Sparrow has a relatively busy graveyard shift at Hotel B, obliged to both answers the phone and deal with both walk-ins and guests with reservations on today’s edition of The Diary of a Nobody. Sparrow also has the latest on how the retailer’s new dress code is affecting him PLUS the latest from the Sleep Log.
Today’s Thought for the Day encore is from January of this year, and features Charles Bukowski, a multiple contributor to this feature, talking about being good company for ourselves. This is always a good point to make because we are the only person we will see every day of our lives.
On This Day:
In 1994 – Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman are murdered outside of Simpson’s Los Angeles home. Simpson’s ex-husband O.J. Simpson is ultimately arrested, charged, tried and acquitted of the killings, though he would later be found liable for their deaths in a civil trial.
In 1880 – Lee Richmond of the Worcester National League (NL) team pitches the first perfect game in major league (ML) history defeating the Cleveland Blues 1-0 at the Worcester Agricultural Fairgrounds. The second NL perfect game was five days later (John Montgomery Ward) and there were four perfect games were in the American League before the next NL perfect game in 1964 (Jim Bunning).
In 1961 – Travelin’ Man by Ricky Nelson returns to the #1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100, after being replaced for one week by Roy Orbison’s Running Scared. It was Nelson’s second and final #1 song and the B side of the single, Hello, Mary Lou would reach #9.
Have a good day,