July 30 in history

July 30, 2009

On July 30:

762 Baghdad was founded.

1818 Emily Bronte was born.


Portrait by Branwell Brontë

 1930 Uruguay won the first Football World Cup.

1979 carless days were enforced on New Zealand motorists.

1980 Vanuatu gained Independence.

 

 Sourced from Wikipedia and NZ History Online.


Mid-week Music

July 29, 2009

We’re going to the opera in the Arena DiVerona tonight.

I’m not sure what we’ll be seeing/hearing, but because Placido Domingo made his debut here, today’s mid-week music is The Three Tenors, Domingo, Andrea Bocelli and Jose Carreras singing O Solo Mio.


July 29 in history

July 29, 2009

On July 29:

18 36 the Arc de Triomphe was inaugurated in Paris.

1848 the Tipperary revolt took place in Ireland.

1981 Police used batons to stop Springbok tour protestors marching up Molesworth Street.

1981 Prince Charles and lady Diana Spencer were married.

Sourced from Wikipedia and NZ History Online.


Tuesday’s answers

July 28, 2009

Monday’s questions were:

1. Who said “Clever and attractive women do not want to vote; they are willing to let men govern as long as they govern men”?

2. Who wrote The Uncommon Reader?

3. What is manchego?

4. How many countries have won the FIFA World Cup?

5. Who was the first New Zealand woman to win an Olympic gold medal?

Tuesday’s answers follow the break:

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July 28 in history

July 28, 2009

On July 28:

1821 Jose San Martin declared Peru’s independance from Spain.

 
Flag Coat of arms

1866 Beatrix Potter was born.

   

 

1893 The third suffrage petition in three years was presented to the New Zealand parliament. Signed by nearly 32,000 – almost a quarter of the adult European population of the country, helped pave the way for granting votes to women a few months later.

Sourced from Wikipedia and NZ History Online.


Monday’s quiz

July 27, 2009

1. Who said “Clever and attractive women do not want to vote; they are willing to let men govern as long as they govern men”?

2. Who wrote The Uncommon Reader?

3. What is manchego?

4. How many countries have won the FIFA World Cup?

5. Who was the first New Zealand woman to win an Olympic gold medal?


July 27 in history

July 27, 2009

On July 27:

1866 the Trans-Atalantic cable was completed enabling Transatlantic telegraph communication.

1940 The character Bugs Bunny was introduced in an animated short film A Wild Hare.

1953 The Korean War ended.

1963 New Zealand’s pioneer aviator George Bolt died.

Sourced from Wikipedia & NZ History online.


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