Sparrow is certainly on the rag today in The Diary of a Nobody, whining about guests at the hotel, being relieved late and there is even some funny whining from the retailer, where people kept pestering him while he was making closing pages.
In The Thought for the Day from two years ago, Thomas Edison – one of the useful people us humans have produced – talks about how we can either spend our lives astounding ourselves or passing aimless days. Plus the usual blathering commentary from yours truly.
On This Date:
In 1944 – World War II’s Battle of Normandy begins with amphibious landings by 155,000 Allied troops. It was also known as Operation Overlord and Operation Neptune and commonly known as D-Day. It would result in a successful invasion of German-occupied western Europe and remains the largest seaborne invasion in human history.
In 2017 – Scooter Gennett of the Cincinnati Reds tied an ML record with four home runs in a game, helping the Reds defeat the St Louis Cardinals 13-1. Gennett is the 17th player to hit four home runs in one game. The Cardinals joined the Braves, Dodgers and Reds as teams that have both given up four home runs in a game to a single player and had a player hit four home runs in a game.
In 1981 – Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes is #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the fourth consecutive week. After another week at #1, it would fall to #2 before returning to #1 for four more weeks. It was the biggest song of 1981.
Have a good day,