The Daily Dose/Saturday, April 13, 2019

The Daily Dose/April 13, 2019
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

Leading Off
Leading Off will return.

Today At The Site
The Diary of a Nobody
Sparrow brings his own coffee into work, plus he is all set for service officer training in the big city the next couple of weeks. Today’s Diary.

I even brought a thermos of coffee from home, my usual retailer donut shop knockoff…I did this for two reasons…One, the Building Department next door uses a leading national brand that is more suited to being an engine additive than a tasty morning beverage and, two, there was a lot left in the pot, and I’d’ve hated to waste it…So I poured some in the thermos and still had enough for the to-go cup to enjoy on the drive in.

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On This Date
In 1976 – The $2 bill is reintroduced, featuring President Thomas Jefferson on the obverse side, and a vignette of the signing of the Declaration of Independence on the reverse side. Never particularly popular, the $2 bill was first authorized in 1862 and discontinued in 1966 before its reintroduction.

In 2016 – The Golden State Warriors become the first NBA team to win 73 games in a season, defeating the Memphis Grizzlies 125-104 in their final regular season game. The Warriors broke the record of 72 that had been established by the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls. The Warriors started the season 24-0 and did not lose consecutive regular season games, though they did lose two out of three once. The record still stands.

In 1985 – USA For Africa is at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with We Are the World. The song spent four consecutive weeks at #1 and would later spend two weeks at #1 on Billboard’s soul chart and peaked at #76 on Billboard’s country chart, making it one of the few songs to be a hit on all three charts. It also went to #1 in 15 other countries, including Great Britain, Norway, and Italy

Quotebook
Humility will give you the power to do the job honestly.
Sonny Bono
December 5, 1997
Editor’s Note: Gaylon, a newspaper reporter at the time, was present when Bono said this. Bono died a month later.

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Adolph Eichmann was living in Argentina when he was arrested by the Israelis.

Today’s Stumper
Who was the first person to have his portrait on the $2 bill? – Answer next time!

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