The Daily Dose/Friday, July 12, 2019

The Daily Dose/July 12, 2019
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

Leading Off
Leading Off will return.

Today At The Site
The Diary of a NobodySparrow wakes up at 4:30 in the morning and oversleeps. Today’s Diary.

I think Jerry and his wife have moved…Recall there was a U-Haul at their house last week and there’s no reason to hire a U-Haul for storage…Besides, it’s long gone and their house is showing signs of not being occupied. The grass is getting pretty long and their cars aren’t around and, despite the fact he said the house was sold, the For Sale sign is still up…I did some checking online and it is neither listed as sold nor is it on the market, tho I seem to recall the For Sale sign was up on The Shire until the before we closed.  

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

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On This Date
In 1862 – The United States Congress authorizes the Medal of Honor for the Army. This followed the establishment of a similar award for the Navy the previous December. Awarded initially for essentially winning a game of capture the flag, the Medal of Honor is now awarded for “Conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty”. It was been awarded 3,524 times to 3,504 men and one woman. 19 men have won the Medal twice, 14 for different actions, while five received the Army and Navy medals for the same action.

In 1931 – The St Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs establish a new major league record for most doubles in a game by both teams, hitting 23 in the second game of a doubleheader won by the Cardinals 17-13. The teams combined for nine doubles in the first game, and the 32 for the doubleheader, including 17 by the Cardinals for both games, also established major league records. All three of these records still stand. 

In 1975 – The Captain and Tennille are at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 for the fourth and final week with Love Will Keep Us Together. It was their first chart single and the first of seven Top 10 hits and two #1s (Do That to Me One More Time, 1979). The song also went to #1 in Australia and Canada, was Billboard’s biggest hit of 1975 and won a Grammy Award for Record of the Year. The pair, married in 1975, divorced in 2014 and Dragon died earlier this year. 

Quotebook
The sportsman trains himself and primes for his particular game. He prays for it, and so he gets it. After due…and long preparation…he goes out…{to a place where} most of his townsmen never saw nor dreamed of…He had them halfway in his bag when he started, he has only to shove them down.
Henry David Thoreau
Diary entry, 11/4/1858

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
The first act to have their only hit on Billboard’s Hot 100 go to #1 were the Elegants, who spent one week at the top in 1958 with Little Star.

Today’s Stumper
When were the US Air Force and Coast Guard Medals of Honor established? – Answer next time!

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