Sunday, 30 June 2013

June 30, 2013

100 years ago
1913


Born on this date
Alfonso López Michelsen
. 32nd President of Colombia, 1974-1978. Mr. López, the son of former Colombian President Alfonso López Pumarejo, was the leader of the Liberal Party. He died on July 11, 2007 at the age of 94.

Harry Wismer. U.S. sportscaster and sports executive. Mr. Wismer was the radio voice of the National Football League's Detroit Lions in the late 1930s and Washington Redskins in the early 1940s, and was a sportscaster with the National Broadcasting Company "Blue" network, which became the American Broadcasting Company in 1943. Mr. Wismer had been a part-owner of the Lions and Redskins during his years as their broadcaster, and he was one of the charter owners in the American Football League in 1959, with the New York Titans. The Titans were a financial failure, and Mr. Wismer sold the team to Sonny Werblin in 1963, who renamed them the Jets. Mr. Wismer died in New York City on December 3, 1967 at the age of 54, the day after suffering a fractured skull from a fall down a flight of stairs at a restaurant, reportedly while drunk.

70 years ago
1943


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): White Christmas--Bing Crosby (1st month at #1)

60 years ago
1953


On television tonight
Suspense, on CBS
Tonight's episode: The Fury of Señorita Gomez, starring Nina Foch and Harold Gordon

Popular culture
The first Chevrolet Corvette rolled off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan.

50 years ago
1963


Crime
A car bomb intended for Mafia boss Salvatore Greco killed seven police officers and military personnel in Ciaculli, Sicily who had gone to defuse the bomb after an anonymous telephone call.

40 years ago
1973


Hit parade
#1 single in the Netherlands (Veronica Top 40): We were All Wounded at Wounded Knee--Redbone (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: Skweeze Me Pleeze Me--Slade

Australia's top 10 (Go-Set)
1 Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree--Dawn featuring Tony Orlando (5th week at #1)
2 The Twelfth of Never--Donny Osmond
3 Daisy a Day--Jud Strunk
4 Get Down--Gilbert O'Sullivan
5 Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001)--Deodato
6 Daniel--Elton John
7 Part of the Union--The Strawbs
8 The Morning After--Maureen McGovern
9 Heaven is My Woman's Love--Col Joye
10 Don't Expect Me to Be Your Friend--Lobo

There were no new singles entering the chart.

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Give Me Love--(Give Me Peace on Earth)--George Harrison

U.S. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Give Me Love--(Give Me Peace on Earth)--George Harrison
2 Playground in My Mind--Clint Holmes
3 My Love--Paul McCartney & Wings
4 Will it Go Round in Circles--Billy Preston
5 Kodachrome--Paul Simon
6 Shambala--Three Dog Night
7 Pillow Talk--Sylvia
8 One of a Kind (Love Affair)--The Spinners
9 Natural High--Bloodstone
10 Long Train Runnin'--The Doobie Brothers

Singles entering the chart were Here I Am (Come and Take Me) by Al Green (#82); Live and Let Die by Wings (#83); Roland the Roadie and Gertrude the Groupie by Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show (#84); Clouds by David Gates (#87); Angel by Aretha Franklin (#89); You were Always There by Donna Fargo (#95); You're Gettin' a Little Too Smart by the Detroit Emeralds (#96); Where There's Smoke There's Fire by the Grass Roots (#97); Lord, Mr. Ford by Jerry Reed (#98); Darling Come Back Home by Eddie Kendricks (#99); and Sweet Charlie Babe by Jackie Moore (#100).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Playground in My Mind--Clint Holmes (2nd week at #1)
2 My Love--Paul McCartney & Wings
3 Pillow Talk--Sylvia
4 Frankenstein--The Edgar Winter Group
5 Kodachrome--Paul Simon
6 The Farmer's Song--Murray McLauchlan
7 Right Place Wrong Time--Dr. John
8 Long Train Running--The Doobie Brothers
9 I'm a Stranger Here--Five Man Electrical Band
10 Daisy a Day--Jud Strunk

Singles entering the chart were Delta Dawn by Helen Reddy (#70); He Did with Me by Vicki Lawrence (#74); Living Without You by Greencheese Goodtime Band (#77); Gypsy Davy by Arlo Guthrie (#80); Consider it Done by the Limeliters (#82); Maybe Baby by Gallery (#86); Master of Pantomime by Lorence Hud (#90); Gimme Your Money Please by Bachman-Turner Overdrive (#92); Jimmy Loves Mary Anne by Looking Glass (#93); Over the Hills and Far Away by Led Zeppelin (#94); Sitting on a Poor Man's Throne by Copper Penny (#95); Live and Let Die by Wings (#96); Everyone's Agreed that Everything Will Turn Out Fine by Stealers Wheel (#97); The Hurt by Cat Stevens (#98); Tequila Sunrise by the Eagles (#99); and Clouds by David Gates (#100). Gimme Your Money Please was Bachman-Turner Overdrive's first hit. Live and Let Die was the title song of the movie.

Calgary’s top 10
1 Kodachrome--Paul Simon
2 Daniel--Elton John
3 Shambala--Three Dog Night
4 Playground in My Mind--Clint Holmes
5 I'm a Stranger Here--Five Man Electrical Band
6 I'm Doin' Fine Now--New York City
7 My Love--Paul McCartney & Wings
8 Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy--Bette Midler
9 Pillow Talk--Sylvia
10 Daisy a Day--Jud Strunk
Pick hit of the week: Soul Makossa--Manu Dibango

Married on this date
Progressive Conservative Member of Parliament and future Prime Minister of Canada Joe Clark and Maureen McTeer, a researcher in the Progressive Conservative Party office in Ottawa, were married in the national capital.

World events
The day after using the armed forces to suppress a revolt in Santiago and declaring a state of emergency, Chilean President Salvador Allende Gossens called on the opposition-controlled Congress to grant a "state of siege" that would broaden his authority to suspend civil rights.

Protest
As a nationwide strike continued in protest against Uruguayan President Juan Maria Bordaberry's June 27 abolition of Congress, the government used armed troops to attempt to break up the strike, and ordered the National Workers Confederation disbanded and its leader arrested.

30 years ago
1983


Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Lucia Rios!

World events
Timekeepers throughout the world added a leap second to the last minute of June in order to keep atomic time in tune with solar time.

Television
The Toronto-based C-Channel pay TV arts network, one of three such networks that had begun broadcasting on February 1, 1983, went off the air.

Oil
The governments of Canada and Alberta agreed to set the price of Canadian oil at $29.75 per barrel, or 75% of world price; producers would get world price for oil discovered from 1974-80.

Crime
The Simpsons-Sears retailing chain was fined $1 million for misleading advertising, the largest such fine in Canadian history.

Football
CFL
Pre-season
Saskatchewan (2-2) 26 @ British Columbia (4-0) 37

25 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Gimme Hope Jo’anna--Eddy Grant (4th week at #1)

Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that the U.S.A. was still the world's largest debtor nation at the end of 1987. The net debt burden stood at $269.24 billion, an increase of 37% in a year.

Politics and government
One speaker at the 19th All-Union Conference of the Soviet Communist Party in Moscow called for a purge of President Andrei Gromyko and other members of the "old guard." Others complained about systemic shortcomings, including bureaucratic interference in the economy.

Football
CFL
Pre-season
Hamilton (0-1) 12 @ Toronto (1-0) 16

20 years ago
1993


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): (I Can't Help) Falling In Love With You--UB40

Football
CFL
Pre-season
Edmonton (1-1) 27 @ British Columbia (0-2) 20

10 years ago
2003


Died on this date
Buddy Hackett, 78
. U.S. comedian and actor. Mr. Hackett, born Leonard Hacker, first attracted public notice in 1953 with a character of his creation called "The Original Chinese Waiter." He was a frequent guest on television talk shows and game shows for several decades.

World events
Israeli forces pulled out of most of the Gaza Strip, ending a blockade of the key highway that had been in place since 2000.

Football
CFL
Hamilton (0-2) 8 @ Toronto (1-1) 49

Saturday, 29 June 2013

June 29, 2013

400 years ago
1613


Theatre
London's Globe Theatre burned down during a performance of William Shakespeare's Henry VIII.

80 years ago
1933


Died on this date
Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, 46
. U.S. movie actor and director. Mr. Arbuckle was one of the most popular stars of the 1910s, but his career was ruined when bit-part actress Virginia Rappe died shortly after taking ill at a party attended by Mr. Arbuckle. He was charged with manslaughter; two trials resulted in hung juries and the third trial produced an acquittal after just six minutes of deliberation and an apology from the jury for the injustice Mr. Arbuckle had endured. Despite the legal exoneration, Mr. Arbuckle was "crucified for the sins of Hollywood," and the only work he could get for the next decade was as a direcor under the pseudonym William Goodrich. Mr. Arbuckle finally resumed acting in short films under his own name in 1933, but he died of a heart attack in his sleep just hours after signing a contract with Warner Brothers to make a feature-length film.

Boxing
Primo Carnera (75-6) knocked out Jack Sharkey (35-9-2) at 2:27 of the 6th round to win the world heavyweight title before 40,000 fans at the Madison Square Garden Bowl in Long Island City, New York.

50 years ago
1963


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Tamoure--Bill Justis (4th week at #1)

#1 single in France: L'école est Finie--Sheila (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Cuore--Rita Pavone (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Schuld war nur der Bossa Nova--Manuela (5th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): I Like It--Gerry and the Pacemakers (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Sukiyaki--Kyu Sakamoto (3rd week at #1)

U.S. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Sukiyaki--Kyu Sakamoto (3rd week at #1)
2 It's My Party--Lesley Gore
3 Blue on Blue--Bobby Vinton
4 Hello Stranger--Barbara Lewis
5 Easier Said than Done--The Essex
6 So Much in Love--The Tymes
7 One Fine Day--The Chiffons
8 You Can't Sit Down--The Dovells
9 Surf City--Jan & Dean
10 Memphis--Lonnie Mack

Singles entering the chart were Be Careful of Stones that You Throw by Dion (#74); Green, Green by the New Christy Minstrels (#78); Rock Me in the Cradle of Love by Dee Dee Sharp (#79); I (Who Have Nothing) by Ben E. King (#84); I Can't Stop Loving You by Count Basie and his Orchestra (#91); My Block by the Four Pennies (#93); I Will Love You by Richard Chamberlain (#94); Cottonfields by Ace Cannon (#97); Gypsy Woman by Rick Nelson (#98); When a Boy Falls in Love by Mel Carter (#100); and A Letter from Betty by Bobby Vee (also #100). Gypsy Woman was the B-side of String Along, which charted at #17. A Letter from Betty was the B-side of Be True to Yourself, which charted at #54.

Calgary's top 10
1 Sukiyaki--Kyu Sakamoto (2nd week at #1)
2 Six Days on the Road--Dave Dudley
3 It's My Party--Lesley Gore
4 Poor Little Rich Girl--Steve Lawrence
5 Easier Said than Done--The Essex
6 Happy Cowboy--Billy Vaughn and his Orchestra
7 I Will Follow Him--Little Peggy March
8 Don't Make My Baby Blue--Frankie Laine
9 Two Faces Have I--Lou Christie
10 Tamoure--Bill Justis
Pick hit of the week: Memphis--Lonnie Mack

40 years ago
1973


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand: Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree--Dawn featuring Tony Orlando (5th week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Get Down--Gilbert O'Sullivan (8th week at #1)

World events
Armed forces loyal to Chilean President Salvador Allende Gossens put down a three-hour revolt in Santiago by 150 members of the 900-man 2nd Armored Regiment. At least 7 people were killed and 32 wounded, most of them civilians. The attempted coup followed weeks of strikes, scattered violence, and claims that the government was threatened by "Fascist plots." Mr. Allende immediately declared a state of emergency.

War
U.S. President Richard Nixon assured Congress that U.S. military activity in Cambodia would cease by August 15 and that he would seek Congressional approval for future military activity.

Energy
U.S. President Richard Nixon appointed Colorado Governor John Love to direct a new energy office from the White House. Mr. Nixon said, "unless we act swiftly and effectively, we could face a genuine energy crisis in the foreseeable future." His energy plan included a volutary conservation drive in which the government would set the example; expanded research into new energy sources; and government reorganization to give high priority to energy matters.

Economics and finance
In its second revaluation of the year, West Germany raised the official value of the mark 5.5% against a composite of seven European currencies linked with it in a joint float. The move, intended to save European monetary unity and stem new turbulence in foreign exchange markets, spurred a new surge in selling of U.S. dollars, whose value fell to a new low in Frankfurt.

30 years ago
1983


Died on this date
Joe Delaney, 24
. U.S. football player. Mr. Delaney was a running back with the Kansas City Chiefs who rushed for 1,121 yards in his rookie season of 1981. He died in his home town of Monroe, Louisiana attempting to save three boys who were drowning.

Edmontonia
Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales began a visit to Edmonton. About 50,000 people crowded into Sir Winston Churchill Square for the royal couple's downtown walkabout. This blogger was able to get to the front of the crowd to shake hands with Prince Charles and take a close-up photo of Diana.

World events
Guatemalan President Efrain Rios Montt suspended civil liberties, a day after a former junta member had declared his intention to overthrow the government.

Law
The U.S. Supreme Court decided 5-4 to uphold a Minnesota law granting tuition tax credits to parents of students in private and parochial schools, ruling that the law did not violate the constitutional ban on government establishment of religion.

Football
CFL
Pre-season
Hamilton (2-2) 40 @ Ottawa (1-3) 47
Edmonton (1-3) 31 @ Calgary (3-1) 32

25 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Only One Woman--Alien (5th week at #1)

Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that the index of leading economic indicators had declined 0.1% in May.

Football
CFL
Pre-season
Winnipeg (1-0) 30 @ Ottawa (0-1) 25

20 years ago
1993


Television
The U.S.A.'s four major commercial newtorks agreed to post warnings on violent content in programs in a move to avert a federally-imposed ratings system.

Football
CFL
Pre-season
Hamilton (2-0) 39 @ Toronto (0-2) 25 (OT)

10 years ago
2003


Died on this date
Katharine Hepburn, 96
. U.S. actress. One of the most famous actresses in history, Miss Hepburn won the Academy Award for Best Actress for Morning Glory (1933); Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967); The Lion in Winter (1968); and On Golden Pond (1981).

War
In an attempt to end a series of deadly attacks on U.S. and U.K. troops, American troops carried out about 20 raids in the Tigris River valley in Iraq.

Palestinian terrorist groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad announced a cease-fire on Israeli targets for three months. The group al-Fatah announced a six-month truce.

Friday, 28 June 2013

June 28, 2013

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, James Remnant!

400 years ago
1613


War
Captain Samuel Argall came up the coast from Boston to attack the French settlements at Annapolis, Nova Scotia.

200 years ago
1813


Died on this date
Gerhard von Scharnhorst, 57
. Prussian general. General Scharnhorst was known for his leadership in the Napoleonic Wars. He died of the results of a foot wound received in battle on May 2, 1813.

175 years ago
1838


Britannica
Queen Victoria was crowned at Westminster Abbey in London.

Politics and government
Canadian Governor General Lord Durham banished eight Patriote leaders to Bermuda without trial, including Dr. Wolfred Nelson. He proclaimed an amnesty for 107 jailed rebels (released on bail of $5,000-20,000), but not for the 16 patriotes still in the United States (including George-Etienne Cartier), and the ten accused of the murder of George Weir.

100 years ago
1913


Died on this date
Manuel Ferraz de Campos Sales, 72
. 4th President of Brazil, 1898-1902. Mr. Ferraz de Campos Sales succeeded Prudente José de Morais Barros as President, and was succeeded in turn by Francisco de Paula Rodrigues Alves.

50 years ago
1963


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Welcome to My World--Jim Reeves (3rd week at #1)

Space
The United States launched Research Satellite for Geophysics.

40 years ago
1973


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Rubber Bullets--10 C.C.

Died on this date
Mohamed Boudia, 41
. Algerian terrorist. Mr. Boudia, who had participated in the Algerian War before fleeing to Paris in 1965, was a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). He was assassinated by an Israeli hit squad as part of Operation Wrath of God in reprisal for his role in the massacre of 11 members of the Israeli Olympic team at the Summer Olympic games in Munich in September 1972.

Politics and government
The first elections were held for the Northern Ireland Assembly. Parties supporting the British White Paper's proposal for power-sharing between Protestants and Roman Catholics won a majority of seats in the 78-member body.

The New Democratic Party government of Premier Ed Schreyer retained power in the Manitoba provincial election, winning a five-seat majority.

30 years ago
1983


Law
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to strike down a life sentence imposed in South Dakota against a repeat offender who had passed a bad cheque for $100.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that interstate natural gas pipeline companies could charge the same rates for their gas as those charged by independent producers.

Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that the U.S. trade deficit had risen to $6.91 billion in May, the highest monthly figure ever. President Ronald Reagan said that his administration was raising its forecast of economic growth for the final quarter of 1983 from 4.7%-5.5%.

Disasters
Three people were killed in the partial collapse of Connecticut's busy I-95 Mianus River Bridge.

Football
CFL
Pre-season
Toronto (3-1) 25 @ Montreal (2-2) 24

25 years ago
1988


Politics and government
In a keynote address on the opening day of the 19th All-Union Conference of the Soviet Communist Party--and the first such conference since 1941--Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev proposed to create a central government headed by a strong president who would be chosen by a 2,250-member Congress of People's Deputies, representative of the Soviet people. He called for a limit of two five-year terms for party leaders; multi-candidate elections; a commission to combat corruption; a review of the Soviet constitution; more authority for local legislatures over local matters; and a ban on interference in the management of economic affairs by party organizations. Mr. Gorbachev supported freedom of conscience in religion, and he condemned the "cult of personality" under Josef Stalin and the "period of stagnation" under Leonid Brezhnev. He also warned that the government's budget deficit was growing.

The legislatures of British Columbia and Ontario ratified the Meech Lake constitutional accord.

Crime
U.S. attorney Rudolph Giuliani filed a suit in New York under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations law on behalf of the U.S. Justice Department, asking a federal court to remove the leaders of the Teamsters Union and appoint a trustee to run it. Mr. Giuliani said that his goal was "to take back the Teamsters from the Mafia," and said that organized crime had deprived union members of their rights through 20 murders as well as through shootings, bombings, beatings, extortion, and theft. Mr. Giuliani noted that four of the last five teamsters presidents had been indicted while in office and three had been imprisoned.

Law
The Canadian Parliament passed a law banning tobacco advertising, with some exceptions.

Football
CFL
Pre-season
Calgary (1-0) 39 @ British Columbia (0-1) 27

20 years ago
1993


War
The United States launched missiles against an Iraqi intelligence centre in Baghdad in reprisal for an attempt to assassinate former U.S. President George Bush during a visit to Kuwait in April.

10 years ago
2003


Football
CFL
British Columbia (0-2) 30 @ Saskatchewan (2-0) 32

Thursday, 27 June 2013

June 27, 2013

270 years ago
1743


War
In Bavaria, King George II became the last British monarch to personally lead troops into battle, in the Battle of Dettingen in the War of the Austrian Succession.

175 years ago
1838


Born on this date
Paul Mauser
. German weapon designer. Mr. Mauser and his brother Wilhelm were among the world's most successful designers of rifles, beginning with the Mauser Model 1871. Paul Mauser died on May 29, 1914 at the age of 75.

100 years ago
1913


Born on this date
Elton Britt
. U.S. musician. Mr. Britt, born James Elton Baker, was a country music singer and songwriter whose main period of popularity was 1945-1950. He died on June 22, 1972, five days before his 59th birthday.

Willie Mosconi. U.S. billiards player. Mr. Mosconi won the World Straight Pool Championship 15 times in the 17 years from 1941-1957. His world record run of 526 straight balls, set in Springfield Ohio on March 19-20, 1954, may never be equalled. Mr. Mosconi died on September 17, 1993 at the age of 80.

90 years ago
1923


Aviation
Captain Lowell H. Smith and Lieutenant John P. Richter performed the first ever aerial refuelling in a DH-4B biplane.

60 years ago
1953


Hit Parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Till I Waltz Again with You--Teresa Brewer (5th week at #1)

#1 singles in the U.S.A. (Billboard): The Song from Moulin Rouge (Where is Your Heart)--Percy Faith and his Orchestra (Best seller--7th week at #1; Disc Jockey--7th week at #1; Jukebox--6th week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 The Song from Moulin Rouge (Where is Your Heart)--Percy Faith and his Orchestra (8th week at #1)
--[Mantovani and his Orchestra]
2 April in Portugal--Les Baxter and his Orchestra
--[Ralph Marterie and his "Down Beat" Orchestra]
--[Vic Damone]
3 I'm Walking Behind You--Eddie Fisher
4 Ruby--Richard Hayman and his Orchestra
--[Les Baxter and his Orchestra]
5 Terry's Theme from "Limelight"--Frank Chacksfield and his Orchestra
6 Say You're Mine Again--Perry Como
7 I Believe--Frankie Laine
8 Anna--Silvana Mangano
9 No Other Love--Perry Como
10 Allez-Vous-En--Kay Starr

Singles entering the chart were Love Me, Love Me by Bobby Wayne (#25); Gambler's Guitar by Jim Lowe (#36); She Loves Me by Don Cornell (#40); and Frenesi by Eydie Gorme (#44).

Literature
The June 27 issue of Collier's magazine contained the short story The Adventure of Foulkes Rath by Adrian Conan Doyle, the seventh in a series known as The Exploits of Sherlock Holmes.

50 years ago
1963


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): I Like It--Gerry and the Pacemakers (2nd week at #1)

Diplomacy
U.S. President John F. Kennedy visited his ancestral homeland in County Wexford, Ireland.

40 years ago
1973


World events
Uruguayan President Juan María Bordaberry ended 40 years of constitutional rule and abolished the Congress, saying it would be replaced by a Council of State which would oversee the president's duties and do the work of Congress. Military officials said the move had been necessitated by Congress's efforts to block the armed forces' campaign to end left-wing subversion. The Communist-controlled National Workers' Confederation called for a general strike and ordered the occupation of factories.

Politics and government
The United States Senate voted 96-0 in favour of President Richard Nixon's nominee, Clarence Kelley, as new permanent director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Mr. Kelley, a former police chief of Kansas City, Missouri, had been with the FBI for 21 years.

Law
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Appeals Court in Philadelphia overturned 6 of 7 convictions of Rev. Philip Berrigan and Sister Elizabeth McAlister for smuggling letters into and out of a federal prison. Six of the 1972 convictions were overturned because the letters were carried by a Lewisburg Prison inmate who was a government informer.

Football
CFL
Pre-season
CFL All-Stars 22 @ Hamilton (0-1) 11

Jim Young of the British Columbia Lions and Peter Dalla Riva of the Montreal Alouettes scored touchdowns as the All-Stars beat the defending Grey Cup champion Tiger-Cats before 24,765 fans at Ivor Wynne Stadium. Mr. Dalla Riva was named the game's Most Valuable Player. Tony Gabriel scored the lone Hamilton touchdown.

Baseball
18-year-old David Clyde, the first player selected in the recent amateur draft, made his major league debut on the mound for the Texas Rangers, before almost 36,000 fans at Arlington Stadium in the franchise's first home sellout since moving from Washington prior to the 1972 season. Mr. Clyde walked 7 batters and threw 112 pitches, but left after 5 innings with a 4-2 lead over the Minnesota Twins, and Bill Gogolewski preserved a 4-3 win for Mr. Clyde and the Rangers. Jim Kaat took the loss for the Twins.

30 years ago
1983


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Total Eclipse of the Heart--Bonnie Tyler (5th week at #1)

25 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Australian Music Report): What a Wonderful World--Louis Armstrong (2nd week at #1)

Diplomacy
In Ottawa, Canadian External Affairs Minister Joe Clark met Soviet ambassador Alexei Rodionov to ease confrontation over the recent expulsion of 9 Soviet diplomats accused of spying, and barring 10 from returning to Canada. Mr. Clark called for a freeze on additional expulsions.

Disasters
At Gare de Lyon in Paris, a train collided with a stationary train, killing 56 people.

Boxing
Mike Tyson (35-0) knocked out Michael Spinks (31-1) at 1:31 of the 1st round of their bout for the unified (World Boxing Association, World Boxing Council, International Boxing Federation) world heavyweight title at Convention Hall in Atlantic City. The knockout was the fourth quickest in heavyweight championship history. It was the last fight for Mr. Spinks.

20 years ago
1993


Hit parade
#1 single in Austria (Ö3): What is Love--Haddaway (8th week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: What is Love--Haddaway (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): What is Love--Haddaway

#1 single in the U.K.: Dreams--Gabrielle (2nd week at #1)

10 years ago
2003


World events
Israeli troops began leaving parts of the Gaza Strip as part of a pullout agreement. Palestinians were to assume a security role there and work to intercept attacks by Islamic terrorists. These were the first coordinated steps in the "road map" peace process.

Communications
The U.S. do-not-call registry, formed to combat unwanted telemarketing calls and administered by the Federal Trade Commission, enrolled almost 750,000 phone numbers on its first day.

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (2-0) 34 @ Ottawa (1-1) 32

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

June 26, 2013

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Olga!

1,650 years ago
363


Died on this date
Julian, 31 or 32
. Roman Emperor, 361-363. Julian the Apostate, who acquired his nickname from his desire to repudiate Christianity and return Rome to its pagan roots, succeeded Constantius II as emperor. Julian died as a result of being mortally wounded in battle against the Sassanid Empire. General Jovian was proclaimed his successor by troops on the battlefield.

290 years ago
1723


War
After a siege and bombardment by cannon, the Azerbaijanian city of Baku surrendered to the Russians.

170 years ago
1843


Britannica
Hong Kong was proclaimed a British crown colony.

75 years ago
1938


Died on this date
James Weldon Johnson, 67
. U.S. writer and civil rights activist. Mr. Johnson was a major figure in the "Harlem Renaissance"-- a novelist, poet, songwriter, lawyer, and diplomat. He was involved with the National Assocation for the Advancement of Colored People from 1916 through the 1930s.

70 years ago
1943


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Taking a Chance on Love--Benny Goodman and his Orchestra (3rd week at #1)

Died on this date
Karl Landsteiner, 75
. Austria-Hungarian born U.S. biologist and physician. Dr. Landsteiner won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1930 "for his discovery of human blood groups." He also helped to discover the polio virus.

60 years ago
1953


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): I'm Walking Behind You--Eddie Fisher

World events
Lavrentiy Beria, head of MVD (the Soviet Ministry of Internal Affairs), was arrested by Nikita Khrushchev and other members of the Politburo.

50 years ago
1963


Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Beth Stover!

Music
Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas were at Abbey Road studios in London to record the songs Bad to Me and I Call Your Name, both written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

Diplomacy
U.S. President John F. Kennedy delivered his "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech to an audience of 120,000 in West Berlin.

40 years ago
1973


Hit parade
#1 single in Switzerland: Goodbye, My Love, Goodbye--Demis Roussos (3rd week at #1)

Disasters
At Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia, 9 people were killed in an explosion of a Cosmos 3-M rocket.

At least 9 died and 31 were missing when an Indian merchantman-passenger vessel capsized and sank off Cape Guardafui in the Indian Ocean.

At least 20 drowned when a Philippine inter-island passenger ship sank about 12 miles south of Cebu.

30 years ago
1983


Hit parade
#1 single in Switzerland: Juliet--Robin Gibb (2nd week at #1)

Football
CFL
Pre-season
Winnipeg (0-4) 10 @ Saskatchewan (2-1) 33

25 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in Switzerland: Im Nin'Alu--Ofra Haza

20 years ago
1993


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): Informer--Snow (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): What is Love--Haddaway (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Five Live (EP)--George Michael and Queen with Lisa Stansfield

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): Ain't Nothing to It--Def Dames Dope

#1 single in France (SNEP): Your Latest Trick--Dire Straits (5th week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): (I Can't Help) Falling in Love with You--UB40

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): That's the Way Love Goes--Janet Jackson (7th week at #1)

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 That's the Way Love Goes--Janet Jackson (6th week at #1)
2 Have I Told You Lately--Rod Stewart
3 Weak--SWV
4 Knockin' Da Boots--H-Town
5 Come Undone--Duran Duran
6 Freak Me--Silk
7 Show Me Love--Robin S
8 Bad Boys--Inner Circle
9 Dre Day--Dr. Dre
10 I'll Never Get Over You (Getting Over Me)--Exposé

Singles entering the chart were Run to You by Whitney Houston (#44); One Last Cry by Brian McKnight (#46); Girl U for Me by Silk (#77); Plush by Stone Temple Pilots (#81); Almost Unreal by Roxette (#88); and Dur Dur d'être Bébé! by Jordy (#92).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 That's the Way Love Goes--Janet Jackson (4th week at #1)
2 Come Undone--Duran Duran
3 Have I Told You Lately--Rod Stewart
4 Fields of Gold--Sting
5 I Don't Wanna Fight--Tina Turner
6 In These Arms--Bon Jovi
7 Hero--David Crosby and Phil Collins
8 Can't Do a Thing (To Stop Me)--Chris Isaak
9 Love Don't Live Here Anymore--Sven Gali
10 Regret--New Order

Singles entering the chart included Runaway Train by Soul Asylum (#55); Eat the Rich by Aerosmith (#65); The Return of Pan by the Waterboys (#78); Calling My Personal Angel by Paul Janz (#81); Sonny Say You Will by Alannah Myles (#86); and Special Kind of Love by Dina Carroll (#92).

Died on this date
Roy Campanella, 71
. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Campanella was a catcher who played in the Negro National League from 1937-1945 and in the Mexican League in 1942-1943. Signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1946, he played for the Dodgers from 1948-1957, batting .276 with 242 home runs and 856 runs batted in in 1,215 games. Mr. Campanella was the National League's Most Valuable Player in 1951, 1953, and 1955. The Dodgers won 5 NL pennants during the time that Mr. Campanella was with them, and won the World Series in 1955. Mr. Campanella was paralyzed from the shoulders down in a car accident in January 1958, but he remained with the Dodgers (who moved to Los Angeles in 1958) in several capacities. Mr. Campanella was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1969 and the Mexican Professional Baseball Hall of Fame in 1971.

Football
The Canadian Football Hall of Fame added builder Sam Berger and players Peter Dalla Riva, Herman Harrison, and Whit Tucker.

CFL
Pre-season
British Columbia (0-1) 20 @ Sacramento (2-0) 39

The Gold Miners' win over the Lions at Hornet Field was the first Canadian Football League game ever played in Sacramento.

10 years ago
2003


Died on this date
Strom Thurmond, 100
. U.S. politician. Mr. Thurmond was Governor of South Carolina from 1947-1951 and then represented South Carolina in the United States Senate from 1954-1956 and 1956-2003. Originally a Democrat, he switched to the Republican Party after 1964. Mr. Thurmond was the 1948 U.S. presidential candidate of the States Rights Democratic Party, popularly known as "Dixiecrats," a southern wing that had split with the national party over the issue of civil rights. Mr. Thurmond received 39 electoral votes. A longtime opponent of civil rights legislation, Mr. Thurmond fathered an illegitimate daughter at the age of 22 by his family's 16-year-old Negro maid, and paid for her education. This part of Mr. Thurmond's history wasn't revealed until six months after his death. Mr. Thurmond was the first active Senator to reach the age of 100.

Denis Thatcher, 88. U.K. industrialist. Sir Denis was a millionaire from his ownership of the family business, a paint company called Atlas Preservatives. He was best known as the husband of Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister from 1979-1990.

Marc-Vivien Foé, 28. Cameroonian football player. Mr. Foé was a midfielder who played professionally in both France and England. While playing for Cameroon's national team in the semi-final of the Confederations Cup in Lyon, France, Mr. Foé collapsed on the field, and efforts to revive him were unsuccessful. His death was attributed to a hereditary heart condition.

Abominations
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in Lawrence v. Texas to overturn a Texas state law that forbade sodomy between persons of the same sex, although not persons of oppostie sexes. The ruling had the effect of invalidating similar laws in Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma, and anti-sodomy laws applying to both same-sex and opposite-sex partners in nine other states. The ruling overturned the Supreme Court's 1986 decision in Bowers v. Hardwick that upheld a Georgia law against sodomy.

Terrorism
Saudi officials announced the arrest of Ali Abd al-Rahman al-Faqasi al-Ghamdi, aka Abu Bakr al-Azdi, suspected of overseeing bombings in Riyadh in May that had killed 34 people. Mr. Ghamdi was believed to be a senior figure in the al-Qaeda organization.

Football
CFL
Calgary (0-2) 24 @ Edmonton (1-1) 34

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

June 25, 2013

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Gail McGonigal!

1,760 years ago
253


Died on this date
Cornelius
. Bishop of Rome, 251-253. Cornelius was exiled to Centumcellae, Italy in 252 as a result of anti-Christian persecution under Roman Emperor Trebonianus Gallus. Cornelius was reported to have died either as a result of the hardships of banishment, or from beheading.

225 years ago
1788


Americana
Virginia entered the Union as the 10th state.

160 years ago
1853


Exploration
John Rae left York Factory in what is now Manitoba to survey the west coast of Boothia Peninsula between Castor and Pollux River and Bellot Strait.

90 years ago
1923


Politics and government
George Howard Ferguson led the Conservatives to power in the Ontario provincial election.

70 years ago
1943


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

60 years ago
1953


Crime
A British jury sentenced John Reginald Christie to death for murdering his wife and then hiding her body under the floorboards of their Notting Hill home in London.

50 years ago
1963


Health
The Alberta government of Premier Ernest Manning began a voluntary medical care program.

40 years ago
1973


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree--Dawn featuring Tony Orlando (6th week at #1)

#1 single in France: La maladie d'amour--Michel Sardou (4th week at #1)

Canadiana
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip began a 10-day visit to Canada.

Diplomacy
Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev concluded his nine-day visit to the United States. A joint communique issued with U.S. President Richard Nixon called their talks a "further milestone," but also indicated that areas of difference, such as the Middle East, still remained, while disclosing that East-West talks on armed forces reductions in central Europe would begin on October 30.

Scandal
Former presidential counsel John Dean read a six-hour statement to the United States Senate Select Committee on Presidential Activities which included allegations that President Richard Nixon had participated for the last eight months in the cover-up surrounding the June 1972 break-in at the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C.

30 years ago
1983


Hit parade
#1 single in France: L'Italiano--Toto Cutugno (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Stars on 45 Proudly Presents The Star Sisters--The Star Sisters

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Every Breath You Take--The Police (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: Every Breath You Take--The Police (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Flashdance...What a Feeling--Irene Cara (5th week at #1)

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Flashdance...What a Feeling--Irene Cara (5th week at #1)
2 Let's Dance--David Bowie
3 Time (Clock of the Heart)--Culture Club
4 Electric Avenue--Eddy Grant
5 Beat It--Michael Jackson
6 Every Breath You Take--The Police
7 Always Something There to Remind Me--Naked Eyes
8 She Blinded Me with Science--Thomas Dolby
9 She's a Beauty--The Tubes
10 Affair of the Heart--Rick Springfield

Singles entering the chart were Rock 'N' Roll is King by Electric Light Orchestra (#64); Pieces of Ice by Diana Ross (#79); The Border by America (#80); Puttin' on the Ritz by Taco (#83); War Games by Crosby, Stills & Nash (#85); The Safety Dance by Men Without Hats (#86); It's Inevitable by Charlie (#87); Shy Boy by Bananarama (#89); Fade Away by Loz Netto (#90); and Johnny B. Goode by Peter Tosh (#96).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Electric Avenue--Eddy Grant
2 Every Breath You Take--The Police
3 Flashdance...What a Feeling--Irene Cara
4 Puttin' on the Ritz--Taco
5 Let's Dance--David Bowie
6 Time (Clock of the Heart)--Culture Club
7 Beat It--Michael Jackson
8 White Wedding--Billy Idol
9 Sign of the Times--Mens Room
10 Overkill--Men at Work

Singles entering the chart were Baby Jane by Rod Stewart (#39); We Two by Little River Band (#41); Girls Night Out by Toronto (#45); It's a Mistake by Men at Work (#46); and Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) by Eurythmics (#49).

Died on this date
Alberto Ginastera, 67
. Argentine composer. Mr. Ginastera was one of South America's most important composers. He wrote pieces for piano and organ, film scores, three operas, and two ballets.

Protest
As U.S. Vice-President George Bush visited West Germany, his motorcade was pelted with rocks thrown by protesters opposing the deployment of U.S. missiles in Europe. Up to 20,000 people demonstrated peacefully outside his hotel.

25 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): The Flame--Cheap Trick (4th week at #1)

#1 single in France (SNEP): N'importe quoi--Florent Pagny (8th week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Gimme Five--Jovanotti (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You--Glenn Medeiros (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): The Boys in Green--Republic of Ireland Soccer Squad (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: I Owe You Nothing--Bros

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Foolish Beat--Debbie Gibson

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Foolish Beat--Debbie Gibson
2 Together Forever--Rick Astley
3 Dirty Diana--Michael Jackson
4 Make it Real--The Jets
5 One More Try--George Michael
6 The Valley Road--Bruce Hornsby and the Range
7 The Flame--Cheap Trick
8 Circle in the Sand--Belinda Carlisle
9 Alphabet St.--Prince
10 Mercedes Boy--Pebbles

Singles entering the chart were I Hate Myself for Loving You by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts (#81); Boom! There She Was by Scritti Politti featuring Roger (#82); Here with Me by REO Speedwagon (#84); Joy by Teddy Pendergrass (#86); Knocked Out by Paula Abdul (#87); Please Don't Go Girl by New Kids on the Block (#88); and Sweet Child o' Mine by Guns 'N' Roses (#89). If I'm not mistaken, the last three new entries marked the first chart entries for all three artists.

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Together Forever--Rick Astley
2 Beds are Burning--Midnight Oil
3 One More Try--George Michael
4 Pink Cadillac--Natalie Cole
5 The Valley Road--Bruce Hornsby and the Range
6 Everything Your Heart Desires--Daryl Hall John Oates
7 Circle in the Sand--Belinda Carlisle
8 Dirty Diana--Michael Jackson
9 Foolish Beat--Debbie Gibson
10 Breakaway--Big Pig

Singles entering the chart were Sign Your Name by Terence Trent D'Arby (#72); Fast Car by Tracy Chapman (#77); Something to Live For by Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts (#81); Time and Place by Andrew Cash (#87); Hands to Heaven by Breathe (#89); Go Ahead 'N' Love Me by the Jitters (#93); and Love Changes (Everything) by Climie Fisher (#96).

Died on this date
Jimmy Soul, 45
. U.S. singer. Mr. Soul, born James McCleese, was known for his single If You Wanna Be Happy, which reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the last two weeks of May 1963. He died of a heart attack.

War
Iraq recaptured its Majnoon oil fields north of Basra from Iran.

20 years ago
1993


Hit parade
#1 single in Germany (Media Control): Mr. Vain--Culture Beat (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): (I Can't Help) Falling in Love With You--UB40 (3rd week at #1)

On television tonight
After 11 years, Late Night with David Letterman broadcast its last program on NBC, as Mr. Letterman was preparing to begin a similar show on CBS. Larry "Bud" Melman was among the guests.

Politics and government
Kim Campbell was sworn in as Canada's 19th Prime Minister, with a 24-member cabinet. Canada's first female Prime Minister named Jean Charest, her chief rival in the recent contest for the leadership of the federal Progressive Conservative Party, as Deputy Prime Minister. Governor General Ray Hnatyshyn administered the oaths.

Law
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that employees alleging discrimination on the part of employers must prove that discrimination was the real reason for the employer's action.

Football
CFL
Pre-season
Ottawa (1-1) 15 @ Hamilton (1-0) 19
Winnipeg (1-1) 40 @ Saskatchewan (0-2) 17
Calgary (2-0) 22 @ Edmonton (0-1) 8

The Eskimos' loss to the Stampeders at Commonwealth Stadium was the only appearance for John Cutler in an Edmonton uniform. Like his father Dave, whose Hall of Fame career as an Eskimo lasted from 1969-1984, John was a kicker who wore #26 and used a straight-on kicking style. Edmonton defensive back David Shelton, who had missed the entire 1992 season after breaking a leg in the second pre-season game, broke the same leg again, ending his career.

10 years ago
2003


Died on this date
Lester Maddox, 87
. U.S. politician. Mr. Maddox, a Democrat, was Governor of Georgia from 1967-1971 and Lieutenant-Governor of Georgia from 1971-1975. Elected as a promoter of racial segregation, he instituted some integrationist measures while in office.

World events
U.S. officials allowed thousands of refugees from the civil war in Liberia to enter the U.S. diplomatic compound in Monrovia, but shells from attacking rebel forces exploded in the compound, causing injuries.

Economics and finance
The U.S. Federal Reserve Board lowered the overnight loan rate between banks to 1.0%, its lowest rate since 1958.

Monday, 24 June 2013

June 24, 2013

200 years ago
1813


Born on this date
Henry Ward Beecher
. U.S. clergyman. Mr. Beecher, a Congregationalist minister, was one of the most famous American clergymen of the 19th century. He was a prominent social reformer, supporting the abolition of slavery, women's suffrage, temperance, and Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. Mr. Beecher was very popular with women, and was often accused of having extramarital affairs. In 1875 he was tried on a civil charge of adultery, accused of having an affair with Elizabeth Tilton, the wife of a friend of his. The trial ended in a hung jury. Mr. Beecher died on March 8, 1887 at the age of 73. Readers of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories will remember that Dr. Watson kept an unframed portrait of Mr. Beecher.

War
In the War of 1812, a force of 440 British Iroquois attacked and harassed Colonel Charles Boerstler and 570 American soldiers as they moved through wooded country to attack the British outpost at Beaver Dams, Upper Canada. Lieutenant James FitzGibbon, the British commander, had already been already warned of their approach by the Iroquois and Laura Secord. To escape being massacred, Col. Boerstler surrendered with 462 men to Lt. FitzGibbon and his 50 British regulars. The Americans were forced back across the Niagara River in this Iroquois victory in defense of Canada.

100 years ago
1913


Diplomacy
Greece and Serbia annulled their alliance with Bulgaria.

75 years ago
1938


Space
Pieces of a meteor, estimated to have weighed 450 metric tons when it hit the Earth's atmosphere and exploded, landed near Chicora, Pennsylvania.

70 years ago
1943


Music
Ralph Vaughan Williams conducted the premiere performance of his Symphony No. 5 in a Promenade Concert at Royal Albert Hall in London.

60 years ago
1953


On the radio
I Was a Communist for the FBI, starring Dana Andrews
Tonight’s episode: Tour of Duty

50 years ago
1963


World events
The United Kingdom granted Zanzibar internal self-government.

Edmontonia
Edmonton's city council approved a $1.9-million downtown civic centre and farmers' market.

Boxing
Leotis Martin (8-0) won a 6-round decision over Johnny Alford (15-9-3) in a heavyweight bout at Convention Hall in Philadelphia.

40 years ago
1973


Diplomacy
U.S. President Richard Nixon and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev signed an agreement in Washington setting forth a "modest expansion" of air passenger service by Pan American Airlines and Aeroflot. Washington and Leningrad were to become points of entry and departure, and beginning in April 1974, both airlines would schedule three round-trip flights per week. In the first televised address of a Soviet leader to the American people, Mr. Brezhnev suggested the possibility of another summit before the end of the year.

Disasters
29 people were killed and at least 15 injured when a flash fire, attributed to arson, swept through a bar in the French Quarter of New Orleans.

30 years ago
1983


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Beat It--Michael Jackson (5th week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Juliet--Robin Gibb (4th week at #1)

At the movies
Twilight Zone: The Movie opened in theatres in North America.

Died on this date
Stephen Clark, 10
. Canadian accident victim. Master Clark was playing with friends in the Edmonton area of Mill Woods when a late-afternoon thunderstorm hit so quickly and so hard that a manhole cover popped off, and he was sucked down the manhole and drowned.

Space
U.S. space shuttle mission STS-7 ended after six days when Challenger landed at Edwards Air Force Base, California, rather than Cape Canaveral, Florida as planned, because of weather.

Diplomacy
U.S. Vice-President George Bush began a two-week trip to Europe.

Law
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8-0 in favour of prohibiting the United States Postal Service from preventing the dissemination of unsolicited advertisements for contraception.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the administration of President Ronald Reagan had been "arbitrary and capricious" in seeking to repeal a regulation requiring passive restraints in new cars.

Football
CFL
Pre-season
Ottawa (0-3) 15 @ Toronto (2-1) 31

25 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Blue Monday 88--New Order

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Im Nin'Alu--Ofra Haza (2nd week at #1)

20 years ago
1993


Terrorism
With the assistance of an informer wearing a wire, U.S. federal agents seized eight alleged Mulsim terrorists who were planning a campaign of bombings and political assassinations.

Science
The United States House of Representatives voted to halt support for the $11-billion supercollider proton-smasher in Texas.

10 years ago
2003


Diplomacy
At a meeting at Camp David, Maryland, U.S. President George W. Bush offered Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf a $3-billion package of military aid, but not the F-16 fighter planes that Mr. Musharraf specifically wanted.

Scandal
Canadian privacy commissioner George Radwanski resigned amid investigations by the federal Auditor General and a parliamentary committee into his food and travel spending. Mr. Radwanski and a female assistant spent $500,000 over two years for travel and meals, much of it enjoyed together.

Sunday, 23 June 2013

June 23, 2013

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Sherry Holden-Hernblad!

330 years ago
1683


Diplomacy
Pennsylvania Governor William Penn signed a friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape Indians.

300 years ago
1713


Canadiana
French residents of Acadia given one year to pledge allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia.

250 years ago
1763


Born on this date
Joséphine de Beauharnais
. Empress Consort of the French, 1804-1814; Queen Consort of Italy, 1805-1814. Born Marie Josèphe Rose Tascher de La Pagerie, Empress Josephine married Alexandre de Beauharnais, who was guillotined during the Reign of Terror after the French Revolution. She was the first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte from 1796-1810, when he divorced her because she was unable to provide him with children. Empress Josephine died of pneumonia on May 29, 1814 at the age of 50.

175 years ago
1838


War
In Pelham, Upper Canada, Niagara militia drove back James Morreau and the Hunter Patriots (Republican exiles and American sympathizers), ending the Short Hills Raid.

100 years ago
1913


Born on this date
William Rogers
. U.S. politician. Mr. Rogers was U.S. Attorney General under President Dwight Eisenhower from 1857-1961 and Secretary of Stae under President Richard Nixon from 1969-1973. He died on January 2, 2001 at the age of 87.

War
Greek forces defeated Bulgarian forces in the Battle of Dojran in the Second Balkan War, forcing the Bulgarians to retreat further north.

75 years ago
1938


Aviation
The Civil Aeronautics Act was signed into law, forming the Civil Aeronautics Authority in the United States.

70 years ago
1943


War
British destroyers HMS Eclipse and HMS Laforey sank the Italian submarine Ascianghi in the Mediterranean after she torpedoed the cruiser HMS Newfoundland.

Aviation
Trans-Canada Air Lines inaugurated a transatlantic service.

60 years ago
1953


On television tonight
Suspense, on CBS
Tonight's episode: The Signal Man, starring Boris Karloff and Alan Webb

40 years ago
1973


Hit parade
#1 single in the Netherlands (Veronica Top 40): We were All Wounded at Wounded Knee--Redbone (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: Rubber Bullets--10cc

Australia's top 10 (Go-Set)
1 Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree--Dawn featuring Tony Orlando (4th week at #1)
2 The Twelfth of Never--Donny Osmond
3 Daisy a Day--Jud Strunk
4 Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001)--Deodato
5 Get Down--Gilbert O'Sullivan
6 Part of the Union--The Strawbs
7 Don't Expect Me to Be Your Friend--Lobo
8 Goondiwindi Grey--Tex Morton
9 Daniel--Elton John
10 Heaven is My Woman's Love--Col Joye

Singles entering the chart were Venus by Jamie Redfern (#27); You Gave Me a Mountain/Steamroller Blues by Elvis Presley (#29); and You are the Sunshine of My Life by Stevie Wonder (#32).

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): My Love--Paul McCartney & Wings (4th week at #1)

U.S. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 My Love--Paul McCartney & Wings (4th week at #1)
2 Pillow Talk--Sylvia
3 Give Me Love--(Give Me Peace on Earth)--George Harrison
4 I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby--Barry White
5 Playground in My Mind--Clint Holmes
6 Will it Go Round in Circles--Billy Preston
7 Kodachrome--Paul Simon
8 Shambala--Three Dog Night
9 Daniel--Elton John
10 One of a Kind (Love Affair)--The Spinners

Singles entering the chart were Feelin' Stronger Every Day by Chicago (#71); Get Down by Gilbert O'Sullivan (#74); Delta Dawn by Helen Reddy (#87); I Believe in You (You Believe in Me) by Johnnie Taylor (#88); Are You Man Enough by the Four Tops (#89); If You Want Me to Stay by Sly and the Family Stone (#90); Top of the World by Lynn Anderson (#96); Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) by Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen (#98); Put it Where You Want It by Nino and April (#99); I was Checkin' Out She was Checkin' In by Don Covay (#100).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Playground in My Mind--Clint Holmes
2 My Love--Paul McCartney & Wings
3 Daisy a Day--Jud Strunk
4 Frankenstein--The Edgar Winter Group
5 Pillow Talk--Sylvia
6 I'm a Stranger Here--Five Man Electrical Band
7 Close Your Eyes--Edward Bear
8 The Farmer's Song--Murray McLauchlan
9 Daniel--Elton John
10 Long Train Running--The Doobie Brothers

Singles entering the chart were Get Down by Gilbert O'Sullivan (#82); My Merry-Go-Round by Johnny Nash (#84); Goodbye Mama by Dave Nicol (#95); Whole Lotta Your Love by Lee Hurst (#96); Cowgirl in the Sand by the Byrds (#97); Blue Feeling by Snakeye (#98); Uneasy Rider by the Charlie Daniels Band (#99); and Apalachicola by Keath Barrie (#100).

Calgary’s top 10
1 Daisy a Day--Jud Strunk
2 My Love--Paul McCartney & Wings
3 Playground in My Mind--Clint Holmes
4 Shambala--Three Dog Night
5 Pillow Talk--Sylvia
6 I'm Doin' Fine Now--New York City
7 I'm a Stranger Here--Five Man Electrical Band
8 Kodachrome--Paul Simon
9 Daniel--Elton John
10 Drift Away--Dobie Gray
Pick hit of the week: Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy--Bette Midler

30 years ago
1983


Diplomacy
Pope John Paul II concluded his trip to Poland with a private audience near Zakopane with Solidarity trade union movement leader Lech Walesa.

Law
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that a "legislative veto" was unconstitutional. The decision involved a Kenyan student who had overstayed his visa. The U.S. House of Representatives, acting under a provision of the 1952 immigration act, had vetoed a decision by the Immigration and Naturalization Service to allow him to remain in the United States. The court sided with the student. The court's ruling affected 200 laws, including the War Powers Resolution of 1973. The common feature of the affected laws was a provision that permitted one or both houses of Congress to reject actions by the president or an executive agency.

Football
CFL
Pre-season
Calgary (2-1) 19 @ British Columbia (3-0) 41

The Lions' win over the Stampeders was the first football game ever played at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver.

25 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Gimme Hope Jo’anna--Eddy Grant (3rd week at #1)

Football
CFL
Pre-season
CFL All-Stars 15 @ Edmonton (0-1) 4

Will Lewis of the Ottawa Rough Riders returned a punt 100 yards for the game's only touchdown early in the 1st quarter before an All-Star game record crowd of 27,573 at Commonwealth Stadium. Calgary Stampeders' receiver Larry Willis was named the game's Most Valuable Player. Jackie Parker, who had resigned as head coach of the Edmonton Eskimos after the second regular season game in 1987, came out of retirement to serve as head coach of the All-Stars. A steady rain fell throughout the entire 2nd half. This was the last CFL All-Star Game to date.

Weather
U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration scientist James Hansen told a U.S. Senate committee that the Earth had been warmer during the first five months of 1988 than at any time since records had been kept. He said that global temperatures had risen by half a Fahrenheit degree in the 100 years before 1880, by another degree from 1880-1950, and by more than half a degree since then. Dr. Hansen said, "It is time to stop waffling so much and say that the evidence that the greenhouse effect is here." He warned that an "increasing tendency" to droughts could be expected int eh future.

20 years ago
1993


Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): (I Can't Help) Falling in Love with You--UB40

#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Somebody Dance with Me--DJ Bobo (2nd week at #1)

10 years ago
2003


World events
Zahra Kazemi, a Montreal-based photojournalist with dual Iranian and Canadian citizenship, was arrested in Iran while taking pictures of protesters.

Law
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to uphold an affirmative action policy at the University of Michigan providing preference to minorities for admission to the law school, while ruling 6-3 to strike down an affirmative action program for the University of Michigan's undergraduate college which had provided preference to minorities according to a strict numerical formula. Under the undergraduate program, all Negro, Hispanic, and American Indian applicants were automatically awarded 20 points (on a scale of 150), which meant that almost all qualified minority members were admitted, while many qualified whites were not.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in U.S. v. American Library Association to uphold the Children's Internet Protection Act, which required federally-funded libraries to block obscene Internet computer network material on computers to which minors had access.

Saturday, 22 June 2013

June 22, 2013

420 years ago
1593


War
Croatian forces defeated Ottoman forces in the Battle of Sisak in central Croatia.

410 years ago
1603


Exploration
Samuel de Champlain landed at the site of modern-day Quebe, where he saw no sign of Jacques Cartier's Iroquois village of Stadacona, and named Montmorency Falls.

380 years ago
1633


World events
The Supreme Sacred Congregation of the Roman and Universal Inquisition in Rome forced Galileo Galilei to recant his view that the Sun, not the Earth, is the center of the Universe in the form he presented it.

200 years ago
1813


War
After learning of American plans for a surprise attack on Beaver Dams in Upper Canada, Laura Secord set out on a 30-kilometre journey on foot to warn Lieutenant James FitzGibbon.

120 years ago
1893


Disasters
The Royal Navy battleship HMS Camperdown accidentally rammed the British Mediterranean Fleet flagship HMS Victoria, which sank with the loss of 358 crew members, including the fleet's commander, Vice-Admiral Sir George Tryon.

90 years ago
1923


Society
Manitoba adopted government control of the sale of liquor, instead of prohibition.

80 years ago
1933


Died on this date
Henry Birkin, 35
. U.K. auto racing driver. Mr. Birkin and Woolf Barnato co-drove to victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1929. Mr. Birkin died six weeks after badly burning his arm on an exhaust pipe during the Tripoli Grand Prix; the wound reportedly turned septic, but Mr. Birkin's death was also attributed to a malaria attack.

75 years ago
1938


Boxing
Joe Louis (36-1) avenged his 1936 12-round knockout loss to Max Schmeling (52-8-4), retaining his world heavyweight title by knocking the former champion down 3 times and out in just 2 minutes and 4 seconds of the 1st round before about 80,000 fans at Yankee Stadium in New York. A PBS American Experience documentary titled The Fight (2005) is well worth watching.

50 years ago
1963


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Tamoure--Bill Justis (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in France: L'école est Finie--Sheila

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Cuore--Rita Pavone

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Schuld war nur der Bossa Nova--Manuela (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): I Like It--Gerry and the Pacemakers (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Sukiyaki--Kyu Sakamoto (2nd week at #1)

U.S. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Sukiyaki--Kyu Sakamoto (2nd week at #1)
2 It's My Party--Lesley Gore
3 You Can't Sit Down--The Dovells
4 Da Doo Ron Ron--The Crystals
5 Blue on Blue--Bobby Vinton
6 Hello Stranger--Barbara Lewis
7 Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer--Nat King Cole
8 I Love You Because--Al Martino
9 Easier Said than Done--The Essex
10 One Fine Day--The Chiffons

Singles entering the chart were Without Love (There is Nothing) (#70)/No One (#81) by Ray Charles; Hopeless by Andy Williams (#72); Fingertips - Part 2 by Little Stevie Wonder (#80); Abilene by George Hamilton IV (#82); Tender Years by Brook Benton (#89); Like the Big Guys Do by the Rocky Fellers (#90); Mockingbird by Inez Foxx (#91); Where Can You Go (For a Broken Heart) by George Maharis (#93); Brenda by the Cupids (#96); Hootenanny by the Glencoves (#97); Hello Jim by Paul Anka (#99); I'm Afraid to Go Home by Brian Hyland (#100); and The Ten Commandments of Love by James MacArthur (also #100). Tender Years was the B-side of My True Confession, charting at #64.

Calgary's top 10
1 Sukiyaki--Kyu Sakamoto
2 It's My Party--Lesley Gore
3 Six Days on the Road--Dave Dudley
4 Summer Holiday--Cliff Richard and the Shadows
5 Tamoure--Bill Justis
6 I Will Follow Him--Little Peggy March
7 Two Faces Have I--Lou Christie
8 Poor Little Rich Girl--Steve Lawrence
9 18 Yellow Roses--Bobby Darin
10 Happy Cowboy--Billy Vaughn and his Orchestra
Pick hit of the week: How Do You Do It--Gerry and the Pacemakers

Died on this date
Maria Tănase, 49
. Romanian singer. Miss Tănase was Romania's best-known folk singer from the 1930s until her death from cancer.

40 years ago
1973


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand: Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree--Dawn featuring Tony Orlando (4th week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Get Down--Gilbert O'Sullivan (7th week at #1)

Space
The Skylab 1 crew of Pete Conrad, Joe Kerwin, and Paul Weitz splashed down, ending a mission that had begun on May 25 with their liftoff from Cape Kennedy, Florida. The astronauts set a space endurance record of 28 days and 40 minutes, and accomplished virtually all of the mission's objectives.

Diplomacy
Continuing their meetings in Washington, U.S. President Richard Nixon and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev signed an agreement obliging the U.S.A. and U.S.S.R. to enter into immediate consultations if relations between them or between one of them and another country "appear to involve risk of nuclear conflict." The pact was immediately seen as a further restraint on any potential Soviet attack on China, a posibility openly feared by China.

30 years ago
1983


Space
The remote manipulator Canadarm, built by Spar Aerospace in Toronto, was used by the crew of U.S. space shuttle mission STS-7 to release and retrieve the SPAS-01 satellite. The 15.2-metre arm was capable of accurately maneuvering payloads of 30,000 kg in the weightlessness of space.

Defense
Queen Elizabeth II read a speech to Parliament written by British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher reaffirming support for U.S. initiatives on arms control and for the planned deployment of U.S. missiles in Europe.

Diplomacy
Pope John Paul II continued his trip to Poland with a visit to his home city of Krakow, where he had his second meeting within a week with General Wojciech Jaruzelski, leader of Poland's Communist regime.

Economics and finance
The United States Labor Department reported that the consumer price index had risen 0.5% in May.

Football
CFL
Pre-season
Montreal (2-1) 18 @ Hamilton (2-1) 25
Winnipeg (0-3) 16 @ Edmonton (1-2) 34

25 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Only One Woman--Alien (5th week at #1)

Died on this date
Dennis Day, 72
. U.S. singer and actor. Mr. Day, born Owen McNulty, was a member of the supporting cast of Jack Benny's radio and television programs from 1939-1965 except for 1944-1946, when Mr. Day was serving in the United States Navy. Mr. Day also hosted the radio show A Day in the Life of Dennis Day from 1946-1951.

Thursday, 20 June 2013

June 21, 2013

225 years ago
1788


Americana
New Hampshire entered the union as the 9th state, and thus put the United States Constitution into effect.

200 years ago
1813


War
a British, Portuguese and Spanish army under General the Marquess of Wellington broke the French army under Joseph Bonaparte and Marshal Jean-Baptiste Jourdan in the Battle of Vitoria in Spain, eventually leading to victory in the Peninsular War.

U.S. Colonel Charles Boerstler, moving to make a surprise attack on Lieutenant James Fitzgibbon's British outpost at Beaver Dams, halted at Queenston, Upper Canada for the night, billeting soldiers at the farm of Loyalist James Secord and his wife Laura.

125 years ago
1888


Baseball
George Van Haltren pitched a no-hitter as the Pittsburg Alleghenys edged the Chicago White Stockings 1-0 at West Side Park in Chicago in a game that was called after 6 innings.

50 years ago
1963


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Welcome to My World--Jim Reeves (2nd week at #1)

Religion
The Roman Catholic Church elected Cardinal Giovanni Battista Montini as Pope, taking the name Paul VI.

40 years ago
1973


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Daisy a Day--Danny Doyle (3rd week at #1)

Society
The United States Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in five obscenity cases that states would be able to ban books, magazines, plays, and motion pictures that were offensive to local standards, even though they may be acceptable elsewhere. Chief Justice Warren Burger, writing for the majority, said the printing or sales of works "which appeal to prurient interest in sex, which portray sexual conduct in a patently offensive way and which, taken as a whole, do not have serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value" could be punished by individual states. The definition of "prurient" would be based on the views of "the average person, applying contemporary community standards" rather than a national, hypothetical definition of obscenity. Mr. Burger also stated that each state would have to write explicit laws defining what would be considered obscene and open to punishment. Dissenting Justices William O. Douglas, William Brennan, Potter Stewart, and Thurgood Marshall criticized the guidelines as an impingement on free speech and press, and scored the vagueness of definitions based on local community standards.

30 years ago
1983


World events
Palestinian rebels, apparently aided by Syria, surrounded Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's main supply base in Lebanon's Bekka Valley.

Two American journalists died in Honduras near the border with Nicaragua.

25 years ago
1988


Diplomacy
The summit of the leaders of the world's seven leading industrialized nations concluded in Toronto with an agreement to set up a ministerial-level task force to fight international trafficking in drugs. Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, as host, and the other leaders paid tribute to U.S. President Ronald Reagan on the occasion of his last scheduled trip outside the United States as president.

The Canadian government of Prime Minister Brian Mulroney announced the expulsion of eight Soviet diplomats for industrial espionage.

Basketball
NBA Finals
Detroit 105 @ Los Angeles 108 (Los Angeles won best-of-seven series 4-3)

James Worthy scored 36 points and added 16 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Lakers to their second straight NBA championship before 17,505 fans at The Forum in Inglewood, California. It was the only triple-double in Mr. Worthy's career, and he was named the finals' Most Valuable Player.

20 years ago
1993


Law
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8-1 in favour of the policies of the administrations of former President George Bush and current President Bill Clinton of halting Haitian fugitives at sea and returning them without hearings on asylum status.

Football
CFL
Pre-season
Toronto (0-1) 25 @ Ottawa (1-0) 30

The Rough Riders' win over the Argonauts was the first game in Ottawa since Lansdowne Park had been renamed Frank Clair Stadium.

10 years ago
2003


Died on this date
Leon Uris, 78
. U.S. author. Mr. Uris was known for historical novels, resulting from extensive research. His novels included Battle Cry (1953); Exodus (1958); Mila 18 (1961); Topaz (1967); QB VII (1970); and Trinity (1976).

Roger Neilson, 69. Canadian hockey coach. Mr. Neilson coached the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey Association from 1966-1976 before entering the professional ranks with the Dallas Black Hawks of the Central Hockey League in 1976-77. He was head coach for 8 National Hockey League teams and exactly 1,000 regular season games from 1977-2002, compiling a record of 460 wins, 381 losses, and 159 ties. Mr. Neilson pioneered the use of videotape as a coaching aid, and acquired the nickname "Captain Video." During the 1984 playoffs he assisted the Edmonton Oilers as a video analyst; it was the only Stanley Cup championship team he was associated with. Mr. Neilson was known, especially in his days as a junior coach, for his knowledge of the rule book and his ability to exploit loopholes. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2002. Mr. Neilson died after a long battle with cancer.

Jason Moran, 35. Australian gangster. Mr. Moran was a leader in the Moran crime family in Melbourne, and was one of the city's leading drug dealers in the 1990s. After serving time in prison, being paroled, leaving the country and then returning, Mr. Moran and Pasquale Barbaro were shot to death by a lone gunman while returning to their car after watching Mr. Moran's children at a football clinic.

Literature
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, fifth in a series of novels by J.K. Rowling, appeared in bookstores for the first time.

Football
CFL
Montreal (2-0) 34 @ Edmonton (0-1) 16

June 20, 2013

150 years ago
1863


Americana
West Virginia entered the Union as the 35th state.

120 years ago
1893


Crime
Lizzie Borden was acquitted by a jury in New Bedford, Massachusetts of the murders of her parents in 1892.

70 years ago
1943


Society
The Detroit Race Riot of 1943 began on Belle Isle, Michigan. By the time violence between whites and Negroes ended two days later, 34 people were dead, 433 injured, and $2 million in property damagae had occurred.

60 years ago
1953


Hit Parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Till I Waltz Again with You--Teresa Brewer (4th week at #1)

#1 singles in the U.S.A. (Billboard): The Song from Moulin Rouge (Where is Your Heart)--Percy Faith and his Orchestra (Best seller--6th week at #1; Disc Jockey--6th week at #1; Jukebox--5th week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 The Song from Moulin Rouge (Where is Your Heart)--Percy Faith and his Orchestra (7th week at #1)
--[Mantovani and his Orchestra]
2 April in Portugal--Les Baxter and his Orchestra
--[Ralph Marterie and his "Down Beat" Orchestra]
--[Vic Damone]
3 I'm Walking Behind You--Eddie Fisher
4 Ruby--Richard Hayman and his Orchestra
--[Les Baxter and his Orchestra]
5 Say You're Mine Again--Perry Como
6 Terry's Theme from "Limelight"--Frank Chacksfield and his Orchestra
7 I Believe--Frankie Laine
--[Jane Froman]
8 Anna--Silvana Mangano
9 The Ho Ho Song--Red Buttons
10 Pretend--Nat "King" Cole

Singles entering the chart were No Other Love by Perry Como (#16); Vaya Con Dios (May God Be with You) by Les Paul and Mary Ford (#20); Return to Paradise (Parts 1 and 2) by Percy Faith and his Orchestra (#23); Let's Walk That-a-Way by Johnnie Ray and Doris Day (#31); Gigi by Les Baxter and his Orchestra (#32); and Thunder and Lightning by Georgia Gibbs (#36). Let's Walk That-a-Way was the B-side (or maybe the A-side) of Candy Lips, charting at #33.

Literature
The June 20 issue of Collier's magazine contained the short story The Adventure of the Wax Gamblers by Adrian Conan Doyle and John Dickson Carr, the sixth in a series known as The Exploits of Sherlock Holmes, and the last of the stories to have been co-written by Messrs. Doyle and Dickson Carr.

50 years ago
1963


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): I Like It--Gerry and the Pacemakers

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Dale Hein!

Diplomacy
The so-called "red telephone" was established between the Soviet Union and the United States following the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962.

40 years ago
1973


World events
After 18 years in exile, former dictator Juan Peron returned to Argentina. A series of shooting incidents left at least 13 dead and 400 wounded, forcing Mr. Peron to cancel an address to more than 1 million Argentinians who had gathered to welcome him. Mr. Peron delivered a televised address that night and apologized for the violence.

Diplomacy
U.S. President Richard Nixon and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev, meeting in washington, signed an accord to accelerate the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks and complete a new arms limitation treaty by the end of 1974.

Disasters
All 27 people aboard a Mexican DC-9 were killed when it crashed into a mountain peak and exploded near Puerto Vallarta.

30 years ago
1983


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Total Eclipse of the Heart--Bonnie Tyler (4th week at #1)

Politics and government
A Salvadoran commission said that it had finished a draft of a new constitution, but that land reform and the means of transition to an elected government were unresolved issues.

American Negro leaders meeting in Chicago approved the creation of a Negro coalition for the 1984 U.S. elections, and endorsed the idea of a Negro candidate for the Democratic party presidential nomination.

Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that personal income of Americans had risen 1.2% in May and consumer spending had increased 1.4%.

25 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Australian Music Report): What a Wonderful World--Louis Armstrong

World events
Lieutenant General Henri Namphy seized control of Haiti and declared himself president, while deposed President Leslie Manigat went into exile in the Dominican Republic.

Diplomacy
A communique issued by the summit of the world's seven leading industrial nations, meeting in Toronto, called for more East-West trade and a continuation of arms-reduction efforts. It also endorsed Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev's efforts at reform, and noted interest in East bloc countries at "ending their economic isolation."

Politics and government
Progressive Conservative candidate Lucien Bouchard won a federal byelection in the Quebec riding of Lac St.-Jean.

20 years ago
1993


Hit parade
#1 single in Austria (Ö3): What is Love--Haddaway (7th week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: What is Love--Haddaway (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): In Your Eyes--Niamh Kavanagh (5th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: Dreams--Gabrielle

Golf
Lee Janzen won the U.S. Open at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey with a tournament-record tying score of 272, 8 under par. Payne Stewart finished second, 2 strokes behind Mr. Janzen.

Basketball
NBA Finals
Chicago 99 @ Phoenix 98 (Chicago won best-of-seven series 4-2)

John Paxson's 3-point score with 3.9 seconds remaining in regulation time gave the Bulls to their third straight championship as they edged the Suns before 19,023 fans at America West Arena. Michael Jordan scored 33 points for Chicago, and all of the Bulls' points in the 4th quarter until Mr. Paxson's game-winning shot. Mr. Jordan averaged 41 points per game in the series and won the Bill Russell Award as the Most Valuable Player in the Finals.

10 years ago
2003


Education
The WikiMedia Foundation was founded in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Football
CFL
Ottawa (1-0) 27 @ Hamilton (0-1) 17
Winnipeg (1-0) 34 @ British Columbia (0-1) 27

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

June 19, 2013

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Michael Martin!

220 years ago
1793


Society
The Upper Canada Assembly passed an act prohibiting the importation of slaves into the colony; it was the first such law in the British Empire.

200 years ago
1813


War
Francis, Baron de Rottenburg was appointed to command British forces in Upper Canada, as Roger Hale Sheaffe was transferred to Montreal. Baron de Rottenburg was also appointed President of Council and administrator of Upper Canada, serving until December 13, 1813.

110 years ago
1903


Canadiana
Barr colonists incorporated Regina, Northwest Territories as a city.

100 years ago
1913


Edmontonia
The first Canadian Pacific Railway train crossed the recently-opened High Level Bridge from the north side of the North Saskatchewan River to the south side.

Law
The Natives Land Act, 1913, aimed at regulating the acquisiton of land in South Africa by "natives," i.e., blacks, was implemented.

75 years ago
1938


Protest
The 30-day sit-down occupations by unemployed men of the Vancouver Art Gallery and main Post Office in Vancouver, British Columbia were broken up by police, who used tear gas to clear the buildings. The Art Gallery was cleared in 15 minutes with no violence on either side, but at the Post Office, 39 people were injured, 22 were arrested, and damage to property totalled $30,000. Protest leader Steve Brodie, a Communist, was badly beaten by police, and it was Co-operative Commonwealth Federation politician Harold Winch who was credited with talking a mob of 10,000 out of storming the police station.

70 years ago
1943


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Taking a Chance on Love--Benny Goodman and his Orchestra (2nd week at #1)

60 years ago
1953


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): I Believe--Frankie Laine (9th week at #1)

Died on this date
Ethel Rosenberg, 37; Julius Rosenberg, 35
. U.S. traitors. Mr. and Mrs. Rosenberg (Julius, then Ethel) were executed in the electric chair at Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, New York, two years after being convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage in a time of war for passing information about U.S. development of the atomic bomb to the U.S.S.R. during World War II.

50 years ago
1963


Space
The Soviet missions Vostok 5 and Vostok 6 returned to Earth. Vostok 6, with Valentina Tereshkova aboard, landed in Russia at 8:20 universal time after three days in space; Vostok 5, with Valery Bykovsky aboard, landed in Kazakhstan at 11:06 universal time after a then-record five days in space. They were the last of the Vostok missions, and the last manned space flights for 16 months.

The U.S.A. launched the weather satellite Tiros 7, whose mission included photography of Earth's cloud cover and measurement of infrared in various spectral bands.

Football
The Canadian Football Hall of Fame added 6 builders and 13 players to the 1 builder (D. Wes Brown) and 2 players (Joe Breen and Brian Timmis) who had been named as the Hall's first members on November 29, 1962. The builders were Earl Grey, John De Gruchy, Seppi Dumoulin, Billy Foulds, Frank Hannibal, and Al Ritchie. The players were Harry Batstone, Ormond Beach, Lionel Conacher, Ernie Cox, Jack Jacobs, Eddie James, Fritz Hanson, Smirle Lawson, Pep Leadlay, Norm Perry, Ted Reeve, Jeff Russel, and Dave Sprague. Earl Grey, the Governor General of Canada who had donated the Grey Cup in 1909 for the championship of amateur football in Canada, was actually one of the 1962 honourees, but hadn't been publicly named because Hall officials hadn't been able to find any of his descendants to notify them in time for the announcement of the charter class in 1962.

40 years ago
1973


Hit parade
#1 single in Switzerland: Goodbye, My Love, Goodbye--Demis Roussos (2nd week at #1)

Space
Skylab 1 astronauts Pete Conrad and Paul Weitz performed a space walk, retrieving six canisters of exposed film and replacing them with fresh film for the Skylab 2 mission.

Diplomacy
U.S. President Richard Nixon and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev signed accords in Washington expanding cooperation in oceanography, transportation, and agricultural exchanges. Mr. Brezhnev pleaded with U.S. Congressional leaders not to let concerns over Jewish emigration from the U.S.S.R. stand in the way of cooperation in trade.

Crime
Albert Pass, former assistant to United Mine Workers' president Tony Boyle, was convicted on three counts of murder in the slayings of Mr. Boyle's rival Jock Yablonski and his wife and daughter, whose bodies were found in their home on January 5, 1970. Mr. Pass joined six others who had pleaded guilty or been convicted in the case, and was the highest-ranking union official to be convicted in the case to date. The special prosecutor hinted that at least one more arrest was forthcoming.

Boxing
Kuniaki Shibata (39-4-3) retained his WBA world super featherweight title with a 15-round unanimous decision over Victor Federico Echegaray (25-4-7) at Nihon University Auditorium in Tokyo.

Earnie Shavers (45-2) knocked out former WBA world heavyweight champion Jimmy Ellis (38-8) at 2:39 of the 1st round of their bout at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Hockey
WHA
Gordie Howe, who had retired in 1971 after 25 years with the Detroit Red Wings, came out of retirement to sign a 4-year, $1 million contract with the Houston Aeros. Joining Mr. Howe with the Aeros were his sons Mark and Marty.

30 years ago
1983


Hit parade
#1 single in Switzerland: Juliet--Robin Gibb

Space
The crew of U.S. space shuttle mission STS-7, aboard Challenger, released a communications satellite for the use of Southeast Asia.

Canadiana
B.C. Place Stadium opened in Vancouver. The 60,000-seat domed stadium cost $126 million to build. The first sports event held in the stadium was a Vancouver Whitecaps soccer game.

Track and field
Carl Lewis won the 100- and 200-meter dashes and the long jump at the United States outdoor track and field championships in Indianapolis.

25 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in Switzerland: Theme from S-Express--S-Express (3rd week at #1)

Diplomacy
The three-day summit of the world's seven leading industrial nations began in Toronto.

Basketball
NBA Finals
Detroit 102 @ Los Angeles Lakers 103 (Best-of-seven series tied 3-3)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar made 2 free throws with 14 seconds remaining in regulation time as the Lakers edged the Pistons before 17,505 fans at The Forum in Inglewood, California. Isiah Thomas of the Pistons sprained his ankle in the 3rd quarter, but still finished with 43 points and 8 assists.

20 years ago
1993


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): Informer--Snow (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): What is Love--Haddaway

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Encores--Dire Straits (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): Cose della vita--Eros Ramazzotti

#1 single in France (SNEP): Your Latest Trick--Dire Straits (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): What is Love--Haddaway (6th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): That's the Way Love Goes--Janet Jackson (6th week at #1)

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 That's the Way Love Goes--Janet Jackson (5th week at #1)
2 Weak--SWV
3 Have I Told You Lately--Rod Stewart
4 Freak Me--Silk
5 Knockin' Da Boots--H-Town
6 Come Undone--Duran Duran
7 Show Me Love--Robin S
8 Bad Boys--Inner Circle
9 Livin' on the Edge--Aerosmith
10 I'm So Into You--SWV

Singles entering the chart were Lately by Jodeci (#38); Whoot, There it Is by 95 South (#60); One Woman by Jade (#65); Runaway Train by Soul Asylum (#70); Something's Goin' On by UNV (#71); and If I Had No Loot by Tony Toni Tone (#78).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 That's the Way Love Goes--Janet Jackson (3rd week at #1)
2 Come Undone--Duran Duran
3 Have I Told You Lately--Rod Stewart
4 Hero--David Crosby and Phil Collins
5 I Don't Wanna Fight--Tina Turner
6 In These Arms--Bon Jovi
7 Fields of Gold--Sting
8 Can't Do a Thing (To Stop Me)--Chris Isaak
9 Love Don't Live Here Anymore--Sven Gali
10 Sleeping Satellite--Tasmin Archer

Singles entering the chart included Can't Get Enough of Your Love by Taylor Dayne (#59); Believe by Lenny Kravitz (#60); Don't Look Down by Lindsey Buckingham (#79); and I Would Die for You by Jann Arden (#86).

Academia
U.S. publisher Walter Annenberg announced $365 million in cash grants to three universities and an obscure preparatory school in Hightstown, New Jersey. It was the largest such one-time gift in American history.

Basketball
NBA Finals
Chicago 98 @ Phoenix 108 (Chicago led best-of-seven series 3-2)

10 years ago
2003


Diplomacy
The United States and European Union both announced that they would not tolerate an Iranian atomic bomb and hinted that force could be used as a last resort to prevent countries from obtaining nuclear weapons.

Terrorism
U.S. officials announced the arrest three months earlier of truck driver Iyman Faris, a naturalized U.S. citizen, currently of Columbus, Ohio but originally from Pakistan, who they said was involved in a plot to destroy the Brooklyn Bridge. Mr. Faris had allegedly met terrorist leader Osama bin laden and sent messages to al-Qaeda officials discussing how to sever the suspension cables. Mr. Faris had agreed in May to plead guilty to charges of providing support for terrorists.

Economics and finance
The Canadian government of Prime Minister Jean Chretien promised $190 million in compensation for farmers affected by the Mad Cow Disease crisis, and up to $300 millin if the provinces also contributed to the plan.

Football
CFL
Saskatchewan (1-0) 20 @ Toronto (0-1) 18

Nealon Greene completed 2 late touchdown passes to Corey Grant, including a 53-yard score with 3 seconds remaining in regulation time, as the Roughriders shocked the Argonauts at SkyDome.