The Daily Dose/Wednesday, September 25, 2019

The Daily Dose/September 25, 2019
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

Leading Off
Leading Off is enjoying a brief holiday.

Today At The Site:
The Diary of a NobodyIt’s that time of year when Sparrow runs into grown men dressing like plants. Today’s Diary. 

Shortly after starting my duties four men dressed like shrubbery wandered into the lobby…Two of them were guests and the other needed a place to stay and after I checked them in they stayed in the lobby talking about hunting…I know squat about hunting – and couldn’t care less, either – but because ol’ Sparrow is all things to all people before you could say “antlers” the goof doing all the talking asked me if I knew of any other good spots and he seemed disappointed to find out I could contribute nothing to his conversation. 

And as sometimes happens with grown men dressing like Sherwood forest, one of them had an orange cap on…I’ve never understood this…You blow good money to blend in with bushes and you blow it with an orange hat…I’ve been told this is because the animals they are hunting are color blind, but if that’s the case, why not just wear bright orange clothing, too???

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

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On This Date
In 1237 – The Treaty of York, which defines the border between England and Scotland, is signed. The agreement was between kings Henry III of England and Alexander II of Scotland and mainly settled sovereignty over three counties, which were mostly given to England. There have been only minor modifications since, and while History isn’t entirely clear on the matter, it remains one of the oldest border treaties still in force. Despite its significance, it is seldom mentioned at length in major historical works. 

In 1882 – The first major league doubleheader – two games for one admission – is played as Worcester and Providence split the two games. Worcester, on its way to finishing in last place in the National League, was in its last of three seasons in the league, while Providence folded after the 1885 season. While this was the first traditional doubleheader in major league history, teams had been playing two games in one day since the National League’s first year in 1876. 

In 1961 – Walk On By by Leroy Van Dyke is at #1 on Billboard’s country chart – then known as the Hot C&W Sides chart – for the first of 19 non-consecutive weeks. Walk On By would fall out of the top spot and return to it twice, for three stays at #1 and would not begin its final week at the top until March 3, 1962. At the time, it was the sixth-biggest song in country chart history and today remains one of only ten songs to spend at least 19 weeks at #1. The song also peaked at #5 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and even went to #1 in Norway. The song is one of three Top 10 country hits for Van Dyke, and remains his only #1. Van Dyke, now 89, still tours occasionally and is known for having never missed a performance.

He was not a scholar, but he was unusually open and curious…
Peter Massie
Peter the Great

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
The United States Supreme Court first expanded from six members in 1807, when a seventh member was added.

Today’s Stumper
What teams were the first major league teams to play two games in one day? – Answer next time!


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