Sunday, 12 June 2016

June 12, 2016

1,200 years ago
816


Died on this date
Leo III, 66 (?)
. Roman Catholic Pope, 795-816. Leo III became Pope on December 26, 795, succeeding Adrian I. Leo was protected from his enemies by Charlemagne, and it was Pope Leo III who crowned Charlemagne as Holy Roman Emperor on December 25, 800. Leo III was succeeded as Pope by Stephen IV.

240 years ago
1776


Politics and government
The Virginia Declaration of Rights was ratified in Williamsburg by the Fifth Virginia Convention.

130 years ago
1886


Baseball
The Detroit Wolverines hit 7 home runs—2 each by Jack Rowe and Sam Thompson, and 1 each by Charlie Bennett, Dan Brouthers, and Sam Crane—as they beat the St. Louis Maroons 14-7 at Recreation Park in Detroit. Losing pitcher Charley Sweeney pitched the entire game for St. Louis, giving up 21 hits. Jerry Denny hit a home run for the Maroons.

100 years ago
1916


Born on this date
Irwin Allen
. U.S. television and film producer and director. Mr. Allen created the television series Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964-1968); Lost in Space (1965-1968); The Time Tunnel (1966-1967); and Land of the Giants (1968-1970), but became better known as the "Master of Disaster" for films such as The Poseidon Adventure (1972); The Towering Inferno (1974); and The Swarm (1978). He died of a heart attack on November 2, 1991 at the age of 76.

Raúl Héctor Castro. Mexican-born U.S. diplomat and politician. Mr. Castro moved to Arizona in 1926, eventually becoming an American citizen. He served as U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador from 1964-1968 and Ambassador to Bolivia from 1968-1969. A Democrat, Mr. Castro was Governor of Arizona from 1975-1977 before accepting another diplomatic appointment, serving as U.S. Ambassador to Argentina from 1977-1980. He died on April 10, 2015 at the age of 98.

70 years ago
1946


Died on this date
John H. Bankhead II, 73
. U.S. politician. Mr. Bankhead, a Democrat and the son of a U.S. Senator, represented Alabama in the United States Senate from 1931 until his death, which occurred three weeks after suffering a stroke while attending a Senate committee meeting.

Hisaichi Terauchi, 66. Japanese military officer. Count Terauchi was a Gensui (Marshal) in the Imperial Japanese Army and Commander of the Southern Expeditionary Army Group during World War II. He was ordered to lead the occupation over Southeast Asia (Singapore and Indonesia). Count Terauchi died of a stroke while under detention in a prison camp in Malaya.

Diplomacy
Representatives of 10 Arab League states ended a four-day meeting in Syria with a resolution urging a strengthened boycott of Jewish goods from Palestine and punishment of the sale of land to Jews.

Speaking at the British Labour Party's conference in Bournemouth, U.K. Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin won overwhelming support for a resolution opposing increased Jewish immigration into Palestine and favouring continued ties with Spain.

Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc Nagy arrived in Washington for discussions with U.S. officials, and announced his support of U.S. Secretary of State James Byrnes' plan to internationalize the Danube River.

60 years ago
1956


Boxing
Don Jasper (20-8-1) won a 10-round split decision over Gene White (16-6) in a heavyweight bout at Windsor Arena in Windsor, Ontario.

40 years ago
1976


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy (Hit Parade Italia): Ancora tu--Lucio Battisti (11th week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (Veronica Top 40): Rocky--Don Mercedes

#1 single in the U.K.: No Charge--J. J. Barrie

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Silly Love Songs--Wings (2nd week at #1)

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Love Hangover--Diana Ross
2 Get Up and Boogie (That's Right)--Silver Convention
3 Silly Love Songs--Wings
4 Misty Blue--Dorothy Moore
5 Welcome Back--John Sebastian
6 Sara Smile--Daryl Hall and John Oates
7 Shop Around--Captain & Tennille
8 More, More, More (Part 1)--Andrea True Connection
9 Fool to Cry--The Rolling Stones
10 Happy Days--Pratt & McClain with Brother Love

Singles entering the chart were If You Know What I Mean by Neil Diamond (#81); It Keeps You Runnin' by Carly Simon (#83); I'd Really Love to See You Tonight by England Dan and John Ford Coley (#89); Better Place to Be (Parts 1 and 2) by Harry Chapin (#90); Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry (#93); and The Hungry Years by Wayne Newton (#97).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Silly Love Songs--Wings (2nd week at #1)
2 Get Up and Boogie (That's Right)--Silver Convention
3 Happy Days--Pratt & McClain with Brother Love
4 Shannon--Henry Gross
5 More, More, More (Part 1)--Andrea True Connection
6 Rock and Roll Love Letter--Bay City Rollers
7 Welcome Back--John Sebastian
8 The Whole World's Goin' Crazy--April Wine
9 Love Hangover--Diana Ross
10 Shop Around--Captain & Tennille

Singles entering the chart were Carry Out Feelings by Nazareth (#91); Anne Marie by Anne Marie (#92); This is It by Melba Moore (#93); Old Time Movies by Garfield (#94); I Just Wanted You to Know by Shirley Eikhard (#95); My Lady by Fullerton Dam (#96); Let it Shine by Santana (#97); Save Your Kisses for Me by Bobby Vinton (#98); Breaker Breaker by the Outlaws (#99); and Hello Nadine by Mungo Jerry (#100).

Music
Roy Orbison performed at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary.

World events
The Uruguayan military ousted President Juan M. Bordaberry Arocena.

30 years ago
1986


Politics and government
Derek Hatton, the deputy leader of Liverpool Council, was expelled from Britain’s Labour Party for belonging to Militant, a Trotskyite faction.

Football
CFL
Pre-season
Ottawa (0-1) 16 @ Montreal (1-1) 17

Baseball
The Chicago Cubs, in fifth place in the National League East Division with a 23-33 record, fired manager Jim Frey and third base coach Don Zimmer. John Vukovich managed for 2 games, posting a 1-1 record, before Gene Michael took over.

25 years ago
1991


Abominations
The Sri Lankan Army massacred 152 minority Tamil civilians in the village of Kokkadichcholai near the eastern province town of Batticaloa.

Basketball
NBA
Finals
Chicago 108 @ Los Angeles Lakers 101 (Chicago won best-of-seven series 4-1)

Michael Jordan scored 30 points and John Paxson scored 10 points in the final 6 minutes at the Forum in Inglewood, California to lead the Bulls to their first NBA championship.

Baseball
Steve Avery batted 4 for 4 with a triple and a run as he pitched the Atlanta Braves to a 6-1 win over the New York Mets at Shea Stadium in New York.

Dave Martinez hit 2 doubles and a triple and Tim Wallach added a home run and 2 singles for the Montreal Expos as they outlasted the Cincinnati Reds 10-9 before 11,684 fans at Olympic Stadium in Montreal.

Steve Finley singled home Jeff Bagwell with 2 out and the bases loaded in the bottom of the 9th to give the Houston Astros a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies before 8,374 fans at the Astrodome.

Mike Timlin and three relief pitchers combined for a 2-hit shutout as the Toronto Blue Jays edged the Cleveland Indians 1-0 before 8,089 fans at Cleveland Stadium. Losing pitcher Tom Candiotti pitched a complete game, allowing just 3 hits and 1 earned run, striking out 9 batters. The Blue Jays scored the only run when Devon White drew a base on balls to lead off the game, advanced to second base on a ground out, and came home on a 2-out single by Joe Carter.

Danny Tartabull led off the top of the 10th inning with a home run to give the Kansas City Royals a 10-9 win over the Baltimore Orioles before 22,758 fans at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore. The Royals led 8-1 after 4 1/2 innings, but the Orioles rallied for 5 runs in the bottom of the 5th and single runs in the 6th and 7th to tie the game. Leo Gomez doubled with 1 out in the bottom of the 10th, but Kansas City relief pitcher Jeff Montgomery retired the last two batters.

20 years ago
1996


Law
In Philadelphia, a panel of U.S. federal judges blocked a law against indecency on the internet.

Basketball
NBA
Finals
Chicago 86 @ Seattle 107 (Chicago led best-of-seven series 3-1)

Shawn Kemp scored 25 points and added 11 rebounds as the SuperSonics averted a sweep by the Bulls before 17,072 fans at KeyArena. Michael Jordan led the Bulls with 23 points.

10 years ago
2006


Died on this date
Anna Lee Aldred, 85
. U.S. jockey. Mrs. Aldred, born Anna Lee Mills, was the first female American jockey to receive a jockey's license; she first received a license at Agua Caliente Racetrack in Mexico in 1939, when officials were unable to find a rule prohibiting women from becoming jockeys. Miss Mills retired as a jockey six years later after she grew too tall for horse racing, and became a trick rider in rodeos. She was inducted into the Cowgirl Hall of Fame in 1983.

Kenneth Thomson, 2nd Baron Thomson of Fleet, 82. Canadian newspaper executive. Lord Thomson, a native of North Bay, Ontario, succeeded his father Roy as chairman of the Thomson newspaper chain. He died of a heart attack in his Toronto office; at the time of his death he was the richest person in Canada and the ninth-richest person in the world, with assets estimated at $17.9 billion.

Hockey
NHL
Stanley Cup
Finals
Carolina 2 @ Edmonton 1 (Carolina led best-of-seven series 3-1)

Mark Recchi's goal with 4:08 remaining in the 2nd period broke a 1-1 tie and held up as the winner as the Hurricanes edged the Oilers at Rexall Place.

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