Wednesday, September 28, 2016

September 28, 2016

1,400 years ago
616


Born on this date
Javanshir
. King of Caucasian Albania, 637-680. Javanshir was the son of Prince Varaz Grigor, who converted to Christianity in 637 but was deposed by Sasanian King Yadzegerd III, who refused to recognize his conversion. Javanshir thus became King of Caucasian Albania. He was known for his bravery and intelligence, but was assassinated by rival nobles on January 1, 680 at the age of 63 and was succeeded by Varaz-Tiridates I.

950 years ago
1066


War
William the Conqueror's forces invaded England, beginning the Norman conquest of England.

225 years ago
1791


World events
France became the first country to emancipate its Jewish population.

175 years ago
1841


Born on this date
Georges Clemenceau
. Prime Minister of France, 1906-1909, 1917-1920. Dr. Clemenceau, an Independent Radical, was a physician and journalist who held various political offices in a career that stretched for almost 50 years. He's perhaps best remembered for representing France in negotiations that produced the Treaty of Versailles after World War I. Dr. Clemenceau died on November 24, 1929 at the age of 88.

125 years ago
1891


Born on this date
Myrtle Gonzalez
. U.S. actress. Miss Gonzalez appeared in at least 78 films from 1913-1917 and was Hollywood's first star of Hispanic ancestry. She was a victim of the influenza epidemic and died on October 22, 1918 at the age of 27.

Died on this date
Herman Melville, 72
. U.S. author. Mr. Melville was best known for his novel Moby-Dick (1851), which was based on his experiences as a sailor on a whaling ship.

100 years ago
1916


Born on this date
Peter Finch
. U.K.-born Australian actor. Mr. Finch had a distinguished career on stage and in films in Australia and the United Kingdom, but is probably best remembered for playing television newscaster Howard Beale in the movie Network (1976), which earned him an Academy Award as Best Actor. The Oscar was presented posthumously, because Mr. Finch died of a heart attack in the lobby of the Beverly Hills Hotel on January 14, 1977 at the age of 60, the day after appearing as a guest of Johnny Carson on Tonight. Mr. Finch had just completed work on the made-for-television movie Raid on Entebbe (1977), for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award for his portrayal of Israeli politician Yitzhak Rabin.

75 years ago
1941


War
An uprising by the residents of the northern Greek city of Drama against Bulgarian occupation began.

World events
German authorities in Prague arrested Alois Elias, Prmier of the Nazi-created Protectorate of Bohemia-Moravia, on a charge of "preparation for high treason."

Defense
The largest war games in the history of the United States, involving 400,000 troops, ended after 10 days of mock battle in northern Louisiana.

Diplomacy
U.S. representative Averell Harriman and U.K. representative Lord Beaverbrook arrived in Moscow for aid talks and were received by U.S.S.R. dictator Josef Stalin.

Baseball
Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox, who entered the day's doubleheader against the Philadelphia Athletics at Shibe Park in Philadelphia with a batting average of .401, batted 4 for 5 in the first game and 2 for 3 in the second game to finish the season at .406. The Red Sox won the opener 12-11 and the Athletics won 7-1 in the second game, which was called after 8 innings because of darkness. Lefty Grove, whose best years were with the Athletics, was the starting pitcher for the Red Sox in the second game and left the game--his final major league appearance--after giving up 4 hits and 3 runs--all earned--in the 1st inning. Rookie Fred Caligiuri was the winning pitcher for the Athletics, allowing 6 hits and 1 earned run while pitching a complete game.

Dave Koslo pitched a 6-hit complete game to get his first major league win as the New York Giants edged the Boston Braves 2-1 before 2,310 fans at Braves Field.

Bob Chipman pitched 5 scoreless innings in relief of Larry French to earn a win in his major league debut as the Brooklyn Dodgers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-1 before 12,870 fans at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn.

Bill Clemensen pitched a 5-hit complete game for his only major league win, allowing 1 earned run as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Cincinnati Reds 3-2 before 4,137 fans at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh. The Pirates spoiled Bucky Walters' bid for a 20-win season; the Cincinnati ace allowed 7 hits and 3 earned runs in pitching a complete game loss and finishing the season with a record of 19-15. Pittsburgh first baseman Ripper Collins batted 0 for 2 with a run batted in in the 1,084th and last game of his 9-year major league career. The game was played in 1 hour 39 minutes.

Johnny Beazley of the St. Louis Cardinals and Russ Meers of the Chicago Cubs made their major league debuts against each other as starting pitchers before 4,470 fans at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Mr. Beazley won the duel, pitching a 10-hit complete game as the Cardinals won 3-1. Mr. Meers allowed 5 hits and 2 runs--1 earned--in 8 innings.

70 years ago
1946


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): To Each His Own--Eddy Howard and his Orchestra (7th week at #1)

Diplomacy
The Italian Political and Territorial Commission of the Paris Peace Conference approved the French-proposed Italian-Yugoslav border, providing for internationalization of Trieste as a free city. Yugoslavian Deputy Premier Edward Kardelj said that Yugoslavia would refuse to sign any treaty containing the proposed border, nor would it withdraw her forces from northwestern Istria.

Politics and government
Ismail Sidky Pasha resigned as Prime Minister of Egypt after failing to reach agreement with the U.K. on an Anglo-Egyptian military pact.

Iranian Prime Minister Ahmad Ghavam Saltaneh rejected demands for regional authority in Iran, while the Iranian Ambassador to the United Kingdom asked the British government to investigate charges that British diplomatic officials in southern Iran had encouraged autonomy movements.

Europeana
King George II returned to Greece after 5 1/2 years of exile.

Football
IRFU
Hamilton (0-4-1) 6 @ Montreal (2-1-1) 21
Toronto (3-0-2) 12 @ Ottawa (2-2) 6

60 years ago
1956


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Lay Down Your Arms--Anne Shelton (2nd week at #1)

At the movies
The Best Things in Life are Free, starring Gordon MacRae, Dan Dailey, Ernest Borgnine, and Sheree North, opened in theatres.

Died on this date
William Boeing, 74
. U.S. aviation executive. Mr. Boeing founded Pacific Aero Products Company in 1916, which became the Boeing Aircraft Company in 1929.

Diplomacy
Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Saudi Arabian King Saud ended three days of talks with a communique urging a negotiated Suez Canal agreement and expressing hope that "there will be no recourse to political and economic pressure."

Football
ORFU
Toronto (5-2) 21 @ Rochester (0-5) 8

Bob Smith scored 2 touchdowns and Bernie Custis added another as Balmy Beach beat the Rockets in what turned out to be the last game the Rockets ever played. The financially-troubled expansion team had three subsequent games cancelled, and were dropped from the league on October 15. This game was ordered stricken from the record on October 22, although I don't know if the individual statistics still counted. Roy King scored his fifth touchdown of the season for Rochester.

50 years ago
1966


Diplomacy
Indonesia returned to the United Nations, increasing UN membership to 119 nations.

Senegalese President Leopold Senghor arrived in Washington and conferred with U.S. President Lyndon Johnson.

40 years ago
1976


Boxing
Muhammad Ali (53-2) retained his world heavyweight title with a unanimous 15-round decision over Ken Norton (37-4) at Yankee Stadium in New York (see video). It was the third and last fight between the two: Mr. Norton had broken Mr. Ali's jaw in winning a 12-round split decision on March 31, 1973, and Mr. Ali had won a 12-round split decision on September 10, 1973.

Football
Calgary high school
Junior
Henry Wise Wood 12 St. Mary's 0

30 years ago
1986


Politics and government
The Democratic Progressive Party was established, becoming the first opposition party in Taiwan.

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (8-5) 26 @ Toronto (7-5) 16
Calgary (7-6) 39 @ Saskatchewan (5-7-1) 24

The Blue Bombers took advantage of mistakes to defeat the Argonauts before 23,500 fans at Exhibition Stadium.

The Stampeders amassed 78 yards rushing and 462 yards passing in defeating the Roughriders before 25,078 fans at Taylor Field in Regina. The Saskatcewan offense produced 153 yards rushing and 284 yards passing.

25 years ago
1991


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): (Everything I Do) I Do it for You--Bryan Adams (10th week at #1)

#1 single in Japan (Oricon Singles Chart): Say Yes--Chage and Aska (9th week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Rapput (Senza Fiato)--Claudio Bisio; Rocco Tanica (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Asi Me Gusta--Chimo Bayo (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): (Everything I Do) I Do it for You--Bryan Adams (8th week at #1)

#1 single in France (SNEP): Auteuil, Neuilly, Passy (rap BCBG)--La Zoubida--Lagaf' (10th week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): (Everything I Do) I Do it for You--Bryan Adams (8th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Chart Information Network): (Everything I Do) I Do it for You--Bryan Adams (12th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I Adore Mi Amor--Color Me Badd (2nd week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 I Adore Mi Amor--Color Me Badd
2 The Promise of a New Day--Paula Abdul
3 Time, Love and Tenderness--Michael Bolton
4 Motownphilly--Boyz II Men
5 Things that Make You Go Hmmm...--C+C Music Factory featuring Freedom Williams
6 Emotions--Mariah Carey
7 Love of a Lifetime--Firehouse
8 Good Vibrations--Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch featuring Loleatta Holloway
9 Shiny Happy People--R.E.M.
10 Do Anything--Natural Selection featuring Niki Haris

Singles entering the chart were Cream by Prince and the New Power Generation (#68); That's What Love is For by Amy Grant (#70); With You by Tony Terry (#87); Rush by Big Audio Dynamite II (#88); Save Me by the Rembrandts (#89); You're the Story of My Life by Desmond Child (#90); and Good Time by Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers (#91).

Canada’s top 10 (RPM)
1 (Everything I Do) I Do it for You--Bryan Adams (9th week at #1)
2 The Motown Song--Rod Stewart
3 The Promise of a New Day--Paula Abdul
4 Time, Love and Tenderness--Michael Bolton
5 Shiny Happy People--R.E.M.
6 Hole Hearted--Extreme
7 The Real Love--Bob Seger
8 I am Here--The Grapes of Wrath
9 It Hit Me Like a Hammer--Huey Lewis and the News
10 Too Many Walls--Cathy Dennis

Singles entering the chart were Don't Want to Be a Fool by Luther Vandross (#63); Don't Cry by Guns N' Roses (#73); Walk Through Fire by Bad Company (#75); Sunrise by the Triplets (#84); Into the Great Wide Open by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (#87); For You by Michael W. Smith (#88); Sex with Love by Lee Aaron (#90); Something Got Me Started by Simply Red (#92); and Send Me an Angel by the Scorpions (#96).

Died on this date
Miles Davis, 65
. U.S. jazz trumpeter. Mr. Davis was one of the most influential musicians in the history of jazz, figuring prominently in bebop and cool jazz. His 1959 album Kind of Blue is said to be the biggest-selling album in jazz history.

Defense
The United States Air Force Strategic Air Command stood down from alert all intercontinental ballistic missiles scheduled for deactivation under the Strategic Arms Reduction Talks (START) I treaty, as well as its strategic bomber force.

Football
CFL
British Columbia (8-5) 37 @ Hamilton (1-12) 27

13,626 fans were in attendance at Ivor Wynne Stadium to see the Lions defeat the Tiger-Cats.

CIAU
Saskatchewan 17 @ Alberta 31

The Golden Bears earned their first win under head coach Tom Wilkinson with a strong performance as they pulled a tremendous upset over the previously-undefeated defending national champion Huskies at Clarke Stadium in Edmonton.

Baseball
The New York Mets lost 6-2 to the Philadelphia Phillies before 16,967 fans at Shea Stadium in New York and then fired manager Bud Harrelson. The Mets had a record of 74-80, third in the National League East Division. Mr. Harrelson was replaced by coach Mike Cubbage.

Jeff Blauser's solo home run with 1 out in the top of the 9th inning provided the winning margin as the Atlanta Braves held on to edge the Houston Astros 5-4 before 8,647 fans at the Astrodome. The Astros scored a run in the bottom of the 9th and had runners on first and third bases with 2 out, but Jeff Bagwell was called out on strikes to end the game.

Jack Morris pitched a 6-hit shutout to improve his record for the season to 18-12 and the Minnesota Twins scored 4 runs in the 5th inning as they beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-0 before 50,319 fans at SkyDome in Toronto in a preview of the upcoming American League Championship Series.

The Baltimore Orioles scored 2 runs in the top of the 10th inning to break a 2-2 tie, but Lou Whitaker doubled home 3 runs with 2 out in the bottom of the 10th to give the Detroit Tigers a 5-4 win over the Orioles before 22,541 fans at Tiger Stadium.

Dean Palmer's 3-run home run with 2 out in the top of the 10th inning broke a 3-3 tie and gave the Texas Rangers a 6-3 win over the Oakland Athletics before 33,338 fans at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

20 years ago
1996


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): Macarena--Los Del Rio (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): Wannabe--Spice Girls (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): How Bizarre--OMC (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Chart Information Network): Ready or Not--The Fugees (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)--Los Del Rio (9th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Cash Box): I Love You Always Forever--Donna Lewis (4th week at #1)

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (7-6) 37 @ Saskatchewan (3-11) 15

Linebacker Angelo Snipes tied a league single-game record with 2 touchdowns on fumble returns as he helped the Blue Bombers defeat the Rough Rides before 19,861 fans at Taylor Field in Regina. Mr. Snipes returned one fumble 26 yards for a touchdown, and scored his other TD when he recovered a Roughrider fumble in the Saskatchewan end zone.

CIAU
Saskatchewan 10 @ Alberta (3-1) 16

September 27, 2016

950 years ago
1066


War
William the Conqueror and his army set sail from the mouth of the River Somme, beginning the Norman conquest of England.

175 years ago
1841


Politics and government
Sir Charles Bagot was appointed Governor General of the Province of Canada; he arrived in Kingston January 10, 1842.

120 years ago
1896


Labour
Canadian Pacific Railway telegraph operators and despatchers in Montreal began a 10-day strike for shorter hours and higher wages.

100 years ago
1916


War
The 148th and 150th Battalions of the Montreal Infantry and the 189th Battalion of the Infantry of Fraserville embarked from Montreal for service in France.

World events
Emperor Iyasu V was proclaimed deposed as ruler of Ethiopia in a palace coup in favour of his aunt Zewditu I.

80 years ago
1936


Baseball
The Boston Bees scored 5 runs in the first 3 innings as they beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-3 in the first game of a doubleheader before 5,000 fans at Baker Bowl in Philadelphia. William Ford, in his only major league game, started on the mound for Boston, walked the first three batters, and was removed in favour of Guy Bush, who pitched the remainder of the game. 2 of the batters walked by Mr. Ford came around to score, leaving him with a career major league earned run average of infinity. In the second game, Claude Passeau pitched a 12-hit complete game, and hit a solo home run in the 4th inning that proved to be the deciding run, as the Phillies won 4-3. Philadelphia third baseman Chuck Sheerin batted 1 for 2 in the first game and 2 for 4 in the second game, singling in his last plate appearance in the 39th and last game of his only major league season.

The Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis to finish in a tie with the Cardinals for second place in the National League. St. Louis first baseman Johnny Mize was ejected in the 7th inning for arguing with an umpire, and Walter Alston replaced him. In his only major league game, Mr. Alston made 1 error in 2 fielding chances at first base and was struck out by winning pitcher Lon Warneke in his only plate appearance. Mr. Warneke allowed 12 hits and 3 earned runs in winning the pitching matchup with Dizzy Dean.

Jimmie Foxx hit a home run in each game as the Boston Red Sox split a doubleheader with the Philadelphia Athletics at Fenway Park in Boston, losing the first game 8-4 and winning the second game 5-4. Mr. Foxx drove in 4 runs in the first game and 2 in the second.

John Stone batted 5 for 5 with 2 triples, 2 runs, and 3 runs batted in to help the Washington Nationals defeat the New York Yankees 10-5 at Griffith Stadium in Washington.

Earl Averill, Hal Trosky, and Bruce Campbell each had 3 hits as the Cleveland Indians routed the Detroit Tigers 9-1 at League Park in Cleveland in a game that was called because of rain with 1 out in the bottom of the 6th inning. Bob Feller pitched a complete game victory, allowing 3 hits and no earned runs, walking 7 batters and striking out 6. Detroit pitcher Schoolboy Rowe had a chance to get his 20th win of the season, but he allowed 11 hits and 6 runs--5 earned--in 3 2/3 innings to take the loss, finishing the season with a 19-10 record.

75 years ago
1941


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Blue Champagne--Jimmy Dorsey and his Orchestra

Died on this date
Frank Burr Mallory, 78
. U.S. pathologist. Dr. Mallory's achievements included discovering and isolating the scarlet fever bacillus and discovering the cause of cirrhosis of the liver.

War
The Hungarian government reported that German dive bombers had destroyed the Yugoslavian town of Uzice in a battle with Serbian guerrillas. The American-owned tanker I.C. White, flying the Panamanian flag, was torpedoed and sunk in the South Atlantic Ocean.

Defense
The U.S. cargo ship SS Patrick Henry was launched, becoming the first of more than 2,700 Liberty ships.

Politics and government
Reinhard Heydrich was appointed by German Fuehrer Adolf Hitler as Reich Protector in Bohemia-Moravia.

Disasters
At least 100 people were killed in a hurricane that struck the Cabo Gracias area of Nicaragua.

Football
ERFU
Montreal (0-1) 5 @ Ottawa (1-0) 18
Toronto Balmy Beach (0-1) 6 @ Toronto Argonauts (1-0) 9

These were the first games played in the Eastern Rugby Football Union, which was taking the place of the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union, which had ceased operations for the duration of World War II. Toronto Balmy Beach had moved into the ERFU from the Ontario Rugby Football Union, while the other ERFU teams were holdovers from the IRFU. The Montreal team was known as the Bulldogs in 1941.

WIFU
Vancouver (1-5) 2 @ Regina (3-2) 22

70 years ago
1946


Died on this date
Oblitas Bustamente
. Bolivian criminal. Mr. Bustamente, a former lieutenant in the Bolivian Army, was hanged by a mob in La Paz after he attempted to assassinate President Tomas Monje Gutierrez.

Geoffrey de Havilland, Jr., 36. U.K. aviator. Mr. de Havilland, the son of the founder of de Havilland Aircraft Company, was the company's chief test pilot. He was killed while carrying out high speed tests in the de Havilland DH.108 TG306, which broke up over the Thames River estuary.

War
Prosecutors at the Tokyo trial of accused Japanese war criminals introduced 170 documents to show that Germany had encouraged Japan to strike at the United Kingdom and United States in the Pacific Ocean.

Protest
Five days of renewed rioting between Hindus and Muslims in India resulted in 23 deaths and 80 injuries in Agra, Calcutta, Bombay, and Dacca.

Politics and government
The Communist Party U.S.A. revealed that it had expelled one of its founders, William Dunne, because of "factional activity."

Business
The A&P food chain was fined $175,000 in Danville, Illinois after the conviction of 16 of its executives of running a monopoly.

Boxing
Tony Zale (58-16-2) retained his world middleweight title with a knockout of Rocky Graziano (43-7-5) at 1:43 of the 6th round at Yankee Stadium (see video).

60 years ago
1956


Hit parade
#1 single in France (IFOP): Au revoir Rome--Lucienne Delyle (4th week at #1)

Died on this date
Gerald Finzi, 55
. U.K. composer. Mr. Finzi was best known for his choral works, including the cantata Dies natalis (1939). He died after a long battle with Hodgkin's disease.

Babe Didrikson Zaharias, 45. U.S. athlete. Mildred Ella Didrikson Zaharias was probably the greatest female athlete in history. Her accomplishments included two gold medals and a silver medal in track and field at the 1932 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles. She didn't take up golf until 1935, but she won 48 professional tournaments, including 10 major championships. Miss Didrikson married professional wrestler George Zaharias in 1938. She was still a top-ranked golfer when she died after a long battle with colon cancer.

Mel Apt, 32. U.S. military aviator. Captain Apt was a test pilot with the United States Air Force. Flying the Bell X-2 over the Mojave Desert in California, he became the first pilot to reach Mach 3--peaking at Mach 3.196--and had turned back toward Edwards Air Force Base, but inertia coupling led to the breakup of the plane. Capt. Apt separated the escape capsule, but the main parachute failed to open, and he was killed on impact with the ground before he could bail out.

Diplomacy
U.K. Prime Minister Anthony Eden and French Prime Minister Guy Mollet concluded two days of talks in Paris on the Suez Canal dispute.

World events
Bolivian political prisoners hijacked a plane flying them to La Paz from Santa Cruz and diverted it to Salta, Argentina, where they were granted political asylum.

Protest
Trials began in Poznan, Poland for three youths charged with participation in the mob murder of a security policeman, and nine others accused of attacking police buildings during riots in June.

Economics and finance
The International Monetary Fund granted Egypt a $15-million loan to meet foreign payment problems and to help her pay for 250,000 tons of Canadian wheat.

Oddities
New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center authorities declared that Javier Pereira, a Zenú Indian from Colombia who claimed to be 167 years old, may be "more than 150 years old."

Disasters
40 coal miners died when a coal mine in Calcutta was flooded.

50 years ago
1966


On television tonight
Wojeck, starring John Vernon, on CBC
Tonight's episode: Tell Them the Streets are Dancing, with guest star Bruno Gerussi

The Fugitive, starring David Janssen, on ABC
Tonight's episode: A Clean and Quiet Town, with guest stars Carol Rossen and Michael Strong

Politics and government
South Vietnam inaugurated the Constituent Assembly to write a new constitution.

Protest
Three days of race riots began in San Francisco.

Football
CFL
British Columbia (2-8) 23 @ Montreal (4-5) 25
Calgary (4-6-1) 16 @ Winnipeg (5-5) 9

George Bork completed a 48-yard touchdown pass to Gerry Sternberg, while Bob Paremore rushed 80 yards for a TD and Don Lisbon rushed 8 yards for another as the Alouettes edged the Lions before 18,000 fans at Molson Stadium. Former Lion Peter Kempf provided the winning margin with a field goal, while also kicking 3 converts and a single. Bill Munsey, Willie Fleming, and Sonny Homer scored B.C. touchdowns, while Bill Mitchell added 2 converts and a field goal.

Jerry Keeling tied Sam Etcheverry's 10-year-old league record by completing a pass to Terry Evanshen for a 109-yard touchdown in the 2nd quarter to help the Stampeders beat the Blue Bombers before 15,107 fans at Winnipeg Stadium. Howard Starks scored the other Calgary touchdown, while Art Perkins scored the Winnipeg TD.

40 years ago
1976


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Dancing Queen--ABBA (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Japan (Oricon Singles Chart): Anata Dake wo--Teruhiko Aoi (6th week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): El Jardín Prohibido--Sandro Giacobbe (8th week at #1)

30 years ago
1986


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Easy Lady--Spagna (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): The Lady in Red--Chris de Burgh

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): The Final Countdown--Europe

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Don't Leave Me This Way--The Communards (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: Don't Leave Me This Way--The Communards (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Stuck with You--Huey Lewis and the News (2nd week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Stuck with You--Huey Lewis and the News (2nd week at #1)
2 Take My Breath Away--Berlin
3 Higher Love--Steve Winwood
4 Dancing on the Ceiling--Lionel Richie
5 Friends and Lovers--Gloria Loring and Carl Anderson
6 Dreamtime--Daryl Hall
7 Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone)--Glass Tiger
8 Words Get in the Way--Miami Sound Machine
9 Walk This Way--Run-D.M.C.
10 Love-Zone--Billy Ocean

Singles entering the chart were Amanda by Boston (#43); Jumpin' Jack Flash by Aretha Franklin (#55); Freedom Overspill by Steve Winwood (#81); (Forever) Live and Die by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (#84); Love is the Hero by Billy Squier (#85); I Feel the Magic by Belinda Carlisle (#86); Walk Like an Egyptian by the Bangles (#87); Goin' Crazy! by David Lee Roth (#88); Welcome to the Boomtown by David and David (#89); and Who Says by Device (#90).. Aretha Franklin's version of Jumpin' Jack Flash was the title song from the movie.

Canada’s top 10 (RPM)
1 Stuck with You--Huey Lewis and the News
2 Take My Breath Away--Berlin
3 Friends and Lovers--Gloria Loring and Carl Anderson
4 Venus--Bananarama
5 Rumors--Timex Social Club
6 Higher Love--Steve Winwood
7 Dancing on the Ceiling--Lionel Richie
8 Words Get in the Way--Miami Sound Machine
9 Glory of Love--Peter Cetera
10 Spirit in the Sky--Doctor and the Medics

Singles entering the chart were True Blue by Madonna (#84); Alana Loves Me by Kim Mitchell (#91); (It's) No Mystery by Harlequin (#95); 25 or 6 to 4 by Chicago (#96); Jody by Jermaine Stewart (#98); and Coming Around Again by Carly Simon (#99).

On television tonight
The Twilight Zone, on CBS
Tonight's episode: The Once and Future King, starring Jeff Yagher; A Saucer of Loneliness, starring Shelley Duvall

This was the first episode of the series' second season, and was a good one.

Died on this date
Chuck Sheerin, 77
. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Sheerin was an infielder with the Philadelphia Phillies (1936), batting .264 with no home runs and 4 runs batted in in 39 games. He played in the minor leagues from 1933-1938, batting .248 with 28 home runs in 503 games. Mr. Sheerin died 50 years to the day of his last major league game.

Football
CFL
Hamilton (6-6-1) 31 @ Ottawa (2-10) 11

Mike Kerrigan passed 5 yards to Wayne Lee and 22 yards to Tony Champion for touchdowns, while Paul Osbaldiston added 2 converts, 5 field goals, and a single for the Tiger-Cats as they beat the Rough Riders before 17,221 fans at Lansdowne Park.

CIAU
Alberta 21 @ Manitoba 27

Baseball
Jack Morris pitched a 4-hit complete game as the Detroit Tigers edged the New York Yankees 1-0 in 10 innings before 25,778 fans at Yankee Stadium, improving his record for the season to 20-8. Lou Whitaker led off the top of the 10th inning with a single, advanced to second base on a sacrifice bunt, and scored on a 2-out single by Larry Herndon.

Larry Parrish hit a home run with 1 out in the top of the 4th inning for the game's only run as the Texas Rangers edged the California Angels 1-0 before 30,886 fans at Anaheim Stadium. Charlie Hough pitched a 2-hitter to improve his record for the season to 16-10, winning the pitchers' duel over Don Sutton, who allowed 2 hits and 1 earned 1 in 7 1/3 innings.

Scott McGregor pitched a 2-hitter and the Baltimore Orioles scored 4 runs in the 1st inning as they shut out the Milwaukee Brewers 7-0 before 22,191 fans at County Stadium in Milwaukee.

Jerry Hairston hit home runs in both games to help the Chicago White Sox sweep a twi-night doubleheader from the Minnesota Twins 5-2 and 4-3 before 14,148 fans at Comiskey Park in Chicago. The White Sox won the second game when Ozzie Guillen singled home pinch runner Daryl Boston from third base with 2 out in the bottom of the 9th inning.

The Oakland Athletics scored 4 runs in the top of the 1st inning and went on to defeat the Kansas City Royals 6-3 in the first game of a twi-night doubleheader before 28,375 fans at Royals Stadium. The Athletics scored 5 runs in the first 3 innings and won the second game 9-6 to complete the sweep. Dennis Leonard started on the mound for Kansas City in the second game and allowed 7 hits and 3 runs--all earned--in 1 1/3 innings, but escaped with no decision in the 313th and last game of his 13-year major league career.

Floyd Youmans of the Montreal Expos pitched a 2-hit complete game and recorded 15 strikeouts, but still lost 1-0 to the Philadelphia Phillies before 6,493 fans at Olympic Stadium in Montreal. Von Hayes led off the top of the 4th inning with a base on balls and Mike Schmidt followed with a double to score Mr. Hayes with the only run. Don Carman, Tom Hume, and Steve Bedrosian combined for a 6-hit shutout for the Phillies.

An error by relief pitcher Barry Jones allowed the New York Mets to score 2 runs in the top of the 11th inning to break a 2-2 tie and defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 before 13,210 fans at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh.

Ryne Sandberg tripled home 2 runs and came around to score as the Chicago Cubs scored 4 runs in the top of the 10th inning to break a 1-1 tie and held on to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3 before 31,968 fans at Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis. The Cardinals had runners on second and third bases with 2 out in the bottom of the 10th, but Mike LaValliere lined out to center field to end the game. Chicago catcher Mike Martin doubled in the 8th inning for his only major league hit, batting 1 for 4 in the 8th and last game of his only major league season.

Buddy Bell hit a 3-run home run with 2 out in the top of the 11th inning to break a 4-4 tie and give the Cincinnati Reds a 7-4 win over the San Diego Padres before 8,708 fans at Jack Murphy-San Diego Stadium. The Padres trailed 4-0 after 8 1/2 innings, but tied the game with 4 runs in the bottom of the 9th.

25 years ago
1991


Law
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee deadlocked 7-7 on the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court of the United States.

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (7-6) 15 @ Edmonton (8-5) 31

Warren Jones quarterbacked the Eskimos to victory over the Blue Bombers before 30,212 fans at Commonwealth Stadium, while the Edmonton defense held league rushing leader Robert Mimbs to 14 yards on 12 carries.

20 years ago
1996


Died on this date
Mohammad Najibullah, 49
. 7th President of Afghanistan, 1987-1992. Dr. Nabijullah, a member of the People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan (Communist), was President during the U.S.S.R.'s occupation of the country. When rebel Taliban forces captured Kabul, Dr. Najibullah and his brother Shahpur were castrated and then dragged to their deaths behind trucks.

War
Rebel Taliban forces captured the Afghan capital city of Kabul after driving out President Burhanuddin Rabbani and executing former leader Mohammad Najibullah.

Environment
The Liberian tanker ship Julie N. spilled thousands of gallons of oil after crashing into the Million Dollar Bridge in Portland, Maine.

Football
CFL
Ottawa (3-10) 17 @ Calgary (10-4) 24

Kelvin Anderson rushed for 77 yards, including a 4-yard touchdown, to help the Stampeders defeat the Rough Riders before 21,607 fans at McMahon Stadium and clinch a playoff spot.

September 26, 2016

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Jennifer Korchinski!

110 years ago
1906


Baseball
The Pittsburgh Pirates shut out the Philadelphia Phillies 8-0 at Baker Bowl in Philadelphia in a game that was called after 6 innings. Pittsburgh pitcher Lefty Leifield was pitching a no-hitter when the game was called.

80 years ago
1936


On the radio
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Louis Hector and Harry West, on MBS
Tonight's episode: Wisteria Lodge

Football
IRFU-intercollegiate (Exhibition)
Queen's University 3 @ Ottawa 14

WIFU-intercollegiate exhibition
North Dakota State College 13 @ Winnipeg 33

The Blue Bombers beat the Bisons before 4,000 fans at Osborne Stadium in a game played entirely under American rules.

75 years ago
1941


Diplomacy
Japanese Foreign Minister Teijiro Toyoda said that the aim of the Axis Tripartite Pact was not only to establish a "new world order," but also to prevent the spread of hostilities.

Authorities in French Indochina protested to Japan against the arrest on September 25-26 of more than 100 Annamites and supporters of the Chinese government in Chungking by Japanese troops in Hanoi and Haiphong.

Religion
Protestant Digest published a statement signed by 700 Protestant leaders criticizing aviator Charles Lindbergh's September 11 speech in Des Moines, and declaring "anti-Semitism is anti-Christianity." Colonel Lindbergh, speaking on behalf of the America First Committee, had blamed advocacy of U.S. intervention into the European War on British and Jewish interests, and the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Science
Professor Ernest Lawrence of the University of California described the creation of "man-made" cosmic rays in a cyclotron.

70 years ago
1946


Diplomacy
U.S. Information Service operations in Belgrade were halted by U.S. Ambassador Richard Patterson at the demand of the Yugoslav government.

Politics and government
Following British policy in India, Governor of Burma Sir Hubert Rance formed an executive council with representatives of all parties to prepare for independence.

Education
The Japanese Education Ministry reported that 743 teachers had been dismissed out of 80,508 screened under the purge directive of Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers in Japan General Douglas MacArthur.

Scandal
The Soviet Council of Ministers ordered eight Communist Party leaders and collective famr officials in Ukraine dismissed and prosecuted for graft.

Economics and finance
Despite reports of a "meat famine" in many American cities caused by widespread withholding of livestock from the market, U.S. President Harry Truman refused to raise or lift price ceilings on meat.

60 years ago
1956


Died on this date
Faith Bacon, 46
. U.S. dancer. Miss Bacon was a burlesque dancer in the 1920s and 1930s, who claimed to have invented the fan dance. She eventually fell on hard times, and after failing to find work in Chicago, jumped out of a second-floor hotel room window, landing on the roof of an adjacent building. She died a few hours later.

Diplomacy
United Nations Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold warned in a letter to the Security Council that unless growing tension between Israel and Jordan was brought "unde control rapidly" he would ask the Council to take up the matter.

The British Foreign Office rejected an absolute prohibition on the use of force against Egypt, reiterating that the "use of force in settling the dispute would be a last resort."

U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower urged the Polish government to give "tangible evidence" that Stalinist methods had been abandoned through "fair and open" trials of demonstrators arrested in connection with recent unrest in Poznan.

Society
U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon disclosed that he was an hopnourary member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored Peoples, and called for "moderate, steady advancement" toward racial integration.

Disasters
Typhoon Harriet struck Okinawa and Japan, leaving 23 dead.

Football
ORFU
Kitchener-Waterloo (5-1) 32 @ Toronto (4-2) 7
Sarnia (4-3) 21 @ London (2-5) 8

Billy Graham scored his 11th touchdown of the season and added 3 converts and a field goal as the Dutchmen routed Balmy Beach. Carl Totzke, Homer Jenkins, and Mr. O'Hara scored the other K-W touchdowns. Art Scullion scored the Toronto touchdown on a 37-yard pass from quarterback Bernie Custis.

Embry Robinson scored 2 touchdowns and 2 converts to lead the Golden Bears over the Lords at Labatt Park. Don McKeever scored the other Sarnia TD, while Mr. DeArmon scored the London touchdown, and Jack Jacobs converted and added a single.

50 years ago
1966


Hit parade
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Juanita Banana--Luis Aguilé (11th week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Merry Ploughboy--Dermot O'Brien

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Sunny Afternoon--The Kinks
2 Get Away--Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames
3 You Can't Hurry Love--The Supremes
4 Off to Dublin in the Green--The Abbey Tavern Singers/The Merry Ploughboy--The Carlton Showband
5 Sunshine Superman--Donovan
6 Yellow Submarine/Eleanor Rigby--The Beatles
7 Cherish--The Association
8 Land of 1000 Dances--Wilson Pickett
9 Respectable--The Outsiders
10 Guantanamera--The Sandpipers

Singles entering the chart were The Lion Sleeps Tonight by the Townsmen (#81); We've Got a Groovy Thing Going by Wes Dakus (#83); Only When You're Lonely by the Grass Roots (#88); Mr. Spaceman by the Byrds (#91); I Can't Hold On Much Longer by Paul Jones (#92); All I See is You by Dusty Springfield (#93); Hooray for Hazel by Tommy Roe (#94); In Our Time by Nancy Sinatra (#95); Poverty by Bobby Bland (#97); C'est la Qu'on est le Mieux by Dick Rivers (#98); My Babe by the Big Town Boys (#99); and Dream with Me by Jacobson and Tansley (#100). My Babe was the B-side of August 32nd.

Space
Japan sent her first satellite into Earth orbit.

Football
CFL
Saskatchewan (7-4) 8 @ Ottawa (8-1) 18

Jim Dillard and Bo Scott scored touchdowns for the Rough Riders as they beat the Roughriders before 22,954 fans at Lansdowne Park to become the first team in 1966 to clinch a playoff spot. Moe Racine converted both touchdowns and added a field goal and a single. Ron Lancaster passed to Hugh Campbell for the Saskatchewan touchdown.

40 years ago
1976


Died on this date
Leopold Ružička, 89
. Austro-Hungarian born Swiss chemist. Dr. Ružička was awarded a share of the 1939 Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for his work on polymethylenes and higher terpenes."

Buddy Crump, 74. U.S. baseball player. Arthur Elliott Crump played center field with the New York Giants on September 28, 1924, batting 0 for 4 with a run batted in in his only major league game. He played 7 seasons in the minor leagues from 1923-1935; in 1927 he hit .345 with the Norfolk Tars of the Class B Virginia League.

Rip Russell, 61. U.S. baseball player. Glen David Russell was a first baseman with the Chicago Cubs (1939-1942) and Boston Red Sox (1946-1947), batting .245 with 29 home runs and 192 runs batted in in 425 games. He played in 2 games of the 1946 World Series as a pinch hitter, batting 2 for 2 with a run scored.

Football
CFL
Ottawa (7-4) 2 @ Montreal (5-4-1) 23
Calgary (0-10-1) 10 @ Saskatchewan (8-3) 35

Joe Barnes, making his first start at quarterback in the CFL, rushed for one touchdown and passed to Peter Dalla Riva for another as the Alouettes defeated the Rough Riders before a league record crowd of 68,505 in the first game ever played at Olympic Stadium. Montreal kicker Don Sweet set a professional record with his 18th consecutive field goal.

Ron Lancaster completed 23 of 35 passes for 351 yards to lead the Roughriders over the Stampeders before 20,534 fans at Taylor Field in Regina. Keith Barnette, in his first start in a Saskatchewan uniform, rushed for a touchdown and caught a pass for another, but suffered a career-ending knee injury when tackled after taking a handoff on a totally unnecessary play on the last play of the 1st half. Roger Aldag started at centre for Saskatchewan; it was his first CFL game, and the start of a 17-year Hall of Fame career. It was the first game for the Stampeders under head coach Joe Tiller, two days after Bob Baker had been fired.

Baseball
Greg Luzinski hit a 3-run home run with 2 out in the top of the 6th inning to provide all the scoring needed as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Montreal Expos 4-1 in the firat game of a doubleheader before 14,166 fans in the last two major league games ever played at Jarry Park in Montreal. Jim Lonborg pitched a 4-hit complete game in the opener to improve his 1976 record to 17-10, and singled in the final Philadelphia run in the 7th inning. In the second game, Fred Andrews made his major league dbut at second base for the Phillies, drawing a base on balls in his first plate appearance, and then singling and scoring on a single by Tim Blackwell in the 6th inning to break a 1-1 tie and give the Phillies a 2-1 win in a game that was called because of rain after 7 innings. Mr. Andrews also made 3 putouts in the field and participated in a double play. The Phillies didn't use a single regular starter in their lineup in the second game.

Jerry Koosman allowed 4 hits and 1 run in 6 innings, with 9 strikeouts, to improve his record for the season to 21-9 as the New York Mets edged the Chicago Cubs 2-1 before 6,958 fans at Shea Stadium in New York. Bob Apodaca pitched 3 hitless innings to earn the save. Bill Bonham allowed 5 hits and 2 earned runs in 7 innings, falling to 8-13. Wayne Tyrone played the first 6 innings in left field for Chicago, batting 0 for 2 and making 1 putout in the 30th and last game of his only major league season.

30 years ago
1986


Law
William H. Rehnquist was sworn as the 16th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, while Antonin Scalia joined the Supreme Court as an associate justice.

Football
CFL
British Columbia (9-4) 13 @ Edmonton (9-3) 31

Stew Hill returned an interception for a touchdown and rookie Jeff Volpe, touching the ball for the first time in his CFL career, returned a punt 100 yards for another TD to help the Eskimos defeat the Lions before 41,570 fans at Commonwealth Stadium on a rainy Friday night. Mr. Volpe entered the game to replace starting safety Lou Deslauriers, who suffered a serious knee injury that kept him out of action for the rest of the 1986 season and all of 1987. Larry Crawford scored the B.C. touchdown late in the 2nd quarter when he intercepted a pass from Edmonton quarterback Matt Dunigan in the Edmonton end zone. Mr. Dunigan connected with Brian Kelly for an Edmonton touchdown. It was the last game in a B.C. uniform for running back Keyvan Jenkins.

Baseball
Brian Downing hit 2 home runs as the California Angels beat the Texas Rangers 8-3 before 46,677 fans at Anaheim Stadium to clinch the American League West Division pennant.

Jesse Barfield led off the top of the 12th inning with his American League-leading 36th home run of the season, giving the Toronto Blue Jays a 1-0 win over the Boston Red Sox before 33,657 fans at Fenway Park in Boston. Jimmy Key allowed 5 hits in 7 2/3 innings before being relieved by Mark Eichhorn, who allowed 4 hits in 3 2/3 innings and was credited with the win. He was relieved by Tom Henke with 1 out and Wade Boggs on second base, and Mr. Henke retired the last two batters to get the save. Boston starter Roger Clemens allowed 8 hits in 9 innings before being relieved by Calvin Schiraldi, who allowed 3 hits and 1 earned run in taking the loss.

Chet Lemon's solo home run with 1 out in the top of the 9th inning provided the winning margin as the Detroit Tigers edged the New York Yankees 3-2 before 21,902 fans at Yankee Stadium. Mr. Lemon's homer gave Detroit a 3-1 lead, but New York came back with a run in the bottom of the 9th when Dave Winfield singled home Rickey Henderson with 2 out and advanced Willie Randolph to second base, but pinch hitter Phil Lombardi grounded into a force play to end the game.

Pete Vuckovich, Bill Wegman, and Mark Clear combined on a 3-hitter, while Rick Manning singled in the first run and hit a home run for the second run as the Milwaukee Brewers blanked the Baltimore Orioles 2-0 before 7,363 fans at County Stadium in Milwaukee. Mike Boddicker pitched a 5-hit complete game in taking the loss.

Brook Jacoby tripled home Otis Nixon and came home on an error by second baseman Harold Reynolds with 1 out in the top of the 12th inning to break a 7-7 tie and give the Cleveland Indians a 9-7 win over the Seattle Mariners before 6,061 fans at the Kingdome in Seattle.

Marvin Freeman allowed 1 hit in 6 innings and Kent Tekulve followed with 3 hitless innings as the Philadelphia Phillies blanked the Montreal Expos 5-0 before 6,133 fans at Olympic Stadium in Montreal. Tim Raines singled in the 4th inning for the only Montreal hit.

The Atlanta Braves withstood a 4-run 9th-inning rally to defeat the Houston Astros 5-4 before 6,754 fans at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. Terry Puhl led off the 9th by reaching first base on an error by Atlanta shortstop Andres Thomas; the next two batters made outs before the Astros produced 4 runs, knocking starting pitcher Doyle Alexander out of the box. With Dave Lopes on first base, pinch hitter Phil Garner flied out to right field to end the game. Mr. Alexander allowed 10 hits, and 4 runs--all unearned--in 8 2/3 innings to get the win.

Mike Aldrete tripled home 2 runs with 2 out in the bottom of the 8th inning and scored on a single by Candy Maldonado to produce all the runs as the San Francisco Giants shut out the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-0 before 13,309 fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. Mike Krukow allowed 3 hits in 8 innings to improve his 1986 record to 19-8.

25 years ago
1991


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Don't Cry--Guns N' Roses (2nd week at #1)

Died on this date
Billy Vaughn, 72
. U.S. musician. Mr. Vaughn played numerous instruments and sang with the Hilltoppers, but was best known as a bandleader and musical director with Dot Records from 1954-1972. His orchestra performed music that virtually defines the term "easy listening," and placed 42 singles on the Billboard pop chart and 36 albums on the Billboard album chart.

Space
A European Space Agency rocket launched Canada's Anik-E1 communications satellite from Kourou, French Guiana, aboard an Ariane 44P rocket.

20 years ago
1996


Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): Insomnia--Faithless (3rd week at #1)

Died on this date
Nicu Ceausescu, 45
. Romanian politician. Mr. Ceausescu was the youngest child of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, and was considered his heir apparent. Nicu Ceausescu was made a member of the Executive Committee of the Romanian Communist Party, but was a drunk and a playboy. After the dictatorship fell, Nicu was sentenced to 20 years in prison for misuse of government funds under his father's regime; suffering from cirrhosis of the liver, he was released from prison in November 1992, and died in a Vienna hospital.

10 years ago
2006


Died on this date
Byron Nelson, 94
. U.S. golfer. Mr. Nelson played professionally from 1932-1946 and occasionally thereafter, winning 64 tournaments, including 5 majors. He's best remembered for winning 11 consecutive tournaments in 1945, a record that still stands. Mr. Nelson's many honours included induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974.

Iva Toguri D'Aquino, 90. U.S.-born broadcaster. Miss Toguri, a native of Los Angeles, was the daughter of Japanese immigrants. She was visiting an ailing relative in Japan in the fall of 1941, and was unable to get on the last plane taking Americans out of the country before the Japanese attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7, 1941. Miss Toguri refused to renounce her American citizenship, and was declared an enemy alien. She worked as a typist and was pressured into doing radio propaganda broadcasts. Miss Toguri broadcast as "Orphan Ann" as one of several women who appeared on The Zero Hour, a propaganda program aimed at Allied prisoners of war. The women were collectively named "Tokyo Rose" by the POWs. Miss Toguri was arrested by American authorities at the conclusion of World War II in 1945 and released, and married Felipe D'Aquino. She was rearrested in 1948, convicted of one count of treason in 1949, and paroled in 1956 after serving six years of a 10-year sentence. In subsequent years it was revealed that the conviction was obtained through perjured testimony, and Mrs. D'Aquino was pardoned by U.S. President Ford on his last full day in office, January 19, 1977.

Theatre
The three-man play Broue, starring Michel Côté, Marcel Gauthier, and Marc Messier--featuring a day in the life of the Chez Willy Tavern--was honoured by the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest running stage play, with the same actors from its inception (1979) in Montreal.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

September 25, 2016

950 years ago
1066


Died on this date
Harald III, 51 (?)
. King of Norway, 1046-1066. Harald III, nicknamed Harald Hardrada ("hard ruler"), ruled jointly with Magnus I in 1046 before taking the throne unilaterally upon Magnus's death a year later. Harald III consistently failed in attempting to conquer Denmark, and his invasion of England ended wit his death in the Battle of Stamford Bridge. He was succeeded on the throne by his son Magnus II.

War
English forces commanded by King Harold II defeated Norwegian forces commanded by King Harald III in the Battle of Stamford Bridge in Yorkshire, England, marking the end of the Viking invasions of England.

225 years ago
1791


Died on this date
William Bradford, 72
. U.S. publisher. Mr. Bradford published The Pennsylvania Journal from 1742 until his death. He supported the American Revolution, and was selected by the Continental Congress to print the official documents of the revolution.

150 years ago
1866


Born on this date
Thomas Hunt Morgan
. U.S. biologist, geneticist, and embryologist. Dr. Morgan was awarded the 1933 Nobel Prize in Physioogy or Medicine "for his discoveries concerning the role played by the chromosome in heredity." He died on December 4, 1945 at the age of 79.

110 years ago
1906


Technology
In the presence of King Alfonso XIII and before a large crowd, Leonardo Torres y Quevedo successfully demonstrated the invention of the Telekino in the Spanish port of Bilbao, guiding a boat from the shore in what is considered the birth of the remote control.

90 years ago
1926


Diplomacy
The international Convention to Suppress the Slave Trade and Slavery was first signed, under the auspices of the League of Nations.

Politics and government
Liberal Party leader Mackenzie King was sworn in as Prime Minister of Canada for the second time, replacing Conservative Party leader Arthur Meighen, Prime Minister since June 29, 1926. Mr. King had been able to form a government after the September 14 federal election, as the Liberals had won 116 of 245 seats in the House of Commons, and 8 Liberal-Progressive MPs supported the Liberals and created a majority.

75 years ago
1941


Died on this date
Gertrude Battles Lane, 66
. U.S. journalist. Mrs. Lane was editor of Woman's Home Companion from 1911-1941.

War
General Vittorio Ambrosio, commander of the Italian 2nd Army, reported that the reoccupation of the demilitarized Dalmatian coast of Yugoslavia had been completed.

Diplomacy
The Duke and Duchess of Windsor arrived in Washington for their first visit to the United States together, and were greeted by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and cheering crowds.

Defense
As a result of a seditious movement uncovered in the Argentine Air Corps, General Angel Maria Zyloaga was removed as corps commander.

Economics and finance
U.S. Secretary of State Cordell Hull announced that 300 more names had been added to the trade blacklist of pro-Axis firms and individuals in Latin America.

Football
WIFU
Vancouver (1-4) 5 @ Winnipeg (3-0) 12

Baseball
The New York Giants released catcher Gabby Hartnett, ending his 20-year Hall of Fame career. Mr. Hartnett batted .297 with 236 home runs and 1,179 runs batted in in 1,990 games. He played 19 seasons with the Cubs before joining the Giants for 1941 and hitting .300 with 5 home runs and 26 RBIs in 64 games.

Whitlow Wyatt pitched a 5-hit shutout for his 22nd win of the season as the Brooklyn Dodgers blanked the Boston Braves 6-0 before 10,098 fans at Braves Field to clinch their first National League pennant in 21 years. John Dudra struck out as a pinch hitter for Boston in the top of the 8th inning and played the bottom of the inning at third base in the 14h and last game of his only major league season.

Ray Starr pitched a 2-hitter and the Cincinnati Reds scored 5 runs in the 5th inning as they blanked the Chicago Cubs 6-0 before 1,148 fans at Crosley Field in Cincinnati. It was the final major league game for three Cubs: left fielder Frank Jelincich (4 games, 1941); second baseman Billy Myers (738 games, 1935-1941); and relief pitcher Wimpy Quinn (3 games, 1941), who singled in his only plate appearance in the game, ending his major league career with a batting average of .500.

70 years ago
1946


Diplomacy
A council of Zionist organizations in Jerusalem voted not to let the Jewish Agency for Palestine take part in the London Conference until interned Zionist leaders were released.

Defense
The U.S. Army began to assemble 1,500 men in Faribanks, Alaska for Task Force Frigid to test the operation of personnel and equipment in arctic conditions.

Politics and government
The Christian Democratic Party government of Prime Minister Alcide de Gasperi survived a non-confidence vote in the Italian parliement after a long debate on financial and economic problems.

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

60 years ago
1956


Died on this date
John McMakin, 78
. U.S. baseball pitcher. Mr. McMakin played 4 games with the Brooklyn Superbas in 1902, posting a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 3.09. He compiled a record of 37-28 in four years in the minor leagues from 1902-1907.

War
Israeli troops attacked Jordanian positions in the Husan area near Jerusalem, killing 50 Jordanian soldiers and destroying a military base and police station.

Diplomacy
The United Kingdom and France rejected Egypt's complaint to the United Nations Security Council about their "actions against Egypt." Australian Prime Minister Robert Menzies told the Australian House of Representatives that if the United Nations proved ineffective and could not impose economic sanctions against Egypt because of a Soviet veto, the Suez Canal "user nations" must "be ready to impose sanctions ourselves."

A Polish Air Force lieutenant landed his MiG-15 jet on the Danish island of Bornholm and asked for political asylum.

Communications
Canadian Overseas Telephone Company (COTC), the British Post Office (BPO) and American Telephone & Telegraph (AT&T) opened TAT-1, the first direct dial transatlantic calling service with an exchange of greetings among London, Ottawa, and New York. The system operated between Oban, Scotland and Clarenville, Newfoundland.

Disasters
Hurricane Flossy completed a three-day sweep through Louisiana, Georgia, and Florida, leaving 12 dead and a reported $2 million in property damage.

Baseball
Sal Maglie pitched a no-hitter for the Brooklyn Dodgers as they shut out the Philadelphia Phillies 5-0 before 15,204 fans at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn. Roy Campanella's 2-run home run climaxed a 3-run 2nd inning.

Warren Spahn pitched a 6-hit complete game to improve his 1956 record to 20-10 and doubled home 2 runs to climax a 3-run 2nd inning as the Milwaukee Braves beat the Cincinnati Redlegs 7-1 before 18,971 fans at Crosley Field in Cincinnati, remaining 1/2 game ahead of the second-place Dodgers. The Braves had 2 games remaining in the season, the Dodgers 4. The loss eliminated the Redlegs from contention, as they were 2 1/2 games behind with 1 game remaining. Larry Jansen started on the mound for Cincinnati and allowed 3 hits, a base on balls, and 3 runs--all earned--in 1 2/3 innings to drop to 2-3 in the 291st and last game of his 10-year major league career. Cincinnati pinch hitter Stan Palys grounded out to end the game in the 138th and last game of his 4-year major league career.

Willie Mays and Red Schoendienst each had 4 hits, including a home run, as the New York Giants routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-0 before 1,275 fans at the Polo Grounds in New York. Bill White and Wes Westrum also homered, while Johnny Antonelli allowed 3 hits in 7 innings to improve his record for the season to 19-13.

Preston Ward came to bat as a pinch hitter with 2 out in the bottom of the 9th and hit a solo home run to tie the game, and Rocky Colavito hit a 3-run homer with 2 out in the bottom of the 10th to give the Cleveland Indians a 4-1 win over the Kansas City Athletics before 3,604 fans at Municipal Stadium in Cleveland. Early Wynn allowed just 4 hits in pitching a complete game victory, improving his record for the season to 20-10.

Bill Skowron batted 3 for 5 with 2 doubles, a base on balls, and 5 runs batted in, while Bob Cerv batted 2 for 4 with a triple, base on balls, 2 runs, and 4 RBIs, to help the New York Yankees defeat the Baltimore Orioles 11-6 before 14,740 fans at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore. Tom Sturdivant started on the mound for New York and allowed 6 hits and 5 runs--4 earned--in 7 innings to improve his 1956 record to 16-7. Bob Harrison started for Baltimore and allowed 3 hits, 5 bases on balls, and 3 earned runs in 1 2/3 innings in the second and last game of his 2-year major league career. He was relieved by Hal Brown, who allowed 10 hits and 8 earned runs in 5 innings to take the loss.

The Boston Red Sox scored 6 runs in the first 2 innings and coasted to a 10-2 win over the Washington Nationals before 2,073 fans at Fenway Park in Boston. Ted Williams hit a home run and drove in 4 runs for Boston, while Mickey Vernon added a solo homer against his former team. Pete Runnels hit a 2-run homer for Washington.

40 years ago
1976


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy (Hit Parade Italia): Margherita--Riccardo Cocciante (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (Veronica Top 40): Dancing Queen--ABBA (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K (New Musical Express).: Dancing Queen--ABBA (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Play That Funky Music--Wild Cherry (2nd week at #1)

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty--K.C. and the Sunshine Band
2 Lowdown--Boz Scaggs
3 Play That Funky Music--Wild Cherry
4 A Fifth of Beethoven--Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band
5 Disco Duck (Part 1)--Rick Dees and his Cast of Idiots
6 Devil Woman--Cliff Richard
7 If You Leave Me Now--Chicago
8 Still the One--Orleans
9 A Little Bit More--Dr. Hook
10 I'd Really Love to See You Tonight--England Dan & John Ford Coley

Singles entering the chart were Muskrat Love by Captain and Tennille (#60); It's a Long Way There by Little River Band (#76); Don't Think...Feel by Neil Diamond (#90); Goofus by the Carpenters (#91); I'll Play the Fool by Dr. Buzzard’s Original “Savannah” Band (#92); I Can't Live a Dream by the Osmonds (#93); I Never Cry by Alice Cooper (#94); Gimme Your Money Please by Bachman-Turner Overdrive (#96); Teddy Bear's Last Ride by Diana Williams (#97); You are My Love by Liverpool Express (#98); Love Ballad by L.T.D. (#99); and Made to Love You by Gary Wright (#100). Gimme Your Money Please had been a hit in Canada in 1973.

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 A Fifth of Beethoven--Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band
2 Play That Funky Music--Wild Cherry
3 (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty--K.C. and the Sunshine Band
4 A Little Bit More--Dr. Hook
5 I'd Really Love to See You Tonight--England Dan & John Ford Coley
6 Lowdown--Boz Scaggs
7 You Should Be Dancing--Bee Gees
8 Devil Woman--Cliff Richard
9 Baby, I Love Your Way--Peter Frampton
10 If You Leave Me Now--Chicago

Singles entering the chart were Did You Boogie (With Your Baby) by Flash Cadillac and the Continental Kids (#85); This One's for You by Barry Manilow (#86); Love So Right by the Bee Gees (#87); Love of My Life by Gino Vannelli (#89); Satin Sheets by the Bellamy Brothers (#91); You Gotta Make Your Own Sunshine by Neil Sedaka (#93); More than a Feeling by Boston (#94); Mr. Melody by Natalie Cole (#95); Amber Cascades by America (#96); Party Line by Andrea True Connection (#97); You're Still the One by Lady (#98); National Poddy by Sweeney Todd (#99); and Be True to Your School by the Beach Boys (#100). Be True to Your School was originally a hit in 1963, before RPM began publication.

Died on this date
Red Faber, 88
. U.S. baseball pitcher. Urban Clarence Faber played with the Chicago White Sox from 1914-1933, compiling a record of 254-213 with an earned run average of 3.15 in 669 games. He won 3 games in the 1917 World Series as the White Sox defeated the New York Giants 4 games to 2, but missed the 1919 World Series with arm problems. Mr. Faber, one of the last pitchers to legally throw a spitball, had four seasons of 20 or more wins, and led the American League in earned run average in 1921 and 1922. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1964.

Football
CFL
Toronto (5-6) 14 @ Hamilton (5-6) 29
Winnipeg (5-5) 28 @ Edmonton (7-4) 17

Jimmy Jones threw touchdown passes to Lawrie Skolrood, M.L. Harris, and Angelo Santucci as the Tiger-Cats beat the Argonauts before 31,793 fans at Ivor Wynne Stadium.

Steve Beaird rushed for 2 touchdowns and Jim Washington for another as the Blue Bombers beat the Eskimos before 25,963 fans at Clarke Stadium. Bruce Lemmerman completed a touchdown pass to Garry Lefebvre for the Edmonton touchdown. It was the final regular season game in the 5-year CFL career for Edmonton running back Roy Bell.

Baseball
Mike Schmidt drove in 3 runs with a home run and a double to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-5 win over the Montreal Expos before 5,096 fans in the NBC Game of the Week, and the last game ever televised from Jarry Park in Montreal. Mr. Schmidt was involved in an unusual double play in the 3rd inning: with 1 out, he doubled home Dave Cash, and Jerry Martin stopped at third base. Greg Luzinski then hit a sacrifice fly to Montreal left fielder Bombo Rivera, scoring Mr. Martin. Mr. Rivera threw to third baseman Larry Parrish for a double play. Since Mr. Martin scored before the third out was made, the run counted.

Jerry Royster had 3 hits and 4 runs batted in to help the Atlanta Braves defeat the San Diego Padres 11-8 before 1,734 fans at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. Bob Owchinko made his major league debut, starting on the mound for San Diego. He allowed 5 hits, 2 bases on balls, and 4 runs--all earned--in 1 2/3 innings to take the loss.

Lynn McGlothen pitched a 4-hitter and had 2 hits and a run to lead the St. Louis Cardinals over the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-0 before 7,858 fans at Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis. Jerry Reuss allowed 7 hits and 3 runs--1 earned--in 5 innings to take the loss. He was relieved by Bob Moose, who allowed 1 hit and 2 bases on balls, but no runs, in the 295th and last game of his 10-year major league career.

Gary Matthews hit 3 home runs and drove in 5 runs, while Jim Barr pitched a 6-hit shutout and tripled in 2 runs as the San Francisco Giants routed the Houston Astros 10-0 before 2,432 fans at Candlestick Park in Los Angeles. Mike Cosgrove, the second of five Houston pitchers, allowed 3 hits and 2 runs--both earned--in 2 innings in the 119th and last game of his five-year major league career.

Luis Tiant pitched a 2-hitter to improve his 1976 record to 21-11, winning the pitchers' duel over Ross Grimsley, who pitched a 4-hit complete game in falling to 8-7 as the Boston Red Sox edged the Baltimore Orioles 1-0 before 10,562 fans at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore in a game that was played in 1 hour 52 minutes.

The New York Yankees scored 6 runs in the 1st inning and 2 in the second as they defeated the Detroit Tigers 10-6 before 12,814 fans at Tiger Stadium.

Claudell Washington, Ron Fairly, and Gene Tenace hit home runs for the Oakland Athletics as they beat the Chicago White Sox 7-4 before 17,298 fans at Comiskey Park in Chicago, moving to within 5 games of the American League West Division-leading Royals with 7 games remaining in the season for both teams.

Bert Blyleven pitched a 4-hitter, improving his recrd for the season to 13-16, winning the pitchers' duel over Andy Hassler, who pitched a 6-hit complete game, falling to 5-11, as the Texas Rangers edged the Kansas City Royals 1-0 before 9,001 fans at Arlington Stadium.

30 years ago
1986


On television tonight
Our World, hosted by Linda Ellerbee and Ray Gandolf, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Summer 1969

This was the first program in the news documentary series that looked back at a particular period in the 20th century.

Died on this date
Nikolay Semyonov, 90
. U.S.S.R. physicist and chemist. Dr. Semyonov shared the 1956 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Sir Cyril Norman Hinshelwood "for their researches into the mechanism of chemical reactions."

Donald MacDonald, 77. Canadian labour leader and politician. Mr. MacDonald, a native of Halifax, was elected the first leader of the Nova Scotia Co-opeative Commonwealth Federation in 1941, and represented Cape Breton South in the House of Assembly from 1941-1945. He was Secretary-Treasurer of the Canadian Congress of Labour from 1951-1956; Secretary-Treasurer of the Canadian Labour Congress from 1956-1967; and President of the Canadian Labour Congress frm 1967-1974. He died 13 days after his 77th birthday.

Baseball
Mike Scott pitched a no-hitter, striking out 13, improving his 1986 record to 18-10 as the Houston Astros blanked the San Francisco Giants 2-0 before 32,808 fans at the Astrodome to clinch the National League East Division pennant.

Jeff Hamilton hit a solo home run with 1 out in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Los Angeles Dodgers a 4-3 win over the San Diego Padres in the first game of a twi-night doubleheader before 24,397 fans at Dodger Stadium. The Padres had tied the game with 3 runs in the top of the 9th, the last 2 coming on a double by Steve Garvey with 2 out. Kevin McReynolds hit a 2-run home run with 1 out in the top of the 9th to give the Padres a 7-6 win in the second game. The Padres scored 2 runs in each of the last 3 innings.

Robin Yount, who entered the game in the 5th inning, batted 3 for 3 with a home run, 2 doubles, 2 runs, and 2 runs batted in as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Baltimore Orioles 9-3 before 6,321 fans at County Stadium. Ted Higuera pitched an 8-hit complete game to improve his record for the season to 20-10, allowing 2 solo home runs by Eddie Murray and another by Floyd Rayford. George Bamberger resigned as the Brewers' manager after the game and was replaced by Tom Trebelhorn.

25 years ago
1991


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): (Everything I Do) I Do it for You--Bryan Adams (7th week at #1)

Died on this date
Klaus Barbie, 77
. German war criminal. SS-Hauptsturmführer (Captain) Barbie was known as the "Butcher of Lyon" for having personally tortured French prisoners of the Gestapo while stationed in Lyon, France during World War II. He was allowed to flee to Bolivia after the war and was used by U.S. and West German intelligence agencies after World War II, but was extradited to France in 1983, and was convicted of crimes against humanity in 1987 and sentenced to life in prison.

Stan Waters, 71. Canadian politician. Lieutenant General Waters fought in World War II and served as Commander of the Canadian Forces Mobile Command (1973–75). He was a founding member of the Reform Party of Canada in 1987, and was the party's candidate in a non-binding election on October 16, 1989 for a vacant Canadian Senate seat from Alberta. He won handily, receiving more votes in a single election than anyone else in Canadian electoral history. Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, who consistently supported Quebec's interests, reefused to appoint Mr. Waters to the Senate until June 11, 1990, and then only in an attempt to get Alberta's support for his Meech lake consitutional accord. Sen. Waters died of a brain tumour.

20 years ago
1996


Hit parade
#1 single in Denmark (Nielsen Music Control & IFPI): Wannabe--Spice Girls (5th week at #1)

War
Opposition Taliban fighters in Afghanistan reached the eastern suburbs of Kabul and were poised to take control of the country's capital.

20 of 26 men aboard a North Korean submarine that had run aground in South Korea were dead, and the search for the remaining crew members continued. South Korea denounced the grounding as an act of provocation.

Scandal
Speaker of the Ontario Provincial Parliament Allan McLean resigned in the wake of a sexual harassment case.

10 years ago
2006


Terrorism
Supreme Court of Canada Justice John Major opened his inquiry into the 1985 explosion of Air India Flight 182 off the south coast of Ireland; he heard testimony from the relatives of some of the 329 people killed in the crime.

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September 24, 2016

1,650 years ago
366


Died on this date
Liberius
. Roman Catholic Pope, 352-366. Liberius succeeded Julius I and was pope during the debate over Arianism, and was exiled from 355-357 for refusing to condemn Athanasius, resulting in Antipope Felix II being installed on the papal throne. Emperor Constantius yielded to popular protest and recalled Liberius, forcing Felix II into retirement. Pope Liberius was succeeded by Damasus I.

475 years ago
1541


Died on this date
Paracelsus, 47
. Swiss physician, botanist, and chemist. Paracelsus, born Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim, has been credited as the founder of toxicology. He advocated using observations of nature rather than relying on ancient texts, although he incorporated astrology into his work.

175 years ago
1841


Britannica
The Sultan of Brunei ceded Sarawak to the United Kingdom.

170 years ago
1846


War
In the Mexican–American War, U.S. troops commanded by General Zachary Taylor captured Monterrey.

120 years ago
1896


Died on this date
Louis Gerhard De Geer, 78
. Prime Minister of Sweden, 1876-1880. Baron De Geer, an independent liberal, was a judge and justice minister before serving as Sweden's first Prime Minister. He was known for reforming and modernizing the Swedish parliamentary system.

110 years ago
1906


Americana
U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed Devils Tower in Wyoming as the nation's first National Monument.

Baseball
The St. Louis Cardinals and Brooklyn Superbas played to a 1-1 tie at Washington Park in Brooklyn in a game that was called after 7 innings. St. Louis pitcher Stoney McGlynn was pitching a no-hitter when the game was called.

80 years ago
1936


Baseball
Pitcher Hal Schumacher singled in the winning run as the New York Giants edged the Boston Bees 2-1 in 10 innings in the first game of a doubleheader before 6,753 fans at National League Park in Boston to clinch the National League pennant. Mr. Schumacher pitched a 7-hit complete game to improve his 1936 record to 11-13, while losing pitcher Danny MacFayden also went the distance with a 7-hitter, falling to 17-13. The Bees won the second game 4-0 as Bill Weir won the pitchers' duel over Frank Gabler in a game that was played in 1 hour 38 minutes.

Chili Gomez singled home Gene Corbett and Ernie Sulik with 2 out in the top of the 13th inning to break a 2-2 tie and give the Philadelphia Phillies a 4-2 win over the Brooklyn Dodgers in the first game of a doubleheader before 1,700 fans at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn. Hugh "Losing Pitcher" Mulcahy allowed 8 hits and 1 earned run in pitching a complete game for his only win of the season and the second in his major league career, and singled in the second Philadelphia run. Ed Brandt pitched the first 12 innings for Brooklyn before being relieved by Hank Winston, who allowed 3 hits, 2 bases on balls, and 2 earned runs to take the loss in the 15th and last game of his 2-year major league career. Harry Eisentat pitched a complete game for the Dodgers as they won 4-2 in the second game, which was called because of darkness after 6 1/2 innings.

Joe Medwick singled to lead off the bottom of the 12th inning and scored on a 1-out single by Charlie Gelbert to give the St. Louis Cardinals a 5-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds in the first game of a doubleheader at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis. Babe Herman hit a 3-run home run for the Reds. The Cardinals completed the sweep with a 2-0 win in the second game, which was called because of darkness after 5 1/2 innings. Dizzy Dean allowed 4 hits and struck out 9 in 6 innings to improve his 1936 record to 24-12, winning the pitchers' duel over Paul Derringer, who fell to 19-19.

Bob Johnson doubled home 2 runs in a 3-run 8th inning as the Philadelphia Athletics withstood a 2-run rally in the bottom of the 8th and defeated the New York Yankees 4-3 at Yankee Stadium. Buck Ross pitched an 8-hit complete game to improve his record for the season to 9-14, while losing pitcher Monte Pearson fell to 19-7. Lou Gehrig hit his 49th home run of the season for New York.

75 years ago
1941


War
Representatives of of 11 allied governments, including Canada, adopted a resolution at the second meeting of the Inter-Allied Conference in London pledging support to the Atlantic Charter, an eight-point declaration issued by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and U.K. Prime Minister Winston Churchill. The Budapest newspaper Magyar Nemzet reported that 12,000 Serbian Chetnik guerrillas had attacked a German garrison at an unidentified Serbian town during the day.

Defense
U.S. Senator Tom Connally (Democrat--Texas), chairman of the Foreign Relations Commitee, said that he would sponsor amendments to the Neutrality Act to permit the arming of U.S. merchant ships and to allow them to enter combat zones.

Congress of Industrial Orgainzations United Auto Workers President R.J. Thomas charged that the automobile industry had pursued a "business as usual" policy and delayed switching over to bomber production.

Politics and government
A censure motion against the Australian United Australia Party-Country Party coalition government of Prime Minister Arthur Fadden was defeated in the House of Representatives by one vote.

Scandal
Bales of unused franked envelopes of seven members of the United States Congress were seized from the offices of two isolationist groups in Washington.

Economics and finance
U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau testifed before the House of Representatives Banking and Currency Committee in favour of a 100% tax on all corporate profits over 6% on invested capital for the duration of the emergency.

Labour
Members of the American Federation of Labor Seafarers International Union voted to end their 12-day strike affecting 26 ships, and to submit their demand for increased war bonuses to the National Defense Mediation Board.

70 years ago
1946


World events
Martial law was decreed in El Salvador by the government of President General Salvador Castaneda Castro as opposition parties called a general strike to force cabinet and police reorganization.

Diplomacy
Answering questions posed by Alexander Werth of the London Sunday Times, U.S.S.R. dictator Josef Stalin said that he did not feel that the danger of war existed at present, but he claimed that the U.S. monopoly on atomic weapons was a threat to peace. He also reaffirmed "unconditionally" his desire for "friendly and lasting collaboration" with the West.

Defense
Clark Clifford and George Elsey, military advisers to U.S. President Harry S. Truman, presented him with a top-secret report on the Soviet Union that first recommended the policy of containment.

Following Turkish rejection of a Soviet demand for joint defense of the Dardanelles, the U.S.S.R. warned Turkey against organizing "military measures" in the Straits with any non-Black Sea power.

Transportation
Cathay Pacific Airways was founded in Hong Kong.

Business
Appearing before the U.S. House of Representatives Merchant Marine Committee, industrialist Henry Kaiser stated that shipyard operations of four of his companies showed a net loss of $13 million because of ventures in steel and magnesium, but admitted that these companies brought his family $16,362,000 after taxes.

Labour
A common pleas court in Pittsburgh sentenced George Mueller, president of the independent Duquesne Light Company workers union to one year in jail as a result of having the union go on strike despite an anti-strike injunction issued on September 9.

60 years ago
1956


Died on this date
Alexander Nicoll, 75
. U.S. physician. Dr. Nicoll performed one of the first emergency heart operations in 1938.

Léon Marchal, 56. French diplomat. Mr. Marchal was Secretary General of the Council of Europe from September 21, 1953 until his death in Strasbourg.

Literature
The novel Peyton Place by Grace Metalious was published in New York by Julian Messner, Inc.

Diplomacy
Egyptian representative to the United Nations Omar Loufti asked the Security Council to consider 'actions against Egypt" by the United Kingdom and France. King Saud of Saudi Arabia and Syrian President Shukri al-Kuwatly issued a joint communique in Cairo supporting Egypt "in every attitude she takes" on the Suez question.

The Canadian Department of External Affairs requested the withdrawal of G. F. Popov, second secretary of the U.S.S.R. Embassy in Ottawa, for attempting to bribe a Royal Canadian Air Force civilian employee.

Politics and government
The People's National Movement, led by Eric Williams, won 13 of 24 seats in the Legislative Council in the Trinidad and Tobago general election. The People's Democratic Party was second with 5 seats.

Americana
U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower ordered the General Services Administration not to sell Ellis Island, the former Immigration Service station in New York that had served as the "gateway to America" for 15 million immigrants from 1890-1954.

Energy
Canada signed an atomic energy agreement with the United Kingdom and the United States in Washington.

Disasters
22 people were killed when a passenger bus fell 150 feet from a mountain pass into the Jhelum River in Pakistan.

Football
WIFU
Edmonton (7-2) 1 @ British Columbia (4-5) 11

Ed Vereb rushed for the game's only touchdown at Empire Stadium in Vancouver as the Lions posted their first victory ever against the Eskimos.

50 years ago
1966


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Yellow Submarine/Eleanor Rigby (4th week at #1)

#1 single in France: Ton Nom--Salvatore Adamo (14th week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Strangers in the Night--Frank Sinatra (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Strangers in the Night--Frank Sinatra (8th week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Yellow Submarine/Eleanor Rigby--The Beatles (5th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Distant Drums--Jim Reeves

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Cherish--The Association

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Cherish--The Association
2 You Can't Hurry Love--The Supremes
3 Yellow Submarine--The Beatles
4 Sunshine Superman--Donovan
5 Bus Stop--The Hollies
6 Beauty is Only Skin Deep--The Temptations
7 Guantanamera--The Sandpipers
8 Black is Black--Los Bravos
9 Reach Out I'll Be There--Four Tops
10 See You in September--The Happenings

Singles entering the chart were Hooray for Hazel by Tommy Roe (#67); If I Were a Carpenter by Bobby Darin (#78); I'm Your Puppet by James and Bobby Purify (#81); Changes by Crispian St. Peters (#83); Pollyanna by the Classics (#86); Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song) by Otis Redding (#89); In Our Time by Nancy Sinatra (#90); Take Good Care of Her by Mel Carter (#91); Melody for an Unknown Girl by the Unknowns (#93); Girl on a Swing by Gerry and the Pacemakers (#94); Don't Worry Mother, Your Son's Heart is Pure by the McCoys (#95); Poverty by Bobby Bland (#96); Day Tripper by the Vontastics (#98); Sticky, Sticky by Bobby Harris (#99); It Hurts Me by Bobby Goldsboro (#100); Please Mr. Sun by the Vogues (also #100); and Tomorrow Never Comes by B.J. Thomas (also #100).

Football
CFL
Saskatchewan (7-3) 7 @ Hamilton (6-2) 29
Edmonton (5-5-1) 18 @ Calgary (3-6-1) 18

Halfback Dick Cohee completed a 49-yard pass to Willie Bethea for the first Hamilton touchdown and quarterback Joe Zuger threw TD passes to Gerry McDougall and Bobby Kuntz as the Tiger-Cats easily beat the Roughriders before 26,057 fans at Civic Stadium. Dave Fleming scored the other Hamilton touchdown, while Jim Worden caught a pass for the Saskatchewan TD.

Jerry Keeling completed a touchdown pass to Terry Evanshen on the last play of the game, and Larry Robinson converted, to give the Stampeders their tie against the Eskimos before 19,886 fans at McMahon Stadium and keep their playoff hopes alive. Peter Liske, normally the Calgary starting quarterback, played flanker on the final drive and caught a pass from Mr. Keeling for a 13-yard gain just prior to the final touchdown pass. Howard Starks scored the other Calgary touchdown--his first in the CFL--which Mr. Robinson converted, while adding a field goal and single. Butch Pressley rushed for the first Edmonton touchdown and E. Greenard Poles returned an interception for the second. Tommy-Joe Coffey converted both and added a single on a missed field goal, while Randy Kerbow punted for 3 singles. It was the final game in the 6-year CFL career of Edmonton defensive back Art Johnson, who was victimized by Mr. Evanshen on the final touchdown.

40 years ago
1976


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand: Dancing Queen--ABBA

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Daddy Cool--Boney M (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: Verde--Ricky King (4th week at #1)

Politics and government
Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith announced that black majority rule would be introduced to the country within two years. Mr. Smith agreed to the move in return for the lifting of international sanctions against his country.

Crime
U.S. newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst was sentenced to seven years in prison for her part in a 1974 bank robbery in California in which she participated after being kidnapped by members of the Symbionese Liberation Army.

Football
CFL
The Calgary Stampeders, fifth and last in the Western Football Conference with a record of 0-9-1, fired head coach Bob Baker. He was replaced by general manager Joe Tiller, who had been assistant general manager until September 13, when general manager Gary Hobson suffered a fatal heart attack, and Mr. Tiller assumed the position. Mr. Baker had been an assistant coach under Jim Wood in 1975 when Mr. Wood was fired with 6 games remaining in the season with the Stampeders sporting a 4-6 record; they were 2-4 under Mr. Baker for the remainder of 1975, finishing fourth and out of the playoffs. The latest coaching change came two days before the Stampeders were to play the first-place Saskatchewan Roughriders in Regina.

CIAU
Alberta 24 @ Manitoba 3

Calgary high school
Senior
Bishop Carroll 16 Henry Wise Wood (0-2) 3

30 years ago
1986


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Joey Killer--Magnus Uggla

25 years ago
1991


Died on this date
Theodor Seuss Geisel
, aka Dr. Seuss, 87. U.S. author. Usually using the pseudonym Dr. Seuss, Mr. Geisel wrote such classics of children's literature as The Cat in the Hat (1957); How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1957) and Green Eggs and Ham (1960).

Peter Bellamy, 47. U.K. musician. Mr. Bellamy was a folksinger with the group The Young Tradition in the mid-1960s, and then recorded numerous albums as a solo artist. He was known for writing music set to the poems of Rudyard Kipling. Mr. Bellamy committed suicide, likely as a result of depression because of an inability to obtain performance gigs.

Politics and government
Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney presented Shaping Canada's Future Together to Parliament; the 59 page report of the 30 member Dobbie-Castonguay Committee (later Beaudoin-Dobbie Committee) proposed recognizing Québec as a distinct society; indigenous self-government; and an elected Senate. The committee started work on June 19, 1991.

20 years ago
1996


Diplomacy
Representatives of 71 nations signed the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at the United Nations.

Economics and finance
The Ontario government opened 617,500 hectares of Temagami wilderness to prospectors, sparking a mini-rush among big mining firms and small operators who swarmed the territory to stake claims.

Scandal
Justice Jean Bienvenue resigned from the Quebec Superior Court after a storm of protest; he had remarked during a murder trial that women can be crueller than men and "the Nazis did not eliminate millions of Jews in a painful and bloody manner. They died in the gas chamber without suffering."

10 years ago
2006


Died on this date
Phil Latulippe, 87
. Canadian soldier and runner. Mr. Latulippe served in the Canadian Armed Forces from 1940-1974, and suffered wounds to his legs in World War II. He began training in track and field at the age of 48, became an enthusiastic marathoner, running a total of 210,782 kilometres from the ages of 49-76. Mr. Latulippe was named to the Order of Canada in 1984 because his runs were for the benefit of charity.

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (7-7) 17 @ Montreal (7-6) 14
British Columbia (9-4) 20 @ Saskatchewan (7-6) 23 (OT)

Troy Westwood's third field goal of the game, with 4:26 remaining in regulation time, gave the Blue Bombers their win before a sellout crowd of 20,202 at Molson Stadium, handing the Alouettes their sixth straight defeat. Winnipeg running back Charles Roberts rushed for 156 yards.

Andy Fantuz, who recovered a fumble by quarterback Kerry Joseph for a touchdown in the 4th quarter, caught a 12-yard pass for the winning TD in overtime as the Roughriders edged the Lions before 27,592 fans at Mosaic Stadium in Regina.