The Daily Dose/October 11, 2019
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy
Notes from around the human experience…
Leading Off will return.
Today At The Site:
The Diary of a Nobody: The Wife sleeps in. Today’s Diary.
Even if it had been sunny we probably wouldn’t have gotten anything done outside because The Wife didn’t wake up until early afternoon…I am not making that up…When I woke up about 0300 (see Sleep Log below) The Wife was lying on the couch, snoring, with her laptop on her stomach…I woke her up and put her to bed and she slept so long the cat and I almost did a welfare check to see if she was still alive.
It’s Sparrow, an average man passing an average life.
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On This Date
In 1968 – Apollo 7, the first manned Apollo mission, lifts off from Cape Kennedy, Florida. Apollo 7 was America’s first three-person space mission and the first to feature a live television broadcast. The mission spent eleven days in space, all of it in low earth orbit. It was America’s first manned spaceflight since Gemini 12 in Nov. 1968, a layoff caused by the Apollo 1 fire that killed three astronauts in Jan. 1967. Despite some testiness between the crew and mission control, Apollo 7, the mission was a success, paving the way for Apollo 8 to orbit the moon in December.
In 1972 – The Cincinnati Reds win their sixth National League pennant, defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series. The Reds trailed 3-2 entering the bottom of the ninth inning before Johnny Bench tied the game with a home run and George Foster, running for Tony Perez, scored from third base on a wild pitch by Bob Moose. The Reds would lose the World Series in seven games to the Oakland A’s.
In 1970 – Neil Diamond is at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the only week with Cracklin’ Rosie. The song also went to #1 in South Africa, Canada and New Zealand and peaked at #3 in Great Britain, still his biggest song there. It was Diamond’s 13th Top 40 hit, his fourth Top 10 and his first of three #1 songs. Diamond had first hit the Top 40 with Cherry, Cherry in 1966 (#6) and he last charted in 1983 when I’m Alive peaked at #35.
Hay had long known it was good politics never to try to have the last word in a dispute; now he had begun to see the wisdom of not trying to have the first word, either.
Answer To The Last Trivia Question
As vice president, John Calhoun served both John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson. Calhoun remains the only vice president to serve separate presidents.
How many top 40 hits did Neil Diamond have in his career? – Answer next time!