The Daily Dose/Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The Daily Dose/February 20, 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 is cruising at work until some damn guests show up, and it’s The Wife’s bone soup for dinner at The Shire. Today’s Diary.

Came close, this close, very close, Tuesday morning to setting a personal best for getting Part I of my night’s work done…I was humming on all cylinders from the start: both drawers and the petty cash safe were spot on ($200 in all three) the first time and I started the audit at 2320, a full ten minutes earlier than what is usually considered a very good time to get it underway…After that I generated, saved and emailed the usual reports in short order and billing today’s departing guests and printing their folios was going smoothly until some jerk guests came and ruined everything.

Click here to follow Sparrow – an average man passing an average life.
$5.99 includes all entries, past, present and future.

On This Date
In 1792 – The United States Postal Service is formed when President George Washington signs the Postal Service Act. The act gave Congress the authority to set up regional post offices and postal routes and replaced the old system of private and state mail carriage. Postage wasn’t cheap, ranging from six to twelve cents, about 90 cents to $1.80 in today’s dollars.

In 1970 – Commissioner of Baseball Bowie Kuhn suspends Detroit Tigers pitcher Denny McLain indefinitely for being involved in bookmaking activities. The suspension was later reduced to three months, and McClain made his 1970 debut on July 1. In 1968 McLain had won 31 games for the Tigers, the last major league pitcher to win 30 games in a season.

In 1982 – The J. Geils Band is at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the third of six consecutive weeks with Centerfold. It was the twelfth Hot 100 hit for the band, their fourth Top 40 hot, first Top 10 hit and remains their only #1 song. Centerfold also went to #1 in Canada and Australia and was Billboard’s 5th biggest song of the year.

If the single man plants himself indomitably on his instincts, and there abide, the huge world will come round to him.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
President Franklin Roosevelt’s executive order allowing the internment of Americans of Japanese descent was rescinded in 1976 by President Gerald Ford.

Today’s Stumper
How many other songs spent six weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1982. –Answer next time!

Let’s Be Friends: follow me on Facebook.

Share Gaylon! Go!
This entry was posted in 2019. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *