JULY 1st 2018

On this day

1690; The Battle of the Boyne was fought on the east coast of Ireland, between the Catholic King James and the Protestant King William.
The battle, won by William, ultimately helped ensure the continuation of Protestant supremacy in Ireland. Curiously, Battle of the Boyne Day is celebrated on 12th July.
The mismatch occurred under the Gregorian calendar and 11 days were effectively lost, causing people at the time to clamour 'Give us back our 11 days!'
They'll be hanging monkeys next.
We saved a monkey once - it was a toy chimpanzee/gorilla GOSH

One time they came down the stairs quicker than they went up' on hearing that the daughter kept pet snakes.
She assured us they were non poisonous and, safely all in one closed room... Not one of the two survived...
One must of tried to escape - it was well cooked/grilled GOSH

1960; Ghana became a Republic and Queen Elizabeth II ceased to be its Head of state.
Many of the conquered nation states still wish to be in what is left of the Empire.
After Brexit and the 'hostile environment', will they turn out to be spies Guys... and galls GOSH

1967; Colour television came to Europe with a seven hour transmission on BBC 2 from the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships.
A chap from the Polish community in Wales (look you) used to work for Redifusion.
He experimented on getting the three colour guns right - his kitchen drawers were full of circuit boards.
They don't make ordinary tellies now - they are all smart...
The S. Koreans (samsung) actually sold a series of smart tv's with inbuilt wifi spies.
When captured; they promised to remotely disable the cameras and, stand 'discretely' on the naughty step for ever.
One doesn't need ones smart phone switched on now...
Nobody's watching - GONAD GOSH

Many moons ( 15 year) ago; the gruppenfuhrer insisted I take her second generation handed down from the daughter mobile on a retirement trip to the high Pyrenees - there was no signal anywhere anyway.
Having to cut short due to severe illness; I was refused the next flight (in one hour twenty mins at Bayonne airport) cos of security.
The woman behind the desk asked if I had any other means of identity!
Within seconds of that mobile being inserted into some kind of whatnot; my ticket was being printed.
There you go GOSH

2014;Tracey Emin's modern artwork 'My Bed' was sold at auction by Christie's in London for £2.2m.
The work features an unmade bed surrounded by a floor littered by empty vodka bottles, cigarette butts and condoms.
It was put up for sale by the art collector Charles Saatchi with a guide price of between £800,000 and £1.2m.
How long after the bank crash - us plebs had to cough up remember.
Us plebs are still playing catch up - Grrr GOSH

The coalition government of Greece will have the Greek plebs playing catch up for years (generations) to come, over the interim loan repayment conditions agreement.
The EU is purporting to be less lenient to the industry of Brexit bankers - even with the recent membership political changes.