The Daily Dose/March 12, 2019
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy
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Today At The Site
The Diary of a Nobody: Sparrow has the latest on the scratch paper front at the hotel, plus Sparrow has tips on how to get a manager to approve your return of used tire chains. Today’s Diary.
Now, initially she’ll go thru the motions of enforcing store policy and tell you no, but she always yields…You don’t even have to say anything, just stand there with an expectant puppy look on your face and eventually she’ll allow your return…
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On This Date
In 1933 – Franklin Roosevelt addresses the United States for the first time as president, eight days after his inauguration, the first of his fireside chats. Mired in the Great Depression and facing the failure of many American banks, Roosevelt had closed all American banks on March 6 and on the 9th Congress had passed the Emergency Banking Act. Roosevelt spoke for 13 minutes from the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House in front of assorted members of the press. Between 1933 and 1940 Roosevelt would give 30 such fireside chats.
In 1992 – Don Nelson, then in his first sting as head coach of the Golden State Warriors, becomes the first person to participate in 2,500 NBA games as a player and a coach when the Warriors lose to the Detroit Pistons 119-112. Nelson would retire in 2010 having played and coached in 3,451 NBA games, 2,398 as a coach and 1,53 as a player.
In 1983 – Billie Jean by Michael Jackson is at # on the Billboard Hot 100 for the second of seven weeks. It was the first of two #1s from the album Thriller and the fourth of 13 #1 songs Jackson had as a solo act. The song went to #1 in nine other countries, including Great Britain and was also in its fifth of nine weeks at #1 on Billboard’s soul chart. Billie Jean was Billboard’s second biggest hit of 1983.
It is remarkable how little concern men seem to have for logic, statistics and, even, indeed, survival: we live by emotion, prejudice, and pride.
Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Elisha Gray filed a patent caveat for the telephone later the same day that Alexander Graham Bell filed his patent application A caveat had much the same information as an application and was formal notice of intent to file an application at a later date.
What as Billboard’s biggest hit of 1983? – Answer next time!