The Daily Dose/Thursday, February 21, 2019

The Daily Dose/February 21, 2019
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

Leading Off
Leading Off is taking some time off.

Today At The Site
The Diary of a NobodyIt’s a slow night at the hotel, so Sparrow produces more scratch paper, and after fussing over the matter for most of the past few weeks, he decides to buy another belt, instead of punching a hole in is treasured old belt.

Made more scratch paper tonight at the hotel… 

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On This Date
In 1878 – The first telephone book is published in New Haven, Connecticut. It was actually single sheet of cardboard that listed the names, but not the numbers, of the 50 telephone subscribers in town. Numbers weren’t listed because back then nobody dialed the numbers themselves, they had the operator do it. Subscribers paid $1.50 per month for service – about $40 in today’s money – and service was only available from 6am to 2am.

In 1973 – The Chicago Blackhawks defeat the Montreal Canadiens 4-2, extending their NHL record for Consecutive Non-Shutout Games to 262, a mark that includes playoff games. The streak would end three nights later with a 2-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. The record is now held by the Los Angeles Kings, who scored in 264 consecutive regular season and playoff games from March 15, 1986 until April 4, 1989.

In 1953 – Goldie Hill is at #1 on Billboard’s country chart for the third and final week with I Let the Stars Get In My Eyes. It was what was known as an answer song to Perry Como’s Don’t Let the Stars Get In Your Eyes, which had just finished a five-week stay at #1 on Billboard’s Best Sellers in Stores chart. Both songs were either written or co-written by Slim Willet. Hill was the second woman to hit #1 on Billboard’s country chart and this was her only #1 hit.

If to please the people we offer what we ourselves disapprove, how can we afterwards defend our work? Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair. George Washington

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Four songs spent at least six weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1982. Centerfold (The J. Geils Band) and Eye of the Tiger (Survivor) spent six weeks at #1 and I Love Rock and Roll (Joan Jett and the Blackhearts) and Ebony and Ivory (Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder) each spent seven weeks. Additionally, Olivia Newton-John’s Physical spent four of its ten weeks at #1 at the start of the year.

Today’s Stumper
Who was the first woman to have a #1 song in Billboard’s country chart?. –Answer next time!

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