The Daily Dose/January 28, 2022
By Gaylon Kent – America’s Funniest Guy™
Notes from around our human experience.
Leading Off is running intermittently right now.
Today At The Site
Writing worth reading. Usually.
The Diary of a Nobody – Sparrow is so committed to a strong day off he doesn’t even clean house. Today’s Diary.
In the interests of hygiene, however, dishes were washed and the cat’s stuff attended to…Laundry, however, was not done and, of course, you can forget about vacuuming…
On This Date
History’s long march.
In 1896 – History’s first speeding conviction is handed down in Kent, England when one Walter Arnold – a local automobile dealer – is fined one shilling plus court costs for driving his “horseless carriage” 8 mph in a 2 mph zone. Speed limits had first been introduced in Great Britain with the first Locomotive Act in 1861 and it is estimated that worldwide 1.3 million people die in traffic accidents every year. Speed limits are almost universal now, though there are roads in, among other places, Germany, the Isle of Man, and India that do not have speed limits.
In 1940 – Les Cunningham of the Chicago Blackhawks ties the NHL record for most points in a period in an 8-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens. Cunningham had five points on two goals and three assists in the third period to tie a mark done twice previously. The mark was tied on many other occasions before being broken by Bryan Trottier of the New York Islanders who had six points in the second period of a December 1978 win over the New York Rangers. That mark was tied in March of last year by Mika Zibanejad of the Rangers.
In 1989 – Phil Collins is at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the second and final week with Two Hearts, the sixth of seven #1 songs for Collins. The song also went to #1 in Denmark, Japan, and Canada, peaked at #6 in Great Britain, and was Billboard’s 220th-biggest song of the year. The song was from the soundtrack to the movie Buster and earned the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song for Collins and co-writer Lamont Dozier.
Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena…who strives valiantly; who errs, and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcoming…
Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.
Billy Joel has had four #1 albums on the Billboard 200 chart.
Match wits with Gaylon. It’s not that hard.
What was Billboard’s #1 song of 1989? – Answer next time!