930 years ago
The army of Yusuf ibn Tashfin defeated the forces of Castilian King Alfonso VI in the Battle of az-Zallaqah (also known as the Battle of Sagrajas) in Spain.
130 years ago
Ottawa 7 @ Toronto 12
Ottawa College 17 @ Queen's College 0
World Championship Series
Chicago White Stockings 3 @ St. Louis Browns 4 (10 innings) (St. Louis won best-of-seven series 4-2)
The game at Sportsman's Park started at 2:18 P.M. in order that 9 innings could be played, and the White Stockings jumped to a 3-0 lead as starter John Clarkson, pitching for the fourth time in six days, held the Browns hitless for 6 innings. The Browns tied the game in the 8th, with Arlie Latham's 2-run triple the big blow. They won the game in the 10th on Curt Welch's "$15,000 slide" home from third base on a wild pitch. The Browns won all the gate receipts from the series, which totalled $13,920--about $580 per man.
110 years ago
Alberto Santos-Dumont flew his 14-bis biplane at Champs de Bagatelle, Paris in the first heavier-than-air flight in Europe.
90 years ago
Ottawa (3-0) 13 @ Montreal (1-3) 9
Hamilton (2-2) 3 @ Toronto (1-2) 7
University of Toronto II (2-1) 18 @ Hamilton (0-3) 8
Camp Borden (1-2) 0 @ Toronto (3-0) 7
McGill (1-1) 0 @ Queen's (1-1) 14
Rock Island (2-3) 0 @ Philadelphia (4-0) 9
Newark @ Boston (cancelled, inclement weather)
75 years ago
Died on this date
Florence Maybrick, 80. U.K.-born U.S. criminal. Mrs. Maybrick was sentenced to death in Liverpool in 1889 for poisoning her husband, but her sentence was commuted, and she was released from prison in 1905. She died at her home in Connecticut.
Soviet Field Marshal Georgy Zhukov took command of all Red Army operations in order to prevent further German advances into Russian and to prevent the Wehrmacht from capturing Moscow. He replaced Marshal Semyon Timoshenko, who was made commander of the southern front.
The United States Senate passed a supplemental Lend-Lease Bill, increasing the amount of aid to certain nations in World War II without violating the U.S.A.'s neutrality. The original Lend-Lease Act had been approved by the U.S. Congress in March.
Politics and government
Former South African Prime Minister and leader of the Afrikaaner Party General J.B.M. Hertzog announced, at a party congress, his support for Nazism.
U.S. Interior Secretary Harold Ickes announced that the United Kingdom was releasing 25 more tankers to their American owners--raising the total to 40--and that as a result, gasoline rationing in 17 Eastern U.S. states was no longer necessary.
A welders' strike in six Seattle shipyards spread to Tacoma when 500 men walked out at Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corporation.
IBA World Championship Final @ Havana
Venezuela 3 Cuba 1
Venezuela scored all its runs in the 1st inning against Connie Marrero, who was outduelled by Chino Canonico at La Tropical Stadium.
70 years ago
The United Nations General Assembly convened for the first time, at an auditorium in Flushing, Queens, New York City. U.K. Prime Minister Clement Attlee charged in the House of Commons that the use of the veto power was reducing "to a nullity the usefulness of the Security Council." Opposition leader Winston Churchill agreed with Mr. Attlee
Economics and finance
The U.S. Office of Price Administration lifted controls from all foods and beverages except rice, sugar, syrups, and molasses.
60 years ago
Divorced on this date
U.S. actress Jayne Mansfield divorced public relations man Paul Mansfield in Hollywood on grounds of cruelty.
As many as 100,000 people took to the streets in downtown Budapest to demand the withdrawal of Soviet troops in Hungary; the ouster of Hungarian Communist Party First Secretary Erno Gero; and the formation of a new government under former Premier Imre Nagy.
The U.K. and France rejected a new Egyptian offer of direct negotiations on the Suez dispute.
Delegates from 82 nations unanimously approved a revised statute for establishment of a United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency, permitting the organization to inspect recipient nations and insure "peaceful" use of its materials.
50 years ago
Boston 2 @ Montreal 3
Rookie Boston defenceman Bobby Orr scored his first NHL goal, an unassisted score at 4:13 of the third period against Montréal goalie Gump Worsley in the Saturday CBC Hockey Night in Canada telecast from the Montreal Forum.
Ottawa (11-2) 12 @ Toronto (4-9) 35
British Columbia (5-10) 7 @ Winnipeg (7-7-1) 16
The Argonauts scored 22 points in the 2nd half as they upset the Rough Riders before 16,064 fans at CNE Stadium. Larry Ferguson rushed 75 yards for one Toronto touchdown and caught an 11-yard pass from Wally Gabler for another. Al Irwin and Bobby Taylor also caught touchdown passes for the Argonauts. John Vilunas added 2 converts and 2 field goals., and Dave Mann punted for 3 singles. Jim Dillard scored the Ottawa touchdown, and Moe Racine kicked 2 field goals.
Kenny Ploen's touchdown pass to Noel Dunford was the big play of a 12-point 3rd quarter for the Blue Bombers as they beat the Lions before 16,772 fans at Winnipeg Stadium. Norm Winton converted and added a field goal and single. Willie Fleming scored the B.C. touchdown, and Bill Mitchell added a single.
40 years ago
#1 single in Italy (Hit Parade Italia): Margherita--Riccardo Cocciante (6th week at #1)
#1 single in the Netherlands (Veronica Top 40): Mon Amour--BZN (3rd week at #1)
#1 single in the U.K (New Musical Express).: Mississippi--Pussycat (2nd week at #1)
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): If You Leave Me Now--Chicago
U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 If You Leave Me Now--Chicago
2 Disco Duck (Part 1)--Rick Dees and his Cast of Idiots
3 A Fifth of Beethoven--Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band
4 Rock'n Me--Steve Miller Band
5 The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald--Gordon Lightfoot
6 She's Gone--Daryl Hall & John Oates
7 Magic Man--Heart
8 I Only Want to Be with You--Bay City Rollers
9 (Don't Fear) The Reaper--Blue Oyster Cult
10 Muskrat Love--Captain and Tennille
Singles entering the chart were Dazz by Brick (#89); Baby Boy by Mary Kay Place (#90); and Catfish by the Four Tops (#99). Baby Boy was from the television comedy soap opera Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.
Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Disco Duck (Part 1)--Rick Dees and his Cast of Idiots
2 That'll Be the Day--Linda Ronstadt
3 If You Leave Me Now--Chicago
4 Devil Woman--Cliff Richard
5 The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald--Gordon Lightfoot
6 I Only Want to Be with You--Bay City Rollers
7 New York to L.A.--Patsy Gallant
8 Play That Funky Music--Wild Cherry
9 She's Gone--Daryl Hall & John Oates
10 Still the One--Orleans
Singles entering the chart were Boomerang by Frankie Valli (#86); Whenever I'm Away from You by John Travolta (#87); Take it or Leave It by Moxy (#90); Give it Up (Turn it Loose) by Tyrone Davis (#91); You Don't Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show) by Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. (#92); Love Me by Yvonne Ellimann (#93); You Make Me Feel Like Dancin' by Leo Sayer (#94); Midnight Flight by the Good Brothers (#95); Daylight by Vicki Sue Robinson (#96); After the Lovin' by Engelbert Humperdinck (#97); Home Tonight by Aerosmith (#98); Here's Some Love by Tanya Tucker (#99); and Give My Love to Anne by Garfield (#100).
The United States and Vietnam agreed to talks on improving relations.
New York Islanders 5 @ Toronto 2
Edmonton (9-5-1) 17 @ Montreal (6-7-1) 10
The Eskimos recovered 4 Montreal fumbles as they defeated the Alouettes before 55,337 fans at Olympic Stadium. Calvin Harrell rushed 1 yard for the only Edmonotn touchdown, while Dave Cutler converted and added 3 field goals and a single. Edmonton running back Joe Lowery returned the opening kickoff 41 yards and rushed 3 times for 20 yards before leaving with injury in his third and last CFL game. It was the only CFL game for Montreal quarterback Bob Bateman, who dressed as the backup to Sonny Wade.
Acadia 23 St. Mary's 8
Prince Edward Island (3-3) 28 Mount Allison 1
St. Francis Xavier 19 New Brunswick 10
Bishop's 35 McGill 19
Queen's 23 Concordia 9
Ottawa 19 Carleton 14
Waterloo 6 York 1
Windsor 43 McMaster 7
Wilfrid Laurier 45 Guelph 24
Western Ontario 19 @ Toronto 25
British Columbia (4-3) 16 @ Manitoba (3-4) 42
Alberta (3-3-1) 16 @ Saskatchewan (4-3-1) 16
Bernie Morrison returned an interception 48 yards for a touchdown on the second play of the game to start the Bisons on their rout of the Thunderbirds at Pan-Am Stadium in Winnipeg. John Nelson rushed for a pair of 1-yard touchdowns, Bud Harden threw TD passes of 11 yards to Mike Grace and 46 yards to Wayne Ledyard, and Al Bowness rushed 22 yards for the final Manitoba TD in the 4th quarter. Dave Pearsonn converted all 6 touchdowns. Chris Davies caught 2 touchdowns for B.C.; Gary Metz added a convert and single, and Gord Penn caught a pass for a 2-point convert.
Gene Wall rushed 8 yards for a touchdown and Dave Osiowy kicked the convert with 36 seconds remaining in the game to give the Huskies their tie with the Golden Bears at Griffiths Stadium in Saskatoon. Mr. Wall rushed 1 yard for a TD in the 1st quarter to open the scoring and Mr. Osiowy kicked a 15-yard field goal later in the quarter to give Saskatchewan a 9-0 lead, which held to halftime. Alberta quarterback Brian Larsen rushed 1 yard for a touchdown in the 3rd quarter and completed a 22-yard TD pass to John Tietzen early in the 4th quarter. Marco Cyncar converted the first TD, but missed the convert on the second. He kicked a 13-yard field goal with 2:51 remaining in the game to give Alberta a 16-13 lead.
30 years ago
On television tonight
Our World, hosted by Linda Ellerbee and Ray Gandolf, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Forty Days in Spring: 1970
Died on this date
Edward Doisy, 92. U.S. biochemist. Dr. Doisy was awarded a share of the 1943 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for his discovery of the chemical nature of vitamin K."
New York Mets 2 @ Boston Red Sox 4 (Boston led best-of-seven series 3-2)
The Red Sox took a 4-0 lead through 5 innings against Mets' pitching ace Dwight Gooden before 34,010 fans at Fenway Park. Boston starting pitcher Bruce Hurst improved his record for the series to 2-0, while Mr. Gooden dropped to 0-2.
25 years ago
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): (Everything I Do) I Do it for You--Bryan Adams (11th week at #1)
On television tonight
The Wonder Years, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Frank and Denise
Bob Blair announced the $325-million sale of Nova's share of Calgary-based Husky Oil to Li Ka-shing and a Hong Kong group, increasing Mr. Li's interest in Husky from 52% to 95%.
Minnesota Twins 2 @ Atlanta Braves 3 (Best-of-seven series tied 2-2)
Mark Lemke evaded catcher Brian Harper's tag at home plate on a sacrifice fly by Jerry Willard in the bottom of the 9th inning to score the game-ending winning run before 50,878 fans at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. The Braves had scored their first 2 runs on home runs by Terry Pendleton in the 3rd inning and Lonnie Smith in the 7th. Mike Stanton was the winning pitcher over Mark Guthrie.
20 years ago
Died on this date
Bob Grim, 66. U.S. baseball pitcher. Mr. Grim played with the New York Yankees (1954-1958); Kansas City Athletics (1958-1959, 1962); Cleveland Indians (1960); Cincinnati Reds (1960); and St. Louis Cardinals (1960), compiling a record of 61-41 with an earned run average of 3.61 in 268 games. His best year was his first, when he was 20-6 with a 3.26 ERA and was the American League Rookie of the Year. Arm troubles soon set in, and Mr. Grim became a relief pitcher, leading the AL with 19 saves in 1957.
New York Yankees 8 @ Atlanta Braves 6 (10 innings) (Best-of-seven series tied 2-2)
The Yankees came back from a 6-0 deficit with 3 runs in the 6th inning, 3 in the 8th, and 2 in the 10th to defeat the Braves before 51,881 fans at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. Jim Leyritz hit a 3-run home run to tie the game in the 8th, and Wade Boggs drove in the winning run by drawing a base on balls with the bases loaded and 2 out in the 10th.
10 years ago
Former Enron Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Skilling was sentenced to more than 24 years in prison for his role in the company's collapse.
Inco Limited shareholders accepted a takeover offer by Brazilian mining corporation Companhia Vale do Rio Doce; the new company was known as Vale Inco.
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