Wednesday, 2 December 2015

December 3, 2015

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Jamie Brown!

1,100 years ago

Pope John X crowned Berengar I of Italy as Holy Roman Emperor.

200 years ago

Died on this date
John Carroll, 80
. U.S. clergyman. Archbishop Carroll, a Jesuit, was the first Roman Catholic bishop and archbishop in the United States, serving the diocese of Maryland. He founded Georgetown University.

160 years ago

The Great Western Railway opened an extension of its line from Hamilton to Toronto.

90 years ago

The final Locarno Treaty was signed in London, establishing post-World War I territorial settlements.

80 years ago

Died on this date
Princess Victoria, 67
. U.K. Royal Family member. Princess Victoria was the fourth child and second daughter of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, and the younger sister of King George V. She never married or had children.

75 years ago

Pope Pius XII issued an appeal to warring nations to keep a Christmas truce "so that the clash of arms may not drown the angelic concert of peace." Assured of Nazi support, the Romanian Army ordered the seizure of arms from "irresponsible persons' and clamped down on the fascist Iron Guard.

The United Kingdom announced that it had placed a "first order" with American shipbuilders for 60 new freighters. U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau, Commerce Secretary Jesse Jones, War Secretary Henry Stimson, and Navy Secretary Frank Knox held an inter-departmental conference in Washington to discuss the defense program and aid to Britain. The U.S. War Department disclosed that President Franklin D. Roosevelt had allotted $25 million of emergency funds for Army garrisons at the eight naval and air bases acquired from the U.K. King George II of Greece asked U.S. President Roosevelt to provide a loan for the purchase of munitions and planes.

Economics and finance
The Japanese newspaper Miyako said that the new U.S. loan to China brought Japan and the U.S.A. "closer to the final test."

Officials in California estimated that there were 50,000 cases of influenza in an epidemic sweeping the state.

70 years ago

Hit parade
U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 It's Been a Long Long Time--Harry James and his Orchestra (3rd week at #1)
--Bing Crosby with Les Paul and his Trio
--Charlie Spivak and his Orchestra
--Stan Kenton 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 Till the End of Time--Perry Como
--Dick Haymes
--Les Brown and his Orchestra
4 Chickery Chick--Sammy Kaye and his "Swing and Sway" Orchestra
5 That's for Me--Dick Haymes
--Jo Stafford
6 It Might as Well Be Spring--Paul Weston and his Orchestra with Margaret Whiting
--Dick Haymes
7 If I Loved You--Perry Como
--Bing Crosby
--Frank Sinatra
8 I Can't Begin to Tell You--Bing Crosby with Carmen Cavallaro
--Andy Russell
--Harry James and his Orchestra
9 Along the Navajo Trail--Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters
--Dinah Shore
10 On the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe--Johnny Mercer and the Pied Pipers
--Bing Crosby
--Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra
--Judy Garland and the Merry Macs

Singles entering the chart were Symphony, with versions by Freddy Martin and his Orchestra and Benny Goodman and his Orchestra (#15); White Christmas by Bing Crosby (#26); Come to Baby, Do! by Les Brown and his Orchestra (#32); and But I Did by Dinah Shore (#40). The version of Symphony by Benny Goodman and his Orchestra was the other side of My Guy's Come Back, charting at #34.

On the radio
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, on MBS
Tonight's episode: Murder in the Casbah

Dr. Vannevar Bush told a United States Senate committee that the atomic bomb "means the end of world war." The United Kingdom proposed that the four armies occupying Austria sharply redice their forces and recognize the country's 1937 frontiers. The U.S. State Department disclosed that the U.S.S.R. had rejected a U.S. proposal for the Allies to withdraw their troops from Iran by January 1, 1946.

The Arab League announced that, beginning January 1, 1946, its seven member states would boycott all Jewish-produced goods from Palestine.

Economics and finance
A bill to increase Export Credit Act loans from $100-$750 million was introduced in the Canadian House of Commons; most of the loans were for war-ravaged Europe.

U.S. President Harry Truman proposed legislation empowering him to name fact-finding boards to investigate important labour disputes and to bar strikes and lockouts for up to 30 days in vital industries.

Charles Houston, a Negro member of the U.S. Fair Employment Practices Commission, resigned to protest President Truman's refusal to allow issuance of a decision ordering Capitol Transit Company to stop anti-Negro discrimination.

Politics and government
The Japanese Communist Party completed its first congress in 19 years, and urged an end to all monarchy.

United States Military Academy fullback Felix "Doc" Blanchard, "Mr. Inside," was named the winner of the Heisman Trophy as the most outstanding college football player in the United States for 1945.

60 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Stranger in Paradise--Tony Bennett (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Der Mond hält seine Wacht--Peter Alexander (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Record Mirror): (We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock--Bill Haley and his Comets (4th week at #1)

#1 singles in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Sixteen Tons--"Tennessee" Ernie Ford (Best Seller--2nd week at #1; Disc Jockey--2nd week at #1; Jukebox--1st week at #1; Top 100--1st week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Sixteen Tons--"Tennessee" Ernie Ford (2nd week at #1)
2 Autumn Leaves--Roger Williams
3 Only You (And You Alone)--The Platters
--The Hilltoppers
4 Moments to Remember--The Four Lads
5 I Hear You Knocking--Gale Storm
6 Love is a Many-Splendored Thing--The Four Aces
7 He--Al Hibbler
--The McGuire Sisters
8 At My Front Door (Crazy Little Mama)--Pat Boone
--The El Dorados
9 The Yellow Rose of Texas--Mitch Miller and his Orchestra
--Johnny Desmond
--Stan Freberg
10 The Shifting Whispering Sands--Billy Vaughn and his Orchestra
--Rusty Draper

Singles entering the chart were Memories are Made of This by Dean Martin (#31); When You Dance by the Turbans (#34); Gee Whittakers! by Pat Boone (#43); Goodbye to Rome (Arrivederci Roma) by Georgia Gibbs (#44); Poor Me by Fats Domino (#47); and Wanting You by Roger Williams (#48).

On television tonight
The Honeymooners, on CBS
Tonight's episode: Hello, Mom

Died on this date
Cow Cow Davenport, 61
. U.S. musician. Charles Edward Davenport was a jazz and blues pianist, organist, and singer. Mr. Davenport got his nickname from his most famous song, Cow Cow Blues. He died of hardening of the arteries.

Shrine Game @ Varsity Stadium, Toronto
West 6 East 6

15,083 fans attended the first annual post-season all-star game to benefit Shriners' hospitals for crippled children. Saskatchewan Roughriders' defensive end Gordon Sturtridge was the star of the game, recovering a fumble by Montreal Alouettes' quarterback Sam Etcheverry for the West's touchdown. He saved another touchdown when he batted down a pitchout by Toronto Argonauts' quarterback Tom Dublinski at the West's 1-yard line and dribbled the ball downfield before Hal Waggoner of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats recovered on the East 2-yard line for a 107-yard loss. Mr. Dublinski passed to Hal Patterson of the Alouettes for the East's touchdown. It was the last game of Canadian football ever played in which touchdowns counted for 5 points; the value was changed to 6 points in 1956.

50 years ago

Hit parade
Edmonton's top 10 (CJCA)
1 Get Off My Cloud--The Rolling Stones (4th week at #1)
2 One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart)--Barry Young
3 Over and Over--The Dave Clark Five
4 Flowers on the Wall--The Statler Brothers
5 1-2-3--Len Barry
6 England Swings--Roger Miller
7 Puppet on a String--Elvis Presley
8 Taste of Honey--Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass
9 Sinner Man--Trini Lopez
10 Crawling Back--Roy Orbison
Pick hit of the week: Please Don't Fight It--Dino, Desi and Billy
New this week: Broomstick Cowboy--Bobby Goldsboro
It's Good News Week--Hedgehoppers Anonymous
Meet Me at the Altar--Perry Como
Big Job--George and Gene
Pretty Paper--Barry Allen

George and Gene were George Jones and Gene Pitney.

The album Rubber Soul by the Beatles was released on Parlophone Records in the United Kingdom and Capitol Records in North America. The single We Can Work it Out/Day Tripper by the Beatles was released on both labels.

The U.S.S.R. launched the probe Lunik 8 from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan toward the Moon, with the objective of a soft landing.

An all-white jury in Alabama convicted Ku Klux Klan members Eugene Thomas, William Eaton, and Collie Wilkins of the March 25, 1965 murder of white civil rights activist Viola Liuzzo.

40 years ago

World events
Pathet Lao forces seized the Laotian capital of Vientiane, forces the abdication of King Sisavang Vatthana, and proclaimed the Lao People's Democratic Republic.

The United States Senate committee investigating allegations of misconduct by the Federal Bureau of Investigation accused the FBI of illegally compiling dossiers, wiretapping telephones, and spying on citizens under the administration of every U.S. President from Franklin D. Roosevelt through Richard Nixon.

Economics and finance
The Canadian government of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau began selective wage controls on 4,300,000 workers and price controls on 1,500 large companies, after the House of Commons passed anti-inflation legislation.

Japanese public employees ended their week-long strike.

The U.S.S.R. reported the most disastrous grain harvest in the Soviet Union in 10 years, one-third below the target.

30 years ago

The old city of Québec inside the walls was classified as a United Nations (UNESCO) World Heritage Site.

Politics and government
The Philippine National Assembly set February 7, 1986 as the date for the country’s presidential election. Corazon Aquino then announced her candidacy.

Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that the index of leading economic indicators had risen 0.3% in October.

25 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): I've Been Thinking About You--Londonbeat

World events
Several hundred army troops in Argentina staged a rebellion and were able to seize the army headquarters in Buenos Aires as well as a barracks. Forces loyal to President Carlos Menem moved swiftly to quash the revolt, recapturing the two sites and bombing advancing tanks. The unsuccessful coup attempt resulted in 21 deaths.

Two Northwest Airlines planes collided on a runway at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport in Michigan, killing seven passengers and one crew member.

20 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Gangsta's Paradise--Coolio featuring L.V. (6th week at #1)

#1 single in Austria (Ö3): Knockin'--Double Vision (6th week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: Gangsta's Paradise--Coolio featuring L.V. (5th week at #1)

Died on this date
Gerard Schaefer, 49
. U.S. criminal. Mr. Schaefer was imprisoned in 1973 for two murders committed while he was a sheriff's deputy in Florida, but he boasted of murdering over 30 women and girls. He was stabbed to death in his cell at Florida State Prison by a fellow inmate.

Montréal Canadiens' goalie Patrick Roy was fired by general manager Réjean Houle; he was traded three days later to the Colorado Avalanche for goalie Jocelyn Thibault and two forwards.

10 years ago

Died on this date
Herb Moford, 77
. U.S. baseball pitcher. Mr. Moford played with the St. Louis Cardinals (1955); Detroit Tigers (1958); Boston Red Sox (1959); and New York Mets (1962), compiling a record of 5-13 with an earned run average of 5.03 in 50 games. He played in the Mets' first game ever on April 11, 1962. In 17 seasons in the minor leagues from 1947-1963, Mr. Moford was 147-131; his best season was 1948, when he was 20-4 with the Salsbury Cardinals of the Class D Eastern Shore League.

XCOR Aerospace made the first manned rocket aircraft delivery of U.S. Mail in Kern County, California.

Clara Hughes of Canada won the gold medal in the women's 5,000 metre event at a World Cup speed skating meet in Heerenveen, Netherlands in a time of 6:56.45; fellow Canadian Cindy Klassen took the bronze medal. Canadians Denny Morrison, Arne Dankers and Justin Warsylewicz won the silver medal for the 3,200 metre men's team pursuit.

Figure skating
Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon of Canada won the gold medal in pairs at the NHK Trophy event in Japan.

Vanier Cup @ Ivor Wynne Stadium, Hamilton
Wilfrid Laurier 24 Saskatchewan 23

Brian Devlin kicked a 32-yard field goal with 19 seconds remaining in regulation time to give the Golden Hawks their win over the Huskies before 16,827 fans. The winning kick climaxed a 9-point rally for WLU in the last 3 minutes of the game. Wilfrid Laurier quarterback Ryan Pyear, who won the Ted Morris Memorial Trophy as the game's Most Valuable Player, completed a 10-yard touchdown pass to Bryon Hickey with 2:53 remaining, but a 2-point convert attempt was unsuccessful. The Huskies appeared to have won the game when David Stevens rushed 85 yards for his third touchdown of the game with 6:46 remaining in the 4th quarter. Mr. Stevens rushed 1 yard for a touchdown in the 2nd quarter and caught a 6-yard pass from Matt Bilan for a TD in the 3rd quarter. Andy Baechler caught Mr. Pyear's first TD pass in the 2nd quarter, and Nick Cameron caught Mr. Pyear's second touchdown pass in the 3rd quarter. Mr. Devlin added 3 converts and a single on a missed field goal in the 1st quarter to open the scoring. Braden Suchan converted 2 of the Saskatchewan touchdowns and added a 41-yard field goal in the 4th quarter.

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