Monday, 28 March 2016

March 28, 2016

150 years ago

Died on this date
Solomon Foot, 63
. U.S. politician. Mr. Foot, a Whig and then a Republican, represented Vermont in the United States House of Representatives from 1843-1847 and in the Senate from 1851 until his death.

100 years ago

Stanley Cup
Finals @ Montreal Arena
Portland Rosebuds (PCHA) 6 @ Montreal Canadiens (NHA) 5 (Best-of-five series tied 2-2)

The Rosebuds took a 3-0 lead and then fell behind 4-3, but Fred Harris scored twice and Charlie Uksilla once in the 3rd period to give Portland a 6-4 lead, before Newsy Lalonde scored in the last minute to draw the Canadiens to within a goal.

80 years ago

On the radio
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Louis Hector and Harry West, on MBS
Tonight’s episode: The Dying Detective

75 years ago

Died on this date
Virginia Woolf, 59
. U.K. author. Regarded as one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the 20th century, Mrs. Woolf wrote books which included Jacob’s Room (1922); Mrs. Dalloway (1925); To the Lighthouse (1927); Orlando (1928); and A Room of One’s Own (1929). She had suffered mental breakdowns, and drowned herself in the Ouse River because she feared having another breakdown from which she might not recover.

British Admiral Andrew Browne Cunningham led the Royal Navy in the destruction of three major Italian heavy cruisers and two destroyers in the first day of the Battle of Cape Matapan in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Crete.

Politics and government
Peter II took the oath as King of Yugoslavia, pledging to defend the independence of the state and the integrity of the nation. Germany reportedly demanded that the new government state its position on the Axis pact.

U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt sent congratulations to King Peter II of Yugoslavia, expressing the hope that U.S.-Yugoslav relations may be mutually beneficial. Mexico announced that it had approved the entry applications of former King Carol of Romania and Madame Magda Lupescu.

Actor Cary Grant, a native of England living in California, announced that he would donate his entire salary from his next film, The Man Who Came to Dinner, to British war relief.

The U.S. Antarctic Expedition left for the United States after nearly two years in the South Pole region.

Under the protection of 500 policemen and special deputies, 2,000 men returned to work at the Allis-Chalmers plant in answer to a U.S. government order. The strike at the Bethlehem, Pennsylvania plant of Bethlehem Steel Corporation wa settled after the company promised to continue negotiations with the Congress of Industrial Organizations Steel Workers Organizing Committee, but a new strike began at the company's plant in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Retired U.S. federal circuit court judge J. Warren Davis, 74, was indicted in Philadelphia on charges of accepting bribes from former film producer William Fox and Mr. Fox's attoprney in a 1936 bankruptcy proceeding.

70 years ago

Died on this date
Chick Fullis, 45
. U.S. baseball player. Charles Fullis was a center fielder and leadoff hitter with the New York Giants (1928-1932); Philadelphia Phillies (1933-1934); and St. Louis Cardinals (1934, 1936), batting .295 with 12 home runs and 167 runs batted in in 590 games. His best season was 1933, when he batted .309 with 200 hits, and led the National League in plate appearances (698); at bats (647); singles (162); and outfield putouts (410). Mr. Fullis batted .400 (2 for 5) in 3 games with the Cardinals as they defeated the Detroit Tigers 4 games to 3 in the 1934 World Series. Eye trouble forced his retirement.

The U.S.S.R. supported a United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration Council vote to continue aid to refugees without the consent of their governments in return for a UNRRA commitment to facilitate repatriation.

U.S. President Harry Truman expressed unequivocal support for Secretary of State James Byrnes' actions in the dispute at the United Nations over the presence of Soviet troops in Iran.

U.S. President Truman set up a 10-man military braintrust to plan national defense, and nominated Generals George Marshall, Douglas MacArthur, Dwight Eisenhower, and Hap Arnold, and Admirals Leahy, Chester Nimitz, King, and William Halsey for permanent five-star rank.

The U.S. State Department released the Acheson–Lilienthal Report, outlining a plan for the international control of nuclear power.

Politics and government
The U.S. House of Representatives approved a resolution to start contempt proceedings against Dr. Edward barsky, chairman of the joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee, for refusing to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that a record 21.5 million man-days had been lost in February because of strikes.

50 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Yo Soy Aquel--Raphael (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Sea Around Us--The Ludlows

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Nowhere Man--The Beatles
2 Homeward Bound--Simon & Garfunkel
3 Woman--Peter & Gordon
4 Listen People--Herman's Hermits
5 Elusive Butterfly--Bob Lind
6 Daydream--The Lovin' Spoonful
7 Magic Town--The Vogues
8 I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry--B.J. Thomas and the Triumphs
9 These Boots are Made for Walkin'--Nancy Sinatra
10 Believe Me--The Guess Who?

Singles entering the chart were Here Comes Shack by the Secrets (#57); Kicks by Paul Revere and the Raiders (#77); I Can't Let Go by the Hollies (#84); Secret Agent Man by Johnny Rivers (#85); Shapes of Things by the Yardbirds (#86); Gloria by the Shadows of Knight (#88); Frankie and Johnny by Elvis Presley (#89); Somewhere by Len Barry (#90); A Sign of the Times by Petula Clark (#91); You're Breaking My Heart by Jimmy Dybold (#92); Look What You're Doin' by James and the Bondsmen (#94); La La La by Gerry and the Pacemakers (#95); Love is Me, Love is You by Connie Francis (#96); One Track Mind by the Knickerbockers (#97); Sippin' 'n Chippin' by the T-Bones (#98); Treat Me Alright by the Reefers (#99); and Elvira by Dallas Frazier (#100).

Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi arrived in Washington to begin two days of talks with U.S. President Lyndon Johnson.

Politics and government
General Cevdet Sunay took office as President of Turkey, replacing critically ill General Cemal Guersel.

40 years ago

Died on this date
Richard Arlen, 76
. U.S. actor. Mr. Arlen, born Sylvanus Richard Van Mattimore, appeared in numerous Western movies, but was best known for his co-starring role in Wings (1927).

U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation papers showed that the FBI had burgled the New York City office of the Socialist Workers Party more than 90 times from 1960-1966.

Air Canada Silver Broom @ Memorial Auditorium, Duluth, Minnesota
U.S.A. 6 Scotland 5

The Bruce Roberts rink of Hibbing Curling Club, Hibbing, Minnesota, representing the United States, led 4-1 after 4 ends but had to score a point in the 10th end to defeat Bill Muirhead's Scottish rink.

30 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Brother Louie--Modern Talking (4th week at #1)

Died on this date
Virginia Gilmore, 66
. U.S. actress. Miss Gilmore, born Sherman Virginia Poole, appeared in numerous television programs and in movies such as Western Union (1941) ; Berlin Correspondent (1942); and The Pride of the Yankees (1942). She was married to actor and director Yul Brynner from 1944-1960.

Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that the index of leading economic indicators had increased 0.7% in February.

25 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Rhythm of My Heart--Rod Stewart

Canadian External Affairs Minister Joe Clark said that the Department of External Affairs would operate Radio Canada International after the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation dropped funding, with a 50% cut in service.

More than 100,000 supporters of Russian President Boris Yeltsin took to the streets in Moscow despite Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev’s ban on demonstrations in Moscow.

A Shiite leader in Iraq said that the Shiites were still conducting guerrilla warfare against government forces.

Former U.S. President broke with the views of the National Rifle Association and delivered a speech at George Washington University in which he endorsed the so-called Brady Bill, currently before Congress, that would require a seven-day waiting period for the purchase of a handgun, during which law enforcement personnel could check on the background of the purchaser. The bill was named after Mr. Reagan’s press secretary, James Brady, who had been seriously wounded in the assassination attempt on Mr. Reagan 10 years earlier.

A coroner’s jury voted 9-2 to return a verdict of accidental death in the 1989 collapse of the grandstand at the Hillsborough stadium in Sheffield, England that resulted in the deaths of 96 people.

Chicago 5 Toronto 3

20 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): Firestarter--The Prodigy

#1 single in Denmark (Nielsen Music Control & IFPI): Spaceman--Babylon Zoo (9th week at #1)

The Shamgar Commission issued its final report into the November 4, 1995 assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. It was critical of the internal security service Shin Bet for putting the Prime Minister at risk and ignoring threats to his life from Jewish extremists.

Florida 2 @ Pittsburgh 3

Jaromir Jagr scored his 60th goal of the season to help the Penguins beat the Panthers at Civic Arena. He and Mario Lemieux, with 64 goals, were the first teammates to score 60 or more goals in a season since Wayne Gretzky (73) and Jari Kurri (71) of the Edmonton Oilers in 1984-85. Mr. Jagr also set a league record for most points by a European player in one NHL season, with 140.

10 years ago

Died on this date
Caspar Weinberger, 88
. U.S. politician. Mr. Weinberger, a captain in the United States Army during World War II, was U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford from 1973-1975, but was better known for his tenure as Secretary of Defense under President Ronald Reagan from 1981-1987, aiding Mr. Reagan's "peace through strength" policy that helped to win and end the Cold War against the U.S.S.R.

At least one million union members, students, and unemployed took to the streets in France in protest against the government's proposed First Employment Contract law.

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