The Daily Dose/October 8, 2018
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy
In The News
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Today at the Site
Sparrow has more biscuit and gravy issues at the hotel in the latest edition of The Diary of a Nobody. Also, he fills out another questionnaire for the Sparrow For Congress campaign.
Hell, a complimentary hotel breakfast isn’t to be confused with Sunday brunch at the Ritz, but even I know you can’t toss out biscuits that smell like old shoes…
The Thought for the Day continues its hiatus, so today we feature an encore from November of last year, King David talking about how we are what we think we are. Click here to read it.
To an extent that is astonishing, we get out of life what we think we will. Those who shoot for second place seldom place first…On the other hand, those who change the world or who accomplish great things – or even get the most out of their talents – set out to do exactly that.
On This Date
In 1918 – US Army Corporal Alvin C York earns the Medal of Honor for killing 28 Germans and capturing 132 more under heavy machine gun fire in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive in France in World War I. York originally claimed conscientious objector status, but he later withdrew the application. His award for valor was initially the Distinguished Service Cross and was upgraded to the Medal of Honor a few months later.
In 1956 – Don Larsen of the New York Yankees pitches the sixth perfect game in major league (ML) history, defeating the Brooklyn Dodgers 2-0 in Game 5 of the World Series. Like some perfect game pitchers, Larson was an unlikely candidate for the history books. Though he had an 11-5 record in 1956, his career record was 81-91 and Larsen had lasted less than two innings in Game 2. The Yankees won the series in seven games and this remains the only perfect game in World Series history.
In 1983 – Bonnie Tyler is at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the second of four consecutive weeks with Total Eclipse of the Heart. The also went to #1 in Great Britain, Australia, South Africa, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and Norway. It was Billboard’s 6th biggest hit of 1983 and remains Tyler’s only #1 song either in the US or Britain.
Answer To The Last Trivia Question
There were 135 candidates for governor in California’s 2003 recall election.
How many Medals of Honor have been awarded, and how many people have earned them? – Answer next time!
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