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Simon Ove Christian Oglivie Spies (born September 1, 1921 - died April 16, 1984) was a famous Danish tycoon, best known for starting the charter company Spies Rejser, which is owned by MyTravel today. September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years). ... 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... April 16 is the 106th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (107th in leap years). ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Formerly called Airtours, MyTravel is a package holiday company based in the United Kingdom. ...

Spies Rejser was opened in 1956 and would soon become a huge success along with the competitor Tjæreborg. In the beginning they arranged cheap bus/boattrips to Mallorca, but later (in the early 1960-s) Spies bought the bankrupt Danish charter operator Flying Enterprise and formed his own airlinen airline, Conair. 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mallorca (in Catalan, Spanish, and English; also called Majorca in English) is one of the Balearic Islands (Catalan: Illes Balears, Spanish: Las Islas Baleares), which are located in the Mediterranean Sea and are part of Spain. ...

Simon Spies was a provocateur and is famous for his morgenbolledamer (Morning bun ladies), who officially was employed to bake buns in the morning. However bun is a pun in Danish and does also mean to have sex with (which was what he actually did with them). An agent provocateur (plural: agents provocateurs) is a person assigned to provoke unrest, violence, debate, or argument by or within a group while acting as a member of the group but covertly representing the interests of another. ... A bun is a sweet or plain small bread or a round roll. ... It has been suggested that dajare be merged into this article or section. ...

When he went to the theater he would usually buy three tickets so there was one for his cane and his dog Archibald. For other usages see Theatre (disambiguation) Theater (American English) or Theatre (British English and widespread usage among theatre professionals in the US) is that branch of the performing arts concerned with acting out stories in front of an audience using combinations of speech, gesture, music, dance, sound and spectacle — indeed...

External links/references

  • The official homepage of Spies Rejser in Danish



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