Further proof that Sparrow is completely useless on his own can be found in the fact he needed to be reminded to go and check the mail on today’s edition of The Diary of a Nobody…He will also need to pay the water bill and it is even money whether or not he remembers to do it before it is shut off.
We did not produce The Thought for the Day on this date one and two years ago, so today we dug one up from November of last year…Lawrence Sanders, writing in the novel The Third Deadly Sin, talks about passion becoming a spectator sport.
Also, Gaylon For Congress went live on Facebook Monday night. We talked about free trade, specifically how the new tariffs America has levied on steel and aluminum imports will do no one any good.
On This Date:
In 1942 – The United States Congress declares war on dreaded Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania on this date in 1942. Despite the fact America has been at war for most of the ensuing years – from Korea to Vietnam to the War on Terror – this was the last time Congress has declared war.
In 1981 – Nolan Ryan of the Houston Astros walks Frank Tavares of the New York Mets in the first inning of a game Houston would win 3-0. The walk was the 1,776 of his career, breaking Early Wynn’s all-time major league mark. Ryan would pitch a complete game that night, walking two and striking out ten. He retired with 2,795 career walks, still a ML record.
In 1971 – Brown Sugar by the Rolling Stones replaces Three Dog Night’s Joy To The World at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100. Brown Sugar would spend two weeks at #1 and would also top the charts in Holland, Switzerland and Canada.
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