Sunday, 27 July 2014

July 27, 2014

825 years ago

World events
Holy Roman Emperor Friedrich Barbarossa arrived at Niš, the capital of Serbian King Stefan Nemanja, during the Third Crusade.

800 years ago

Forces commanded by King Philip II of France decisively defeated Imperial, English and Flemish armies led by Holy Roman Emperor Otto IV in the Battle of Bouvines in Flanders, effectively ending King John of England's Angevin Empire.

325 years ago

The Battle of Killiecrankie was fought in Scotland, with forces supporting King James II of England (King James VII of Scotland) defeating forces loyal to King William III of England.

320 years ago

Economics and finance
A Royal charter was granted to the Bank of England.

225 years ago

Politics and government
The first U.S. federal government agency, the Department of Foreign Affairs, was established (it was later renamed Department of State).

125 years ago


With 2 out in the 9th inning, the Philadelphia Athletics scored 6 runs on 2 errors, 2 doubles, a single, and a home run (by Henry Larkin) to defeat the Kansas City Blues 12-10 in an American Association game at Jefferson Street Grounds in Philadelphia.

100 years ago

Felix Manalo registered his unitarian pseudo-Christian cult Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ) with the Philippine government.

90 years ago

The Summer Olympics closed in Paris. Canada won no gold medals, but silver medals in the rowing eights, coxless fours, and team clay pigeon, and a bronze medal in boxing.

80 years ago

Politics and government
The Saskatchewan Farmer-Labour Party became the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation (CCF).

75 years ago


The Brooklyn Dodgers sent 4 players and a reported $75,000 to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for shortstop Pee Wee Reese, currently playing for the Red Sox’ AAA farm team in Louisville.

70 years ago

German Propaganda Minister Josef Goebbels issued his first orders in a program for total mobilization, which cancelled vacations for female workers and directed the army to use frontline troops as labour battalions. Soviet forces advanced from the Baltic Sea to the Carpathian foothills, taking several Polish, Latvian, and Lithuanian localities. U.S. planes made their first large-scale raid on Halmahera Island in the Moluccas, west of Dutch New Guinea.

Polish Prime Minister Stanislaw Mikolajczyk headed a committee from the government in exile in London to Moscow for talks with Soviet dictator Josef Stalin.

60 years ago

On television tonight
Suspense, on CBS
Tonight's episode: Main Feature: Death, starring Nina Foch

50 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Ciudad Solitaria--Mina

Died on this date
Willie Galimore, 29
; Bo Farrington, 28. U.S. football players. Mr. Galimore was a fullback with the Chicago Bears from 1957-1963; Mr. Farrington was a tight end with the Bears from 1960-1963. Both players helped the Bears win the NFL championship in 1963. They were killed in a car accident in Rensselaer, Indiana while at the team's training camp.

5,000 more American military advisers were sent to South Vietnam, bringing the total number of United States forces in Vietnam to 21,000.

Malaysian Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman arrived in Ottawa to start a three-day visit to Canada.

Edmonton (0-2) 16 @ Hamilton (2-1) 29

40 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in the Netherlands (Veronica Top 40): Sugar Baby Love--The Rubettes (5th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: Rock Your Baby--George McCrae

Australia's top 10 (Go-Set)
1 Billy - Don't Be a Hero--Paper Lace (4th week at #1)
2 Devil Gate Drive--Suzi Quatro
3 The Entertainer--Marvin Hamlisch
4 Evie--Stevie Wright
5 The Streak--Ray Stevens
6 Would You Lay with Me in a Field of Stone?--Judy Stone
7 My Girl Bill--Jim Stafford
8 The Loco-Motion--Grand Funk
9 Candle in the Wind/Bennie and the Jets--Elton John
10 Hooked on a Feeling--Blue Swede

Singles entering the chart were Sundown by Gordon Lightfoot (#25); Sugar Baby Love by the Rubettes (#27); and Long Live Love by Olivia Newton-John (#38).

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Annie's Song--John Denver

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Annie's Song--John Denver
2 Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me--Elton John
3 Rikki Don't Lose that Number--Steely Dan
4 Rock and Roll Heaven--The Righteous Brothers
5 Rock Your Baby--George McCrae
6 Rock the Boat--The Hues Corporation
7 The Air that I Breathe--The Hollies
8 You Won't See Me--Anne Murray
9 On and On--Gladys Knight and the Pips
10 Waterloo--ABBA

Singles entering the chart were Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe by Barry White (#71); Tell Her Love has Felt the Need by Eddie Kendricks (#77); Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine) by Bob Dylan and The Band (#86); Moonlight Special by Ray Stevens (#88); Beach Baby by First Class (#89); That's Not How it Goes by Bloodstone (#92); Don't Change Horses (In The Middle Of A Stream) by Tower of Power (#93); Many Rivers to Cross by Nilsson (#94); Rings by Reuben Howell (#95); Sugar Lump by Leon Haywood (#96); Lover's Cross by Melanie (#97); Funky Party by Clarence Reid (#98); Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd (#99); and Second Avenue by Tim Moore (#100).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Rock Your Baby--George McCrae
2 Annie's Song--John Denver
3 Rock the Boat--The Hues Corporation
4 Rock and Roll Heaven--The Righteous Brothers
5 The Air that I Breathe--The Hollies
6 Rikki Don't Lose that Number--Steely Dan
7 Waterloo--ABBA
8 Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me--Elton John
9 Sideshow--Blue Magic
10 You Won't See Me--Anne Murray

Singles entering the chart were I Want You to Love Me by Susan Jacks (#92); Let's Put it All Together by the Stylistics (#94); Don't Knock My Love by Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye (#95); Shoeshine Working Song by Murray McLauchlan (#97); River's Risin' by Edgar Winter (#98); Love Will Get You by Jayson Hoover (#99); and Kalimba Story by Earth, Wind & Fire (#100).

Calgary's top 10
1 The Night Chicago Died--Paper Lace
2 (You're) Having My Baby--Paul Anka with Odia Coates
3 Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me--Elton John
4 If You Go Away--Terry Jacks
5 Waterloo--ABBA
6 Wild Thing--Fancy
7 Wildwood Weed--Jim Stafford
8 Rock the Boat--The Hues Corporation
9 Annie's Song--John Denver
10 King of Nothing--Seals and Crofts
Pick hit of the week: Takin' Care of Business--Bachman-Turner Overdrive

Cass Elliot finished a 12-day engagement at the London Palladium, where she had played to capacity audiences and rave reviews.

The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee voted 27-11 to recommend President Richard M. Nixon's impeachment on Article I--a charge that he had personally engaged in a "course of conduct" designed to obstruct justice in the investigation of the June 1972 breakin at the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C.

30 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): One Love/People Get Ready--Bob Marley

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Two Tribes--Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Died on this date
James Mason, 75
. U.K. actor. Mr. Mason became a major star in British films in the mid-1940s, and later achieved success in Hollywood. His movies included Odd Man Out (1947); The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (1951); 5 Fingers (1952); Julius Caesar (1953); A Star is Born (1954); 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954); North by Northwest (1959); Lolita (1962); Georgy Girl (1966); Murder by Decree (1979); The Verdict (1982); and The Shooting Party (1985).

The U.S.S.R. rejected the U.S.A.’s draft of a joint statement on banning space weapons.

Politics and government
U.S. President Ronald Reagan rejected the challenge of Democratic challenger Walter Mondale for six election debates, saying that two debates "would be as many as the public should stand for."

Toronto (3-2) 43 @ Calgary (2-3) 17

Pete Rose’s single in the 7th inning against Steve Carlton was the 3,053rd of his major league career, passing Ty Cobb for first place on the career singles list. Mr. Rose and the Montreal Expos defeated Mr. Carlton and the Philadelphia Phillies 6-1 before 30,222 fans at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia.

25 years ago

A Korean Air DC-10 jetliner en route from Seoul to Tripoli crashed in fog while trying to land at Tripoli. 82 were killed, while over 100 survived.

Edmonton (2-1) 17 @ Toronto (2-1) 21

The Argonauts made 6 interceptions against Eskimo quarterback Tracy Ham on their way to the win. Mike "Pinball" Clemons of the Argonauts and Tony "The Wiz" Hunter of the Eskimos put on a great show returning kicks. For Mr. Clemons, it was his first CFL game.

The Atlanta Braves scored all 10 of their runs in the 6th inning as they defeated the San Francisco Giants 10-1 before 10,471 fans at Atlanta-Fulton County Stasium. Dale Murphy became the first Brave since Bobby Lowe in 1894 to hit 2 home runs in an inning, and his 6 RBIs in an inning tied a major league record.

20 years ago

The day after 14 people had been injured when a car bomb had exploded outside the Israeli embassy in London, five more people were injured when a bomb exploded at an Israeli fund-raising office in London.

10 years ago

Politics and government
10 days after offering his resignation to Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, Palestinian Prime Minister Ahemd Qurei withdrew the offer after Mr. Arafat agreed to hand over to Mr. Qurei some control over security agencies.

Barack Obama, a candidate for the U.S. Senate in Illinois, delivered the keynote address for the day at the Democratic National Convention at FleetCenter in Boston.

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