460 years ago
The Second Statute of Repeal re-established Roman Catholicism in England.
400 years ago
Born on this date
Richard Baxter. English clergyman. Mr. Baxter was a Puritan pastor and theologian who wrote more than 140 books. He believed in the substitutionary atonment of Jesus Christ in his death on the cross for sins, and that His atonement was available to all who believe in Him. Mr. Baxter served time in prison for keeping a conventicle--a congregation of lay people existing outside of the legally established church. Mr. Baxter died on December 8, 1691 at the age of 76.
200 years ago
Born on this date
Elizabeth Cady Stanton. U.S. activist. Mrs. Stanton was one of the leaders of the women's suffrage movement in the United States in the 19th century, and was also prominent in anti-slavery circles. Her book The Woman's Bible (1895) was an attack on the Bible and its depiction of women, and cost Mrs. Stanton considerable support among her fellow suffragists. The old hag died on October 26, 1902, 17 days before her 87th birthday.
175 years ago
Born on this date
Auguste Rodin. French sculptor. Mr. Rodin was best known for his bronze statue The Thinker, which originally appeared as part of the larger sculpture The Gates of Hell (1880). Mr. Rodin died on November 17, 1917, five days after his 77th birthday.
130 years ago
Quebec 3 Ontario 0 @ Toronto
Under rules then in force, a margin of four points was necessary for a victory to be awarded, so the result was ruled a draw in favour of Quebec. The Ontario team included players from various teams in the province, while all of Quebec’s players came from Montreal.
75 years ago
According to Greek reports, Italian forces were being routed all along the front. The Battle of Gabon ended as Free French Forces took the Gabonese capital of Libreville and all of French Equatorial Africa from Vichy French forces.
U.S.S.R. Premier Vyacheslav Molotov and German Fuehrer Adolf Hitler had a three-hour conference in Berlin to discuss the possibility of the Soviet Union joining the Axis Powers, although no official announcement was made.
U.S. and Canadian authorities completed a two-day conference in Ottawa on the simplification of border crossing for citizens of both countries.
Economics and finance
Japanese and Netherlands East Indies officials signed contracts to assure the supply of oil and other raw materials to Japan.
14 people were killed and 23 injured in three separate power plant explosions in the eastern United State; sabotage was suspected.
Politics and government
Oren Root, Jr., head of the 10,000 Associated Willkie Clubs, announced that the clubs would be continued as a part of the "loyal opposition." The clubs were formed to aid the campaign of Republican Party U.S. presidential candidate Wendell Willkie, who lost the November 5 election to President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-2 that the National Labor Relations Board had no power to force Republic Steel Corporation to reimburse work relief agencies for wages paid to strikers in the 1937 "Little Steel" strike.
Restrictions placed in September by the government of Argentina on the export of wheat and wheat flour were lifted now that a surplus of 74 million bushels appeared probable.
U.S. women's amateur champion Alice Marble, unbeaten in three years, signed a $25,000 professional contract.
70 years ago
U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Till the End of Time--Perry Como (8th week at #1)
--Les Brown and his Orchestra
2 I'll Buy that Dream--Helen Forrest and Dick Haymes
--Harry James and his Orchestra
--Hal McIntyre and his Orchestra
3 It's Been a Long Long Time--Harry James and his Orchestra
--Bing Crosby with Les Paul and his Trio
--Charlie Spivak and his Orchestra
--Stan Kenton and his Orchestra
4 On the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe--Johnny Mercer and the Pied Pipers
--Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra
--Judy Garland and the Merry Macs
5 If I Loved You--Perry Como
6 Chopin's Polonaise--Carmen Cavallaro and his Orchestra
7 Chickery Chick--Sammy Kaye and his "Swing and Sway" Orchestra
8 Along the Navajo Trail--Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters
9 It's Only a Paper Moon--Benny Goodman and his Orchestra
--Ella Fitzgerald and the Delta Rhythm Boys
10 That's for Me--Dick Haymes
Singles entering the chart were A Door Will Open by Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra (#16); Honey (#21)/My Guy's Come Back (#30) by Dinah Shore; Put That Ring on My Finger by Woody Herman and his Orchestra (#26); My Guy's Come Back by Benny Goodman and his Orchestra (#30, charting with the version by Dinah Shore); Holiday for Strings by Spike Jones and his City Slickers (#41); Aren't You Glad You're You? by Bing Crosby (#44); and By the Old Corral by Dick Haymes and the Ken Darby Singers (#45).
On the radio
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, on MBS
Tonight's episode: The Speckled Band
British destroyers shelled Indonesian positions in Surabaya as Indian troops occupied the northern half of the city.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Cordell Hull was awarded the 1945 Nobel Peace Prize "[for] his fight against isolationism at home, his efforts to create a peace bloc of states on the American continents, and his work for the United Nations Organization."
Sudirman was elected the first commander-in-chief of the Indonesian Armed Forces.
The American League announced a record paid attendance for the 1945 season of 5,580,420.
60 years ago
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Learnin' the Blues--Frank Sinatra
#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White--Perez Prado and his Orchestra (6th week at #1)
#1 single in the U.K. (Record Mirror): (We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock--Bill Haley and his Comets
#1 singles in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Autumn Leaves--Roger Williams (Best Seller--3rd week at #1); Love is a Many-Splendored Thing--The Four Aces (Disc Jockey--5th week at #1; Jukebox--1st week at #1; Top 100--1st week at #1)
U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Autumn Leaves--Roger Williams (2nd week at #1)
2 Love is a Many-Splendored Thing--The Four Aces
3 Moments to Remember--The Four Lads
4 The Yellow Rose of Texas--Mitch Miller and his Orchestra
5 Only You (And You Alone)--The Platters
6 He--Al Hibbler
--The McGuire Sisters
7 The Shifting Whispering Sands--Billy Vaughn and his Orchestra
8 I Hear You Knocking--Gale Storm
9 At My Front Door (Crazy Little Mama)--Pat Boone
--The El Dorados
10 Sixteen Tons--"Tennessee" Ernie Ford
The only single entering the chart was Cry Me a River by Julie London (#40).
On television tonight
The Honeymooners, on CBS
Tonight's episode: Better Living Through TV
Toronto 32 @ Hamilton 28
Kitchener-Waterloo 24 @ Sarnia 29 (Best-of-three series tied 1-1)
Gino Cappelletti scored a touchdown and 4 converts as he quarterbacked the Imperials over the Dutchmen at Norm Perry Park. Archie McAffer, Larry Cardovick, Mr. Graham, and John Jacobs scored the other Sarnia TDs. Billy Tonegusso, Cookie Gilchrist, Bob Celeri, and Andy Gimour scored touchdowns for Kitchener-Waterloo, all converted by Bill Graham.
50 years ago
Edmonton's top 10 (CJCA)
1 Get Off My Cloud--The Rolling Stones
2 A Lover's Concerto--The Toys
3 1-2-3--Len Barry
4 Taste of Honey--Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass
5 Keep on Dancing--The Gentrys
6 You're the One--The Vogues
7 Yesterday--The Beatles
8 Everybody Loves a Clown--Gary Lewis and the Playboys
9 Not the Lovin' Kind--Dino, Desi and Billy
10 Round Every Corner--Petula Clark
Pick hit of the week: Sometimes--The Royal Family
New this week: Sunday and Me--Jay & the Americans
Road Runner--The Gants
Wildcat--Stu Mitchell; Doug Roberts
Mother Nature, Father Time--Brook Benton
Just Say Auf Wiedersehn--Anita Bryant
The U.S.S.R. launched the probe Venera 2, expected to reach Venus about March 1, 1966.
40 years ago
The Comoros joined the United Nations.
William O. Douglas retired from the Supreme Court of the United States after 36 years on the Court.
The Kansas City Royals traded pitcher Nelson Briles to the Texas Rangers for second baseman Dave Nelson. Mr. Briles was 6-6 with a 4.26 earned run average in 24 games with the Royals in 1975. Mr. Nelson batted .213 with 2 home runs and 10 runs batted in 28 games in 1975; he had an ankle operation in May and missed most of the season.
30 years ago
Arthur Walker, brother of John Walker, an American who had been convicted of espionage on behalf of the U.S.S.R., was sentenced to life in prison for his role in a spy ring headed by his brother. He had passed confidential documents from a defense contractor to his brother for transmittal to the Soviet Union.
25 years ago
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): Ihminen ei voi elää vetämättä--MC Nikke T (2nd week at #1)
Died on this date
Eve Arden, 82. U.S. actress. Miss Arden, born Eunice Mary Quedens, was best known as the star of the radio (1948-1957) and television comedy series (1952-1956) Our Miss Brooks.
Akihito was formally enthroned as Emperor of Japan, becoming the 125th monarch to sit on the Chrysanthemum Throne. His wife, Empress Michiko, was enthroned in the same ceremony. Breaking with tradition, Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu stood in the same room and at the same level as Akihito during the ceremony, and wore a formal coat rather than the traditional clothes of a vassal. The ceremony was stripped of most religious and Shinto rituals, to rule out the Emperor as an object of worship. Among the foreign dignitaries attending were United Nations Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar, U.S. Vice-President Dan Quayle, and the Prince and Princess of Wales.
Tim Berners-Lee published a formal proposal for the World Wide Web.
20 years ago
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Gangsta's Paradise--Coolio featuring L.V. (3rd week at #1)
#1 single in Austria (Ö3): Knockin'--Double Vision (3rd week at #1)
#1 single in Switzerland: Gangsta's Paradise--Coolio featuring L.V. (2nd week at #1)
The U.S. space shuttle Atlantis lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida to begin the eight-day mission STS-74. The five-member crew was commanded by Kenneth Cameron, and included mission specialist Chris Hadfield, a Canadian making his first space flight.
In defiance of the exiled Dalai Lama's announcement that a Panchem Lama had been found, Chinese officials proceeded with the selection of their own candidate for the position, in a bid to tighten their control over Tibet.
San Antonio 11 @ Baltimore 21
Edmonton 4 @ Calgary 37
The San Antonio defense held Baltimore without a touchdown, but Carlos Huerta set a CFL playoff single-game record with 7 field goals as the Stallions defeated the Texans before 30,217 fans at Memorial Stadium in the last Canadian Football League game to be played in the United States. It was the last game ever for the Texans, who were in their first season in San Antonio after two seasons as the Sacramento Gold Miners.
Doug Flutie completed 21 of 30 passes for 261 yards and a touchdown to Dave Sapunjis as the Stampeders routed the Eskimos before 30,871 fans at McMahon Stadium in one of the most embarrassing games in Eskimo history. Tony Stewart rushed 19 times for 92 yards and 2 touchdowns to lead the Calgary ground game, while Terry Vaughn led the Stampeder receivers with 4 receptions for 103 yards. Mark McLoughlin kicked 5 field goals for the Stampeders. Sean Fleming kicked a 15-yard field goal for the Eskimos in the 2nd quarter, which was the closest they came to scoring a touchdown. Glenn Harper punted for a 52-yard single--also in the 2nd quarter--to complete the scoring for an Edmonton team that seemed to want no part of the Stampeders as the game wore on. Edmonton running back Eric Blount caught 5 passes for just 21 yards, while returning 7 kickoffs for 164 yards. It was the last game in an Eskimo uniform for quarterbacks Kerwin Bell and Chris Vargas.
New England 34 @ Miami 17
Miami quarterback Dan Marino passed for 333 yards in the loss to the Patriots at Joe Robbie Stadium to breaking the league's career passing record of 47,003 yards set by Fran Tarkenton of the Minnesota Vikings in 1978. Two weeks later, in Indianapolis, Mr. Marino broke Tarkenton's mark for career touchdown passes with 346.
10 years ago
Alberta 17 @ Saskatchewan 30
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