Thursday, 12 June 2014

June 11, 2014

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Vivian Koshman!

480 years ago

French explorer Jacques Cartier and his crew celebrate the first recorded Roman Catholic mass in North America at Brest Harbour, Newfoundland.

125 years ago

Politics and government
Conservative Member of Parliament D'Alton McCarthy founded the Equal Rights Association in Toronto to argue for repeal of Quebec's Jesuits Estate Act, claiming the government let the Roman Catholic Church control political decision-making. Mr. McCarthy, who was backed by the Orange Order, also agitated against Catholic separate schools in Manitoba and the Northwest.

110 years ago

Bob Wicker of the Chicago Cubs pitched a no-hitter through 9 innings, allowed a hit in the 10th, but hung on to defeat the New York Giants 1-0 in 12 innings at the Polo Grounds in New York.

80 years ago

Miners in Flin Flon, Manitoba went on strike until July 14.

75 years ago

Byron Nelson and Craig Wood were tied with 1-under par scores of 68, 8 strokes ahead of Denny Shute in an 18-hole playoff to break a tie for the lead at the U.S. Open at Philadelphia Country Club in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania. Mr. Shute was eliminated, and another playoff round between Messrs. Nelson and Wood was scheduled for the following day.

70 years ago

In France, the 6th Canadian Armoured Regiment (1st Hussars) and Queen's Own tried to outflank Carpiquet by moving from Norrey-en-Bessin through Le-Mesnil-Patry towards Cheux, but they met heavy mortar, machine gun and 88 millimetre anti-tank gun fire from the 12th Panzer SS, slowing the Sherman tanks. Only two that entered the town survive; 59 men were killed, 21 wounded. The Queen's Own also lost 55 killed and 44 wounded. In the six days of June 6-11, 1,017 Canadians were killed in action and 1,814 more were wounded.

60 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Secret Love--Doris Day (7th week at #1)

50 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand: Don't Throw Your Love Away--The Searchers

#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): You're My World (Il Mio Mondo)--Cilla Black (3rd week at #1)

Economics and finance
Canada and the Hungarian People's Republic signed a three-year trade pact, the first between the countries after World War II.

40 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in France: Pot pour rire Mr le Président--Patrick Green & Olivier Lejeune (2nd week at #1)

30 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Hello--Lionel Richie (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Pánico en El Edén--Tino Casal

Ottawa (1-1) 18 @ Montreal (1-1) 0
Toronto (1-1) 18 @ Hamilton (1-1) 17
Edmonton (0-2) 8 @ British Columbia (2-0) 32

25 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Switzerland: The Look--Roxette (3rd week at #1)

Detroit 114 @ Los Angeles Lakers 110 (Detroit led best-of-seven series 3-0)

Joe Dumars scored 31 points, including 17 straight in the 3rd quarter, as the Pistons defeated the Lakers before 17,505 fans at the Forum in Inglewood, California. Isiah Thomas scored 26 points and added 8 assists for Detroit, Vinnie Johnson scored 17 points--13 in the 4th quarter, and Dennis Rodman, despite suffering from back spasms, grabbed 19 rebounds. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scored 24 points for the Lakers and grabbed 13 rebounds. James Worthy led Los Angeles with 26 points, and Michael Cooper scored 15 points and added 13 assists.

20 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm--Crash Test Dummies

#1 single in Denmark (Nielsen Music Control & IFPI): Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm--Crash Test Dummies

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): I Like to Move It--Reel 2 Real and the Mad Stuntman (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): The Most Beautiful Girl in the World--The Artist Formerly Known as Prince (Love Symbol)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I Swear--All-4-One (4th week at #1)

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box):
1 I Swear--All-4-One (3rd week at #1)
2 You Mean the World to Me--Toni Braxton
3 I'll Remember--Madonna
4 The Most Beautiful Girl in the World--The Artist Formerly Known as Prince (Love Symbol)
5 Don't Turn Around--Ace of Base
6 Baby, I Love Your Way--Big Mountain
7 If You Go--Jon Secada
8 Any Time, Any Place--Janet Jackson
9 I'm Ready--Tevin Campbell
10 The Sign--Ace of Base

Singles entering the chart were I Miss You by Aaron Hall (#68); Willing to Forgive by Aretha Franklin (#81); Back in the Day by Ahmad (#83); Fall Down by Toad the Wet Sprocket (#84); Tell Me Where it Hurts by Kathy Troccoli (#87); 100% Pure Love by Crystal Waters (#89); and I'll Remember You by Atlantic Starr (#90).

Horse racing
Tabasco Cat, with Pat Day aboard, won the 126th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York to win his second straight Triple Crown race. Go for Gin, who had won the Kentucky Derby and placed second in the Preakness Stakes behind Tabasco Cat, finished second again.

Stanley Cup
New York Rangers 1 @ Vancouver 4 (Best-of-seven series tied 3-3)

Jeff Brown scored 2 goals as the Canucks defeated the Rangers at Pacific Coliseum to even the series.

10 years ago

Scott Downs pitched a no-hitter for the Edmonton Trappers as they defeated the Las Vegas 51s at Telus Field in Edmonton.

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