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.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

October 23, 2014

275 years ago
1739


War
The British government of Prime Minister Robert Walpole reluctantly declared war on Spain, beginning what came to be known as the War of Jenkins' Ear.

150 years ago
1864


War
In the U.S. Civil War, Union forces under General Samuel R. Curtis defeated Confederate troops led by General Sterling Price at Westport, Missouri, near Kansas City.

130 years ago
1884

Baseball

World Series
Providence Grays 6 @ New York Metropolitans 0 (Providence led three-game series 1-0)

Old Hoss Radbourne pitched a 2-hitter as the Grays of the National League defeated the Metropolitans of the American Association in front of 1,800 fans at the Polo Grounds in the first game of the first-ever officially sanctioned post-season championship series between the champions of two major leagues. Tim Keefe took the loss on the mound for New York.

125 years ago
1889

Baseball

World Series
New York Giants 7 @ Brooklyn Bridegrooms 10 (6 innings) (Brooklyn led best-of-eleven series 3-1)

Oyster Burns hit a 3-run home run in the bottom of the 6th inning to give the Bridegrooms the win over the New York Giants before 3,045 fans at Washington Park in a game called because of darkness. The Giants had scored 5 runs in the top of the 6th to tie the game. The Bridegrooms made only 5 hits, but were helped by 8 New York errors.

75 years ago
1939

On the radio

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, on NBC
Tonight's episode: The Man with the Twisted Lip

Died on this date
Zane Grey, 67
. U.S. author. Dr. Grey, a dentist by trade, was known for his many Western novels, including Riders of the Purple Sage (1912) and The Vanishing American (1925).

Defense
The Japanese Mitsubishi G4M twin-engine "Betty" Bomber made its maiden flight.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_G4M

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 League of Unhappy Orphans

Died on this date
Charles Barkla, 67
. U.K. physicist. Professor Barkla was awarded the 1917 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his discovery of the characteristic Röntgen radiation of the elements," an important step in the development of X-ray spectroscopy.

War
The United States War Department revealed that the Army board's investigation of the December 7, 1941 Japanese attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii had been turned in and marked "top secret" pending reviews by competent authorities. The German line in the Netherlands between Nijmegen and the North Sea deteriorated in the face of Canadian and British pressure. British troops in Greece reached Lamia, 11 miles northwest of Athens. The Battle of Leyte Gulf began in the Philippines with the first two stages: the Battle of Sibuyan Sea; and the Battle of Surigao Strait.

Diplomacy
Canada, U.S.A., U.K., U.S.S.R., Australia, Brazil, Peru, and Venezuela accorded official recognition of the French government of General Charles de Gaulle.

Politics and government
Olafurs Thors, leader of the Icelandic Independent Party, formed a cabinet with himself as Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Major Francisco Javier Arana formed a new cabinet in Guatemala, three days after a military coup overthrew the government of General Federico Ponce, who arrived in Mexico as an exile.

U.S. Senator Joseph Ball (Republican--Minnesota) annouced that he was supporting President Franklin D. Roosevelt's bid for re-election because he believed that Mr. Roosevelt could best harmonize domestic and foreign policies.

Labour
The U.S. National War Labor Board ordered seven collective bargaining elections within 90 days among 60,000 Western Union workers to determine whether the American Federation of Labor or Congress of Industrial Organizations would represent them.

60 years ago
1954


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

#1 singles in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Hey There--Rosemary Clooney (Best Seller--5th week at #1; Disc Jockey--3rd week at #1; Jukebox--2nd week at #1)

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

Singles entering the chart were I Can't Tell a Waltz from a Tango by Patti Page (#24); Don't Let the Kiddy Geddin (#31)/I Want You All to Myself (Just You) (#32) by Kitty Kallen; (Bazoom) I Need Your Lovin' by the Cheers (#41); and Time Waits for No One by the Hilltoppers (#42). I Can't Tell a Waltz from a Tango was the B-side (or maybe the A-side) of The Mama Doll Song, charting at #40.

On television tonight
CFRN (Edmonton)
5:00 P.M. The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok
5:30 P.M. Disneyland
6:30 P.M. TBA
7:00 P.M. TBA
7:30 P.M. Holiday Ranch
8:00 P.M. The Jackie Gleason Show
9:00 P.M. On Camera
9:30 P.M. At Home with John Newmark
10:00 P.M. Tzigane
10:30 P.M. The Late Show
11:00 P.M. News
11:15 P.M. Channel 3 Playhouse


At Home with John Newmark was a short-lived CBC program featuring Mr. Newmark, a classical pianist.

Football
IRFU
Montreal (9-2) 24 @ Toronto (5-6) 30
Ottawa (1-10) 17 @ Hamilton (7-4) 25

WIFU
Saskatchewan (9-4-2) 19 @ Edmonton (10-5) 24
Winnipeg (8-5-2) 18 @ British Columbia (1-14) 0

ORFU
Sarnia (6-4-1) 17 @ Kitchener-Waterloo (9-2-1) 17

Canadian university
Toronto (1-1-1) 43 @ McGill (0-3) 6
Western Ontario (2-0-1) 27 @ Queen's (2-1) 1

Jackie Parker scored 3 touchdowns and Bernie Faloney rushed for the winning touchdown with 1:45 remaining in the game as the Eskimos defeated the Roughriders before 18,236 fans at Clarke Stadium in a game that was so exciting that a fan at the game suffered a fatal heart attack. Mac Speedie and Stan Williams scored touchdowns for Saskatchewan, while Joe Aguirre added 2 converts, 2 field goals, and a single.

Gerry James' 23-yard touchdown rush 4 minutes into the game was all the scoring that was needed as the Blue Bombers shut out the Lions before 17,176 fans at Empire Stadium in Vancouver. Dick Huffman and Lorne Benson also scored touchdowns for Winnipeg, all converted by Buck Rogers. The 2nd half was scoreless.

50 years ago
1964


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Pretty Woman--Roy Orbison

Edmonton's top 10 (CJCA)
1 Last Kiss--J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers (3rd week at #1)
2 Las Vegas Scene--Wes Dakus
3 Pretty Woman--Roy Orbison
4 Do Wah Diddy Diddy--Manfred Mann
5 I'm Into Something Good--Herman's Hermits
6 Have I the Right?--The Honeycombs
7 Little Honda--The Hondells
8 Ain't That Loving You Baby--Elvis Presley
9 Ride the Wild Surf--Jan & Dean
10 Let it Be Me--Betty Everett & Jerry Butler
Pick hit of the week: I'm Gonna Be Strong--Gene Pitney
New this week: Sidewalk Surfin'--Jan & Dean
I Hope He Breaks Your Heart--Neil Sedaka
Mr. Lonely--Bobby Vinton
She Understands Me--Johnny Tillotson
Forget Her, Forget Her--Danny Williams
Wendy--The Beach Boys

Sidewalk Surfin' had originally been recorded by the Beach Boys as Catch a Wave, and was on their album Surfer Girl (1963). The Jan & Dean version contained new lyrics to make the song about skateboarding instead of surfing.

Died on this date
Frank Luther Mott, 78
. U.S. historian. Mr. Mott won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1939 for his book A History of American Magazines. He has been credited with coining the term "photojournalism."

40 years ago
1974


Hit parade
#1 single in Switzerland: Gigi l’Amoroso--Dalida

Football
WFL
Birmingham (12-5) 0 @ Shreveport (6-10-1) 31
Florida (12-5) 15 @ Charlotte (10-7) 11
Hawaii (7-10) 60 @ Chicago (7-10) 17
Philadelphia (7-10) 45 @ Southern California (12-5) 7

30 years ago
1984


Died on this date
James Petrillo, 92
. U.S. labour leader. Mr. Petrillo, a trumpeter, was president of the American Federation of Musicians from 1940-1958. He was mainly responsible for a ban on commercial recordings by AFM members from 1942-1944 and 1948 in disputes over royalties.

Oskar Werner, 61. Austrian-born German actor. Mr. Werner, born Oskar Josef Bschließmayer, was known for his roles in such movies as Decision Before Dawn (1951); Jules et Jim (Jules and Jim) 1962); Ship of Fools (1965); The Spy who Came in from the Cold (1965); Fahrenheit 451 (1966); and Voyage of the Damned (1976). He died of a heart attack after years of heavy drinking.

Crime
Corazon Agrava, head of a five-member panel investigating the August 1983 assassination of Filipino opposition leader Benigno Aquino, delivered a report to President Ferdinand Marcos in which she implicated an air force general and 6 soldiers in the murder.

25 years ago
1989


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

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Lambada--Kaoma (10th week at #1)

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Mixed Emotions--Rolling Stones
2 Sowing the Seeds of Love--Tears for Fears
3 Miss You Much--Janet Jackson
4 Cherish--Madonna
5 Heaven--Warrant
6 Girl I'm Gonna Miss You--Milli Vanilli
7 If I Could Turn Back Time--Cher
8 The Best--Tina Turner
9 Healing Hands--Elton John
10 18 and Life--Skid Row

Singles entering the chart were Rollin' with the Thunder by White Heat (#73); Another Day by Paradox (#79); Do You Want to Tell Me by The Grapes of Wrath (#81); Save for the Memory by Indio (#86); Let Love Rule by Lenny Kravitz (#88); Living in Sin by Bon Jovi (#90); and 100 Years by Andrew Cash (#92).

Space
The U.S. space shuttle Atlantis and her five-member crew commanded by Donald Williams landed at Edwards Air Force Base, California, concluding mission STS-34.

World events
Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze, in a speech to the legislature, said that the U.S.S.R.’s invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 was illegal. Saying that the invasion "violated the norms of proper behaviour," Mr. Shevardnadze blamed it on then-President Leonid Brezhnev and some others in the Soviet inner circle. Mr. Shevardnadze also acknowledged that the Soviet radar complex at Krasnoyarsk had violated the 1972 anti-ballistic missile treaty. He said that historic changes taking place in Poland and Hungary were acceptable to the Kremlin, and that the Soviet Union looked forward to the eventual dissolution of the Warsaw Pact and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

Politics and government
The Hungarian Republic was officially declared by acting President Mátyás Szűrös, replacing the communist Hungarian People's Republic.

Protest
300,000 East Germans protested in Leipzig on behalf of political reform.

20 years ago
1994


Hit parade
#1 single in Austria (Ö3): I Swear--All-4-One (8th week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: Let the Dream Come True--DJ Bobo

Died on this date
Robert Lansing, 66
. U.S. actor. Mr. Lansing, born Robert Howell Brown, appeared on many television programs, especially in the 1960s. He starred in the series 87th Precinct (1961-1962) and Twelve O'Clock High (1964-1965). Mr. Lansing's most notable movies were 4D Man (1959) and Namu, the Killer Whale (1966).

Auto racing
Dale Earnhardt won his seventh Winston Cup season championship, taking the AC Delco 500 at Rockingham, North Carolina, and beating Mark Martin by 444 points for his seventh title, tying Richard Petty's NASCAR record.

Football
CFL
Edmonton (11-5) 6 @ Toronto (7-9) 23
Las Vegas (5-11) 18 @ Saskatchewan (9-7) 37

Marvin Graves passed 42 yards to Paul Masotti for a touchdown in the 2nd quarter and handed off to Mohammed Shamsid-Deen for a15-yard TD rush in the 3rd quarter as the Argonauts defeated the Eskimos before 22,210 fans at SkyDome. Wayne Lammle added 2 converts and 3 field goals for Toronto. Rickey Foggie played the first 3 quarters at quarterback for the Eskimos and was ineffective, but Ron Lancaster didn't relieve him with Damon Allen until the game was out of reach.

Tom Burgess threw 2 touchdown passes to Ray Elgaard and rushed for another TD himself as the Roughriders came back from 8-0 and 15-8 deficits to defeat the Posse before 28,583 fans at Taylor Field in Regina. Tamarick Vanover scored both Las Vegas touchdowns, the first on a 6-yard pass from Anthony Calvillo in the 1st quarter, and the other on a 105-yard punt return in the 2nd quarter.

10 years ago
2004


Died on this date
Robert Merrill, 87
. U.S. opera singer. Mr. Merrill, born Moishe Miller, was a baritone who appeared on NBC radio programs in the 1940s and achieved greater renown performing with the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

Disasters
A powerful earthquake and its aftershocks struck Niigata Prefecture in northern Japan, killing 35 people, injuring 2,200, and leaving 85,000 homeless or evacuated.

Football
CFL
Ottawa (5-12) 21 @ Montreal (13-4) 52

CIS
Alberta 21 Saskatchewan 13

Baseball
World Series
St. Louis Cardinals 9 @ Boston Red Sox 11 (Boston led best-of-seven series 1-0)

The Red Sox blew an early 7-2 lead, but Mark Bellhorn's 2-run home run with 1 out in the 8th inning gave them the victory over the Cardinals before 35,035 fans at Fenway Park.

October 22, 2014

125 years ago
1889

Baseball

World Series
New York Giants 7 @ Brooklyn Bridegrooms 8 (Brooklyn led best-of-eleven series 2-1)

The Bridegrooms jumped out to a 6-2 lead and narrowly held on to defeat the Giants before 5,181 fans at Washington Park in Brooklyn. Umpire John Gaffney called the game because of darkness in the top of the 9th inning with the Giants having the bases loaded and one out.

90 years ago
1924


Popular culture
The public speaking organization Toastmasters International was founded by Ralph Smedley in Santa Ana, California.

80 years ago
1934


Died on this date
Pretty Boy Floyd, 30
. U.S. gangster. Charles Arthur Floyd was a bank robber in the midwestern and south central United States. He was suspected of involvement in the Kansas City Massacre--the deaths of four law enforcement officers in 1933--but denied having any part in the crime. Upon the death of John Dillinger on July 23, 1934, Mr. Floyd was named Public Enemy Number 1 on the Federal Bureau of Investigation's list of most wanted criminals. He was killed by law enforcement officers on a farm in Ohio.

70 years ago
1944


War
U.S. Army Major General Bennett Meyers revealed that at last 10 war plants had been engaged in producing replicas of the German V-1 rocket. British and Canadian troops in the Netherlands took Breskens and Esschen in an advance against the Germans. Soviet troops reached the Norwegian border along an 80-mile front, and were only 3 miles from the Norwegian base at Kirkeres, used by the Germans as a submarine base. U.S. forces captured Tacloban, capital of Leyte Island in the Philippines. U.S. Army General Douglas MacArthur, accompanied by Philippines President Sergio Osmena, arrived on Leyte Island and announced that he had returned, in keeping with the vow he had made 30 months earlier when Japanese forces had driven U.S. forces out of the Philippines.

Football
MASSFL
Bombing and Gunnery School (MacDonald) (0-4) 5 @ Supervisory Flight Training School (Gimli) (1-3) 25

Norm Geller scored a touchdown, convert, and single as the Hurricanes beat the Mustangs in a game that had been originally scheduled to be played at Osborne Stadium in Winnipeg on October 19. Messrs. Shewfelt and Laurie, and Don Durno scored the other SFTS touchdowns, and Mr. Duncan added a convert. Mr. Wylie scored the B&G touchdown.

60 years ago
1954


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Hold My Hand--Don Cornell (3rd week at #1)

On television tonight
CFRN (Edmonton)
6:00 P.M. Hidden Pages
6:30 P.M. News
6:45 P.M. The British Scene
7:00 P.M. Living
7:30 P.M. Art Linkletter and the Kids
8:00 P.M. TBA
8:30 P.M. Window on Canada
9:00 P.M. Frigidaire Entertains
9:30 P.M. Dear Phoebe
10:00 P.M. TBA
11:00 P.M. News
11:15 P.M. Sign Off


Dear Phoebe was a situation comedy series starring Peter Lawford that aired in the United States on NBC.

Defense
West Germany joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

Boxing
Floyd Patterson (17-1) won an 8-round unanimous decision over Joe Gannon (32-4) in a heavyweight bout at Madison Square Garden in New York. The final bell reportedly saved Mr. Gannon from being knocked out.

50 years ago
1964


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

Literature
Jean-Paul Sartre was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, but declined the honour.

Canadiana
A multi-marty Parliamentary committee selected the design which became the new official flag of Canada.

40 years ago
1974


Terrorism
A bomb exploded in a restaurant in London, while former British Prime Minister Edward Heath was dining in a nearby restaurant.

30 years ago
1984


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): I Just Called to Say I Love You--Stevie Wonder (2nd week at #1)

Politics and government
Campaigning in California, U.S. President Ronald Reagan posed next to a B-1 bomber to emphasize his support for a weapon that his Democratic opponent Walter Mondale opposed.

Oil
Ministers of eight oil-producing nations met informally in Geneva in advance of a formal emergency session of OPEC, but Nigeria declined to take part.

25 years ago
1989


Hit parade
#1 single in Switzerland: Lambada--Kaoma (9th week at #1)

Died on this date
Ewan MacColl, 74
. U.K. musician. Mr. MacColl, born James Henry Miller, was a Communist playwright and singer-songwriter who was best known for writing the songs The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face and Dirty Old Town.

Auto racing
Alain Prost of France won the Formula One world championship in the Japan Grand Prix at Suzuka when his McLaren teammate and rival for the title, Ayrton Senna of Brazil, crossed the finish line first, but was disqualified for getting an illegal push-start after running into Mr. Prost's car and taking him out of the race.

Football
CFL
Hamilton (10-6) 32 @ Ottawa (2-14) 22
Edmonton (14-2) 34 @ Winnipeg (7-9) 11
Calgary (10-6) 23 @ Saskatchewan (8-8) 17

The Tiger-Cats came back from a 14-0 deficit to defeat the Rough Riders before 14,416 disappointed fans at Lansdowne Park. Derrick McAdoo rushed 18 times for 60 yards and 2 touchdowns for Hamilton, and quarterback Todd Dillon threw a touchdown pass to Earl Winfield. Ottawa was playing without quarterback Damon Allen, who was out with a season-ending injury, and his replacement, Tony Kimbrough, suffered a season-ending injury in this game.

Jerry Kauric kicked 4 field goals, 3 converts, and a single to go over 200 points for the season, breaking Dave Cutler's Eskimo single-season record of 195 from 1977. Tracy Ham rushed for 1 Edmonton touchdown and passed to Tony Hunter for another, while Rick Worman threw a touchdown pass to Chris Johnstone. Winnipeg quarterback Sean Salisbury completed 25 of 44 passes for 304 yards, but threw 3 interceptions, and the Blue Bombers failed to score a touchdown. The Eskimos' defense held Ricky Blake to just 22 yards on 13 carries. 23,590 fans at Winnipeg Stadium saw the defending Grey Cup champions lose their fifth straight game. 22-year-old Julia Van Der Zweep was introduced as Miss Winnipeg Blue Bomber for 1989.

Calgary defensive end Stu Laird blocked a Terry Baker punt late in the second quarter, and defensive back Junior Thurman picked it up on the 1-yard line and scored a touchdown as the Stampeders overcame an early 10-0 deficit and scored 22 straight points at Taylor Field in Regina before a crowd of 25,200. Stampeder quarterback Danny Barrett completed just 11 of 27 passes for 172 yards, but he hooked up with Larry Willis for a 70-yard touchdown in the third quarter. The Roughriders were led by Tim McCray, who carried 12 times for 70 yards and caught 8 passes for 90 and a touchdown.

20 years ago
1994


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): I'll Make Love to You--Boys II Men (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): Cotton-Eyed Joe--Rednex (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I'll Make Love to You--Boyz II Men (9th week at #1)

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

Singles entering the chart were You Want This by Janet Jackson (#53); I Wanna Be Down by Brandy (#55); Lucas with the Lid Off by Lucas (#68); Out of Tears by the Rolling Stones (#74); and Fa All Y'All by Da Brat (#76).

Football
CFL
Hamilton (4-12) 44 @ Winnipeg (12-4) 46
British Columbia (10-5-1) 31 @ Baltimore (11-5) 48
Ottawa (4-12) 9 @ Sacramento (8-7-1) 44

Troy Westwood's 35-yard field goal with 27 seconds remaining in regulation time gave the Blue Bombers their win over the Tiger-Cats before 24,357 fans at Winnipeg Stadium. The Tiger-Cats led 34-7 at halftime and 41-14 in the 3rd quarter, but allowed the Blue Bombers to score 26 consecutive points before the end of the quarter. Hamilton quarterback Reggie Slack completed a 56-yard touchdown pass to Earl Winfield on the game's first play from scrimmage to open the scoring, and running back Reggie Barnes scored 3 touchdowns in the 1st half, and Dave Dinnall rushed for another Hamilton TD in the 3rd quarter. Winnipeg quarterback Matt Dunigan threw touchdown passes to Gerald Wilcox in the 1st quarter and Gerald Alphina and Tim Daniel in the 3rd quarter, and Mr. Daniel returned a punt 86 yards for a touchdown to draw the Blue Bombers to within 41-40 after 3 quarters.

Mike Pringle rushed for 214 yards and a touchdown and added another TD on a pass reception as the Baltimore Football Club defeated the Lions before 35,416 fans at Memorial Stadium.

Troy Mills rushed for 2 touchdowns and Kerwin Bell threw touchdown passes to James Pruitt and Myron Wise as the Gold Miners beat the Rough Riders before 13,780 fans at Hornet Field. Charles Miles rushed 3 yards for the final Sacramento touchdown, while the only Ottawa TD came on a pass from Marquel Fleetwood to Michael Richardson in the 4th quarter.

CIAU
Calgary 41 @ Alberta 37

10 years ago
2004


Football
CFL
Calgary (4-13) 17 @ British Columbia (12-5) 19

A bad call by the officials enabled the Lions to escape with the victory over the Stampeders at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver. Calgary head coach Matt Dunigan had told the officials before the game that they would be trying a certain short kickoff play at some point; the play was tricky, but legal, and Mr. Dunigan advised the officials beforehand so that they wouldn't be caught by surprise. When the Stampeders ran the play, it worked perfectly and they recovered the ball, but the officials screwed up and made an obviously wrong call, which ended up costing Calgary the game.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

October 21, 2014

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Donna Morrow!

100 years ago
1914


Born on this date
Martin Gardner
. U.S. writer. Mr. Gardner was a science writer who was best known for his column Mathematical Games that appeared in Scientific American from 1956-1981, and for debunking what he regarded as pseudoscience. He died on May 22, 2010 at the age of 95.

80 years ago
1934

Baseball

An all-star major league team led by Connie Mack and Babe Ruth sailed for a tour of Hawaii and Japan.

75 years ago
1939


Football
IRFU
Hamilton (1-2) 4 @ Montreal (0-3) 2
Ottawa (3-0) 18 @ Toronto (2-1) 7

WIFU
Winnipeg (9-2) 12 @ Regina (6-5) 16
Edmonton (3-8) 8 @ Calgary (4-7) 18

ORFU
Toronto (1-1-1) 9 @ Peterborough (0-3) 0
Sarnia (1-1-1) 5 @ Montreal (3-0) 12

Canadian university
Saskatchewan (3-1) 3 @ Alberta (1-3) 9

Harry Guest and Lindsay Holt scored touchdowns for the Roughriders as they upset the Blue Bombers before 3,500 fans at Park de Young. Mr. Holt scored his TD on a pass from Howard Cleveland. Fritz Hanson scored both Winnipeg touchdowns.

Paul Rowe a touchdown and 3 converts for the Bronks as they beat the Eskimos at Mewata Stadium. Larry Haynes and Wolfie Hughes scored the other Calgary touchdowns. Bill Matheny scored the Edmonton touchdown on a 35-yard return after taking a lateral from Ernie Stevens, who had intercepted a pass by Mr. Rowe. The game turned out to be the last for the Eskimos until 1949.

70 years ago
1944


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): You Always Hurt the One You Love--The Mills Brothers (2nd week at #1)

War
Aachen fell to American forces after three weeks of fighting, becoming the first German city to fall to the Allies. Soviet units in Hungary reached the Danube River and advanced 24 miles toward the Czech border, while Soviet troops in East Prussia reportedly reached a point 15 miles from the rail centre of Insterburg. U.S. troops in the Philippines moved inland from the beachhead on Leyte Island, meeting increasing Japanese opposition. In the first kamikaze attack, a Japanese fighter plane carrying a 200-kilogram (440-pound) bomb attacked HMAS Australia off Leyte Island, as the Battle of Leyte Gulf began.

Politics and government
Salvadoran President Andres Ignacio Menendez resigned under pressure, as Colonel Osmin Aguirre y Salinas assumed control.

Diplomacy
U.S. Ambassador to the U.S.S.R. Averell Harriman arrived in Washington for consultations.

In a campaign speech in New York, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt asked Congress to permit U.S. participation in a world security organization, which he believed should be put in operation before the end of World War II.

Football
MASSFL
Central Navigation School (Rivers) (3-1) 19 @ Canadian Army (Winnipeg) (2-2) 5

Bill Boivin scored 2 touchdowns and Gordy Clemens added another TD as the Pathfinders defeated the Grenades at Osborne Stadium. Buddy Meier converted 2 of the CNS touchdowns. Harry Hood scored the Army touchdown.

60 years ago
1954


On television tonight
CFRN (Edmonton)
6:00 P.M. Range Riders
6:30 P.M. News
6:45 P.M. The British Scene
7:00 P.M. Mr. Barnaby Sleeps in the Sky
7:30 P.M. The Dinah Shore Show
8:00 P.M. The Plouffe Family
8:30 P.M. Amos and Andy
9:00 P.M. Duffy's Tavern
9:30 P.M. The Coronet Hour
10:00 P.M. Rhythms and Moods
11:00 P.M. News
11:15 P.M. Sign Off


Mr. Barnaby Sleeps in the Sky was a short film promoting cross-Canada travel by air.

40 years ago
1974


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): The Night Chicago Died--Paper Lace (5th week at #1)

Scandal
U.S. District Court Judge Charles Richey issued a temporary restraining order barring the administration of U.S. President Gerald Ford from carrying out its agreement with former President Richard Nixon on his White House tapes and papers. Judge Richey ordered that all the materials be held at the White House and released only in response to subpoenas, and further said that Mr. Nixon would only gain access to the materials "for the sole purpose of preparing to testify in the Watergate criminal trial." In arguments before Judge Richey, Mr. Nixon's attorney Herbert Miller disclosed that the "death clause" providing for the destruction of the materials upon Mr. Nixon's death would not become effective for five years. Many of the tapes of White House conversations were believed to be relevant to the June 1972 break-in at the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C. and the subsequent cover-up. Several of those alleged to be involved in planning the break-in were now facing trial.

Oil
Mexican President Luis Echevarria Alvarez, meeting with U.S. President Gerald Ford on both sides of the U.S.-Mexican border near Nogales, Arizona, said that recently-discovered large deposits of oil in southwestern Mexico would be put on the world market when developed.

30 years ago
1984


Hit parade
#1 single in France: Femme libérée--Cookie Dingler (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: Careless Whisper--George Michael (4th week at #1)

Died on this date
François Truffaut, 52. French film director. Mr. Truffaut was one of the major figures of French New Wave cinema. His movies included Les Quatre Cents Coups (The 400 Blows) (1959); Tirez sur le pianiste (Shoot the Piano Player) (1960); Jules et Jim (Jules and Jim) (1962); Fahrenheit 451 (1966); La Mariée était en noir (The Bride Wore Black) (1968); and La Nuit américaine (Day for Night) (1973). Mr. Truffaut died of a brain tumour.

Politics and government
U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Democratic party challenger Walter Mondale met at Bartle Hall in downtown Kansas City, Missouri for the second and last of their nationally-televised campaign debates. The debate centred on foreign affairs, and Mr. Mondale argued that Mr. Reagan was not in command of facts that he had to know in order to provide strong leadership. He cited alleged mistakes that Mr. Reagan had made in discussing arms-control issues, and asked, "Who’s in charge?" Mr. Reagan vigorously defended his policies and argued that he had built up America’s strength while Mr. Mondale was advocating arms cuts that would weaken the nation. Mr. Reagan restated his support for the Strategic Defense Initiative. Mr. Mondale warned of the dangers of extending the rivalry with the U.S.S.R. into space, and disagreed with the President’s suggestion that the technology might be shared with the Soviet Union. Mr. Mondale advocated the reduction of missiles on each side as a way of enhancing national security. Mr. Reagan addressed the issue of whether he was too old to be President with the debate’s most memorable line: "I’m not going to exploit for political purposes my opponent’s youth and inexperience." Even Mr. Mondale couldn’t help smiling at that comment.

Football
CFL
Toronto (9-5-1) 17 @ Montreal (5-9-1) 14
Edmonton (8-7) 11 @ Winnipeg (11-3-1) 30

Lester Brown scored twice on 1-yard runs--his 17th and 18th touchdowns of the season--in the Argonauts’ win before 19,652 at Olympic Stadium. The Concordes’ only touchdown came on a 2-yard run by quarterback Turner Gill with just 1:08 remaining in the game.

Willard Reaves rushed 19 times for 115 yards and a touchdown, while James Murphy added to the Blue Bombers’ attack with 5 catches for 100 yards and 2 touchdowns on a muddy field at Winnipeg Stadium. The 29,135 in attendance saw an Edmonton team with Johnny Evans and Kevin Ingram at quarterback, as starter Matt Dunigan was out with an injury. Mr. Ingram ran 3 yards for the Eskimos’ touchdown with 44 seconds remaining in the game, keeping the team’s streak of scoring at least 1 touchdown per game alive after 6 years. Tag Rome of the Eskimos caught 5 passes for 71 yards in his first CFL game.

25 years ago
1989


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

#1 single in France (SNEP): Cœur de loup--Philippe Lafontaine

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Lambada--Kaoma (4th week at #1)

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

#1 single in the U.K.: That's What I Like--Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Miss You Much--Janet Jackson (3rd week at #1)

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

Singles entering the chart were With Every Beat of My Heart by Taylor Dayne (#59); I Live by the Groove by Paul Carrack (#80); Girl I am Searching for You by Stevie B (#82); Everything by Jody Watley (#86); I'm a Believer by Giant (#90); Just Like Jesse James by Cher (#92); and Love Song by Tesla (#95).

Politics and government
U.S. President George Bush vetoed a spending bill that reinstated funding for Medicaid abortions in instances of rape or incest.

Disasters
A Honduran jetliner crashed into a mountain in Honduras, taking the lives of 131 of the 146 people aboard.

More than 50 people burned to death in Sudan after two buses collided.

Football
CFL
British Columbia (6-10) 18 @ Toronto (7-9) 29

Rick Johnson completed 16 of 27 passes for 289 yards and 3 touchdowns to lead the Argos to their win. Mr. Johnson’s scoring strikes covered 31 yards to Gill Fenerty; 73 to Brian Bedford; and 39 to Glenn Holt. Keith Gooch returned an interception 60 yards for B.C.’s first touchdown, while the Lions’ only offensive major was scored by Darrell Wallace on a 21-yard run with less than 3½ minutes remaining in the game. 34,267 were in attendance at SkyDome.

CIAU
St. Mary’s 42 St. Francis Xavier 14
Acadia 20 Mount Allison 9
Queen’s 29 McGill 0
Concordia 44 Carleton 0
Toronto 14 Wilfrid Laurier 12
McMaster 31 York 3
Saskatchewan (6-1) 21 @ Manitoba (0-8) 9
British Columbia (4-3) 37 @ Alberta (4-3) 9

Jim Stewart rushed 23 times for 98 yards and 2 touchdowns in B.C.’s win over the Golden Bears in front of 775 disappointed fans at Varsity Stadium in Edmonton.

20 years ago
1994


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Love Me For A Reason--Boyzone

Diplomacy
The United States and North Korea signed an agreement that would freeze North Korea's nuclear weapons program and permit international inspection of its facilities. U.S. allies would build two nuclear power plants in North Korea, and the inspection of two suspicious nuclear sites in North Korea would be delayed.

Disasters
32 people were killed in Seoul when the Seongsu Bridge collapsed.

Football
CFL
Shreveport (1-15) 8 @ Calgary (13-3) 52

Doug Flutie threw 5 touchdown passes--3 to Allen Pitts, and 1 each to Will Moore and PeeWee Smith--as the Stampeders routed the Pirates before 21,317 fans at McMahon Stadium. Steve Taylor relieved Mr. Flutie in the 4th quarter and completed a touchdown pass to Brian Wiggins. The Pirates, who trailed 25-1 at halftime and 39-1 after 3 quarters, scored their only touchdown on a 36-yard rush by Ryan Benjamin with 12:20 remaining in the game.

10 years ago
2004


Football
CFL
Hamilton (8-8-1) 31 @ Toronto (10-6-1) 38

Baseball
National League Championship Series
Houston 2 @ St. Louis 5 (St. Louis won best-of-seven series 4-3)

Albert Pujols doubled home Roger Cedeno with 2 out in the bottom of the 6th inning and Scott Rolen followed with a 2-run home run as the Cardinals defeated the Astros before 52,140 fans at Busch Memorial Stadium to win their first NL pennant since 1987. Houston left fielder Craig Biggio led off the game with a home run, the first time that had ever happened in the seventh game of any post-season major league series. Jeff Suppan pitched 6 innings to get the win over Roger Clemens, who also pitched 6 innings.

Monday, October 20, 2014

October 20, 2014

150 years ago
1864


Born on this date
James F. Hinkle
. U.S. politician. Mr. Hinkle, a Democrat, was Governor of New Mexico from 1923-1925. He died on March 26, 1951 at the age of 86.

110 years ago
1904


Diplomacy
Chile and Bolivia signed the Treaty of Peace and Friendship, delimiting the border between the two countries.

100 years ago
1914


Born on this date
Fayard Nicholas
. U.S. dancer and choreographer. Mr. Nicholas and his brother and his brother Harold comprised the Nicholas Brothers, a tap-dancing duo whose popularity spanned more than 60 years. Fayard Nicholas died on January 24, 2006 at the age of 91.

80 years ago
1934


Football
IRFU
Ottawa (1-2) 6 @ Montreal (1-1-1) 4
Hamilton (2-0-1) 17 @ Toronto (1-2) 9

ARU
Calgary 8 @ University of Alberta (4-0) 18

75 years ago
1939


Religion
Pope Pius XII published his first major encyclical, Summi Pontificatus ("On the Unity of Human Society").

70 years ago
1944


War
U.S. Navy Secretary James Forrestal said that the report of the Naval Court of Inquiry on the December 7, 1941 Japanese attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii would be kept secret for the time being because parts of it were classified "top secret." Soviet and Yugoslavian troops captured Belgrade and Debrecen, the third-largest city in Hungary. U.S. Army General Douglas MacArthur kept his promise--uttered 30 months earlier when he had vowed "I shall return" as U.S. forces had been driven from the Philippines by invading Japanese forces--as he led invasion forces consisting of four U.S. Army divisions on the east coast of Leyte Island. The Americans met strong opposition at only one of the four beaches as an armada of battleships, aircraft carriers, cruisers, and destroyers pounded the area with shells before the landing and duing its early stages.

Diplomacy
Talks in Moscow between British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet dictator Josef Stalin ended after a three-hour conference in which they discussed the former Greek and Yugoslavian agreement, modifying it to grant Soviet preponderance in Romania, Bulgaria, and Hungary; British preponderance in Greece; and equal Soviet and British influence in Yugoslavia.

Politics and government
The Guatemalan government of General Federico Ponce was overthrown by a coup of young army officers, who formed a triumvirate headed by Captain Jacobo Arbenz, Major Francisco Javier Arana, and Jorge Toriella.

U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt pledged that once Japanese troops had been driven from the Philippines, the islands would be given their independence.

New York Governor and Republican Party U.S. presidential candidate Thomas Dewey charged that President Franklin D. Roosevelt played with the rights of labour to gain his own ends and to further "one-man rule."

Law
A special court of justice in Marseilles sentenced former French Prime Minister Pierre Laval to death in absentia for high treason for his role in the Vichy regime. Mr. Laval was currently with the rest of the Vichy government-in-exile in the German town of Sigmaringen.

Disasters
121 people were killed and at least 200 injured when explosions in the testing laboratory of the American Gas Association liquid gas storage plant in Cleveland started a fire that spread over a 50-block area in the city's east side.

60 years ago
1954


On television tonight
CFRN (Edmonton)
6:00 P.M. Folk Songs
6:30 P.M. News
6:45 P.M. The British Scene
7:00 P.M. Living
7:30 P.M. TBA
8:30 P.M. Liberace
9:00 P.M. Ford Dramas
9:30 P.M. On Stage
10:00 P.M. Channel 3 Playhouse
11:00 P.M. News
11:15 P.M. Sign Off


Football
ORFU
Kitchener-Waterloo (9-2) 39 @ Toronto (1-10) 15

Paul Amodio scored 18 points to lead the Dutchmen over Balmy Beach before 2,000 fans at Maple Leaf Stadium.

50 years ago
1964


On television tonight
The Fugitive, starring David Janssen, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Tiger Left, Tiger Right, with guest stars Leslie Nielsen and Carol Rossen

Died on this date
Herbert Hoover, 90
. 31st President of the United States of America, 1929-1933. Mr. Hoover achieved international renown as head of the U.S. Food Administration during World War I, leading efforts to aid the suffering of people in Belgium. He served as U.S. Secretary of Commerce unde Presidents Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge from 1921-1928 before accepting the Republican Party nomination for President and defeating Democratic Party candidate Al Smith in the 1928 election. The Wall Street stock market crash occurred less than eight months into Mr. Hoover's presidency, and the subsequent severe economic depression--and Mr. Hoover's unsuccessful attempts to cure it--doomed his chances for re-election. He was handily defeated by Democratic challenger Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1932 election. Mr. Hoover returned to public service under Presidents Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower, heading commissions devoted to reducing government waste.

Space
The mission of the Soviet satellite Cosmos 48 ended, six days after launch.

40 years ago
1974


Football
CFL
Montreal (8-4-2) 28 @ Ottawa (7-8) 0
Edmonton (8-5-1) 17 @ Winnipeg (7-7) 10
Toronto (5-8-1) 18 @ Calgary (5-9) 21

Jimmy Jones passed 27 yards to Johnny Rodgers for the game's first touchdown in the 1st quarter and rushed 25 yards for a touchdown of his own as the Alouettes shut out the defending Grey Cup champion Rough Riders before 24,149 fans at Lansdowne Park to become the first CFL team to clinch a playoff spot in 1974. Ottawa running back John Bledsoe, playing his first game with the team since being acquired from the Winnipeg Blue Bombersm, caught 1 pass for 9 yards before suffering a season-ending injury.

Dave Cutler kicked 5 field goals--including one from 56 yards--and the Eskimos added a safety touch--as they defeated the Blue Bombers on a windy Sunday afternoon before 24,528 fans at Winnipeg Stadium. The Blue Bombers scored the game's only touchdown in the 4th quarter when Edmonton quarterback Tom Wilkinson, filling in for injured Garry Lefebvre, attempted to punt from his end zone into the strong wind. He attempted to recover the ball when it came back toward him, but fumbled into the arms of Mr. Williams, who returned it 3 yards for the touchdown.

Howard Starks made 2 interceptions off Toronto quarterback Mike Rae in the 4th quarter--including one with 34 seconds remaining--as the Stampeders held on to beat the Argonauts before 18,555 fans at McMahon Stadium.

30 years ago
1984


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy (FIMI): People from Ibiza--Sandy Marton

#1 single in Flanders (VRT Top 30): I Just Called To Say I Love You--Stevie Wonder (6th week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): I Just Called To Say I Love You--Stevie Wonder (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): The War Song--Culture Club (2nd week at #1)

#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 (2nd week at #1)

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
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 Hard Habit to Break--Chicago
4 Drive--The Cars
5 Missing You--John Waite
6 She Bop--Cyndi Lauper
7 Lucky Star--Madonna
8 Caribbean Queen--Billy Ocean
9 Blue Jean--David Bowie
10 What's Love Got to Do with It--Tina Turner

Singles entering the chart were Walking on a Thin Line by Huey Lewis and the News (#52); Tears by John Waite (#77); Valotte by Julian Lennon (#79); Don't Stop by Jeffrey Osborne (#80); Hands Tied by Scandal featuring Patty Smyth (#81); Had a Dream (Sleeping with the Enemy) by Roger Hodgson (#82); Two Tribes by Frankie Goes to Hollywood (#84); After All by Al Jarreau (#85); I Wanna Rock by Twisted Sister (#87); Love Songs are Back Again (Medley) by Band of Gold (#88); All Night Long by Billy Squier (#89); and All I Need by Jack Wagner (#90).

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

Singles entering the chart were All Through the Night by Cyndi Lauper (#89); A Girl in Trouble by Romeo Vold (#90); Shangri-La by Steve Miller (#91); We are the Young by Dan Hartman (#94); and Left in the Dark by Barbra Streisand (#96).

Died on this date
Carl Cori, 87
. Czech biochemist. Dr. Cori shared the 1947 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with his wife Gerty "for their discovery of the course of the catalytic conversion of glycogen." Bernardo Houssay was also honoured that year "for his discovery of the part played by the hormone of the anterior pituitary lobe in the metabolism of sugar."

Paul Dirac, 82. U.K.-born U.S. physicist. Dr. Dirac shared the 1933 Nobel Prize in Physics with Erwin Schrödinger "for the discovery of new productive forms of atomic theory."

Economics and finance
The government of China announced plans to cut back on its control over the nation’s economy. Under the new program, a million state-owned enterprises would have greater independence and would be obliged to compete with each other in order to let prices be determined by the marketplace. The new environment would be created in the urban areas, and would follow the introduction of incentives for China’s 800 million peasants. The Communist Central Committee said that the changes would be introduced gradually under the supervision of the cabinet.

Terrorism
U.S. President Ronald Reagan signed a law allocating $336 million to enhance security at U.S. embassies around the world.

Football
CFL
Ottawa (4-11) 14 @ Hamilton (5-9-1) 20
British Columbia (11-3-1) 41 @ Calgary (6-10) 13

Bernie Ruoff kicked 4 field goals, a convert, and a single to lead the Tiger-Cats to their win before 18,101 at Ivor Wynne Stadium. Steve Stapler scored the only Hamilton touchdown on an 83-yard pass from Dieter Brock in the second quarter. Former Tiger-Cat Keith Baker scored both Ottawa touchdowns on passes from J.C. Watts.

Merv Fernandez caught 10 passes for 182 yards and 3 touchdowns in the Lions’ win at McMahon Stadium. The touchdowns gave Mr. Fernandez 17 for the season, tying the CFL single-season record for touchdowns on pass receptions. Ned Armour scored the other B.C. touchdown on a pass from Tim Cowan, who completed 26 of 37 passes for 374 yards. J.T. Hay kicked 4 field goals and a single for the Stampeders, who failed to score a touchdown in their final game of the season. The 23,260 fans saw the Stampeders honour retired receiver Tom Forzani at halftime. His #22 was retired when Tom Scott, who had been wearing the number all season, took the jersey off and wore #26 for the second half. Mr. Scott caught 5 passes for 49 yards; the 5 catches gave him 649 for his CFL career, leaving him 1 short of Tommy-Joe Coffey’s record. That’s as close as Mr. Scott got, because it turned out to be his last regular season game.

CIAU
British Columbia (3-4) 33 Manitoba (0-7) 10
Calgary (5-1) 22 @ Alberta (5-1) 31

The undefeated Dinosaurs had defeated the Golden Bears 43-37 in Calgary earlier in the season, nearly blowing a 43-2 lead. The Alberta defense stopped a last-minute Calgary drive at the 1-yard line with 1 second left, preserving a margin of victory that would give the Golden Bears home field for the WIFL championship playoff game in the event that the teams finished tied for first place. Tony Spoletini’s 1-yard touchdown run, converted by Brian DeMug, had brought the Dinosaurs to within 9 points. Jeff Funtasz led the Golden Bears with 28 carries for 146 yards and 2 touchdowns. Corrado Filice rushed 4 yards for his first CIAU touchdown, and Scott Smith scored the other Alberta touchdown on an 18-yard pass from Mark Denesiuk. Calgary quarterback Lew Lawrick threw 37 yards to Jeff Pronk for a touchdown, and ran 5 yards for the other Dinosaur major. 2,138 fans witnessed the excitement at Varsity Stadium in Edmonton.

25 years ago
1989


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Swing The Mood--Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Lambada--Kaoma (5th week at #1)

Died on this date
Anthony Quayle, 76
. U.K. actor. Sir Anthony was known in Britain as a prominent stage actor, and internationally for his roles in movies such as The Wrong Man (1956); Ice Cold in Alex (1958); The Guns of Navarone (1961); and Lawrence of Arabia (1962).

Scandal
U.S. District Judge Alcee Hastings of Florida was convicted of eight articles of impeachment by the United States Senate, which had the effect of removing him from the bench. Mr. Hastings, the sixth federal judge to be so removed, had been acquitted in 1983 of accepting a bribe in a case before him. However, a federal judicial panel found "clear and convincing evidence" in 1987 that Mr. Hastings had conspired to accept the bribe.

U.S. Representative Robert Garcia (Democrat--New York) and his wife Jane Lee were found guilty of extortion and conspiracy in the last trial to grow out of the Wedtech investigation. Prosecutors charged that Mr. Garcia, who represented the district in which the company was located, had demanded payoffs from Wedtech. Mrs. Garcia had been accused of receiving payoffs from the company totalling more than $75,000. More than 20 prominent people had been convicted in the scandal.

Hockey
NHL
Boston 3 Edmonton 0

20 years ago
1994


Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): Secret--Madonna

Died on this date
Burt Lancaster, 81
. U.S. actor. Mr. Lancaster, one of the most popular movie stars of the 1950s and '60s, won the Academy Award for Best Actor for Elmer Gantry (1960). His other films are too numerous to mention here.

10 years ago
2004


Died on this date
Chuck Hiller, 70
. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Hiller was a second baseman with the San Francisco Giants (1961-1965); New York Mets (1965-1967); Philadelphia Phillies (1967); and Pittsburgh Pirates (1968), batting .243 with 20 home runs and 152 runs batted in in 704 games. He was best known for being the first player for a National League team to hit a grand slam in World Series play, connecting against Marshall Bridges of the New York Yankees in the fourth game of the 1962 World Series. Mr. Hiller served as a third base coach with five major league teams from 1973-1990, and was a minor league manager in the New York Mets' system.

Baseball
National League Championship Series
Houston 4 @ St. Louis 6 (12 innings) (Best-of-seven series tied 3-3)

American League Championship Series
Boston 10 @ New York 3 (Boston won best-of-seven series 4-3)

Jim Edmonds' 2-run home run off Dan Miceli with 1 out in the bottom of the 12th inning gave the Cardinals their win over the Astros before 52,144 fans at Busch Memorial Stadium.

Johnny Damon singled and scored in the 1st inning, hit a grand slam in the 2nd inning, and added a 2-run homer in the 4th inning as the Red Sox became the first major league team to lose the first 3 games of a post-season series and win the series, scoring 6 runs in the first 2 innings to shock 56,129 fans at Yankee Stadium. It was the Red Sox' first AL pennant since 1986.

October 19, 2014

1,575 years ago
439


War
Vandals, led by King Gaiseric, took Carthage in North Africa.

225 years ago
1789


Law
John Jay was sworn in as the first Chief Justice of the United States.

150 years ago
1864


War
In the U.S. Civil War, the Union Army under General Philip Sheridan destroyed a Confederate Army under Lieutenant General Jubal Early in the Battle of Cedar Creek in Virginia. Confederate raiders commanded by Lieutenant Bennett Young launched araid on St. Albans, Vermont from just inside Canada in an attempt to rob banks in retaliation for the Union Army's burning of southern cities.

125 years ago
1889


Died on this date
Luís I, 50
. King of Portugal and the Algarves, 1861-1889. Luis I, the second son of Queen Maria II and King Ferdinand II, succeeded to the throne upon the death of his brother Pedro V. King Luis, who was known for his passion for oceanography, died 12 days before his 51st birthday and was succeeded by his son Carlos I.

Football
ORFU
Ottawa Rough Riders 1 @ Ottawa College 27

The 1889 Ontario Rugby Football Union season consisted of Ottawa College accepting challenges to their title. This game was the first of the challenge matches.

Baseball
World Series
New York Giants 6 @ Brooklyn Bridegrooms 2 (Best-of-eleven series tied 1-1)

Ed "Cannonball" Crane pitched a 4-hitter as the Giants defeated the Bridegrooms before 16,172 fans at Washington Park. Bob Caruthers took the loss.

100 years ago
1914


War
The First Battle of Ypres began.

70 years ago
1944


Theatre
I Remember Mama by John Van Druten opened at the Music Box Theatre on Broadway in New York. Marlon Brando made his Broadway debut in the supporting role of Nels.

War
U.S. Representative Melvin Maas (Republican--Minnesota) said that he would press for release of the report of the U.S. Navy Court of Inquiry on the December 7, 1941 Japanese attack on the naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Soviet troops invaded East Prussia, capturing Eydtkau, a half-mile inside the border. Indian troops took the important Japanese base of Tiddim in northwestern Burma.

Terrorism
The government of Palestine announced the banishment of 251 people detained as terrorists or for complicity.

Business
The U.S. Civil Aeronautics Board approved the acquisition of control of Trans World Airlines by Hughes Tool Company, owned by Howard Hughes.

Society
Kathleen Winsor's novel Forever Amber was removed from bookstores in Boston because of the protest of the Watch and Ward Society.

Disasters
A hurricane swept Florida, causing an estimated $20 million in damage to the citrus crop.

Football
MASSFL
Supervisory Flight Training School (Gimli) vs. Bombing and Gunnery School (MacDonald) (moved from Osborne Stadium, Winnipeg to Gimli and rescheduled to October 22)

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 Red-Headed League

On television tonight
CFRN (Edmonton)
6:00 P.M. Let's Go to the Museum
6:30 P.M. News
6:45 P.M. The British Scene
7:00 P.M. Let's Make Music
7:45 P.M. Concert Miniature
8:00 P.M. The Martha Raye Show
9:00 P.M. Pick the Star
9:30 P.M. General Motors Theatre
10:30 P.M. Press Conference
11:00 P.M. News
11:15 P.M. Sign Off


Exploration
Herbert Tichy, Joseph Jöchler and Sherpa Pasang Dawa Lama of an Austrian expedition completed the first ascent of Cho Oyu, in Nepal, the world's sixth-highest mountain.

Disasters
The public inquiry into the two recent crashes of U.K.-made Comet jetliners was told that metal fatigue was the likely cause of the crashes, which had killed a total of 56 passengers and crew members.

50 years ago
1964


On television tonight
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, on NBC
Tonight's episode: Water's Edge, starring Ann Sothern, John Cassavetes, and Rayford Barnes

Football
CFL
Edmonton (4-10) 13 @ Winnipeg (1-13-1) 1

Bill Redell rushed for a touchdown and passed to Tommy-Joe Coffey for another as the Eskimos beat the Blue Bombers before 14,882 fans at Winnipeg Stadium for their first road win against a Western Football Conference team in two years, clinching fourth place for the Eskimos in the WFC. Mr. Coffey set up Mr. Redell's touchdown with 2 big pass receptions.

40 years ago
1974


Hit parade
#1 single in the Netherlands (Veronica Top 40): Kung Fu Fighting--Carl Douglas (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: Sad Sweet Dreamer--Sweet Sensation

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Nothing from Nothing--Billy Preston

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 I Honestly Love You--Olivia Newton-John (2nd week at #1)
2 Can't Get Enough--Bad Company
3 Beach Baby--First Class
4 You Haven't Done Nothin'--Stevie Wonder
5 Nothing from Nothing--Billy Preston
6 The Bitch is Back--Elton John
7 Sweet Home Alabama--Lynyrd Skynyrd
8 Jazzman--Carole King
9 Whatever Gets You Thru the Night--John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Nuclear Band
10 Never My Love--Blue Swede

Singles entering the chart were Angie Baby by Helen Reddy (#71); Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas (#78); Whatever You Got, I Want by the Jackson 5 (#80); I Can't Leave You Alone by George McCrae (#81); Promised Land by Elvis Presley (#82); Battle of New Orleans by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (#83); Heavy Fallin' Out by the Stylistics (#85); Don't Eat the Yellow Snow by Frank Zappa (#89); She's Gone by Tavares (#93); Laughter in the Rain by Neil Sedaka (#94); La La Peace Song by Al Wilson (#96); Country Side of Life by Wet Willie (#97); La La Peace Song by O.C. Smith (#98); and Evil Boll-Weevil by Grand Canyon (#99).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Another Saturday Night--Cat Stevens (2nd week at #1)
2 Beach Baby--First Class
3 You Haven't Done Nothin'--Stevie Wonder
4 I Honestly Love You--Olivia Newton-John
5 Nothing from Nothing--Billy Preston
6 Clap for the Wolfman--The Guess Who
7 Sweet Home Alabama--Lynyrd Skynyrd
8 Earache My Eye (Featuring Alice Bowie)--Cheech & Chong
9 Can't Get Enough--Bad Company
10 The Bitch is Back--Elton John

Singles entering the chart were Very Special Places by Randy Bishop (#92); I Feel a Song in My Heart by Gladys Knight and the Pips (#94); California Lady by the Mercey Brothers (#95); Wishing You were Here by Chicago (#96); I'd Go Through it All Again by Carroll Baker (#97); Devotion by Earth, Wind & Fire (#98); Boogie Bands and One Night Stands by Kathy Dalton (#99); and Mostly New Days by Ross Holloway (#100).

#1 single in Calgary: Beach Baby--First Class (2nd week at #1)

World events
Niue became a self-governing colony of New Zealand.

Football
CFL
Saskatchewan (8-7) 24 @ British Columbia (8-6) 21

Saskatchewan quarterback Ron Lancaster guided the Roughriders 73 yards in 32 seconds, handing off to George Reed for the game-winning touchdown with 5 seconds remaining in the game as they edged the Lions before 30,348 fans at Empire Stadium in Vancouver. The touchdown was set up by a questionable pass interference penalty called against the Lions in the B.C. end zone.

CIAU
Saskatchewan 40 @ Alberta (3-1) 38

Several days after having two victories taken away because of the ineligibility of leading scorer Don Kates, the Golden Bears came up short against the Huskies at Varsity Stadium in Edmonton. The Golden Bears had won their first 5 games, rolling up huge scores, before the U of A administration discovered that Mr. Kates had lied to the team and had not actually registered as a student. The team's third and fourth victories, which occurred after the registration deadline, were taken away from the team's total, although not credited as wins to the opposing teams.

30 years ago
1984


World events
Four employees of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency were killed when their airplane crashed during a surveillance mission over El Salvador. They were the first CIA employees known to have been killed in the current conflicts in Central America.

Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that the economy had grown at a rate of only 2.7% in the third quarter of 1984, lower than an earlier estimate, and the slowest rate since the beginning of economic recovery in 1982.

25 years ago
1989


Law
The Guildford Four, who had been sentenced in 1975 to life in prison for bombing attacks on pubs in Guildford, England that killed 5 and injured more than 100, had their convictions quashed by the British Court of Appeal following an extensive inquiry into the original police investigation. The case had been regarded as the biggest current miscarriage of justice in the U.K.

The United States Senate voted 51-48 in favour of an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would have outlawed desecration of the American flag. The number in favour was well short of the two-thirds required for the approval of amendments.

Economics and finance
The United States Labor Department reported that consumer prices had risen 0.2% in September.

20 years ago
1994


Died on this date
Martha Raye, 78
. U.S. actress and singer. Miss Raye, born Margy Reed, sang with big bands and acted in comic roles in numerous movies, but was perhaps best known for entertaining American troops with United Services Overseas in World War II and subsequent wars.

Terrorism
More than 20 people in Tel Aviv were killed when a bomb exploded on a bus. Islamic terrorists took responsibility for the bombing, which was the deadliest terrorist act in Israel since 1978.

10 years ago
2004


Terrorism
British subject and Care International aid worker Margaret Hassan was kidnapped in Iraq.

Baseball
American League Championship Series
Boston 4 @ New York 2 (Best-of-seven series tied 3-3)

Mark Bellhorn's 3-run home run off Jon Lieber was the key hit as the Red Sox scored all their runs in the 4th inning and became the first major league team to lose the first 3 games of a post-season series and force a seventh game, defeating the Yankees before 56,128 fans at Yankee Stadium. Curt Schilling pitched 7 innings to get the win.