Daily Report: Friday, July 6, 2018

What was scheduled to be a leisurely day off for Sparrow turned into a day of labor as he completely lost his mind and mowed and watered the lawn…Also, in his role as commander, Sparrow attends a Sons of the Legion meeting that has a low turnout and he realizes there is no way he is going to match last week’s total of 50 hours of sleep. All on today’s edition of The Diary of a Nobody.

Today’s Thought for the Day is from earlier this year, one of the few quotes we are actually present at when uttered. It comes from Dan Duffy, an old shipmate in the navy, and Dan talks about there not being any rewards without risks. The context of the quote is the card game Spades, which you play a lot in the US Navy, and Dan usually said it when I bid nil, which I was usually successful at.

On This Date: 
In 1865 – The Nation is published for the first time, in New York City. Still active today, it remains the oldest continuously published news magazine in America. It has bureaus in Washington, DC, London and South Africa, has decidedly liberal bent and continues to flourish despite losing money virtually every year thanks to a dedicated group of donors.

In 2005 – The Florida Marlins defeat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-4 in ten innings with five Marlin’s pitchers retiring the final 28 Brewers batters. It was only the 5th time in major league history a team or pitcher retired more than 27 consecutive batters in a game.

In 1946 – The Gypsy by the Ink Spots is #1 on Billboard’s Best Sellers in Stores chart (the Hot 100 didn’t appear until 1958) for the seventh of ten consecutive weeks. It was the first of two #1’s for the Ink Spots in 1946 (To Each His Own). In 1944 they had their first #1 song, I’m Making Believe with Ella Fitzgerald. The Ink Spots were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999, though all the original members had already died.

Have a good day, and many thanks for reading,

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