The Daily Dose/January 7, 2019

The Daily Dose/January 7, 2019
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

Leading Off
Leading Off  will return.

Today At The Site
The Diary of a Nobody
Sparrow is starting to wonder what the deal is with his application for town council vacancy and it is dead slow at the retailer. Plus the latest from the Sleep Log.

Dead slow tonight at the retailer…Good gravy, it was if the town was deserted and not about as busy as it can get because this is the week the Texans travel 2,000 miles so they can stand in the cold and hear music they can get at their local tavern…

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On This Date
In  1999 – The trial of President Bill Clinton begins in the United States Senate, following his earlier impeachment by the US House. Clinton was tried on one article of perjury and another of obstruction of justice and he would be acquitted the following month. Clinton was the second president to face trial in the Senate. In 1868, Andrew Johnson was acquitted by one vote.

In 1972 – The Los Angeles Lakers defeat the Atlanta Hawks 134-90, the final win in their NBA-record 33-game winning streak. The streak had started the previous November 5 with a win over the Baltimore Bullets, now the Washington Wizards, and they had broken the NBA record for Most Consecutive Victories on December 12 with their 21st straight win. It remains the longest winning streak in North American major league sports.

In 1976 – Billy “Crash” Craddock is at #1 on Billboard’s country chart – then known as the Hot Country Singles chart – with Broken Down in Tiny Pieces. It was Craddock’s 14th of 19 Top Ten country singles and his third and final #1 and before making it in America, Craddock had had two #1 songs on Australia’s pop chart. He earned the nickname Crash while playing high school football in his native North Carolina.

Quotebook
Superfluous wealth can buy superfluities only. Money is not required to buy one necessary of the soul.
Henry David Thoreau
Walden

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
The longest NBA game played this century took four overtimes. It has been done three times.

Today’s Stumper
What was Billy “Crash” Craddock’s biggest hit on the Billboard Hot 100? –Answer next time!

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