Wednesday, October 29, 2014

October 30, 2014

150 years ago
1864


War
The Second Schleswig War ended as Denmark renounced all claims to the duchies of Schleswig, Holstein and Lauenburg, which came under Prussian and Austrian administration.

Americana
The city of Helena, Montana was founded after four prospectors discovered gold at "Last Chance Gulch."

100 years ago
1914


Born on this date
Leabua Jonathan
. Prime Minister of Lesotho, 1965-1986. Chief Jonathan was leader of the Basotho National Party. His government was deposed by a military coup on January 15, 1986, and he died under house arrest on April 5, 1987 at the age of 72.

75 years ago
1939


On the radio
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, on NBC
Tonight’s episode: The Devil’s Foot

70 years ago
1944


On the radio
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, on MBS
Tonight's episode: The Haunted Chateau

Ballet
Appalachian Spring, composed by Aaron Copland, received its premiere performance at the Library of Congress in Washington, with Martha Graham, for whom the ballet had been written, dancing the lead role.

War
Allied troops in the Netherlands pushed 40,000 German troops toward the Meuse River on a 50-mile front. Greek patriots claimed the liberation of Salonika, as British units caught up with fleeing German troops in Greece, 40 miles from the Yugoslavian border. With two-thirds of Leyte Island controlled by Americans, Japanese forces in the Philippines began escape operations on the west coast.

Protest
The Soviet new agency Tass reported that demonstrations had taken place in Tehran and other Iranian cities against President Mohammed Maraghei Said because of his refusal to grant oil concessions to the U.S.S.R.

Scandal
Members of the cabinet of Puerto Rico Governor Rexford Tugwell spent an hour in jail for contempt of court for continuing to spend the $16-million fund of the war emergency program.

60 years ago
1954


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Little Things Mean a Lot--Kitty Kallen (2nd week at #1)

#1 singles in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Hey There--Rosemary Clooney (Best Seller--6th week at #1; Disc Jockey--4th week at #1; Jukebox--3rd week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Hey There--Rosemary Clooney (6th week at #1)
--Sammy Davis, Jr.
2 If I Give My Heart to You--Doris Day
--Denise Lor
--Connee Boswell
3 Skokiaan--Ralph Marterie and his Orchestra
--Bulawayo Sweet Rhythms Band
--The Four Lads
4 I Need You Now--Eddie Fisher
5 Sh-Boom--The Crew-Cuts
--The Chords
6 Papa Loves Mambo--Perry Como
7 Hold My Hand--Don Cornell
8 This Ole House--Rosemary Clooney
9 Shake, Rattle and Roll--Bill Haley and his Comets
10 Muskrat Ramble--The McGuire Sisters

Singles entering the chart were Teach Me Tonight by Jo Stafford (#14, charting with the version by the DeCastro Sisters); Hajji Baba (Persian Lament) (#24)/Unbelievable (#44) by Nat "King" Cole; Mr. Sandman by the Chordettes (#28); Lonesome Polecat by the McGuire Sisters (#33); Runaround by the Three Chuckles (#37); and Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie by the Esquire Boys (#42). Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie, a Bill Haley composition, had first been recorded by the Esquire Boys in 1952 on Rainbow Records before being re-recorded in 1954 for Guyden Records. The Esquire Boys featured guitarist Danny Cedrone, who died on June 17, 1954, shortly after the recording was made. Mr. Cedrone was a session musician who often played on records with Bill Haley and his Comets, and performed the guitar solo on (We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock (1954).

Football
IRFU
Toronto (5-7) 13 @ Montreal (10-2) 41
Hamilton (8-4) 30 @ Ottawa (1-11) 9

WIFU
Semi-Finals
Saskatchewan 14 @ Winnipeg 14 (First game of 2-game, total points series)

Canadian university
Western Ontario (2-1-1) 11 @ Queen's (3-1) 18
McGill (0-4) 12 @ Toronto (2-1-1) 36

Saskatchewan quarterback Frank Tripucka rushed for 2 touchdowns as the Roughriders tied the Blue Bombers before 15,749 fans at Winnipeg Stadium. Mr. Tripucka's second TD, in the 4th quarter, was set up when Winnipeg's Pete Thodos--recently acquired from the Roughriders--fumbled a punt on his own 6-yard line, and it was recovered by Saskatchewan's Sully Glasser. Joe Aguirre converted both TDs and Larry Isbell punted for 2 singles. Gerry James and Tom Casey scored Winnipeg touchdowns, both converted by Buck Rogers, who added 2 singles.

Basketball
NBA
The National Basketball Association played its first game with the 24-second clock, adopted before the 1954-55 season at the urging of Syracuse Nationals' owner Danny Biasone, to bring more scoring to the game. The rule's effect was immediately apparent as the Rochester Royals beat the Boston Celtics 98-95.

50 years ago
1964


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Candy Store--Dickie Rock

Edmonton's top 10 (CJCA)
1 Last Kiss--J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers (4th week at #1)
2 Do Wah Diddy Diddy--Manfred Mann
3 I'm Into Something Good--Herman's Hermits
4 Las Vegas Scene--Wes Dakus
5 She's Not There--The Zombies
6 Pretty Woman--Roy Orbison
7 Have I the Right?--The Honeycombs
8 Little Honda--The Hondells
9 Ain't That Loving You Baby--Elvis Presley
10 Come a Little Bit Closer--Jay and the Americans
Pick hit of the week: Wendy--The Beach Boys
New this week: Big Man in Town--The 4 Seasons
Fickle Heart--Keith Hitchinson
He's My Man--Ann-Margret
Walk Away--Matt Monro
We Could--Al Martino
One More Time--The Ray Charles Singers

40 years ago
1974


Hit parade
#1 single in Switzerland: Gigi l’Amoroso--Dalida (2nd week at #1)

Boxing
Muhammad Ali (45-2) became the second man to regain the world heavyweight title when he knocked out defending champion George Foreman (40-1) at 2:58 of the 8th round before 60,000 fans at Stade du 20 Mai in Kinshasa, Zaire in a bout popularly known as the "Rumble in the Jungle" (see video here).

Football
WFL
Chicago (7-11) 31 @ Philadelphia (8-10) 37
Portland (7-10-1) 14 @ Shreveport (6-11-1) 0
Southern California (13-5) 34 @ Charlotte (10-8) 25
Florida (12-6) 18 @ Birmingham (13-5) 26

30 years ago
1984


Died on this date
Jerzy Popieluszko, 37. Polish clergyman. A Roman Catholic priest who spoke out against Poland’s Communist government and in support of the Solidarity trade union movement, Father Popieluszko’s body was found 11 days after he’d been kidnapped, allegedly by three members of Poland’s secret police, led by a police captain in the Interior Ministry.

25 years ago
1989


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Australian Music Report): Swing the Mood--Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Lambada--Kaoma (11th week at #1)

Protest
300,000 East Germans in Leipzig demonstrated in Leipzig on behalf of political reform. It was the second such demonstration there within a week.

20 years ago
1994


Hit parade
#1 single in Austria (Ö3): Hey Süßer--Lucilectric

#1 single in Switzerland: Let the Dream Come True--DJ Bobo (2nd week at #1)

Football
CFL
Hamilton (4-13) 10 @ Calgary (14-3) 47

Doug Flutie threw touchdown passes of 106 yards to PeeWee Smith, 5 yards to Will Moore, 23 yards to Vince Danielsen, and 15 yards to Allen Pitts as the Stampeders routed the Tiger-Cats before 20,029 fans at McMahon Stadium. Mr. Pitts' touchdown was his 20th of the season, tying the CFL single-season record for touchdown receptions set by Darrell K. Smith of the Toronto Argos in 1990. Calgary safety Greg Knox returned an interception 111 yards for a touchdown in the 4th quarter, and fullback Shawn Daniels rushed 1 yard for the final Calgary TD. Defensive end Tim Cofield scored the only Hamilton touchdown on a 29-yard fumble return in the 2nd quarter.

10 years ago
2004


Died on this date
Peggy Ryan, 80
. U.S. dancer and actress. Miss Ryan was best known for appearing in movie musicals in the 1940s with Donald O'Connor and Gloria Jean.

Football
CFL
Hamilton (9-8-1) 24 @ Ottawa (5-13) 19
Saskatchewan (9-9) 38 @ British Columbia (13-5) 40

The Tiger-Cats' win over the Renegades on a rainy Saturday afternoon at Frank Clair Stadium was the only game in a Hamilton uniform for middle linebacker Kelvin Powell, and his last CFL game.

October 29, 2014

125 years ago
1889

Baseball

World Series
Brooklyn Bridegrooms 2 @ New York Giants 3 (New York won best-of-eleven series 6-3)

The Giants gave up 2 runs in the top of the 1st inning but came back with single runs in the 1st, 6th, and 7th to edge the Bridegrooms before 3,067 fans at the Polo Grounds as the National League champions beat the American Association champions in the series for the first time since 1884. Jim Slattery scored the winning run all the way from second base when Brooklyn catcher Doc Bushing missed a 2-out third-strike pitch. Hank O’Day gave up 4 hits in going the distance for the win. Adonis Terry took the loss, his third of the series and second in a many days.

90 years ago
1924


Died on this date
Frances Hodgson Burnett, 74
. U.K.-born U.S. author. Mrs. Burnett was known for children's books such as Little Lord Fauntleroy (1886); A Little Princess (1905); and The Secret Garden (1911).

70 years ago
1944


War
Polish troops in the Netherlands captured the city of Breda and advanced west to cut the Breda-Rosendaal road. Soviet troops entered Hungary. U.S. troops in the Philippines controled 67 miles of the Leyte Island coastline and pushed west and south against deteriorating Japanese defenses.

Diplomacy
The U.S.S.R. announced that it would not attend the International Aviation Conference in Chicago on November 1 because certain pro-Fascist countries had been invited.

Politics and government
The Panamanian Democratic Party convention approved the extension of President Ricardo de la Guardia's term presidential term until 1947.

60 years ago
1954


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Hold My Hand--Don Cornell (4th week at #1)

50 years ago
1964


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): (There's) Always Something There to Remind Me--Sandie Shaw (2nd week at #1)

Africana
The United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar was renamed the United Republic of Tanzania.

Crime
A group of thieves led by Jack "Murph the Surf" Murphy stole a collection of irreplaceable gems, including the 565 carat (113 grams) Star of India, from the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

40 years ago
1974


Diplomacy
During the final moments of a conference of 20 Arab heads of state in Rabat, Morocco, the nations agreed on a four-year, multi-billion-dollar program to aid the Palestine Liberation Organization, Egypt, Syria, and Jordan--the three countries bordering on Israel--with funds to be provided by the Arab oil-producing countries.

U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger concluded a three-day visit to India with a meeting with senior Indian officials, resulting in an announcement that the United States would supply at leat 500,000 tons of grain to India at reduced prices. A joint U.S.-India communique following Mr. Kissinger's visit underlined the "broadening" relationship between the countries.

Politics and government
U.S. President Gerald Ford announced the forced resignation of Federal Energy Administrator John Sawhill, and named Andrew Gibson, who had served as Maritime Administrator and as assistant secretary of commerce for domestic and international business in the first administration of President Richard Nixon, to replace Mr. Sawhill. Dixy Lee Ray, chairman of the now-defunct Atomic Energy Commission, was named to the new post of Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and National Environmental and Scientific Affairs; Robert Seamands was named to head the new Energy Research and Development Administration, which would take over the work of the AEC and other agencies; and former astronaut Bill Anders was named as chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which would take over the AEC's responsibility for regulating the peaceful uses of nuclear power. Mr. Ford said, "This is a new team that will be in charge of the energy program" under Interior Secretary Rogers Morton, who also headed the new Energy Resources Council.

30 years ago
1984


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): I Just Called to Say I Love You--Stevie Wonder (3rd week at #1)

Oil
All members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) except Nigeria approved the previous day’s recommendation to cut production of oil to prevent prices from falling further.

Medicine
"Baby Fae," the 15-day-old girl who had received a baboon’s heart in an operation in California three days earlier, was removed from the critical list. Dr. Leonard Bailey, head of the team that had performed the operation at Loma Linda University Medical Center, responded to criticism of the operation on ethical grounds by saying that a human heart had not been sought, and that "our entire research endeavour has been aimed" at transplanting animal hearts into humans.

25 years ago
1989


Hit parade
#1 single in Switzerland: Lambada--Kaoma (10th week at #1)

Football
CFL
Toronto (7-10) 14 @ Hamilton (11-6) 45
Ottawa (3-14) 18 @ Winnipeg (7-10) 14
Saskatchewan (9-8) 34 @ Calgary (10-7) 19

Hamilton slotback Rocky DiPietro caught 5 passes for 73 yards to move past Tommy-Joe Coffey for first place on the CFL’s career list for pass receptions. The catches gave him a total of 652, 2 more than Mr. Coffey had when he retired in 1973. 17,428 fans at Ivor Wynne Stadium (not to mention TV viewers across Canada) had to sit through a lengthy interruption of the game while Mr. DiPietro was honoured. Tony Champion caught 4 passes for 165 yards and 2 touchdowns for the Tiger-Cats. His first score came on a 35-yard pass from quarterback Todd Dillon, while his second major came on an 83-yard pass from running back Derrick McAdoo. Mr. McAdoo carried 18 times for 80 yards and a touchdown of his own. Stephen Jordan returned an interception 77 yards for the other Hamilton major. Paul Osbaldiston scored 21 points on 4 converts, 5 field goals, and 2 singles. Toronto’s touchdowns came 1:20 apart in the second quarter: Rick Johnson threw a 3-yard pass to Brian Bedford, and then Ryan Hanson recovered a blocked punt in the end zone. Gill Fenerty led the Argos with 14 carries for 108 yards.

Ottawa receiver Cornelius Redick caught 2 touchdown passes to lead the Rough Riders to their only road win of the season and their first since winning at Winnipeg Stadium the previous year. Ken Hobart, playing quarterback for Ottawa in place of injured Damon Allen, completed just 4 of 19 passes for 136 yards, but one of his completions was for 75 yards and a touchdown to Mr. Redick in the second quarter. Mr. Redick’s other score came in the first quarter on a 14-yard pass from slotback Gerald Alphin. Mr. Redick’s touchdown catches were his only receptions of the game. Sean Salisbury, in what turned out to be his last CFL game, started at quarterback for the Blue Bombers, but was pulled in favour of Lee Saltz late in the second quarter after completing 6 of 16 passes for 63 yards. Mr. Saltz was just 6 for 25 for 130 yards, but he managed to complete a 52-yard touchdown pass to Rick House early in the third quarter. The Rough Riders failed to score a point or even complete a pass in the second half, but the Blue Bombers were unable to score any points after Trevor Kennerd’s 47-yard field goal at 12:15 of the third quarter. Mr. Hobart rushed 9 times for 68 yards, while Ottawa fullback David Conrad carried 13 times for 74. 20,541 disenchanted fans at Winnipeg Stadium saw the defending Grey Cup champions stumble to their sixth straight loss.

The Roughriders outscored the Stampeders 17-2 in the fourth quarter in front of a McMahon Stadium crowd of 20,754. Kent Austin, who had earlier completed a touchdown pass to James Ellingson, ran 9 yards for a touchdown at 8:38 of the fourth quarter and then hit Mr. Ellingson for his second touchdown pass of the game with just 1:54 remaining to put the game away. Dave Ridgway added 3 converts, 4 field goals, and a single for Saskatchewan. Calgary quarterback Tom Porras threw touchdown passes to Ray Alexander and Brock Smith, but also gave up 4 interceptions. Mr. Porras was the Stampeders’ leading rusher, with 5 carries for 56 yards. The Roughriders’ win kept their hopes alive for taking second place in the West Division with one week remaining in the regular season.

CIAU
Alberta (5-3) 22 @ Saskatchewan (6-2) 12

The Golden Bears, eliminated from playoff contention by UBC's win over Calgary the day before, rallied with 12 points in the last 2½ minutes to defeat the first-place Huskies at Griffiths Stadium in Saskatoon. In a game that saw Alberta punt 16 times and Sakatchewan punt 12 times, the Huskies led 5-1 after 3 quarters on a field goal by Mike Lazecki and a safety touch, while Alberta had a single by Steve Kasowski. In the fourth quarter, a 45-yard field goal by Mr. Kasowski and a 28-yard touchdown pass from Mike Kolodnicki to Darryl Szafranski, converted by Mr. Kasowski, was countered by a Saskatchewan touchdown on a 34-yard pass from backup quarterback Todd Baker to Dan Farthing, converted by Mr. Lazecki. Mr. Kasowski put the Golden Bears on top 13-12 with 2 late singles, and followed with a field goal in the last minute. Mr. Baker threw his fourth interception of the game with less than 30 seconds remaining, and the Golden Bears finished with a touchdown when safety Trent Brown came into the game as a receive and caught a 35-yard pass from Mr. Kolodnicki with 11 seconds remaining. Mr. Kolodnicki fcompleted 17 of 35 passes for 240 yards. Mr. Farthing led Saskatchewan's attack with 6 receptions for 146 yards. Terry Korte and Todd Matheson each made 2 interceptions for Alberta.

20 years ago
1994


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): Tomorrow--Silverchair

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): Cotton-Eyed Joe--Rednex (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I'll Make Love to You--Boyz II Men (10th week at #1)

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 I'll Make Love to You--Boyz II Men (9th week at #1)
2 All I Wanna Do--Sheryl Crow
3 Secret--Madonna
4 Endless Love--Luther Vandross and Mariah Carey
5 Another Night--Real McCoy
6 100% Pure Love--Crystal Waters
7 When Can I See You--Babyface
8 Stroke You Up--Changing Faces
9 Stay (I Missed You)--Lisa Loeb and Nine Stories
10 Wild Night--John Mellencamp with Me’shell Ndegeocello

Singles entering the chart were When We Dance by Sting (#82); Can U Get Wit It by Usher (#85); Dance Naked by John Mellencamp (#86); Spin the Bottle by the Juliana Hatfield 3 (#87); Get Up on It by Keith Sweat (#88); Hip Hop Ride by Da Youngsta's (#90); Before I Let You Go by BLACKstreet (#91); and (I Could Only) Whisper Your Name by Harry Connick, Jr. (#94).

Crime
Francisco Martin Duran fired over two dozen shots at the White House with an assault rifle from the sidewalk along Pennsylvania Avenue. Mr. Duran was overpowered by bystanders and was later convicted of trying to kill U.S. President Bill Clinton, who was inside watching a football game on television at the time of the shooting.

Football
CFL
Saskatchewan (10-7) 46 @ Ottawa (4-13) 29
Winnipeg (12-5) 10 @ Baltimore (12-5) 57
Sacramento (8-8-1) 16 @ Edmonton (12-5) 22
Las Vegas (5-12) 7 @ British Columbia (11-5-1) 45

Tom Burgess threw 2 touchdown passes to Elbert Turner and rushed for 2 touchdowns of his own as the Roughriders beat the Rough Riders before 23,292 fans at Frank Clair Stadium. Ottawa running back Michael Richardson caught 2 touchdown passes from Danny Barrett.

Mike Pringle rushed for 200 yards and touchdowns of 23 and 7 yards as the Baltimore Football Club took a 37-0 halftime lead and routed the Blue Bombers before 39,417 fans at Memorial Stadium. Mr. Pringle broke the CFL single-season record for rushing yardage of 1,896, set by Willie Burden of the Calgary Stampeders in 1975. Baltimore quarterback Tracy Ham threw 3 touchdown passes to Chris Armstrong and rushed for another TD himself.

A controversial ruling on a play in the Edmonton end zone on the final play of the game went in favour of the Eskimos, allowing them to defeat the Gold Miners before 29,322 fans at Commonwealth Stadium. Sacramento quarterback Kerwin Bell threw a pass to Marcus Dowdell for what the Gold Miners thought was the game-tying touchdown, but officials, after a lengthy delay, ruled the pass incomplete. Damon Allen and Lucius Floyd rushed for Edmonton touchdowns as the Eskimos came back from an early 13-0 deficit. Mr. Bell connected with Myron Wise for the game's first touchdown in the 3rd quarter.

Cory Philpot rushed for 150 yards and 3 touchdowns and caught a pass for another TD as the Lions routed the Posse before 22,701 fans at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver.

10 years ago
2004


Died on this date
Edward Oliver LeBlanc, 81
. Dominican politician. Mr. LeBlanc, leader of the Dominica Labour Party, was Chief Minister of Dominica from 1961-1967, and--after the island had been granted more self-government by Great Britain-- Premier of Dominica from 1967-1974.

Vaughn Meader, 68. U.S. comedian. Mr. Meader was known for his impersonation of U.S. President John F. Kennedy; his album The First Family (1962), a gentle spoof of Mr. Kennedy and his family, was a bestseller and won the Grammy Award as Album of the Year. When President Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963, Mr. Meader's career immediately declined, and he quickly disappeared into obscurity, from which he never really emerged.

Law
European leaders signed the European Union's first constitution.

Terrorism
The Arabic-language news network Al Jazeera broadcast an excerpt from a supposedly current Osama bin Laden video in which the terrorist leader first admitted direct responsibility for the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States and made reference to the 2004 U.S. presidential election.

Football
CFL
Calgary (4-14) 16 @ Winnipeg (7-11) 37

The Stampeders' loss to the Blue Bombers at Canad Inns Stadium was the last game for Matt Dunigan as Calgary's head coach and director of football operations.

October 28, 2014

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Kerry Hoffer and Mona Bernales!

350 years ago
1664


Defense
The Duke of York and Albany's Maritime Regiment of Foot, later to be known as the Royal Marines, was established in England.

150 years ago
1864


War
In the U.S. Civil War, the Battle of Fair Oaks and Darbytown Road (also known as the Second Battle of Fair Oaks) ended as Union forces under General Ulysses S. Grant withdrew from Fair Oaks, Virginia, after failing to breach the Confederate defenses around Richmond.

125 years ago
1889

Baseball

World Series
New York Giants 16 @ Brooklyn Bridegrooms 7 (New York led best-of-eleven series 5-3)

The Giants scored 9 runs in the first 2 innings and cruised to victory before 2,584 fans at Washington Park. The Bridegrooms scored 5 runs in the last 2 innings, but it wasn’t nearly enough. Ed "Cannonball" Crane went the distance for his fourth win of the series, while Adonis Terry took his second loss. Each team made 4 errors.

110 years ago
1904


Diplomacy
Panama and Uruguay established diplomatic relations.

100 years ago
1914


Born on this date
Glenn Robert Davis
. U.S. politician. Mr. Davis, a Republican, represented Wisconsin's 2nd Congressional District in the House of Representatives from 1947-1957 and Wisconsin's 9th Congressional District from 1965-1974. He died on September 21, 1988 at the age of 74.

R.L.M. Synge. U.K. biochemist. Mr. Synge shared the 1952 Nobel Prize in chemistry with Archer Martin "for their invention of partition chromatography." He died on August 18, 1994 at the age of 79.

Jonas Salk. U.S. physician. Dr. Salk was famous for devising the first successful polio vaccine, which was introduced in the United States in 1955 after preliminary tests had been declared effective. Dr. Salk died on June 23, 1995 at the age of 80.

Died on this date
Richard Heuberger, 64
. Austro-Hungarian composer. Mr. Heuberger is best known for his operetta Der Opernball (1898).

75 years ago
1939


Died on this date
Alice Brady, 46
. U.S. actress. Miss Brady, born Mary Rose Brady, won the Academy Award for her supporting performance in In Old Chicago (1937). Her other movies included When Ladies Meet (1933); My Man Godfrey (1936); and Young Mr. Lincoln (1939). Miss Brady died of cancer, five days before her 47th birthday.

Football
IRFU
Toronto (3-1) 13 @ Ottawa (3-1) 8
Montreal (0-4) 0 @ Hamilton (2-2) 5

WIFU
Regina (6-6) 0 @ Winnipeg (10-2) 16

ORFU
Montreal (3-0-1) 6 @ Sarnia (1-1-2) 6

Fritz Hanson scored 2 touchdowns and Bill Nairn added 2 converts and a field goal as the Blue Bombers blanked the Roughriders before 4,000 fans at Osborne Stadium.

70 years ago
1944


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): You Always Hurt the One You Love--The Mills Brothers (3rd week at #1)

War
Bulgaria signed an armistice with the United Nations, which included provisions that Bulgaria give up portions of Greece and Yugoslavia acquired in 1941; immediately make available foodstuffs for relief of the people of Greek and Yugoslavian territories that suffered from Bulgarian occupation; and release Allied prisoners. Canadian units in the Netherlands captured the ancient seacoast fortress of Bergen op Zoom. British Royal Air Force bombers dropped a record 4,000 tons of explosives on the German city of Cologne. Soviet troops entered Slovakia on a broad front west of Ruthenia. U.S. troops and Philippine guerrillas overran and completed the occupation of Samar Island. U.S. Army General Joseph Stilwell was removed from his Far Eastern posts as U.S. commander in the China-Burma-India theatre; chief of staff to Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek; and deputy to Lord Louis Mountbatten. Lieutenant General Daniel Sultan was given command of the Burma-India front and Major General A.C. Wedemeyer the China front.

Politics and government
Three Mississippi Democratic party electors announced that they would vote for U.S. Senator Harry F. Byrd (Democrat--Virginia) for President of the United States in the 1944 election. U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt pledged himself to a postwar program of high pay and adequate return for farm and factory products, while New York Governor and Democratic Party U.S. presidential candidate Thomas Dewey said that if he were elected he would end all farm controls established by President Roosevelt's New Deal.

Football
MASSFL
Finals
Central Navigation School (Rivers) 7 @ Wireless School (Winnipeg) 11 (1st game of 2-game, total points series)

Reg Harmer and Charlie Harrison scored touchdowns for the Bombers as they defeated the Pathfinders at Osborne Stadium. Buddy Meier scored a touchdown for CNS.

50 years ago
1964


Space
The U.S.S.R. launched the satellite Cosmos 50.

War
U.S. officials denied any involvement in bombing North Vietnam.

Football
CFL
British Columbia (10-2-3) 14 @ Calgary (12-4) 26

The Stampeders scored 17 points in the 1st quarter as they defeated the Lions before 20,000 fans at McMahon Stadium to keep their hopes alive for finishing in first place in the Western Football Conference. Calgary kicker Larry Robinson kicked field goals of 48, 47, and 17 yards to finish the season with 22 field goals, tying the CFL record established the previous year by B.C.'s Peter Kempf. Willie Taylor, a guard who had previously played for the Lions before briefly playing with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, was activated for the game, but since his activation by B.C. occurred after a deadline for adding imports to the roster, he was ruled to be ineligible several days later, meaning that the Lions would have forfeited the game if they'd won on the scoreboard. During the game, Calgary offensive end Pete Manning, who ws white, reportedly hurled a racial slur at B.C. defensive back Bill Munsey, a Negro. The incident was mentioned in a Vancouver Sun column by Denny Boyd several days later, but no further publicity or league action ensued. If such an incident were to occur today, the result would be a huge fine, a suspension or banishment, and compulsory sensitivity training for the guilty party.

40 years ago
1974


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): The Night Chicago Died--Paper Lace (6th week at #1)

Diplomacy
Meeting in Rabat, Morocco, the heads of state of 20 Arab nations, including King Hussein of Jordan, unanimously called for the creation of an independent Palestinian state "on any Palestinian land that is liberated" from Israeli occupation. The Arab leaders also recognized Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat as the "sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people."

Terrorism
The wife and son of U.K. Sports Minister Denis Howell survived a bomb attack on their car; the attack was believed to be the work of the provisional Irish Republican Army.

30 years ago
1984


Hit parade
#1 single in France: I Just Called to Say I Love You--Stevie Wonder

#1 single in Switzerland: I Just Called to Say I Love You--Stevie Wonder

Oil
An OPEC committee drew up a recommendation that the 13-member organization cut oil production to prevent prices from falling further. Nigeria was a holdout, refusing to cut production or raise its discounted prices.

Football
CFL
Montreal (6-9-1) 29 @ Ottawa (4-12) 24
Saskatchewan (6-9-1) 7 @ Edmonton (9-7) 52

Turner Gill completed 19 of 34 passes for 324 yards and a touchdown to Nick Arakgi to lead the Concordes to victory. Mr. Gill also rushed for a touchdown and handed off to Dwaine Wilson for another major score. Tim McCray carried 13 times for 72 yards and a touchdown for the Rough Riders, while Skip Walker, who had missed most of the season with injuries after leading the CFL in rushing in 1982 and 1983, was held to 20 yards on 8 carries, but scored the second Ottawa touchdown. Keith Baker caught 6 passes for 138 yards in a losing cause, and participated in the game’s most exciting play. When Don Sweet kicked off after Mr. Arakgi’s touchdown late in the second quarter, Reuben Eckels fielded the ball and ran 3 yards before handing off to Mr. Baker on a reverse. Mr. Baker then ran 8 yards before lateralling to Dwight Edwards, who raced another 89 yards to the Concordes’ 7-yard line. The Rough Riders were forced to settle for a Dean Dorsey field goal after the 100-yard kickoff return. 17,162 fans at Lansdowne Park saw the Rough Riders suffer their 11th loss in their last 12 games. For George Brancato it marked the end of the line after 11 years as Ottawa’s head coach.

The crowd at Commonwealth Stadium was announced as 42,644, but only about 22,500 actually showed up to see Eskimo quarterback Kevin Ingram make his first CFL start. This blogger was in attendance, and it was one of the coldest games I’ve ever been to. I spent much of the second half in the men’s room trying to warm up while the Roughriders had the ball, coming out to take a peek when the Eskimos gained possession. Mr. Ingram left with a leg injury in the third quarter, but not before leading the Eskimos to a 38-1 lead. The Edmonton rookie completed 7 of 12 passes for 136 yards and rushed 6 times for 48 yards and 2 touchdowns. Neil Lumsden and Milson Jones each rushed for an Edmonton touchdown, and Jeff Treftlin returned a Paul Hickie punt 75 yards for another score. Brian Kelly needed 2 touchdown receptions to beat the single-season CFL record that had just been tied by B.C.’s Merv Fernandez the previous week, and it looked as though he would be denied when he was stopped at the Saskatchewan 3-yard line after a 48-yard gain on a pass from Mr. Ingram in the third quarter. When Johnny Evans came in to play quarterback after Mr. Ingram got hurt, he connected with Mr. Kelly for a 61-yard touchdown at 5:01 of the fourth quarter to tie the record, and then hit him with an 85-yard bomb at 7:34 to give Mr. Kelly his 18th touchdown of the season. Mr. Kelly finished the game with 4 catches for 209 yards. For Mr. Evans, the touchdown bombs to Mr. Kelly were the last passes he threw in his football career. Edmonton amassed 490 yards in net offense, including 208 yards rushing. Mr. Ingram and Mr. Evans combined to throw just 16 passes, completing 9. Edmonton's Dave Cutler kicked his 464th and last career CFL field goal in the 2nd quarter; the holder on the play was rookie receiver Tag Rome, playing just his second CFL game. It was the last game for Saskatchewan head coach Reuben Berry and general manager John Herrera, who were both fired shortly after.

25 years ago
1989


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): Swing the Mood--Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in France (SNEP): Cœur de loup--Philippe Lafontaine (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Lambada--Kaoma (5th week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Girl I'm Gonna Miss You--Milli Vanilli (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: That's What I Like--Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Miss You Much--Janet Jackson (4th week at #1)

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Miss You Much--Janet Jackson (3rd week at #1)
2 Love Song--The Cure
3 Sowing the Seeds of Love--Tears for Fears
4 Listen to Your Heart--Roxette
5 Dr. Feelgood--Motley Crue
6 Mixed Emotions--Rolling Stones
7 Cover Girl--New Kids on the Block
8 Love in an Elevator--Aerosmith
9 Rock Wit'cha--Bobby Brown
10 Bust a Move--Young M.C.

Singles entering the chart were Just Between You and Me by Lou Gramm (#65); The Arms of Orion by Prince with Sheena Easton (#75); I'm Not the Man I Used to Be by Fine Young Cannibals (#80); How am I Supposed to Live Without You by Michael Bolton (#82); Pump Up the Jam by Technotronic featuring Felly (#84); and Sold Me Down the River by Alarm (#87).

Died on this date
Henry Hall, 91
. U.K. bandleader. Mr. Hall began leading the BBC Dance Orchestra in 1932, and and remained popular in this position until his retirement in 1964.

Diplomacy
A two-day summit in San Jose, Costa Rica of leaders of Western Hemisphere countries concluded. U.S. President George Bush referred to Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega as a "little man," and as "an animal at a garden party."

Protest
10,000 people gathered in Wenceslas Square in Prague to observe the 71st anniversary of the founding of the republic of Czechoslovakia. The demonstration was broken up by club-swinging police.

Football
CFL
Edmonton (15-2) 25 @ British Columbia (6-11) 19

Blake Marshall scored 2 touchdowns on short runs and Jerry Kauric kicked 2 converts, 3 field goals, and 2 singles as the Eskimos became the first CFL team to win 15 games in a season. Reggie Taylor led Edmonton’s ground game with 84 yards on 14 carries, while Tom Richards caught 6 passes for 135 yards and Craig Ellis caught 6 for 94. B.C. quarterback Matt Dunigan completed just 14 of 38 passes for 165 yards and 3 interceptions. Mr. Dunigan ran 1 yard for a B.C. touchdown in the second quarter, and completed a 5-yard touchdown pass to Eric Streater with 14 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter to draw the Lions to within a touchdown of the Eskimos. 27,115 were in attendance at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver.

CIAU
St. Mary’s (7-0) 50 Mount Allison (0-7) 6
Acadia (5-2) 28 St. Francis Xavier (2-5) 8
Calgary (4-4) 24 @ British Columbia (5-3) 34

Playoffs
Ontario semi-finals
Waterloo 7 @ Western Ontario 49
Guelph 13 @ Toronto 14

Ontario-Quebec semi-finals
McGill 17 @ Queen’s 33
Concordia 17 @ Ottawa 36

Doug Lynch completed 21 of 35 passes for 399 yards and 4 touchdowns to lead the Thunderbirds past the Dinosaurs at Thunderbird Stadium in Vancouver. With the win, B.C. clinched the WIFL’s second and last playoff spot, eliminating Alberta from contention.

Baseball
World Series
Oakland Athletics 9 @ San Francisco Giants 6 (Oakland won best-of-seven series 4-0)

The Athletics jumped out to an 8-0 lead after 5½ innings and held on to defeat the Giants before 62,032 fans at Candlestick Park to win the World Series for the first time since 1974. Rickey Henderson led off the game with a home run off losing pitcher Don Robinson, and winning pitcher Mike Moore doubled in 2 runs and scored in the 2nd inning. Kevin Mitchell and Greg Litton each hit 2-run homers for the Giants.

20 years ago
1994


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Saturday Night--Whigfield (5th week at #1)

Politics and government
U.S. President Bill Clinton visited U.S. troops in Kuwait.

Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that the gross domestic product had grown 3.4% at an annual rate during the third quarter of 1984 (subject to revision).

Football
CFL
Shreveport (2-15) 29 @ Toronto (7-10) 27

Bjorn Nittmo's fifth field goal of the game--a 55-yard kick as regulation time ran out--gave the Pirates the win over the Argonauts before 20,328 fans at SkyDome. The kick climaxed a wild last minute in which Shreveport, trailing 24-19, had taken a 26-24 lead on a 75-yard punt return for a touchdown by David Lucas, converted by Mr. Nittmo with 58 seconds remaining. Toronto's Wayne Lammle kicked his fourth field goal of the game with 7 seconds left to give the Argonauts a 27-26 lead, but a 27-yard pass completion from the Shreveport 35-yard line to the Toronto 48 with 1 second left allowed Mr. Nittmo to make his winning kick. Martin Patton rushed for the other Shreveport touchdown, while Mohammed Shamsid-Deen rushed for the 2 Toronto touchdowns.

10 years ago
2004


Died on this date
Jimmy McLarnin, 96
. Irish-born Canadian boxer. Mr. McLarnin, who moved with his family to Vancouver at the age of 3, was world welterweight champion from May 1933-May 1934 and September 1934-May 1935. He retired from boxing in 1936 with a record of 55-11-3.

Football
CFL
Montreal (14-4) 58 @ Toronto (10-7-1) 20

Sunday, October 26, 2014

October 27, 2014

1,075 years ago
939


Died on this date
Æthelstan, 45 (?)
. King of the Anglo-Saxons, 924-927; King of England, 927-939. Æthelstan succeeded Edward the Elder as King of the Anglo-Saxons. He achieved the unity of all England, and was the first English monarch to use the title Basileus (the Greek word for king). Æthelstan was succeeded by his half-brother Edmund the Elder.

575 years ago
1439


Died on this date
Albert II, 42
. King of Hungary and Croatia, 1437-1439; King of Bohemia, 1438-1439; King-elect of Germany, 1438-1439. Albert, a member of the House of Habsburg, succeeded Sigismund in his various kingships. When Albert died he was succeeded by Vladislaus I as King of Hungary and Croatia, and by Frederick III as King of Germany.

225 years ago
1789


Died on this date
John Cook, 59
. U.S. politician. Mr. Cook was President (Governor) of Delaware from 1782-1783.

110 years ago
1904


Transportation
New York City's first rapid transit subway, the Interborough Rapid Transit (IRT), was officially opened by Mayor George McClellan, Jr.

100 years ago
1914


Born on this date
Dylan Thomas
. U.K. poet and author. Mr. Thomas, a Welshman, was known for poems such as And death shall have no dominion and Do not go gentle into that good night; the play Under Milk Wood; and the radio broadcast and recording A Child's Christmas in Wales. He died on November 9, 1953 at the age of 39 in New York City of pneumonia exacerbated by heavy drinking while on a tour of the United States.

War
The British super-dreadnought battleship HMS Audacious was sunk off Tory Island, north-west of Ireland, by a minefield laid by the armed German merchant-cruiser Berlin, becoming the first British battleship to be lost in World War I. The loss was kept an official secret in Britain until November 14, 1918. The sinking was witnessed and photographed by passengers on RMS Olympic, sister ship of RMS Titanic.

90 years ago
1924


World events
The Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic was founded aa part of the Soviet Union.

80 years ago
1934


Football
IRFU
Montreal (2-1-1) 18 @ Ottawa (1-3) 15
Toronto (1-2-1) 3 @ Hamilton (2-0-2) 3

75 years ago
1939


Football
WIFU
The Edmonton Eskimos, suffering financially, disbanded the day before they were to end the season at Clarke Stadium with a game against the Calgary Bronks. The Eskimos were fourth and last in the Western Interprovincial Football Union with a 3-8 record. The team was revived in 1941, but an attempt to schedule a playoff game with the WIFU fell through, and Edmonton didn’t play another game of senior football until the franchise was revived for good in 1949.

70 years ago
1944


War
U.K. troops in the Netherlands took Tilburg and Hertogenbosch and drove toward the mouth of the Meuse River. Soviet troops captured the Ruthenian capital of Uzhorod, virtualy freeing Hungarian-annexed Ruthenia in eastern Czechoslovakia. German forces captured Banská Bystrica, thus bringing the Slovak National Uprising to an end.

Diplomacy
British Prime Minister Winston Churchill told the House of Commons that he hoped to meet with U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Soviet dictator Josef Stalin later in 1944 to settle issues discussed at his (Mr. Churchill's) recent conference in Moscow with Mr. Stalin.

Greek Communist Party leader George Siantos visited U.K. Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden in Athens and pledged Communist and EAM (National Liberation Front) cooperation with Britain.

The Argentine government of President Edelmiro Farrell asked the Pan-American Union to call a foreign ministers meeting to consider Argentina's foreign relations.

50 years ago
1964


On television tonight
The Fugitive, starring David Janssen, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Tug of War, with guest stars Arthur O'Connell, Don Gordon, and Harry Townes

Rendezvous with Destiny, a recorded program, aired throughout the United States. It was a political broadcast on behalf of Republican Party U.S. Presidential candidate Barry Goldwater, and featured Ronald Reagan's speech, A Time for Choosing (see video here).

40 years ago
1974


Diplomacy
U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger completed four days of talks in the U.S.S.R. with top Soviet leaders and said that the two countries had moved considerably closer to a formula for limiting offensive strategic weapons, and were aiming for a strategic arms limitation agreement in 1975.

Football
CFL
Hamilton (6-9) 11 @ Toronto (6-8-1) 19
Montreal (8-5-2) 2 @ Saskatchewan (9-7) 17
Winnipeg (7-8) 11 @ Calgary (6-9) 44

Mike Rae completed a 71-yard touchdown pass to Chuck Herd as the Argonauts kept their hopes for a playoff spot alive with the win over the Tiger-Cats before a CNE Stadium-record crowd of 35,007.

George Reed rushed for a touchdown and the Saskatchewan defense made 6 interceptions as the Roughriders ended their regular season with a win over the Alouettes before 22,394 fans at Taylor Field in Regina. Mr. Reed's touchdown was the 126th of his CFL career, tying the professional record held by Jim Brown of the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League.

The Stampeders scored 5 touchdowns in the 2nd half, and scored 2 defensive touchdowns, as they routed the Blue Bombers at McMahon Stadium and eliminated Winnipeg from playoff contention.

30 years ago
1984


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Sounds Like a Melody--Alphaville

#1 single in Flanders (VRT Top 30): I Just Called To Say I Love You--Stevie Wonder (7th week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): I Just Called To Say I Love You--Stevie Wonder (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Freedom--Wham!

#1 single in the U.K.: Freedom--Wham!

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I Just Called to Say I Love You--Stevie Wonder (3rd week at #1)

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 I Just Called to Say I Love You--Stevie Wonder (3rd week at #1)
2 Hard Habit to Break--Chicago
3 Let's Go Crazy--Prince and the Revolution
4 Drive--The Cars
5 Caribbean Queen--Billy Ocean
6 Blue Jean--David Bowie
7 Lucky Star--Madonna
8 Missing You--John Waite
9 Purple Rain--Prince and the Revolution
10 Wake Me Up Before You Go Go--Wham!

Singles entering the chart were We Belong by Pat Benatar (#45); Stranger in Town by Toto (#67); I Do'Wanna Know by REO Speedwagon (#69); Body by the Jacksons (#70); Hello Again by the Cars (#71); Do What You Do by Jermaine Jackson (#74); Hot for Teacher by Van Halen (#83); The Belle of St. Mark by Sheila E. (#85); Pride (In the Name of Love) by U2 (#89); and Edge of a Dream by Joe Cocker (#90). Edge of a Dream was from the movie Teachers (1984).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 I Just Called to Say I Love You--Stevie Wonder (2nd week at #1)
2 Let's Go Crazy--Prince and the Revolution
3 The Warrior--Scandal featuring Patty Smyth
4 Missing You--John Waite
5 Wake Me Up Before You Go Go--Wham!
6 Blue Jean--David Bowie
7 We're Not Gonna Take It--Twisted Sister
8 The Glamorous Life--Sheila E.
9 Drive--The Cars
10 What's Love Got to Do with It--Tina Turner

Singles entering the chart were The Wild Boys by Duran Duran (#85); Sea of Love by the Honeydrippers (#86); Valotte by Julian Lennon (#88); Run to You by Bryan Adams (#89); Tears by John Waite (#94); I Wanna Rock by Twisted Sister (#96); Body Rock by Maria Vidal (#98); and If it Happens Again I'm Leaving by UB40 (#99).

Football
CFL
Hamilton (6-9-1) 25 @ Toronto (9-6-1) 20
Winnipeg (11-4-1) 3 @ British Columbia (12-3-1) 20

Johnny Shepherd rushed 13 yards for a touchdown with 1:42 remaining to give the Tiger-Cats their third straight win, clinching second place in the East Division. The winning score came just over 2 minutes after Joe Barnes had completed a 10-yard touchdown pass to Terry Greer to give the Argonauts a 20-18 lead. A key play in the game occurred in the second quarter when Toronto running back Walter Bender, playing his first CFL game, was stopped by Hamilton defensive back Paul Bennett on third down at the Hamilton 1-yard line. Mr. Bender was held to 19 yards on 6 carries, but picked up 78 yards on 6 pass receptions, including a 28-yard touchdown pass from Condredge Holloway. Steve Stapler scored Hamilton’s first touchdown on an 18-yard pass from Dieter Brock, while Mark Bragagnolo ran 1 yard for the other Tiger-Cat major. Mr. Brock completed 26 of 46 passes for 349 yards. 32,578 were at Exhibition Stadium.

Tim Cowan threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Ron Robinson and Don Taylor rushed 1 yard for a touchdown as the Lions clinched first place in the West Division in front of a B.C. Place Stadium sellout crowd of 59,421. The Lions forced 6 turnovers, including 4 interceptions. Mr. Cowan threw 3 interceptions of his own. CFL rushing champion Willard Reaves was held to 33 yards on 12 carries.

CIAU
St. Francis Xavier (4-3) 18 Acadia (5-2) 3
Mount Allison (5-2) 25 St. Mary’s (0-7) 18
Bishop’s (5-2) 0 @ McGill (4-3) 22
Queen’s (5-2) 27 @ Carleton (4-3) 24
McMaster (7-0) 32 Guelph (4-3) 21
Windsor (2-5) 35 Toronto (2-5) 9
Wilfrid Laurier (2-5) 26 Waterloo (1-6) 11
York (5-2) 27 @ Western Ontario (5-2) 35
Calgary (6-1) 29 @ Saskatchewan (3-3) 12

Figure skating
15-year-old Midori Ito of Japan upset Tiffany Chin of the United States to win the Ladies Singles event at Skate Canada ‘84 in Victoria.

25 years ago
1989


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Swing The Mood--Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers (4th week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Lambada--Kaoma (6th week at #1)

Diplomacy
On the first day of a two-day summit of leaders of Western Hemisphere countries in San Jose, Costa Rica, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said he would end his regime’s unilateral cease-fire against Contra rebels. He claimed that the Contras had repeatedly violated the truce, leaving more than 3,000 Nicaraguans dead, wounded, or missing.

World events
Several prominent dissidents in Czechoslovakia were placed under detention.

Baseball
World Series
Oakland Athletics 13 @ San Francisco Giants 7 (Oakland led best-of-seven series 3-0)

10 days after the third game of the World Series had been delayed by an earthquake, the series resumed before 62,038 fans at Candlestick Park, with the Athletics hitting 5 home runs as they outslugged the Giants. Dave Henderson hit 2 of the Athletics’ home runs, with others coming from Jose Canseco (a 3-run shot), Tony Phillips, and Carney Lansford. Matt Williams and Bill Bathe hit home runs for the Giants. The 7 homers set a World Series record for a single game. Mr. Bathe’s home run, a 3-run blow, came when he was sent into the game as a pinch hitter in the 9th inning, and capped a 4-run rally. Dave Stewart pitched 7 innings to earn his second win of the series.

20 years ago
1994


Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): Cotton-Eyed Joe--Rednex (2nd week at #1)

Space
Gliese 229B, a red dwarf in the constellation Lepus, became the first Substellar Mass Object to be unquestionably identified.

Diplomacy
U.S. President Bill Clinton met with Syrian President Hafez al-Assad in Syria, hoping to promote progress in peace talks between Syria and Israel.

10 years ago
2004


Died on this date
Lester Lanin, 97
. U.S. bandleader. Mr. Lanin was known for leading bands that played at the houses of wealthy socialites in New York and Philadelphia, and at the inaugural balls of U.S. presidents. He recorded several albums in the 1950s and '60s that sold well.

Baseball
World Series
Boston Red Sox 3 @ St. Louis Cardinals 0 (Boston won best-of-seven series 4-0)

Johnny Damon's home run leading off the game held up as the winning run as the Red Sox shut out the Cardinals before 52,037 fans at Busch Memorial Stadium to complete the sweep for their first World Series championship since 1918. Trot Nixon doubled home 2 runs in the 3rd inning to add some insurance runs, and Derek Lowe pitched 7 innings to get the win over Jason Marquis. As an indication of how unusual it was for the Red Sox to win a World Series, a lunar eclipse occurred during the game and was still on when the last out was recorded.

October 26, 2014

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Sveta!

325 years ago
1689


Disasters
Austrian General Enea Silvio Piccolomini ordered the city of Skopje (in present-day Macedonia) to be burned, ostensibly to prevent the spread of a cholera epidemic.

250 years ago
1764


Died in this date
William Hogarth, 66
. U.K. artist. Mr. Hogarth's works included portraits, satirical paintings, engravings, and editorial cartoons.

240 years ago
1774


Politics and government
The First U.S. Continental Congress adjourned in Philadelphia.

150 years ago
1864


Died on this date
William T. Anderson, 24 or 25
. C.S. guerrilla leader. Captain Anderson, known as "Bloody Bill," was a member of Quantrill's Raiders and later led his own group known as the Partisan Rangers, conducting raids against Union forces in the U.S. Civil War. He was killed in a battle in Missouri against Union forces commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Cox.

125 years ago
1889


Football
ORFU
Toronto 2 @ Ottawa College 17

This was the second in a series of challenges to the title held by Ottawa College.

Baseball
Brooklyn Bridegrooms 7 @ New York Giants 11 (New York led best-of-eleven series 4-3)

The Giants scored 8 runs in the 2nd inning and held on for the win before 3,312 fans at the Polo Grounds. Jim O’Rourke started the big inning with a double and finished it with a home run. The Bridegrooms, down 9-0 after 2 innings, came back with 4 in the 3rd and 3 in the 5th to cut the lead to 9-7. Denny Richardson also hit a home run for the Giants.

100 years ago
1914


Born on this date
Jackie Coogan
. U.S. actor. Mr. Coogan became a major child star when he was cast Charlie Chaplin cast him as his co-star in The Kid (1921). His mother and stepfather spent the money he earned, and he sued them, which led to the passage of the Coogan Act, to protect the earnings of child performers. Mr. Coogan appeared in such movies as Mesa of Lost Women (1953) and High School Confidential! (1958) before playing the role of Uncle Fester in the television comedy series The Addams Family (1964-1966). He died on March 1, 1984 at the age of 69.

75 years ago
1939


Football
WIFU
It was announced that the game scheduled for October 27 between the Calgary Bronks and Edmonton Eskimos at Clarke Stadium in Edmonton had been cancelled because of a heavy snowfall. The Bronks had a record of 4 wins and 7 losses and the Eskimos were 3-8.

70 years ago
1944


Died on this date
Princess Beatrice, 87
. U.K. royal family member. Princess Beatrice was the fifth daughter and youngest child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. She was married to Prince Henry of Battenberg from 1885-1896, when he died of malaria. Princess Beatrice spent most of the next 30 year's editing her mother's journals. She was the last of Queen Victoria's children to die.

William Temple, 63. U.K. clergman. Rev. Temple was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1942-1944. He and Chief Rabbi Joseph Hertz founded the Council of Christians and Jews in 1942 in order to combat anti-Semitism. British historian Paul Johnson, in his book Modern Times (1983), said of Mr. Temple:

He was the first of the Anglo-Saxon clergy to opt for progressive politics as a substitute for an evangelism of dogma, and was thus part of tht huge movement which, as Nietzsche had foreseen, was transforming religious energy into secular Utopianism...Temple's philosophy enshrined the belief, so characteristic of the twentieth century, that Christian morality was reflected in the pursuit of secular economic 'solutions'. (p. 165)

War
Soviet troops captured the rail centre of Mukaceo in eastern Czechoslovakia. Chinese troops scored a "major victory" over Japanese forces at Sungkiangkou, 22 miles northeast of Kweilin in he Chinese province of Kwiangsi. The United States War Department announced a policy of removing from combat duty all men who may be the sole surviving sons of parents who had lost two or more sons in World War II.

Politics and government
The newly-installed Guatemalan junta of President Major Francisco Javier Arana dissolved the legislature and called for new elections for November 3-5, 1944.

Medicine
The 1944 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Joseph Erlanger and Herbert Spencer Gasser "for their discoveries relating to the highly differentiated functions of single nerve fibres."

60 years ago
1954


On the radio
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson, on BBC Light Programme
Tonight's episode: The Traitor (The Bruce-Partington Plans)

50 years ago
1964


On television tonight
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, on NBC
Tonight's episode: The Life Work of Juan Diaz, starring Alejandro Rey, Frank Silvera, Pina Pellicer, and Valentin De Vargas

Died on this date
Eric Edgar Cooke, 33
. Australian criminal. Mr. Cooke, nicknamed the "Night Caller," was a serial killer who committed 22 violent crimes--8 resulting in death--in Perth from 1959-1963. He was hanged, becoming the last person in Western Australia to be executed.

Music
Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas; Gerry and the Pacemakers; Paul Revere and the Raiders; and Dick and DeeDee performed at the Edmonton Gardens. The top ticket price was $3.

40 years ago
1974


Hit parade
#1 single in the Netherlands (Veronica Top 40): Kung Fu Fighting--Carl Douglas (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: Everything I Own--Ken Boothe

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Then Came You--Dionne Warwick and the Spinners

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Can't Get Enough--Bad Company
2 You Haven't Done Nothin'--Stevie Wonder
3 Jazzman--Carole King
4 Whatever Gets You Thru the Night--John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Nuclear Band
5 The Bitch is Back--Elton John
6 I Honestly Love You--Olivia Newton-John
7 You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet--Bachman-Turner Overdrive
8 Love Me for a Reason--The Osmonds
9 Sweet Home Alabama--Lynyrd Skynyrd
10 Stop and Smell the Roses--Mac Davis

Singles entering the chart were Fire, Baby I'm on Fire by Andy Kim (#77); Willie and the Hand Jive by Eric Clapton (#79); Nobody by the Doobie Brothers (#88); Someday by Dave Loggins (#94); Love My Life Away by the Hagars (#95); I Can Stand a Little Rain by Joe Cocker (#96); Bungle in the Jungle by Jethro Tull (#98); Look Away by the Ozark Mountain Daredevils (#99); and Loose Booty by Sly and the Family Stone (#100).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 You Haven't Done Nothin'--Stevie Wonder
2 Beach Baby--First Class
3 The Bitch is Back--Elton John
4 I Honestly Love You--Olivia Newton-John
5 Can't Get Enough--Bad Company
6 Sweet Home Alabama--Lynyrd Skynyrd
7 Never My Love--Blue Swede
8 Nothing from Nothing--Billy Preston
9 You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet--Bachman-Turner Overdrive
10 Stop and Smell the Roses--Mac Davis

Singles entering the chart were Long Gone by Debbie Fleming (#80); I May Never See You Again by Gary & Dave (#81); Everlasting Love by Carl Carlton (#87); Do It ('Til You're Satisfied) by B.T. Express (#89); I Can Help by Billy Swan (#95); Whatever You Got, I Want by the Jackson 5 (#96); Angie Baby by Helen Reddy (#97); You Got the Love by Rufus featuring Chaka Khan (#98); Promised Land by Elvis Presley (#99); and She Called Me Baby by Charlie Rich (#100).

Calgary's top 10
1 You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet--Bachman-Turner Overdrive
2 It's Only Rock and Roll (But I Like It)--Rolling Stones
3 Sideshow--Blue Magic
4 Tell Me Something Good--Rufus
5 I Honestly Love You--Olivia Newton-John
6 Tin Man--America
7 Jazzman--Carole King
8 Steppin' Out (Gonna Boogie Tonight)--Tony Orlando and Dawn
9 Carefree Highway--Gordon Lightfoot
10 You Haven't Done Nothin'--Stevie Wonder
Pick hit of the week: Ramona--Stampeders

Diplomacy
U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev announced in Moscow that U.S. President Gerald Ford would meet with Mr. Brezhnev in the Vladivostok area in November in preparation for a general summit in the summer of 1975.

Football
CFL
British Columbia (8-7) 8 @ Edmonton (9-5-1) 31

George McGowan, out for most of the season with a hamstring injury, came off the injured list and had his best game of the season as the Eskimos beat the Lions before 25,009 fans at Clarke Stadium to clinch first place in the Western Football Conference. Calvin Harrell rushed for 2 touchdowns and Roy Bell rushed for the other Edmonton TD.

CIAU
Alberta (3-2) 9 @ Manitoba 10

30 years ago
1984


Died on this date
Gus Mancuso, 78
. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Mancuso was a catcher with the St. Louis Cardinals (1928, 1930-1932, 1940-1942); New York Giants (1933-1938, 1942-1944); Chicago Cubs (1939); Brooklyn Dodgers (1940); and Philadelphia Phillies (1945), batting .265 with 53 home runs and 543 runs batted in in 1,460 games. He played in 5 World Series--playing on World Series championhsip teams in 1931 and 1933--and was regarded as one of the best defensive catchers of the 1930s.

Medicine
The heart of a baboon was implanted in a 15-day-old girl in a five-hour operation performed at Loma Linda University Medical Center in California. Doctors said that the girl, identified as "Baby Fae," was "doing fine," but was still listed in critical condition. Dr. Leonard Bailey headed the team that performed the operation. The girl had been born with a severe heart defect--hydroplastic heart syndrome--with the left side of her heart being much smaller than the right side. As a result, she had almost died. A young baboon was chosen as the donor because, it was reported, a compatible human heart was not available, and doctors expected that the heart would grow with the child.

Football
CIAU
Alberta (6-1) 28 @ British Columbia (3-4) 9

Jeff Funtasz rushed 31 times for 254 yards and 2 touchdowns at Thunderbird Stadium as the Golden Bears eliminated B.C. from playoff contention. Mr. Funtasz ran 3 yards in the second quarter for his first touchdown, and 86 yards in the fourth quarter for his other score. Alberta’s other major score came on an 8-yard pass from Mark Denesiuk to Brad Clark early in the second quarter. Rick Magee converted all 3 and added 2 field goals and a single. Glenn Steele scored the Thunderbirds’ touchdown on a 2-yard run after Frank Cusati had taken over at quarterback for starter Jordan Gagner. Tom Dixon converted and added 2 singles. The Golden Bears’ total of 364 yards rushing included 91 on 8 carries by Tom Richards. Scott Smith led Alberta’s receivers with 4 catches for 76 yards. Alberta amassed 546 yards in net offense to B.C.’s 191.

25 years ago
1989


Died on this date
Charles J. Pedersen, 85
. U.S. chemist. Mr. Pedersen shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1987 with Donald J. Cram and Jean-Marie Lehn "for their development and use of molecules with structure-specific interactions of high selectivity."

Disasters
A China Airlines Boeing 737 crashed into a mountain after taking off from Hualien in eastern Taiwan, killing all 54 people aboard.

20 years ago
1994


Died on this date
Wilbert Harrison, 65
. U.S. musician. Mr. Harrison was best known for his recording of Kansas City, which reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in 1959. He single Let's Work Together (Part 1), which he performed as a one-man band, reached #32 early in 1970.

Diplomacy
Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Jordanian Prime Minister Abdel Salam Majali signed a peace treaty in a desert area of Wadi Araba on the Israeli-Jordanian border. U.S. President Bill Clinton was one of more than 4,500 guests at the ceremony; Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat were among the absentees. See also here and here.

10 years ago
2004


Died on this date
Bobby Ávila, 80
. Mexican baseball player. Mr. Ávila was a second baseman with the Cleveland Indians (1949-1958); Baltimore Orioles (1959); Boston Red Sox (1959); and Milwaukee Braves (1959), batting .281 with 80 home runs and 467 runs batted in in 1,300 games. His best season was 1954, when he hit .341 to win the American League batting title. He also played in the Mexican League with the Puebla Pericos (1943-1947) and Mexico City Tigres (1960), batting .329 with 20 home runs and 240 runs batted in.

World events
The Israeli Knesset voted 67-25 in favour of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's proposal to remove settlements and soldiers from the Gaza Strip and part of the West Bank.

Baseball
World Series
Boston Red Sox 4 @ St. Louis Cardinals 1 (Boston led best-of-seven series 3-0)

Manny Ramirez hit a solo home run in the 1st inning and singled in a run as part of a 2-run 5th inning for the Red Sox as they beat the Cardinals before 52,015 fans at Busch Memorial Stadium. Pedro Martinez pitched 7 innings to get the win over Jeff Suppan.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

October 25, 2014

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Grace Padaca!

250 years ago
1764


Married on this date
John Adams and Abigail Smith
. Mr. Adams, then a lawyer in Braintree, Massachusetts, was the 2nd Vice President of the United States (1789-1797), serving under President George Washington, and succeeded Mr. Washington to become 2nd President of the United States (1797-1801). Mrs. Adams was known for the many letters she wrote.

160 years ago
1854


War
In the Crimean War, Russian and British forces fought the Battle of Balaclava, featuring the Charge of the Light Brigade.

150 years ago
1864


Born on this date
John Francis Dodge
. U.S. automobile executive. Mr. Dodge and his brother Horace founded Dodge Brothers in 1914. The company was sold to Chrysler Corporation. John Dodge died of influenz and pneumonia on January 14, 1920 at the age of 55.

Alexander Gretchaninov. Russian-born U.S. composer. Mr. Gretchaninov's compositions included five symphonies. He moved to France in 1925 and then to the United States in 1939, eventually becoming an American citizen. Mr. Gretchaninov died on January 3, 1956 at the age of 91.

130 years ago
1884


Football
ORFU
Round 3
Toronto 24 @ Hamilton 4

Baseball
World Series
Providence Grays 12 @ New York Metropolitans 2 (Providence won three-game series 3-0)

Old Hoss Radbourne pitched his third complete game victory in as many days as the Grays whipped the Metropolitans in front of just 300 freezing fans at the Polo Grounds. Jim Becannon took the loss on the mound for New York. The Grays had actually clinched the championship with their win in the second game the day before.

125 years ago
1889


Born on this date
Abel Gance
. French film director. Mr. Gance was best known for his silent films J'accuse (1919); La Roue (1923); and Napoléon (1927), and the sound film Austerlitz (1960). He died on November 10, 1981 at the age of 92.

Smoky Joe Wood. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Wood played for the Boston Red Sox (1908-1915) and Cleveland Indians (1917-1922). He came to the major leagues as a pitcher, and compiled a record of 115-57, with an earned run average of 2.03. Mr. Wood's best season was 1912, when he was 34-5 with 10 shutouts, and won 3 games in the World Series as the Red Sox defeated the New York Giants. He came back too soon from a thumb injury in 1913 and hurt his pitching arm, shortening his career, but he still managed to post a 14-5 record in 1915 and led the American League with an ERA of 1.49 as the Red Sox again won the World Series. Mr. Wood held out for the 1916 season and joined the Indians in 1917, moving to the outfield in 1918, and helping Cleveland to win the World Series in 1920. His last season was his best, when he batted .297 with 8 home runs and 92 runs batted in. Mr. Wood finished his major league career with an average of .283 with 24 home runs and 325 runs batted in in 695 games. He died on July 27, 1985 at the age of 95.

Baseball
World Series
Brooklyn Bridegrooms 1 @ New York Giants 2 (11 innings) (Best-of-eleven series tied 3-3)

Monte Ward singled Jim Slattery home with the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning as the Giants edged the Bridegrooms before 2,556 fans at the Polo Grounds. Brooklyn pitcher Adonis Terry had been leading 1-0 going into the 9th inning when the Giants tied the game on a single by Mr. Ward, 2 stolen bases, and a single by Roger Connor. Hank O’Day went the distance on the mound for New York to earn the win.

90 years ago
1924


Politics and government
The "Zinoviev letter"--a letter ostensibly from Soviet Communist official Grigory Zinoviev to the Communist Party of Great Britain--was published in the London newspaper Daily Mail, just four days before national Parliamentary elections.

75 years ago
1939


Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Sylvia Smith!

Football
Canadian university
Western championship
Saskatchewan 0 @ British Columbia 16

70 years ago
1944


Radio
The Blue Network filed applications with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission requesting permission to change its name to American Broadcasting Company, Inc.

War
British forces in Greece entered Dhomokos, making their greatest one-day advance in pursuit of the fleeing Germans. Soviet forces outflanked Warsaw on the northwest and advanced toward the confluence of the Vistula and Narew Rivers. Soviet troops entered northern Norway and liberated the Barents Sea port of Kirkenes and 30 other villages. The Hungarian city of Nagykároly was occupied by Soviet and Romanian forces.

A Chinese government spokesman charged that Communist Chinese troops had attacked Nationalist forces in northern China because of remarks by Marshal Yen Hsishan.

Disasters
The U.S. submarine USS Tang was sunk by her own malfunctioning torpedo. 78 men were lost, and the 9 survivors were picked up by the Japanese frigate CD-34 and imprisoned for the rest of World War II. 13 men escaped the sub using the Momsen Lung, the only time it was ever used.

Diplomacy
The U.K., U.S.A., and other American republics announced the resumption of diplomatic relations with Italy.

World events
Nazi SS leader Heinrich Himmler ordered a crackdown on the Edelweiss Pirates, a loosely organized youth culture in Nazi Germany that had assisted army deserters and others to hide from the Third Reich.

Politics and government
The newly-installed Guatemalan junta of President Major Francisco Javier Arana blocked the funds and attached the property of exiled former Presidents Jorge Ubico and Federico Ponce and Alfred Denby, an American.

New York Governor and Republican Party U.S. presidential candidate Thomas Dewey accused President Franklin D. Roosevelt of sponsoring a fund-raising idea known as the One Thousand Club, whose members would contribute $1,000 each for the Democratic Party campaign.

Transportation
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt directed the Maritime Commission to prepare a plan for improving the U.S. merchant marine with modern cargo and passenger ships at the end of World War II.

Terrorism
The Inner Zionist General Council and National Council of Palestine Jews adopted resolutions deploring recent acts of violence in Palestine by small Jewish political extremist groups.

Oil
Sun Oil President J. Howard Pew attacked the British-American oil pact as a "blank cheque" to the government that would involve the U.S. oil industry in a "vicious cartel system."

Iranian Prime Minister Mohammed Said, in a radio broadcast, said that his government refused to grant oil concessions to the U.S.S.R. because to do so would give the appearance of yielding to the pressure of foreign troops in Iran.

Football
MASSFL
Semi-Final
Central Navigation School (Rivers) 15 @ Canadian Army (Winnipeg) 5

Buddy Meier scored a touchdown and 2 converts as the Pathfinders defeated the Grenades at Osborne Stadium. Doug McCuaig scored the othe CNS touchdown. Army quarterback Fritz Hanson rushed 92 yards for the Grenades' touchdown.

60 years ago
1954


On television tonight
Sherlock Holmes, starring Ronald Howard and H. Marion Crawford
Tonight's episode: The Case of Lady Beryl

Football
WIFU
Winnipeg (8-6-2) 12 @ Edmonton (11-5) 21
Saskatchewan (10-4-2) 15 @ British Columbia (1-15) 9

Rollin Prather, Jackie Parker, and Bernie Faloney scored touchdowns for the Eskimos as they defeated the Blue Bombers before 17,000 fans at Clarke Stadium to clinch first place in the Western Interprovincial Football Union for the second straight season. Tom Casey and Jesse Thomas scored Winnipeg touchdowns.

Ken Carpenter scored 2 touchdowns and Joe Aguirre added 2 converts and a field goal as the Roughriders defeated the Lions before 10,775 fans at Empire Stadium in Vancouver in a game that was called by the referee with 6:11 remaining in the game because of heavy fog. Len Meltzer scored B.C.'s only touchdown when Mr. Aguirre was short on a field goal attempt and Jim Chambers fielded the ball and lateralled to Mr. Meltzer, who returned it 115 yards for the major score, aided by the poor visibility caused by the fog. When the fog made the game unplayable in the 4th quarter, the officials stopped play and waited out a 30-minute delay before finally calling the game. It was the last game of the regular season, and meant nothing in the standings. The Roughriders were scheduled to play the first game of the 2-game, total points semi-finals in Winnipeg just four days later, so it made no sense to suspend the game and resume play at a later date.

50 years ago
1964


Football
CFL
Ottawa (7-5-1) 21 @ Montreal (6-7) 23

Nat Craddock scored a touchdown in the 3rd quarter and Jerry Philp caught a touchdown pass from George Bork on a broken play with less than 4 minutes remaining in the game as the Alouettes overcame a 21-10 halftime deficit to edge the Rough Riders before 18,055 fans at Molson Stadium. The win gave Montreal the third and last playoff spot in the Eastern Football Conference, eliminating the Toronto Argonauts from playoff contention.

40 years ago
1974


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand: I Shot the Sheriff--Eric Clapton (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Rock Your Baby--George McCrae (9th week at #1)

30 years ago
1984


Hit parade
Edmonton's top 30 (CHED)
1 Wake Me Up Before You Go Go--Wham
2 On the Dark Side--John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band
3 Purple Rain--Prince and the Revolution
4 Strut--Sheena Easton
5 Desert Moon--Dennis DeYoung
6 Better Be Good to Me--Tina Turner
7 I Just Called to Say I Love You--Stevie Wonder
8 Blue Jean--David Bowie
9 Lucky Star--Madonna
10 All Through the Night--Cyndi Lauper
11 Out of Touch--Daryl Hall and John Oates
12 Had a Dream (Sleeping with the Enemy)--Roger Hodgson
13 Let's Go Crazy--Prince and the Revolution
14 Who Wears These Shoes?--Elton John
15 What About Me--Kenny Rogers, Kim Carnes and James Ingram
16 No More Lonely Nights--Paul McCartney
17 Cover Me--Bruce Springsteen
18 I'm So Excited--Pointer Sisters
19 The War Song--Culture Club
20 Hard Habit to Break--Chicago
21 Get it While You Can--Gary O
22 Alpahabet Town--Gerry Cott
23 Bob 'Till You Drop--Rick Springfield
24 Drive--The Cars
25 The Wild Boys--Duran Duran
26 Penny Lover--Lionel Richie
27 I Can't Hold Back--Survivor
28 Sea of Love--The Honeydrippers
29 Girls with Guns--Tommy Shaw
30 Teacher Teacher--.38 Special

Theatre
Eleusinian Rites, Mysteries, and Drama Soirees provided the entertainment for the Engineers’ Wives Society’s annual dinner at the Royal Glenora Club in Edmonton. Reviews were unanimously positive (although it must be admitted that the audience had been drinking) for material that included the legendary "Deranged Dermatologist" skit, which, for some unknown and baffling reason, failed to make the artists famous.

World events
The European Economic Community announced that it was donating £1.8 million to help combat the famine in Ethiopia.

Terrorism
U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz said that the United States should adopt a policy of responding militarily to future acts of terrorism. He warned that such responses could involve the deaths of American servicemen and innocent civilians.

Economics and finance
The U.S. administration of President Ronald Reagan reported that the federal budget deficit for the 1984 fiscal year was $175.3 billion, $20.1 billion less than the record deficit of the previous year.

Crime
Italian authorities said that three Bulgarians and four Turks would be tried for the 1981 assassination attempt against Pope John Paul II. It was reported that Judge Ilario Martella would also order Mehmet Ali Agca, who had fired at the pope, to stand trial on new charges. Mr. Agca would also be the principal prosecution witness, and his credibility was expected to be challenged by the defense in view of frequent contradictions in his story of what happened. Only three of the accused men were actually in Italian custody. Italian state prosecutor Antonio Albano had stated in June that he doubted that Bulgarians would have become involved in an assassination plot without the approval of the Soviet Union.

25 years ago
1989


Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): Lambada--Kaoma (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Lambada--Kaoma (2nd week at #1)

Died on this date
Mary McCarthy, 77. U.S. author. Miss McCarthy was best known for her novels The Company She Keeps (1942) and The Group (1963).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_McCarthy_(author)

Politics and government
With political unrest in Czechoslovakia on the rise, President Ladislav Adamec rejected any dialogue between the government and those "who act for the liquidation of the socialist system...and the Communist Party."

The United States House of Representatives voted 231-191 to override President George Bush’s veto of a spending bill that reinstated funding for Medicaid abortions in cases of rape or incest. Mr. Bush supported federal funding only if the mother’s life were in danger. The vote fell short of the 2/3 required to override the veto, so the veto stood.

Disasters
The U.S. Congress approved an aid package of $4.15 billion for California as a result of the previous week’s earthquake.

20 years ago
1994


Died on this date
Mildred Natwick, 89
. U.S. actress. Miss Natwick was primarily a stage actress, beginning her career of Broadway in 1932. She appeared in supporting roles in several movies directed by John Ford, and was nominated for an Academy Award for her supporting performance in Barefoot in the Park (1967). Miss Natwick and Helen Hayes co-starred in the television series The Snoop Sisters (1973-1974), for which Miss Natwick won an Emmy Award.

Kara Hultgreen, 29. U.S. military officer. Miss Hultgreen was a United States Navy lieutenant who became the Navy's first female carrier-based pilot. She also became the first female carrier-based pilot to die when she was killed attempting to land her F-14 Tomcat on the aircraft carrier USS Lincoln off the coast of San Diego. Miss Hultgreen became a symbol of the folly of political correctness in trying to force women into combat roles, and applying different standards than are applied to males in order to achieve social "equality."

Crime
Susan Smith, a white woman from Union, South Carolina, claimed that a Negro carjacker had driven off with her two sons. She later confessed to drowning the children, and was convicted of murder.

Economics and finance
Cuban dictator Fidel Castro announced that transactions using the American dollar would be banned.

10 years ago
2004


Defense
The New York Times reported that about 380 tons of powerful explosives had disappeared from the Al Qaqaa military installation in Iraq sometime after the beginning of the U.S.-led war in Iraq in 2003.

Friday, October 24, 2014

October 24, 2014

130 years ago
1884

Baseball

World Series
Providence Grays 3 @ New York Metropolitans 1 (Providence led three-game series 2-0)

Old Hoss Radbourne outduelled Tim Keefe for the second straight day, giving up just 3 hits as the Grays defeated the Metropolitans before 1,000 fans at the Polo Grounds to take a 2 games to 0 lead, clinching their post-season championship series.

125 years ago
1889

Baseball

World Series
New York Giants 11 @ Brooklyn Bridegrooms 3 (Brooklyn led best-of-eleven series 3-2)

The Giants pounded Bob Caruthers for 11 hits and 24 bases as they defeated the Bridegrooms before 2,901 fans at Washington Park. Danny Brown, Willard Richardson, and winning pitcher Cannonball Crane hit home runs for the Giants.

100 years ago
1914


Football
IRFU
Toronto (2-1) 22 @ Montreal (2-1) 13
Hamilton (2-1) 24 @ Ottawa (0-3) 14

ORFU
Ottawa (0-2) 3 @ Hamilton (3-0) 28

Canadian university
McGill (2-0) 16 @ Queen's (0-2) 8

SRFU
Final
University of Saskatchewan 0 @ Regina 31

ECFL
University of Alberta (1-1) 12 Edmonton Civics (1-1) 7

The U of A's win over the Civics was the university club's first win ever.

75 years ago
1939


Popular culture
In Wilmington, Delaware, nylon stockings were sold publicly for the first time.

70 years ago
1944


Died on this date
Louis Renault, 67
. French automobile executive. Mr. Renault co-founded Renault Frères with his brothers Marcel and Fernand in 1899, and took over sole control of the company ten years later. He was arrested on September 22, 1944 and charged with industrial collaboration with the Vichy regime during World War II. Mr. Renault's health suddenly took a turn for the worse, and he died 15 days after lapsing into a coma.

War
U.S. aircraft sank the Japanese aircraft carrier Zuikaku and battleship Musashi in the second half of the Battle of Leyte Gulf, said to be the greatest naval battle in history. U.S. troops on Leyte Island captured 12 towns and the San Pablo airstrip, only 17 1/2 miles from the west coast. U.S. planes attacked strategic targets on the Japanese island of Kyushu.

Politics and government
Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou formed a new cabinet with himself holding the war and foreign affairs portfolios.

Law
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt announced the end of martial law in Hawaii and the restoration of habeas corpus.

Health
The United States Census Bureau reported that infant deaths in the U.S. for 1943 numbered 118,484, an increase of 5,000 over 1942.

60 years ago
1954


Defense
U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower pledged United States support to South Vietnam.

50 years ago
1964


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Have I the Right?--The Honeycombs

#1 single in France: Le Pénitencier--Johnny Hallyday (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): In ginocchio da te--Gianni Morandi (15th week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Memphis--Johnny Rivers; Bernd Spier

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Pretty Woman--Roy Orbison (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Do Wah Diddy Diddy--Manfred Mann (2nd week at #1)

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Do Wah Diddy Diddy--Manfred Mann (2nd week at #1)
2 We'll Sing in the Sunshine--Gale Garnett
3 Last Kiss--J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers
4 Pretty Woman--Roy Orbison
5 Dancing in the Street--Martha and the Vandellas
6 Chug-A-Lug--Roger Miller
7 Baby Love--The Supremes
8 A Summer Song--Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde
9 Have I the Right?--The Honeycombs
10 Let it Be Me--Betty Everett & Jerry Butler

Singles entering the chart were Everything's Alright by the Newbeats (#72); Needle in a Haystack by the Velvelettes (#77); Little Marie by Chuck Berry (#78); What Good am I Without You (#83)/I Want You 'Round (#98) by Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston; Reach Out for Me by Dionne Warwick (#84); I'm Gonna Be Strong by Gene Pitney (#85); Don't Ever Leave Me by Connie Francis (#89); Beautician Blues by B.B. King (#93); S-W-I-M by Bobby Freeman (#94); and Times Have Changed by Irma Thomas (#100). Arthur Lyman's version of Pearly Shells (Popo O Ewa) was mentioned with that of Burl Ives (charting at #64), but was not charted.

On television tonight
The Outer Limits, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Cry of Silence, starring Eddie Albert, June Havoc, and Arthur Hunnicutt

Space
The U.S.S.R. launched the satellite Cosmos 49.

World events
Northern Rhodesia gained independence from the United Kingdom and became the Republic of Zambia, with Kenneth Kaunda taking office as President.

Football
CFL
Toronto (4-9) 7 @ Hamilton (9-3-1) 27
Calgary (11-4) 17 @ Edmonton (4-11) 16
Saskatchewan (8-7) 3 @ British Columbia (10-1-3) 20

Bernie Faloney passed to Hal Patterson for a touchdown and handed off to Art Baker and Johnny Counts for TDs as the Tiger-Cats beat the Argonauts at Civic Stadium and left them on the brink of elimination from playoff contention.

Jim Furlong's punt single was the winning point as the Stampeders edged the Eskimos before 10,000 fans at Clarke Stadium. Bobby Taylor caught passes for both Calgary touchdowns. Tommy-Joe Coffey caught 11 passes for the Eskimos, including 1 for a touchdown; Butch Pressley rushed for the other Edmonton touchdown.

Peter Kempf kicked 4 field goals and a convert, and Joe Kapp completed 20 passes for 312 yards as the Lions beat the Roughriders before 30,856 fans at Empire Stadium in Vancouver. Saskatchewan was playing without injured quarterback Ron Lancaster, and the B.C. defense limited the Saskatchewan offense to 164 net yards.

Canadian university
Western Ontario 12 @ McGill 12
Alberta at Edmonton (4-0) 71 @ Alberta at Calgary 0

Clarence Kachman scored 3 touchdowns for the Golden Bears as they routed the Dinosaurs at McMahon Stadium.

40 years ago
1974


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Annie's Song--John Denver (2nd week at #1)

Football
WFL
Memphis (14-3) 25 @ Portland (6-10-1) 26

30 years ago
1984


World events
The U.S. administration of President Ronald Reagan announced that it was sending $45 million in wheat and other foodstuffs to private relief organizations for distribution in Ethiopia.

Economics and finance
The United States Labor Department reported that the consumer price index had risen 0.4% in September.

Crime
Four members of a five-member panel investigating the 1983 assassination of opposition leader Benigno Aquino presented a report to President Ferdinand Marcos that found a wider conspiracy than that mentioned in the previous day’s report by the panel’s head, Corazon Agrava. The four panelists mentioned General Fabian Ver, the chief of staff of the armed forces and a close associate off Mr. Marcos as one of the conspirators. Gen. Ver was granted a temporary leave of absence from his duties; President Marcos had said that he would prosecute whomever the panel named.

25 years ago
1989


On television tonight
The Wonder Years, on ABC
Tonight’s episode: Wayne on Wheels

Scandal
Televangelist Jim Bakker, who had been convicted of fraud and conspiracy, was sentenced to 45 years in prison and fined $500,000, with eligibility for parole in 10 years. The sentence was later reduced considerably.

20 years ago
1994


Died on this date
Raúl Juliá, 54
. Puerto Rican-born U.S. actor. Mr. Juliá was a distinguished stage actor on Broadway before starring in movies such as Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985); Romero (1989); Presumed Innocent (1990); The Addams Family (1991); and Addams Family Values (1993). He died of a stroke while in hospital for treatment of severe abdominal pain.

10 years ago
2004


Died on this date
Ricky Hendrick, 24
. U.S. auto racing driver. Mr. Hendrick was a stock car driver who raced on the NASCAR circuit from 1999-2002. He and seven others were killed when the small plane they were travelling in crashed into Bull Mountain in Virginia during heavy fog.

War
50 new Iraqi soldiers were executed by insurgents loyal to rebel leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

Politics and government
Preliminary results from the October 8 presidential election in Afghanistan showed President Hamid Karzai winning re-election, taking 55.3 % of the vote.

Soccer
English Premier League
Arsenal lost to Manchester United, ending their Premier League record unbeaten streak at 49 games.

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (6-11) 34 @ Edmonton (9-9) 40

Jason Maas completed 26 of 34 passes for 311 yards and touchdowns to Terry Vaughn and Ed Hervey, while rushing for 2 touchdowns himself, as the Eskimos held on to defeat the Blue Bombers before 33,131 fans at Commonwealth Stadium, clinching a playoff spot for the 33rd straignt season. Winnipeg quarterback Kevin Glenn completed 21 of 34 passes for 303 yards and 2 touchdowns to Milt Stegall. Winnipeg running back Charles Roberts rushed 14 times for 103 yards and a 14-yard touchdown, while Scott Regimbald rushed 1 yard for the other Winnipeg touchdown. Edmonton running back Mike Pringle carried 19 times for 65 yards, and was upset with the coaching staff when Mr. Maas carried twice for 1-yard touchdowns, leaving Mr. Pringle tied with former Saskatchewan Roughrider great George Reed for the CFL career lead in touchdowns with 137. It turned out to be Mr. Pringle's final regular season game. Playing his first CFL game was Edmonton defensive tackle Patrick Kabongo, recently acquired in a trade with the Ottawa Renegades.

Baseball
World Series
St. Louis Cardinals 2 @ Boston Red Sox 6 (Boston led best-of-seven series 2-0)

Jason Varitek tripled in 2 runs in the 1st inning, Mark Bellhorn doubled in 2 in the 4th, and Orlando Cabrera singled in 2 in the 6th as the Red Sox beat the Cardinals before 35,001 fans at Fenway Park. Curt Schilling allowed 1 run--unearned--in 6 innings to get the win over Matt Morris.