Friday, 26 September 2014

September 26, 2014

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Jennifer Korchinski!

225 years ago

Politics and government

Thomas Jefferson was appointed America's first Secretary of State, while John Jay was appointed the first Chief Justice of the United States; Samuel Osgood was appointed the first United States Postmaster General; and Edmund Randolph was appointed the first United States Attorney General in the administration of President George Washington.

110 years ago

Politics and government
Albert Henry George, Earl Grey, was appointed Governor-General of Canada, to take office on December 10, 1904.

100 years ago

Born on this date
Jack LaLanne
. U.S. fitness expert. Mr. LaLanne promoted the benefits of a healthy diet and exercise for 75 years. He opened his first gym in 1936, hosted his own television program from 1953-1985, and was still performing his daily exercise routine the day before his death at the age of 96 on January 23, 2011.

Economics and finance
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission was established by the Federal Trade Commission Act.

Winnipeg Tigers (1-0) 15 Winnipeg Rowing Club (0-1) 11

80 years ago

The British ocean liner RMS Queen Mary was christened by Queen Mary herself and launched from John Brown & Company Shipbuilding and Engineering shipyard at Clydebank, Scotland.

Joe Louis (7-0) won a 10-round decision over Adolph Wiater (16-2-1) in a heavyweight bout at Arcadia Gardens in Chicago.

75 years ago

The British government asked Canada to train Commonwealth airmen.

70 years ago

British and Polish soldiers withdrew from Arnhem south across the Rhine, unsuccessfully concluding Operation Market Garden in the Netherlands. On the central front of the Gothic Line in Italy, Brazilian troops controlled the Serchio valley region after ten days of fighting against the Germans. german forces evacuated Riga, Latvia as four Soviet columns converged on the city. U.S. Marines controlled all but a small portion of Palau, where they had isolated Japanese forces in the Umurgrogol Mountains.

The government of Argentina informed the United Kingdom that war criminals would be barred from Argentina and prohibited from depositing funds or acquiring property.

U.S. Secretary of State Cordell Hull stated that effective October 1, U.S. ships would no longer pick up cargoes in Argentine ports.

60 years ago

The Japanese rail ferry Tōya Maru sank during a typhoon in Japan's Tsugaru Strait, killing a reported 1,153.

Sarnia (4-2) 9 @ Toronto (0-5) 7

The Philadelphia Athletics amassed 16 hits as they defeated the New York Yankees 8-6 before 11,670 fans at Yankee Stadium in the Athletics' final game before moving to Kansas City after 54 years in Philadelphia. Art Ditmar pitched 5 1/3 innings to get his first major league win, while Tommy Byrne pitched 5 innings in taking the loss.

50 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): I Should Have Known Better/If I Fell--The Beatles (4th week at #1)

#1 single in France: Vous Permettez Monsieur?--Salvatore Adamo

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): In ginocchio da te--Gianni Morandi (11th week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Das kommt vom Rudern, das kommt vom Segeln--Peter Lauch & Die Regenpfeifer (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): I'm Into Something Good--Herman's Hermits (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Pretty Woman--Roy Orbison

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Pretty Woman--Roy Orbison
2 Bread and Butter--The Newbeats
3 The House of the Rising Sun--The Animals
4 Do Wah Diddy Diddy--Manfred Mann
5 G.T.O.--Ronny and the Daytonas
6 Where Did Our Love Go--The Supremes
7 Remember (Walking in the Sand)--The Shangri-Las
8 Dancing in the Street--Martha and the Vandellas
9 Save it for Me--The 4 Seasons
10 It Hurts to Be in Love--Gene Pitney

Singles entering the chart were Cousin of Mine (#69)/That's Where it's At (#78) by Sam Cooke; I Like It by Gerry and the Pacemakers (#80); Lumberjack by Brook Benton (#82); I Wanna Be with You by Nancy Wilson (#83); All Cried Out by Dusty Springfield (#84); Teen Beat '65 by Sandy Nelson (#85); I've Got Sand in My Shoes by the Drifters (#88); Funny Girl by Barbra Streisand (#91); It's All Over by Ben E. King (#93); Baby Be Mine by the Jelly Beans (#95); So Long Dearie by Louis Armstrong (#97); If You Want This Love by Sonny Knight (#98); and The Clock by Baby Washington (#100). Funny Girl was the title song of the Broadway musical.

On television tonight
The Outer Limits, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Cold Hands, Warm Heart, starring William Shatner and Geraldine Brooks

Montreal (3-5) 16 @ Ottawa (6-2-1) 16
Toronto (3-5) 36 @ Winnipeg (1-9-1) 24
Edmonton (2-7) 11 @ Saskatchewan (7-3) 20
Hamilton (4-3-1) 16 @ British Columbia (6-0-3) 16

Russ Jackson completed a 79-yard touchdown pass to Whit Tucker and Moe Racine kicked a convert and 3 field goals as the Rough Riders edged the Alouettes before 21,296 fans at Lansdowne Park. George Dixon scored both Montreal touchdowns on rushes of 76 and 10 yards.

Jackie Parker completed 14 of 20 passes for 239 yards to lead the Argonauts over the Blue Bombers before 14,342 fans at Winnipeg Stadium.

George Reed and Jim Worden scored touchdowns for the Roughriders in their win over the Eskimos before 13,600 fans at Taylor Field in Regina. Gerry James added 2 converts and a field goal for Saskatchewan. Butch Pressley scored the only Edmonton touchdown.

Don Sutherin kicked the tying field goal late in the game for the Tiger-Cats as they came back from a 16-4 deficit to score 12 points in the 4th quarter before 37,006 fans at Empire Stadium in Vancouver, the largest crowd to see a regular season CFL game to date. The Hamilton rally began when B.C. punter Neal Beaumont conceded a safety touch. With just over 3 minutes remaining in the game, Hamilton quarterback Bernie Faloney led his team downfield and scored a touchdown, with Mr. Sutherin converting to make the score 16-13.

Canadian university
Toronto 16 @ Alberta at Edmonton (2-0) 25

5,574 fans saw the Golden Bears defeat the Varsity Blues at Clarke Stadium.

40 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): 19 Men--Dermot Hegarty (3rd week at #1)

Politics and government
The United States Senate Rules Committee concluded public hearings on the nomination of former New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller as Vice President of the United States. Mr. Rockefeller had been nominated by President Gerald Ford to fill the vacancy created when Mr. Ford succeeded to the presidency on August 9, 1974 upon the resignation of Richard Nixon.

Chicago (7-6) 0 @ Florida (9-4) 29

30 years ago

Died on this date
John Facenda, 71
. U.S. broadcaster. Mr. Facenda was a radio and television newscaster in Philadelphia for many years before being hired by the National Football League in 1965 as the narrator for NFL Films, where his baritone voice and dramatic reading style earned him the nickname "The Voice of God."

Paquirri, 36. Spanish bullfighter. Born Francisco Rivera Pérez, Paquirri died after baing gored by a bull named Avispado in Pozoblanco, Córdoba.

The United Kingdom and China finalized an agreement to hand control of Hong Kong to China in 1997, ending 150 years of British rule.

Politics and government
U.S. President Ronald Reagan said that "the near destruction of our intelligence capability" in the years preceding his administration had been in part to blame for the bombing of the American embassy in Beirut on September 20.

Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko and United States Secretary of State George Shultz met in New York.

The United States Senate approved compromise legislation providing for stronger health warnings on cigarette packages and advertising.

25 years ago

World events
Vietnam completed withdrawal of its military forces from Cambodia after 11 years of occupation. In Phnom Penh, Heng Samrin, general secretary of the Cambodian Communist Party, called on his countrymen to unite to fight the Khmer Rouge, who still threatened the government.

Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze, addressing the United Nations General Assembly, proposed to ban production of the most advanced types of chemical weapons.

The Chicago Cubs edged the Montreal Expos 3-2 before 11,615 fans at Olympic Stadium in Montreal to clinch the National League East Division pennant. Greg Maddux won the pitchers' duel with Dennis Martinez.

20 years ago

Hit parade
Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 I'll Make Love to You--Boyz II Men
2 All I Wanna Do--Sheryl Crow
3 Could I Be Your Girl--Jann Arden
4 Jane--Barenaked Ladies
5 You Better Wait--Steve Perry
6 Lucky One--Amy Grant
7 Love is Strong--Rolling Stones
8 The Way She Loves Me--Richard Marx
9 Stay (I Missed You)--Lisa Loeb and Nine Stories
10 Circle of Life--Elton John

Singles entering the chart were Always by Bon Jovi (#86); Body and Soul by Anita Baker (#90); Wonder Where and Why by Kim Mitchell (#93); Red Rain by Peter Gabriel (#94); (I Could Only) Whisper Your Name by Harry Connick, Jr. (#96); No More Doggin' by Colin James (#97); Fell on Black Days by Soundgarden (#98); and Which Way Does the River Run by Lennie Gallant (#99).

On television tonight
Baseball, on PBS
Tonight's episode: Seventh Inning: The Capital of Baseball

At the movies
This blogger, with enjoyable female company, attended an Edmonton preview screening of Quiz Show, which had opened in theatres in other locations on September 14.

Politics and government
Jacques Parizeau was Premier of Quebec, his Parti Quebecois having defeated the incumbent Liberals under Premier Daniel Johnson in the recent provincial election.

Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, U.S. President Bill Clinton announced that the U.S. would lift most of its unilateral sanctions against Haiti. Russian President Boris Yeltsin also addressed the General Assembly and defended Russia's right to maintain troops in some former Soviet republics.

Jury selection began in Los Angeles in the trial of former U.S. football star O.J. Simpson for the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.

10 years ago

Died on this date
Amjad Hussain Farooqi
. Pakistani terrorist. Mr. Farooqi, who was linked to al-Qaeda and believed to have organized two assassination attempts on Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, was reported killed by Pakistani officials.

Hurricane Jeanne pounded Florida.

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