The Daily Dose/Saturday, June 15, 2019

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

Leading Off
Leading Off will return.

Today At The Site
The Diary of a NobodySparrow and The Wife buy a boat and take it to a lake. Today’s Diary.

This actually started Wednesday when The Wife texted me a pic of a price tag from the retailer: $49.99, tho what was $49.99 for wasn’t immediately clear because the pic was only of the price tag so it was tuff to tell if it was a good buy or not…I mean, $49.99 for, say, a quality lawn mower is a really good deal…On the other hand, if it was a price tag for a package of bratwurst, it was a lousy deal…Turned out it was for an inflatable boat, so I texted her back what the hell, why not???

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

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On This Date
In 1215 – King John of England affixed his seal to the Magna Carta. Essentially a peace treaty between the crown and assorted, peeved, English barons, the treaty guaranteed the barons various rights, including church rights, protection for illegal imprisonment, speedy trials, and limits on payments for the crown. While the Magna Carta would lose some of its practical significance over the years – only three of the original 63 provisions are still in force – it did have a profound effect on the United States Constitution.

In 1980 – Jack Nicklaus wins the US Open, shooting a final round 68 to finish at eight under par and defeat Japan’s Isao Aoiki by two strokes. With the win, Nicklaus became the fourth golfer to win a record four US Opens, joining Willie Anderson, Bobby Jones and Ben Hogan and Nicklaus’ 18-years between first and fourth US Open wins is the most amongst those who have won four US Opens. The record still stands.

In 1974 – Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods are #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 for the first of two consecutive weeks Billy Don’t Be a Hero. It was the first chart single for the group, which was formed in Cincinnati in the 1960s and who got their break opening for the Osmonds in the early 1970s. While their four follow-up singles all hit the Hot 100, none got higher than #15. Earlier in 1974, Paper Lace had spent three weeks at #1 in Great Britain with the song.

…his life seemed to prove that the valorous were the favorites of fortune. He was simply inviting the Convention to do what he had done repeatedly – to aim as high as possible and to strain every nerve to attain the goal.
John C Miller
Alexander Hamilton: Portrait in Paradox

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
George Strait has had 44 #1 songs on Billboard’s country chart, the most of any artist on either the country, pop, or soul charts.

Today’s Stumper
What golfer took the fewest years to win four US Open golf titles? – Answer next time!


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