Daily Report: Friday, June 1, 2018

Sparrow runs into some technical difficulties while making some Sparrow For Congress videos on The Diary of a Nobody, while neighbor Devon actually mowed his lawn, making Sparrow’s look bad by comparison because his mower is still at the shop.

Today’s Thought for the Day is from November 2017 and features Nero Wolfe, a fictional character created by Rex Stout, talking about stealing a little time for oneself. Regular readers know time is one of our favorite themes at The Thought for the Day.  We all have 24-hours every day, and what we get out of this life largely depends on the work we put into those 24-hours.

On This Date:
In 1495: Scotch whiskey is mentioned in writing for the first time, in the Scottish Exchequer Rolls, an official government publication of government revenues. A monk named John Cor was ordered by King James IV to produce several batches.

In 1975: Nolan Ryan of the California Angels becomes the second major leaguer to pitch four no-hitters, defeating the Baltimore Orioles 1-0. Ryan would retire with seven n0-hitters, which are still a record.

In 1959: The Battle of New Orleans by Johnny Horton moves into the #1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100. It would spend six weeks at #1 and would be Billboard’s #1 single of 1959, despite the fact Mack the Knife by Bobby Darin spent nine weeks at #1. The Battle of New Orleans was also the biggest country song of the year, spending ten weeks on top of the Billboard’s country chart.

Have a good day,

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