The Daily Dose/Tuesday, March 26, 2024

The Daily Dose/March 26, 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 blows some money at the retailer. Today’s Diary. 

We like to blame triple-digit spends like this on the cat, but most of it was for us…

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

Editor’s Note: Due to time constraints, today’s entries originally ran in 2020.

In 1979 – A peace treaty between Israel and Egypt is signed at the White House by Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and witnessed by US President Jimmy Carter. The treaty was the result of negotiations hosted by Carter the previous year at Camp David. The treaty took effect in 1980 and was not heralded with universal acclaim. Egypt was suspended from the Arab League for ten years and Sadat was assassinated in 1981. For their efforts, Begin and Sadat shared the 1978 Nobel Peace Prize. 

In 1972 – The Los Angeles Lakers establish a new NBA record for most wins in a season, winning their 69th game, a 124-98 win over the Seattle SuperSonics. The Lakers broke the record of 68 wins established by the Philadelphia 76ers in 1966-67, finished the season 69-13, and defeated the New York Knicks 4 games to 1 in the NBA Finals. Their record stood until the Chicago Bulls won 72 games in 1995-96 and is now held by the Golden State Warriors, who won 73 games in 2015-16. 

In 1955 – The Ballad of Davy Crockett by Bill Hayes is at #1 on Billboard’s Best Sellers in Stores chart – a predecessor of the Hot 100 – for the first of five consecutive weeks. It was the first chart single for Hayes and only a #33 hit in 1957 kept Hayes, an accomplished actor, from being a one-hit wonder. The song also peaked at #2 in Great Britain and was Billboard’s sixth-biggest song of the year. Three other versions of the song would hit Billboard’s country chart. 

Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.

They rode forth to battle without a flag except that flown by their own courage.
Louis L’Amour
The Lonesone Gods

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.

Billboard’s #1 song of 1967 was Lulu’s To Sir, With Love, which spent five weeks at #1. 

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

Bill Hayes would later star in what NBC soap opera? – Answer next time!

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