The Daily Dose/June 21, 2022
By Gaylon Kent – America’s Funniest Guy™
Notes from around our human experience.
Leading Off is on hiatus.
Today At The Site
Writing worth reading. Usually.
The Diary of a Nobody – A guest reports there is a bear outside the hotel. Today’s Diary.
At least her tone wasn’t demanding immediate action on the matter because there is nothing to be done here…At least by ol’ Sparrow…A forest ranger might have something useful to offer…
On This Date
History’s long march.
In 1621 – The Austrian House of Habsburg executes 27 Bohemians in the town square of Prague, now the capital of the Czech Republic and then the capital of Bohemia. The 27 were executed for their part in the Bohemian Revolt of 1618 and had started the Thirty Years’ War. Most were beheaded, but some were hanged and some had tongues and other body parts cut off prior to execution. Today the execution site is marked with 27 white crosses inlaid in the gray bricks of the town square.
In 1938 – Pinky Higgins of the Boston Red Sox ties the major league record for most consecutive hits in 8-3 and 5-4 wins over the Detroit Tigers. Higgins went 4-for-4 in both games giving him twelve consecutive hits to tie the mark established by Johnny Kling of the Chicago Cubs in 1902 and the mark was tied in 1952 by Walt Dropo of the Tigers and still stands. The streak had begun on June 19 and ended the following day when Higgins went 0-for-4 against the Tigers.
In 1952 – Hank Thompson is at #1 on Billboard’s Best Sellers in Stores country chart – a predecessor to today’s country chart – for the sixth of 15 consecutive weeks with The Wild Side of Life. It was the sixth of 31 country Top 10 hits for Thompson and the first of three #1 songs in a career that spanned from 1948-83. The song also went to #1 on Billboard’s Most Played by Disc Jockeys and Most Played in Jukeboxes charts.
Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.
In any weather, at any hour of the day or night, I have been anxious to improve the nick of time…to stand on the meeting of two eternities, the past and the future, which is precisely the present moment. And to use the lessons of the past to profit the future.
Henry David Thoreau
Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.
The last American to hold a 100-meter world record that wasn’t rescinded was Maurice Green, who ran 9.79 seconds in 1999.
Match wits with Gaylon. It’s not that hard.
What was Hank Thompson’s biggest hit on Billboard’s Hot 100? – Answer next time!