The Daily Dose/Friday, November 15, 2019

The Daily Dose/November 15, 2019
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

Leading Off
Notes from around the human experience…

Leading Off will return.

Today At The Site
The Diary of a NobodySparrow and The Wife spend some quality time in the next county. Today’s Diary. 

While we were in the next county we had dinner at our fave Mexican joint and then went and watched some funny guys called the Harlem Wizards play basketball…This was a pretty good show…It was at the high school and I found out about them because they were staying at the hotel last week…I’d never seen the Wizards before, but I go way back with their kindred spirits, the Globetrotters because they held their winter training where I went to high school in LA and they were pretty friendly and if you paid attention you learned the secret of how Curly made his half-court shot regularly: he shot it a hundred times a day, a lesson I wasn’t really ready to learn when I was a kid. The Wizards put on a hell of a show…They were in tuff against the faculty, tho the Wizards eventually pulled away at the end because they could dunk and the teachers couldn’t.  

It’s Sparrow, an average man passing an average life.

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On This Date
In 1777 – After 16 months of debate, the Continental Congress of the United States adopts the Articles of Confederation. It was the third item of business that day, right behind dealing with a letter from General George Washington requesting “blankets and other articles of cloathing”. The Articles, among other things, did not provide for an executive and dictated the several states be represented by no less than two nor more than seven members, and delegates were limited to serving three years in any six year period. The Articles of Confederation were replaced by the United States Constitution in 1789. 

In 1973 – Bobby Orr of the Boston Bruins becomes the first NHL defensemen to have seven points in a game in a 10-2 victory over the New York Rangers. Orr had a goal and two assists in the first period and added two goals and two assists in the third period. Orr broke the record of six that had been done five times in the past, including twice by Orr. The record for most points in a game by defenseman is now eight, done twice, most recently by Paul Coffey of Edmonton in 1986. 

In 1941 – Freddie Martin is at #1 on Billboard’s Best Selling Singles chart – it’s first American popular music chart – for the seventh of eight consecutive weeks with Piano Concerto in B Flat. It was the first of four #1 songs for Martin, all in the 1940’s and was originally composed by Tchaikovsky in 1875 and revised 1879 and 1888. Martin also recorded a version of the song with lyrics, which charted under the name Tonight We Love. A rather versatile performer, his novelty song Pico and Sepulveda – named after a Los Angeles intersection – was recorded under the name Felix Figueroa and his Orchestra. 

All rising to a great place is by a winding stair. 

Francis Bacon

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Nelly Bly’s real name was Elizabeth Cochran Seaman

Today’s Stumper
Who holds the NHL record for most in a game by anyone? – Answer next time!


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