Daily Report – Saturday, June 16, 2018

Despite double and triple checking that it wouldn’t happen, Sparrow’s $25 oil change ended up costing him over $50 on today’s edition of The Diary of a Nobody. The post office haul was pretty good, though, and there was some quality time with the cat before he headed in for his shift at the retailer.

Another day off for The Thought for the Day, so we pulled one from Sonny Bono for you. This was inspired by yesterday’s quote from J.C. Watts, a quote we were present at when uttered and we were present for Sonny’s quote, too. It was in December 1997, Sonny was a Congressman and speaking at a fundraiser in Holtville, California and I was newspaper reporter covering his appearance. Sonny’s quote talks about humility and honesty.  He died a month later.

On This Date:
In 1944 – George Stinney, Jr is executed for two murders in South Carolina. At 14, Stinney is the youngest person executed in the US in the 20th century. His conviction was vacated in 2014, not that it did him a lot of good.

In 1951 – Ben Hogan becomes the fifth person to win consecutive US Opens, defeating Clayton Heafner by two strokes at Oakland Hills Country Club near Detroit. It was the third of four US Open wins for Hogan, who earned $4,000, about $39,000 in today’s money.

In 1979 – Hot Stuff by Donna Summer returns to the #1 position on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, the second of three weeks the song would spend at #1. It had been knocked out of the #1 position the previous week the Bee Gees Love You Inside and Out. Hot Stuff was written by Peter Bellotte, Harold Faltermeyer and Keith Forsey and produced by Bellotte and Giorgio Moroder.

Have a great day, and many thanks for reading.

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