Wednesday, 29 October 2014

October 28, 2014

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Kerry Hoffer and Mona Bernales!

350 years ago

The Duke of York and Albany's Maritime Regiment of Foot, later to be known as the Royal Marines, was established in England.

150 years ago

In the U.S. Civil War, the Battle of Fair Oaks and Darbytown Road (also known as the Second Battle of Fair Oaks) ended as Union forces under General Ulysses S. Grant withdrew from Fair Oaks, Virginia, after failing to breach the Confederate defenses around Richmond.

125 years ago


World Series
New York Giants 16 @ Brooklyn Bridegrooms 7 (New York led best-of-eleven series 5-3)

The Giants scored 9 runs in the first 2 innings and cruised to victory before 2,584 fans at Washington Park. The Bridegrooms scored 5 runs in the last 2 innings, but it wasn’t nearly enough. Ed "Cannonball" Crane went the distance for his fourth win of the series, while Adonis Terry took his second loss. Each team made 4 errors.

110 years ago

Panama and Uruguay established diplomatic relations.

100 years ago

Born on this date
Glenn Robert Davis
. U.S. politician. Mr. Davis, a Republican, represented Wisconsin's 2nd Congressional District in the House of Representatives from 1947-1957 and Wisconsin's 9th Congressional District from 1965-1974. He died on September 21, 1988 at the age of 74.

R.L.M. Synge. U.K. biochemist. Mr. Synge shared the 1952 Nobel Prize in chemistry with Archer Martin "for their invention of partition chromatography." He died on August 18, 1994 at the age of 79.

Jonas Salk. U.S. physician. Dr. Salk was famous for devising the first successful polio vaccine, which was introduced in the United States in 1955 after preliminary tests had been declared effective. Dr. Salk died on June 23, 1995 at the age of 80.

Died on this date
Richard Heuberger, 64
. Austro-Hungarian composer. Mr. Heuberger is best known for his operetta Der Opernball (1898).

75 years ago

Died on this date
Alice Brady, 46
. U.S. actress. Miss Brady, born Mary Rose Brady, won the Academy Award for her supporting performance in In Old Chicago (1937). Her other movies included When Ladies Meet (1933); My Man Godfrey (1936); and Young Mr. Lincoln (1939). Miss Brady died of cancer, five days before her 47th birthday.

Toronto (3-1) 13 @ Ottawa (3-1) 8
Montreal (0-4) 0 @ Hamilton (2-2) 5

Regina (6-6) 0 @ Winnipeg (10-2) 16

Montreal (3-0-1) 6 @ Sarnia (1-1-2) 6

Fritz Hanson scored 2 touchdowns and Bill Nairn added 2 converts and a field goal as the Blue Bombers blanked the Roughriders before 4,000 fans at Osborne Stadium.

70 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): You Always Hurt the One You Love--The Mills Brothers (3rd week at #1)

Bulgaria signed an armistice with the United Nations, which included provisions that Bulgaria give up portions of Greece and Yugoslavia acquired in 1941; immediately make available foodstuffs for relief of the people of Greek and Yugoslavian territories that suffered from Bulgarian occupation; and release Allied prisoners. Canadian units in the Netherlands captured the ancient seacoast fortress of Bergen op Zoom. British Royal Air Force bombers dropped a record 4,000 tons of explosives on the German city of Cologne. Soviet troops entered Slovakia on a broad front west of Ruthenia. U.S. troops and Philippine guerrillas overran and completed the occupation of Samar Island. U.S. Army General Joseph Stilwell was removed from his Far Eastern posts as U.S. commander in the China-Burma-India theatre; chief of staff to Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek; and deputy to Lord Louis Mountbatten. Lieutenant General Daniel Sultan was given command of the Burma-India front and Major General A.C. Wedemeyer the China front.

Politics and government
Three Mississippi Democratic party electors announced that they would vote for U.S. Senator Harry F. Byrd (Democrat--Virginia) for President of the United States in the 1944 election. U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt pledged himself to a postwar program of high pay and adequate return for farm and factory products, while New York Governor and Democratic Party U.S. presidential candidate Thomas Dewey said that if he were elected he would end all farm controls established by President Roosevelt's New Deal.

Central Navigation School (Rivers) 7 @ Wireless School (Winnipeg) 11 (1st game of 2-game, total points series)

Reg Harmer and Charlie Harrison scored touchdowns for the Bombers as they defeated the Pathfinders at Osborne Stadium. Buddy Meier scored a touchdown for CNS.

60 years ago

An attempt to keep the Philadelphia Athletics baseball team in Philadelphia failed when American League owners split 4-4 on a vote to approve the sale of the team by Connie Mack and his sons to a Philadelphia-based syndicate. A majority vote was needed to approve the agreement. Kansas City businessman Arnold Johnson was also attempting to buy the team, with the intention of moving the franchise to Kansas City.

50 years ago

The first of two concerts comprising the T.A.M.I. Show took place at Sant Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California. The concerts were filmed, and edited into the movie The T.A.M.I. Show (1964).

The U.S.S.R. launched the satellite Cosmos 50.

U.S. officials denied any involvement in bombing North Vietnam.

British Columbia (10-2-3) 14 @ Calgary (12-4) 26

The Stampeders scored 17 points in the 1st quarter as they defeated the Lions before 20,000 fans at McMahon Stadium to keep their hopes alive for finishing in first place in the Western Football Conference. Calgary kicker Larry Robinson kicked field goals of 48, 47, and 17 yards to finish the season with 22 field goals, tying the CFL record established the previous year by B.C.'s Peter Kempf. Willie Taylor, a guard who had previously played for the Lions before briefly playing with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, was activated for the game, but since his activation by B.C. occurred after a deadline for adding imports to the roster, he was ruled to be ineligible several days later, meaning that the Lions would have forfeited the game if they'd won on the scoreboard. During the game, Calgary offensive end Pete Manning, who ws white, reportedly hurled a racial slur at B.C. defensive back Bill Munsey, a Negro. The incident was mentioned in a Vancouver Sun column by Denny Boyd several days later, but no further publicity or league action ensued. If such an incident were to occur today, the result would be a huge fine, a suspension or banishment, and compulsory sensitivity training for the guilty party.

40 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): The Night Chicago Died--Paper Lace (6th week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Rock Your Baby--George McCrae

On television tonight
Rhoda, on CBS
Tonight's episode: Rhoda's Wedding

This hour-long episode was the highest-rated episode of any television series in the 1970s until Roots in 1977.

Meeting in Rabat, Morocco, the heads of state of 20 Arab nations, including King Hussein of Jordan, unanimously called for the creation of an independent Palestinian state "on any Palestinian land that is liberated" from Israeli occupation. The Arab leaders also recognized Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat as the "sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people."

The wife and son of U.K. Sports Minister Denis Howell survived a bomb attack on their car; the attack was believed to be the work of the provisional Irish Republican Army.

Atlanta (2-5) 17 @ Pittsburgh (5-1-1) 24

30 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in France: I Just Called to Say I Love You--Stevie Wonder

#1 single in Switzerland: I Just Called to Say I Love You--Stevie Wonder

An OPEC committee drew up a recommendation that the 13-member organization cut oil production to prevent prices from falling further. Nigeria was a holdout, refusing to cut production or raise its discounted prices.

Montreal (6-9-1) 29 @ Ottawa (4-12) 24
Saskatchewan (6-9-1) 7 @ Edmonton (9-7) 52

Turner Gill completed 19 of 34 passes for 324 yards and a touchdown to Nick Arakgi to lead the Concordes to victory. Mr. Gill also rushed for a touchdown and handed off to Dwaine Wilson for another major score. Tim McCray carried 13 times for 72 yards and a touchdown for the Rough Riders, while Skip Walker, who had missed most of the season with injuries after leading the CFL in rushing in 1982 and 1983, was held to 20 yards on 8 carries, but scored the second Ottawa touchdown. Keith Baker caught 6 passes for 138 yards in a losing cause, and participated in the game’s most exciting play. When Don Sweet kicked off after Mr. Arakgi’s touchdown late in the second quarter, Reuben Eckels fielded the ball and ran 3 yards before handing off to Mr. Baker on a reverse. Mr. Baker then ran 8 yards before lateralling to Dwight Edwards, who raced another 89 yards to the Concordes’ 7-yard line. The Rough Riders were forced to settle for a Dean Dorsey field goal after the 100-yard kickoff return. 17,162 fans at Lansdowne Park saw the Rough Riders suffer their 11th loss in their last 12 games. For George Brancato it marked the end of the line after 11 years as Ottawa’s head coach.

The crowd at Commonwealth Stadium was announced as 42,644, but only about 22,500 actually showed up to see Eskimo quarterback Kevin Ingram make his first CFL start. This blogger was in attendance, and it was one of the coldest games I’ve ever been to. I spent much of the second half in the men’s room trying to warm up while the Roughriders had the ball, coming out to take a peek when the Eskimos gained possession. Mr. Ingram left with a leg injury in the third quarter, but not before leading the Eskimos to a 38-1 lead. The Edmonton rookie completed 7 of 12 passes for 136 yards and rushed 6 times for 48 yards and 2 touchdowns. Neil Lumsden and Milson Jones each rushed for an Edmonton touchdown, and Jeff Treftlin returned a Paul Hickie punt 75 yards for another score. Brian Kelly needed 2 touchdown receptions to beat the single-season CFL record that had just been tied by B.C.’s Merv Fernandez the previous week, and it looked as though he would be denied when he was stopped at the Saskatchewan 3-yard line after a 48-yard gain on a pass from Mr. Ingram in the third quarter. When Johnny Evans came in to play quarterback after Mr. Ingram got hurt, he connected with Mr. Kelly for a 61-yard touchdown at 5:01 of the fourth quarter to tie the record, and then hit him with an 85-yard bomb at 7:34 to give Mr. Kelly his 18th touchdown of the season. Mr. Kelly finished the game with 4 catches for 209 yards. For Mr. Evans, the touchdown bombs to Mr. Kelly were the last passes he threw in his football career. Edmonton amassed 490 yards in net offense, including 208 yards rushing. Mr. Ingram and Mr. Evans combined to throw just 16 passes, completing 9. Edmonton's Dave Cutler kicked his 464th and last career CFL field goal in the 2nd quarter; the holder on the play was rookie receiver Tag Rome, playing just his second CFL game. It was the last game for Saskatchewan head coach Reuben Berry and general manager John Herrera, who were both fired shortly after.

25 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): Swing the Mood--Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in France (SNEP): Cœur de loup--Philippe Lafontaine (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Lambada--Kaoma (5th week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Girl I'm Gonna Miss You--Milli Vanilli (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: That's What I Like--Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Miss You Much--Janet Jackson (4th week at #1)

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Miss You Much--Janet Jackson (3rd week at #1)
2 Love Song--The Cure
3 Sowing the Seeds of Love--Tears for Fears
4 Listen to Your Heart--Roxette
5 Dr. Feelgood--Motley Crue
6 Mixed Emotions--Rolling Stones
7 Cover Girl--New Kids on the Block
8 Love in an Elevator--Aerosmith
9 Rock Wit'cha--Bobby Brown
10 Bust a Move--Young M.C.

Singles entering the chart were Just Between You and Me by Lou Gramm (#65); The Arms of Orion by Prince with Sheena Easton (#75); I'm Not the Man I Used to Be by Fine Young Cannibals (#80); How am I Supposed to Live Without You by Michael Bolton (#82); Pump Up the Jam by Technotronic featuring Felly (#84); and Sold Me Down the River by Alarm (#87).

Died on this date
Henry Hall, 91
. U.K. bandleader. Mr. Hall began leading the BBC Dance Orchestra in 1932, and and remained popular in this position until his retirement in 1964.

A two-day summit in San Jose, Costa Rica of leaders of Western Hemisphere countries concluded. U.S. President George Bush referred to Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega as a "little man," and as "an animal at a garden party."

10,000 people gathered in Wenceslas Square in Prague to observe the 71st anniversary of the founding of the republic of Czechoslovakia. The demonstration was broken up by club-swinging police.

Edmonton (15-2) 25 @ British Columbia (6-11) 19

Blake Marshall scored 2 touchdowns on short runs and Jerry Kauric kicked 2 converts, 3 field goals, and 2 singles as the Eskimos became the first CFL team to win 15 games in a season. Reggie Taylor led Edmonton’s ground game with 84 yards on 14 carries, while Tom Richards caught 6 passes for 135 yards and Craig Ellis caught 6 for 94. B.C. quarterback Matt Dunigan completed just 14 of 38 passes for 165 yards and 3 interceptions. Mr. Dunigan ran 1 yard for a B.C. touchdown in the second quarter, and completed a 5-yard touchdown pass to Eric Streater with 14 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter to draw the Lions to within a touchdown of the Eskimos. 27,115 were in attendance at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver.

St. Mary’s (7-0) 50 Mount Allison (0-7) 6
Acadia (5-2) 28 St. Francis Xavier (2-5) 8
Calgary (4-4) 24 @ British Columbia (5-3) 34

Ontario semi-finals
Waterloo 7 @ Western Ontario 49
Guelph 13 @ Toronto 14

Ontario-Quebec semi-finals
McGill 17 @ Queen’s 33
Concordia 17 @ Ottawa 36

Doug Lynch completed 21 of 35 passes for 399 yards and 4 touchdowns to lead the Thunderbirds past the Dinosaurs at Thunderbird Stadium in Vancouver. With the win, B.C. clinched the WIFL’s second and last playoff spot, eliminating Alberta from contention.

World Series
Oakland Athletics 9 @ San Francisco Giants 6 (Oakland won best-of-seven series 4-0)

The Athletics jumped out to an 8-0 lead after 5½ innings and held on to defeat the Giants before 62,032 fans at Candlestick Park to win the World Series for the first time since 1974. Rickey Henderson led off the game with a home run off losing pitcher Don Robinson, and winning pitcher Mike Moore doubled in 2 runs and scored in the 2nd inning. Kevin Mitchell and Greg Litton each hit 2-run homers for the Giants.

20 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): This is the Way--E-type

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Saturday Night--Whigfield (5th week at #1)

Politics and government
U.S. President Bill Clinton visited U.S. troops in Kuwait.

Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that the gross domestic product had grown 3.4% at an annual rate during the third quarter of 1984 (subject to revision).

Shreveport (2-15) 29 @ Toronto (7-10) 27

Bjorn Nittmo's fifth field goal of the game--a 55-yard kick as regulation time ran out--gave the Pirates the win over the Argonauts before 20,328 fans at SkyDome. The kick climaxed a wild last minute in which Shreveport, trailing 24-19, had taken a 26-24 lead on a 75-yard punt return for a touchdown by David Lucas, converted by Mr. Nittmo with 58 seconds remaining. Toronto's Wayne Lammle kicked his fourth field goal of the game with 7 seconds left to give the Argonauts a 27-26 lead, but a 27-yard pass completion from the Shreveport 35-yard line to the Toronto 48 with 1 second left allowed Mr. Nittmo to make his winning kick. Martin Patton rushed for the other Shreveport touchdown, while Mohammed Shamsid-Deen rushed for the 2 Toronto touchdowns.

10 years ago

Died on this date
Jimmy McLarnin, 96
. Irish-born Canadian boxer. Mr. McLarnin, who moved with his family to Vancouver at the age of 3, was world welterweight champion from May 1933-May 1934 and September 1934-May 1935. He retired from boxing in 1936 with a record of 55-11-3.

Montreal (14-4) 58 @ Toronto (10-7-1) 20

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