Finally, after one of the longest weeks in human history, Sparrow picks up his lawn mower from the shop in today’s The Diary of a Nobody. Unfortunately, he got it too late in the day to actually mow the lawn, but there’s always tomorrow. Plus, it is a dead sprint at the retailer.
There are two editions of The Thought for the Day for your to enjoy. One year ago Louis L’Amour talked about reading, while two years ago Gore Vidal talked about the importance of being you. Both, of course, feature the usual witless commentary from yours truly you’ve learned to tolerate.
On This Date:
In 1997: Timothy McVeigh is convicted on 11 counts of murder and conspiracy at his trial in Denver. He would be executed four years later after abandoning his appeals.
In 1891: Charley “Old Hoss” Radbourn wins his 300th game as the Cincinnati Reds defeat the Boston Beaneaters – now the Atlanta Braves – 10-8. Radbourn is the fourth major leaguer to reach the 300 win mark. Since then 20 other pitchers have joined the club.
In 1982: Deniece Williams is at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the second and final week with Let’s Hear It for the Boy. It was Williams’ second and final #1 song, following 1978’s Too Much, Too Little, Too Late, a duet with Johnny Mathis.