The Daily Dose/Friday, January 14, 2022

The Daily Dose/January 14, 2022
By Gaylon Kent – America’s Funniest Guy™

Leading Off
Notes from around the human experience. 

Leading Off will return. 

Today At The Site
Writing worth reading. Usually. 

The Diary of a Nobody – Sparrow’s long-term housecleaning project rolls on. Today’s Diary. 

The inventory from the couch was all over the place: my old Navy blanket, old umpire pants, books, you name it, anything a bachelor might be too lazy to put in its proper place…


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On This Date
History’s long march. 

In 1784 – The Congress of the Confederation – meeting in Annapolis, Maryland – ratifies the Treaty of Paris, which ended the American Revolution against Great Britain. Congress’ journal from the day said the body “…do approve, ratify and confirm the said articles and every part and clause thereof” and was the only item of business on the day’s agenda. The treaty had been signed the previous September 3rd, Britain would ratify it April and the Revolution officially ended when copies were exchanged in Paris in May. 

In 1932 – Eddie Arcaro, 15, wins his first race aboard Eagle Bird at Agua Caliente in Tijuana.  Arcaro retired in 1962 with 4,779 wins, including a record 17 wins in Triple Crown races and a record six wins in both the Preakness and Belmont Stakes and his five Kentucky Derby wins are tied for the most with Bill Hartack. Arcaro won the Triple Crown in 1941 (Whirlaway) and 1948 (Citation) and remains the only jockey to win it twice. 

In 1956 – Dean Martin is at #1 on Billboard’s Best Sellers in Stores chart – a predecessor to the Hot 100 – for the first of five consecutive weeks with Memories Are Made of This. The song also went to #1 in Great Britain and has charted several times, most recently by the Drifters in 1966. It was the eighth of 24 hits on a Billboard pop chart for Martin and his first of two #1s (Everybody Love Somebody, one week, 1964). A version by Austrian Freddie Quinn spent 14 weeks at #1 in Germany in 1956.  

Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.

I gathered the last of my strength. If one needs it, one has it.
Ernst Weiss
Georg Letham Physician and Murderer

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.

Ray Price’s biggest hit on the Billboard Hot 100 was For The Good Times, which peaked at #11 in 1971. The song had also spent a week at #1 on Billboard’s country chart in 1970. 

Today’s Stumper
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Which city followed Annapolis, Maryland as the capital of the United States? – Answer next time!  

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