Monday, 1 November 2010

November 1, 2010

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Will Morrow and Maurice Pratt!

190 years ago

Politics and government
Voting began in the U.S. presidential election, where President and Democratic-Republican party candidate James Monroe and Vice-President Daniel D. Tompkins were running for re-election without any serious opposition. The voting went state-by-state, and concluded on November 14.

140 years ago

The United States Weather Bureau made its first meteorological observations.

120 years ago

Hamilton 7 @ Queen's College 4

Queen’s College protested the referee’s decision to call the game with six minutes remaining; the protest was initially upheld, but Hamilton refused to replay the game. The Tigers were eventually recognized as league champions.

80 years ago

Hamilton (3-0-1) 10 @ Ottawa (0-5) 1
Montreal (2-2-1) 3 @ Toronto (3-1) 5

60 years ago

Pope Pius XII promulgated the bull Munificentissimus Deus: Defining the Dogma of the Assumption. Since the First Vatican Council decreed in 1870 that the pope is infallible when speaking ex cathedra, this is the only time the doctrine of papal infallibility has been invoked.
From paragraph 44 of Munificentissimus Deus:

...we pronounce, declare, and define it to be a divinely revealed dogma: that the Immaculate Mother of God, the ever Virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory.

There is no scriptural evidence to support this dogma, as the Catholic Encyclopedia admits:
The earliest known literary reference to the Assumption is found in the Greek work De Obitu S. Dominae. Catholic faith, however, has always derived our knowledge of the mystery from Apostolic Tradition...
...The belief in the corporeal assumption of Mary is founded on the apocryphal treatise De Obitu S. Dominae, bearing the name of St. John, which belongs however to the fourth or fifth century. It is also found in the book De Transitu Virginis, falsely ascribed to St. Melito of Sardis, and in a spurious letter attributed to St. Denis the Areopagite. If we consult genuine writings in the East, it is mentioned in the sermons of St. Andrew of Crete, St. John Damascene, St. Modestus of Jerusalem and others. In the West, St. Gregory of Tours (De gloria mart., I, iv) mentions it first...
...St. John of Damascus (P.G., I, 96) thus formulates the tradition of the Church of Jerusalem:

St. Juvenal, Bishop of Jerusalem, at the Council of Chalcedon (451), made known to the Emperor Marcian and Pulcheria, who wished to possess the body of the Mother of God, that Mary died in the presence of all the Apostles, but that her tomb, when opened, upon the request of St. Thomas, was found empty; wherefrom the Apostles concluded that the body was taken up to heaven.

50 years ago

On television tonight
Thriller, on NBC
Tonight's episode: The Watcher, starring Martin Gabel, Olive Sturgess, and Richard Chamberlain

Detroit @ London, postponed (1st game of 2-game total points series)

Inclement weather forced a postponement. The series would now open on November 5 in Port Huron.

40 years ago

A nightclub fire near the French town of St. Laurent du Pont killed 146 people, most of them teenagers.

Hamilton (8-5-1) 18 @ Montreal (7-6-1) 18
Calgary (9-7) 11 @ Winnipeg (2-14) 6
Saskatchewan (14-2) 33 @ British Columbia (6-10) 13

Moses Denson rushed 1 yard for a touchdown and George Springate converted with 49 seconds remaining in the game to lift the Alouettes into a tie with the Tiger-Cats before 25,886 fans at Autostade. The Alouettes needed a win to finish in first place ahead of Hamilton and Toronto in the Eastern Football Conference, and Montreal head coach Sam Etcheverry told Justin Canale to try and put his kickoff into the Hamilton end zone for a single point, but the kick fell 7 yards short of the goal line, and the Tiger-Cats ran out the clock to clinch first place, dropping the Alouettes to third. Tommy-Joe Coffey opened the scoring with a 15-yard field goal with 8 seconds remaining in the 1st quarter after the Tiger-Cats recovered a fumble by Montreal fullback Dennis Duncan. Two minutes later, Hamilton quarterback Wally Gabler completed a 17-yard touchdown pass to Al Irwin; Mr. Coffey’s convert made the score 10-0. Montreal quarterback Sonny Wade completed a 5-yard pass to Tom Pullen early in the 2nd quarter, converted by Mr. Springate. Mr. Springate missed a 26-yard field goal in the 3rd quarter that went for a single point, leaving the Tiger-Cats ahead 10-8 going into the final quarter. Mr. Springate was successful on a 36-yard field goal early in the quarter to put the Alouettes ahead 11-10, but Hamilton regained the lead midway through the quarter on a 24-yard touchdown run by Dick Wesolowski, converted by Mr. Coffey. Mr. Coffey’s 22-yard field goal attempt was wide and went for a single with 3:11 remaining, increasing the Hamilton lead to 18-11. Montreal defensive back Richie Davis suffered a season-ending knee injury, while it was the last appearance in a Montreal uniform for both Mr. Duncan and receiver Bob McCarthy. They had both been out on the town the night before the game, and when Mr. Etcheverry found out about it a few days later, he suspended the two for the balance of the post-season. It was also the last CFL game for Hamilton backup quarterback John Eckman, whose penchant for throwing interceptions while filling in for injured starter Joe Zuger had prompted the team to acquire Mr. Gabler from the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in late September. Mr. Eckman was dropped from the active roster when Mr. Zuger was healthy enough to play in the Eastern finals.

Larry Lawrence completed a 4-yard touchdown pass to Herm Harrison and Larry Robinson added a convert, field goal, and single as the Stampeders defeated the Blue Bombers in front of just 10,131 fans at Winnipeg Stadium. Mr. Robinson’s field goal, from 29 yards in the 3rd quarter, was the 115th of his CFL career, passing Don Sutherin for first place on the career list.

R.C. Gamble, playing his second game at fullback for the injured George Reed, rushed 19 times for 131 yards and 2 touchdowns as the Roughriders finished the season with the best record in the club’s history. Ron Lancaster started at quarterback for the Roughriders and completed a 16-yard pass to Gord Barwell in the 3rd quarter. Gary Lane relieved Mr. Lancaster late in the quarter and rushed 1 yard for his only CFL touchdown. The final Saskatchewan major came when Silas McKinnie rushed 5 yards for the score after Al Ford completed a 31-yard pass to Dave Denny on a fake punt with just 19 seconds remaining. Jack Abendschan was successful on 3 of 5 converts. The Lions, who trailed 7-0 after the 1st quarter, scored all their points in the 2nd quarter. Former CFL rushing leader Lovell Coleman, playing the final game of his 10-year career, rushed 1 yard for a touchdown. Ted Gerela converted and kicked 2 field goals. Mr. Coleman, who was playing in place of injured star fullback Jim Evenson, carried 8 times for 25 yards. The touchdown was his first since 1967, when he was with the Calgary Stampeders. Paul Brothers started at quarterback for B.C. and gave way to Vidal Carlin in the 3rd quarter. Mr. Carlin, in what turned out to be his final CFL game, gave up 3 interceptions before Mr. Brothers returned in the 4th quarter. It was also the final game for Jackie Parker as head coach of the Lions; he moved upstairs after the season and became the team’s general manager after Denny Veitch was fired. Attendance at Empire Stadium in Vancouver was 23,739.

30 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Woman in Love--Barbra Streisand (2nd week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Woman in Love--Barbra Streisand
2 Another One Bites the Dust--Queen
3 He’s So Shy--The Pointer Sisters
4 Upside Down--Diana Ross
5 Lady--Kenny Rogers
6 The Wanderer--Donna Summer
7 Real Love--The Doobie Brothers
8 I’m Alright--Kenny Loggins
9 Jesse--Carly Simon
10 Never Knew Love Like This Before--Stephanie Mills

Singles entering the chart that week included Love on the Rocks by Neil Diamond (#36); (Just Like) Starting Over by John Lennon (#41); Guilty by Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb (#56); Sequel by Harry Chapin (#70); and Celebration by Kool & the Gang (#83).

Edmonton (13-3) 44 @ Montreal (8-8) 14

Warren Moon threw 3 touchdown passes in the 1st quarter and Jim Germany rushed for 2 more in the 2nd quarter as the Eskimos built a 35-7 halftime lead and coasted to victory before 42,234 fans at Olympic Stadium. Brian Fryer, who caught 5 passes for 84 yards and recovered 2 Montreal fumbles, scored the first touchdown on a 15-yard pass from Mr. Moon. Tom Scott scored the other 1st-quarter touchdowns on passes of 44 and 33 yards. The Alouettes got on the scoreboard early in the 2nd quarter on a 75-yard pass from Gerry Dattilio to Skip Walker before Mr. Germany scored from 51 yards on a second down-and 10-yards-to-go draw play, and rushed for a 6-yard touchdown in the final minute of the half. After a scoreless 3rd quarter, the Eskimos scored on a single by Dave Cutler on a missed field goal, and Tom Wilkinson, who relieved Mr. Moon in the second half at quarterback for the Eskimos, completed an 11-yard touchdown pass to Danny Buggs. Mr. Cutler kicked his 6th convert of the game and added a single on the subsequent kickoff. Steve Grant replaced Mr. Dattilio at quarterback for the Alouettes and drove the team for a touchdown, handing off to David Green for a 1-yard score with 30 seconds remaining. Gerry McGrath added his second convert of the game. Mr. Germany carried 10 times for 89 yards, giving him 1,019 yards for the season. Neil Lumsden added 51 yards on 10 carries. Mr. Green led the Montreal ground game with 53 yards on 11 carries. Mr. Walker led all receivers with 146 yards on 5 receptions.

OUAA Semi-Finals
Wilfrid Laurier 30 @ Toronto 0
Guelph 29 @ Western Ontario 36

25 years ago

Died on this date
Phil Silvers, 74
. U.S. actor. A great comic actor with a distinctive (and frequently imitated) voice and personality, Mr. Silvers had small roles in several movies in the 1940s before achieving great success on Broadway in the play Top Banana, one of the biggest hits of the 1951-1952 season, and a show that resulted in Mr. Silvers winning the 1952 Tony Award for best actor in a comedy or musical. Mr. Silvers also starred in the filmed version of Top Banana (1954). Mr. Silvers is best remembered as Sgt. Ernie Bilko in the television comedy series You'll Never Get Rich (later titled The Phil Silvers Show), which ran on CBS from 1955-1959. He won the Emmy Award for best actor in a continuing performance in a series in 1956, and was nominated for best actor in a continuing performance in a comedy series in 1957 and 1959. I may be one of the few people who remembers Mr. Silvers' starring role in the Disney comedy film The Boatniks (1970).

Ottawa (7-9) 10 @ British Columbia (13-3) 17

Roy Dewalt rushed 1 yard for a B.C. touchdown in the 1st quarter and passed 70 yards to Merv Fernandez early in the 3rd quarter as the Lions held on to defeat the Rough Riders and clinch first place in the Western Division for the third straight season. Lui Passaglia converted both touchdowns and added 3 singles. The Lions were leading 15-3 late in the 3rd quarter when Ottawa fullback Jim Reid was stopped at the B.C. 1-yard line on a third-down gamble. Ottawa head coach Joe Moss was so furious at referee Lorne Woods and the rest of the officials that he ran onto the field to protest and was penalized (and subsequently fined $2,000). With the score 16-3, the Rough Riders finally got a touchdown when J.C. Watts completed a 4-yard pass to Mark Barousse with 3:01 remaining in the game. Dean Dorsey, who had kicked a 43-yard field goal in the 2nd quarter, converted to make the score 16-10. Mr. Passaglia’s last single came on a missed field goal with 41 seconds remaining after the Rough Riders had turned the ball over. The loss eliminated Ottawa from contention for first place in the Eastern Division. Attendance at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver was 38,661.

20 years ago

Politics and government
Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney announced the creation of the Citizens’ Forum on Canada’s Future, a national commission to hold televised town meetings across the country to allow ordinary Canadians to speak out on issues concerning national unity. Keith Spicer resigned as chairman of the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission to head the panel, although he admitted "there is a very high potential for fiasco." The announcement of the commission was greeted with skepticism in Quebec.

British Deputy Prime Minister Sir Geoffrey Howe resigned because of his disagreement with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s policies toward Europe and her opposition to a single European currency.

10 years ago

Former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat met and agreed on steps to end the month-long eruption of violence in their territories.

48 people were killed when a Russian-built Antonov plane crashed in northern Angola.

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