The Daily Dose/Thursday, March 28, 2024

The Daily Dose/March 28, 2024
By Gaylon Kent – America’s Funniest Guy™

Leading Off
Notes from around the human experience.

Leading Off will return.

Today At The Site
Writing worth reading. Usually. 

The Diary of a Nobody – Sparrow enters a chat vortex. Today’s Diary. 

…the CV is the area – entered at your own risk – where you engage in conversation with the senorita and are pounded with chatter. 


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

In 193 – Didius Julianus becomes Roman emperor, winning a bidding war with several others following the murder of Pertinax. Rome’s Praetorian Guards had put the throne up for auction after killing Pertinax and ultimately accepted Julianus’ bid of 25,000 sesterces for every Roman soldier. He would rule until he, too, was murdered on June 2 in a year History refers to as the Year of Five Emperors. Pertinax had ruled since the first of the year. 

In 1976 – The Delta State Lady Statesmen win the women’s college basketball national championship, defeating the Immaculata Might Macs 69-64 in the championship game of the AIAW tournament at Penn State. It was the second consecutive and final championship for Delta State and the second consecutive runner-up finish for Immaculata, to go with three national titles (1972-74). The AIAW conducted tournaments through the 1986 season when the NCAA held its first tournament.

In 1942 – Glenn Miller & His Orchestra with Ray Eberle & the Modernaires is at #1 on Billboard’s National Best Selling Retail Records chart – a predecessor to the Hot 100 – for the fifth of ten consecutive weeks with Moonlight Cocktail. Starting in December 1941, Miller held the top spot for 21 of 22 consecutive weeks with four different songs.  The song was recorded on December 8, 1941, the day after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and was the 14th of 16th #1 songs for Miller in a chart career that began on the Your Hit Parade chart in 1938.  

Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.

…motion was life. All men must climb, particularly those born at the top who must make the fascinating but perilous journey down.
Gore Vidal
Washington, D.C. 

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.

Joe Louis won the world heavyweight boxing title when he defeated James Braddock in 1937,

Today’s Stumper
Match wits with Gaylon. It’s not that hard.

The AIAW’s forerunner was the Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (CIAW). In 1969 and 1970 it held a basketball national championship featuring teams with six players. Who won these tournaments? – Answer next time!

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