Thursday, 11 September 2014

September 11, 2014

300 years ago

Barcelona, capital city of Catalonia, surrendered to Spanish and French Bourbon armies in the War of the Spanish Succession.

225 years ago

Politics and government
Alexander Hamilton was appointed the first United States Secretary of the Treasury.

200 years ago

In the War of 1812, U.S. forces under Thomas Macdonough defeated a British fleet under Sir George Prevost on Lake Champlain, while U.S. forces commanded by Alexander Macomb beat back a British landing force from Plattsburgh, New York, leading to the retreat of the main British force back to Canada.

175 years ago

Track and field
The first meet in Canada was held at Caer Howell grounds, near Toronto.

100 years ago

Australian forces invaded New Britain in German New Guinea, defeating a German contingent in the Battle of Bita Paka.

90 years ago

Harry Wills (81-7-6-7) won a 12-round newspaper decision over Luis Angel Firpo (28-4) in a heavyweight bout at Boyle's Thirty Acres in Jersey City, New Jersey.

80 years ago

Joe Louis (6-0) scored a technical knockout of Alex Borchuk, aka Al Delaney (23-2) in the 4th round of a heavyweight bout at the Naval Armory in Detroit. Mr. Louis knocked down Mr. Borchuk 3 times in the 4th round.

70 years ago

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

U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrived in Quebec City, where they and Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King began the second Quebec Conference at the Hotel Chateau Frontenac, opening dicussions on ways to speed the defeat of Germany and Japan. U.S. troops pushed from France 5 miles into German territory northwest of Trier at 6:11 P.M. British troops entered the Netherlands above Neerpelt after crossing the Schelde-Meuse Canal. A British Royal Air Force bombing raid on the German city of Darmstadt and the following firestorm killed 11,500.

U.S. Secretary of State Cordell Hull said that time had almost run out for Austria to demonstrate fitness for independence when Germany was defeated.

U.S. Navy Secretary James Forrestal said that he favoured a year's military training for American youth.

Politics and government
Greek Prime Minister-in-exile Georgios Papandreou and most of his cabinet arrived in Naples from Egypt to await the liberation of Greece from Nazi occupation.

Republican Party candidate Horace Hildreth was elected Governor of Maine in a landslide, and the same state's voters re-elected Republican incumbent Representatives Robert Hale, Margaret Smith, and Frank Fellows.

60 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): The Happy Wanderer--Frank Weir and his Orchestra; Obernkirchen Children's Choir (7th week at #1)

#1 singles in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Sh-Boom--The Crew-Cuts (Best Seller--6th week at #1; Disc Jockey--6th week at #1; Jukebox--4th week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Sh-Boom--The Crew-Cuts (6th week at #1)
--The Chords
2 Hey There--Rosemary Clooney
--Sammy Davis, Jr.
3 The Little Shoemaker--The Gaylords
--Hugo Winterhalter and his Orchestra
4 The High and the Mighty--Les Baxter and his Orchestra
--LeRoy Holmes and his Orchestra
--Victor Young and his Orchestra
--Johnny Desmond
5 Skokiaan--Ralph Marterie and his Orchestra
--Bulawayo Sweet Rhythms Band
--The Four Lads
6 Little Things Mean a Lot--Kitty Kallen
7 In the Chapel in the Moonlight--Kitty Kallen
8 They Were Doin' the Mambo--Vaugh Monroe and his Orchestra
9 Hernando's Hideaway--Archie Bleyer
10 Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight--The McGuire Sisters
--Sunny Gale

Singles entering the chart were Rain, Rain, Rain by Frankie Laine and the Four Lads (#18); Honey Love by the Drifters (#27, charting with the version by Bunny Paul with the Harptones); Fortune in Dreams (#31)/Am I a Toy or a Treasure (#33) by Kay Starr; It Shall Come to Pass by the Four Aces (#37); and Mama, Don't Cry at My Wedding (#38)/Pa Pa Pa (#42) by Joni James.

Hurricane Edna hit New England as a Category 3 hurricane, causing significant damage and 29 deaths.

Hamilton (1-3) 3 @ Montreal (4-0) 21
Ottawa (1-3) 12 @ Toronto (2-2) 5

British Columbia (0-5) 7 @ Saskatchewan (5-1-1) 17
Calgary (3-3) 11 @ Edmonton (2-2) 30

Sarnia (3-1) 19 @ Kitchener-Waterloo (2-2) 17

A Clarke Stadium record crowd of 18,795 saw the Eskimos use a strong rushing game to end the Stampeders' streak of three straight shutouts. Johnny Bright, recently obtained from Calgary, led the Edmonton ground game with 18 carries for 78 yards. Quarterback Jackie Parker added 61 yards on 12 carries, Glenn Lippman rushed 9 times for 57 yards, and Rollie Miles added 48 on 6 carries. Howard Waugh led the Stampeders with 12 carries for 55 yards and Eddie Macon rushed 7 times for 41 yards.

The Imperials scored 3 touchdowns in the 4th quarter--2 by Albert Richmond--to defeat the Dutchmen in Kitchener. Mr. Richmond rushed 4 yards for the winning touchdown on the last play of the game.

50 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): I Won't Forget You--Jim Reeves (5th week at #1)

Edmonton's top 10 (CJCA)
1 Pretty Woman--Roy Orbison
2 Under the Boardwalk--The Drifters
3 It Hurts to Be in Love--Gene Pitney
4 A Hard Day's Night--The Beatles
5 In the Misty Moonlight--Jerry Wallace
6 Come Home Little Girl--Bobby Curtola
7 The House of the Rising Sun--The Animals
8 Slow Down/Matchbox--The Beatles
9 Everybody Loves Somebody--Dean Martin
10 Where Did Our Love Go--The Supremes
Pick hit of the week: Do Wah Diddy Diddy--Manfred Mann
New this week: Garden in the Rain--Vic Dana
Do You Want to Dance--Del Shannon
Letter from Elaina--Casey Kasem
Promise You'll Tell Her--The Swinging Blue Jeans
Wait for Me--Rita Pavone

On the radio
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Carleton Hobbs and Norman Shelley, on BBC Light Programme
Tonight's episode: The Norwood Builder

Edmonton (2-4) 19 @ Montreal (3-3) 10

Jon Anabo, playing his first CFL game, entered the game in the 3rd quarter in relief of starting quarterback Lynn Amedee and engineered 2 touchdowns within 1 minute and 16 seconds, providing the winning margin as the Eskimos defeated the Alouettes before 22,506 fans at Molson Stadium for their first win on the road in 2 years and their first regular season win ever in Montreal. Montreal led 10-3 at halftime, but Mr. Anabo completed an 8-yard touchdown pass to Tommy-Joe Coffey and then handed off to Larry Ferguson--also playing his first CFL game--for an 11-yard touchdown rush. The Alouettes were without assistant coach Leo Cahill, who had resigned from the team because of differences with head coach Jim Trimble.

40 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Switzerland: Rock Your Baby--George McCrae

On television tonight
Sons and Daughters, on CBS
Tonight's episode: The Locket

Eastern Air Lines Flight 212, a DC-9, crashed in Charlotte, North Carolina, killing 69 passengers and 2 crew members.

Calgary (1-7) 0 @ Hamilton (5-4) 27

Hamilton quarterback Bill Etter rushed 8 times for 73 yards and completed a 5-yard touchdown pass to Tony Gabriel for the winning touchdown in the 1st quarter as the Tiger-Cats blanked the Stampeders before 25,110 fans at Ivor Wynne Stadium. Dave Fleming rushed 11 yards for a touchdown in the 2nd quarter and 2 yards for the final TD in the 4th quarter. The Hamilton defense limited Calgary to 171 yards net offense.

Detroit (1-10) 15 @ Florida (7-4) 14
Birmingham (10-1) 7 @ Memphis (9-2) 46
Jacksonville (4-7) 22 @ Philadelphia (5-6) 41
Southern California (7-4) 31 @ Chicago (7-4) 28
Hawaii (3-8) 24 @ Houston (3-7-1) 17
New York (7-4) 34 @ Portland (2-8-1) 15

The St. Louis Cardinals edged the New York Mets 4-3 in 25 innings in the longest night game in major league history to that date before 13,460 fans--including baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn and his wife--at Shea Stadium in New York. The game lasted 7 hours and 4 minutes, beginning at 8:08 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time on September 11, and ending at 3:12 A.M. September 12. The Mets led 3-1 with 2 out in the 9th, but St. Louis third baseman Ken Reitz hit a 2-run home run off New York starting pitcher Jerry Koosman to tie the game. The winning run scored when Bake McBride led off the 25th with an infield single off Hank Webb, who had just entered the game. Mr. Webb attempted to pick off Mr. McBride, but his throw was wild, and Mr. McBride went to third base and head for home plate. New York first baseman John Milner recovered the ball in foul territory and threw to catcher Ron Hodges at home, but Mr. Hodges dropped the ball for another error. Bob Forsch started on the mound for St. Louis and allowed 3 runs--2 earned--in 6 innings. Sonny Siebert, the Cardinals' seventh pitcher of the game, pitched 2 1/3 innings to get the win. Mr. Webb, the sixth New York pitcher, took the loss. His immediate predecessor, Jerry Cram, pitched 8 scoreless innings of relief. Wayne Garrett had a miserable game for the Mets, batting 0 for 10.

International League
Memphis 6 @ Rochester 4 (Memphis led best-of-seven series 2-1)
Richmond 8 @ Syracuse 9 (Syracuse led best-of-seven series 3-0)

Gary Carter drove in 2 runs with a triple in the 3rd inning, hit a 3-run home run in the 5th inning, and singled in a run in the 9th as the Blues defeated the Red Wings before 3,259 fans. Rochester scored all its runs in the bottom of the 3rd when Royle Stillman, Mike Fiore, and Doug DeCinces singled to load the bases against Memphis starting pitcher Chip Lang. Terry Enyart came in to relieve Mr. Lang and gave up a grand slam homer to Mike Reinbach, giving the Red Wings a 4-2 lead. Mr. Enyart was the winning pitcher, with Don DeMola, who entered the game in the 7th inning, earning thea save. Mike Willis started on the mound for Rochester and took the loss.

The Chiefs scored 7 runs in the 6th inning and led 9-2 after 7 innings, but the Braves rallied for 6 runs in the 8th inning, falling just short in their comeback before 1,313 fans. Rick Bladt singled twice and drove in 2 runs for Syracuse in the 6th inning, when 12 men came to bat and had 9 hits. The deciding run scored in the 7th inning on an infield hit by Ken Bennett and 2 errors on a ground ball by M.L. Prince. Dave Pagan started on the mound for Syracuse and was the winning pitcher, but left in the 7th inning with a stiff arm and was relieved by Joe Pactwa. Steve Evenhus relieved Mr. Pactwa in the 8th and gave up a grand slam to Greg Foreman. Alan Closter started on the mound for Richmond and was tagged with the loss.

Southern League
Jacksonville 0 @ Knoxville 1 (Knoxville won best-of-five series 1-0)

An unearned run in the bottom of the 1st inning stood up as the White Sox edged the Suns before 2,384 fans to win the SL championship. Jacksonville starting pitcher Randy Hammon hit Knoxville leadoff batter Fred Norton with a pitch. Mike Buskey then doubled to right-centre field, and Mr. Norton scored when right fielder Orestes Minoso bobbled the ball for an error. Pete Williams allowed 3 hits iin 6 2/3 innings, and Chuck Sprinkle retired the last 7 batters to earn the save. Mr. Hammon took the loss.

30 years ago

Died on this date
Jerry Voorhis, 83
. U.S. politician. Mr. Voorhis, a Democrat, represented California's 12th District in the United States House of Representaives from 1937-1947. He was defeated in the 1946 election by Republican candidate Richard Nixon, becoming Mr. Nixon's first policial opponent. The 1946 campaign was the first example of the "red-baiting" methods used by Mr. Nixon in election campaigns.

Pope John Paul II spent the day in Montreal as he continued his Canadian tour.

U.S. President Ronald Reagan said that he had invited Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko to the White House in an effort to ease U.S.-U.S.S.R. tensions. Democratic party presidential candidate Walter Mondale said he was pleased that the meeting would take place, but added that it was "pathetic" that it was happening for the first time in the middle of the president’s re-election campaign.

25 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Australian Music Report): Right Here Waiting--Richard Marx

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Lambada--Kaoma (4th week at #1)

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Right Here Waiting--Richard Marx (3rd week at #1)
2 Cold Hearted--Paula Abdul
3 Don't Wanna Lose You--Gloria Estefan
4 The End of the Innocence--Don Henley
5 Hangin' Tough--New Kids on the Block
6 So Alive--Love and Rockets
7 If I Could Turn Back Time--Cher
8 On Our Own--Bobby Brown
9 Don't Look Back--Fine Young Cannibals
10 Cherish--Madonna

Singles entering the chart were Another Man's Gun by Ray Lyell & the Storm (#74); Dr. Feelgood by Motley Crue (#81); Sold Me Down the River by the Alarm (#85); When I Looked at Him by Expose (#87); It's No Crime by Babyface (#88); Blow at High Dough by the Tragically Hip (#90); Hold Me in Your Arms by Rick Astley (#92); and Whatcha Do to My Body by Lee Aaron (#94).

At the movies
American Boyfriends, starring Margaret Langrick and John Wildman, opened in theatres. It was the sequel to My American Cousin (1985).

World events
Hungary announced that the East German refugees who had been housed in temporary camps were free to leave for West Germany.

The judicial inquiry began in St. John's, Newfoundland into alleged sexual abuse of boys by authorities at Mount Cashel orphanage.

20 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Austria (Ö3): I Swear--All-4-One (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: I Swear--All-4-One (7th week at #1)

Died on this date
Jessica Tandy, 85
. U.K.-born U.S. actress. Miss Tandy, a renowned stage actress, won Tony Awards for Best Actress in A Streetcar Named Desire (1947); The Gin Game (1977); and Foxfire (1982). She repeated her Brodway role in the made-for-television version of Foxfire (1987), and won an Emmy Award. Miss Tandy won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her starring performance in Driving Miss Daisy (1989). She often appeared in productions with her husband Hume Cronyn.

Auto racing
Jacques Villeneuve won the Wisconsin 200.

Andre Agassi of the United States, who had entered the tournament unseeded, defeated Michael Stich of Germany in three straight sets in the finals to win his first United States Open men's singles championship.

British Columbia (8-1-1) 28 @ Toronto (4-6) 18
Saskatchewan (6-4) 49 @ Winnipeg (6-4) 18

Kent Austin threw touchdown passes to Ray Alexander and Darren Flutie and rushed for a touchdown of his own as the Lions built a 27-1 lead and held on to defeat the Argonauts before 15,259 fans at SkyDome. Mike Kerrigan started at quarterback for Toronto but left the game with an injury in the 2nd quarter after being hit by B.C. linebacker Tyrone Chatman. Marvin Graves replaced Mr. Kerrigan and completed touchown passes of 8 yards to Eric Drage in the 3rd quarter and 85 yards to Jeff Fairholm in the 4th quarter.

The Roughriders, leading 10-4 at halftime, erupted for 39 points in the 2nd half to rout the Blue Bombers before 29,618 fans at Winnipeg Stadium. Warren Jones started at quarterback and threw a touchdown pass to Larry Thompson in the 2nd quarter. Tom Burgess relieved Mr. Jones to start the 2nd half and threw touchdown passes to Mr. Thompson and Ray Elgaard, and handed off to Mike Saunders for 2 touchdowns, while defensive end Bobby Jurasin returned an interception 35 yards for another Saskatchewan TD. The Blue Bombers scored touchdowns on a pass from Keithen McCant to Jamie Holland in the 3rd quarter and a 3-yard rush by Blaise Bryant in the last minute of the game.

10 years ago

Politics and government
Afghan Prime Minister Hamid Karzai dismissed Herat's warlord, Ismail Khan.

British Columbia (8-3) 31 @ Ottawa (4-8) 13

Regina (0-2) 8 @ Manitoba (1-1) 12
Alberta (2-0) 18 @ Saskatchewan (1-1) 16
Calgary (0-2) 24 @ Simon Fraser (1-0) 35

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