The Daily Dose/Thursday, March 7, 2019

The Daily Dose/March 7, 2019
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

Leading Off
Leading Off is officially on hiatus. It will return. We’re not sure when, though.

Today At The Site
The Diary of a NobodySparrow has the latest from the hotel, including filling a hot water bottle for a guest, and he is so well-known at the Mexican joint in the next county he doesn’t even have to give his order to the kid working the counter, the cook does it for him. 

About midnight two British women come to the front desk, one of whom is carrying a hot water bottle…Apparently, she is sore from her day’s skiing adventure…She asks if we have “some boiling water handy” and her friend even specifies a kettle of all things, making it sound like hoteliers the world over keep kettles of boiling water at the ready as a matter of course…As it was, I was useful here, because the commercial coffee maker in the coffee room has a hot water spout and I announced I could comply with her request…

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On This Date
In 1986 – The crew cabin of the space shuttle Challenger is discovered by the USS Preserver in 100 feet of water off the coast of Florida. Thought the cabin was severely crushed and fragmented the remains of all seven astronauts were recovered. Challenger had exploded 73 seconds after liftoff on January 28 and autopsies were unable to determine the cause of death of Challenger’s crew.

In 1939 – The Boston Bruins are awarded the Prince of Wales Trophy for having the NHL’s best regular season record, the first time the trophy had been so awarded. For the previous twelve seasons it had been issued to the NHL’s American Division champion and was first issued in 1925 to the Montreal Canadiens for winning the first game in Madison Square Garden. A versatile award, the Prince of Wales trophy is now awarded to the winner of the Eastern Conference Final playoff series.

In 1953 – Hank Williams is at #1 on all three of Billboard’s country charts – Most Played in  Juke Boxes, National Best Sellers and Most Played by Jockeys – with  Kaw-Liga. The song would spend a combined 29 weeks at #1 on the three surveys between February 21 through May 16. It was the ninth of eleven #1s on the country chart for Williams and the first since his death in January. His son Hank Williamns, Jr. took Kaw-Liga to #12 on the country chart in 1980.

More likely he had died as he had lived – without ever learning who he really was.
Alex Haley
Roots: The Saga of an American Family

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
The Temptations had four #1 songs on the Billboard Hot 100: My Girl, I Can’t Get Next to You, Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) and Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone. 

Today’s Stumper
Which NHL team has been awarded the Prince of Wales Trophy the most times? – Answer next time!

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