The genius discovered that the egg could stand

In front of the sons of Jacob,

I promptly admit my wrongdoings.

Benjamin was never one of them, but two of his name brothers were.

The little boy was hard as metal!

Disney wedding for real!

Bollinger and Salinger invited to a party,

But since my moral inventory,

Has liberated me from slavery,

I now have IT in the valley.

The European help was born!

Making an international call to the captain of the flying ship,

I am now sober to understand that,

Hate hates not to hate hate

But we will rock you!

What day of the week?

I would be in the first prime in the early twenties,

Even to admit that I am powerless,

but holding my Teddy,

I will never be as strong as Superman!

Solve the puzzle, and answer the only question correctly!

Hint 1:

The flying captain IS the One to set the standards

Hint 2:

How many sons did Jacob have?

Hint 3:

ab.cd.efgh ab cd ef gh

Hint 4:

Each line in a verse represents a two-digit number

Hint 5:

Disney wedding for real is referring to the wedding date for a historical woman which is also a Disney princess.

Hint 6 (very strong hint):

Second verse; Disney wedding for real (Pocahontas) = 05.04.1614, Salinger party (TV-serie: Party of five) = 05, moral inventory ( ??) = 04, and so on...

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    $\begingroup$ Is some knowledge of popular culture required to solve this? (You might want to add the trivia tag if so.) $\endgroup$ Jan 3 '17 at 0:14
  • $\begingroup$ Is the phrase "but two of his name brothers was." written as intended? $\endgroup$ Jan 10 '17 at 20:38
  • $\begingroup$ @ClamSoapMan no, fixed it now $\endgroup$
    – Enigma
    Jan 10 '17 at 20:45

The day is

Saturday (23rd January 2636)

The genius discovered that the egg could stand

Jacob has 12 sons named Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, Joseph, and Benjamin.
Reference to step 10 of the Alcoholics Anonymous 12 Steps which states
Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
The 3rd line gives us Franklin Pierce the 14th President of the USA
92 Little Boy was a Uranium (element 92) bomb
so using the date code from the hints we have 12th October 1492 - the date that Christopher Columbus landed in America (the original Egg of Columbus)

Disney wedding for real!

Salinger is one of the characters in Party of Five
The 4th Step is Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves
Line 3 refers to the emancipation and Abraham Lincoln (President #16)
Silicon (14) Valley
gives the date of Pocahontas' wedding on 5th April 1614

The European help was born!

The international dialling code of the Netherlands is +31 for our flying captain
Line 2 is a reference to / an alternative wording of Step 12 of recovery which is Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
In opposite terms love loves to love love in Joyce's novel so we get Ulysses S. Grant (18)
and a wonderful song by Queen led by Freddie giving us 80
the date is 31st December 1880 the birthday of General Marshall, Churchill's "organiser of victory"

What day of the week?

The first prime in the early 20s is 23
We admitted we were powerless over alcohol - that our lives had become unmanageable is step 1 on the road to recovery
Teddy Roosevelt was the 26th president and Superman's element, krypton, is element 36 so the date would be 23rd January 2636...a Saturday

  • $\begingroup$ Good try! Wednesday is wrong answer however. The pattern of the date is the same in all four verses, but the weekdays in itself is not part of any pattern $\endgroup$
    – Enigma
    Jan 24 '17 at 15:33
  • $\begingroup$ Verse 1 and 2 are however interpreted correctly. But what about verse 3? And you have something wrong in verse 4 as well... $\endgroup$
    – Enigma
    Jan 24 '17 at 15:35
  • $\begingroup$ Hmmm ok well had a go at 3 now - can't work out the president...unless they aren't presidents $\endgroup$
    – DeepPurple
    Jan 24 '17 at 15:42
  • $\begingroup$ What country do the captain of the flying ship come from? $\endgroup$
    – Enigma
    Jan 24 '17 at 16:35
  • $\begingroup$ The two last lines of verse 3 are both referring to real lines of poetry... $\endgroup$
    – Enigma
    Jan 24 '17 at 16:37

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