The Daily Dose/Saturday, May 20, 2023

The Daily Dose/May 20, 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 goes to the doctor. Today’s Diary. 

…the big news is the lab work from Thursday’s blood draw had outstanding news, with Dr D – who in November said I was a walking heart attack – actually giving me a thumbs-up.


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

Editor’s Note: due to time constraints, today’s entries have run previously.  

In 1983 – The existence of HIV is first published in the journal Science. The article was written by Luc Montagnier of France who, working with others at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, discovered the virus in a lymph node biopsy of a man who had AIDS, then known as gay-related immune deficiency (GRID). Montagnier later co-founded the World Foundation for AIDS Research and Prevention and was awarded, along with  Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, the 2008 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, an award shared with Harald zur Hausen, who had discovered an exciting new cause of cervical cancer. 

In 1946 – Pitcher Claude Passeau of the Chicago Cubs plays his 145th and final consecutive errorless game in a 6-4 win over the Boston Braves. During the streak, Passeau accepted a major league record 273 consecutive errorless chances, a record for pitchers that still stands. Passeau would make an error on his first play in his next game, his first error since 1941. Passeau’s record still stands and research into whose record he broke was inconclusive. 

In 1989 – Paula Abdul is at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 for the first of two consecutive weeks with Forever Your Girl. It was Abdul’s second of three #1 songs for the year, following Straight Up and preceding Cold Hearted and all told Abdul spent six weeks at the top in 1989. The song also went to #1 in Canada but, interestingly, did not crack the Top 10 in any other country or on any other Billboard chart. Forever Your Girl was one of 32 #1 songs in 1989, tied for the most #1s in the Hot 100 era.

Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.

Ars longa, vita brevis- art is long and time is fleeting. This is the tragedy of every great soul.
Will Durant
The Story of Philosophy

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.

The first perfect games of the 19th and 20th centuries were pitched by Lee Richmond (Worcester, National League, 6/12/1880) and Cy Young (Boston, American League, 5/5/1904). 

Today’s Stumper
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Who holds the major league record for most errors by a pitcher? – Answer next time!


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