The Daily Dose/Wednesday, June 26, 2019

The Daily Dose/June 26, 2019
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

Leading Off
Leading Off is enjoying some time off and will return.

Today At The Site
The Diary of a NobodySparrow manages to get the trash picked up despite forgetting to put it out when he got home from work. Today’s Diary.

I was lucky to get our trash picked up today…Like last week, I forgot to put it out, but I saw the trash guys still on the route on the way to the gym late this afternoon, so I stopped and  asked if they’d gotten to Maple Street yet…They yes but added they’d be happy to drive by again, so I turned around and sped back to The Shire to put the can out and I am pleased to report they did, indeed, swing by and empty it…Later, I told The Wife we should probably put a can of coffee or something out for them next week. 

It’s Sparrow, an average man passing an average life.

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On This Date
In 1409 – The Roman Catholic Church finds itself with three popes – two more than usual – after Pope Alexander V is elected by the Council of Pisa in Pisa, Italy. He joined popes Gregory  XII in Rome and Benedict XIII in France. Known to History as the Western Schism, it began in 1378 when France got its shorts in a knot and began electing its own pope and really wouldn’t end until the middle of the following century. Alexander V would serve until his death 307 days later, Gregory XII until 1415 while Benedict XIII maintained his claim until his death 1423, and today is not regarded by the Church as a legitimate pope.

In 1970 – Frank Robinson of the Baltimore Orioles ties the major league record with two grand slam home runs as the Orioles defeat the Washington Senators – now the Texas Rangers – 12-2. The home runs came in the fifth and sixth innings and were Robinson’s only hits that night. Robinson became the seventh major league player to accomplish the feat, which has now been done 13 times, the last by Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers in 2009.

In 1961 – Gary U.S. Bonds is at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 with Quarter to Three for the first of two consecutive weeks. Bonds was born Gary Anderson and his stage name was given to him by his producer Frank Guida, who hoped the name would be confused with public service announcements running at the time for actual US government bonds. It was Bonds’ second of seven Top 40 hits (from 1960 through 1982) and remains his only #1 song. Quarter to Three also peaked at #3 on Billboard’s soul chart.

“…but I expect you know best, as usual.”
“I do – When I know anything.”
J.R.R. Tolkien
The Lord of the Rings
Bilbo and Gandalf

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
The United States Congress has not declared war since it decided to smack around Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary on June 5, 1942.

Today’s Stumper
Who were the first National and American league players to hit two grand slam home runs in one game? – Answer next time!

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