The Daily Dose/Sunday, November 4, 2018

The Daily Dose/November 4, 2018
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

In The News
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Read Free Fortnight followed Read Free Week which means y’all’ve freeloading for three weeks now. That’s all right; it’s been our pleasure having you. We hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know Sparrow and The Diary of a Nobody and the sheer hilarity of The Bottom Ten and our books.

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Today at the Site
Sparrow meets Arnold, the new temporary GM at Hotel B on today’s edition of The Diary of a Nobody. Plus, he attacks the yard work with all the enthusiasm of someone about to go to the chair, but comes back strong, treating himself to dinner at the local diner.

I hate raking…

The Thought for the Day continues to enjoy some well deserved time off. Please enjoy this encore from October 2017, a quote from former Chief Justice John Marshall about listening well.

We must also listen to ourselves, paying attention to our inner voice, the instinct that shows us the path we should be taking in our lives.

On This Date
In 1737 – The Theater of San Carlo opens in Naples, Italy. Commissioned by King Charles III of Naples it opened with a performance of Domenico Sarro’s Achille in Sciro. It was partially destroyed by fire in 1819, added electricity in 1890 and survived the bombs of World War II, re-opening three weeks after the Liberation of Naples in 1943. Still in use, it remains the oldest opera house in the world still in continuous use.

In 2001 – The Arizona Diamondbacks get two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat the New York Yankees 3-2 in Game 7 of the World Series. It’s their first world title in only their fourth major league season, the shortest amount of time any expansion team took to win their first World Series. Along with Game 6 of the 2005 World Series, these are the latest games ever played in the major leagues.

In 1971 – I Can See Clearly Now by Johnny Nash is at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song would spend four consecutive weeks at #1 and remains Nash’s only #1 hit. Despite being one of only five songs to spend at least four weeks at #1 in 1972, I Can See Clearly Now did not spend all that many weeks on the chart and was only the 47th biggest song of the year. A version of the song by Jimmy Cliff peaked at #19 on the Hot 100 in 1993.

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Jerry Rice led the NFL in receptions twice, in 1996 and 1990.

Today’s Stumper
What other songs spent at least four weeks at #1 on the Hot 100 in 1972? – Answer next time!

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