The Daily Dose/February 5, 2019

The Daily Dose/February 5, 2019
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

Leading Off 
Leading Off will return.

Today At The Site
The Diary of a NobodySparrow starts wearing his uniform shirt at the hotel untucked, The Wife appears to have put ice melt on the driveway, while Sparrow’s fave sweaters have gone on clearance at the retailer.

…the big news is they’re now on clearance, priced to move at $7, 30 percent off and they have my fave colors in stock in my size, too…I think I am going to hold out, tho…Clearance prices are the retailer’s way of opening negotiations with customers…All right, they are saying, it’s time to get rid of these but we both know the clearance price will come down and continue to come down until we are obliged to all but give them away for a buck…So you’re betting your size will still be there when the price drops to the amount you are looking to pay.

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On This Date
In 1994 – Byron de la Beckwith is convicted of the 1963 murder of civil rights leader Medgar Evers in Jackson, Mississippi. Evers had been shot in the back when as he was walking into his home. Two previous trials in 1964 had resulted in hung juries. De la Beckwith, then 74, was sentenced to life in prison where he would die in 2001.

In 1950 – Dick Irvin of the Montreal Canadiens becomes the first NHL coach to win 500 games when the Canadiens beat the Chicago Black Hawks 4-3. Irvin would retire after the 1955-56 season with 691 wins, still good for seventh on the all-time list. During his career his teams appeared in 16 Stanley Cup Finals, winning four of them. The twelve losses in the Stanley Cup Finals remains an NHL record.

In 1977 – Mary MacGregor is at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the first of two consecutive weeks with Torn Between Two Lovers. It was MacGregor’s first chart single and only a #39 hit in 1979 kept her from being one of the great one-hot wonders in Top 40 history. The song also went to #1 in Canada, peaked at #3 on Billboard’s country chart and was Billboard’s 10th biggest song of 1977.

Quotebook
One has to keep taking that step over and over again. There is no easy way. There are no shortcuts. I have taken those steps and am still taking them.
Louis L’Amour
Education of a Wandering Man

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Mexico had a bobsleigh team at the 1928 Winter Olympics in St Moritz, Switzerland. They came in eleventh out of 23 entries from 14 nations.

Today’s Stumper
Which coach has now won the most games in NHL history? –Answer next time!

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