Another one for Oscar Hammerstein II’s birthday.
Oscar Hammerstein II was born on this day in 1895.
1. Which country won the first football world cup in 1930 and who were they playing?
2. What are the three most common magnetic metals.
3. Who said: “Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold. For if you put on more clothes as the cold increases, it will have no power to hurt you. So in like manner you must grow in patience when you meet with great wrongs, and they will then be powerless to vex your mind.”?
4. Gephyrophobia is a fear of what?
5.What does vox. pop. stand for and what does it mean?
Glimpses of World Cup games have confirmed my conviction that you have to know a lot more about sport than I do to appreciate a game in which the fulltime score is a nil-all draw and the best performances are the Hollywoods.
Update with two mintues to go : Spain got a goal: Spain 1 – Netherlands 0.
Update: España ha ganado la Copa del Mundo.
El País, Spain’s major newspaper, says:
Directo: España campeona del mundo
El 11 de julio es ya un día histórico en el deporte nacional. España ha ganado su primer Mundial. Un golazo de Iniesta a cuatro minutos del final la prórroga ha dado la victoria. Ha sido una final agónica, con oportunidades por ambos bandos y jugada con mucha dureza por Holanda.
Spain world champion
The 11 of July is already a historic day in national sport. Spain has won its first World Cup. A goal by Iniesta four minutes from the final extension has givent he victory. It has been an agonising final with opportunities for both teams and played with much toughness by the Netherlands.
Apropos of banning smoking in prisons as a health measure for staff, how long is it going to take before someone works out that bar and restaurant staff are exposed to unacceptable levels of noise?
If any of our employees are working with tractors, chain saws or anything else which makes a loud noise we’re required to provide ear protection for them.
If we didn’t OSH would be down on us. But music in bars is often far louder than farm machinery yet staff there have no protection at all.
Even without music, noise levels in some bars, restaurants and cafes are often well above comfort level thanks to modern architecture and design which likes hard surfaces and spurns the soft furnishings which help to absorb some of the sounds.
It can’t be good for the staff’s hearing and it’s not ideal for patrons either.
There’s a limit to how many times you can say, sorry, could you say that again. After a while I resort to smiling and nodding over dinner and hoping that’s an appropriate response to a conversation not clearly heard because the background noise drowns out what’s being said.
On July 12:
1191 Saladin’s garrison surrendered to Conrad of Montferrat, ending the two-year siege of Acre.
1580 Ostrog Bible, the first printed Bible in a Slavic language, was published.
1690 Battle of the Boyne (Gregorian calendar) – The armies of William III defeated those of the former James II.
1691 Battle of Aughrim (Julian calendar) – The decisive victory of William’s forces in Ireland.
1730 Josiah Wedgwood, English potter, was born (d. 1795).
1790 The Civil Constitution of the Clergy was passed in France by the National Constituent Assembly.
1804 Former United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton died after being shot in a duel.
1806 Sixteen German imperial states left the Holy Roman Empire and formed the Confederation of the Rhine.
1812 War of 1812: The United States invaded Canada at Windsor, Ontario.
1817 Henry David Thoreau, American writer and philosopher, was bron (d. 1862).
1854 George Eastman, American inventor, was born (d. 1932).
1862 The Medal of Honor iwa authorised by the United States Congress.
1895 Buckminster Fuller, American architect, was born (d. 1983).
1895 Oscar Hammerstein II, American lyricist, was born (d. 1960).
1917 Andrew Wyeth, American artist, was born (d. 2009).
1917 The Bisbee Deportation – vigilantes kidnapped and deported nearly 1,300 striking miners and others from Bisbee, Arizona.
1920 The Soviet–Lithuanian Peace Treaty was signed. Soviet Russia recognized independent Lithuania.
1932 Hedley Verity established a first-class record by taking all ten wickets for only ten runs against Nottinghamshire on a pitch affected by a storm.
1933 Donald E. Westlake, American author, was born.
1943 World War II: Battle of Prokhorovka – German and Soviet forces engaged in largest tank engagement of all time.
1937 Bill Cosby, American comedian and actor, was born.
1943 Christine McVie, British singer, musician, and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac), was born.
1947 Gareth Edwards, Welsh rugby union footballer, was born.
1950 Eric Carr, American drummer (Kiss), was born (d. 1991).
1951 Cheryl Ladd, American actress, was born.
1961 Pune floodseddue to failure of Khadakvasala and Panshet dams. Half of Pune was submerged. More than 100,000 families dislocated and death tally exceeded 2000.
1962 The Rolling Stones performed their first ever concert, at the Marquee Club in London.
1967 The Newark riots began in Newark, New Jersey.
1975 São Tomé and Príncipe declared independence from Portugal.
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1979 The island nation of Kiribati became independent from Great Britain.
1979 Disco Demolition Night at Comiskey Park Chicago.
2006 Hezbollah initiated Operation True Promise.
Sourced from Wikipedia & NZ History Online