The Daily Dose/January 14, 2020
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy
Notes from around the human experience…
Leading Off will return.
Today At The Site
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The Diary of a Nobody: Sparrow sleeps really well. Today’s Diary.
7.0 hours for the day and I didn’t get up to use the can once!!!…I am not making that up…I did wake up about 1730 or so but immediately rolled back over…I dreamt well and vividly and all in all, it was a great sleep session.
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On This Date
Great moments in us.
In 1969 – A fire breaks out on the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, about 70 miles southwest of Honolulu. The fires started about 8:18am when a rocket attached to an aircraft overheated and exploded. The explosion caused other rockets to explode as well as spilling jet fuel, which also caught fire. The fires took four hours to extinguish and resulted in 28 deaths and over 300 injuries. 15 aircraft were destroyed and the total cost of the fire was $126 million, about $873 million in today’s money.
In 1990 – Joe Montana of the San Francisco 49ers establishes a new NFL record for most career postseason touchdown passes in a 30-3 win over the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Championship Game. Montana had two touchdown passes giving him 31 for his career, breaking the record of 30 that had been established by Terry Bradshaw of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Montana would retire in 1994 with 45 postseason touchdown passes, and the record is now held by Tom Brady of the New England Patriots with 73.
In 1978 – Player is at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 for the first of three consecutive weeks with Baby Come Back. It was the first of three Top 40 hits for the group and remains their only #1 song. The song also went to #1 in Canada, peaked at #32 in Great Britain, at #10 on Billboard’s soul chart and was Billboard’s seventh biggest hit of the year.
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.
We should constantly be reminded of what we owe in return for what we have. – Eleanor Roosevelt
Answer To The Last Trivia Question
It’s not who you know, but what you know.
The worst train disaster in human history occurred in Sri Lanka in December 2004 when a train was flooded and derailed by tsunami waves, killing over 1,700 people.
Test your knowledge. Now.
What was Player’s other Top 10 hit on the Hot 100? – Answer next time!