Week of the Week IV

February 8th, 2008

Weeks and weeks have gone by since the last Week of the Week, leaving many Week of the Week fans feeling quite weak. So this week I present another historic week as our Week of the Week.

This week’s Week of the Week is 22-28 July 1923.

Sunday 22 July 1923 – Charles Hoff of Norway sets a new pole vault world record of 4.21m.
Monday 23 July 1923 – Michael Melvin dies of chronic nephritis in east St Louis, USA, aged 72 years, 6 months and 11 days.
Tuesday 24 July 1923 – the Treaty of Lausanne is signed, creating modern Turkey.
Wednesday 25 July 1923 – Cathal O’Shannon speaks in the Irish parliament, asking about provision for an Officer of Communications.
Thursday 26 July 1923 – The Observer prints a photograph of “music by wireless”.
Friday 27 July 1923 – Science journal publishes vol. 58 issue 1491, including an article on “Paleontological Finds in Moravia” by A. Hrdlicka.
Saturday 28 July 1923 – Major Thomas Arthur Hughes (son of Patrick Hughes, of course) marries Kathleen Byles.

Of course, there are very few of us who couldn’t have recited those historic events from this unforgettable week off by heart. It is probably one of the best-known weeks ever. 

Entry Filed under: Chris,Week of the Week


  • 1. Ian Mac Mac Mac Mac McIver  |  February 8th, 2008 at 14:01

    I tried to know it but it refused and so I was left lonely one wet weekend in August.

  • 2. Kevil  |  February 8th, 2008 at 15:39

    Indeed a fine week Sir. However I put it to you that you are merely going after ratings now with the obvoius choices rather than fulfilling the remit of inforning and developing the minds of our readership.

  • 3. Chris  |  February 8th, 2008 at 15:44

    I accept your criticism as a worthwhile part of this week-based discussion.

    In response, next week’s week of the week will be truly obscure, but nonetheless a treasure. Otherwise a shiny guinea to yourself.

    (I get the final decision as to whether or not I win.)

  • 4. Ian Mac Mac Mac Mac McIver  |  February 8th, 2008 at 16:46

    Did I once tell you about the week that was, it was? What a time it was, it was. Long ago it must be, I had a photograph. Preserve your memories they’re all that’s left you.

    (sad and depressing melody, turns to something else)

    Bloody hell.

  • 5. Chris  |  February 10th, 2008 at 04:21

    Yes, you did.

    Please don’t tell us again.

  • 6. Ian Mac Mac Mac Mac McIver  |  February 10th, 2008 at 18:03

    Done and done 😀

    *puts some MC Hammer on to lighten the mood*

  • 7. Kevil  |  February 10th, 2008 at 21:49

    * Jigs to the ness *

  • 8. Ian Mac Mac Mac Mac McIver  |  February 12th, 2008 at 08:10

    Ah, the Treaty of Lausanne! Nobody ever wrote a song about that, at least none that I’ve ever heard.

    “Treaty of Lausanne
    I watched with Marianne
    She dropped her twiglets on the scroll
    Then smashed a vase and broke a bowl
    But they didn’t mind
    No, they didn’t mind”

  • 9. Chris  |  February 18th, 2008 at 10:01

    Good old Marianne. The people of Turkey think of her every time they see their twiglet-encrusted treaty. They don’t mind though.

  • 10. Ian Mac Mac Mac Mac McIver  |  February 18th, 2008 at 17:53

    If they did, boy, would she know about it. Those people of Turkey are only tolerant of snacks being dropped on their legal documents and writings. She almost edged some balsamic vinaigrette on there.

  • 11. Chris  |  February 21st, 2008 at 09:44

    Let’s not forget that Turkey are one of the more understanding countries where snack spillage on legal documentation is concerned.

    One little boy called Alexandr Petrovovovovovovovovovich was on a school trip to see the government chambers in Latvia when he spilled 0.5ml of TIzer on the Latvia Bill of Rights. His family were rounded up and shot.

  • 12. Ian Mac Mac Mac Mac McIver  |  February 22nd, 2008 at 09:03

    If it had just been Ribena he might have gotten away with it but alas no.

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