The Daily Dose/Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The Daily Dose/April 24, 2019
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

Leading Off
Leading Off will return.

Today At The Site
The Diary of a Nobody: 
Sparrow takes a phone call at the hotel, and shows Tammy a way to find and replace items in a Word doc. Today’s Diary.

To replace last month’s code with the current code she typed in the new code over an old one, highlighted it, then cut-and-pasted the new one in…Well, I said, I have an easier way and would you like to see it???…Of course she would, so I showed her the Find-and-Replace technique, which Tammy immediately hailed as Innovation of the Week.

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On This Date
In 1800 – The Library of Congress is established when President John Adams signs the act of Congress that also authorized the transfer of the seat of government from Philadelphia to Washington D.C., then customarily known as Washington City. The original collection consisted of 750 volumes, purchased from Britain and was originally housed in the Senate chambers of the new capitol building. Today the Library of Congress is one of the largest libraries in the work, with over 38 million books and other printed materials in over 400 languages.

In 1963 – The Boston Celtics become the first team to win five consecutive NBA titles, defeating the Los Angeles Lakers 112-109 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. Jerry West led all scorers with 32 points and Tom Heinsohn had 22 for the Celtics. It was the Lakers second straight loss to the Celtics in the finals. The Celtics would go on to win eight consecutive NBA titles and remain the only team to win more than three straight.

In 1976 – Disco Lady by Johnny Taylor is at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 for the fourth and final week. Earlier, the song had spent six weeks at #1 on Billboard’s soul chart was Billboard’s 3rd biggest song of the year. Disco Lady was Taylor’s second Top 10 hit, the first Hot 100 #1 song to have the word ‘Disco’ in the title and remains his only #1 song.

I leave [my ideas] to take their chance in the world. If they are right, truth and experience will support them. If wrong they ought to be refuted and rejected.
Benjamin Franklin

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Pete Rose scored the only run when Ken Johnson became the only major league pitcher to lose a nine-inning, complete game, no-hitter. He took second following an error by Johnson, took third on a groundout and scored on another error.

Today’s Stumper
Besides the Boston Celtics, which other teams have won three consecutive NBA titles? – Answer next time!

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