Friday, 28 October 2016

October 28, 2016

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Mona Bernales!

1,000 years ago

Born on this date
Henry III
. Holy Roman Emperor, 1046-1056. Henry III, the son of Conrad II and a monarch of the Salian Dynasty, was King of Germany, King of Burgundy, King of Italy, and held several other titles before being crowned Holy Roman Emperor on December 25, 1046. He conducted several military campaigns before dying from a brief illness on October 5, 1056, 23 days before his 40th birthday. He was succeeded as Emperor and King by his son Henry IV.

800 years ago

King Henry III of England was crowned at Gloucester.

500 years ago

Ottoman forces under Grand Vizier Sinan Pasha defeated Mamluk Sultanate forces commanded by Janbirdi al-Ghazali in the Battle of Yaunis Khan near Gaza.

240 years ago

British Army forces commanded by General William Howe arrived at White Plains, New York, and attacked and captured Chatterton Hill from American forces commanded by General George Washington.

130 years ago

In New York Harbor, U.S. President Grover Cleveland dedicated the Statue of Liberty. The first ticker tape parade takes place in New York City when office workers spontaneously threw ticker tape into the streets as the statue was dedicated.

125 years ago

Born on this date
Ormer Locklear
. U.S. aviator. Second Lieutenant Locklear served with the United States Army Air Service before embarking on a career as a barnstorming stunt pilot. He made his way to Hollywood, where he starred in the movies The Great Air Robbery (1919) and The Skywayman (1920). Mr. Locklear was killed at the age of 28 on August 2, 1920 when he crashed during a stunt filmed at night, when lights that should have been turned off remained on, obscuring his view. Milton "Skeets" Elliott, the flying partner who accompanied him, was also killed in the crash.

The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the Manitoba Separate Schools Act--removing funding for Catholic and Protestant denominational schools and establishing a system of tax-supported, non-sectarian public schools--was unconstitutional.

The Mino–Owari earthquake, the largest inland earthquake in Japan's history, struck Gifu Prefecture, killing 7,123 people and injuring 17,175.

100 years ago

Died on this date
Oswald Boelcke, 25
. German military aviator. Hauptmann Boelcke was known as the "Father of Air Fighting Tactics," and was the first to formalize rules of air fighting. He shot down 40 enemy aircraft during World War I, the highest total by a German ace prior to "Red Baron" Manfred von Richtofen, whom he mentored. Hauptmann Boelcke was killed during an air battle when he accidentally made contact with the plane of a fellow German, which damaged his plane and caused it to crash. He hadn't had time to properly fasten his safety belt, and he never wore a helmet, which caused his injuries to be fatal.

Ottawa 207th Battalion 32 @ Hamilton 205th Battalion 3 (First game of 2-game total points series)

75 years ago

Russian troops, aided by bad weather, counter-attacked German troops west of Moscow.

World events
One person was arrested after a shot was fired into the air as acting Argentine President Ramon Castillo boarded a train in Buenos Aires.

U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the $5.985-billion Lend Lease bill and issued an executive order creating the Office of Lend-Lease Administration in the Office of Emergency Management, with Edward Stettinius in charge.

Joseph McWilliams, leader of the American Destiny Party, was ordered to complete a 60-day workhouse term for violating his probation by making anti-Jewish speeches.

15 men were killed in a coal mine explosion near Nortonville, Kentucky.

70 years ago

Hit parade
U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Rumors are Flying--Frankie Carle and his Orchestra
--The Andrews Sisters with Les Paul
--Betty Rhodes
--Tony Martin
2 To Each His Own--Eddy Howard and his Orchestra
--Freddy Martin and his Orchestra
--Tony Martin
--The Modernaires with Paula Kelly
--The Ink Spots
3 Five Minutes More--Frank Sinatra
--Tex Beneke and the Glenn Miller Orchestra
--The Three Suns
4 South America, Take it Away--Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters
--Xavier Cugat and the Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra
5 Ole Buttermilk Sky--Kay Kyser and his Orchestra
--Paul Weston and his Orchestra with Matt Dennis
--Hoagy Carmichael
6 Surrender--Perry Como
--Woody Herman and his Orchestra
7 This is Always--Harry James and his Orchestra
--Jo Stafford
8 The Things We Did Last Summer--Frank Sinatra
--Vaughn Monroe and his Orchestra
9 Choo Choo Ch' Boogie--Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five
10 Pretending--Andy Russell

Singles entering the chart were the version of Rumors are Flying by Tony Martin; the version of Ole Buttermilk Sky by Hoagy Carmichael; (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons, with versions by the King Cole Trio, and Eddy Howard and his Orchestra (#24); The Whole World is Singing My Song by Les Brown and his Orchestra (#25); and Intermission Riff by Stan Kenton and his Orchestra (#29).

On the radio
The Casebook of Gregory Hood, starring Elliott Lewis and Howard McNear, on MBS

Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King met U.S. President Harry Truman for talks at the White House in Washington.

Responding to criticism from King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia, U.S. President Truman reiterated his plea for the establishment of a Jewish national home in Palestine and immediate admission of 100,000 Jews on humanitarian grounds.

Dutch forces landed in Sumatra to relieve Japanese troops guarding U.S., British, and Dutch oil installations.

Politics and government
U.S. President Truman named David Lilienthal, former chairman of the Tennessee Valley Authority, to head the newly-created Atomic Energy Commission; Gordon Clapp replaced Mr. Lilienthal as TVA chairman.

A two-month trucking strike in New York ended as truck operators signed individual contracts granting 31c hourly wage increases and a 40-hour week.

60 years ago

On television tonight
Alfred Hitchcock Presents, on CBS
Tonight's episode: None are So Blind, starring Hurd Hatfield and Mildred Dunnock

Point de Mire, on Radio-Canada
This was the first broadcast of the French-language news show from Montréal, hosted by future Québec Premier René Lévesque.

Elvis Presley received a polio vaccination on national television in the United States. This single event was credited with raising immunization levels in the United States from 0.6% to over 80% in just six months.

Died on this date
Antonio Blanco Rio
. Cuban military officer. Colonel Blanco Rio, Cuba's military intelligence chief, was shot and killed, and two members of his party seriously wounded, as they left a Havana nightclub.

Politics and government
The Hungarian Communist Party Central Committee delegated its powers for the duration of the crisis involving mass demonstrations against Soviet troops in the country to a six-member group including Janos Kadar and Imre Nagy.

Israel ordered partial mobilization and massed reserve units along its frontiers.

50 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand: With a Girl Like You--The Troggs (2nd week at #1)

Edmonton's top 10 (CJCA)
1 96 Tears--? (Question Mark) & the Mysterians
2 Psychotic Reaction--Count Five
3 If I Were a Carpenter--Bobby Darin
4 Lady Godiva--Peter and Gordon
5 Last Train to Clarksville--The Monkees
6 See See Rider--Eric Burdon & the Animals
7 Hooray for Hazel--Tommy Roe
8 Poor Side of Town--Johnny Rivers
9 Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?--The Rolling Stones
10 Spin, Spin--Gordon Lightfoot
Pick hit of the week: All that I Am--Elvis Presley
New this week: Behind the Door--Cher
Silver and Sunshine--Looking Glass
Peep Peep Pop Pop--Dearly Beloveds
Somebody Like Me--Eddy Arnold
Chanson d'Amour--The Lettermen

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Kerry Hoffer!

40 years ago

Economics and finance
The British pound dropped to a new low of US $1.56.

30 years ago

Died on this date
John Braine, 64
. U.K. author. Mr. Braine was one of the "angry young men" of the 1950s and '60s, and was best known for his novels Room at the Top (1957) and Life at the Top (1962).

Edmonton experienced its first snowfall of the season.

Tina May Simpson, Miss Niagara Region, was chosen Miss Canada 1987. The pageant was televised by CTV.

Jeremy Bamber, 24, was sentenced to life in prison for murdering five members of his family in Essex, England.

Larry Bowa was hired as manager of the San Diego Padres, replacing Steve Boros. Under Mr. Boros, the Padres had finished fourth in the National League West Division with a record of 74-88, 22 games behind the first-place Houston Astros.

25 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): Onnellinen perhe--Ne Luumäet (3rd week at #1)

Died on this date
Sylvia Fine, 78
. U.S. songwriter. Miss Fine wrote songs for her husband, Danny Kaye, including Anatole of Paris and Knock on Wood.

Nicole Dunsdon, Miss Interior of British Columbia, was chosen Miss Canada 1992 (see video). The pageant was televised by CTV, and was the last Miss Canada pageant until the name was revived in 2008.

20 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Zero--Smashing Pumpkins

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 It's All Coming Back to Me Now--Celine Dion
2 Let's Make a Night to Remember--Bryan Adams
3 If it Makes You Happy--Sheryl Crow
4 Nowhere to Go--Melissa Etheridge
5 Head Over Feet--Alanis Morisette
6 He Liked to Feel It--Crash Test Dummies
7 Key West Intermezzo (I Saw You First)--John Mellencamp
8 I Love You Always Forever--Donna Lewis
9 Test for Echo--Hush
10 Who You Are--Pearl Jam

Singles entering the chart included You Must Love Me by Madonna (#90); Lady Picture Show by Stone Temple Pilots (#96); C'mon n' Ride It (The Train) by Quad City DJ's (#97); Message of Love by Journey (#98); Sad Caper by Hootie & the Blowfish (#99); and Get Down (You're the One for Me) by Backstreet Boys (#100).

10 years ago

Died on this date
Red Auerbach, 89
. U.S. basketball coach and executive. Arnold Jacob Auerbach coached the Washington Capitols (1946-49); Tri-Cities Blackhawks (1949-50); and Boston Celtics (1950-66), compiling a regular season record of 938-479 and a playoff record 99-69. He pioneered the use of the fast break and Negro players, and emphasized the importance of team play as he led the Celtics to nine National Basketball Association championships in his last 10 seasons as coach, including the last eight straight years. Mr. Auerbach served as the team's general manager from 1966-1984 and president from 1984-1997 and vice chairman from 1997 until his death, accumulating seven more championship rings. The NBA's Coach of the Year trophy, which he had won in 1965, was named after him in 1967, and Mr. Auerbach was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1969.

Tina Aumont, 70. U.S. actress. Miss Aumont, who sometimes acted under her married name Tina Marquand, worked mainly in European cinema, appearing in movies such as Modesty Blaise (1966) and Fellini's Casanova (1976).

Trevor Berbick, 52. Jamaican-born Canadian boxer. Mr. Berbick represented Jamaica at the 1976 Summer Olympic Games in Montreal, but elected to stay in Canada after the games, settling in Halifax. He held the Canadian, Commonwealth, and other heavyweight titles at various times, but peaked when he won a 12-round unanimous decision over Pinklon Thomas on March 22, 1986 to win the World Boxing Council world heavyweight title. In his first defense, on November 22, 1986, Mr. Berbick lost the title on a 2-round technical knockout by Mike Tyson. Mr. Berbick was the last man to fight Muhammad Ali, winning a 10-round unanimous decision in Nassau on December 11, 1981. Mr. Berbick posted a professional record of 49-11-1 from 1976-1999. He had numerous problems with the law, resulting in several deportations. He moved back to Jamaica, where he was murdered by two young men, including his nephew Harold Berbick, who beat him to death with a steel pipe.

A group of activists from the Bangladesh Awami League attacked a rival political party meeting in Dhaka with oars and sculls and killed 14.

Montreal (10-8) 24 @ Toronto (10-8) 20
Winnipeg (9-9) 16 @ British Columbia (13-5) 26

Regina 36 @ Alberta (4-4) 25

Robert Edwards scored the winning touchdown for the Alouettes as they erased a 9-point deficit going into the 4th quarter in defeating the Argonauts before 38,123 fans at Rogers Centre.

The B.C. defense made 3 interceptions against Winnipeg quarterback Ryan Dinwiddie, turning 2 of them into touchdowns, as the Lions beat the Blue Bombers before 33,744 fans at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver. B.C. defensive back Barron Miles recorded the ninth blocked kick of his CFL career, blocking a Troy Westwood punt.

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