Friday, 9 October 2015

October 9, 2015

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Sarah Son!

380 years ago


Religious dissident and Rhode Island founder Roger Williams was banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

275 years ago

Dutch colonists and various slave groups began massacring ethnic Chinese in the city of Batavia in Java, eventually killing 10,000.

125 years ago

Born on this date
Aimee Semple McPherson
. Canadian-born U.S. evangelist. Mrs. McPherson, born Aimee Elizabeth Kennedy on a farm in Salford, Ontario, was brought up in the Salvation Army and converted to Pentecostalism in her teens. She married Pentecostal missionary Robert Semple when she was 17. Mr. Semple died in 1910, and Aimee's later marriages, to Harold McPherson and David Hutton, ended in divorce in 1921 and 1934, respectively. Mrs. McPherson founded Angelus Temple in Los Angeles, which opened in 1923; the church evolved into the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. Mrs. McPherson pioneered the use of radio for evangelism, and was a forerunner of modern televangelists. She was accused of faking her own kidnapping in 1926, but a grand jury investigation resulted in all charges being dropped. Mrs. McPherson died on September 27, 1944 of an apparently accidental overdose of sleeping pills, 12 days before her 54th birthday.

110 years ago

World Series
New York Giants 3 @ Philadelphia Athletics 0 (New York led best-of-seven series 1-0)

Christy Mathewson pitched a 4-hitter to win the pitchers' duel over Eddie Plank before 17,955 fans at Columbia Park in a game that was played in 1 hour 46 minutes.

100 years ago

Born on this date
Clifford Hardin
. U.S. politician. Mr. Hardin was United States Secretary of Agriculture in the cabinet of President Richard Nixon from 1969-1971. He died on April 4, 2010 at the age of 94.

Belva Plain. U.S. author. Mrs. Plain, born Belva Offenberg, wrote numerous popular novels, beginning with Evergreen (1978). She died on October 12, 2010, three days after her 95th birthday.

Hamilton (1-0) 22 @ Toronto (0-1) 9
Ottawa (1-0) 18 @ Montreal (0-1) 2

The Tigers' win over the defending Grey Cup champion Argonauts at Varsity Stadium was marred by a tragic injury to Glad Murphy, captain of the Argonauts and one of the stars of the 1914 Grey Cup. Mr. Murphy suffered a broken neck, leaving him a quadriplegic with no hope of recovery; he died four months later.

World Series
Boston Red Sox 2 @ Philadelphia Phillies 1 (Best-of-seven series tied 1-1)

Woodrow Wilson became the first U.S. President to attend a World Series game when he saw Rube Foster pitch a 3-hitter, striking out 8, to win the pitchers' duel over Erskine Mayer before 20,306 fans at Baker Bowl.

75 years ago

Born on this date
John Lennon
. U.K. musician. The most prominent member of the Beatles co-wrote (with Paul McCartney) and sang this blogger's favourite song, If I Fell. He was murdered in New York City at the age of 40 by Mark Chapman on December 8, 1980.

Died on this date
Wilfred Grenfell, 75
. U.K.-born physician. Sir Wilfred was knighted for his work as a medical missionary in Newfoundland and Labrador in the 1890s.

Politics and government
J. A. MacKinnon succeeded W.D. Euler as Minister of Trade and Commerce in the Canadian cabinet of Prime Minister Mackenzie King.

70 years ago

Died on this date
Gottlieb Hering, 58
. German SS officer. Hauptsturmführer (Captain) Hering was the second and last commandant of Bełżec extermination camp, and was directly responsible for the genocide of Jews and others. He died of mysterious complications in the waiting room of St. Catherine's Hospital in Stetten im Remstal.

60 years ago

On television tonight
Alfred Hitchcock Presents, on CBS
Tonight's episode: Premonition, starring John Forsythe, Warren Stevens, Cloris Leachman, and George Macready

Died on this date
Howie Fox, 34
. U.S. baseball pitcher. Mr. Fox played with the Cincinnati Reds (1944-1946, 1948-1951); Philadelphia Phillies (1952); and Baltimore Orioles (1954), compiling a record of 43-72 with an earned run average of 4.33 in 248 games. He owned a tavern in San Antonio, and was stabbed to death by one of three men that he had ejected from the bar.

Jerry Lozie, 27, was rescued from the wing flap of an Avro York freighter piloted by him and Joseph Cermak, 40, which had crashed in a lake 80 miles north of Beaverlodge, Saskatchewan on September 29. The men had dropped supplies at a Distant Early Warrning (DEW)-line site in the Northwest Territories and were on their way back to Edmonton via Yellowknife, but got off course. Captain Cermak, formerly of the Czech Air Force and British Royal Air Force, died on October 1.

The Calgary Stampeders released veteran centre Dean Bandiera, accusing him of revealing the team's plays to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers before the previous night's game against Winnipeg, which the Blue Bombers had won 13-12 at Mewata Stadium in Calgary. Mr. Bandiera showed up at the Calgary train station to accompany the Stampeders to Regina for the October 10 game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders, but was told that his services were no longer required. Winnipeg head coach Allie Sherman claimed that the only contact his team had had with Mr. Bandiera had been on the football field during the game. Mr. Bandiera had played with the Blue Bombers from 1951-1953.

50 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)/Shakin' All Over--Normie Rowe

#1 single in France: Mes Mains Sur Tes Hanches--Salvatore Adamo (7th week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Si fa sera--Gianni Morandi

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Wooly Bully--Sam The Sham and the Pharaohs (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction--The Rolling Stones (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Tears--Ken Dodd (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Yesterday--The Beatles

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Yesterday--The Beatles
2 Hang on Sloopy--The McCoys
3 You were on My Mind--We Five
4 Eve of Destruction--Barry McGuire
5 The "In" Crowd--The Ramsey Lewis Trio
6 Treat Her Right--Roy Head and the Traits
7 Catch Us if You Can--The Dave Clark Five
8 You've Got Your Troubles--The Fortunes
9 Do You Believe in Magic?--Lovin' Spoonful
10 Baby Don't Go--Sonny and Cher

Singles entering the chart were Get Off My Cloud by the Rolling Stones (#65); But You're Mine by Sonny & Cher (#67); Run, Baby Run (Back Into My Arms) by the Newbeats (#72); Rusty Bells by Brenda Lee (#76); Chapel in the Moonlight by the Bachelors (#78); Just One Kiss from You by the Impressions (#81); Round Every Corner by Petula Clark (#82); I'm So Thankful by the Ikettes (#84); Say Something Funny by Patty Duke (#86); I Found a Girl by Jan & Dean (#87); Cleo's Back by Jr. Walker and the All Stars (#88); You've Got to Hide Your Love Away by the Silkie (#91); Forgive Me by Al Martino (#93); Make it Easy on Yourself by the Walker Brothers (#96); Early Morning Rain by Peter, Paul and Mary (#97); Stand by Me by Earl Grant (#99); and Inky Dinky Spider (The Spider Song) by the Kids Next Door (#100). Cleo's Back was the B-side of Shake and Fingerpop, which peaked at #33 on September 11.

British Columbia (6-5-1) 12 @ Edmonton (5-8) 14

Jim Thomas rushed 104 yards for a touchdown and went 70 yards with a swing pass from quarterback Bill Redell for the winning TD with 10 minutes remaining in the game as the Eskimos edged the Lions before 16,411 fans at Clarke Stadium. Tommy-Joe Coffey converted both Edmonton touchdowns.

World Series
Minnesota Twins 0 @ Los Angeles Dodgers 4 (Minnesota led best-of-seven series 2-1)

Claude Osteen pitched a 5-hitter to win the pitchers' duel over Camilo Pascual and John Roseboro singled in the game's first 2 runs in the 4th inning as the Dodgers shut out the Twins before 55,934 fans at Dodger Stadium.

40 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Hold Me Close--David Essex

Died on this date
Graham Tuck, 23
. U.K. terrorism victim. Mr. Tuck was killed and 20 others injured by the explosion in London of a bomb planted by the Irish Republican Army.

World events
Soviet scientist Andrei Sakharov was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end the nuclear arms race.

Politics and government
The United States Senate confirmed Thomas Kleppe as Secretary of the Interior in the cabinet of President Gerald Ford.

Virginia 131 @ Baltimore (0-1) 121

Stew Johnson scored 21 points for the Claws in their loss to the Squires before 1,150 fans at Wicomico Youth and Civic Center in Salisbury, Maryland. Joe Hamilton scored 17 points for Baltimore, and Mel Daniels added 10 rebounds. This was the first pre-season game for the Claws since their move from Memphis, where they had played as the Sounds in 1974-75.

30 years ago

Died on this date
Emílio Garrastazu Médici, 79
. 28th President of Brazil, 1969-1974. General Médici was head of Brazil's intelligence service before taking office as President during the country's military dictatorship.

The hijackers of the cruise liner Achille Lauro surrendered after the ship arrived in Port Said, Egypt.

American League Championship Series
Kansas City 5 @ Toronto 6 (10 innings) Toronto led best-of-seven series 2-0)

Pinch hitter Pat Sheridan hit a home run in the top of the 9th inning to tie the game and Frank White singled in the go-ahead run in the top of the 10th, but Tony Fernandez, Lloyd Moseby, and Al Oliver hit singles in the bottom of the inning to produce 2 runs and a win for the Blue Jays over the Royals before 34,029 fans at Exhibition Stadium. Willie Wilson hit a 2-run home run for the Royals.

National League Championship Series
St. Louis 1 @ Los Angeles 4 (Los Angeles led best-of-seven series 1-0)

The Dodgers scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 6th inning and defeated the Cardinals before 55,270 fans at Dodger Stadium. Fernando Valenzuela pitched 6 1/3 innings to get the win over John Tudor.

25 years ago

Apparently motivated by a desire to retain Arab support in the Persian Gulf crisis, the United States asked the United Nations Security Council to condemn Israel for the previous day's fatal shootings of Palestinian protesters by Israeli police at Jerusalem's Temple Mount.

Canadian CF-18 fighter jets started patrolling the Persian Gulf as part of a multinational force.

Politics and government
The Liberal opposition resumed its filibuster against the Goods and Services Tax in the Canadian Senate after a four-day adjournment. The filibister included the reading of passages from National Geographic; reminiscences about football games; and recitation of speeches by Sir John A. Macdonald. The Liberals vowed to continue the filibuster until Senate Speaker Guy Charbonneau resigned or was fired.

David Souter was sworn in as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Air Canada announced that it would be laying off more than 10% of its staff and scrapping unprofitable routes. The layoffs, expected to take effect on January 31, 1991, were made to cut costs in the wake of declining air travel and rising fuel costs. The layoffs of approximately 2,900 of its 23,000 employees would affect about 225 pilots; 440 flight attendants; 1,390 mechanics and ramp workers; 425 ticket agents; and 265 management and clerical staff.

American League Championship Series
Boston 1 @ Oakland 4 (Oakland led best-of-seven series 3-0)

Willie Randolph hit 2 singles and drove in 2 runs to lead the Athletics to victory over the Red Sox before 49,026 fans at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Mike Moore pitched 6 innings to get the win, while losing pitcher Mike Boddicker pitched a complete game.

National League Championship Series
Cincinnati 5 @ Pittsburgh 3 (Cincinnati led best-of-seven series 3-1)

Paul O’Neill hit a solo home run and Chris Sabo hit a 2-run homer to break a 2-2 tie in the top of the 7th inning as Reds beat the Pirates before 50,461 fans at Three Rivers Stadium. Jay Bell hit a home run for the Pirates. Cincinnati outfielder Eric Davis threw out Bob Bonilla in the 8th inning as he tried to stretch a double into a triple. Jose Rijo pitched 7 innings to get his first win of the Series. Bob Walk took the loss.

20 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Shut Up (And Sleep with Me)--Sin With Sebastian (2nd week at #1)

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Until I Hear it from You--Gin Blossoms (3rd week at #1)
2 Only Wanna Be with You--Hootie & the Blowfish
3 I Wish You Well--Tom Cochrane
4 This--Rod Stewart
5 Roll to Me--Del Amitri
6 Kiss from a Rose--Seal
7 Not Enough--Van Halen
8 Walk in the Sun--Bruce Hornsby
9 Saviour--Colin James
10 You Oughta Know--Alanis Morisette

Singles entering the chart were This is a House, Not a Home by the Rembrandts (#94); Breakfast at Tiffany's by Deep Blue Something (#95); Dear Mr. Fantasy by Big Sugar (#96); Hand in My Pocket by Alanis Morisette (#97); I'd Lie for You (And That's the Truth) by Meat Loaf (#98); and Hook by Blues Traveler (#99).

Died on this date
Alec Douglas-Home, 92
. Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, 1963-1964. Lord Home, a Conservative, held various cabinet posts, but was best known for his time as Foreigh Secretary (1960-1963, 1970-1974). When Harold Macmillan resigned as Prime Minister as the result of the Profumo scandal, Lord Home became the last British Prime Minister to hold the office while in the House of Lords. He led the Conservatives into the 1964 general election, where they were unseated by the Labour Party. Lord Home led the Conservatives until 1965, and later renounced his peerage and was elected to the House of Commons.

One crew member was killed and about 100 people were injured when an Amtrak train carrying 248 passengers and a crew of 20 derailed while travelling at about 50 miles per hour around a slight curve on a remote stretch of land southwest of Phoenix. At the point of derailment, four cars plunged completely or partly into a ravine 30 feet deep. Amtrak reported that the derailment had been caused by the removal of bolts that held a joint to two pieces of rail, and that the perpetrator knew enough about trains to attach a wire to each end of the rails on either side of the joint so that the electric current would continue and the train's engineer would see green lights in the trackside signals. Several copies of a note were found near the site; the note mentioned the 1993 U.S. attack on the Branch Davidian compound at Waco, Texas and the 1992 attack by U.S. government agents on the Randy Weaver family at Ruby Ridge, Idaho. A hitherto unknown group called Sons of the Gestapo claimed resonsibility for the derailment. The track was owned by the Southern Pacific Railroad.

Winnipeg (5-11) 20 @ Toronto (3-12) 31
Calgary (14-1) 41 @ British Columbia (9-6) 27

Mike Clemons ran for a pair of 1-yard touchdowns and caught an 8-yard pass from Kent Austin for another TD as the Argonauts beat the Blue Bombers before 14,507 fans at SkyDome. Blaise Bryant rushed for 6- and 1-yard touchdowns for Winnipeg.

The Stampeders trailed 20-11 at halftime and were tied 20-20 after 3 quarters, but exploded for 3 touchdowns in the 4th quarter to defeat the Lions before 32,907 fans at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver. Calgary quarterback Jeff Garcia threw a touchdown pass to Terry Vaughn in the 2nd quarter and another in the 4th quarter, while rushing for a touchdown and connecting with Vince Danielsen for a TD in the 4th quarter. Danny McManus started at quarterback for B.C. and completed 2 touchdown passes to Robert Gordon in the 2nd quarter; backup QB Giulio Caravatta threw a 39-yard TD pass to Cory Philpot late in the game.

10 years ago

Died on this date
Louis Nye, 92
. U.S. actor. Mr. Nye, born Louis Neistat, was best known as a member of the supporting cast of The Steve Allen Show (1956-1960).

National League Division Series
Atlanta 6 @ Houston 7 (18 innings) (Houston won best-of-five series 3-1)

Chris Burke hit a home run off Joey Devine with 1 out in the bottom of the 18th inning to give the Astros their game and series victory before 43,413 fans at Minute Maid Park. Roger Clemens pitched 3 scoreless innings of relief to get the win. The Astros trailed 6-1 after 7 1/2 innings, but scord 4 runs in the bottom of the 8th and tied the game on a solo homer by Brad Ausmus with 2 out in the bottom of the 9th.

American League Division Series
Anaheim 2 @ New York 3 (Best-of-five series tied 2-2)

The Yankees scored a run in the 7th inning and 2 in the 8th to overcome a 2-0 deficit and defeat the Angels before 56,226 fans at Yankee Stadium.

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