The Daily Dose/Monday, May 15, 2023

The Daily Dose/May 15, 2023
By Gaylon Kent – America’s Funniest Guy™

Leading Off
Notes from around our human experience. 

Leading Off will return.

Today At The Site
Writing worth reading. Usually. 

The Diary of a Nobody – Sparrow mows the lawn, despite his best efforts. Today’s Diary. 

To not do it would be lazy, and while we have some, perhaps significant, street cred here, we headed out…


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On This Date
Extra, extra, read all about it.  

In 1252 – Pope Innocent VI issues a papal bull authorizing the use of torture while interrogating heretics during a period History refers to as the Medieval Inquisition. Innocent set limits, among them being that coercion must not cause the loss of life or limb. Innocent reigned from 1243-54 and research into when this bull was suspended or revoked was inconclusive. 

In 1862 – The first enclosed baseball grounds opens in Brooklyn with a game between local amateur players. Called the Union Grounds, it had dimensions resembling the Polo Grounds, cost $60,000 (about $2.1 million in today’s money) to build, and sat about 1,500 people. The grounds were bordered by Harrison Avenue, Rutledge Street, Lynch Street, and Marcy Avenue and stood until 1883 when it was replaced by Washington Field. The Union Grounds hosted 62 National League games (1876-78) and 253 National Association games (1871-75)

In 1961 – Faron Young is at #1 on Billboard’s country chart – then known as the Hot Country Sides chart – for the second of nine consecutive weeks with Hello Walls. It was the 16th of 36 Top 10 country hits for Young and his fourth of five #1s. The song also peaked at #12 on the Hot 100, Young’s fourth of six pop hits and his only Top 40 song, and also went to #13 on Billboard’s Easy Listening chart. The song was written by Willie Nelson.

Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.

The wisest sage would need the perspective of a hundred lives to answer adequately.
Will Durant
The Story of Civilization, Vol. VI: The Reformation

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.

Michael Jackson has had seven #1 songs in Great Britain. 

Today’s Stumper
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Who won the first major league game played at the Union Grounds? – Answer next time!

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