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Donald the Great
08-01-2019, 00:10
This looks like the ideal thread in which to have a quiz on world events during the last three decades of the 20th Century. These events dont have to be earth shattering or century defining. They can be like the pic below.

What is the significance of this foto. Easy one for the Brits to kick off this new thread.
http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/knau/files/styles/medium/public/201706/london-bridge-havasu.jpg

Zincubus
08-01-2019, 12:07
I'm actually rubbish at history [emoji4]

My educated guess would be it's the London Bridge which was sold to the yanks ??

That said .... it doesn't look 'that' impressive so it's prob not :)


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tex
08-01-2019, 12:19
Is it true that they thought they were buying tower bridge? more to the point how would one dismantle something this big and reconstruct it ?

Zincubus
08-01-2019, 13:28
Is it true that they thought they were buying tower bridge? more to the point how would one dismantle something this big and reconstruct it ?

We can only imagine the costs involved of dismantling .. transporting.., reassembling plus all the people who took their own 'cut'


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zabadak
08-01-2019, 13:34
Is it true that they thought they were buying tower bridge? more to the point how would one dismantle something this big and reconstruct it ?

According to QI, that was an urban myth - they knew exactly what they were buying ;)

tex
08-01-2019, 19:32
According to QI, that was an urban myth - they knew exactly what they were buying ;)

In that case it was not beyond the yanks to build a bridge of there own , as Zincubus pointed out its not that spectacular is it? :confused:

tex
08-01-2019, 19:39
What is the historical significance of this photograph?

Mulletino
09-01-2019, 00:21
What is the historical significance of this photograph?

Are they the "Busby Babes"? The Man Utd team that died in an aircrash, last photo of them all alive?

Donald the Great
09-01-2019, 00:28
I'm actually rubbish at history [emoji4]

My educated guess would be it's the London Bridge which was sold to the yanks ??

That said .... it doesn't look 'that' impressive so it's prob not :)




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this proves you are not rubbish at history @Zincubus (https://forums.doyouremember.co.uk/members/2588-Zincubus). Quite A FEAT.

London Bridge is a bridge in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. It was built in the 1830s and formerly spanned the River Thames in London, England. It was dismantled in 1967 and relocated to Arizona.

Donald the Great
09-01-2019, 00:29
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Donald the Great
09-01-2019, 00:36
enjoying the new thread fellars? Jemima may also join us.

tex
09-01-2019, 13:55
Are they the "Busby Babes"? The Man Utd team that died in an aircrash, last photo of them all alive?

Indeed it is the Busby babes boarding the ill fated flight to Munich, as a former furniture salesman i was priveleged to serve Nobby stiles and his lovely wife some years ago, he was very engaging and had a great sense of humour....i didn't raise the subject of the munich air crash, that would of been in bad taste i feel.

tex
09-01-2019, 13:56
enjoying the new thread fellars? Jemima may also join us.

Sure, nice idea Craig :)

Zincubus
09-01-2019, 18:02
What is the historical significance of this photograph?

Canelo Alves's 'drug awareness' team ?


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Zincubus
09-01-2019, 18:04
this proves you are not rubbish at history @Zincubus (https://forums.doyouremember.co.uk/members/2588-Zincubus). Quite A FEAT.

London Bridge is a bridge in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. It was built in the 1830s and formerly spanned the River Thames in London, England. It was dismantled in 1967 and relocated to Arizona.

Truly amazing .. still don't see what the attraction was though.. apart from the historical value ?


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Zincubus
09-01-2019, 18:11
Indeed it is the Busby babes boarding the ill fated flight to Munich, as a former furniture salesman i was priveleged to serve Nobby stiles and his lovely wife some years ago, he was very engaging and had a great sense of humour....i didn't raise the subject of the munich air crash, that would of been in bad taste i feel.

Oddly enough one of my few claims to fame is that I was 'present' at the last official gathering of Busby's babes days before they flew off !!

I say 'present' but my mum was there and she was pregnant with me [emoji4]

She shared a birthday ( 29th Jan ) with Tommy Taylor and both parties were in the same celebration hall .. they sent a bottle of champagne across to my parent's table ..


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Donald the Great
09-01-2019, 23:35
I recall reading about about Busby's Babes tex. Hey I too was a furniture salesman before I took up the pen.

Donald the Great
09-01-2019, 23:36
that is interesting @Zincubus

Donald the Great
09-01-2019, 23:37
Whose turn to post a pic. Actually we can also write a small bio of a certain event if not wanting to post a pic/foto.

Zincubus
09-01-2019, 23:58
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190109/f0706c9816eec478a456587558ce76dc.jpeg


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tex
10-01-2019, 12:17
Booze racket during prohibition?

Zincubus
10-01-2019, 13:57
Booze racket during prohibition?

Yep ..

How amazing is that hollow truck though !!

Kinda want one myself and I don't even drink !!


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tex
10-01-2019, 17:37
Can you identify this and explain its historical significance?

Donald the Great
11-01-2019, 06:01
An escape tunnel obviously? Was this the escape that forced the East Germans to build the Berlin Wall.?

Donald the Great
11-01-2019, 06:04
The first armoured car is all I can think of. oops tex has already answered it.

zabadak
11-01-2019, 13:47
Can you identify this and explain its historical significance?

Looks like a place to keep a prisoner - was it the hole Lesley Whittle perished in? :confused:

tex
11-01-2019, 17:46
Looks like a place to keep a prisoner - was it the hole Lesley Whittle perished in? :confused:

No..:(

tex
11-01-2019, 17:46
An escape tunnel obviously? Was this the escape that forced the East Germans to build the Berlin Wall.?

No :(

Zincubus
12-01-2019, 12:46
Donald Trump's escape tunnel for when everything goes completely Pete Tong


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tex
12-01-2019, 19:16
Donald Trump's escape tunnel for when everything goes completely Pete Tong


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YES!...Erm i mean no.:(

tex
12-01-2019, 19:20
OK...This is the hole where Saddam hussein was hiding in when he was apprehended.

Zincubus
12-01-2019, 19:35
OK...This is the hole where Saddam hussein was hiding in when he was apprehended.

Or Hitler ??


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tex
13-01-2019, 12:50
Or Hitler ??


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Erm no..Saddam hussein :confused:

Zincubus
13-01-2019, 13:11
Erm no..Saddam hussein :confused:

Oooops ... I missed that you'd posed the question ( and so knew the answer lol) ... I just thought you were guessing Saddam :)


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Donald the Great
14-01-2019, 00:32
Is the answer Sadam? Is it something to do with the Nazis tex?

tex
14-01-2019, 18:44
Is the answer Sadam? Is it something to do with the Nazis tex?

See post #31

tex
14-01-2019, 18:46
Wanna post one Craig? :)

Donald the Great
15-01-2019, 20:34
https://youtu.be/Ci182y5ezq8

Donald the Great
15-01-2019, 20:40
https://youtu.be/Ci182y5ezq8

Ignore this.

https://www.historyinorbit.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/boom.jpg

time and place

zabadak
16-01-2019, 13:59
https://youtu.be/Ci182y5ezq8

Ignore this.

https://www.historyinorbit.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/boom.jpg

time and place

I think it's Bikini Atoll, some time in the 50s, but can't be sure without Googling... :o

Donald the Great
18-01-2019, 00:25
That is close. Your turn.

zabadak
18-01-2019, 13:39
Wicked!

This was a milestone, kind of a last and first... :)

https://forums.doyouremember.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=6036&stc=1

tex
18-01-2019, 17:06
Wicked!

This was a milestone, kind of a last and first... :)

https://forums.doyouremember.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=6036&stc=1

russian cosmonauts and american astronauts working together??

Donald the Great
19-01-2019, 03:25
They still do in the International Space Station?

tex
20-01-2019, 14:38
Zaba, Wanna comment?

staffslad
20-01-2019, 17:10
I remember the Apollo Soyuz docking quite well. It was, of course, very big news at the time. It is my understanding that it was the last Apollo flight. Don't know if it is true but I read many years ago that the Americans had to do all the docking movements and had never orbited so low, but as I said, don't know if all that is true.

zabadak
21-01-2019, 13:42
I remember the Apollo Soyuz docking quite well. It was, of course, very big news at the time. It is my understanding that it was the last Apollo flight. Don't know if it is true but I read many years ago that the Americans had to do all the docking movements and had never orbited so low, but as I said, don't know if all that is true.

That is it exactly!

People forget that this was a legitimate Apollo flight, a vital evolutionary step to the ISS, but it wasn't given a number.

You can ask a trivia question about how many Apollo missions after XI did not lead to a moon landing and most people would say one, i.e. XIII, but there was this one as well! :cool:

tex
22-01-2019, 12:39
And this?.......

zabadak
22-01-2019, 13:34
The death of Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens? :(

tex
22-01-2019, 19:41
The death of Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens? :(

YES, looks like a body in the foreground....surely not.

Zincubus
22-01-2019, 20:53
YES, looks like a body in the foreground....surely not.

It's possible .. different times ..

I saw a report on the gangster couple Bonny and Clyde . .. they were shot in their car by hundreds if not thousands of bullets in a police ambush ... their bodies were left unguarded for a time ( no idea why ) and trophy hunters were apparently clambering about over the bodies pinching memorabilia of the bodies and stripping the cars innards . Supposedly someone cut a finger off to take a ring !

Can't recall who lost the finger though


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Donald the Great
22-01-2019, 23:34
Well done zabba. Yours.

zabadak
23-01-2019, 14:46
Smokin'!

Right! The UK's first what? :confused:

https://forums.doyouremember.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=6050&stc=1

Zincubus
23-01-2019, 22:53
Smokin'!

Right! The UK's first what? :confused:

https://forums.doyouremember.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=6050&stc=1

Nuclear sub ?


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Zincubus
23-01-2019, 22:53
Wind up sub ? :)


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Donald the Great
24-01-2019, 00:01
I am with @zincubus.. first nuclear sub.

zabadak
24-01-2019, 13:42
Nuclear sub ?


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Think zinc! Top man, your turn! :D

Zincubus
24-01-2019, 23:35
This is a humdinger ..

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190124/b9d7cfd157fc7f94d7076be17a335c44.jpeg


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Mulletino
25-01-2019, 00:13
The first Gimp suit?

Donald the Great
25-01-2019, 02:21
Armor belonging to the Maid of Orleans. Joan of Arc?

zabadak
25-01-2019, 13:29
Hank VIII? :confused:

tex
25-01-2019, 16:48
The first Gimp suit?

:p :p

tex
25-01-2019, 16:50
Armor belonging to the Maid of Orleans. Joan of Arc?

...But it has a banana hammock. :)

Zincubus
25-01-2019, 23:00
Nice ideas and not a million miles away ..
This guy was misrepresented :)




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tex
26-01-2019, 16:54
King arthurs suit of armour?

Zincubus
26-01-2019, 21:14
King arthurs suit of armour?

Nice work !!

He's seen as a big fat guy yet that was only after he was badly injured jousting .... using another guy's suit of armour so nobody knew it was him competing !!
He started doing that after being told that nobody would go up against him in case they hurt him !!

He was a womaniser but a man's man in that he loved archer , jousting and sword fights .

He was 6' 2 " , 40" chest. and very athletic .

He was allowed to do all these activities as he was never expected to be king ..


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tex
27-01-2019, 12:40
Whats going on here?

Zincubus
27-01-2019, 15:43
Whats going on here?

Fred West's back garden ?


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Zincubus
27-01-2019, 15:44
...But it has a banana hammock. :)

The more important the man the bigger the 'bulge' !


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Donald the Great
28-01-2019, 00:24
I had always read that King Arthur was mythical? Reason I never answered same.

Donald the Great
28-01-2019, 00:25
Fred West's back garden ?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk You are kidding Zinc. That was the very same as I was thinking.

Zincubus
28-01-2019, 01:37
I had always read that King Arthur was mythical? Reason I never answered same.

Ooops.

My mistake !!

When I saw King I kinda thought he'd guessed right at King Henry Vlll !!

I've only just read he'd said Arthur :)





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zabadak
28-01-2019, 14:05
Nice work !!

He's seen as a big fat guy yet that was only after he was badly injured jousting .... using another guy's suit of armour so nobody knew it was him competing !!
He started doing that after being told that nobody would go up against him in case they hurt him !!

He was a womaniser but a man's man in that he loved archer , jousting and sword fights .

He was 6' 2 " , 40" chest. and very athletic .

He was allowed to do all these activities as he was never expected to be king ..


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See my answer from earlier :confused:

Zincubus
28-01-2019, 16:57
See my answer from earlier :confused:

You said Hank Vlll ...

Sorry if Hank is the same as Henry over there but it ain't in the UK


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zabadak
29-01-2019, 13:30
You said Hank Vlll ...

Sorry if Hank is the same as Henry over there but it ain't in the UK


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I am very much in the UK... ;)

Zincubus
30-01-2019, 12:33
I am very much in the UK... ;)

Ahh

So why Hank ??




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tex
30-01-2019, 14:08
You are kidding Zinc. That was the very same as I was thinking.

Nope....

Donald the Great
02-02-2019, 23:16
Nothing for three days so here is one. This will literally blow you away. When and where?
https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/11193327_798043356976606_6858280561104507140_n.jpg

tex
03-02-2019, 13:25
Whats going on here?

Bumped from #67....The answer is the back garden of murderer John christie 10 rillington place

Zincubus
03-02-2019, 17:42
Bumped from #67....The answer is the back garden of murderer John christie 10 rillington place

Interesting


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Zincubus
03-02-2019, 17:46
Nothing for three days so here is one. This will literally blow you away. When and where?
https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/11193327_798043356976606_6858280561104507140_n.jpg

That is the bullet that shot John Lennon / Wild Bill Hiccock / Pres Kennedy / Martin Luther / Butch Cassidy ..


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Donald the Great
03-02-2019, 23:13
The bullet? I see two..embedded inside each other. No assassination.

Zincubus
04-02-2019, 00:24
The bullet? I see two..embedded inside each other. No assassination.

I presumed it was one but mounted on a holding clasp


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tex
05-02-2019, 17:00
Nothing for three days so here is one. This will literally blow you away. When and where?
https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/11193327_798043356976606_6858280561104507140_n.jpg

WW1 Gallipoli ?

Donald the Great
05-02-2019, 23:25
http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/yes/winking-thumbs-up-smiley-emoticon.gif Is that astounding or what? yours tex.

tex
06-02-2019, 15:00
Historical significance of this woman?

tex
06-02-2019, 15:02
who is this and what is the historical significance?

Zincubus
06-02-2019, 15:43
Historical significance of this woman?

The invisible man's daughter ?


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Zincubus
06-02-2019, 15:43
who is this and what is the historical significance?

A famous gangster's daughter assassinated by a rival !?


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Donald the Great
07-02-2019, 00:05
Historical significance of this woman?
The first death of the Spanish flue early 20th Cent?

tex
07-02-2019, 12:22
The invisible man's daughter ?


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tex
07-02-2019, 12:23
A famous gangster's daughter assassinated by a rival !?


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nope

tex
07-02-2019, 12:24
The first death of the Spanish flue early 20th Cent?

nope

zabadak
07-02-2019, 13:39
Mata Hari? :confused:

tex
07-02-2019, 18:15
Mata Hari? :confused:

Nope.

zabadak
08-02-2019, 13:49
Bonnie Parker? :confused:

tex
08-02-2019, 17:40
Bonnie Parker? :confused:

NO....This was Mary ann nichols, first victim of Jack the ripper!

tex
08-02-2019, 17:46
Historical significance of this...

Zincubus
08-02-2019, 19:08
NO....This was Mary ann nichols, first victim of Jack the ripper!

Very interesting !


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Zincubus
08-02-2019, 19:08
Historical significance of this...

That is the prototype Monopoly..


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Richard1978
09-02-2019, 13:41
Historical significance of this...

Is it the Monopoly board the great train robbers played on with real money?

tex
09-02-2019, 14:02
Is it the Monopoly board the great train robbers played on with real money?

Yep, well done richard....leaving this behind was there downfall as they removed there gloves to play....MUPPETS! :)

Richard1978
09-02-2019, 21:36
Yep, well done richard....leaving this behind was there downfall as they removed there gloves to play....MUPPETS! :)

Thanks, I heard they arranged for someone to clear out their safehouse but it wasn't done before the police arrived.

QI had quite a good feature about how it was anything but a perfect crime.

tex
10-02-2019, 12:47
Thanks, I heard they arranged for someone to clear out their safehouse but it wasn't done before the police arrived.

QI had quite a good feature about how it was anything but a perfect crime.

Yeah, clues everywhere apparently

tex
12-02-2019, 18:39
this is the lounge of ......?

Zincubus
12-02-2019, 20:46
this is the lounge of ......?

Christiano Ronaldo ??

The mirrors were a dead giveaway

:)


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tex
15-02-2019, 17:28
The answer is THE TITANIC.

Zincubus
16-02-2019, 12:43
The answer is THE TITANIC.

Good question


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