The Daily Dose/Wednesday, March 13, 2017

The Daily Dose/March 13, 2019
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

Leading Off
Leading Off is officially on hiatus. It will return, though we are not sure when.

Today At The Site
The Diary of a Nobody: At the hotel, one of the coffee pots is filled with poison, and Sparrow interviews for the county’s vacant veteran service officer postion. Today’s Diary. 

The two women interviewing me were my age and I was funny and affable as if we were enjoying drinks at a singles bar…Most of the time I’ve interviewed for work it was because I needed the job, but not only do I not need this job, I didn’t particularly want it, recall I only applied because Stanko and Rick at the Legion thought I’d do well at it and, of course, our vets deserve top-notch service.

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On This Date
In 1862 – The US government prohibits the army from returning fugitive slaves, effectively annulling the Fugitive Slave Act of 1950. This leads directly to President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. Also on this date in the Civil War, in 1865, the Confederacy – desperate, and a month away from surrendering – announces they will induct slaves into their army, promising them their freedom in exchange for their service. 

In 1983 – Randy Smith’s NBA record of 906 consecutive games played ends after scoring four points in a 111-102 loss to the Dallas Mavericks. Smith, who wasn’t playing very much, asked for an was granted his release and he later signed with the Atlanta Hawks. Smith had broken the record the previous November when he played in his 845th consecutive game, breaking Johnny Kerr’s record, and the mark is now held by A.C. Green with 1,192. 

In 1965 – The Beatles are at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 for the first of two weeks with Eight Days a Week. It was the group’s seventh #1 song I Want To Hold Your Hand was at #1 from Feruary 1 to March 14, 1964, making the Beatles the only act in Hot 100 history to have seven #1 songs in a 365 day period. The group was not particularly fond of the song, never sang it concert, and it was not released as a single in their native Great Britain. 

For the first time, Seward understood the nature of Lincoln’s political genius. He had been able to make himself absolute dictator without ever letting anyone suspect that he was anything more than a timid, joking backwoods lawyer.
Gore Vidal


Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Every Breath You Take by the Police, with eight weeks at #1, was Billboard’s biggest song of 1983. 

Today’s Stumper
Who holds the NBA record for most consecutive games played by an active player? – Answer next time!


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