The Daily Dose/Thursday December 27, 2018

The Daily Dose/December 27, 2018 
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

Leading Off 
Leading Off is taking the rest of the year off.

Today At The Site
The Diary of a Nobody
: Sparrow takes care of a problem at the hotel, the results of his eye exam are in and he pulls the trigger on blowing the C note he got at work.

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On This Date
In 1922 – The word’s first ship specifically built as an aircraft carrier, the Hosho, is commissioned by Japan. Hosho was 552 feet long and 59 feet wide, rather small, even for that era, and it’s size limited Hosho to carrying around 15 airplanes, restricting its effectiveness in combat and after 1937’s Sino-Japanese War it was turned into a training vessel. It was scrapped in 1946, after seeing secondary action in World War II.

In 1981 – Wayne Gretzky of the Edmonton Oilers has four goals and an assist in a 10-3 win over the Los Angeles Kings. The five points give Gretzky 102 points in the Oilers’ 38th game, the fastest any player has scored 100 points. Gretzky would finish the season with 212 points, a new NHL record that stood until Gretzky had 215 points in 1986.

In 1980 – (Just Like) Starting Over by John Lennon is at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the first of five consecutive weeks. Lennon had died three weeks earlier and the song was the fourth posthumous #1 on the Hot 100 and the first since Jim Croce’s Time in a Bottle in 1973. (Just Like) Starting Over was Lennon’s second #1 song as a solo act and the song also went to #1 in Great Britain, Holland, Canada Australia, Ireland, Spain and Switzerland.

An Apache admired the virtues he himself needed in the life he led.
Louis L’Amour
The Lonely Men

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
The Beatles’ six #1 songs in 1964 broke Elvis Presley’s record for most #1 hits in a calendar year. Elvis had four #1s in both 1956 and 1957 on the Best Sellers in Stores chart.

Today’s Stumper
How many aircraft carriers are there on active duty in the world today? –Answer next time!

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