July 1 in history

01/07/2009

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.


Monday’s quiz – corrected

29/06/2009

1. What is the morse code  for SOS?

2. What was 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?

palms


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