weeks?
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10) On September 22nd 1989 an IRA bomb attack killed 10 and injured over 30 in Kent. What was the establishment that was targeted?
Deal barracks
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11) It is now the oldest of the Classic Horse Races and was run for the first time on September 24th 1776. Name the race.
The St Leger - held at Doncaster, usually between the 8th-15th september
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12) The film ‘The Robe’ had its US premier in September 1953. What made it the first of its kind?
It was the first movie made in 3D
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13) The first nuclear powered submarine entered service in 1960. Can you name it?
Dunno
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14) September 25th, Chelsea F.C., and two ‘Harolds’. What is the connection?
Well King Harold Godwinson won a battle at Stamford Bridge in 1066 against the invading Harold Hardrada, these days Chelsea FC play at Stamford Bridge.
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15) Back to shipping, which 80,000 ton liner was launched at John Browns’ Yard in Clydebank on Set. 27th 1938?
The Queen Elizabeth?
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Re: Friday Quiz... It happened in September
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2007, 08:41:54 AM »


1) On September 1st 1939 Germany bombed which city at 6am?
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I’m sure that’s the day that Germany invaded Poland but no idea of specific bombings; I’ll guess Gdynia as it’s a seaport.
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2) On the above date, for the first time in history, the king went to Downing Street instead of the PM going to the Palace because the PM needed to stay by the phone. (No mobile in them days, son). Who was the Prime Minister?
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Neville Chamberlain
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3) On 17th September 1961, Vanessa Redgrave and playwright John Osborne were amongst 830 people arrested for doing what?
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Guess Ban the Bomb demo
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4) September 18th 1948 saw 7,000 tons of supplies and petrol airlifted into where?
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Pass
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5) In September 1981 what did France abolish?
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Capital punishment
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6) In this month 1875, the creator of Tarzan was born. He never visited Africa, but what was is name?
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Edgar Rice-Burroughs
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7) On 22nd September 1972 who gave 8,000 Asians 48 hours to leave which country? (2 Answers)
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Pass
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8/ September 1955 saw the start of commercial television in Britain. What was the first advert for?
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Pass – washing powder probably as it’s before the sofa revolution  :D
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9) In September 1991 Bryan Adams made pop history when a record of his stayed at No.1 for how many weeks? And What was the record? (2 Answers)
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16 weeks, ‘(Everything I Do) I Do It For You’
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10) On September 22nd 1989 an IRA bomb attack killed 10 and injured over 30 in Kent. What was the establishment that was targeted?
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That would be the Duke of York’s Royal Military School in Deal (just up the road)
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11) It is now the oldest of the Classic Horse Races and was run for the first time on September 24th 1776. Name the race.
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St Leger
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12) The film ‘The Robe’ had its US premier in September 1953. What made it the first of its kind?
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Pass
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13) The first nuclear powered submarine entered service in 1960. Can you name it?
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Dreadnought
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14) September 25th, Chelsea F.C., and two ‘Harolds’. What is the connection?
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Pass
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15) Back to shipping, which 80,000 ton liner was launched at John Browns’ Yard in Clydebank on Set. 27th 1938?
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Queen Mary (maybe)
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Cheers Dave
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Re: Friday Quiz... It happened in September
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2007, 10:01:57 AM »

1) On September 1st 1939 Germany bombed which city at 6am?

Krakow?

2) On the above date, for the first time in history, the king went to Downing Street instead of the PM going to the Palace because the PM needed to stay by the phone. (No mobile in them days, son). Who was the Prime Minister?

Neville Chamberlain

3) On 17th September 1961, Vanessa Redgrave and playwright John Osborne were amongst 830 people arrested for doing what?

A ban-the-bomb demo presumably

4) September 18th 1948 saw 7,000 tons of supplies and petrol airlifted into where?

Stalingrad

5) In September 1981 what did France abolish?

Private banks?

6) In this month 1875, the creator of Tarzan was born. He never visited Africa, but what was is name?

Edgar Rice Burroughs

7) On 22nd September 1972 who gave 8,000 Asians 48 hours to leave which country? (2 Answers)

Idi Amin, Uganda

8/ September 1955 saw the start of commercial television in Britain. What was the first advert for?

Washing powder?

9) In September 1991 Bryan Adams made pop history when a record of his stayed at No.1 for how many weeks? And What was the record? (2 Answers)

Pass

10) On September 22nd 1989 an IRA bomb attack killed 10 and injured over 30 in Kent. What was the establishment that was targeted?

Pass

11) It is now the oldest of the Classic Horse Races and was run for the first time on September 24th 1776. Name the race.

Grand National

12) The film ‘The Robe’ had its US premier in September 1953. What made it the first of its kind?

Pass

13) The first nuclear powered submarine entered service in 1960. Can you name it?

Dreadnought

14) September 25th, Chelsea F.C., and two ‘Harolds’. What is the connection?

Pass

15) Back to shipping, which 80,000 ton liner was launched at John Browns’ Yard in Clydebank on Set. 27th 1938?

Queen Elizabeth
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Re: Friday Quiz... It happened in September
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2007, 01:29:58 PM »

Well, I am back. The submarine one was the tricky one apparently but well done everyone, some good scores.

September Quiz. With Answers.
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It happened in September….
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1) On September 1st 1939 Germany bombed which city at 6am?
Warsaw, at the invasion of Poland.
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2) On the above date, for the first time in history, the king went to Downing Street instead of the PM going to the Palace because the PM needed to stay by the phone. (No mobile in them days, son). Who was the Prime Minister?
Neville Chamberlain.
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3) On 17th September 1961, Vanessa Redgrave and playwright John Osborne were amongst 830 people arrested for doing what?
Taking part in one of London’s biggest “ban the bomb” demos.
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4) September 18th 1948 saw 7,000 tons of supplies and petrol airlifted into where?
Berlin by British and American aircraft, defying the three-month blockade by the Russians.
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5) In September 1981 what did France abolish?
Execution by guillotine.
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6) In this month 1875, the creator of Tarzan was born. He never visited Africa, but what was is name?
Edgar Rice Burroughs.
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7) On 22nd September 1972 who gave 8,000 Asians 48 hours to leave which country?
Idi Amin, Uganda.
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8. September 1955 saw the start of commercial television in Britain. What was the first advert for?
Gibbs SR Toothpaste.
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9) In September 1991 Bryan Adams made pop history when a record of his stayed at No.1 for how many weeks? And What was the record?
12 weeks with ’Everything I Do, I Do It For You’.
[I know it stayed there longer but at the time the 12 week period was the new record at No.1]
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10) On September 22nd 1989 an IRA bomb attack killed 10 and injured over 30 in Kent. What was the establishment that was targeted?
The Royal Marines School of Music in Deal.
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11) It is now the oldest of the Classic Horse Races and was run for the first time on September 24th 1776. Name the race.
The St. Leger run at Doncaster.
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12) The film ‘The Robe’ had its US premier in September 1953. What made it the first of its kind?
It was the first film in CinemaScope.
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13) The first nuclear powered submarine entered service in 1960. Can you name it?
USS Enterprise.
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14) September 25th, Chelsea F.C., and two ‘Harolds’. What is the connection?
Stamford Bridge.
Harold of England defeated the Norwegians under Harold Hadrada at Stamford Bridge on September 25th 1066.
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15) Back to shipping, which 80,000 ton liner was launched at John Browns’ Yard in Clydebank on Set. 27th 1938?
Queen Elizabeth.


Back next Friday.
dave  ;)
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Re: Friday Quiz... It happened in September
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2007, 03:10:17 PM »

 :lol: :lol:

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9) In September 1991 Bryan Adams made pop history when a record of his stayed at No.1 for how many weeks? And What was the record?
12 weeks with ’Everything I Do, I Do It For You’.
[I know it stayed there longer but at the time the 12 week period was the new record at No.1]

I thought you were asking what the record was as in the song - not the record for no1, doh!  :lol:

Hey ho - thanks Dave  :thumbs: :clap2:
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Re: Friday Quiz... It happened in September
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2007, 03:46:08 PM »

Extra good quiz this week Dave - I was able to answer a couple of the questions. :-[
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Re: Friday Quiz... It happened in September
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2007, 03:46:38 PM »

Steph,
I had a bit of dissent from Craig here:

http://forums.vnunet.com/message.jspa?messageID=923749#923749

but quoting facts that are wrong does not wash with me.
 
Had to put him in his place. :graduate:

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Re: Friday Quiz... It happened in September
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2007, 04:00:38 PM »

Hope you had the naughty stick Dave  >:D
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