The Daily Dose/Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The Daily Dose/February 19, 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 NobodySparrow hides all the lined notepads at the hotel, so only his recycled scratch paper is available, and they’re passing out raises at the retailer.

We have so much Sparrow-produced scratch paper lying around the office I’ve had to take action…Recall I’ve gotten into the habit of taking paper we are going to recycle and cutting them into fourths, which is a convenient size to write stuff down on…First, I’ve moved some to the workstations up front…Second, I’ve hidden all lined, store-bought pads that had been scattered around…Well, I didn’t actually hide them, I merely put them back on the rack in the storeroom, but way in the back of the rack…We’ll see if they make a return. 

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On This Date
In 1942 – President of the United States Franklin D Roosevelt signs an executive order allowing the military to relocate Americans of Japanese descent to internment camps. They were officially known as military areas and the executive order does not specifically mention any nationality nor, really, what the military areas were to be used for. Germans, Italians and Jews were incarcerated, as well and over two-thirds of the Japanese held were American citizens.

In 2017 – The West defeats the East 192-182 in the 66th NBA All-Star Game, played in New Orleans.  Anthony Davis, of the hometown Pelicans, was named MVP of the game, scoring  55 points for the West, still the most points scored in an NBA All-Star Game.

In 1983 – Patti Austin and James Ingram are at #1 on the Billboard Hot 1oo for the first of two weeks with Baby, Come To Me. The song was the first of two #1s for Ingram and Baby, Come To Me remains Austin’s only appearance on the Hot 100. It was the second chart run for the song, having gone to #73 the previous year and recharted after gaining popularity when it was included in the TV soap opera General Hospital. The song peaked at #9 on Billboard’s soul chart.

Why should a man be in love with his fetters, though of gold?
Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
English philosopher and statesman

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
There were four shutouts in the 1917-18 NHL season. Two were forfeits that were recorded as 1-0 games, there was one by Montreal’s Georges Vezina on February 17, 1918, and another by Clint Benedict of the Ottawa Senators on February 25.

Today’s Stumper
When was FDRs executive order allowing the internment of Japanese officially rescinded –Answer next time!

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