The Daily Dose/Wednesday, April 3, 2024

The Daily Dose/April 2, 2024
By Gaylon Kent – America’s Funniest Guy™

Leading Off
Notes from around the human experience.

Leading Off will return. Promise.

Today At The Site
Writing worth reading. Usually. 

The Diary of a Nobody – Sparrow reports the weekly Coke order is a doozie. Today’s Diary. 

I know what you’re thinking: wow and double wow, especially considering the economies that had been in place the past couple of weeks…


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

In 1946 – Japanese Lt General Masaharu Homma, who led a march of Allied POWs in the Philippines on what History refers to as the Bataan Death March, is executed in the Philippine city of Los Banos. The march lasted from April 9-17, 1942, with Allied prisoners subjected to scarce food and water rations, in addition to beatings and other atrocities. An estimated 600 or so Americans died, with Filipino deaths estimated to be as high as 18,000. 

In 1996 – The St Francis (Ill.) Fighting Saints establish an NCAA all-division record for most runs in a game in a 71-0 victory over the Robert Morris (Ill.) Eagles, an NAIA school. The record still stands and research into whose record the Division II Eagles broke was inconclusive. The Fighting Saints’ 26 first-inning runs established an NCAA all-division record for most runs in an inning that still stands, and Robert Morris decided to call it a day after the fourth inning. The Eagles chipped in 16 errors, which tied the US collegiate record established by NCAA Division III Widener in 1989. 

In 1965 – Roger Miller is at #1 on Billboard’s country chart – then known as the Hot Country Singles chart – for the second of five consecutive weeks with King of the Road. It was the fourth of twelve Top 10 country hits for Miller and was the second and final #1 song in a chart career that spanned from 1960-86. The song also went #1 pop in Norway and Great Britain and peaked at #4 on the Hot 100. In 1997 a version by Randy Travis peaked at #51 on Billboard’s country chart. 

Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.

Create the individual you admire, then give him to the world.
Wes Watson

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.

Gene Sarazen won the 1935 Masters, defeating Craig Wood by five strokes in an 18-hole playoff. 

Today’s Stumper
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Who was the US officer who surrendered American and Filipino forces to the Japanese before the Bataan Death March? – Answer next time!

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