The Daily Dose/March 6, 2019
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy
Leading Off is officially on hiatus. It will return. We’re not sure when, though.
Today At The Site
The Diary of a Nobody: Sparrow gives a clinic to a British subject in being polite, and it’s the latest from the coffee pot front lines. Today’s Diary.
The right coffee pot was completely dominant this morning, getting virtually all of the action and I took so much pity on the left pot that I moved to the right side…There wasn’t even enuff left in the right pot to transfer to the left one.
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On This Date
In 1665 – The first edition of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society is published. Originally a private publication, it became the Society’s official publication in 1752. (Philosophical in this instance refers to what was then called natural philosophy, now known as science.) Over the centuries, the journal has featured some of our great thinkers including, among others, Issac Newton, Benjamin Franklin, and Stephen Hawking and it is the oldest scientific journal in the world.
In 1982 – The San Antonio Spurs defeat the Milwaukee Bucks 171-166 in three overtimes, the 337 total points establishing a new NBA record for Most Points in a Game, Both Teams. The Spurs and the Bucks broke the old record of 316 which had been done twice: on March 2, 1962 (Philadelphia Warriors over the New York Knicks 169-147; Wilt Chamberlian’s 100 point game) and again on March 12, 1970 (Cincinnati Royals over the San Diego Rockets 165-151). The record is now held by the Detroit Pistons (186) and the Denver Nuggets (184), who combined for 370 in three overtimes on December 13, 1983.
In 1971 – The Temptations are at #1 on Billboard’s soul chart – then known as the Best Selling Soul Singles chart – for the first of three weeks with Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me). The song was the eleventh of 15 soul chart #1s for the Temptations and Just My Imagination would later spend two weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100.
…all truth is old, and only error is original.
The Story of Civilization, Volume III: Caesar and Christ
Answer To The Last Trivia Question
The Rolling Stones have had eight #1 songs in Great Britain.
How many #1 songs did the Temptations have on Billboard’s Hot 100? – Answer next time!
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