Yes, The Sunday Bottom Ten is back. It’s Sunday and no one would expect anything less. This week we feature rankings and our usual witless commentary on everything from the recent executions in Japan to World Cup penalty kick shootouts to race quotas in college admissions.
In today’s edition of The Diary of a Nobody, Sparrow, an average man leading an average life, discovers some new plants growing in the yard, plus there are some snotty people looking for rooms at the hotel. At the retailer, not all customers are all that bright, either. Also, Sparrow wraps up the week with a solid seven hours in the sack, giving him 46 for the week, a bit off last week’s record, but still not too bad.
On This Date:
In 1932 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at 41.22. Though this would be the lowest it would fall during the Great Depression, it would not reach its pre-Depression high until 1954.
In 1889 – John L Sullivan defeats Jake Kilrain in Richburg, Mississippi to retain his world heavyweight boxing title. It was the fight bare-knuckled boxing title fight. The ended when Kilrain’s second threw in the towel. Under the London Prize Ring rules, rounds ended when one or both fighters went down, and the fight lasted 2 hours and 16 minutes.
In 1972 – Bill Withers hits #1 for the only time on the Billboard Hot 100 when Lean On Me ascends the throne for the first of three weeks. A former enlisted man in the US Navy, Withers also had a successful career as a songwriter and record producer and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.
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