2019 Current Events Study Guide

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Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Volante » Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:01 am

This is more likely going to be an LL q in some form, but I got an assured J! one below it.

https://deadspin.com/vlad-jr-versus-joc ... 1836201407
Pete Alonso (Mets) with 57 belts wins the 2019 Home Run Derby, despite Vladimir Guerrero, Jr., (Blue Jays) racking up 92 dingers

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-48927718
Ross Perot, who got 19% of the 1992 US Presidential election as an independent and one time owner of the last copy of the Magna Carta in private hands, has died.

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Post by MinnesotaMyron » Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:17 pm

A little late, but I just found out about it:

In March of this year, composer Alan Menken personally accepted his 1992 Worst Song Razzie award for “High Times, Hard Times”, from which film?
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Newsies. (The song does not appear in the Broadway musical, fyi.)

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Post by Volante » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:44 am

Let's get this one out of the way now...

Best Original Song winner for next year's Oscars: "Spirit" from The Lion King. Beyoncé, Ilya Salmanzadeh and Labrinth.
https://news.avclub.com/beyonce-has-ble ... 1836245618

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Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:26 pm

teapot37 wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:39 pm
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https://deadspin.com/uswnt-turned-the-n ... 1836166904

USWNT wins their 4th World Cup, 2-0 over Netherlands.
Megan Rapinoe scored her 50th international goal and takes the Golden Boot (most goals) and Golden Ball (MVP) trophies
Dutch goalie Sari van Veenendaal takes the Golden Glove
(For clarification, Rapinoe won the Golden Boot on a tiebreaker (fewest minutes played) over teammate Alex Morgan and English forward Ellen White, each of whom had 6 goals in the tournament.)
Rapinoe has no Archive hits and I could see that changing next season. I only see one hit for Canyon of Heroes where the team had the parade.

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Stranger Things is going to appear again in some way. For the recent season 3 a clue could name the fictional Starcourt Mall (filmed at Gwinnett Place Mall) where a lot of the action takes place. The Neverending Story becomes relevant again thanks to a memorable scene in the show. There is plenty of '80s music in the season and I could see the writers making someone earn $2000 for matching "Moving in Stereo" to The Cars.

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Post by teapot37 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:09 pm

Author and MLB pitcher Jim Bouton died at age 80. His book Ball Fourdepicted a look inside the culture of Major League Baseball in 1969, which was, according to the book, much like the rest of the country at the time: full of sex, drugs, and alcohol.

Bouton is also responsible for the creation of Big League Chew, the shredded bubblegum that came in a chewing tobacco-style pouch.
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Post by cinemaniax7 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:07 am

The last Volkswagen Beetle rolled off the assembly line in Mexico today.

Nazi leader Adolf Hitler first formulated the concept for the Beetle as a “people’s car” (in German, Volkswagen), a simple, cheap mass-produced mode of transportation for the nation. But it was VW’s engineering lead, Ferdinand Porsche (yes, the founder of the Porsche car company) who led the team that gave birth to the Beetle’s iconic shape and simple reliability.

The Beetle was first produced in 1938, but when war broke out, the VW factory began churning out military vehicles, nearly killing the Beetle before it hit the market. But the little Bug proved resilient, going on to sell 21.5 million cars worldwide over the next 81 years.

I cannot confirm it, but 81 years must be some sort of record for the production lifespan of an automobile model.

RIP, Beetle.

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cinemaniax7 wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:07 am
The last Volkswagen Beetle rolled off the assembly line in Mexico today.

Nazi leader Adolf Hitler first formulated the concept for the Beetle as a “people’s car” (in German, Volkswagen), a simple, cheap mass-produced mode of transportation for the nation. But it was VW’s engineering lead, Ferdinand Porsche (yes, the founder of the Porsche car company) who led the team that gave birth to the Beetle’s iconic shape and simple reliability.

The Beetle was first produced in 1938, but when war broke out, the VW factory began churning out military vehicles, nearly killing the Beetle before it hit the market. But the little Bug proved resilient, going on to sell 21.5 million cars worldwide over the next 81 years.

I cannot confirm it, but 81 years must be some sort of record for the production lifespan of an automobile model.

RIP, Beetle.
Well, it depends how you define 'Beetle'. The original (rear engine) Beetle was discontinued in 2003, The 'New' Beetle went from 1997 to 2010 and was replaced with the current model, the line that stopped this year.

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Post by alietr » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:56 am

Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta resigns after controversy involving his handling of the Jeffrey Epstein case when he was as U.S. Attorney.

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Volante wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:46 am
cinemaniax7 wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:07 am
The last Volkswagen Beetle rolled off the assembly line in Mexico today.

Nazi leader Adolf Hitler first formulated the concept for the Beetle as a “people’s car” (in German, Volkswagen), a simple, cheap mass-produced mode of transportation for the nation. But it was VW’s engineering lead, Ferdinand Porsche (yes, the founder of the Porsche car company) who led the team that gave birth to the Beetle’s iconic shape and simple reliability.

The Beetle was first produced in 1938, but when war broke out, the VW factory began churning out military vehicles, nearly killing the Beetle before it hit the market. But the little Bug proved resilient, going on to sell 21.5 million cars worldwide over the next 81 years.

I cannot confirm it, but 81 years must be some sort of record for the production lifespan of an automobile model.

RIP, Beetle.
Well, it depends how you define 'Beetle'. The original (rear engine) Beetle was discontinued in 2003, The 'New' Beetle went from 1997 to 2010 and was replaced with the current model, the line that stopped this year.
I've seen a couple sources that call the Beetle the longest-produced car model, so definitely look for this to come up. :geek:

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Post by Bamaman » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:00 am

Baseball HOFer Bob Gibson diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

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Post by ouachiouat » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:19 am

Simona Halep beats Serena Williams, 6-2 6-2, at Wimbledon for her 2nd major title. Serena remains 1 behind Margaret Court's record of 24 major singles titles.

Novak Djokovic defeats Roger Federer, 7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 13-12. The match was the first-ever match to utilize Wimbledon's new tiebreaker procedure (play a tiebreaker at 12-12 in set 5 as opposed to winning by 2 sets, sometimes known as the Isner Rule). Men's all-time major singles titles: Federer 20, Nadal 18, Djokovic 16.

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Post by twelvefootboy » Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:20 pm

ouachiouat wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:19 am
Simona Halep beats Serena Williams, 6-2 6-2, at Wimbledon for her 2nd major title. Serena remains 1 behind Margaret Court's record of 24 major singles titles.

Novak Djokovic defeats Roger Federer, 7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 13-12. The match was the first-ever match to utilize Wimbledon's new tiebreaker procedure (play a tiebreaker at 12-12 in set 5 as opposed to winning by 2 sets games, sometimes known as the Isner Rule). Men's all-time major singles titles: Federer 20, Nadal 18, Djokovic 16.
Second worst rule in sports until soccer introduced PK's to end tie games. (Worst rule is still the high jump rule requiring take-off on one leg.)
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Post by Peachbox » Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:08 pm

Alan Turing will be the face of the new British £50 note.

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Post by CasketRomance » Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:12 pm

twelvefootboy wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:20 pm
ouachiouat wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:19 am
Simona Halep beats Serena Williams, 6-2 6-2, at Wimbledon for her 2nd major title. Serena remains 1 behind Margaret Court's record of 24 major singles titles.

Novak Djokovic defeats Roger Federer, 7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 13-12. The match was the first-ever match to utilize Wimbledon's new tiebreaker procedure (play a tiebreaker at 12-12 in set 5 as opposed to winning by 2 sets games, sometimes known as the Isner Rule). Men's all-time major singles titles: Federer 20, Nadal 18, Djokovic 16.
Second worst rule in sports until soccer introduced PK's to end tie games. (Worst rule is still the high jump rule requiring take-off on one leg.)
you think those are worse than the cricket world cup rule...ends in a tie go to a super over (6 balls each)...still tied the team who hit the most boundaries in the match (home runs) is declared the winner...happened yesterday...hands down the most ridiculous rule ever

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Post by CasketRomance » Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:13 pm

since i mentioned it in the previous post

england wins its first ever cricket world cup

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Post by teapot37 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:58 pm

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens died at age 99. Stevens served on the high court from 1975 until 2010, the third-longest tenure (behind Stephen J Field (1863-1897, 3 days longer) and William O Douglas (1939-1975); Stevens took Douglas' place on the Court). Stevens retired at age 90; only Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. served to a later age.

Somewhat anecdotally, Stevens is believed to be the last person alive to have attended the famous Yankees/Cubs World Series game at Wrigley Field in 1932 where Babe Ruth supposedly "called his shot".
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Post by cinemaniax7 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:39 pm

I'm not certain this will come up during a J! game, but it's just weird enough to be worth noting: Last week, the Atlantic League installed robot umpires as part of a three-year agreement with Major League Baseball.

The Atlantic League is an independent, professional baseball league that is not affiliated with Minor League Baseball, nor are its teams affiliated with any MLB organization. However, the league recently entered into a partnership with Major League Baseball, allowing MLB to implement changes to Atlantic League playing rules in order to observe the effects of potential future rule changes and equipment. The pact that has led to a number of regulatory tweaks, including a radar tracking system to assist umpires in calling balls and strikes and the ability to steal first base on a pitch that is not caught by the catcher.

On July 13, Tony Thomas, a 33-year-old outfielder for the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, became the first player to "steal" first base in a game.

On July 12, former AL Cy Young Award winner Frank Viola, now pitching coach of the High Point Rockers, became the first person to be ejected from a game for arguing balls and strikes called by the robotic Trackman system.

Nearly all of the experimental rule changes being implemented under the agreement are designed to speed up the game.

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Post by earendel » Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:05 am

Continuing the baseball theme, Elijah "Pumpsie" Green passed away at age 85. He was the first African-American player on the last MLB team to integrate.
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Post by Stanislaus Jacob » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:35 am

Volante wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:44 am
Let's get this one out of the way now...

Best Original Song winner for next year's Oscars: "Spirit" from The Lion King. Beyoncé, Ilya Salmanzadeh and Labrinth.
https://news.avclub.com/beyonce-has-ble ... 1836245618
The backlash against the Disney remakes that has been building for the last few movies seems to have reached a peak against this one, so I predict this will not happen. I have no doubt the movie will still be a box office hit despite what the critics think, and the quality of the song is technically a separate thing from the quality of the movie, but at the least I would not consider this an inevitable victor. Time will tell! :D

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Post by cinemaniax7 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:58 pm

Sally Field, Linda Ronstadt, Sesame Street, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, and R&B group Earth, Wind and Fire have been selected as the 2019 Kennedy Center Honorees. The award for Sesame Street marks the first time the honor has been bestowed on a TV series.

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