The Daily Dose/Friday February 8, 2019

The Daily Dose/February 8, 2019
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

Leading Off
Leading Off will return.

Today At The Site
The Diary of a Nobody: Sparrow and The Wife spend the day in town, where she accuses him of double-strawing the milkshake they were sharing. Today’s Diary.

Did you double straw me???
No!…No, no, no, no no…Of course not…Honey.
The classic Sparrow pause, then a dismissive wave of the hand.
Of course not…Don’t be silly.

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On This Date
In 1837 – Richard Johnson becomes the first vice president of the United States to be elected by the United States Senate. In the presidential election of 1836 Martin Van Buren had won a majority in the Electoral College however Johnson, Van Buren’s running mate, had fallen one vote short of a majority. Johnson had no trouble winning the contingent election, defeating Whig Francis Granger 33-16 on the first ballot and this remains the only time the Senate has elected the vice president.

In 1896 – What become the Big Ten Conference is formed in Chicago by representatives of Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Chicago, Purdue, and Northwestern. Officially the  Intercollegiate Conference Athletic Association, it was the second collegiate athletic conference in the US. It was commonly known as the Western Conference and became the Big Ten in 1916. Illinois, Minnesota, Purdue, Northwestern and Wisconsin are the only remaining charter members.

In 1975 – Fire by the Ohio Players is at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 for its only week. Previously, Fire had spent two weeks at #1 on Billboard’s soul chart. Fire was their fourth of eight Top 40 hits and their first of two #1s on the Hot 100, with Love Rollercoaster going to #1 the following year.

Man never really knows his own truth.
Mao Zedong

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Pluto will next be inside of Neptune’s orbit in the year 2227.

Today’s Stumper
What was the first collegiate athletic conference in the United States? –Answer next time!


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