Variety awaits you on today’s edition of The Diary of a Nobody, as Sparrow has the latest from the yard at The Shire, plus he goes into town early to hunt for a pair of glasses, the kind that sit on the edge of your nose, because he thinks it will make him look distinguished…Sparrow also declines a used camping gear return at the retailer.
We declined to produce The Thought for the Day one or two years ago today, so today we offer one from King David. It comes from the Old Testament, from a book generally believed to have been written by David’s son Soloman, and concerns how us humans generally get what we expect out of ourselves.
On This Date:
In 1865 – Mary Surratt, Lewis Powell, David Herold and George Atzerodt, conspirators in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, are hanged in Washington, D.C., then known as Washington City. Their trial had ended just a week earlier, had lasted seven weeks and was conducted by a military tribunal, which meant only a majority was needed to convict, three-quarters needed for a death sentence and the only appeal was to President Andrew Johnson.
In 1985 – Boris Becker defeats Kevin Curren 6-3, 6-7, 7-6, 6-4 to win Wimbledon. At 17 Becker is the youngest Wimbledon champion, the first German and the first unseeded player to win the title. The loss is Curren’s second and final loss in a Grand Slam singles final. He was a four-time Grand Slam doubles champion.
In 1973 – Billy Preston is at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the first of two weeks with Will It Go Round In Circles. It was the second of three times Preston hit #1 as an artist. In 1969, as part of The Beatles with Billy Preston, he hit #1 with Get Back and in 1974 his Nothing From Nothing spent one week at #1.
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