Daily Report – Sunday, July 22, 2018

Valued Readers,

We have a tripleheader for you today:

Sparrow oversleeps and misses his shift at the retailer today on The Diary of a Nobody. Also, they are down to one night auditor, one desk clerk and one assistant general manager at Hotel B.

Ngaio Marsh, and bonus points if you can pronounce her first name, has The Thought for the Day, from her novel Night at the Vulcan. Miss Marsh, wrote detective stories for many years, most with the same detective and some centered around the theater. Today’s Thought concerns how us humans are eminently adaptable.

And because it’s Sunday, we have The Sunday Bottom Ten for your review. At #1 this week is Treason and President Trump. Regular readers of this crap no we are not fans of the president, but friends let’s make sure we know what treason is before we go accusing people of it.

On This Date:
In 1992 – Colombian cocaine vendor Pablo Escobar. armed with advance notice of a plan to move him to another prison, escapes from his original prison. He spends the next 16 months on the run before being gunned down by Colombian authorities in 1993. Escobar had started his criminal career modestly, dealing contraband cigarettes and fake lottery tickets.

In 1923 – Walter Johnson of the Washington Senators strikes out Cleveland’s Stan Coveleski in the sixth inning to become the first major league pitcher to strike out 3,000 batters. Bob Gibson of the St Louis Cardinals would become the second in 1974 and to date, 16 players have accomplished the feat. Johnson retired with 3,508 strikeouts, now ninth on the all-time list.

In 1944 – I’ll Be Seeing You by Bing Crosby returns to the #1 position on Billboard’s Best Sellers in Stores chart, a forerunner of the Hot 100, for the third of four non-consecutive weeks.  It had first hit #1 on July 1, replacing I’ll Get By by Harry James, which replaced it at #1 a week later. Songs replacing each other at #1 was not uncommon then, with Dinah Shore and the Mills Brothers alternating time at #1 for five weeks later in the year.

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