The Daily Dose/Monday, September 23, 2019

The Daily Dose/September 23, 2019
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

Leading Off
Leading Off will return. 

Today At The Site:
Read Free Fortnight continues. Enjoy The Diary with our compliments:

The Diary of a NobodySparrow, in what is not the Upset of the Year – does some whining. 

Proof that ol’ Sparrow will whine about absolutely anything – as if further proof is required – can be found in the fact I was whining tonight when people didn’t ring the bell to my specifications. 

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

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On This Date
In 1642 – The first college graduation ceremony in what would become the United States is held at Harvard College. The college foisted nine men, then known as commencers, on the real world, and they thrilled the audience with speeches in Hebrew, Greek and Latin. The tradition of issuing diplomas didn’t start until 1813 and class rank was determined by the social status of the parents. 

In 1986 – Jim Deshaies of the Houston Astros establishes a new modern major league record when he strikes out the first eight batters of the game in a 4-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Deshaies broke the record that had been established by Joe Cowley of the Chicago White Sox earlier in the season and the record was tied in 2014 by Jacob DeGrom of the New York Mets. The all-time major league record is nine, done by Mickey Welch of the New York Gothams – later the Giants – in 1884. Deshaies, a rookie, finished with a two-hitter and struck out ten batters. 

In 1972 – Mac Davis is at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the first of three consecutive weeks with Baby Don’t Get Hooked On Me. It was the fifth chart single for Davis, the first of five Top 40 hits and the first of two Top 10 hits. The song also went to #1 in  Australia, peaked at #26 on Billboard’s country chart and was Billboard’s 8th biggest song of the year. Baby Don’t Get Hooked On Me remains Davis’ only appearance at #1 on a Billboard chart as an artist.  

…the weak broken and torn for the profit and convenience of the strong.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Gene Tunney first won the heavyweight title from Jack Dempsy on September 23, 1926.

Today’s Stumper
When did Harvard College first start offering classes? – Answer next time!


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