The Daily Dose – Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Sparrow is currently bickering with the state Legion office about the date of the fall conference of the Legion district he commands on today’s edition of The Diary of a Nobody  At their spring conference they had decided on their usual late September date, but this week the state office informed him they had scheduled it for late October.

Francis Bacon, a past contributor to the feature, has The Thought for the Day. A champion of the tenet that the only real knowledge comes from experience, Bacon today talks about certainties and doubts, and how one usually leads to the other.

On This Date:
In 1934 – Austrian Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss is assassinated by the Nazis. It was a coup attempt by the Germans following, among other things, Dollfuss’ banning of the Austrian Nazi Party. The coup attempt failed, as Dollfuss’ successor was able to stave off the Nazis until they annexed Austria in 1938.

In 1956 – Roberto Clemente of the Pittsburgh Pirates hits an inside the park grand slam home run in the bottom of the ninth to give the Pirates a 9-8 victory over the Chicago Cubs. It was the second of ten inside the park home runs Clemente would hit in his career and remains the only time in major league history a game ended on an inside the park grand slam.

On July 26, 1958 – We will not be producing a column tomorrow, but we wanted to note that Elvis Presley moved into the #1 spot on Billboard’s Best Sellers in Stores chart on this date. It would spend two weeks at the top. It was the last #1 song on the Best Sellers in Stores chart before the release of the first Billboard Hot 100 on August 4.

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