Daily Report – Monday, July 23, 2018

Sparrow still can’t get his alarm clock situation squared away on today’s edition of The Diary of a Nobody. Recall Saturday there was a power outage and the alarm didn’t go off. Well, he couldn’t be bothered to get a battery for backup, so he kept his phone in his room but the alarm was hard to hear which wouldn’t have been a problem except for the fact he forgot to set the regular alarm clock.

Senior Chief Haugland, an instructor from the old Navy days, has The Thought for the Day. We’ve haven’t actually entered it in our quotebook, but no matter because we’ve never forgotten it. It concerns mistakes and habits.

We are in the initial stages of expanding this feature, though we are still hazy on the details. Regular readers will recall The Daily Dose column that we haven’t written in ages. Well, we don’t really have the three-fours every day required to write it right now, however, certain elements might find their way here. As they already have, because fans recognize the On This Date feature that was a staple of The Daily Dose.

On This Date:
In 1829 – The machine that would eventually become the typewriter, then known as the typographer, is patented by American inventor William Austin Burt. Burt had built his typographer to help out with the correspondence required in his job as a government surveyor. He was also the inventor of the solar compass and the equatorial sextant.

In 2009 – Mark Buehrle of the Chicago White Sox pitches the 18th perfect game in major league (ML) history as the White Sox defeat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-0. One of the great catches in ML history complimented Buehrle when DeWayne Wise made a spectacular catch against the left-center field wall to start the ninth inning. Wise lept, secured possession of the ball then lost control before catching the ball while falling to the ground. The play is commemorated on the wall at the White Sox stadium.

In 1983 – The Police are at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the third week with Every Breath You Take. It would spend eight weeks at #1 and was Billboard’s #1 song for the year. It also went to #1 in Canada, Ireland, South Africa and Great Britain and remains their only #1 song in America.

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