The Daily Dose/Saturday, April 27, 2019

The Daily Dose/April 27, 2019
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

Leading Off
Leading Off will return.

Today At The Site
The Diary of a Nobody
Sparrow gets the first lawn mowing of the season in. today’s Diary.

The lawn remains its usual eclectic collection of grasses, weeds, nad whole grains, but it’s not up to The Shire’s usual standards yer…There are three or four dead spots from where piles of leaves were left over the winter and back by the alley there are a couple of places where some chunks of grass and dirt had been torn out, which I can’t explain at all, tho I am hardly Mr Lawn Care…

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

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On This Date
In 1992 – Bety Boothroyd becomes the first woman elected speaker of the British House Commons in its 700-year history. A member of the Labour Party, Boothroyd was first elected to Parliament in 1973. Now 89, Boothroyd is retired from the House of Commons and as a former Speaker now sits in the House of Lords.

In 1963 – Brian Sternberg of the United States breaks the world record in the pole vault, vaulting 16 feet, 3-¾ inches at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, breaking the record set by Finland’s Pentti Nikula by two-and-a-half inches. Sternberg would break the record two more times over the next several weeks, only to be made a quadriplegic in July following a trampolining accident. He died in 2013, an extraordinarily long time for a quadriplegic to live. 

In 1974 – TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia) by MFSB and the Three Degrees is at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 for the second of two consecutive weeks. MFSB was a collection of Philadelphia studio musicians and TSOP remains their only Top 40 hit, though had others songs hit the Hot 100. The theme of the TV show Soul Train, TSOP was the first TV theme song to hit #1 on the Hot 100. Earlier the song had spent a week at #1 on Billboard’s soul chart.

Ars longa, vita brevis- art is long and time is fleeting. This is the tragedy of every great soul.Will Durant

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Luna 9, launched by the Soviet Union, was the first spacecraft to land on the moon, on February 3, 1966.

Today’s Stumper
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