The Daily Dose/Monday, June 24, 2019

The Daily Dose/June 24, 2019
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

Leading Off
Leading Off will return.

Today At The Site
The Diary of a NobodySparrow uses cleanser for the first time since Reconstruction. Today’s Diary.

Recall we had it last week, but I forgot to take Sparrow’s Top Secret Sausage Blend (STSSB) out of the freezer so the sauce only had ground beef in it, but tonight we were back to normal…I had the STSSB cut into their usual chunks and frying when The Wife got home from work and it was better than ever…Well, that may be an exaggeration, especially with my limited cooking skills, but it is tuff to beat a family Sunday dinner tradition…Heroically, if you ask me, I also did the dishes and even got the cleanser out to clean the stove, an occurrence on par with planetary alignment.

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

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On This Date
In 1622 – The Battle of Macau, fought between Dutch and Portuguese forces, is fought, part of the Dutch-Portuguese War. The battle resulted in a decisive Portuguese victory, as the Dutch tried to gain control of Macau. The Dutch-Portuguese War was fought from 1602-63 and the Battle of Macau remains the only major battle fought between European powers on the Chinese mainland.

In 2010 – The longest match in the history of professional tennis ends as John Isner defeats Nicolas Mahut 6-4, 3-6, 6-7, 7-6, 70-68 in the first round of Wimbledon. The match had begun on June 22, continued on June 23 and the entire match took 183 games and 11 hours, 5 minutes, both records. In fact, at 138 games and 8 hours, 11 minutes the fifth set alone would have qualified for the longest match in history. Isner later would lose his second round match in just 73 minutes and withdrew from the doubles tournament, while Mahut lost his doubles match the following day.

In 1967 – Groovin’ by The Young Rascals is at #1 in Billboard’s Hot 100 for its second consecutive week and fourth and final week overall. The song had spent two weeks at #1 before being replaced by Aretha Franklin’s Respect for two weeks. The song also went to #1 in Canada, peaked at #3  on Billboard’s soul chart and was Billboard’s ninth biggest song of the year. It was the second #1 for the group, following 1966’s Good Lovin’ and the group would become The Rascals in 1968, hitting #1 again with People Got to be Free. 

There is not much sense in setting one’s foot upon the road and not traveling the fullest possible distance.
James Madison

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
1960 was the calendar year where the men’s 200-meter world record was broken or tied the most times. It was done five times, three times by Ray Norton and once each by Peter Radford and Stone Johnson.

Today’s Stumper
Before Isner and Mahut lost their minds, what was the longest match in the history of professional tennis? – Answer next time!

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