The Daily Dose/January 18, 2022
By Gaylon Kent – America’s Funniest Guy™
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 – Creamer Challenge IV is in the books. Today’s Diary.
The victory was total, too, not even close…
On This Date
History’s long march.
In 1919 – The Paris Peace Conference, a meeting of the victors in World War I to dictate peace terms to the losers – begins in Paris. The conference produced, among other things, the League of Nations, five peace treaties, redrawn national borders and imposed reparations on the Germans that were so severe they led to conditions inside Germany that would ultimately lead to World War II. US President Woodrow Wilson had arrived in December, marking the first time a sitting president had visited Europe.
In 1964 – Terry Sawchuck of the Detroit Red Wings establishes a new NHL record for most career shutouts in a 2-0 win over the Montreal Canadiens. It was the 95th shutout for Sawchuck, breaking the record of 94 established by George Hainsworth of the Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs from 1926-37. Sawchuck would retire with 103 shutouts and the record is now 125, held by Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils and St Louis Blues from 1991-2015.
In 1960 – Running Bear by Johnny Preston is at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the first of three consecutive weeks. It was the first of five chart singles for Preston, his first of two Top 10 hits and remains his only #1 song. The song was written by J.P. Richardson, also known as the Big Bopper, and he provided background vocals, along with future country star George Jones, before he died in a plane crash the previous January. The song also went to #1 in Great Britain and New Zealand.
Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.
It was hard to believe he had evolved through the natural process of conception, birth and growing up.
Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.
The Western Schism – a period of multiple claimants to the papacy – lasted from 1378-1477.
Match wits with Gaylon. It’s not that hard.
Who holds the NHL record for most shutouts in a season? – Answer next time!