The Daily Dose/Friday, February 4, 2022

The Daily Dose/February 4, 2022
By Gaylon Kent – America’s Funniest Guy™

Leading Off
Notes from around our human experience. 

Leading Off is in drydock while we work on a project. 

Today At The Site
Writing worth reading. Usually. 

The Diary of a Nobody – Sparrow enjoys a rather leisurely day off. Today’s Diary. 

…but after getting home from the gym by 0845 or so and standing in the kitchen considering matters, it hit me: all that has to be done is laundry so BOOM, guess who was in the chair reading by 0930???


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On This Date
History’s long march. 

In 1801 – John Marshall is sworn in as the fourth chief justice of the United States, having been nominated by President John Adams. Marshall’s influence on the court and the country was profound. Through judicial review, Marshall made the judiciary an equal partner in American government and he also started the practice of the court issuing a single opinion instead of one from each justice. Marshall served until his death in 1835 in Philadelphia, with legend holding that the Liberty Bell cracked when rung in his honor. 

In 1924 – Jacob Tullin Thams of Norway wins the ski jumping gold medal at the Chamonix Winter Games over Narve Bonna (Norway) and Anders Haugen (US). At the 1936 Berlin Summer Games, Thams would win a silver medal in sailing, making him the second of six athletes to win medals at both the summer and winter Olympics in different events. The bronze medal had originally been awarded to Horlef Haug of Norway until a scoring error was discovered in 1974. 

In 1978 – The Bee Gees are at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 for the first of four consecutive weeks with Stayin’ Alive. The song went to #1 in many other countries, including Italy and Mexico, peaked at #4 in Great Britain, at #4 on Billboard’s soul chart, and was Billboard’s 4th-biggest song of the year. It was the fifth of nine #1 songs for the group and the second of then-record six consecutive, a mark shared with the Beatles and now held by Whitney Houston (7). 

Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.

To listen well is as powerful a means of communication and influence as to talk well.
John Marshall
Chief Justice of the United States (1801-1835)

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.

Great Britain has won one Olympic ice hockey gold medal, at the 1936 Winter Games in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Today’s Stumper
Match wits with Gaylon. It’s not that hard.

Who is the only president to nominate more than one chief justice? – Answer next time!  

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