A long day for Sparrow, including a full night at the hotel and a full day at the retailer on today’s edition of The Diary of a Nobody. Both are woefully shorthanded, too, though if you are thinking that is going to prevent Sparrow from enjoying his day off Thursday you are deluding yourself.
Today’s The Thought for the Day is from earlier this year, uttered by Dan Duffy, an old shipmate of mine on the USS Blueback, an old diesel submarine. Today Dan has some thoughts on taking risks, a thought uttered when we were partners playing spades.
On This Date:
In 1709: Peter the Great leads his Russian army to victory over Charles XII and his Swedish troops at the Battle of Poltava, now located in the Ukraine. The battle, a decisive Russian victory, marked the start of the decline of Sweden and the emergence of Russia as European powers.
In 1939: The New York Yankees establish American League (AL) and major league (ML) records for homes runs in one game, consecutive games and a doubleheader in Philadelphia against the A’s. The Yankees hit eight home runs in the opener and five in the second game and not surprisingly swept the doubleheader 23-2 and 10-0. While the AL records for home runs in consecutive games and a doubleheader still stand, the others have been broken.
In 1975: The Captain and Tennile are at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the second consecutive week with Love Will Keep Us Together. It was their first of two #1 songs and their first chart single. The song would spend four weeks at #1 was the biggest song of 1975. The couple divorced in 2014 after 39 years of marriage.
Thank you for reading and have a good day,