Monday, 10 October 2016

October 10, 2016

180 years ago

Politics and government
William Lyon Mackenzie and others founded the Toronto Political Union to press for constitutional reform.

170 years ago

Triton, the largest moon of Neptune, was discovered by English astronomer William Lassell.

130 years ago

Yoho National Park in British Columbia was established by the Canadian government of Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald government.

Popular culture
The tuxedo dinner jacket made its first appearance at a ball in Tuxedo Park, New York.

125 years ago

Round 1 (1st games of 2-game total points series)
Toronto 10 @ Hamilton 39
Osgoode Hall 33 @ Ottawa 3
London 2 @ Stratford 8

120 years ago

Round 1 (1st games of 2-game total points series)
Toronto Athletic Club 17 @ Hamilton 11
Trinity University 9 @ Royal Military College 2
Kingston defaulted to Queen's College
Bye: University of Toronto

110 years ago

World Series
Chicago Cubs 7 @ Chicago White Sox 1 (Best-of-seven series tied 1-1)

Ed Reulbach pitched a 1-hitter and the Cubs scored 3 unearned runs in the 3rd inning and another unearned run in the 4th to easily beat the White Sox before 12,595 fans at South Side Park. In the bottom of the 7th, George Rohe led off for the White Sox with a base on balls and Jiggs Donahue followed with a single to break up the no-hit bid, but Mr. Reulbach retired the next three batters.

100 years ago

World Series
Boston Red Sox 3 @ Brooklyn Robins 4 (Boston led best-of-seven series 2-1)

The Robins took a 4-0 lead after 5 innings and held on to edge the Red Sox before 21,087 fans at Ebbets Field. Jack Coombs allowed 7 hits and 3 earned runs in 6 1/3 innings to get the win, while Jeff Pfeffer pitched 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief to get the save. Boston starter Carl Mays allowed 7 hits and 4 earned runs in 5 innings to take the loss.

90 years ago

Los Angeles (1-3) 23 @ Brooklyn (1-1) 0
Cleveland @ Newark (cancelled, rain)
Chicago (0-3-1) 3 @ Rock Island (2-1) 7

World Series
St. Louis Cardinals 3 @ New York Yankees 2 (St. Louis won best-of-seven series 4-3)

In one of the most dramatic moments in World Series history, Pete Alexander, 39, who had pitched a complete game victory the previous day, entered the game in relief of Jesse Haines with the bases loaded and 2 out in the bottom of the 7th inning and struck out Tony Lazzeri to end the threat and then followed with 2 scoreless innings as the Cardinals edged the Yankees before 38,093 fans at Yankee Stadium to win their first World Series championship ever. Babe Ruth hit a solo home run--his fourth homer of the series, a record--in the 3rd inning to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead, but 2 Yankee errors led to 3 unearned runs for the Cardinals in the 4th. The Yankees halved the lead with a run in the 6th. With 2 out in the bottom of the 9th, Mr. Ruth drew a base on balls, with Mr. Alexander's 3-2 pitch just barely missing the strike zone. With 1 strike on Bob Meusel, Mr. Ruth suddenly decided to steal second base; catcher Bob O'Farrell's throw to second baseman Rogers Hornsby was in plenty of time to apply the tag for the out to end the series. Losing pitcher Waite Hoyt allowed 5 hits in 6 innings before being relieved by Herb Pennock, who allowed 3 hits in 3 innings.

80 years ago

Hamilton (1-1) 2 @ Montreal (1-1) 7
Ottawa (0-2) 0 @ Toronto (2-0) 14

Winnipeg (4-1-1) 16 Calgary (1-4) 6

75 years ago

At the movies
Great Guns, starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, opened in theatres. This was Laurel and Hardy's first movie with the 20th Century Fox studio, under a contract which deprived them of creative input, and thus can be said to mark a definite decline in the quality of their films compared to their previous work with Hal Roach Studios.

Dispatches from Moscow admitted that Russian forces were withdrawing in the Bryansk sector to a new line of defense on the central front. The British government disclosed that a secret invasion force was being trained for possible action on the European continent.

U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt announced government plans to rehabilitate 200,000 of the one million youths rejected for Army service because of physical or mental defects. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the $5.985-billion Lend Lease bill and sent it to the Senate. Panamanian President Ricardo Adolfo de la Guardia issued a statement pledging collaboration in the defense of the continent and observance of its obligations to the United States.

Politics and government
General Nuri es-Said prepared to form a new Iraqi cabinet, following his arrival in Baghdad from Cairo.

The Argentine cabinet dissolved the elected municipal council of Buenos Aires and replaced it with 21 appointees.

The Communist Party withdrew its candidate for mayor and other offices in New York City elections, apparently to strengthen Mayor Fiorello La Guardia, who promptly repudiated Communist support.

University of California physicist Dr. Ernest Lawrence said that strontium sould be made artificially radioactive and then, in the manner of radium, could be used to destroy cancer cells.

70 years ago

Died on this date
Lorne Chabot, 46
. Canadian hockey goalie. Mr. Chabot played with six National Hockey League teams from 1926-37, posting a record of 201-148-62 with a goals against average of 2.04 in 411 regular season games and 13-17-6 with a GAA of 1.54 in 37 playoff games. He played with Stanley Cup championship teams with the New York Rangers in 1928 and the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1932, and won the Vezina Trophy in 1935 for the team with the lowest GAA, posting a 1.80 goals against average while playing all 48 games for the Chicago Black Hawks. Mr. Chabot was the first hockey player to appear on the cover of Time magazine, for the issue of February 11, 1935. He died five days after his 46th birthday after a long battle with Bright's disease and crippling arthritis.

A national U.S. television exhibit opened in New York, with sets on display ranging from $250 to $2,000.

The Allied Control Council in Berlin rejected appeals for clemency from 16 of 19 Nazis convicted in Nuremberg of war crimes, and upheld the death sentences for 11. The draft of the Italian peace treaty was approved at the Paris Peace Conference despite Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov's warning that the U.S.S.R. would not accept the Western solution for Trieste.

Politics and government
Icelandic Prime Minister Olafur Thors and his cabinet resigned in a controversy with the Communists over U.S. air rights in Iceland.

Elections for the territorial legislature in Alaska resulted in Republican Party gains, while

The New Jersey Supreme Court filed a judgment outlawing the Ku Klux Klan in the state.

World Series
St. Louis Cardinals 12 @ Boston Red Sox 3 (Best-of-seven series tied 2-2)

The Cardinals scored 3 runs in each of the 2nd and 3rd innings and 4 in the 9th as they routed the Red Sox before 35,645 fans at Fenway Park. Enos Slaughter, Whitey Kurowski, and Joe Garagiola each had 4 hits for St. Louis, the only time (so far) that three teammates have accomplished the feat in a World Series game. Boston right fielder and leadoff hitter Wally Moses also had 4 hits. Red Munger pitched a 9-hit complete game to win the matchup with Tex Hughson.

60 years ago

At the movies
Giant, directed by George Stevens, and starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, and James Dean, received its premiere screening in New York City.

Israeli forces attacked the Jordanian police post of Qalqiya, killing 25 Jordanian soldiers and frontier guards.

50 U.S. servicemen and 9 naval air crewmen disappeared aboard a Military Air Transport Service C-118 about 150 miles north of the Azores while en route from Lakenheath, England to the United States.

Kitchener-Waterloo (7-1) 14 @ London (2-6) 0

Billy Graham scored a touchdown and convert, and Homer Jenkins also scored a touchdown, as the Dutchmen blanked the Lords at Labatt Park. Bob Celeri punted for a single to complete the scoring.

World Series
New York Yankees 9 @ Brooklyn Dodgers 0 (New York won best-of-seven series 4-3)

Johnny Kucks pitched a 3-hit shutout and Yogi Berra hit 2-run home runs in each of the 1st and 3rd innings as the Yankees routed the Dodgers before 33,782 fans at Ebbets Field in the last World Series game ever played by the Brooklyn Dodgers and the last post-season game ever played in Brooklyn. Brooklyn third baseman Jackie Robinson batted 0 for 3 with a base on balls, and struck out for the final out, in the last game of his 10-year Hall of Fame major league career.

50 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): La Banda Borracha--Luis Aguilé

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Merry Ploughboy--Dermot O'Brien (3rd week at #1)

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Black is Black--Los Bravos
2 Cherish--The Association
3 Beauty is Only Skin Deep--The Temptations
4 Get Away--Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames
5 Girl on a Swing--Gerry and the Pacemakers
6 Wipe Out--The Surfaris
7 Born a Woman--Sandy Posey
8 Merry Ploughboy--The Carlton Showband/Off to Dublin in the Green--The Abbey Tavern Singers
9 You Can't Hurry Love--The Supremes
10 Sunny Afternoon--The Kinks

Singles entering the chart were Mr. Rain by Ray Hutchinson (#88); I Can Only Give You Everything by the Haunted (#91); 10:30 Train by the Ugly Ducklings (#92); Little Man by Sonny and Cher (#95); Go Away Little Girl by the Happenings (#96); Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow? by the Rolling Stones (#97); The Hair on My Chinny Chin Chin by Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs (#99); and Dandy by Herman's Hermits (#100).

The single Good Vibrations/Let's Go Away for Awhile by the Beach Boys was released on Capitol Records.

Toronto (3-8) 9 @ Montreal (5-6) 8
Winnipeg (5-7-1) 7 @ Hamilton (8-3) 8
British Columbia (4-8) 19 @ Edmonton (5-7-1) 7

Dave Mann punted for his second single of the game in the last minute of play to give the Argonauts their win over the Alouettes before 14,000 fans at Molson Stadium. The Alouettes had a chance to tie the game on the last play, but Gino Berretta's punt was fielded by Mr. Mann in the Toronto end zone and punted out of danger. Dave Thelen scored the Toronto touchdown, converted by John Vilunas. Quarterback Bernie Faloney scored the Montreal touchdown, while Peter Kempf converted and added a single.

Joe Zuger, with a 20-miles-per-hour wind behind him, punted for a single on the last play of the game to give the Tiger-Cats their win over the Blue Bombers before 23,662 fans at Civic Stadium, clinching a playoff spot. Winnipeg punter Ed Ulmer had attempted to give the Blue Bombers the lead shortly before, but his punt into the wind from the Hamilton 35-yard line had fallen 4 yards short of the goal line. Mr. Zuger's winning single was his fourth of the game; Don Sutherin scored the other Hamilton points with a field goal and single. Winnipeg flanker Billy Cooper scored the game's only touchdown, converted by Norm Winton.

Larry Eilmes rushed 22 times for 153 yards and a touchdown to lead the Lions over the Eskimos before 18,003 fans at Clarke Stadium. Willie Fleming rushed 4 yards for the other B.C. touchdown, while Bill Mitchell added 2 converts, a field goal, and a single, and Neal Beaumont punted for a single. Tommy-Joe Coffey scored his first touchdown of the season for the Eskimos on a 13-yard pass from Bill Redell late in the game, which he converted.

40 years ago

Toronto (5-7-1) 3 @ Saskatchewan (9-4) 34

Robert Holmes rushed 21 times for 101 yards to help the Roughriders rout the Argonauts at Taylor Field in Regina. The Saskatchewan defense sacked Toronto quarterback Chuck Ealey 7 times. The outstanding offensive play for the Argonauts was a 55-yard pass completion to rookie Canadian receiver Gary Tufford.

National League Championship Series
Cincinnati 6 @ Philadelphia 2 (Cincinnati led best-of-five series 2-0)

American League Championship Series
New York 3 @ Kansas City 7 (Best-of-five series tied 1-1)

30 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): The Final Countdown--Europe

Died on this date
Russ Van Atta, 80
. U.S. baseball pitcher. Mr. Van Atta played with the New York Yankees (1933-1935) and St. Louis Browns (1935-1939), compiling a record of 33-41 with an earned run average of 5.60 in 207 games. His best year was his first, when he was 12-4 with a 4.18 ERA in 26 games. Mr. Van Atta batted .228 with 2 home runs and 17 runs batted in in 208 games; he remains the only American League pitcher to bat 4 for 4 in his first major league game.

Up to 1,500 people were killed when a 5.7-Mw earthquake shook San Salvador, El Salvador with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent).

Hamilton (6-8-1) 9 @ Edmonton (11-3) 28

The Tiger-Cats jumped to an early 8-0 lead over the Eskimos at Commonwealth Stadium before the Edmonton defense began to dominate the game. Matt Dunigan played most of the game at quarterback for the Eskimos, but backup Damon Allen put the game away with a 39-yard touchdown rush.

American League Championship Series
Boston 3 @ California 5 (California led best-of-seven series 2-1)

The Angels scored 3 runs in the 7th inning as John Candelaria won the duel of starting pitchers over Oil Can Boyd before 64,206 fans at Anaheim Stadium.

25 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): (Everything I Do) I Do It for You--Bryan Adams (11th week at #1)

National League Championship Series
Atlanta 1 @ Pittsburgh 0 (Best-of-seven series tied 1-1)

Steve Avery won a pitchers' duel over Zane Smith at Three Rivers Stadium when Mark Lemke doubled in David Justice with the only run in the top of the 6th inning.

20 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Denmark (Nielsen Music Control & IFPI): Wannabe--Spice Girls (7th week at #1)

#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): Insomnia--Faithless (5th week at #1)

Politics and government
Keith Milligan took office as Premier of Prince Edward Island; the former silver fox fur farmer had been chosen Liberal leader five days earlier, after the resignation of Premier Catherine Callbeck.

National League Championship Series
St. Louis 8 @ Atlanta 3 (Best-of-seven series tied 1-1)

American League Championship Series
Baltimore 5 @ New York 3 (Best-of-seven series tied 1-1)

10 years ago

Died on this date
Ian Scott, 72
. Canadian politician. Mr. Scott, a Liberal, was a Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament from Toronto from 1985-1992, and served as Attorney General in the government of Premier David Peterson from 1985-1990. He died in his sleep two years after suffering a serious stroke. This blogger remembers seeing Mr. Scott in action in Yellowknife in 1975 as a lawyer with the Berger Commission on the proposed Mackenzie River Valley oil pipeline.

American League Championship Series
Detroit 5 @ Oakland 1 (Detroit led best-of-seven series 1-0)

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