The Daily Dose/Monday, December 31, 2018

The Daily Dose/December 31, 2018
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

Leading Off: Happy New Year
As you read this the planet has been ringing in the New Year for several hours already, 2019 beginning at 3am Mountain Standard Time in Samoa, Tonga and Christmas Island. 15 minutes later the Chatham Islands celebrated at at 6am New Year celebrations began in much of Australia. You get the picture. Here are some other times:

Beijing: 9am
Bombay: 11:30am
Moscow: 2pm
London: 5pm
Rio de Janeiro: 7pm

You might think that because there are 24 hours in a day it takes 24 hours for the entire planet to ring in 2019. You would be wrong. The entire New Year’s evolution takes 26 hours, with the Baker and Howland islands entering 2019 at at 5am MST Tuesday.

Today At The Site
The Diary of a NobodyThe cat sleeps on the crew neck sweater Sparrow was going to wear to work, while at the retailer Sally shows Sparrow the buffalo nickel she found. Also, Wes talks to Sparrow some more about markdowns.

Recall last night he talked with Charlie about how we couldn’t just mark down a projector screen from $180 to $20 willy-nilly…I overheard part of it and told Wes I’d found it moderately, tho not completely, interesting, and he continued the lesson tonight…I have little financial acumen, however, and didn’t understand most of it, but he noted markdowns aren’t bad and just because something is priced to move doesn’t mean it is hurting our bottom line…

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On This Date
In  1857 – British monarch Queen Victoria chooses Ottawa as the capital of Canada. Ottawa was then a small logging town, though its location on a cliff meant it was difficult to attack and it and it was halfway between what was then Canadian east and the Canadian west. Today, Ottawa has a population of about 965,000. Its name comes from an Algonquin word meaning ‘to trade’.

In 1967 – The Green Bay Packers defeat the Dallas Cowboys 21-17 in the NFL Championship Game. Known to history as the Ice Bowl, game time temperatures in Green Bay were -15 degrees F with a wind-chill of -38 and was so cold the officials were unable to use their whistles. The Packers won the game on a quarterback sneak by Bart Starr with 13 seconds remaining. With the win, the Packers become the first team to win three consecutive NFL championships.

In 1977 – The Bee Gees are at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the fourth time of nine times with How Deep Is Your Love. The song was at #1 for the second of three consecutive weeks and was the first of six consecutive #1s for the Bee Gees, which tied the Hot 100 record established by the Beatles between December 1964 and January 1968. Due to when How Deep Is Your Love charted, the song was the the sixth biggest song of 1978.

Only one who has learned much can fully appreciate his ignorance.
Louis L’Amour
Education of a Wandering Man

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
The Gadsden Purchase was named after James Gadsden, a former colonel in the US Army who was the US ambassador to Mexico at the time.

Today’s Stumper
What act now holds the record for most consecutive #1 songs on Billboard’s Hot 100? –Answer next time!

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