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Can You Guess the Year? 8-29-11

by Dorothy Miller
Lochbuie, Colo.

Dorothy MillerThe Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the earth.

Elvis Presley appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show for the third and final time. He was only shown from the waist up, even during the gospel segment, singing “Peace In The Valley.”

Wham-O Company produced the first Frisbee.

This year Egypt re-opened the Suez Canal. The canal was owned and maintained by the Suez Canal Authority of the Arab Republic of Egypt. Under international treaty, it was to be used “in time of war as in time of peace, by every vessel of commerce or of war, without distinction of flag.”

The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested Jimmy Hoffa and charged him with bribery.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” was telecast live, starring Julie Andrews in the title role.

Brooklyn Dodgers owner Walter O’Malley agreed to move the team from Brooklyn, N.Y., to Los Angeles, Calif.

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Hurricane Audrey demolished Cameron, Louisiana, killing 400 people.

American Bandstand joined the ABC Television Network.

U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower announced a two year suspension of nuclear testing.

“Have Gun, Will Travel” premiered on CBS.

President Dwight Eisenhower sent federal troops to Arkansas to provide safe passage into Central High School for the Little Rock Nine.

The Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the earth.

“Leave It To Beaver” premiered on television.

The Mackinac Bridge opened in the U.S. to connect Michigan’s two peninsulas.

Notre Dame beat the Oklahoma Sooners 7-0 to end the Sooners record 47 straight college football winning streak.

The first U.S. attempt to launch a satellite failed as the rocket blew up on the launch pad.

“The Bridge on the River Kwai” was released in the U.S. It won the Academy Award for Best Picture. Additional Oscars went to Alec Guinness as Best Actor.

Popular songs were: “Too Much” by Elvis Presley; “Young Love” Tab Hunter; “Round and Round” by Perry Como; “All Shook Up” by Elvis Presley; “Love Letters In The Sand,” “Pat Boone” and “Tammy” by Debbie Reynolds.

Egypt closed the Straits of Tiran to Israeli shipping, and Egyptian President Gamel Abdal Nasser filled the airwaves with calls to drive the Jews into the sea.

On June 5, of this year Israeli planes destroyed the entire Egyptian air force on the ground. In six days, Israel tripled its territory, gaining the Sinai Peninsula, the Golan Heights, the West Bank, the Old City and the Temple Mount.

A few days before the war, the Commander of Egyptian forces in the Sinai was ordered to change commanders in most of his brigades, putting in charge officers who didn’t know the terrain or their forces.

The night before the raid the commander in chief and his top officers attended a party at an air force base in the northern delta area, where a belly dancer performed. Early the next morning, the commander took off for the Sinai, where he had ordered all his top commanders to assemble in order to meet a high-level Iraqi delegation. When the Israeli strike happened, no senior officers were at their posts.

On the morning of the attack, Egyptian officers stationed at the radar station in northern Jordan sent a red alert message to Cairo. The sergeant in the decoding room of the supreme command tried to decipher the message using the previous day’s code and failed.

The war was fought by Israel and the neighboring states of Egypt, Jordan and Syria. Israeli fighters shot down seven Syrian MIG-21s.

Israel incorporated Arab Jerusalem with the rest of the city but guaranteed freedom of access to the Holy Places for people of all faiths. Moscow severed diplomatic relations with Tel Aviv and Tel Aviv rejected the UN request, retaining the Golan Heights in Syria and the West Bank of the Jordan River, territory that along with Arab Jerusalem contained half the population of Jordan and half her economic resources.

The defeat of Egyptian and Syrian forces by Israel fueled rage among Islamic fundamentalists against secular governments throughout the Arab world; they demanded a return to strict observance of Muslim principles as a means of ridding the Middle East of what they considered colonial occupation.

Can you guess this year?

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Do you know what year these events happened? If you do, send your answer to the Fence Post Guess the Year Contest, P.O. Box 1690, Greeley, Colo., 80632.

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The answer to last month’s Guess the Year Quiz was 1882. Congratulations to John Gubbins of Littleton, Colo., for being selected our prize winner. You can expect to receive $10 by the 20th of next month.

Elvis Presley appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show for the third and final time. He was only shown from the waist up, even during the gospel segment, singing “Peace In The Valley.”

Wham-O Company produced the first Frisbee.

This year Egypt re-opened the Suez Canal. The canal was owned and maintained by the Suez Canal Authority of the Arab Republic of Egypt. Under international treaty, it was to be used “in time of war as in time of peace, by every vessel of commerce or of war, without distinction of flag.”

The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested Jimmy Hoffa and charged him with bribery.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” was telecast live, starring Julie Andrews in the title role.

Brooklyn Dodgers owner Walter O’Malley agreed to move the team from Brooklyn, N.Y., to Los Angeles, Calif.

Hurricane Audrey demolished Cameron, Louisiana, killing 400 people.

American Bandstand joined the ABC Television Network.

U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower announced a two year suspension of nuclear testing.

“Have Gun, Will Travel” premiered on CBS.

President Dwight Eisenhower sent federal troops to Arkansas to provide safe passage into Central High School for the Little Rock Nine.

The Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the earth.

“Leave It To Beaver” premiered on television.

The Mackinac Bridge opened in the U.S. to connect Michigan’s two peninsulas.

Notre Dame beat the Oklahoma Sooners 7-0 to end the Sooners record 47 straight college football winning streak.

The first U.S. attempt to launch a satellite failed as the rocket blew up on the launch pad.

“The Bridge on the River Kwai” was released in the U.S. It won the Academy Award for Best Picture. Additional Oscars went to Alec Guinness as Best Actor.

Popular songs were: “Too Much” by Elvis Presley; “Young Love” Tab Hunter; “Round and Round” by Perry Como; “All Shook Up” by Elvis Presley; “Love Letters In The Sand,” “Pat Boone” and “Tammy” by Debbie Reynolds.

Egypt closed the Straits of Tiran to Israeli shipping, and Egyptian President Gamel Abdal Nasser filled the airwaves with calls to drive the Jews into the sea.

On June 5, of this year Israeli planes destroyed the entire Egyptian air force on the ground. In six days, Israel tripled its territory, gaining the Sinai Peninsula, the Golan Heights, the West Bank, the Old City and the Temple Mount.

A few days before the war, the Commander of Egyptian forces in the Sinai was ordered to change commanders in most of his brigades, putting in charge officers who didn’t know the terrain or their forces.

The night before the raid the commander in chief and his top officers attended a party at an air force base in the northern delta area, where a belly dancer performed. Early the next morning, the commander took off for the Sinai, where he had ordered all his top commanders to assemble in order to meet a high-level Iraqi delegation. When the Israeli strike happened, no senior officers were at their posts.

On the morning of the attack, Egyptian officers stationed at the radar station in northern Jordan sent a red alert message to Cairo. The sergeant in the decoding room of the supreme command tried to decipher the message using the previous day’s code and failed.

The war was fought by Israel and the neighboring states of Egypt, Jordan and Syria. Israeli fighters shot down seven Syrian MIG-21s.

Israel incorporated Arab Jerusalem with the rest of the city but guaranteed freedom of access to the Holy Places for people of all faiths. Moscow severed diplomatic relations with Tel Aviv and Tel Aviv rejected the UN request, retaining the Golan Heights in Syria and the West Bank of the Jordan River, territory that along with Arab Jerusalem contained half the population of Jordan and half her economic resources.

The defeat of Egyptian and Syrian forces by Israel fueled rage among Islamic fundamentalists against secular governments throughout the Arab world; they demanded a return to strict observance of Muslim principles as a means of ridding the Middle East of what they considered colonial occupation.

Can you guess this year?

***

Do you know what year these events happened? If you do, send your answer to the Fence Post Guess the Year Contest, P.O. Box 1690, Greeley, Colo., 80632.

***

The answer to last month’s Guess the Year Quiz was 1882. Congratulations to John Gubbins of Littleton, Colo., for being selected our prize winner. You can expect to receive $10 by the 20th of next month.