The Daily Dose/January 13, 2022
By Gaylon Kent – America’s Funniest Guy™
Notes from around the human experience.
Leading Off will return.
Today At The Site
Writing worth reading. Usually.
The Diary of a Nobody – At the hotel, the battle is on, again, between French vanilla and half & half. Today’s Diary.
French vanilla is off to a slight lead in Creamer Challenge IV, but it’s early yet…Ol’ Sparrow knows you’re as curious to see how this plays out on his nites off as he is.
On This Date
History’s long march.
In 2021 – President of the United States Donald Trump is impeached by the House of Representatives on one count of incitement of insurrection for his role in the January 6 attack on the US Capitol. It was the fourth impeachment of a US president by the House and the second time Trump had been impeached. Trump would be acquitted of the charge in a trial by the US Senate after he left office. Previously, Trump had been impeached in 2019 and remains the only president to be impeached twice.
In 1908 – The Montreal Wanderers of the Eastern Canada Amateur Hockey Association win the Stanley Cup defeating the Ottawa Victorias of the Federal Amateur Hockey League 13-1 in game two of a two-game total goal challenge. In March, the Wanderers would win Stanley Cup challenges against the Winnipeg Maple Leafs (Manitoba Professional Hockey League) and the Toronto Argonauts (Ontario Professional Hockey League). The Wanderers were charter members of the NHL, but disbanded after four games after their home arena burned down.
In 1973 – Ray Price is at #1 on Billboard’s country chart – then known as the Hot Country Singles chart – for the third and final consecutive week with She’s Got to Be a Saint. It was the seventh of eight #1 country songs for Price and the 62nd of 109 country chart hits in a chart career that spanned from 1952-89. The song also peaked at #93 on the Hot 100, the smallest of Price’s nine pop hits. Price, originally from Texas, was studying to be a veterinarian before serving in the Marine Corps in World War II.
Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.
To be great is not to be placed above humanity,…but to stand above the partialities and futilities of uninformed desire, and to rule one’s self.
Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.
Five presidents of the United States have also served as US minister/ambassador to Great Britain and/or the United Kingdom: John Adams. James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Martin Van Buren and James Buchanan.
Match wits with Gaylon. It’s not that hard.
What was Ray Price’s biggest hit on the Hot 100? – Answer next time!