In Sparrow’s back in the swing of things in the garden after two days away, reporting that one of the hanging plants appears to have thrown in the towel on today’s edition of The Diary of a Nobody. At the hotel, there is a plumbing leak in the kitchen where Sparrow prepares breakfast, a leak that includes coffee grounds, while at the retailer, Sparrow shares is family-secret hot dog recipe with Mary, then watches helplessly as Felicia approves an exchange he personally would have said no to.
Comedienne Jackie Kashian has The Thought for the Day. We were in Denver recently and heard her bit on genocide stories her grandmother told and a line about not wanting to be the first to die particularly resonated with us and serves as today’s Thought.
The Sunday Bottom Ten will return. While it only runs once a week preparing for it goes on daily and recall we took a couple of days off this week and the thought of throwing one together without our usual TLC was more than we could bear, so we are giving it the week off.
On This Date:
In 1993 – The Israeli Supreme Court acquits suspected Nazi death camp John Demjanjuk of all charges. He had been deported to Israel from the US in 1986, accused of being Ivan the Terrible, a guard at the Treblinka extermination camp and in 1988 and had been convicted and sentenced to death. In 2011 Germany had convicted him of being an accessory to the murder of Jews at another death camp, though because Demjanjuk died before his appeals could be heard, he remains not guilty in Germany.
In 1983 – Steve Garvey of the San Diego Padres doesn’t play in the second game of a doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves, ending his consecutive games played streak at 1,207. Garvey had dislocated his thumb sliding into home in the opener, won by the Braves 2-1. Garvey’s streak began in 1975 when he was with the Los Angeles Dodgers and remains the longest such streak in National League history.
In 1967 – The Doors hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time when Light My Fire moves up from #3. Light My Fire would spend three weeks at #1, making it The Doors biggest hit and would re-enter the Hot 100 in 1968, peaking at #87.
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