The Daily Dose/Wednesday, July 3, 2024

The Daily Dose/July 3, 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 has the latest on the cat. Today’s Diary. 

The three low-rise litter boxes that arrived yesterday were deployed this morning and brother, we are going to need to refinance The Shire to pay for litter now…


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

In 1775 – General George Washington takes command of the Continental Army in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Revolution had begun in April with the Battles of Lexington and Concord and before Washington’s appointment, the war had been directed by the Continental Congress through assorted ad hoc committees. Washington had been appointed by Congress on June 15 and served until the war’s conclusion in 1783. 

In 1959 – Gary Player of South Africa wins the British Open, shooting a final round 68 to beat Fred Bullock of England and Flory Van Donck of Belgium by two strokes at the Muirfield Golf Links near Edinburgh, Scotland. It was the first of three British Open titles and nine majors for Player and he earned £1,000 for the win, about $36,000 in today’s money. It was the ninth of 16 British Opens at Muirfield, its first coming in 1892. 

In 1971 – Carole King is at #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart for the third of 15 consecutive weeks with Tapestry. The album also went to #1 in Canada, Japan, and Spain, peaked at #4 in Great Britain, was Billboard’s 2nd-biggest album of 1971 and 1972, and their 22nd-biggest of 1973. All told, it spent 313 weeks on the chart, once second only to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon (990 weeks), though no longer a figure with any statistical significance. It was the first of three #1 albums for King and a double-sided single from the album, It’s Too Late/I Feel The Earth Move, was in its third of five consecutive weeks at #1 on the Hot 100. 

Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.

I felt that there could be no turning back and that I was engaging in an adventure the meaning of which I thoroughly understood.
Captain Joshua Slocum
Sailing Alone Around the World

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.

The Knox-Porter Resolution also ended hostilities with Austria-Hungary, which had dissolved in 1918.

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

What player has won the most British Opens this century? – Answer next time!


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