July 1 in history


On July 1:

1906 Estee Lauder was born.

1908 SOS was adpoted as the international distress signal. In Morse Code it’s . . . – – –  . . . 

1942 the first battle of El Alamein  started.

1988 The New Zealand government agreed to return Bastion Point  to Maori.

Tuesday’s answers


Monday’s questions were:

1. What is the morse code  for SOS?

2. What the the first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell named?

3. Who said: “In my view the welfare state was not conceived for the middle class and yet it is increasingly captured by them.”?

4. Who wrote See Ya Simon?

5.  Where is this World Heritage site, which is , from memory but open to correction,  the southernmost  northern most date palm grove in the World?


At time of writing (9am) no-one has got all five answers but that’s because 3 was hard and I got my directions mixed up with 5 – it’s northern most not southern.

I offer an electronic posey to all who tried by way of apology.

Tuesday’s answers follow the break:

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