225 years ago
Warriors of the Miami people under Chief Little Turtle defeated United States troops under General Josiah Harmar in the Northwest Indian War, at the site of present-day Fort Wayne, Indiana.
140 years ago
Argentina's first telegraphic connection was made.
130 years ago
The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council ruled in London against the appeal of Canadian Metis leader Louis Riel's death sentence for treason; he was be hanged in Regina on November 16, 1885.
Chicago White Stockings 9 St. Louis Browns 2 (7 innings) @ Pittsburgh (Seven-game series tied 2-2-1)
The White Stockings scored 4 runs in the top of the 1st inning and coasted to victory over the Browns in a game called after 7 innings because of darkness before just 500 fans at Recreation Park. John Clarkson outduelled Dave Foutz for the win. The Browns hurt their cause by making 7 errors.
120 years ago
The Granville-Paris express train, with 131 passengers, derailed after overrunning the buffer stop at its Gare Montparnasse terminus, crossing almost 100 feet (30 metres) of concourse before crashing through a wall, falling 33 feet (10 metres) to the road below, and standing on its nose. Marie-Augustine Aguilard, standing on the street below, was killed by falling masonry, and six people were injured.
100 years ago
Born on this date
Yitzhak Shamir. Prime Minister of Israel, 1983-1984, 1986-1992. Mr. Shamir, born Yitzhak Yezernitsky, a native of what is now Belarus, moved to Palestine in 1935, and was a member of both the Irgun and Stern Gang terrorist organizations, and plotted the 1944 assassination of British Minister for Middle East Affairs Lord Moyne. He was convicted, but escaped from prison and made his home in the new nation of Israel. Mr. Shamir was a member of the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad from 1955-1965 before entering politics. As a member of the Likud party, Mr. Shamir was first elected to the Knesset in 1973, becoming Speaker of the Knesset in 1977 and Foreign Minister in 1980 before succeeding Menachem Begin as Prime Minister in 1983. An indecisive election in 1984 resulted in Mr. Shamir stepping aside as Prime Minister in favour of Shimon Peres, but Mr. Shamir reassumed the office in September 1986. He was known as a hard-liner in foreign policy, but succeeded in restoring diplomatic relations with numerous countries. The Labour Party, led by Yitzhak Rabin, took power in the 1992 election, and Mr. Shamir resigned as Likud leader in 1993, and resigned from the Knesset in 1996. He died on June 30, 2012 at the age of 96 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.
80 years ago
The Long March, a year-long military retreat undertaken by the armed forces of the Chinese Communist Party, ended with the union of three armies in Shaanxi.
70 years ago
U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Till the End of Time--Perry Como (5th week at #1)
--Les Brown and his Orchestra
2 On the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe--Johnny Mercer and the Pied Pipers
--Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra
--Judy Garland and the Merry Macs
3 Chopin's Polonaise--Carmen Cavallaro and his Orchestra
4 If I Loved You--Perry Como
5 I'll Buy that Dream--Helen Forrest and Dick Haymes
--Harry James and his Orchestra
--Hal McIntyre and his Orchestra
6 It's Only a Paper Moon--Benny Goodman and his Orchestra
--Ella Fitzgerald and the Delta Rhythm Boys
7 Tampico--Stan Kenton and his Orchestra
8 Gotta Be This or That--Benny Goodman and his Orchestra
--Sammy Kaye and his "Swing and Sway" Orchestra
9 Hong Kong Blues--Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra
10 I'm Gonna Love that Gal (Like She’s Never Been Loved Before)--Perry Como
Singles entering the chart were Chickery Chick by Sammy Kaye and his "Swing and Sway" Orchestra (#22); It Might as Well Be Spring by Dick Haymes (#36); How Deep is the Ocean (How High is the Sky) by Dick Haymes (#41); Just a Blue Serge Suit by Paul Weston and his Orchestra (#42); and Thoughtless by the Ink Spots (#43). Chickery Chick was the B-side of I'll Be Walkin' with My Honey (Soon, Soon, Soon ), charting at #27.
On the radio
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, on MBS
Tonight's episode: The Great Gandolfo
The Canadian government of Prime Minister Mackenzie King introduced the Canadian Citizenship Bill in the House of Commons, ablolishing the terms "Canadian national" or "British subject" as the legal terms for non-aliens in Canada.
60 years ago
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Unchained Melody--Al Hibbler; Les Baxter and his Orchestra (3rd week at #1)
#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White--Perez Prado and his Orchestra (3rd week at #1)
#1 single in the U.K. (Record Mirror): The Man from Laramie--Jimmy Young (3rd week at #1)
#1 singles in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Love is a Many-Splendored Thing--The Four Aces (Best Seller--1st week at #1; Disc Jockey--2nd week at #1); The Yellow Rose of Texas--Mitch Miller and his Orchestra (Jukebox--4th week at #1)
U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Love is a Many-Splendored Thing--The Four Aces (2nd week at #1)
2 The Yellow Rose of Texas--Mitch Miller and his Orchestra
3 Autumn Leaves--Roger Williams
4 Moments to Remember--The Four Lads
5 The Shifting Whispering Sands--Billy Vaughn and his Orchestra
6 Black Denim Trousers--The Cheers
--Vaughn Monroe and his Orchestra
7 The Bible Tells Me So--Don Cornell
8 He--Al Hibbler
--The McGuire Sisters
9 Ain't That a Shame--Pat Boone
10 Only You (And You Alone)--The Platters
Singles entering the chart were Stan Freberg's version of The Yellow Rose of Texas; The McGuire Sisters' version of He; My Boy--Flat Top by Dorothy Collns (#32, charting with the version by Boyd Bennett and the Rockets); Dogface Soldier by Russ Morgan and his Orchestra (#36); Sweet Kentucky Rose by Kitty Kallen (#37); The Bonnie Blue Gal by Mitch Miller and his Orchestra (#39); Pepper-Hot Baby by Jaye P. Morgan (#44); The Wedding by the Solitaires (#46); and Slam! Bam! by the Crew-Cuts (#48). Don Cornell's version of Love is a Many-Splendored Thing, the B-side of The Bible Tells Me So, was listed with the Four Aces' version, but was not charted.
On television tonight
The Honeymooners, on CBS
Tonight's episode: A Woman's Work is Never Done
Hamilton (7-3) 21 @ Ottawa (2-8) 12
Montreal (8-2) 43 @ Toronto (3-7) 12
British Columbia (5-10) 7 @ Saskatchewan (9-5) 33
Winnipeg (6-8) 0 @ Edmonton (13-2) 12
Kitchener-Waterloo (10-1) 22 @ Sarnia (5-5) 5
Pat Abbruzzi rushed for 4 touchdowns for the Alouettes as they routed the Argonauts at Varsity Stadium. It was the second time in the last 6 games in which Mr. Abbruzzi had scored 4 touchdowns in a game. Among the "Big Four" records set in this game were: first downs--62 (Montreal 38, Toronto 24); first downs rushing--37 (Montreal 23, Toronto 14); net yards gained--1,236 (Montreal 796, Toronto 440); net yards gained rushing--611 (Montreal 377, Toronto 234); net yards gained, team--796 (Montreal); touchdowns rushing, individual--4 (Pat Abbruzzi, Montreal); and yards receiving, individual--232 (Hal Patterson, Montreal).
Ken Carpenter scored 2 touchdowns as the Roughriders beat the Lions at Taylor Field in Regina. Pete Thodos, Bobby Marlow, and Tommy Ford scored the other Saskatchewan touchdowns. Joe Aguirre converted all 5 TDs and added a field goal. Don Bartosh scored the only B.C. touchdown on a 36-yard pass from Arnie Galiffa with 30 seconds remaining in the game. Ron Baker converted.
Normie Kwong scored the game's only touchdown and set a Western Interprovincial Football Union record for yards rushing in a single season as the Eskimos blanked the Blue Bombers at Clarke Stadium, avenging their 12-0 loss in Winnipeg on October 1. Mr. Kwong reached 1,056 yards rushing for the season, 13 more than the WIFU record set by Howard Waugh of the Calgary Stampeders in 1954. Bob Dean converted Mr. Kwong's touchdown and added 2 field goals.
Cookie Gilchrist scored a touchdown and 2 field goals for the Dutchmen as they beat the Imperials at Norm Perry Park. Mr. Siemon and Bobby Kuntz scored the other K-W touchdowns, with Bill Graham adding a convert. Bill Sokol scored a touchdown for Sarnia.
50 years ago
Edmonton's top 10 (CJCA)
1 Yesterday/Act Naturally--The Beatles (4th week at #1)
2 A Lover's Concerto--The Toys
3 Keep on Dancing--The Gentrys
4 Get Off My Cloud--The Rolling Stones
5 Not the Lovin' Kind--Dino, Desi and Billy
6 You were on My Mind--We Five
7 Liar, Liar--The Castaways
8 You're the One--The Vogues
9 Taste of Honey--Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass
10 Everybody Loves a Clown--Gary Lewis and the Playboys
Pick hit of the week: You've Got to Hide Your Love Away--The Silkie
New this week: Here it Comes Again--The Fortunes
Windmill in Old Amsterdam--Freddie and the Dreamers
I Have Dreamed--Chad & Jeremy
Upon a Painted Ocean--Barry McGuire
I Will--Dean Martin
The Beatles were at EMI Studios in London, where they finished recording the songs In My Life and Nowhere Man.
40 years ago
The Soviet probe Venera 9 landed on Venus after a journey of 4 1/2 months, and transmitted the first pictures sent to Earth from the surface of another planet.
Unable to overcome serious financial problems, the World Football League folded, about 60% of the way through its second season. The announcement was made by league president Chris Hemmeter at a press conference in New York.
The Detroit Tigers released shortstop Gene Michael, ending his career. Mr. Michael had batted .214 with 3 home runs and 13 runs batted in in 56 games in 1975. In 10 seasons in the major leagues, most of which were with the New York Yankees (1968-1974), Mr. Michael batted .229 with 15 homers and 226 RBIs in 973 games.
Cincinnati Reds 4 @ Boston Red Sox 3 (Cincinnati won best-of-seven series 4-3)
Joe Morgan's bloop single to center field with 2 out in the top of the 9th inning scored Ken Griffey with the winning run as the Reds overcame a 3-0 deficit to defeat the Red Sox before 35,205 fans at Fenway Park to win their first World Series championship in 35 years. Cincinnati third baseman Pete Rose, who batted .370, was named the series' most valuable player.
30 years ago
On television tonight
Hometown, on CBS
Tonight's episode: Fading Away Jump Shots
This was the tenth and last episode of the series, which was inspired by the movie The Big Chill (1983). The final episode was the worst, consisting almost entirely of footage of the men playing basketball.
Argentine President Raul Alfonsin ordered the arrest of 12 people, including two military officers, in connection with a month-long series of bombings which may have been related to the current trial of nine members of juntas accused of directing the kidnapping, torture, and murder of thousands of people during the country's so-called "dirty war" of the 1970s. The arrest decree asserted that the 12 had sought to "foment a split between the military and civilians." Seven were arrested.
Kansas City Royals 6 @ St. Louis Cardinals 1 (St. Louis led best-of-seven series 2-1)
Frank White drove in 3 runs with a home run and a a double, and Bret Saberhagen pitched a 6-hit complete game, as the Royals defeated the Cardinals before 53,364 fans at Busch Memorial Stadium. Joaquin Andujar started on the mound for the Cardinals and allowed 9 hits and 4 earned runs in 4 innings to take the loss.
25 years ago
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): So Hard--Pet Shop Boys (3rd week at #1)
Economics and finance
The Canadian Senate passed a bill, introduced by the federal government of Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, overhauling the Unemployment Insurance Fund, with employers and workers to shoulder the entire cost.
Zellers, a division of Hudson's Bay Company, acquired 51 Towers-Bonimart discount stores in eastern Canada for an estimated $150 million.
U.S. President George Bush vetoed a civil rights bill that he said would have forced businesses to adopt quotas in hiring and promotion.
The Royal Geographical Society unveiled evidence that the region around the Aral Sea in Central Asia was the world's worst ecological disaster.
20 years ago
#1 single in Austria (Ö3): I Wanna Be a Hippy--Technohead (4th week at #1)
#1 single in Switzerland: You are Not Alone--Michael Jackson (3rd week at #1)
Died on this date
Mary Wickes, 85. U.S. actress. Miss Wickes, born Mary Wickenhauser, was known for her comedic character roles in movies and television programs from the 1940s through the 1980s.
Kingsley Amis, 73. U.K. writer. Mr. Amis was known for his comic novels, beginning with Lucky Jim (1954), as well as for works of social and literary criticism.
Saskatchewan (6-11) 15 @ Calgary (15-2) 18
Mark McLoughlin's sixth field goal of the game--a 24-yard kick with 39 seconds remaining in regulation time--gave the Stampeders their win over the Roughriders before 33,258 fans on a cold Sunday afternoon at McMahon Stadium. In a game without a touchdown, Mr. McLoughlin was successful on 6 of 8 field goal attempts, while Saskatchewan kicker Paul McCallum was 5 for 5.
Cleveland Indians 3 @ Atlanta Braves 4 (Atlanta led best-of-seven series 2-0)
Javy Lopez's 2-run home run off Dennis Martinez with 1 out in the bottom of the 6th inning broke a 2-2 tie as the Braves edged the Indians before 51,877 fans at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. Eddie Murray's 2-run homer off Tom Glavine in the 2nd inning had given Cleveland a 2-0 lead, but the Braves had tied the game with 2 runs in the 3rd.
10 years ago
Tropical Storm Alpha formed in the Atlantic Basin, making the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season the most active on record, with 22 named storms.
Toronto (10-6) 49 @ Montreal (9-7) 23
Winnipeg (5-12) 1 @ British Columbia (12-4) 41
Alberta (6-1) 37 Simon Fraser 14
Houston Astros 3 @ Chicago White Sox 5 (Chicago led best-of-seven series 1-0)
Joe Crede's solo home run off Wandy Rodriguez with 1 out in the 4th inning broke a 3-3 tie as the White Sox defeated the Astros before 41,206 fans at U.S. Cellular Field. Jose Contreras allowed 6 hits and 3 earned runs in 7 innings to get the win. Houston starter Roger Clemens lasted just 2 innings, allowing 4 hits and 3 earned runs. It was the first World Series game for the Astros in their 44-year history, and the first for the White Sox since 1959.
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