Daily Report: Monday, July 2, 2018

Two new employees at the hotel,  The Wife does some BBQing plus the latest on Sparrow’s cut finger, which he is still milking, await you on today’s edition of The Diary of a Nobody.

I’m giving the slice on my finger some air…Recall a couple of days ago I sliced the top of my left index finger at the retailer and almost bled to death, with only an immediate Band-Aid application keeping me alive…No stitches were required, but it was touch and go there for a while.

One year ago Confucious had The Thought for the Day. The ancient Chinese sage, who flourished several centuries before Christ and whose influence is still profound, talks about going when you are wanted and staying away when you are not.

On This Date: 
In 1776: The United States of America is formed on this date in 1776, when the Second Continental Congress, meeting in Philadelphia, adopts the Lee Resolution, named for Richard Henry Lee of Virginia, who had introduced the resolution on June 7. The Lee Resolution stated, in part: “…That these United Colonies are, and, of right, ought to be, Free and Independent States…”

In 1941: Joe DiMaggio of the New York Yankees hits in his 45th consecutive game, breaking the major league record of 44 established by Wee Willie Keeler of the Baltimore Orioles, then in the National League, in 1897. DiMaggio went 1-5, his only hit a 5th inning home run. DiMaggio would ultimately hit in 56 consecutive games, a record which still stands.

In 1977: Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky) by conductor Bill Conti is at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, its only week at the top. The lyrics for the song were written by Carol Connors and Ayn Robbins and were sung by DeEtta West and Nelson Pigford. Despite Conti’s success at scoring movies and TV shows, Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky) is his only Top 40 hit.

Many thanks for reading, and have a good day.

 

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