Typical for the 4th, Sparrow and company are completely slammed at the retailer, including Sparrow’s first ever PA announcement in Spanish and a certified Line of the Year candidate. At The Shire, the baby robins are starting to poke their cute little beaks above the top of the nest, all in today’s edition of The Diary of a Nobody.
On today’s Thought for the Day we have an encore from January of this year, from astronaut Gene Cernan. Cernan, commander of Apollo 17, remains the last human to set foot on the moon, something lamentable, because this means we haven’t been back to the moon since 1973, but not as lamentable as the fact there isn’t someone who can say they were the last human to set foot on Mars. Cernan talks about accomplishment and how today’s successes lay the foundation for tomorrow’s accomplishments.
On This Date:
In 1776 – Three days after declaring independence from Great Britain and one day after approving the Declaration of Independence, the Second Continental Congress of the United States of America settles down to the business of conducting a revolution. Congress was still adapting to independence, however, and still referring to the several states as colonies and they continued to set precedents that are followed to this day, approving some things, referring some matters to committee and putting some things off until ‘9 o’Clock to morrow’.
In 2000 – Eric Cammack of the New York Mets goes 1-1 with a triple and an RBI as the Mets beat the Florida Marlins 11-2, making him one of only four players to triple in their only major league at-bat. Cammack, a pitcher, would pitch in eight games for the Mets in 2000, finishing without a decision and a 6.30 ERA.
In 1980 – Coming Up (Live at Glasgow) by Paul McCartney is #1 for the second of three consecutive weeks on the Billboard Hot 100. It was McCartney’s 27th #1 song as a performer, either with the Beatles, Wings or as a solo act. The live version was originally released at the B side of the studio version, but the live version ended up getting more airplay in the US.
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