The Daily Dose/Friday, January 21, 2022

The Daily Dose/January 21, 2022
By Gaylon Kent – America’s Funniest Guy™

Leading Off
Notes from around the human experience. 

Leading Off is running intermittently right now. 

Today At The Site
Writing worth reading. Usually. 

The Diary of a Nobody – Sparrow spends most of his day off doing things. Today’s Diary. 

Heck, the day was so grueling yours truly wasn’t in his chair reading until – horror of horrors – 1500 or so and by then he was exhausted and ready for sleepies…


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On This Date
History’s long march. 

In 1861 – Jefferson Davis of Mississippi – future president of the Confederate States of America – resigns from the United States Senate. Two days later Davis would be made a general in the Army of Mississippi and in February became president of the Confederacy, serving until the Confederacy fell in 1865. Previously, Davis had been the US secretary of war from 1853-57. Davis had graduated from the US Military Academy in 1828 and had seen action in the Black Hawk and Mexican-American wars. 

In 1978 – Roberto Duran of Panama becomes the undisputed world lightweight champion, defeating Esteban de Jesus of Puerto Rico in Las Vegas. Duran had a 12th-round TKO over de Jesus taking de Jesus’ WBC title while defending his WBA title for the twelfth time. Duran would vacate the lightweight title the following year to concentrate on higher weight classes and would later win welterweight, super welterweight and middleweight titles. 

In 1978 – Cerrone is at #1 on Billboard’s National Disco Action chart for the first of four consecutive weeks with Supernature/Give Me Love/Love is Here. The song also peaked at #70 on the Hot 100 and at #72 on Billboard’s soul chart and remains Cerrone’s only appearance at #1 on a Billboard chart. Though largely unknown in the US, Cerrone, born Marc Cerrone in France, has had a long career as a musician, composer and producer and has sold over 30 million records worldwide. Today the chart is known as the Hot Dance Club Play chart and has been suspended since last March when dance clubs closed due to COVID. 

Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.

He forged fiercely a path for his truth, until at last kings, popes, and emperors catered to him, thrones trembled before him, and half the world listened to catch his every word.
Will Durant,
On Voltaire

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.

The British House of Lords currently has 772 members. It is the second-largest legislative body in the world behind the Chinese National Peoples Congress (2,980). 

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

What was the first #1 on song on Billboard’s disco chart? – Answer next time!  


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