Monday, 25 November 2013

November 6, 2013

125 years ago
1888


Politics and government
Former United States Senator Benjamin Harrison of Indiana, the candidate of the Republican Party, defeated President Grover Cleveland, the Democratic Party nominee, in the U.S. Presidential election, 233 electoral votes to 168. Mr. Cleveland and his vice-presidential running mate, Allen G.Thurman, outpolled Mr. Harrison and his running mate, Levi P. Morton, 5,534,488 (48.6%) to 5,443,892 (47.8%) in the popular vote.

120 years ago
1893


Died on this date
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, 53
. Russian composer. Mr. Tchaikovsky, one of the greatest composers of the 19th century, died nine days after conducting the premiere performance of his 6th Symphony (Pathétique) in St. Petersburg. His death was attributed to cholera after drinking contaminated water, but some believe it was suicide.

100 years ago
1913


Protest
Mohandas Gandhi was arrested as he led a march of Indian miners in South Africa.

Baseball
The New York Giants and Chicago White Sox continued their post-season exhibition tour, with the Giants winning 14-5 in Douglas, Arizona.

70 years ago
1943


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Paper Doll--The Mills Brothers

Football
WCASRFL
Regina 0 @ Winnipeg RCAF 1 (First game of 2-game total points series)

Ches McCance scored a single on a missed field goal for the game's only point at Osborne Stadium.

60 years ago
1953


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Answer Me--David Whitfield

50 years ago
1963


Music
The Beach Boys were at Western Studios in Hollywood to record the song I Do, which wasn't released until it was included as a bonus track on the Capitol Records "twofer" CD Surfer Girl/Shut Down Volume 2.

40 years ago
1973


Football
CFL
Jim Spavital was fired after four seasons as head coach of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The Blue Bombers had finished first in the Western Football Conference in 1972 with a 10-6 record, but had lost the Western Final to the Saskatchewan Roughriders 27-24 on the last play, and had finished fifth and last in the WFC in 1973 with a record of 4-11-1. The team had released stars Mack Herron and Jim Thorpe before the 1973 season because of off-field behaviour, but the Blue Bombers' management thought the team should still have posted a better record than it did. Mr. Spavital, who had been an assistant coach with the Roughriders before joining the Blue Bombers, posted a record of 23-41-2 from 1970-1973.

30 years ago
1983


Hit parade
#1 single in Switzerland: Karma Chameleon--Culture Club (2nd week at #1)

On the radio
The Stories of Sherlock Holmes, starring Graham Armitage and Kerry Jordan, on Springbok Radio
Tonight's episode: Pushkin Papers

Football
CFL
Hamilton (5-10-1) 21 @ Montreal (5-10-1) 21
Saskatchewan (5-11) 27 @ Calgary (8-8) 23

Bernie Ruoff's 39-yard field goal with 45 seconds remaining in the game gave the Tiger-Cats the tie in the game and the third and final playoff spot in the Eastern Division before 41,157 fans at Olympic Stadium. The Tiger-Cats won the playoff spot on the basis of the better record in games between the teams, having defeated the Concordes 35-30 in Hamilton on September 5. Lester Brown, who rushed for 65 yards on 15 carries, scored both Montreal touchdowns on 8-yard runs in the 3rd and 4th quarters. Hamilton quarterback Dieter Brock, who completed 23 of 38 passes for 307 yards, completed touchdown passes of 2 yards to Mark Bragagnolo in the 1st quarter and 30 yards to Scott Collie in the 3rd quarter. Montreal quarterback Kevin Starkey completed just 10 of 22 passes for 124 passes and 3 interceptions while rushing 10 times for 23 yards in his final CFL game. It was the first game in a Montreal uniform for former Edmonton Eskimo and B.C. Lion safety Pete Lavorato, and the only game in a Montreal uniform for former Winnipeg Blue Bomber linebacker James Reed.

Mike Washington rushed 2 yards for a touchdown with 27 seconds remaining to give the Roughriders their win before 28,260 fans at McMahon Stadium and eliminate the Stampeders from playoff contention. They had finished with the same record as the Edmonton Eskimos and had split the two games between them, with each team scoring 46 points, and both teams had posted 3-5 records within the Western Division, but the Eskimos were awarded the third and final playoff spot on the basis of a better points for-and-against ratio within the division. The touchdown was set up on a bad snap from centre Ted Milian--who had been acquired by the Stampeders in a trade with the Eskimos early in the season--to punter Mike McTague with 1:20 remaining, and Rusty Olsen's fumble recovery gave the Roughriders possession of the ball on the Calgary 42-yard line. Calgary led 12-0 after the 1st quarter on a 5-yard touchdown pass from Bernard Quarles to Waymon Alridge, a convert and field goal by J.T. Hay, and 2 singles by Mr. McTague. The Roughriders, with the wind advantage in the 2nd quarter, came back with 11 points on a 12-yard touchdown rush by quarterback Homer Jordan, and a convert, single, and field goal by Dave Ridgway, but Mr. Quarles rushed 5 yards for a touchdown with 1:02 remaining in the 1st half, and Mr. Hay's convert gave the Stampeders a 19-11 lead. Saskatchewan had the wind behind them in the 3rd quarter, and after an exchange of singles, John Park rushed 1 yard for a touchdown, and Mr. Ridgway's convert and single on a wide field goal attempt tied the game 20-20 after 3 quarters. Calgary took the wind in the 4th quarter and scored 3 single points on a missed field goal by Mr. Hay and punts of 61 and 78 yards by Mr. McTague, the last coming with 2:45 left to give the Stampeders a 23-20 lead. Calgary slotback Tom Forzani, playing the last game of his 11-year CFL career, caught 8 passes for 195 yards, the best single-game yardage total of his career. The game also marked the end of the 6-year CFL career of Mr. Milian. It was the last game in a Calgary uniform for rookie running back Ray Crouse, who rushed 14 times for only 20 yards. The defeat marked the end of the line for Jack Gotta after 7 seasons as general manager and 5 seasons as head coach of the Stampeders. For the Eskimos, it was their 12th straight season in the playoffs.

25 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in Switzerland: A Groovy Kind of Love--Phil Collins (2nd week at #1)

Disasters
730 people were killed when an earthquake struck southwestern China, near the Burmese border.

Football
CFL
Hamilton (9-9) 9 @ Toronto (14-4) 49
Ottawa (2-16) 11 @ Saskatchewan (11-7) 45
Calgary (6-12) 19 @ Edmonton (11-7) 20

Jerry Kauric's 25-yard field goal with 9 seconds remaining in regulation time gave the Eskimos their win over the Stampeders at Commonwealth Stadium, giving them first place in the West Division. The Eskimos and Roughriders had split the two games between them, with the Eskimos outscoring the Roughriders 58-53. Henry "Gizmo" Williams scored both Edmonton touchdowns on passes from quarterback Tracy Ham. Edmonton offensive tackle Blake Dermott suffered a season-endng knee injury. It was the final CFL game for Calgary offensive lineman Rudy Phillips, as well as for quarterback Erik Kramer, who missed all of the following season with a knee injury before moving to the National Football League.

20 years ago
1993


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): All That She Wants--Ace of Base

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Living on My Own (1993)--Freddie Mercury (6th week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Boom! Shake the Room--D.J. Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): Got to Get It--Culture Beat

#1 single in France (SNEP): Living on My Own (1993)--Freddie Mercury (5th week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)--Meat Loaf

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)--Meat Loaf

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)--Meat Loaf
2 Just Kickin' It--Xscape
3 Dreamlover--Mariah Carey
4 Again--Janet Jackson
5 Hey Mr. D.J.--Zhane
6 All That She Wants--Ace of Base
7 Anniversary--Tony Toni Tone
8 The River of Dreams--Billy Joel
9 What is Love--Haddaway
10 If--Janet Jackson

Singles entering the chart were Sex Me (Parts 1 and 2) by R. Kelly (#54); Linger by the Cranberries (#74); What's it to You by Clay Walker (#75); and Slow and Easy by Zapp & Roger (#81).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)--Meat Loaf (2nd week at #1)
2 No Rain--Blind Melon
3 Dreamlover--Mariah Carey
4 Human Wheels--John Mellencamp
5 The River of Dreams--Billy Joel
6 When There's Time (For Love)--Lawrence Gowan
7 Two Steps Behind--Def Leppard
8 Reason to Believe--Rod Stewart
9 Everybody Hurts--R.E.M.
10 Hopelessly--Rick Astley

Singles entering the chart were I'm Alive by Jackson Browne (#58); Remedy by The Band (#59); Hero by Mariah Carey (#64); I Said I Loved You...But I Lied by Michael Bolton (#72); Change (Is Never a Waste of Time) by Alanis (#75); I Wanna Shelter You by Bachman (#76); Black on Black II by Heart (#80); 5 Days in May by Blue Rodeo (#81); Cadillac Baby by Colin James (#83); Dreams by Gabriele (#84); Higher Ground by UB40 (#85); All About Soul by Billy Joel (#86); Without a Trace by Soul Asylum (#88); and Voice in My Heart by April Wine (#89).

Politics and government
Russian President Boris Yeltsin announced that he would serve out his term until 1996, reversing an earlier statement that presidential elections would be held in June 1994.

Football
CFL
British Columbia (10-8) 27 @ Sacramento (6-12) 64

David Archer passed for 375 yards and 4 touchdowns as the Gold Miners ended their first CFL season by routing the Lions before 18,748 fans at Hornet Field. Mr. Archer, who became the third quarterback in CFL history-after Doug Flutie of the Calgary Stampeders and Kent Austin of the Saskatchewan Roughriders--to pass for over 6,000 yards in a season--completed 3 of his TD passes to Carl Parker. Mr. Archer handed off to Mike Pringle for 2 touchdown runs--including one of 44 yards--and Mike Oliphant for another, and scored a TD of his own on a 1-yard quarterback sneak. Greg Joelson returned a fumble 31 yards for another Sacramento touchdown. Gold Miners' kicker Jim Crouch tied a CFL single-game record with 9 converts, and added a single on a missed field goal. B.C. quarterback Danny Barrett completed touchdown passes to Ray Alexander and Darren Flutie in the 3rd quarter and handed off to Sean Millington for a TD in the 4th quarter. Lui Passaglia added 3 converts and 2 field goals. The Gold Miners led 29-6 at halftime.

10 years ago
2003


Died on this date
Lubor Zink, 83
. Czechoslovakian-born Canadian journalist. Mr. Zink was this blogger's favourite columnist. A native of Klapý and a member of the Czech underground during World War II, Mr. Zink was on death lists of Nazis and Communists, and came to Canada in 1958, joining the Brandon Sun as editorial page editor before moving to the Toronto Telegram and Toronto Sun. His books included Under the Mushroom Cloud (1962); The Uprooted (1962); Trudeaucracy (1972); Viva Chairman Pierre (1977); and What Price Freedom? (1981). He wrote several books in Czech, including the well-received novel Unor. Anyone wanting a quick course on where and when Canada went wrong just needs to read Mr. Zink's columns in the Telegram from the first four months of 1968, or the first two chapters of Trudeaucracy. Mr. Zink was one of the few media people in Canada in my time to publicly criticize Communism and recognize the evil of the beliefs and policies of Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. Mr. Zink was kind enough to autograph copies of his books for me, and I enjoyed the privilege of having lunch with him in Ottawa in 1995, a couple of years after his retirement. He died after a long battle with kidney disease, and is greatly missed.

Crime
Quebec police raided four Hell's Angels cells and arrested 31 people, including prominent Montreal lawyer Benoit Cliche, who was charged with running the criminal operations of one of his cleints.

November 5, 2013

175 years ago
1838


War
In Lacolle, Lower Canada, Governor Sir John Colborne's troops skirmished with Cyrille Côté's 300 Chasseurs for a half hour, leaving 8 rebels dead.

140 years ago
1873


Politics and government
The Canadian government of Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald resigned after revelations of campaign financing by Sir Hugh Allan in return for the contract to build the Canadian Pacific Railway.

100 years ago
1913


Religion
Mormons in Alberta held a ground-breaking ceremony the new temple at Cardston; excavation for the foundation began on November 16.

Baseball
The New York Giants and Chicago White Sox continued their post-season exhibition tour, with the White Sox winning 10-7 in El Paso, Texas.

90 years ago
1923


Society
Voters in Alberta approved government control of the sale of liquor, after seven yers of prohibition.

75 years ago
1938


Football
IRFU
Hamilton (2-3) 9 @ Ottawa (4-1) 23
Montreal (0-5) 13 @ Toronto (4-1) 58

Five members of the Rough Riders combined for a 65-yard punt return touchdown in their win over the Tigers at Lansdowne Park. Wilf Tremblay fielded a punt by Hamilton's Bill Strachan at the Ottawa 45-yard line and lateralled to Andy Tommy, who returned the ball to the Hamilton 30 before lateralling to Tiny Herman, who went a few yards before lateralling to Bunny Wadsworth, who didn't take more than a step before lateralling to Dave Sprague, who went the remaining distance for the touchdown--without benefit of blocking.

Bill Stukus scored 2 touchdowns and passed to his brother Annis for a touchdown, and Annis passed to Frank Stukus for a touchdown as the Argonauts routed the Cubs at Varsity Stadium. It remains the only time in senior-level Canadian football history in which three brothers have scored touchdowns in the same game. The Argonauts set IRFU single-game records for points; scoring plays (18); touchdowns (10); converts (8); and touchdowns rushing (7). The teams combined for single game records in touchdowns (12) and touchdowns rushing (9).

50 years ago
1963


On television tonight
The Fugitive, on ABC
Tonight's episode: See Hollywood and Die, with guest stars Chris Robinson, Lou Antonio, and Brenda Vaccaro

Crime
Seafarers' International Union leader Hal Banks was charged in Montreal with conspiring to cause bodily harm in the 1957 assault of ship's captain H.F. Walsh.

40 years ago
1973


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Can the Can--Suzi Quatro (6th week at #1)

#1 single in France: Viens te perdre dans mes bras--Frédéric François

Scandal
U.S. District Court Judge Gerhard Gesell sentenced Donald Segretti to six months in prison for "dirty tricks" in attempting to disrup the 1972 Democratic party presidential primary election in Florida in 1972. Charges against Mr. Segretti, who was acting on behalf of the campaign to re-elect President Richard Nixon, included circulating a phony letter accusing U.S. Senators Henry Jackson and Hubert Humphrey of sexual misconduct.

Labour
Firemen in Glasgow, Scotland returned to work, ending the United Kingdom's first firemen's strike. The men returned in time for the expected rash of calls for Guy Fawkes Day, the annual celebration of the anniversary of an attempt to blow up the English parliament, which is ususally celebrated with the use of bonfires and firecrackers.

30 years ago
1983


Hit parade
#1 single in France: Flashdance...What a Feeling--Irene Cara (6th week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): All Night Long (All Night)--Lionel Richie (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): They Don't Know--Tracey Ullman (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: Uptown Girl--Billy Joel

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Islands in the Stream--Kenny Rogers with Dolly Parton (2nd week at #1)

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Islands in the Stream--Kenny Rogers with Dolly Parton
2 Total Eclipse of the Heart--Bonnie Tyler
3 All Night Long (All Night)--Lionel Richie
4 True--Spandau Ballet
5 Making Love Out of Nothing at All--Air Supply
6 One Thing Leads to Another--The Fixx
7 Say Say Say--Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson
8 Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair)--Sheena Easton
9 Delirious--Prince
10 Burning Down the House--Talking Heads

Singles entering the chart were Twist of Fate by Olivia Newton-John (#47); Synchronicity II by the Police (#53); Union of the Snake by Duran Duran (#59); Owner of a Lonely Heart by Yes (#66); Allergies by Paul Simon (#75); What's New by Linda Ronstadt and the Nelson Riddle Orchestra (#86); and I Just Can't Walk Away by the Four Tops (#88).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 True--Spandau Ballet (2nd week at #1)
2 Modern Love--David Bowie
3 Making Love Out of Nothing at All--Air Supply
4 Islands in the Stream--Kenny Rogers with Dolly Parton
5 All Night Long (All Night)--Lionel Richie
6 One Thing Leads to Another--The Fixx
7 Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair)--Sheena Easton
8 Burning Down the House--Talking Heads
9 In a Big Country--Big Country
10 King of Pain--The Police

Singles entering the chart were Say it Isn't So by Daryl Hall-John Oates (#39); Union of the Snake by Duran Duran (#45); Twist of Fate by Olivia Newton-John (#48); and Cum on Feel the Noize by Quiet Riot (#50).

Defense
The U.S. administration of President Ronald Reagan announced that the U.S. naval presence in the eastern Mediterranean Sea was increasing to 30 ships, including three aircraft carriers.

Economics and finance
Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau appointed former finance minister Donald Macdonald to head the Royal Commission into Canada's Economic Prospects, with a mandate to examine Canada's economic future.

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (9-7) 9 @ Toronto (12-4) 33
Ottawa (8-8) 13 @ British Columbia (11-5) 40

Terry Greer caught 13 passes for 148 yards to become the first receiver in CFL history to achieve 2,000 yards in a single season as the Argonauts beat the Blue Bombers before 32,921 fans at Exhibition Stadium. Mr. Greer finished the season with 113 receptions, breaking the record of 104 set a week earlier by Brian Kelly of the Edmonton Eskimos, who had already finished their season. Mr. Greer's yardage total of 2,003 in 16 games surpassed the previous record of 1,914 set by Hal Patterson of the Montreal Alouettes in a 14-game season in 1956. Condredge Holloway started at quarterback for Toronto and threw touchdown passes of 37 yards to Cedric Minter and 7 yards to Emanuel Tolbert. Hank Ilesic converted both and added a single on the kickoff after the second TD, giving the Argonauts a 15-0 lead before the game was 10 minutes old. Joe Barnes releived Mr. Holloway in the 2nd half and completed touchdown passes of 71 yards to Mr. Tolbert in the 3rd quarter and 8 yards to Paul Pearson in the 4th quarter. Trevor Kennerd kicked 3 field goals for the Blue Bombers. Former Calgary Stampeder star James Sykes played his first game as a running back for Winnipeg, rushing 12 times for 62 yards while replacing injured Willard Reaves. Another former Stampeder, receiver Darrell Smith, played his only game in a Winnipeg uniform, catching 1 pass for 7 yards.

Lui Passaglia kicked 6 field goals, 3 converts, and a single as the Lions routed the Rough Riders before 42,091 fans at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver. Mr. Passaglia also finished the regular season with an average of 50.2 yards on 117 punts, beating the old CFL record of 48.5 yards per punt set by Joe Zuger of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 1971. B.C.'s Merv Fernandez, who caught 9 passes for 95 yards, scored the only touchdown of the 1st half on a 14-yard pass from starting quarterback Roy Dewalt. John Henry White, who rushed for 89 yards on 11 carries, scored on a 1-yard run with 25 seconds remaining in the 3rd quarter. Defensive back Larry Crawford scored the last B.C. touchdown on a 44-yard interception return with 2:35 remaining in the game. Former Lion Tyron Gray, who led all receivers with 123 yards on 3 receptions, scored the only Ottawa touchdown on a 91-yard pass from backup quarterback Chris Isaac in the 4th quarter. Ottawa running back Skip Walker carried just twice for 11 yards, finishing the season with a league-leading 1,431 yards. Prince McJunkins started at quarterback for the Rough Riders and led the team with 72 yards rushing on 10 carries, completing 5 of 10 passes for 69 yards, but producing no touchdowns in his 7th and last CFL game.

25 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): Desire--U2 (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in France (SNEP): Amor de mis amores--Paco (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): I Don't Want Your Love--Duran Duran (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Teardrops--Womack & Womack (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Orinoco Flow--Enya (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: Orinoco Flow--Enya (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Kokomo--The Beach Boys

Kokomo was the Beach Boys' first single to reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 since Good Vibrations on December 10, 1966, a record gap of almost 22 years between #1 hits.

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Kokomo--The Beach Boys
2 A Groovy Kind of Love--Phil Collins
3 Wild, Wild West--Escape Club
4 Bad Medicine--Bon Jovi
5 The Loco-Motion--Kylie Minogue
6 One Moment in Time--Whitney Houston
7 Desire--U2
8 Never Tear Us Apart--INXS
9 Don't You Know What the Night Can Do?--Steve Winwood
10 Kissing a Fool--George Michael

Kokomo was the Beach Boys' first single to reach #1 on the Cash Box chart since Good Vibrations on November 19, 1966, a record gap of almost 22 years between #1 hits.

Singles entering the chart were My Prerogative by Bobby Brown (#54); Ghost Town by Cheap Trick (#60); Put a Little Love in Your Heart by Annie Lennox and Al Green (#63); All This Time by Tiffany (#70); Best of Times by Peter Cetera (#71); It's Money that Matters by Randy Newman (#81); Don't Rush Me by Taylor Dayne (#82); I Wanna Have Some Fun by Samantha Fox (#84); Forever Young by Alphaville (#87); and Baby Can I Hold You by Tracy Chapman (#92). Put a Little Love in Your Heart was from the movie Scrooged (1988).

Protest
Fire-bombs and rocks were thrown at police during a demonstration by 10,000 students in Seoul against former South Korean President Chun Doo Hwan, whose arrest the protestes were demanding on charges of corruption.

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (9-9) 24 @ British Columbia (10-8) 45

20 years ago
1993


Hit parade
#1 single in Germany (Media Control): Go West--Pet Shop Boys (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Sweat (A La La La La Long)--Inner Circle (2nd week at #1)

Crime
"Dr." Jack Kevorkian was imprisoned in Wayne County Jail in Detroit for his alleged role in the suicides of two men in August and September, and immediately began a hunger strike.

10 years ago
2003


Politics and government
The New Democratic Party government of Premier Lorne Calvert was re-elected with a narrow majority in the Saskatchewan provincial election, winning 30 seats in the legislature to 28 for the conservative Saskatchewan Party, led by Elwin Hermanson.

The day after suspending Parliament and dismissing several cabinet ministers, Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga declared a state of emergency, as Prime Minister Ranil Wickremensinghe maintained his hold on power.

November 4, 2013

175 years ago
1838


War
Robert Nelson again proclaimed the independence of Lower Canada before a crowd of 700 Patriotes in Napierville. Cyrille Côté and a hundred Patriotes from Châteauguay under the command of Messrs. Cardinal and Duquet attacked Caughnawaga looking for arms while the Mohawks attended church. Iroquois counterattacked and beat back the rebels, taking Messrs. Cardinal and Duquet prisoner. In Montreal, Governor Sir John Colborne declared martial law. Joined by several hundred Habitants, Mr. Nelson was declared President of the newly proclaimed Canadian Republic.

120 years ago
1893


Football
ORFU
Semi-Final
Hamilton 13 @ Queen's College 27

100 years ago
1913


Baseball
The New York Giants and Chicago White Sox continued their post-season exhibition tour, with their game scheduled to be played in Abilene, Texas cancelled because of rain.

80 years ago
1933


Football
IRFU
Ottawa (3-2) 4 @ Toronto (3-2) 21
Montreal (4-1) 9 @ Hamilton (0-5) 2

The Tigers set an IRFU single-game record with 16 fumbles in their loss to the Winged Wheelers at the H.A.A.A. Grounds.

60 years ago
1953


On television tonight
Société Radio-Canada started broadcasting La Famille Plouffe, Quebec's first téléroman (soap opera).

50 years ago
1963


On television tonight
The Outer Limits, on ABC
Tonight's episode: O.B.I.T., starring Peter Breck, Jeff Corey, Alan Baxter, and Harry Townes

40 years ago
1973


Football
CFL
Montreal (7-6-1) 13 @ Hamilton (7-7) 25
Saskatchewan (10-6) 16 @ Edmonton (9-5-2) 28

Bill Etter relieved Chuck Ealey at quarterback in the 4th quarter and completed 4 of 5 passes for 48 yards and a touchdown and rushed 4 times for 15 yards and a touchdown as the Tiger-Cats defeated the Alouettes at Ivor Wynne Stadium.

Roy Bell rushed for 174 yards on 27 carries and added a 64-yard kickoff return as the Eskimos defeated the Roughriders before 21,234 fans at Clarke Stadium to finish in first place in the Western Football Conference for the first time since 1957. Edmonton quarterback Tom Wilkinson completed just 8 of 16 passes for 132 yards, but 3 of his completions went for touchdowns to Calvin Harrell, Garry Lefebvre, and Tyrone Walls. Dave Cutler kicked 3 converts, field goals of 49 and 46 yards, and a single on a wide field goal attempt. His field goals gave him 32 for the season, 1 more than the league record established by Gerry Organ of the Ottawa Rough Riders a week earlier. The Roughriders scored both of their touchdowns in the 4th quarter on a 1-yard rush by George Reed and an 8-yard pass from Ron Lancaster to Bob Pearce. The Eskimos outrushed the Roughriders 221 yards to 48. Mr. Lancaster completed 27 of 42 passes for 315 yards; his favourite target was Tom Campana, who led all receivers with 8 catches for 115 yards. Edmonton's George McGowan caught just 1 pass for 10 yards, tying the team record for receptions in a season with 81, a mark achieved by Tommy-Joe Coffey in 1964 and 1965. It was the only CFL game for Edmonton offensive tackle Andy Kupp, who was activated in place of injured starter Charlie Turner.

30 years ago
1983


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Karma Chameleon--Culture Club (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): I Like Chopin--Gazebo (3rd week at #1)

Terrorism
28 Israeli soldiers and 32 Arabs were killed when a truck carrying a bomb crashed into the Israeli headquarters compound in Tyre, Lebanon.

Diplomacy
The United States promised Grenada more than $3 million in economic aid.

Energy
Atomic Energy of Canada sold Turkey a Candu nuclear reactor worth over $1 billion.

25 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Desire--U2 (4th week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Don't Worry Be Happy--Bobby McFerrin

Diplomacy
Huge crowds greeted British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on her visit to Gdansk, Poland, where she met with Solidarity trade union movement leader Lech Walesa.

Economics and finance
The United States Labor Department reported that the unemployment rate had declined 0.1% in September.

20 years ago
1993


Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): U Got 2 Let the Music--Cappella (2nd week at #1)

Politics and government
10 days after winning a majority of seats in the House of Commons in the federal election, Liberal Party leader Jean Chretien was sworn in as Prime Minister of Canada along with his cabinet, which included six women.

Defense
Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien's government cancelled a contract with European and North American companies for the purchase of 43 helicopters, whose cost of U.S. $3.6 billion had been an issue in the rececnt federal election campaign against the incumbent Progressive Conservative government.

10 years ago
2003


Politics and government
Claiming that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was making too much money, Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga suspended Parliament and fired several of Mr. Wickremesinghe's ministers.

Saturday, 23 November 2013

November 3, 2013

170 years ago
1843


Canadiana
Montreal was chosen as the capital of the Province of Canada and the seat of Parliament.

140 years ago
1873


Canadiana
The first 150 North West Mounted Police (NWMP) recruits were sworn in at Lower Fort Garry, Manitoba.

130 years ago
1883


Football
ORFU
Semi-Final
Ottawa 20 Hamilton 7 @ Toronto

125 years ago
1888


Football
ORFU
London declined in favour of Ottawa Rough Riders.

Final
Ottawa College 10 Ottawa Rough Riders 2

110 years ago
1903


World events
Panama proclaimed its independence from Colombia.

100 years ago
1913


Baseball
The New York Giants and Chicago White Sox continued their post-season exhibition tour, with the Giants winning 11-1 in Marlin, Texas.

90 years ago
1923


Football
IRFU-U.S. amateur (exhibition)
Toronto 7 U.S. Third Army Corps Area 55 @ New York

ORFU
(Toronto) Parkdale Canoe Club (2-1) 13 @ University of Toronto (0-4) 2

ARU
Finals
Edmonton 13 @ Calgary 7 (first game of 2-game total points series)

The U.S. Third Army Corps Area, a team from Baltimore, routed the Argonauts before 1,500 fans in the third football game ever played at Yankee Stadium. The game was played entirely under American rules, to the chagrin of the Argonauts, who thought that half the game would be played under Canadian rules.

Bill Rankin scored a touchdown, convert, and single, and Jack Fraser scored a touchdown and a single as the Eskimos beat the Tigers at Hillhurst Park.

60 years ago
1953


On television tonight
Suspense, on CBS
Tonight's episode: The Interruption, starring Cedric Hardwicke and Evelyn Varden

50 years ago
1963


Football
CFL
Hamilton (10-4) 49 @ Montreal (6-8) 21
Winnipeg (7-9) 10 @ British Columbia (12-4) 28

Art Baker and Willie Bethea each scored 2 touchdowns, with Tommy Grant, Hal Patterson, and Frank Cosentino each scoring 1, as the Tiger-Cats beat the Aouettes before 19,337 fans at Molson Stadium. Bobby Lee Thompson, Ferd Burket, and Warren Rabb scored the Montreal touchdowns.

The Lions scored touchdowns on their first 2 possessions and coasted to victory over the defending champion Blue Bombers before 32,646 fans at Empire Stadium in Vancouver. The Lions set a single-season attendance record of 251,712.

40 years ago
1973


Hit parade
#1 single in the Netherlands (Veronica Top 40): Angie--Rolling Stones (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: Daydreamer/The Puppy Song--David Cassidy (2nd week at #1)

Australia's top 10 (Go-Set)
1 Can the Can--Suzi Quatro (4th week at #1)
2 You Don't Own Me--The Ormsby Brothers
3 Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose--Dawn featuring Tony Orlando
4 Half-Breed--Cher
5 Monster Mash--Bobby (Boris) Pickett and the Crypt Kickers
6 Rubber Bullets--10 C.C.
7 He Did with Me--Vicki Lawrence
8 Live and Let Die--Wings
9 The World's Greatest Mum--Johnny Chester
10 See My Baby Jive--Wizzard

The only single entering the chart was The Band Played Boogie by CCS (#33).

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Midnight Train to Georgia--Gladys Knight and the Pips (2nd week at #1)

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Keep on Truckin' (Part 1)--Eddie Kendricks
2 Midnight Train to Georgia--Gladys Knight and the Pips
3 Heartbeat--It's a Lovebeat--DeFranco Family
4 Angie--Rolling Stones
5 Photograph--Ringo Starr
6 Half-Breed--Cher
7 All I Know--Garfunkel
8 Paper Roses--Marie Osmond
9 I Got a Name--Jim Croce
10 Knockin' on Heaven's Door--Bob Dylan

Singles entering the chart were Let Me Serenade You by Three Dog Night (#51); Come Get to This by Marvin Gaye (#72); If You're Ready (Come Go with Me) by the Staple Singers (#74); River by Joe Simon (#88); Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up by Barry White (#93); Sally from Syracuse by Stu Nunnery (#96); The Day that Curly Billy Shot Down Crazy Sam McGee by the Hollies (#98); Spiders & Snakes by Jim Stafford (#99); and Love for You by Sonoma (#100).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Angie--Rolling Stones (4th week at #1)
2 Could You Ever Love Me Again--Gary & Dave
3 Heartbeat--It's a Lovebeat--DeFranco Family
4 Last Kiss--Wednesday
5 Half-Breed--Cher
6 Delta Dawn--Helen Reddy
7 We're an American Band--Grand Funk
8 Photograph--Ringo Starr
9 Higher Ground--Stevie Wonder
10 All I Know--Garfunkel

Singles entering the chart were Corazon by Carole King (#74); Let Me Be There by Olivia Newton-John (#91); The Joker by the Steve Miller Band (#95); Big Time Operator by Keith Hampshire (#96); Let Me Serenade You by Three Dog Night (#97); Redneck Friend by Jackson Browne (#98); Be by Neil Diamond (#99); and Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress) by Helen Reddy (#100).

#1 single in Calgary: We're an American Band--Grand Funk (2nd week at #1)

Disasters
A man sitting in a window seat was sucked out of the window to his death when an engine in a National Airlines DC-10 exploded at an altitude of 40,000 feet southwest of Albuquerque, New Mexico, en route from Houston to Las Vegas. 10 of the 125 passengers were detained in an Albuquerque hospital, while 15 others were released after treatment.

Crime
John Froines and Lee Weiner, two of the "Chicago 7" defendants on conspiracy charges, were freed from further prosecution.

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (4-11-1) 3 @ Toronto (7-5-2) 18
Calgary (6-10) 7 @ British Columbia (5-9-2) 15

Guard Noah Jackson recovered a fumbled punt and returned it 6 yards for a touchdown as the Argonauts defeated the Blue Bombers before 33,135 fans at CNE Stadium. It was the last game for Jim Spavital after four years as head coach of the Blue Bombers; he was fired three days later.

Johnny Musso rushed 1 yard for a touchdown early in the 4th quarter and Ivan MacMillan added a convert, 2 field goals, and 2 singles as the Lions defeated the Stampeders at Empire Stadium in Vancouver to beat Calgary out of the third and last playoff spot in the Western Football Conference, making the playoffs for the first time in four years. The Lions led 5-0 at halftime; Jim Furlong's 63-yard punt single made the score 5-1 after 3 quarters. Mr. Musso's converted touchdown gave the Lions a 12-1 lead before Peter Liske completed an 18-yard touchdown pass to Jesse Mims with 9:46 remaining in the game. Larry Robinson missed the convert, leaving the Stampeders behind 12-7. Mr. MacMillan put the game away with a 41-yard field goal with 3:20 remaining.

CIAU
Manitoba (6-2) 15 @ Alberta (5-3) 23

30 years ago
1983


War
Syrian-supported rebels, seeking to overthrow Yasser Arafat as leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization, launched a tank and artillery attack on his strongholds on the outskirts of Tripoli, Lebanon.

Diplomacy
U.S. President Ronald Reagan named former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld as his new special envoy to the Middle East.

Politics and government
Rev. Jesse Jackson announced his candidacy for the 1984 Democratic Party nomination for President of the United States, becoming the first Negro male to make a serious bid for the presidential nomination of a major party.

25 years ago
1988


Diplomacy
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher began a visit to Poland. In meetings with Polish leaders she reportedly rejected a plea for British economic assistance. At a state dinner, Mrs. Thatcher called for more freedom in Poland and throughout eastern Europe.

Protest
20,000 students in South Korea took to the streets, calling for the arrest of former President Chun Doo Hwan for corruption.

20 years ago
1993


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)--Meat Loaf

10 years ago
2003


Law
A draft constitution for Afghanistan was unveiled, calling for the creation of an Islamic republic with a strong presidential system and equal rights for all citizens. The draft did not mention Sharia (Islamic law).

Politics and government
Former Ontario Premier Mike Harris announced that he would not seek the leadership of a united federal Conservative Party.

Economics and finance
Canadian Finance Minister John Manley announced tht the federal surplus would be much smaller in 2003 as compared to previous years. Of the estmated $3.5-billion surplus, over $2 billion was targeted to go to the provinces for health care.

Disasters
Flooding caused by torrential rains left over 100 people dead on the island of Sumatra.

Friday, 22 November 2013

November 2, 2013

230 years ago
1783


Defense
General George Washington issued his farewell address to the United States Army near Princeton, New Jersey.

100 years ago
1913


Baseball
The New York Giants and Chicago White Sox continued their post-season exhibition tour, with the White Sox winning 9-4 in Houston.

80 years ago
1933


Politics and government
Thomas Pattullo led the Liberal Party to victory in the British Columbia provincial election, with the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation forming the Opposition.

50 years ago
1963


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Dance On!--Kathy Kirby

#1 single in France: If I Had a Hammer--Trini Lopez (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Se mi vuoi lasciare--Michele (6th week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Vom Stadtpark die Laternen--Gitte and Rex Gildo (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): You'll Never Walk Alone--Gerry and the Pacemakers (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Sugar Shack--Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs (4th week at #1)

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Sugar Shack--Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs (3rd week at #1)
2 Deep Purple--Nino Tempo & April Stevens
3 Washington Square--The Village Stompers
4 Be My Baby--The Ronettes
5 Busted--Ray Charles
6 I Can't Stay Mad at You--Skeeter Davis
7 Mean Woman Blues--Roy Orbison
8 I'm Leaving it Up to You--Dale & Grace
9 Talk to Me--Sunny & the Sunglows
10 It's All Right--The Impressions

Singles entering the chart were Be True to Your School by the Beach Boys (#73); Loddy Lo by Chubby Checker (#80); Have You Heard by the Duprees (#88); Wives and Lovers by Jack Jones (#90); Shirl Girl by Wayne Newton (#91); You Don't Have to Be a Baby to Cry by the Caravelles (#92); You're No Good by Betty Everett (#95); You're Good for Me by Solomon Burke (#97); Hey Lover by Debby Dovale (#98); 31 Flavors by the Shirelles (#99); and Dominique by the Singing Nun (#100). Wives and Lovers was the A-side (or maybe the B-side) of Toys in the Attic, which had recently been listed along with versions by versions by Joe Sherman and his Orchestra and Dennis Regor and the Paulette Sisters. The version by Mr. Sherman and his orchestra had peaked at #88 on October 26 in its third and last week on the chart.

On the radio
Sherlock Holmes, starring Fridtjof Hansen Mjoen and Arne Bang-Hansen, on Norsk Rikskringkasting (Norwegian State Broadcasting Corporation)
Tonight's episode: Thornybroen (Thor Bridge)

Died on this date
Ngo Dinh Diem, 62
. 1st President of South Vietnam, 1955-1963. Diem, a Roman Catholic, had alienated his country's Buddhist minority and had lost the support of the United States. He and his brother Ngô Đình Nhu were assassinated by Nguyễn Văn Nhung, the aide of General Dương Văn Minh, in a military coup that deposed his government.

Football
CFL
Toronto (3-11) 21 @ Ottawa (9-5) 30
Edmonton (2-14) 24 @ Calgary (10-4-2) 38

Rick Black scored a touchdown, 4 converts, and 2 singles as the Rough Riders defeated the Argonauts before 13,089 fans at Lansdowne Park. Toronto quarterbacks Jackie Parker and Sandy Stephens each threw 2 interceptions.

Joe Hernandez, Tommy-Joe Coffey, and Aubrey Linne scored touchdowns for the Eskimos in their loss to the Stampeders before 14,000 fans at McMahon Stadium. The loss was the ninth straight for the Eskimos, and was the last game for Eagle Keys after five seasons as their head coach. Among the Edmonton players whose careers ended with this game were Mr. Linne, running back Mike Lashuk, and defensive back Bill Smith.

40 years ago
1973


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand: Take Me To The Mardi Gras--Paul Simon (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): I'd Love You to Want Me--Lobo

Defense
Canada agreed to share a support role with Poland on a United Nations Middle East peacekeeping force.

30 years ago
1983


Society
The U.S. Justice Department sued in federal district court in Brooklyn, New York to obtain medical records of a girl known as "Baby Doe," who had been born on Long Island on October 20 with three major birth defects: an abnormally small head; excess fluid on the brain; and incomplete closure of the spine. Her parents had decided on a limited treatment, including antibiotics. Doctors had advised them that without surgery the girl would die within two years, but that ever with surgery she would be severely mentally retarded and bedridden. In the suit, Justice Department attorneys argued that the hospital's refusal to provide medical records to government investigators constituted violation of the law guaranteeing equal rights to disabled persons. An October 20 court order that the girl undergo surgery had been blocked the same day by a New York state appeals court, which in turn was upheld by a state appellate court.

Politics and government
By a 2-1 margin, white voters in South Africa approved a new constitution granting limited powers to "coloreds" (people of mixed race) and Asians. The plan, supported by Prime Minister P.W. Botha, provided for a tricameral legislature, one branch each for whites, coloreds, and Asians, most of whom were of Indian descent. The office of prime minister was replaced by a strong presidency, with the president to be chosen by an electoral college consisting of 50 whites, 25 coloreds, and 13 Asians. Many supporters of South Africa's apartheid policy of racial separation opposed the reforms, fearing they would be the first steps toward the loss of power by whites. Supporters of rights for the country's black majority also opposed the constitution, which made no provision for participation by blacks in the nation's affairs.

U.S. President Ronald Reagan signed a bill designating the third Monday in January as a national holiday in honour of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., who had been assassinated on April 4, 1968 at the age of 39. The bill had been passed by the House of Representatives in August and the Senate in October.

Terrorism
General Paul X. Kelley, U.S. Marine Corps commandant at the base in Tripoli, Lebanon, completed three days of testimony before U.S. Senate and House of Representatives committees, conceding that security at the Marine base in Beirut had not been adequate to stop the speeding truck that had delivered the bomb that had destroyed the headquarters building on October 23, with the loss of 241 lives. The House voted 274-153 to reject a motion to cut off funding for the Marines in Lebanon by March 1984.

Defense
A spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir said that the United States and Israel would soon step up their strategic cooperation.

Diplomacy
Grenada began returning Cubans who had been captured in the recent invasion of their country to Cuba, where they were hailed as heroes by Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.

Football
CFL
The Edmonton Eskimos hosted the last "Fan Fun Section" party at the Kinsmen Field House. The parties, which allowed fans in the chosen sections to meet the players, were held in the 1982 and 1983 seasons. This blogger sat in Section L of Commonwealth Stadium in those days, and this was the only time that our section was chosen for the occasion. The Eskimos had finished the regular season three days earlier with a loss to the Toronto Argonauts to drop to 8-8, and their only chance of making the Western Division playoffs was to have the 4-11 Saskatchewan Roughriders win in Calgary four days later against the 8-7 Stampeders.

25 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Hand in Hand--Koreana (5th week at #1)

Politics and government
In the Israeli general election, no party was able to win a majority in the 120-seat Knesset. The Labour Party, led by Foreign Minister and former Prime Minister Shimon Peres, won 49 seats to 47 for the Likud Party, led by Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir. Religious parties won 18 seats and the Arab bloc won 6 seats. Labour and Likud had governed in a coalition since the 1984 election. Labour favoured an international peace conference where the idea of trading "land for peace" would be considered, while Likud favoured taking a harder line against Palestinians.

Diplomacy
The day before British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was to arrive in Poland, Polich leader General Wojciech Jaruzelski warned that she must not meddle in Polish affairs.

20 years ago
1993


Politics and government
Rudolph Giuliani, a Republican, unseated Democratic incumbent David Dinkins as mayor in the New York civic election, winning 51% of the vote to 48% for Mr. Dinkins. In Minneapolis, Democratic party candidate Sharon Sayles Belton became the first woman and first Negro to win that city's mayoral election.

Republican party candidate Christine Todd Whitman defeated Democratic incumbent Jim Florio in the New Jersey gubernatorial election, taking 49% of the vote to 48% for Mr. Florio. After being elected four years earlier, Mr. Florio had broken his promise not to raise taxes. Former U.S. Congressman George F. Allen, a Republican, defeated Democratic candidate Mary Sue Terry 58%-41% to win the Virginia gubernatorial election.

Crime
Henry Watson, a Negro who had been convicted on lesser charges but acquitted on October 20 of attempted murder in the 1992 beating of Reginald Denny, white man who had been dragged out of his truck and beaten during rioting in Los Angeles after the acquittal of four Los Angeles policemen in the beating of Negro criminal Rodney King, pled guilty to one count of felony assault in the beating of Larry Tarvis, another truck driver.

Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that the index of leading economic indicators had increased 0.5% in September.

10 years ago
2003


Abominations
Rev. Vicky Gene Robinson became the first openly sodomite bishop to be ordained by the Episcopal Church in the U.S.A.

War
16 U.S. soldiers were killed and 21 injured when insurgents in Iraq shot down an American helicopter.

Politics and government
Preliminary results of parliamentary elections in the republic of Georgia reportedly suggested that the elections were rigged.

Football
CFL
Eastern Semi-Final
British Columbia 7 @ Toronto 28

Western Semi-Final
Saskatchewan 37 @ Winnipeg 21

Damon Allen completed 15 of 24 passes for 234 yards and touchdowns to Lal Knight and Michael Jenkins, and Marcus Brady added another touchdown pass to Jimmy Oliver, as the Argonauts defeated the Lions before 21,029 fans at SkyDome. Mr. Allen's first TD pass, 20 yards to Mr. Allen, came with just 6 seconds remaining in the 1st half and the Lions leading 7-6. B.C. starting quarterback Dave Dickenson took the pre-game warmup, but was unable to play because of a knee injury. Spergon Wynn replaced him and completed 12 of 16 passes, but for just 131 yards, 64 of them on a pass to Frank Cutolo with 4:04 remaining in the 1st half. Mr. jenkins rushed for 111 yards on 23 carries and caught 3 passes for 33. Kelvin Anderson, playing the last game of his 8-year CFL career, led the Lions' ground game with 12 carries for 52 yards.

Kenton Keith rushed 14 times for 130 yards and touchdowns of 35, 21, and 30 yards as the Roughriders beat the Blue Bombers before 22,110 fans at Canad Inns Stadium. Saskatchewan quarterback Nealon Greene completed just 5 of 15 passes for 93 yards, but one of his completions went to Matt Dominguez for a 55-yard touchdown in the 1st quarter. Mr. Greene also rushed 6 times for 46 yards. Winnipeg quarterback Khari Jones completed just 19 of 42 passes for 260 yards and touchdown passes of 26 and 9 yards to Jamie Stoddard.

Thursday, 21 November 2013

November 1, 2013

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

200 years ago
1813


War
In the War of 1812, the American invasion of Lower Canada began as James Wilkinson set out with 8,000 men from Sackets Harbor, New York to attack Canada down the St. Lawrence River, while Wade Hampton gathered 4,200 men at Lake Champlain to attack Montreal from the south.

120 years ago
1893


Literature
The second part of The Adventure of the Naval Treaty by A. Conan Doyle, eleventh in a series of short stories published in book form in 1894 as The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, was published in the November 1893 issue of The Strand Magazine.

100 years ago
1913


Football
IRFU
Toronto (1-2) 11 @ Ottawa (3-0) 18
Hamilton (3-1) 12 @ Montreal (0-4) 2

ORFU
(Toronto) Parkdale Canoe Club (3-1) 33 @ Hamilton Rowing Club (0-2) 4

ARU
Final
Edmonton 10 Calgary 7 @ Red Deer

Canadian university
McGill 7 @ Queen's 12

Mr. Bailey scored a touchdown in the 1st quarter and Mr. Campbell scored a TD in the 2nd quarter as the Eskimos held on to defeat the Tigers before 1,000 fans in the neutral territory of Red Deer to advance to the Western Final for the first time.

U.S. college
Notre Dame 35 @ Army 12

The Fighting Irish, under coach Jesse Harper, amassed 243 yards passing and scored all 5 of their touchdowns through the air in a game that helped to increase the popularity of the forward pass.

Baseball
The New York Giants and Chicago White Sox continued their post-season exhibition tour, with the Giants winning 3-2 in Beaumont, Texas.

75 years ago
1938


Horse racing
Seabiscuit defeated 1937 Triple Crown winner War Admiral in a match race at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, setting a track record time.



70 years ago
1943


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

50 years ago
1963


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Blue Bayou--Roy Orbison

Edmonton's top 10
1 It's All in the Game--Cliff Richard
2 Bossa Nova Baby--Elvis Presley
3 Sugar Shack--Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs
4 She's a Fool--Lesley Gore
5 Four Strong Winds--The Brothers Four
6 Three Rows Over--Bobby Curtola
7 Blue Bayou--Roy Orbison
8 Twenty Four Hours from Tulsa--Gene Pitney
9 I'm the Same Old Me--Lorne Greene
10 Witchcraft--Elvis Presley

On television tonight
Twilight Zone, hosted by Rod Serling, on CBS
Tonight's episode: Living Doll, starring Telly Savalas

Music
The single I'll Keep You Satisfied/I Know by Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas was released in the United Kingdom on Parlophone Records. I'll Keep You Satisfied was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

Space
The U.S.S.R. launched Polyot 1, a satellite whose mission was that of space maneuvers.

40 years ago
1973


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): My Friend Stan--Slade (3rd week at #1)

Politics and government
U.S. President Richard Nixon announced that he would nominate William Saxbe as the new U.S. Attorney General, replacing acting Attorney General Robert Bork, who had replaced Elliott Richardson when Mr. Richardson had resigned on October 20 after refusing to fire Archibald Cox as special prosecutor investigating the June 1972 break-in at the headquarters of the Democratic National Commitee at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C. and the subsequent cover-up. Mr. Bork announced that, with Mr. Nixon's approval, he had nominated Leon Jaworski as new Special Watergate Prosecutor, with the understanding that Mr. Jaworski would have "complete freedom" to investigate administration wrongdoing, with no restrictions on his freedom of action should he disagree with decisions of the Nixon administration on the release of presidential documents.

Scandal
A U.S. federal grand jury in Los Angeles indicted 20 former executives and employees of Equity Funding Corporation of America and two of the company's former auditors in an alleged swindle involving $120 million in bogus assets and 60,000 fictitious life insurance policies. Heading the list in the 105-count indictment were Equity's former president and chairman Stanley Goldbaum and former executive vice-presidents Fred Levin and Sauel Lowell. All defendants were charged with conspiracy to commit securities fraud; filing false documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission; bank fraud; interstate transportation of counterfeit securities; and electronic eavesdropping.

30 years ago
1983


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Moonlight Shadow--Mike Oldfield (6th week at #1)

Politics and government
Grenadian Governor General Sir Paul Scoon signed a proclamation asserting his right to govern in the name of Queen Elizabeth II, and ended diplomatic relations with the U.S.S.R. and Libya. He ordered all Cuban diplomatic personnel to leave the island, but Cuba refused until all Cuban dead and wounded in the recent war against invading U.S. troops had been returned to Cuba.

War
Scientists from the U.S.A., U.S.S.R., and other nations concluded the two-day "The World After Nuclear War" conference in Washington, D.C. The findings included an estimated death toll of 1.1 billion in a nuclear war, with another 1.1 billion likely to be injured. Based on a computer sudy, five U.S. scientists concluded that dense clouds of dust and soot sent aloft by the explosions would obscure the sun and plunge the northern hemisphere into subzero (Fahrenheit) temperatures for six months.

Economics and finance
The Japanese government announced that it would extend voluntary curbs on the number of cars it would export to the United States.

25 years ago
1988


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

20 years ago
1993


Diplomacy
The European Community's Treaty on European Union, which had been approved by 12 nations in Maastricht, Netherlands in December 1991, went into effect, two months after Germany had become the last nation to ratify the treaty.

Hans Blix, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, told the United Nations that North Korea was still not co-operating with his agency's efforts to inspect its nuclear installations. He said that the IAEA was losing its capacity to monitor declared sites because cameras were running out of film and inspectors were not allowed access. Mr. Blix also said that North Korea had also denied inspectors acces to undeclared nuclear sites.

Israeli delegates at peace talks with Palestinians proposed an Israeli troop withdrawal from Palestinian urban areas and refugee camps in the Gaza Strip, but with the redeployment of troops near three Israeli settlements.

Scandal
The United States Senate began debating whether to support its Ethics Committee, whic had asked Senator Bob Packwood (Republican--Oregon) to surrender all his personal diaries. The diaries were of interest because of sexual harassment complaints against Sen. Packwood, and also as possible evidence of criminal acts by the senator.

Friday, 15 November 2013

October 31, 2013

250 years ago
1763


War
At Detroit, Chief Pontiac capitulated after British forces defeated Indians at Bushy Run, and after the deaths of several chiefs and a string of other losses.

140 years ago
1873


Canadiana
The International Bridge over the Niagara River opened, connecting Niagara Falls, Ontario and Niagara Falls, New York.

125 years ago
1888


Politics and government
The first Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories met in Regina.

110 years ago
1903


Literature
The Adventure of the Norwood Builder by A. Conan Doyle, second in a series titled The Return of Sherlock Holmes, was published in this date's issue of Collier's Weekly in the United States and in the November 1903 issue of The Strand Magazine in the U.K.

Football
ORFU
Toronto (2-1) 10 @ Hamilton (4-0) 27

100 years ago
1913


Baseball
The New York Giants and Chicago White Sox continued their post-season exhibition tour, with the White Sox winning 10-3 in Dallas.

70 years ago
1943


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): White Christmas--Bing Crosby (5th month at #1)

60 years ago
1953


Hit Parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): I'm Walking Behind You--Frank Sinatra; Eddie Fisher (4th week at #1)

#1 singles in the U.S.A. (Billboard): St. George and the Dragonet--Stan Freberg (Best seller--4th week at #1); You, You, You--The Ames Brothers (Disc Jockey--1st week at #1; Jukebox--2nd week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 St. George and the Dragonet--Stan Freberg (2nd week at #1)
2 You, You, You--The Ames Brothers
3 Ebb Tide--Frank Chacksfield and his Orchestra
4 Vaya Con Dios (May God Be with You)--Les Paul and Mary Ford
5 Eh, Cumpari--Julius LaRosa
6 Rags to Riches--Tony Bennett
7 Oh!--Pee Wee Hunt and his Orchestra
8 Crying in the Chapel--June Valli
--Darrell Glenn
--Rex Allen
--The Orioles
9 Dragnet--Ray Anthony and his Orchestra
10 Many Times--Eddie Fisher

Singles entering the chart were The Typewriter by Leroy Anderson and his "Pops" Concert Orchestra (#34); I'll Never Stand in Your Way by Joni James (#35); The Kangaroo by Les Paul (#37); Milwaukee Polka by Patti Page (#42); and That's All by Nat "King" Cole (#45). That's All was the B-side (or maybe the A-side) of Lover, Come Back to Me!, which charted at #23.

Theatre
Sherlock Holmes, a play by Ouida Rathbone based on five of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories and starring her husband Basil Rathbone, closed after just three performances in two days at the New Century Theatre on Broadway in New York. Jack Raine played Dr. Watson, with Thomas Gomez as Professor Moriarty and Jarmila Novotna as Irene Adler. The play received a mostly negative review by Brooks Atkinson in that day's edition of The New York Times.

Football
IRFU
Ottawa (6-6) 20 @ Toronto (5-7) 8
Montreal (6-6) 18 @ Hamilton (7-5) 31

WIFU
Semi-Finals
Winnipeg 17 @ Saskatchewan 18 (Winnipeg won 2-game total points series 60-23)

Canada-U.S. intermediate (exhibition)
Fort Lewis 14 @ Vancouver (1-2) 1

Glenn Dobbs, playing his last game in a Saskatchewan uniform, passed to Herb Johnson for the winning touchdown as the Roughriders edged the Blue Bombers at Taylor Field in Regina. Gerry James scored Winnipeg's first touchdown on a 92-yard kickoff return. Lorne Benson, who scored 6 touchdowns in the first game of the series, suffered a leg injury that put him out of action for the rest of the post-season.

The 4 x 4's, a U.S. Army team from Washington, defeated the Cubs at Capilano Stadium in a game played half under U.S. rules and half under Canadian rules. The Cubs were playing as an intermediate team before joining the Western Interprovincial Football Union in 1954 as the British Columbia Lions.

In Edmonton, fans began lining up outside Mike's News on Jasper Avenue at 4:45 A.M. to be the first to get tickets for the first game of the western finals, which the Edmonton Eskimos, who had finished first in the WIFU, would be hosting at Clarke Stadium on November 7.

50 years ago
1963


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): You'll Never Walk Alone--Gerry and the Pacemakers

40 years ago
1973


Hit parade
#1 single in Switzerland: Angie--Rolling Stones (2nd week at #1)

Scandal
White House lawyer J. Fred Buzhardt informed U.S. District Court Judge John Sirica that President Richard Nixon could not turn over to him tapes of the April 15, 1973 conversation with White House attorney John Dean and the June 20, 1972 conversation with former U.S. Attorney General John Mitchell, because they did not exist. Although Mr. Nixon offered to release memoranda of the two conversations, the disclosure dealt a blow to confidence in the President, and prompted Republican party leaders to demand Mr. Nixon's resignation. The tapes were presumed to be relevant to the investigation of the June 17, 1972 break-in at the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C. and the subsequent cover-up.

30 years ago
1983


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Karma Chameleon--Culture Club (2nd week at #1)

Journalism
White House Deputy Press Secretary Les Janka resigned in protest against the handling of the administration of President Ronald Reagan's handling of news coverage of the U.S. invasion of Grenada.

25 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Australian Music Report): Desire--U2 (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Girl You Know it's True--Milli Vanilli

Scandal
Imelda Marcos, wife of former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, was arraigned and pled not guilty, 10 days after being indicted with her husband and eight others by a U.S. grand jury in New York on charges of racketeering. Doctors said that Mr. Marcos was not well enough to travel from Hawaii to New York for arraignment.

20 years ago
1993


Hit parade
#1 single in Austria (Ö3): What's Up?--4 Non Blondes (12th week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: What's Up?--4 Non Blondes (12th week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)--Meat Loaf (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)--Meat Loaf (3rd week at #1)

Football
CFL
Saskatchewan (11-7) 30 @ Toronto (3-14) 23

Kent Austin completed 41 of 55 passes--tying a league record for completions in a single game--for 507 yards to lead the Roughriders over the Argonauts before 29,348 fans at SkyDome. Don Narcisse caught 15 of Mr. Austin's passes for 199 passes and a touchdown, becoming the first player in CFL history to reach 1,000 yards receiving in five consecutive seasons. Ray Elgaard also caught a TD pass from Mr. Austin, and Darrell Wallace rushed 11 yards for the other Saskatchewan touchdown. Dave Ridgway added 3 converts and 3 field goals. Toronto quarterback Reggie Slack threw touchdown passes to Manny Hazard and Andre Brown. Lance Chomyc converted both TDs and kicked 3 field goals.

10 years ago
2003


Politics and government
Mahathir Mohamad resigned as Prime Minister of Malaysia after 22 years in power and was succeeded by his deputy, Abdullah Badawi.

Defense
The United States House of Representatives voted to give $87.5 billion to the administration of President George W. Bush for the military and reconstruction in Iraq and Afghanistan, with three-quarters of the money to be spent on military operations.

October 30, 2013

120 years ago
1893


Died on this date
John Abbott, 72
. Prime Minister of Canada, 1891-1892. Sir John, a corporate lawyer from Montreal and a Conservative, was a member of Parliament from 1860-1874 and 1880-1887 and the government leader in the Senate from 1887 until his death. When Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald died in office on June 6, 1891, Mr. Abbott supported Justice Minister Sir John Thompson to succeed Mr. Macdonald, but Mr. Thompson was a Roman Catholic, and anti-Catholic sentiment led Mr. Abbott to reluctantly agree to assume the office of Prime Minister, becoming the first man to hold the position while sitting in the Senate. He resigned as Prime Minister because of ill health on December 5, 1892 and was replaced by Mr. Thompson.

100 years ago
1913


Baseball
The New York Giants and Chicago White Sox continued their post-season exhibition tour, with the Giants winning 4-1 in Bonham, Texas.

75 years ago
1938


On the radio
Mercury Theatre on the Air, starring Orson Welles
Tonight's episode: The War of the Worlds

Many listeners thought the program was an actual live news broadcast, and the ensuing panic made this the most famous fictional broadcast in radio history. For more information, see The War of the Worlds Invasion. For the reaction in Toronto, see The War of the Welles.

70 years ago
1943


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Pistol Packin' Mama--Al Dexter

Hockey
NHL
Toronto Maple Leafs' rookie Gus Bodnar scored 15 seconds into his first NHL game as the Maple Leafs beat the New York Rangers 5-2 at Maple Leaf Gardens. Mr. Bodnar's goal remains the league record for the fastest goal from the start of a career.

Football
WCASRFL
Winnipeg RCAF (6-0) 11 Winnipeg United Services (1-5) 0

Dave Greenberg and Sammy Lavitt scored touchdowns and Ches McCance added a convert as the Bombers blanked United Services at Osborne Stadium to end the regular season.

60 years ago
1953


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Hey Joe!--Frankie Laine (2nd week at #1)

Theatre
Sherlock Holmes, a play by Ouida Rathbone based on five of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories and starring her husband Basil Rathbone, opened at the New Century Theatre on Broadway in New York. Jack Raine played Dr. Watson, with Thomas Gomez as Professor Moriarty and Jarmila Novotna as Irene Adler.

Diplomacy
Former U.S. Secretary of State General. George C. Marshall was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for originating the Marshall Plan of financial aid to European countries after World War II.

50 years ago
1963


Space
The mission of the Soviet satellite Cosmos 20 ended, 12 days after its launch.

40 years ago
1973


Art
New York art dealer Aaron Furman cabled the King of Kom, a tiny kingdom in the African nation of Cameroon, that he was returning to him the Afo-A-Kom, a sacred statue symbolizing the unity and heritage of the Kom people. The statue had been stolen in 1966 andit had been reported that since that time, strife and quarrels had marked life in Kom. Mr. Furman stated that he had bought the statue from an "impeccable" seller in Paris.

30 years ago
1983


Hit parade
#1 single in Switzerland: Karma Chameleon--Culture Club

War
Hudson Austin, a leader in the coup that had toppled and assassinated Grenadian Prime Minister Maurice Bishop on October 19, was captured by U.S. forces.

Politics and government
Raul Alfonsin, candidate of the Radical Civic Union, was the surprise winner of the Argentinian presidential election, which was to end more than seven years of military rule. The inauguration of Mr. Alfonsin was scheduled for December 10.

Football
CFL
Calgary (8-7) 35 @ Hamilton (5-10) 12
British Columbia (10-5) 5 @ Saskatchewan (4-11) 11

Rookie Danny Barrett made his first regular season start as a CFL quarterback, completing 8 of 23 passes for 213 yards and a 56-yard touchdown pass to Vic Wallace in the 2nd quarter as the Stampeders beat the Tiger-Cats before 14,010 fans at Ivor Wynne Stadium. Mr. Barrett also rushed 6 times for 26 yards. Calgary's Ray Crouse rushed for 154 yards on 21 carries and touchdowns of 39, 12, and 2 yards in the 2nd half. Rocky DiPietro scored the Tiger-Cats' only touchdown on a 4-yard pass from Dieter Brock just 2:29 into the game, after the Stampeders had turned the ball over on a fumble by punter Mike McTague. The win meant nothing in the standings for Calgary, but the loss hurt Hamilton's playoff chances, forcing them to tie or beat the Montreal Concordes a week later in order to beat the Concordes to take the last playoff spot in the Eastern Division.

In a game that had no effect on the standings, Homer Jordan completed a 56-yard pass to Nate Johnson in the 2nd quarter for the game's only touchdown as the Roughriders defeated the Lions before 23,895 fans at Taylor Field in Regina. Mr. Jordan completed 11 of 29 passes for 129 yards and 2 interceptions. Joe Paopao started at quarterback for B.C. and completed 16 of 27 passes for 172 yards and 2 interceptions. Rookie Tim Cowan replaced him for the 2nd half and completed just 5 of 20 passes for 53 yards. Saskatchewan's Mike Washington led all rushers with 69 yards on 16 carries, while B.C.'s Merv Fernandez led all receivers with 82 yards on 6 receptions.

25 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in Switzerland: A Groovy Kind of Love--Phil Collins

Business
Philip Morris purchased Kraft for $13.1 billion to create one of the largest corporate mergers ever. The combined company, marketing cigarettes, beer, coffee, spaghetti, cheese, ice cream, margarine, and other foods, would be the world's largest producre of consumer goods.

Football
CFL
Toronto (13-4) 22 @ Winnipeg (9-8) 16
Saskatchewan (10-7) 22 @ Calgary (6-11) 28

20 years ago
1993


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): Mr. Vain--Culture Beat

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Living on My Own (1993)--Freddie Mercury (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Living on My Own (1993)--Freddie Mercury (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): What's Up?--4 Non Blondes (6th week at #1)

#1 single in France (SNEP): Living on My Own (1993)--Freddie Mercury (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): The Key: The Secret--Urban Cookie Collective

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Dreamlover--Mariah Carey (8th week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Just Kickin' It--Xscape
2 I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)--Meat Loaf
3 Dreamlover--Mariah Carey
4 All That She Wants--Ace of Base
5 The River of Dreams--Billy Joel
6 Hey Mr. D.J.--Zhane
7 Anniversary--Tony Toni Tone
8 Again--Janet Jackson
9 What is Love--Haddaway
10 Two Steps Behind--Def Leppard

Singles entering the chart were Again; Gansta Lean by D.R.S. (#47); Hero by Mariah Carey (#49); Please Forgive Me by Bryan Adams (#53); Never Should've Let You Go by High-Five (#59); Jessie by Joshua Kadison (#63); Dreams by Gabrielle (#64); Indo Smoke by Mista Grimm (#67); Higher Ground by UB40 (#69); Both Sides of the Story by Phil Collins (#71); Paying the Price of Love by the Bee Gees (72); Push the Feeling On by the Nightcrawlers (#73); Fields of Gray by Bruce Hornsby (#75); Jimmy Olsen's Blues by Spin Doctors (#76); Method Man by Wu-Tang Clan (#77); I'm a Player by Too Short (#78); Never Keeping Secrets by Babyface (#79); (I Know I Got) Skillz by Shaquille O'Neal (#81); and Why Must We Wait Until Tonight? by Tina Turner (#83).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)--Meat Loaf
2 No Rain--Blind Melon
3 Dreamlover--Mariah Carey
4 The River of Dreams--Billy Joel
5 Two Steps Behind--Def Leppard
6 Human Wheels--John Mellencamp
7 Reason to Believe--Rod Stewart
8 Hopelessly--Rick Astley
9 When There's Time (For Love)--Lawrence Gowan
10 Nothing 'Bout Me--Sting

Singles entering the chart were Both Sides of the Story by Phil Collins (#59); Serious by Sheree Jeacocke (#73); Baby Come on Home by Led Zeppelin (#74); The Gift by INXS (#80); and Go West by Pet Shop Boys (#86).

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (13-4) 36 @ Ottawa (3-14) 16
Sacramento (5-12) 8 @ Calgary (15-2) 41

Sammy Garza, replacing injured Matt Dunigan at quarterback, threw touchdown passes to David Williams, Gerald Wilcox, and Michael Richardson as the Blue Bombers beat the Rough Riders before 19,240 fans at Frank Clair Stadium. Troy Westwood added 3 converts and 5 field goals to complete the Winnipeg scoring. Tom Burgess completed a 28-yard pass to Jock Climie in the 3rd quarter for the only Ottawa touchdown. Paul McCallum converted and added 3 field goals.

Doug Flutie threw touchdown passes to Will Moore and Dave Sapunjis, and Steve Taylor also completed a touchdown pass to Mr. Moore and rushed for a TD of his own as the Stampeders routed the Gold Miners before 26,015 fans at McMahon Stadium. Mr. Sapunjis became the first Canadaian player to record 100 pass receptions in a single season. Mark McLoughlin converted all 4 Calgary touchdowns and added 4 field goals and a single on the opening kickoff. Mike Pringle scored the only Sacramento touchdown on a 1-yard pass from David Archer in the 2nd quarter. Jim Crouch converted, and Pete Gardere punted for a single for the Gold Miners' other point.

10 years ago
2003


Basketball
NBA
Lebron James played his first game with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

October 29, 2013

100 years ago
1913


Baseball
The New York Giants and Chicago White Sox continued their post-season exhibition tour, with the White Sox winning 7-1 in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

90 years ago
1923


Died on this date
Peter 'The Lordly' Verigin
. Canadian Doukhobor leader. Mr. Verigin, leader of the Doukhobor sect settling in western Canada, was killed in Nelson, British Columbia by a bomb planted in the railroad coach in which he was traveling.

World events
The Republic of Turkey was proclaimed under Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.

Agriculture
In Calgary, the United Farmers of Alberta opened the head office of the Alberta Wheat Pool, the first grain pool in North America. The Pool started operations as an agricultural cooperative to try and stabilize prices, which had dropped severely in the past few years.

Sport
The Canadian schooner Bluenose defeated the American schooner Columbia in an international race.

75 years ago
1938


Football
IRFU
Hamilton (2-2) 13 @ Montreal (0-4) 9
Toronto (3-1) 13 @ Ottawa (3-1) 15

50 years ago
1963


On television tonight
The Fugitive, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Smoke Screen, with guest stars Beverly Garland and Alejandro Rey

Protest
Faculty and students from the University of Alberta who were protesting the re-election of William Hawrelak as mayor of Edmonton were confronted at City Hall by a crowd of 1,000 pro-Hawrelak demonstrators.

40 years ago
1973


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Can the Can--Suzi Quatro (5th week at #1)

#1 single in France: Angélique--Christian Vidal (4th week at #1)

Politics and government
In the Quebec provincial election, Premier Robert Bourassa led his Liberal party to re-election, winning 102 seats for to 6 for the separatist Parti Québécois, and 2 Crédit Social. No Union Nationale members were elected, an embarrassing showing for the party that had governed the province from 1944-1970. The Liberals captured 54% of the vote, while the PQ, despite its low number of seats, won 31% of the vote, a 7% increase from the 1970 election. Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau was pleased with the outcome, saying, "The people of Quebec have overwhelmingly voted for the party that is squarely on the side of federalism, and voted for Canada."

Scandal
Sources close to the investigation of the June 1972 break-in at the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C. reported that former U.S. Attorney General Richard Kleindienst had told the Watergate prosecution that President Richard Nixon had personally ordered him in 1971 not to press a series of anti-trust actions against International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation. The consequent delay of an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court had made way for an out-of-court settlement considered favourable to ITT. The White House denied the accuracy of the report.

30 years ago
1983


Hit parade
#1 single in France: Flashdance...What a Feeling--Irene Cara (5th week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): All Night Long (All Night)--Lionel Richie

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): They Don't Know--Tracey Ullman

#1 single in the U.K.: Karma Chameleon--Culture Club (6th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Islands in the Stream--Kenny Rogers with Dolly Parton

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Total Eclipse of the Heart--Bonnie Tyler (4th week at #1)
2 Making Love Out of Nothing at All--Air Supply
3 Islands in the Stream--Kenny Rogers with Dolly Parton
4 True--Spandau Ballet
5 King of Pain--The Police
6 All Night Long (All Night)--Lionel Richie
7 One Thing Leads to Another--The Fixx
8 The Safety Dance--Men Without Hats
9 Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair)--Sheena Easton
10 Burning Down the House--Talking Heads

Singles entering the chart were Say it Isn't So by Daryl Hall-John Oates (#38); I Guess That's Why They Call it the Blues by Elton John (#80); Stay with Me Tonight by Jeffrey Osborne (#84); Holiday by Madonna (#87); When the Lights Go Out by Naked Eyes (#88); and I Won't Stand in Your Way by Stray Cats (#89).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 True--Spandau Ballet
2 One Thing Leads to Another--The Fixx
3 Making Love Out of Nothing at All--Air Supply
4 Modern Love--David Bowie
5 King of Pain--The Police
6 Islands in the Stream--Kenny Rogers with Dolly Parton
7 All Night Long (All Night)--Lionel Richie
8 (She’s) Sexy + 17--Stray Cats
9 Rise Up--The Parachute Club
10 Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)--Eurythmics

Singles entering the chart were Foolin' by Def Leppard (#45); P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) by Michael Jackson (#46); Church of the Poison Mind by Culture Club (#48); Major Tom (Coming Home) by Peter Schilling (#49); and Dancing with Myself by Billy Idol (#50).

War
Most of the original American force that had invaded the Caribbean island of Grenada four days earlier had been replaced by 5,000 soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Regiment. Bernard Coard, one of the leaders of the coup that had toppled and assassinated Grenadian Prime Minister Maurice Bishop 10 days earlier, was captured. U.S. Vice Admiral Joseph Metcalf said that he had ordered naval patrol boats to shoot at unauthorized crafts attempting to land members of the press on the island. Grenadian Governor General Sir John Scoon announced plans for an interim government to rule until elections could be held.

Football
CFL
Montreal (5-10) 25 @ Ottawa (8-7) 20
Toronto (11-4) 22 @ Edmonton (8-8) 15

Kevin Starkey completed touchdown passes of 28 and 45 yards to Ron Robinson, and Denny Ferdinand rushed 33 yards for another TD, as the Concordes held off a late rally to defeat the Rough Riders before 20,959 fans at Lansdowne Park. The Concordes led 25-8 until Chris Isaac, who relieved starter Prince McJunkins at quarterback for the Rough Riders, threw touchdown passes to Pat Stoqua and Dave Newman in the last 8 1/2 minutes of the game. Ottawa attempted two 2-point converts, but neither succeeded. Mr. McJunkins rushed 14 times for 156 yards, but completed just 9 of 24 passes for 107 yards and 2 interceptions, and failed to produce a touchdown. Mr. Isaac completed 10 of 16 passes for 142 passes with 2 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. Mr. Starkey, a former Rough Rider, completed 11 of 24 passes for 156 yards with 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Mr. Ferdinand led Montreal's rushing game with 82 yards on 8 carries, while Lester Brown added 70 yards on just 4 carries. Ottawa running back Skip Walker, the CFL's rushing leader, carried 11 times for 60 yards and caught 5 passes for 49.

Joe Barnes, who replaced starter Condredge Holloway at quarterback to start the 2nd half, rushed 24 yards for a touchdown with 13 seconds remaining in the game to give the Argonauts their win over the Eskimos before 53,577 fans at Commonwealth Stadium. The loss all but eliminated the defending Grey Cup champions from playoff contention; having finished their season a week ahead of every other team, their only chance was if last-place Saskatchewan Roughriders were to defeat the Stampeders in Calgary eight days later. Edmonton kicker Dave Cutler had perhaps the worst game of his CFL career, missing 5 of 6 field goal attempts, including 2 in the last 2 minutes. All 5 of his misses went for single points, the last giving the Eskimos a 15-14 lead with 1:02 remaining. Mr. Barnes, who entered the game with his team trailing 12-1 at halftime, completed 13 of 21 passes for 186 yards, including a 13-yard touchdown to Emanuel Tolbert early in the 4th quarter, and rushed 3 times for 43 yards. Tom Scott scored the only Edmonton touchdown on a 31-yard pass from Warren Moon with 1:17 left in the 1st half. Mr. Moon completed just 20 of 45 passes for 335 yards and rushed 5 times for 31 yards. Mr. Holloway completed just 4 of 20 passes for 74 yards. Larry Cowan of the Eskimos led all rushers with 98 yards on 10 carries; Cedric Minter led the Argonauts with 9 carries for 75 yards. Edmonton's Brian Kelly caught 4 passes, giving him 104 for the season, 2 more than Joey Walters' 1982 record total of 102. Toronto's Terry Greer also caught 4 passes, giving him 100 receptions for the season with 1 game remaining. The Eskimos added four players to their Wall of Honour: Jackie Parker, Johnny Bright, Normie Kwong, and Rollie Miles. It was the last home game for many of the players who had helped the Eskimos win five straight Grey Cups from 1978-1982, including Mr. Moon.

25 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): Desire--U2 (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in France (SNEP): Amor de mis amores--Paco

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Desire--U2

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Teardrops--Womack & Womack (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Orinoco Flow--Enya (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: Orinoco Flow--Enya

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): A Groovy Kind of Love--Phil Collins (2nd week at #1)

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 A Groovy Kind of Love--Phil Collins (2nd week at #1)
2 Wild, Wild West--Escape Club
3 Kokomo--The Beach Boys
4 What's on Your Mind (Pure Energy)--Information Society
5 Don't You Know What the Night Can Do?--Steve Winwood
6 Bad Medicine--Bon Jovi
7 The Loco-Motion--Kylie Minogue
8 One Moment in Time--Whitney Houston
9 Don't Be Cruel--Bobby Brown
10 Never Tear Us Aaprt--INXS

Singles entering the chart were Every Rose Has its Thorn by Poison (#60); Girls Ain't Nothing But Trouble by D.J. Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince (#78); Rock & Roll Strategy by Thirty Eight Special (#80); Hippy Hippy Shake by the Georgia Satellites (#82); The Lover in Me by Sheena Easton (#85); Wild World by Maxi Priest (#86); Got a New Love by Good Question (#88); Litte Liar by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts (#89); Thanks for My Child by Cheryl Pepsii Riley (#91); and Peek-A-Boo by Siouxsee and the Banshees (#94). Hippy Hippy Shake was from the movie Cocktail (1988).

Football
CFL
Hamilton (9-8) 23 @ Ottawa (2-15) 15
Edmonton (10-7) 16 @ British Columbia (9-8) 51

CIAU
Alberta (1-7) 36 @ Manitoba (1-7) 33

Alberta running back Tom Houg reached 1,000 yards rushing for the season as the Golden Bears edged the Bisons at Pan-Am Stadium in Winnipeg to end the season. The Bisons' only win had been in Edmonton by a 21-17 score early in the season, so they were ahead on total points 54-53 and avoided finishing in last place in the WIFL.

20 years ago
1993


Hit parade
#1 single in Germany (Media Control): Go West--Pet Shop Boys

#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Sweat (A La La La La Long)--Inner Circle

Football
CFL
Edmonton (11-6) 54 @ British Columbia (10-7) 14

Damon Allen threw touchdown passes to Eddie Brown and Jim Sandusky and rushed for 2 touchdowns of his own to lead the Eskimos to a rout of the Lions before 35,674 fans at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver. Robert Holland scored the other Edmonton touchdown on a 34-yard interception return. Sean Fleming added 5 converts, 6 field goals, and a single. Cory Philpot rushed for both B.C. touchdowns, both converted by Lui Passaglia. The Eskimos led 30-7 at halftime.

10 years ago
2003


Politics and government
Iain Duncan Smith resigned as leader of Great Britain's Conservative Party after failing to obtain the support of enough of his House of Commons caucus in a vote of confidence.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

October 28, 2013

220 years ago
1793


Technology
Eli Whitney applied for a patent for the cotton gin.

120 years ago
1893


Music
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky conducted the premiere performance of his 6th Symphony (Pathétique) in St. Petersburg.

Football
ORFU
Round 2
Queen's College 6 @ University of Toronto 15 (Queen's won 2-game total points series 33-22)
Osgoode Hall 13 @ Toronto 21 (Toronto won 2-game total points series 49-47)

100 years ago
1913


Baseball
The New York Giants and Chicago White Sox continued their post-season exhibition tour, with the White Sox winning 6-0 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

80 years ago
1933


Football
IRFU
Ottawa (3-1) 12 @ Montreal (3-1) 18
Hamilton (0-4) 5 @ Toronto (2-2) 11

60 years ago
1953


Football
WIFU
Semi-Finals
Saskatchewan 5 @ Winnipeg 43 (First game of 2-game total points series)

Lorne Benson set a Canadian football record for a single game with 6 touchdowns and Bud Grant set another single-game record with 5 interceptions as the Blue Bombers routed the Roughriders at Winnipeg Stadium.

50 years ago
1963


On television tonight
The Outer Limits, on ABC
Tonight's episode: The Man Who was Never Born, starring Martin Landau and Shirley Knight

40 years ago
1973


Disasters
24 people were missing and presumed drowned after an Argentine navy transport ship and a cargo ship collided in Rio de la Plata estuary off the coast of Argentina.

Horse racing
1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat ran his final race, winning the Canadian International Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto by 6 1/2 lengths.

Football
CFL
Montreal (7-5-1) 0 @ Ottawa (9-5) 16
British Columbia (4-9-2) 22 @ Winnipeg (4-10-1) 17
Hamilton (6-7) 25 @ Saskatchewan (10-5) 34

Dick Adams returned a fumble 11 yards for a touchdown at 7:30 of the 3rd quarter and Gerry Organ kicked a convert and 3 field goals as the Rough Riders blanked the Alouettes at Lansdowne Park to clinch first place in the Eastern Football Conference. Mr. Organ's third field goal was his 31st of the season, breaking the league record for a single season that had been set by Ted Gerela of the British Columbia Lions in 1968. However, Dave Cutler of the Edmonton Eskimos, who played a 16-game season, had one game remaining in which to try to tie or break the record, while the Rough Riders' regular season was over after 14 games.

Johnny Musso rushed for 2 touchdowns in the 2nd half, scoring the winner on an 8-yard run with 3:40 remaining in the game, as the Lions edged the Blue Bombers at Winnipeg Stadium to keep their playoff hopes alive and eliminate Winnipeg from playoff contention. Bob LaRose scored the only Winipeg touchdown on a 6-yard pass from Don Jonas with 6:58 remaining in the game as the Blue Bombers came back from a 15-4 deficit to take a 17-15 lead.

Ron Lancaster completed touchdown passes of 46 yards to Bobby Thompson and 40 yards to Tom Campana as the Roughriders eliminated the defending Grey Cup champion Tiger-Cats from playoff contention at Taylor Field in Regina. Steve Molnar, playing his first game of the season after missing the first 14 games with injury, rushed 2 yards for a Roughrider touchdown in the 3rd quarter, and Saskatchewan running back Terry Bulych rushed for TDs of 1 and 2 yards, respectively, within a 2 1/2-minute span in the last 5 minutes of the game. Hamilton quarterback Chuck Ealey completed touchdown passes of 25 yards to Garney Henley in the 1st quarter and 10 yards to Steve Conley and 45 yards to Andy Hopkins in the 4th quarter. The teams combined for 5 touchdowns in the 4th quarter, with each team scoring 2 touchdowns in a span of 3 minutes and 46 seconds beginning at the 8:50 mark.

30 years ago
1983


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Karma Chameleon--Culture Club

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): I Like Chopin--Gazebo (2nd week at #1)

War
The United Nations Security Council voted 11-1, with 3 abstentions, in favour of a resolution condemning the U.S. invasion of Grenada. The U.S.A. cast the only negative vote, constituting a veto of the resolution. Admiral Wesley McDonald, commander of U.S. forces in the Atlantic Ocean, said that 500 or more Cubans were still at large in Grenada and might have fled to the hills. He said that 638 Cubans and 17 Grenadians were being held prisoner, and that 36 Cuban and Grenadian fighters had been killed and 56 wounded. 700 U.S. Army Rangers began to withdraw from the country. The United States Senate voted 64-20 in favour of a resolution applying the War Powers Resolution to the invasion, meaning that U.S. troops had to be withdrawn from Grenada by December 24 unless Congress approved an extension.

25 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Desire--U2 (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): One Moment in Time--Whitney Houston (2nd week at #1)

Abominations
The French government ordered the pharmaceutical firm Groupe Roussell Uclaf to resume distribution of RU-486, a pill designed to induce an abortion early in pregnancy. The firm had announced two days earlier that it was ceasing distribution of the drug because of opposition from opponents of abortion.

Economics and finance
The United States government reported that the federal budget deficit for the 1988 fiscal year ended September 30 had been $155.1 billion, an increase of $5.4 billion over the previous year.

20 years ago
1993


Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): U Got 2 Let the Music--Cappella

Politics and government
Prime Minister Sylvie Kinigi announced that she had regained control of the government of Burundi, a week after a failed attempt at a coup that had resulted in the assassination of President Melchior Ndadaye.

Economics and finance
The United States government put the federal budget deficit for the 1993 fiscal year at $254.9 billion, far below estimates and also sharply lower than the 1992 deficit of $290.2 billion. During the fiscal year ended September 30, federal spending had risen 1.9% to $1.408 trillion, while revenues had increased 5.8% to $1.153 trillion. The U.S. Commerce Department reported that the gross domestic product had grown at an annual rate of 2.8% during the third quarter of 1993, compared with 1.9% for the second quarter.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at an all-time high of 3,687.86.

Disasters
U.S. President Bill Clinton declared five counties of California to be disaster areas because of wildfires, believed to have been started by arsonists, and fanned by Santa Ana winds. The fires flourished in scrub forests and dense dry brush, and were burning in several places between Ventura County and the Mexican border.