Daily Report: Monday, June 25, 2018

Sparrow returns to The Shire on today’s edition of The Diary of a Nobody, triumphant after seeing The Wife and doing the Legion’s business – not to mention getting drunk Friday – this past weekend. He dives right in on the chores, too, tending to the cat and the yard, in that order.

Better late than never, we have The Sunday Bottom Ten for you, too. We had most of the entries filled in during the week, but we didn’t have time to write it when we usually do.

There was not a Thought for the Day one or two years ago today, so today we have from this past January, British novelist Anthony Trollope talking about having confidence because people generally take you as you offer yourself.

On This Date:
In 1950 – The Korean War begins when North Korea invades South Korea. Though Congress would never declare war on North Korea, the US would ultimately enter the war. Though an armistice was signed three years later, the two countries are technically still at war.

In 1904 – George Diggins, 9, becomes the youngest player in professional baseball history, appearing for the Concord Marines against the Lowell Tigers in a Class B New England League game.  Diggins, the team mascot, entered the game when an injury and an ejection left the Marines with only eight players…Diggins played right field and struck out in his only at-bat. It would be his only professional game.

In 1966 – The Beatles are at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with Paperback Writer, their 13th #1 song in America. It would be replaced at #1 the following week by Strangers in the Night by Frank Sinatra, and would return to #1 the following week.

Thank you for reading and have a good day.

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