Sunday, 15 October 2017

October 15, 2017

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Angela Nixon!

475 years ago
1542


Born on this dae
Akbar
. Mughal emperor, 1556-1605. Akbar succeeded his father Humayun, and succeeded in tripling the size and wealth of the Mughal Empire. He adopted policies that won the support of his non-Muslim subjects, and practiced the syncretistic religion, Din-i-Ilahi, centring on himself as prophet. Akbar died on October 27, 1605, 12 days after his 63rd birthday, and was succeeded by his son Jahangir.

130 years ago
1887


Football
ORFU
Hamilton 14 @ London 6
Ottawa 10 @ Kingston 1
Queen’s College 8 @ University of Toronto 10 (OT)

Baseball
World Series
Detroit Wolverines 9 St. Louis Browns 0 @ New York (Detroit led 15-game series 4-2)

Winning pitcher Charlie Getzein settled for a 5-hitter after carrying a no-hitter into the 9th inning before 5,797 fans at the Polo Grounds. Charlie Ganzel led the Detroit attack with 4 hits. The Browns made 8 errors as Dave Foutz took the loss.

125 years ago
1892


Football
ORFU
Round 1
Osgoode Hall 51 Trinity College 1 (1st game of 2-game total points series)
Hamilton @ Stratford (Hamilton won by default)
Toronto 12 @ University of Toronto 5 (Toronto won 2-game total points series 31-13)
Queen’s University 3 @ Royal Military College 5 (Queen’s won 2-game total points series 12-11)
Petrolia @ London (postponed, rain—Petrolia defaulted 2-game total points series)

Baseball
Charles "Bumpus" Jones, making his major league debut, pitched a no-hitter for the Cincinnati Reds as they defeated the Pittsburg Pirates 7-1 at League Park in Cincinnati. Cincinnati outfielder Buster Hoover played the 127th and last game of his 3-year major league career.

The Boston Beaneaters swept a doubleheader from the Washington Senators 7-4 and 4-0 at Boundary Field in Washington. Jack Stivetts was pitching a no-hitter for the Beaneaters after 5 innings when the game was called, presumably on account of darkness.

100 years ago
1917


Born on this date
Jan Miner
. U.S. actress. Miss Miner was an actress in various radio series in the 1940s and 1950s, but was best known for her portrayal of the character Madge in television commercials for Palmolive dishwashing liquid from 1966-1992. She died on February 15, 2004 at the age of 86.

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.. U.S. historian. Professor Schlesinger specialized in American history, and won the Pulitzer Prize for his Master's thesis, Age of Jackson (1945). He served as an adviser and "court historian" to President John F. Kennedy from 1961-1963, and his book A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House (1965) also won a Pulitzer Prize. Professor Schlesinger died on February 28, 2007 at the age of 89.

Died on this date
Mata Hari, 41
. Dutch-born dancer and spy. Mata Hari, born Margaretha Zelle, was an exotic dancer who pioneered the striptease in the early 1900s. She was recruited as a spy by both France and Germany during World War I in 1916. Mata Hari was arrested by French authorities in Paris in February 1917, and was convicted in July of espionage, perhaps becoming a scapegoat for French military and intelligence failures. She was executed by firing squad in Paris.

Baseball
World Series
Chicago White Sox 4 @ New York Giants 2 (Chicago won best-of-seven series 4-2)

The White Sox scored 3 runs in the 4th inning to open the scoring and held on to defeat the Giants before 33,969 fans at the Polo Grounds to win their first World Series championship since 1906 and their last until 2005. A 2-base throwing error by New York third baseman Heinie Zimmerman on a ground ball by Eddie Collins and right fielder Dave Robertson's muff of a fly ball by Joe Jackson started Chicago's 3-run 4th inning. Mr. Collins was trapped in a rundown between third base and home plate on a ground ball by Happy Felsch, but scored when Mr. Zimmerman chased him across the plate with the ball because neither pitcher Rube Benton nor catcher Bill Rariden were covering the plate. Red Faber pitched a 6-hit complete game for his third win of the series, while Mr. Benton allowed 4 hits and 3 runs--all unearned--iin 5 innings to take the loss.

90 years ago
1927


Football
IRFU
Montreal (0-3) 8 @ Hamilton (2-0) 24
Ottawa (2-0-1) 13 @ Toronto (0-1-1) 3

ORFU
Camp Borden (0-3) 0 @ Toronto Balmy Beach (2-0) 33
Hamilton (2-1) 2 @ University of Toronto II (1-1) 31

Canadian university
Queen's (0-1) 10 @ McGill (2-0) 11

MRU
Winnipeg Tammany Tigers 7 Winnipeg Victorias 2

75 years ago
1942


War
A German U-Boat torpedoed a cargo ship in the Gulf of St. Lawrence off Métis, Québec.

60 years ago
1957


Transportation
Queen Elizabeth II set off a dynamite charge to signal the start of construction of the Queensway expressway in Ottawa; the $31-million, 15-mile-long road bisects the city along the old Canadian Pacific Railway right-of-way.

50 years ago
1967


Football
CFL
British Columbia (2-9-1) 17 @ Hamilton (7-4) 22
Winnipeg (4-9) 29 @ Calgary (10-3) 51
Saskatchewan (10-3) 17 @ Edmonton (6-6-1) 21

Joe Zuger threw touchdown passes of 25 and 16 yards to Ted Watkins to help the Tiger-Cats defeat the Lions before 19,000 fans at Civic Stadium. B.C. almost won the game on the last play, but quarterback Bernie Faloney's pass to Jim Young at the Hamilton goal line went off Mr. Young's fingers. It was the only CFL game for B.C. defensive end Buddy Owens, who suffered a career-ending knee injury while blocking on the opening kickoff.

Peter Liske completed 20 passes for 349 yards and 6 touchdowns to lead the Stampeders over the Blue Bombers before 17,710 fans at McMahon Stadium. Bill Goods converted all 7 Calgary touchdowns. Winnipeg's total of 29 points was their greatest scoring output of the season.

The Edmonton defense recovered a fumble on the Saskatchewan 31-yard line in the 4th quarter, leading to the game-winning touchdown by quarterback Frank Cosentino before 21,000 fans at Clarke Stadium. Mr. Cosentino threw a pass to Randy Kerbow for the other Edmonton TD. Peter Kempf added 2 converts, 2 field goals, and a single.

40 years ago
1977


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy (Hit Parade Italia): Ti Amo'--Umberto Tozzi (13th week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: Ti Amo'--Umberto Tozzi (5th week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (Veronica Top 40): Do You Remember--Long Tall Ernie and the Shakers (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland: Silver Lady--David Soul (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K (BMRB): Silver Lady --David Soul (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): You Light Up My Life--Debby Boone

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 You Light Up My Life--Debby Boone (2nd week at #1)
2 Keep it Comin' Love--K.C. and the Sunshine Band
3 Nobody Does it Better--Carly Simon
4 Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band--Meco
5 That's Rock 'n' Roll--Shaun Cassidy
6 Swayin' to the Music (Slow Dancin')--Johnny Rivers
7 On and On--Stephen Bishop
8 Boogie Nights--Heat Wave
9 I Feel Love--Donna Summer
10 Cold as Ice--Foreigner

Singles entering the chart were You Make Loving Fun by Fleetwood Mac (#64); Draw the Line by Aerosmith (#66); Slip Slidin' Away by Paul Simon (#70); Swingtown by the Steve Miller Band (#77); Hard Times by Boz Scaggs (#82); Money, Money, Money by ABBA (#88); Echoes of Love by the Doobie Brothers (#90); Georgia Rhythm by Atlanta Rhythm Section (#97); Heaven's Just a Sin Away by the Kendalls (#99); and School's Back by Philadelphia (#100).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Keep it Comin' Love--K.C. and the Sunshine Band
2 Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band--Meco
3 Swayin' to the Music (Slow Dancin')--Johnny Rivers
4 That's Rock 'n' Roll--Shaun Cassidy
5 Telephone Line--Electric Light Orchestra
6 On and On--Stephen Bishop
7 Nobody Does it Better--Carly Simon
8 Strawberry Letter 23--The Brothers Johnson
9 Barracuda--Heart
10 Sugar Daddy--Patsy Gallant

Singles entering the chart were Ma Baker by Boney M. (#71); She's Not There by Santana (#90); Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes by Jimmy Buffett (#91); Thunder in My Heart by Leo Sayer (#92); Knockin' My Head by Malcolm Tomlinson (#94); Isn't it Time by the Babys (#95); Until We Meet Again by Fosterchild (#96); Here You Come Again by Dolly Parton (#97); Dancing in the Moonlight (It’s Caught Me in its Spotlight) by Thin Lizzy (#98); Life Still Goes On (I'm Lonely) by Bachman-Turner Overdrive (#99); and Don't Let Me Down by Shirley Eikhard (#100).

Hockey
NHL
New York Rangers 0 @ Montreal 5

Ken Dryden got the shutout in goal for the Canadiens as they blanked the Rangers at the Montreal Forum in the national Hockey Night in Canada telecast on CBC.

Football
CFL
Hamilton (4-9) 28 @ Ottawa (6-7) 36
Montreal (9-5) 17 @ British Columbia (10-3) 18

Richard Holmes and Bill Hatanaka scored touchdowns in the 2nd half to help the Rough Riders defeat the Tiger-Cats before 24,750 fans at Lansdowne Park.

Lui Passaglia tied a league record for a single game with 6 field goals, the last coming with less than 2 minutes remaining in the game, to give the Lions their win over the Alouettes before 32,719 fans on a wet Saturday night at Empire Stadium in Vancouver.

CIAU
Alberta (4-2-1) 16 @ British Columbia 42

Dan Smith completed 81% of his passes, for over 300 yards and 3 touchdowns to lead the Thunderbirds over the Golden Bears at Thunderbird Stadium in Vancouver. UBC tight end Evan Jones caught 7 passes for 171 yards, including a 90-yard touchdown. Alberta receiver Joe Poplawski caught 11 passes for 140 yards. The Thunderbirds led 35-7 at halftime.

Baseball
World Series
New York Yankees 4 @ Los Angeles Dodgers 2 (New York led best-of-seven series 3-1)

The Yankees scored 3 runs off Los Angeles starting pitcher Doug Rau in the top of the 2nd inning and held on to defeat the Dodgers before 55,995 fans at Dodger Stadium. Reggie Jackson hit a solo hme run for the Yankees in the 6th, his first homer of the series. Ron Guidry pitched a 4-hit complete game victory.





30 years ago
1987


Died on this date
Thomas Sankara, 37
. Prime Minister of Upper Volta, 1983; 5th President of Burkina Faso, 1983-1987. Captain Sankara, a Marxist, seized power in a coup in 1983 and changed the name of the country from Upper Volta to Burkina Faso ("Land of Upright Man"). He initiated sweeping social reforms while acting as a dictator, and was assassinated with 12 of his officials in a coup d'état led by his former colleague Blaise Compaoré.

World events
Sir Penaia Ganilau resigned as Governor-General of Fiji at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Conference in Vancouver, saying there was nothing he could do to prevent Fiji from becoming a republic following the September 28 military coup led by Lieutenant Colonel Sitiveni Rabuka, which had abolished the monarchy. A republic had been proclaimed on October 7.

Diplomacy
The U.S.S.R. announced that it was paying all its debts to the United Nations, including U.S. $197 million owed for peacekeeping operations. These bills dated from 1973; the Soviet Union had just paid $28 million to bring it up to date on its regular contributions.

War
The American-owned tanker Sungari, flying the Liberian flag, was struck by an Iranian missile in Kuwaiti waters.

Law
The majority report of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee claimed that Judge Robert Bork, President Ronald Reagan’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, was unfit for the Court because he was insensitive to individual rights and liberties.

Economics and finance
The Canadian cabinet of Prime Minister Brian Mulroney issued a White Paper on the reform of Canada's financial institutions.

Labour
The National Football League Players Association ended its 24-day strike without achieving its objectives. Negotiation committees had reached agreement on eight minor issues but not on free agency—the players’ biggest demand—which would permit them to move from one club to another when their contracts expired. Owners had hired replacement players during the strike, and the strike was weakened when players began to return to their teams. The union filed an antitrust suit against the league.

25 years ago
1992


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Sleeping Satellite--Tasmin Archer

Died on this date
Talwinder Singh Parmar, 48
. Indian-born terrorist. Mr. Parmar, a Sikh, founded the Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1979 and later became a Canadian citizen. He was the prime suspect in the bombing of Air India Flight 182 on June 23, 1985, which resulted in the deaths of all 329 people aboard. Mr. Parmar was back in India when he was reportedly killed in a gun battle with police; it was also alleged that Mr. Parmar died in police custody.

Canadiana
Dr. Eric Hoskins, 31, was named the winner of the 1992 Pearson Peace Medal, awarded by the United Nations Association in Canada; Dr. Hoskins gave humanitarian aid to Iraq after the Gulf War in 1991.

20 years ago
1997


Space
The United States launched the Cassini probe from Cape Canaveral, Florida to Saturn.

Auto racing
On the Black Rock Desert in Nevada, the first supersonic land speed record was set by U.K. Royal Air Force pilot Andy Green in the jet-propelled car ThrustSSC when it achieved a speed of 763 miles per hour (1,228 kilometres per hour).

Baseball
American League Championship Series
Cleveland 1 @ Baltimore 0 (11 innings) (Cleveland won best-of-seven series 4-2)

Tony Fernandez hit a solo home run with 2 out in the top of the 11th inning for the only run of the game as the Indians edged the Orioles before 49,075 fans at Oriole Park to win their second AL pennant in the past three years. With 2 out in the bottom of the 11th and Brady Anderson on first base, Baltimore second baseman Roberto Alomar flinched away from a pitch he thought was going to hit him, only to have the pitch called for a third strike to end the series. Baltimore starting pitcher Mike Mussina allowed just 1 hit and struck out 10 batters in 8 innings, while Cleveland starter Charles Nagy allowed 9 hits but no runs in 7 1/3 innings.





10 years ago
2007


Disasters
The report of the Commission of Inquiry into the Concorde Viaduct, chaired by former Quebec Premier Pierre-Marc Johnson, was made public. He identified a series of causes explaining the collapse of La Concorde viaduct in Laval, Quebec on September 30, 2006, which killed five people. According to Commission experts, most of the identified causes were related to phase construction of the viaduct: poor specifications, bad concrete, negligence in the conduct and supervision of works, etc. This accumulation of faults was directly responsible for the fundamental weakness of the structure. The Commission also censured the Quebec Ministry of Transport "... for the systemic weaknesses that have persisted for many years and which have prevented it from understanding the state of increasing degradation of the viaduct and to remedy it . In anticipation of the tabling of the report and its findings, Premier Jean Charest announced a week earlier the investment of $ 30 billion by 2012 for infrastructure upgrades.

Terrorism
17 activists in New Zealand were arrested in the country's first post-9/11 anti-terrorism raids.

Baseball
The New York Yankees and third baseman Alex Rodriguez agreed on a record 10-year, $275-million contract, the richest in sports history to date.

American League Championship Series
Boston 2 @ Cleveland 4 (Cleveland led best-of-seven series 2-1)

Kenny Lofton's 2-run home run in the bottom of the 2nd inning opened the scoring and the Indians added 2 more in the 5th, but Jason Varitek's 2-run homer in the 7th was the only comeback the Red Sox could muster before 44,402 fans at Jacobs Field.





National League Championship Series
Arizona 4 @ Colorado 6 (Colorado won best-of-seven series 4-0)

The Rockies scored all their runs in the 4th inning as they defeated the Diamondbacks before 50,213 fans at Coors Field in Denver to win the first NL pennant in their 15-year history.





Saturday, 14 October 2017

October 14, 2017

800 years ago
1217


Died on this date
Isabella, Countess of Gloucester, 43
. English noblewoman. Isabella was betrothed by King Henry II to his youngest son, the future King John, in 1176, but they weren't married until 1189. The two were half-second cousins, and Archbishop of Canterbury Baldwin of Exeter declared the marriage null and void because of consanguinity. Pope Clement III granted a dispensation to marry, but forbade the couple from having sexual relations. The marriage was annulled shortly after John acceded to the throne in 1199. Isabella was married to Geoffrey FitzGeoffrey de Mandeville, 2nd Earl of Essex from 1214 until his death in 1216, and then to Hubert de Burgh (later Earl of Kent) from September 1217 until her death.

175 years ago
1842


Born on this date
Joe Start
. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Start, nicknamed "Old Reliable," was a first baseman with the Enterprise of Brooklyn (1860-1861) and Brooklyn Atlantics (1862-1870) in the National Association of Base Ball Players; the New York Mutuals (1871-1875) in the National Association; and the Mutuals (1876); Hartford Dark Blues (1877); Chicago White Stockings (1878); Providence Grays (1879-1885) and Washington Nationals (1886) in the National League, batting .295 with 8 home runs and 187 runs batted in in 272 games in the NA, and .300 with 7 homers and 357 RBIs in 798 games in the NL. He has been credited with originating the modern positioning of the first baseman. Mr. Start died on March 27, 1927 at the age of 84.

150 years ago
1867


War
Troops loyal to General Giuseppe Garibaldi defeated Papal troops near Verola, Italy.

130 years ago
1887


Baseball
World Series
St. Louis Browns 5 Detroit Wolverines 2 @ Brooklyn (Detroit led 15-game series 3-2)

Bob Caruthers pitched a 7-hitter to get his second win of the series, winning the pitching matchup with Peter Conway before 6,796 fans at Washington Park. The Wolverines made 5 errors, the Browns 4.

125 years ago
1892


Born on this date
Sumner Welles
. U.S. diplomat. Mr. Welles spent almost 30 years in the Foreign Service, but was best known for his years as U.S. Under Secretary of State under President Franklin D. Roosevelt from 1936-1943. In 1940 he issued the Welles Declaration, a condemnation of the annexation of the Baltic republics by the U.S.S.R. and a statement of U.S. refusal to recognize the legitimacy of Soviet rule in those countries. Mr. Welles was forced out of the Foreign Service in 1943 amid accusations of homosexual activity, and he spent his later years writing books and advising media organizations. He died on September 24, 1961 at the age of 68.

Literature
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, the first collection of Sherlock Holmes short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, was published in Britain by George Newnes Ltd. It was published in the United States by Harper the next day.

75 years ago
1942


War
The German submarine U-517 torpedoed the Newfoundland Railway Fleet steamship Caribou in the Cabot Strait on the North Sydney, Nova Scotia-Port-au-Basques, Newfoundland route; 137 lives were lost in the worst inshore disaster of the Battle of the Atlantic in Canada. In spite of this, the Battle of the St. Lawrence was rapidly ending after taking 700 lives and 23 ships. Japanese ships bombarded U.S. Marine-occupied installations on Guadalcanal during the night and began to land troops. U.S. Army planes dropped incendiary bombs on the Japanese camp at Kiska in the Aleutians, starting several large fires. Testifying before the U.S. House of Representatives Military Affairs Committee, U.S. War Secretary Henry Stimson said that the United States would have 7.5 million men in service by the end of 1943.

Diplomacy
The U.S.S.R. and Australia announced that they would exchange envoys for the first time.

U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt appealed to Chilean President Juan Antonio Rios to come to Washington a "little laer" to discuss matters of common defense.

Labour
The American Federation of Labor, at its convention in Toronto, re-elected President William Green and Secretary-Treasurer George Meany.

70 years ago
1947


Aviation
Captain Chuck Yeager of the United States Air Force flew a Bell X-1 rocket-powered experimental aircraft, the Glamorous Glennis, faster than the speed of sound at Mach 1.06 (700 miles per hour (1,100 km/h; 610 kn) over the high desert of Southern California, and became the first pilot and the first airplane to do so in level flight.

War
A joint report from the consular officials of six nations in Batavia informed the United Nations Security Council that Dutch forces had continued military operations in Indonesia despite the UN cease-fire order.

Science
The U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey announced the discovery of an 11,500-foot submarine peak 800 miles west of Seattle.

Politics and government
William Clayton resigned as U.S. Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs.

Economics and finance
The United Nations General Assembly rejected a Polish resolution to ban the Marshall Plan and other international economic projects conducted outside the UN.

Business
Allied authorities in Tokyo decreed the breakup of any form controlling more than 5% of a critical commodity and most companies formed by mergers since 1941.

Labour
The Congress of Industrial Organizations International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union ended a two-month strike on the U.S. West Coast for union organization of supervisory workers.

The U.S. National Labor Relations Board opened its first hearing on an unfair labour practice charge against a union, brought by the Baltimore Graphic Arts League against the International Typographical Union for refusing to bargain collectively.

Baseball
Associated Press reported that attendance at major league games in 1947 was 19,954,832, a record.

60 years ago
1957


Hit parade
#1 singles in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Wake Up Little Susie--The Everly Brothers (Best Seller--1st week at #1); Honeycomb--Jimmie Rodgers (Disc Jockey--4th week at #1; Top 100--2nd week at #1)

Literature
The Age of Revolution, the third volume of Sir Winston Churchill's A History of the English Speaking Peoples, was published by Dodd, Meade.

Diplomacy
Former Canadian External Affairs Minister Lester Pearson was named the winner of the 1957 Nobel Peace Prize for his establishment of a United Nations Emergency Force in Egypt to solve the Suez Crisis and halt the Israeli-British-French invasion in November 1956.

Defense
Western European Union delegates, meeting in Strasbourg, adopted--over British objections--a resolution condemning hydrogen bomb tests and urging an end to all nuclear weapons tests as part of a disarmament pact.

Politics and government
Queen Elizabeth II became the first Canadian sovereign to personally read the speech from the throne to open a session of Parliament in Ottawa. The speech outlined the program of the Progressive Conservative government of Prime Minister John Diefenbaker calling for legislation to stabilize farm prices and increase social security and veterans' pension payments.



Law
U.S. Army Secretary Wilber Brucker ordered the withdrawal of half of the 1,000 paratroopers enforcing court-ordered integration at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Labour
U.S. Federal District Court Judge F. Dickenson Letts issued a temporary restraining order barring Teamsters union Vice President Jimmy Hoffa and other Teamsters leaders from taking office.

Football
IRFU
Ottawa (6-4) 24 @ Montreal (6-4) 32
Hamilton (7-3) 22 @ Toronto (1-9) 16

WIFU
British Columbia (4-8-1) 30 @ Saskatchewan (2-10-1) 10
Edmonton (11-2) 32 @ Calgary (6-7) 6

Johnny Bright, Jackie Parker, Normie Kwong, and Ken Hall scored touchdowns for the Eskimos as they routed the Stampeders at Mewata Stadium. Mr. Hall also scored a single, while Joe Mobra added 4 converts and a field goal.

50 years ago
1967


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): It Must Be Him--Vikki Carr (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in France: Une Larme aux Nuages--Salvatore Adamo (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): A Whiter Shade of Pale--Procol Harum (4th week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)--Scott McKenzie (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Excerpt from "A Teenage Opera"--Keith West (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): The Last Waltz--Engelbert Humperdinck (6th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): The Letter--The Box Tops (4th week at #1)

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Never My Love--The Association
2 The Letter--The Box Tops
3 To Sir with Love--Lulu
4 How Can I Be Sure--The Young Rascals
5 Ode to Billie Joe--Bobbie Gentry
6 Dandelion--The Rolling Stones
7 Little Ole Man (Uptight–Everything’s Alright)--Bill Cosby
8 Gimme Little Sign--Brenton Wood
9 Brown Eyed Girl--Van Morrison
10 Come Back When You Grow Up--Bobby Vee and the Strangers

Singles entering the chart were (Loneliness Made Me Realize) It's You that I Need by the Temptations (#58); You Don't Know Me (#61)/Big Boss Man (#82) by Elvis Presley; Shout Bamalama by Mickey Murray (#75); Kentucky Woman by Neil Diamond (#78); Give Everybody Some by the Bar-Kays (#80); Lazy Day by Spanky and Our Gang (#83); Boogaloo Down Broadway by Fantastic Johnny C (#88); Are You Never Coming Home by Sandy Posey (#89); Stranded in the Middle of No Place (#93)/Been So Nice (#99) by the Righteous Brothers; The Ballad of Waterhole #3 (Code of the West) by Roger Miller (#94); For Once in My Life by Tony Bennett (#97); and Richard and Me by Gene and Tommy (#100).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 I Had a Dream--Paul Revere and the Raiders
2 Groovin'--Booker T. and the M.G.'s
3 Funky Broadway--Wilson Pickett
4 Never My Love--The Association
5 The Boat that I Row--Lulu
6 Ballad of You & Me & Pooneil--Jefferson Airplane
7 The Letter--The Box Tops
8 Put Your Mind at Ease--Every Mother's Son
9 How Can I Be Sure--The Young Rascals
10 Little Ole Man (Uptight–Everything’s Alright)--Bill Cosby

Singles entering the chart were Stranded in the Middle of No Place by the Righteous Brothers (#86); Lazy Day by Spanky and Our Gang (#87); Next to Nowhere by MG and the Escorts (#93); Casanova by Ruby Andrews (#94); As Long as You're Here by Zalman Yanovsky (#95); Try to Understand by the British Modbeats (#97); Hush by Billy Joe Royal (#98); Dirty Man by Laura Lee (#99); and 29th of September by Equipe 84 (#100).

Vancouver's top 10 (CKLG)
1 Incense and Peppermints--The Strawberry Alarm Clock
2 How Can I Be Sure--The Young Rascals
3 Come Back When You Grow Up--Bobby Vee and the Strangers
4 Hotel Indiscreet--Sagittarius
5 Expressway to Your Heart--Soul Survivors
6 You Keep Running Away--Four Tops
7 Walkin' Proud--Pete Klint Quintet
8 Gimme Little Sign--Brenton Wood
9 Little Ole Man (Uptight–Everything’s Alright)--Bill Cosby
10 I'll Never Fall in Love Again--Tom Jones

Singles entering the chart were I Can See for Miles by the Who (#19); I'm Wondering by Stevie Wonder (#23); Soul Man by Sam and Dave (#27); Lightning's Girl by Nancy Sinatra (#28); The Rain, the Park and Other Things by the Cowsills (#29); and Your Precious Love by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell (#30).

Politics and government
René Lévesque announced that he was resigning from the Québec Liberal Party; he left to form the Mouvement Souveraineté-Association.

Football
CFL
Toronto (5-6) 20 @ Montreal (2-8) 9

Jim Dillard rushed for 102 yards in the 2nd half to help the Argonauts defeat the Rough Riders before 10,000 fans at Molson Stadium.

Canadian university
Calgary (3-2) 42 Saskatchewan (3-2) 12
Manitoba (1-4) 7 @ Alberta (3-1) 14

Ray Boettger and Don Maxwell each scored 2 touchdowns for the Dinosaurs as they beat the Huskies. Jim Smith and George Short each scored a Calgary touchdown, with Bill Mucklow kicking 5 converts and Mr. Maxwell adding a single on a wide field goal attempt. Jim Christie, seeing his first action at quarterback for Calgary, completed 15 of 20 passes. Clare Johnson opened the scoring for Saskatchewan with a 55-yard touchdown rush on the first play from scrimmage, and Brent Batting scored the Huskies' other TD in the 4th quarter.

The Golden Bears and Bisons combined to score 17 of the game's 21 points within a 2-minute span in the 4th quarter at Varsity Stadium in Edmonton. Alberta led 4-0 when Dave Benbow kicked his second field goal of the game to make the score 7-0 with 8:38 remaining. The Bisons struck quickly on a 2-play deive, with Gary Corbett passing 42 yards to Jim Stewart for a touchdown, which, with the convert, tied the score 7-7. The Golden Bears returned a short kickoff to their own 44-yard line, and quarterback Terry Lampert threw a short pass to Mel Smith that turned into a 66-yard touchdown, converted by Mr. Benbow. Manitoba had one last chance to tie the score, but Mr. Corbett's pass into the Alberta end zone was intercepted by Dan McCaffery on the last play of the game.

40 years ago
1977


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Yes Sir, I Can Boogie--Baccara (9th week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Sorry, I'm a Lady--Baccara (7th week at #1)

#1 single in France: La Java de Broadway--Michel Sardou

Died on this date
Bing Crosby, 74
. U.S. singer and actor. Harry Lillis Crosby was one of the most popular and successful entertainers of the 20th century. He first achieved fame as lead singer of the trio The Rhythm Boys in the late 1920s before embarking on a solo career in 1931, pioneering a relaxed singing style known as crooning. Mr. Crosby had his own radio show, had a string of hit records, and enjoyed a successful movie career. He won an Academy Award for his starring role in Going My Way (1944). Mr. Crosby's achievements were too numerous to be mentioned here. He was performing and recording in England in September-October 1977 when he decided to play golf in Spain. Mr. Crosby had just concluded 18 holes at La Moraleja Golf Course near Madrid when he collapsed with a fatal heart attack.

Terrorism
Four West German terrorists hijacked a Lufthansa Boeing 737 jet over the French Riviera and forced it to fly to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. The hijackers threatened to kill the 86 hostages on board as well as industrialist Hanns-Martin Schleyer, who had been kidnapped in Cologne on September 5, unless 13 imprisoned West German terrorists, including Andreas Baader, were freed.

Baseball
World Series
New York Yankees 5 @ Los Angeles Dodgers 3 (New York led best-of-seven series 2-1)

The Yankees scored a run in each of the 4th and 5th innings to break a 3-3 tie as they defeated the Dodgers before 55,992 fans at Dodger Stadium. Mike Torrez pitched a 7-hit complete game victory to win the pitching matchup over Tommy John. The Yankees opened the scoring with 3 runs in the top of the 1st, and the Dodgers tied the game with a 3-run home run by Dusty Baker in the 3rd.



30 years ago
1987


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Never Gonna Give You Up--Rick Astley (3rd week at #1)

Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that the U.S. trade deficit had shrunk to $15.7 billion in August. It had been widely expected that the deficit would be much smaller, and stock prices fell as a result. The Dow Jones industrial average declined 95.46 points.

Football
CFL
Don Matthews, who had compiled a record of 60-26-1 in five seasons, was fired as head coach of the British Columbia Lions. Mr. Matthews, who had led the Lions to the 1985 Grey Cup championship, had apparently lost a power struggle with general manager Joe Galat. The Lions had a record of 8-6 to this point in 1987, and had lost their last three games. Assistant coach Larry Donovan was named as Mr. Matthews’ replacement.

Baseball
National League Championship Series
San Francisco 0 @ St. Louis 6 (St. Louis won best-of-seven series 4-3)

The Cardinals scored 4 runs in the 2nd inning off losing pitcher Atlee Hammaker, while Danny Cox pitched an 8-hit shutout as the Cardinals won the NL pennant before 55,331 fans at Busch Memorial Stadium.



25 years ago
1992


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Om du var min--Mauro Scocco

On television tonight
The Wonder Years, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Sex and Economics

Baseball
American League Championship Series
Oakland 2 @ Toronto 9 (Toronto won best-of-seven series 4-2)

The Blue Jays scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 1st inning and 4 more in the 3rd as they won the first AL pennant for the first time in their 16-year history and became the first non-U.S. team to advance to the World Series. Juan Guzman pitched 7 innings to get his second win of the series, while Oakland starter Mike Moore lasted just 2 2/3 innings in taking the loss before 51,335 fans at SkyDome.



National League Championship Series
Pittsburgh 2 @ Atlanta 3 (Atlanta won best-of-seven series 4-3)

Down 2-0 after 8½ innings, the Braves rallied for 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th inning to win the NL pennant for the second straight season. With 2 out, pinch hitter Francisco Cabrera singled in the tying and winning runs off relief pitcher Stan Belinda, who had replaced tired starter Doug Drabek earlier in the inning. It was the first time in major league history that a team that was 1 out away from losing a winner-take-all game of a playoff series won on the last pitch. Relief pitcher Jeff Reardon, for whom Mr. Cabrera was batting, got credit for the win. A capacity crowd of 51,975 was in attendance at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium.



20 years ago
1997


Died on this date
Harold Robbins, 81
. U.S. author. Mr. Robbins, born Harold Rubin, wrote numerous bestselling novels, selling over 750 million copies. His novels included Never Love a Stranger (1948); The Carpetbaggers (1961); and The Adventurers (1966).

Baseball
National League Championship Series
Florida 7 @ Atlanta 4 (Florida won best-of-seven series 4-2)

The Marlins scored 4 runs in the top of the 1st inning and 3 in the 6th as they beat the Braves before 50,446 fans at Turner Field to win their first NL pennant, in their fifth season of play.



10 years ago
2007


Died on this date
Robert Dziekański, 40
. Polish crime victim. Mr. Dziekański was in the process of emigrating from Poland to Kamloops, British Columbia to live with his mother. His flight from Poland arrived at Vancouver International Airport on the afternoon of October 13, and Mr. Dziekański spent more than six hours in customs waiting to be processed. He became increasingly agitated, and was unable to clearly communicate his concerns because he didn't speak English. Four Royal Canadian Mounted Police Officers repeatedly tasered Mr. Dziekański to death. The incident was captured on video by Paul Pritchard, another traveller who witnessed it. The video was originally seized by police, and Mr. Pritchard had to go to court to get it released. He was successful, and Mr. Pritchard then went to the media. The video showed that everything the RCMP said about the incident was a lie. Not content with lying about the incident, the RCMP mounted a smear campaign against the victim.

Football
CFL
Saskatchewan (10-5) 40 @ Hamilton (2-13) 23
Winnipeg (8-6-1) 25 @ Calgary (7-7-1) 38

Kerry Joseph threw 4 touchdown passes and rushed for a TD of his own to lead the Roughriders over the Tiger-Cats before 22,167 fans at Ivor Wynne Stadium. Saskatchewan's Andy Fantuz led all receivers with 7 receptions for 240 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Henry Burris threw 5 touchdown passes to lead the Stampeders over the Blue Bombers before 30,897 fans at McMahon Stadium.

Baseball
National League Championship Series
Arizona 1 @ Colorado 4 (Colorado led best-of-seven series 3-0)

Yorvit Torrealba hit a 3-run home run in the bottom of the 6th inning to break a 1-1 tie as the Rockies beat the Diamondbacks before 50,137 fans at Coors Field in Denver.



Friday, 13 October 2017

October 13, 2017

710 years ago
1307


World events
Agents of King Philip IV of France launched a dawn raid, arresting many members of the Knights Templar, and subsequently torturing them into "admitting" heresy.

240 years ago
1777


War
With his army of over 5,000 British and Hessian troops surrounded by 16,000 American colonial troops after the Battle of Saratoga in New York, British General John Burgoyne's council opted to open negotiations.

225 years ago
1792


Americana
The cornerstone of the Executive Mansion (later renamed the White House) was laid.

130 years ago
1887


Football
ORFU
Round 1
Hamilton 10 @ Toronto 8 (replay of October 8 protested game)

Baseball
World Series
Detroit Wolverines 8 St. Louis Browns 0 @ Pittsburgh (Detroit led 15-game series 3-1)

Lady Baldwin pitched a 5-hitter for the Wolverines to win the pitching matchup with Silver King before 2,447 fans at Recreation Park. The Browns made 6 errors.

125 years ago
1892


Space
E. E. Barnard discovered D/1892 T1--the first comet discovered by photographic means--on the night of October 13–14 at Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton in California.

100 years ago
1917


Died on this date
Florence La Badie, 29
. U.S. actress. Miss La Badie, born Florence Russ, was a native of New York City who was adopted at the age of 3 by a family named La Baie and raised in Montreal. She appeared in almost 200 movies from 1911-1917, and was known for performing her own stunts. Miss La Badie was perhaps best known for starring in the 23-chapter serial The Million Dollar Mystery (1914). She died in hospital of septicemia about six weeks after being seriously injured in a car accident.

War
Recruiting officers called the first class of conscripts to register for military service under Canada's Military Service Act. Bachelors aged 20-34 were required to take a medical exam.

Religion
The "Miracle of the Sun" was witnessed by an estimated 70,000 people in the Cova da Iria in Fátima, Portugal. Extraordinary solar activity reportedly took place as fulfillment of a prophecy made by three shepherd children that the Virgin Mary would appear and perform miracles on that date.

Football
Winnipeg Patriotic Rugby Football League
Arenas (3-0) 26 Granites (0-3) 25

Helgy Bestrom scored 3 touchdowns and Cecil Brown added another as the Arenas, down 19-0 after the 1st quarter and 25-0 at halftime, rallied to beat the Granites on the grounds of Wesley College. Bob Ulrich converted 2 of the Arenas' touchdowns. Mr. Bennett scored 2 touchdowns for the Granites, with Mr. Reed and Mr. McGrath scoring 1 each.

Baseball
World Series
New York Giants 5 @ Chicago White Sox 8 (Chicago led best-of-seven series 3-2)

The White Sox scored 3 runs in each of the 7th and 8th innings to defeat the Giants in an error-filled game before 27,323 fans at Comiskey Park. The White Sox won despite making 6 errors, while the Giants made 3.

75 years ago
1942


War
As steadily worsening weather hindered German operations, Russian troops recaptured two strategic positions in Stalingrad. In heavy fighting on Guadalcanal, Japanese bombers attacked the U.S. airfield twice, losing three planes; U.S. reinforcements landed on the island, and during the night, Japanese warships bombarded American positions.

Defense
Brazilian Navy vessels were placed under the supervision of U.S. navy Admiral Jonas Ingram.

Movies
The Vichy French regime banned all U.S. and U.K. movies from being shown in France and French West Africa.

Politics and government
The U.S. House of Representatives passed and sent to the Senate the Geyer bill outlawing the payment of poll taxes as a prerequisite for voting in federal elections.

70 years ago
1947


Hit parade
U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Near You--Francis Craig and his Orchestra (2nd week at #1)
--The Andrews Sisters
--Larry Green and his Orchestra
--Alvino Rey and his Orchestra
--Elliot Lawrence and his Orchestra
2 When You were Sweet Sixteen--Perry Como and the Satisfiers
3 Peg o' My Heart--The Harmonicats
--Three Suns
--Art Lund
--Buddy Clark
--Clark Dennis
4 Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)--Tex Williams and his Western Caravan
--Phil Harris and his Orchestra
5 Feudin' and Fightin'--Dorothy Shay
--Jo Stafford
--Bing Crosby and the Jesters
6 That's My Desire--Sammy Kaye and his "Swing and Sway" Orchestra
--Frankie Laine and Mannie Klein's All-Stars
7 I Have But One Heart (O Marinariello)--Vic Damone
8 I Wish I Didn't Love You So--Vaughn Monroe and his Orchestra
--Betty Hutton
--Dinah Shore
9 I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now--Ted Weems and his Orchestra with Perry Como
--Perry Como
10 The Lady from 29 Palms--Freddy Martin and his Orchestra
--The Andrews Sisters

Singles entering the chart were As Years Go By by Elliot Lawrence and his Orchestra (#31); Civilization (Bongo, Bongo, Bongo), with versions by Louis Prima and his Orchestra, and Jack Smith and the Clark Sisters (#34); and He's a Real Gone Guy by Nellie Lutcher and her Rhythm (#35).

Died on this date
Sidney Webb, 88
. U.K. economist and politician. Professor Webb was one of the most prominent socialist theorists and activists in Britain in the late 19th and early 20th century. He joined the Fabian Society in 1884 three months after its founding, and helped to found the London School of Economics in 1895. Professor Webb and his wife Beatrice were members of the Labour Party, and Sidney was first elected to the House of Commons in 1922. He was raised to the peerage as Baron Passfield in 1929, and served as Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs (1929-1930) and Secretary of State for the Colonies (1929-1931) in the cabinet of Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald. As Colonial Secretary, Baron Passfield issued the Passfield White Paper in 1930, increasing restrictions on Jewish immigration to Palestine. The Webbs spent their later years acting as propagandists for the U.S.S.R., deliberately turning a blind eye to the atrocities committed under the Soviet dictatorship of Josef Stalin.

Literature
Fruits of Manifest Destiny, 1847–1852, the first volume of Ordeal of the Union, the eight-volume history of the U.S. Civil War by Allan Nevins, was published in New York by Scribners.

Diplomacy
The U.S.S.R. endorsed the partition of Palestine into Jewish and Arab states.

Terrorism
A bomb attributed to Arab terrorists damaged the U.S. consulate in Jerusalem, injuring two employees.

Economics and finance
Greek Prime Minister Thermistocles Sophoulis announced a new austerity program including strict price controls; elimination of luxury imports; and special exchange rates favouring exporters.

U.S. and U.K. occupation officials urged German food ministers meeting in Frankfurt to increase food collections and act against black market operations, estimated to absorb 30% of German food production.

Argentina granted Italy a $175-million loan for purchases of food and raw materials.

Hockey
NHL
All-Star Game
All-Stars 4 @ Toronto 3

Max Bentley of the Chicago Black Hawks and Grant Warwick of the New York Rangers scored in the 2nd period, and Rocket Richard of the Montreal Canadiens and Doug Bentley of the Black Hawks scored 58 seconds apart in the first 1:26 of the 3rd period as the All-Stars edged the defending Stanley Cup champion Maple Leafs before 14,169 fans at Maple Leaf Gardens in the first modern National Hockey League All-Star Game. Billy Mosienko of the Black Hawks broke his ankle and missed much of the following season. Montreal defenceman Ken Reardon was involved in a stick-swinging incident with Toronto players Bill Ezinicki and Gus Mortson in the 1st period, and received a major penalty for cutting Toronto defenceman Bob Goldham on the head with his stick in the 2nd period.

Football
IRFU
Hamilton (1-6-1) 6 @ Toronto (5-2-1) 6

WIFU
Winnipeg (4-2) 6 @ Saskatchewan (2-4) 27

WIFU-Canadian university
Exhibition
Calgary (2-0) 35 @ University of Saskatchewan (0-3) 5

ORFU
Windsor (3-5) 6 @ Ottawa (4-2-1) 24
Toronto Balmy Beach (4-3) 17 @ Hamilton (6-0) 30
Toronto Indians (3-3-1) 20 @ Sarnia (0-7) 11

Gabe Patterson scored 2 touchdowns, 2 converts, a field goal, and a single to lead the Roughriders over the Blue Bombers at Taylor Field in Regina. Stan Stasica and Sully Glasser scored the other Saskatchewan TDs, with Roy Wright converting Mr. Glasser's touchdown. Bob Sandberg scored the Winnipeg touchdown, which was converted by Don Hiney.

Ken Sluman scored 2 touchdowns, and Darrell Wardien, Paul Rowe, Bill Wusyk, and Dave Berry scored 1 each for the Stampeders as they routed the Huskies before 4,500 fans at Griffiths Stadium in Saskatoon. Bob Cherry scored the U of S touchdown in the 3rd quarter.

Canadian university
Queen's (0-0-1) 13 @ McGill (0-0-1) 13
Western Ontario (1-0) 31 @ Toronto (0-1) 7

60 years ago
1957


On television tonight
Alfred Hitchcock Presents, on CBS
Tonight's episode: Mail Order Prophet, starring E.G. Marshall and Jack Klugman

Defense
Egyptian military units landed in Syria, reinforcing other Egyptian units which had been in the country since September.

Diplomacy
Following a 10-day visit to Japan, Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru joined Japanese Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishi in a communique calling for the suspension of nuclear tests and the outlawing of nuclear weapons.

Economics and finance
The East German government sealed its borders and recalled all East-mark holdings for conversion into new currency.

50 years ago
1967


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand: San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)--Scott McKenzie (4th week at #1)

Edmonton's top 10 (CJCA)
1 The Letter--The Box Tops (3rd week at #1)
2 To Sir with Love--Lulu
3 San Franciscan Nights--Eric Burdon & the Animals
4 Ode to Billie Joe--Bobbie Gentry
5 Dandelion--The Rolling Stones
6 Never My Love--The Association
7 Ballad of You & Me & Pooneil--Jefferson Airplane
8 Gimme Little Sign--Brenton Wood
9 Hey Baby (They're Playing Our Song)--The Buckinghams
10 Happy--The Sunshine Company
Pick hit of the week: Love is Strange--Peaches and Herb
New this week: Woman, Woman--The Union Gap
Love of the Common People--Wayne Newton
Hole in My Shoe--Traffic
Wake Up, Wake Up--The Grass Roots

Basketball
ABA
Anaheim (0-1) 129 @ Oakland (1-0) 134

Andrew Anderson scored 33 points to help the Oaks defeat the Amigos at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena in the first regular season game in the history of the American Basketball Association. John Fairchild led the Amigos with 30 points.

NBA
Seattle (0-1) 116 @ San Francisco (1-0) 144

Nate Thurmond scored 19 points, grabbed 28 rebounds, and made 2 assists to lead the Warriors over the SuperSonics at the Cow Palace in Daly City in the first regular game ever for the expansion Seattle franchise. Fred Hetzel led San Francisco scorers with 24 points. Seattle guard Walt Hazzard led all scorers with 30 points.

40 years ago
1977


Energy
At a nationally-televised press conference, U.S. President Jimmy Carter identified the oil industry as the main source of opposition to his energy program. He accused the oil industry of staging the "biggest rip-off in history," and warned against "potential war profiteering" by the companies in an "impending energy crisis." Mr. Carter then indicated that if Congress did not produce energy legislation that he considered suitable, he might turn to gasoline rationing or an import tax on foreign oil, and suggested that he might veto energy legislation passed by Congress if it "is not a substantial step forward."



30 years ago
1987


Politics and government
Frank McKenna led the Liberal Party to a complete sweep of Premier Richard Hatfield's governing Progressive Conservatives, winning all 58 seats in the Legislative Assembly in the New Brunswick provincial election. The sweep was the second in Canadian history, and the first since the Liberals had won all 30 seats in the Prince Edward Island election in 1935. The PCs had been in power under Mr. Hatfield for 17 years and had won 39 seats in the most recent election in 1982, but had lost two seats to the Liberals in by-elections in 1986, and lost the remainder, including Mr. Hatfield's seat, in 1987. The lone New Democratic Party member also lost. The Liberals had won 18 seats in 1982. The Liberals took 60.4% of the popular vote to 28.6% for the PCs and 10.55% for the NDP. Mr. Hatfield immediately announced his resignation as Progressive Conservative Party leader.

Baseball
National League Championship Series
San Francisco 0 @ St. Louis 1 (Best-of-seven series tied 3-3)

John Tudor allowed just 6 hits over 7 1/3 innings to win the pitchers' duel over Dave Dravecky, who allowed 5 hits in 6 innings before 55,331 fans at Busch Memorial Stadium. The only run came in the 2nd inning when Giants' right fielder Candy Maldonado misplayed Tony Pena's fly ball and it fell for a triple. Mr. Pena then scored on a sacrifice fly by Jose Oquendo.



25 years ago
1992


Died on this date
Hughes Rudd, 71
. U.S. journalist. Mr. Rudd worked for several newspapers before becoming a reporter with CBS. He anchored the CBS Morning News on television from 1973-1977. Mr. Rudd moved to ABC in 1979 and remained with that network until 1986.

Literature
Canadian author Michael Ondaatje and British author Barry Unsworth shared the Booker Prize. Mr. Ondaatje won for his novel The English Patient, and Mr. Unsworth for his novel Sacred Hunger.

Labour
The British government of Prime Minister John Major announced plans to close one-third of the U.K.'s deep coal mines, with the loss of 31,000 jobs.

Environment
The government of Canada laid charges against Tioxide Canada Inc. of Tracy, Quebec, a long-time polluter of the St. Lawrence River, after the company had ignored a provincial clean-up order and attempts to shut the plant down by claiming that the river was under federal jurisdiction.

Disasters
An Antonov An-124 operated by Antonov Airlines-registered CCCP-82002, crashed near Kiev, killing eight.

Baseball
The Seattle Mariners fired manager Bill Plummer. Mr. Plummer guided the Mariners to a 64-98 record in 1992, seventh and last in the American League West Division, in his only year in the position.

National League Championship Series
Pittsburgh 13 @ Atlanta 4 (Best-of-seven series tied 3-3)

The Pirates erupted for 8 runs in the 2nd inning and knocked Braves’ starting pitcher Tom Glavine out of the box. Barry Bonds and Lloyd McClendon each had 2 hits for the Pirates in the 2nd inning. Tim Wakefield pitched a complete game to get the victory before 51,975 fans at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium.



20 years ago
1997


Hit parade
Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Fly--Sugar Ray
2 Building a Mystery--Sarah McLachlan
3 Anybody Seen My Baby--The Rolling Stones
4 Invisible Man--98 Degrees
5 Foolish Games--Jewel
6 Push--Matchbox 20
7 I Don't Want to Wait--Paula Cole
8 Honey--Mariah Carey
9 If You Could Only See--Tonic
10 The Sound Of--Jann Arden

Singles entering the chart were Three Marlenas by the Wallflowers (#34); Tubthumping by Chumbawumba (#35); Cry Love by Sugar Cane (#40); Legend of a Cowgirl by Imani Coppola (#43); What I Think She Sees by Del Amitri (#57); Blue Boy by John Fogerty (#58); All that You Are by Econoline Crush (#64); and Lazy Eye by Goo Goo Dolls (#75).

Politics and government
Raymond Frenette was sworn in as Premier of New Brunswick, succeeding Frank McKenna, who retired 10 years to the day after first leading the Liberal Party to victory in the provincial election.

Disasters
A bus carrying daytrippers enjoying the autumn leaves in Charlevoix County, Quebec failed to navigate a hairpin curve and crashed into a ravine near St-Joseph-de-la-Rive, killing 43 seniors from St-Bernard-de Beauce and their driver from Sherbrooke, and leaving only 5 survivors in the worst road accident in Canadian history. 13 other people were killed in a crash on the same hill in June 1974.

Football
CFL
Hamilton (2-14) 13 @ Calgary (9-7) 31

Jeff Garcia passed for 342 yards and a touchdown to lead the Stampeders over the Tiger-Cats before 29,298 fans at McMahon Stadium. Calgary led 20-0 at halftime, and the Calgary defense limited the Hamilton offense to 11 net yards in the 1st half.

Baseball
American League Championship Series
Baltimore 4 @ Cleveland 2 (Cleveland led best-of-seven series 3-2)

Eric Davis led off the top of the 9th inning with a home run to give the Orioles a 3-0 lead, which became 4-0 before the Indians mounted a 2-run rally in the bottom of the 9th before 45,068 fans at Jacobs Field. Cleveland had runners on second and third bases with 2 out in the 9th, but Omar Vizquel grounded out to second base to end the game.

10 years ago
2007


Politics and government
Roger Duguay was chosen as leader of the New Brunswick New Democratic Party at the party's leadership convention in Fredericton.

Football
CFL
British Columbia (11-3-1) 24 @ Edmonton (5-9-1) 13

Jarious Jackson's 6-yard touchdown pass to Geroy Simon with 3:52 remaining in regulation time, converted by Paul McCallum, gave the Lions their win over the Eskimos before 33,663 fans at Commonwealth Stadium. Joe Smith rushed 2 yards for the first B.C. touchdown in the 2nd quarter, and Ian Smart rushed 3 yards for the other B.C. TD in the 3rd quarter. Mr. Smart's touchdown came less than 2 1/2 minutes after quarterback Stefan LeFors rushed 6 yards for the only Edmonton touchdown. Mr. LeFors rushed 8 times for 60 yards, while completing 21 of 40 passes for 250 yards and 3 interceptions. Tyler Ebell led the Eskimos with 64 yards rushing on 14 carries and 55 yards on 6 pass receptions.

Baseball
American League Championship Series
Cleveland 13 @ Boston 6 (11 innings) (Best-of-seven series tied 1-1)

Franklin Gutiérrez hit a 3-run home run to climax a 7-run 11th inning as the Indians defeated the Red Sox before 37,051 fans at Fenway Park in a game that took 5 hours 14 minutes to play. The 7 runs were the most ever scored by one team in an extra inning in post-season play.





Thursday, 12 October 2017

October 12, 2017

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Nancy Fullerton!

1,375 years ago
642


Died on this date
John IV, 55
. Roman Catholic Pope, 640-642. John IV succeeded Severinus, and warned against the heresies of Pelagianism and Monothelism. He was succeeded by Theodore I.

525 years ago
1492


Exploration
Christopher Columbus arrived at an island that he named San Salvador in what is now known as the Bahamas.

480 years ago
1537


Born on this date
Edward VI
. King of England and Ireland, 1547-1553. The son of King Henry VIII and Queen Jane Seymour was born at Hampton Court. He succeeded his father as King, and established Protestantism in England. King Edward VI fell terminally ill at the age of 15, and died at the age of 16 on July 6, 1553. He had arranged for his cousin Lady Jane Grey, a Protestant, to succeed him on the throne, but she was deposed after nine days and succeeded by Edward's older sister Mary I, a Roman Catholic.

325 years ago
1692


Society
The Salem witch trials were ended by a letter from Massachusetts Governor Sir William Phips.

130 years ago
1887


Died on this date
William Annand, 78
. Canadian journalist and politician. Mr. Annand, a native of Halifax, was a Reform Party member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1836-1843. After being defeated for re-election in 1843, he acquired Joseph Howe's newspaper Novascotian, and founded the Morning Chronicle in 1844. Mr. Annand served in the N.S. House again from 1851-1867. He was defeated for re-election in 1867, but became Premier after he was appointed to the Legislative Council. Mr. Annand resigned as Premier in 1875; he then went to London as Canada's agent-general, and later served as agent for Nova Scotia.

Baseball
World Series
St. Louis Browns 1 @ Detroit Wolverines 2 (13 innings) (Detroit led 15-game series 2-1)

Winning pitcher Charlie Getzein allowed 13 hits, while losing pitcher Bob Caruthers allowed just 6 before 4,509 fans at Recreation Park.

125 years ago
1892


Americana
The Pledge of Allegiance was first recited by students in many public schools, as part of a celebration marking the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's voyage.

110 years ago
1907


Football
ORFU
(Toronto) Victorias (0-1) 6 @ Peterboro (1-0) 40

Baseball
World Series
Chicago Cubs 2 @ Detroit Tigers 0 (Chicago won best-of-seven series 4-0-1)

Three Finger Brown pitched a 7-hitter and the Cubs scored a run in each of the first 2 innings against George Mullin as the Cubs shut out the Tigers before 7,370 fans at Bennett Park to win their first World Series championship.

100 years ago
1917


War
The First Battle of Passchendaele took place in Belgium, resulting in the largest single-day loss of life in New Zealand history.

Politics and government
Canadian Prime Minister Robert Borden formed a Unionist Government, with a cabinet made up of 12 Conservatives, 9 Liberals, and one Independent representing labour. The government contained many dissident English-speaking Liberals who abandoned Liberal leader Wilfrid Laurier over the conscription issue. Among the ministers were Arthur Meighen as Minister of the Interior and Superintendent General of Indian Affairs, and J. D. Reid as Minister of Railways and Canals.

90 years ago
1927


Politics and government
R.B. Bennett was elected leader of the Conservative Party of Canada at the party's convention at the Amphitheatre Rink in Winnipeg on the second ballot. With 777 votes required for a majority, Mr. Bennett received 780 votes, followed by Hugh Guthrie, 320; Charles Cahan, 266; R.J. Manion, 148; Robert Rogers, 37; and Sir Henry Drayton, 3.

80 years ago
1937


Health
Public schools in Toronto opened six weeks late, after the polio outbreak eased; the disease had claimed 150 lives that summer.

75 years ago
1942


On the radio
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered a "fireside chat," saying that the draft age would be lowered to 18 and that the country must learn how to ration manpower.

War
U.S. Attorney General Francis Biddle said that as of October 18, 600,000 Italian aliens would no longer be classified as enemy aliens. Allied planes reportedly shot down 39 Axis planes, set an enemy cargo ship afire, and hit an Italian destroyer in two days of air battles near Malta. Japanese ships retreated after their defeat in the Battle of Cape Esperance. In night battle, the U.S. Navy sank six Japanese ships west of Savo Island, and a Japanese effort to land more troops on Guadalcanal was repulsed.

Law
U.S. Federal Judge John P. Barnes dismissed the U.S. government's suit in Chicago against American Federation of Musicians President James Petrillo on the grounds that it involved a labour dispute and not an antitrust law violation.

Football
ORFU
Toronto Balmy Beach (2-2) 8 HMCS York (2-2) 0
Toronto RCAF Hurricanes (4-0) 15 Toronto Oakwood Indians (1-3) 1
Hamilton (3-1) 38 @ Kitchener-Waterloo (0-4) 1

9,000 fans attended the doubleheader at Varsity Stadium in Toronto.

Winnipeg City Rugby Football League
Bombers (3-1-1) 13 RCAF (2-1-1) 6

Bud Moorhouse and Harry Johnston scored touchdowns for the Bombers; Ches McCance added a convert and 2 singles. Chick Chikowski scored the RCAF touchdown, converted by Johnny Lake.

70 years ago
1947


On the radio
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring John Stanley and Alfred Shirley, on MBS
Tonight's episode: The Red-Headed League

Died on this date
Ian Hamilton, 94
. U.K. military officer. Sir Ian was a general who was best known for commanding the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force during the Gallipoli Campaign in 1915 during World War I.

Literature
The New York Herald Tribune reported that The Moneyman by Thomas B. Costain was the best-selling fiction book, while Inside U.S.A. by John Gunther was the best-selling non-fiction book.

Politics and government
Municipal elections in Rome resulted in the continued leadership of the Communist-led People's Bloc, which captured 33.4% of he vote to 32.8% for the Christian Democrats. Social Democrats in Germany won State Assembly elections in U.S.-occupied Bremen, with 41.5% of the vote to 22.3% for the Christian Democrats and 8.7% for the Communists.

Energy
The U.S. Federal Power Commission approved a permanent contract for Texas Eastern Transmission Corporation to operate two pipelines feeding natural gas to Appalachia and the northwestern United States.

Football
IRFU
Ottawa (6-2) 22 @ Montreal (3-5) 3

60 years ago
1957


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Love Letters in the Sand--Pat Boone (4th week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Köhlerliesel--Die Heimatsänger

#1 single in the U.K. (Record Mirror): Diana--Paul Anka (7th week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Chances Are--Johnny Mathis
2 Honeycomb--Jimmie Rodgers
3 That'll Be the Day--The Crickets
4 Diana--Paul Anka
5 Wake Up Little Susie--The Everly Brothers
6 Tammy--Debbie Reynolds
7 Fascination--Jane Morgan
8 Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On--Jerry Lee Lewis
9 Happy, Happy Birthday Baby--The Tune Weavers
10 Mr. Lee--The Bobettes

Singles entering the chart were Silhouettes by the Rays (#38); Just Born (To Be Your Baby) (#44)/Ivy Rose (#55) by Perry Como; Wait and See (#47)/I Still Love You (#60) by Fats Domino; I'm Available by Margie Rayburn (#48); Back to School Again by Timmie "Oh Yeah!" Rogers (#50); Got a Date with an Angel by Billy Williams (#51); Little Bitty Pretty One, with versions by Thurston Harris, and Bobby Day and the Satellites (#54); and Come Along with Me by the Del-Vikings (also #60).

War
The Cuban government reported that 49 guerrillas had been killed and others captured in two skirmishes with Fidel Castro's forces at El Odo and Mangas in the Sierra Maestra region.

Defense
The Western European Union Assembly asked its seven member states to counter the U.S.S.R.'s advances in "the field of general techniques [and] the domain of modern armaments."

United Nations Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold warned the General Assembly that the UN Emergency Force was in "grave risk" unless funds were provided to pay $12.8 million in UNEF debts.

Religion
The Disciples of Christ convention passed a resolution urging racial integration of all congregations.

Labour
U.S. Senator John Butler (Republican--Maryland) announced that he would seek to subject unions to antitrust laws.

Football
IRFU
Montreal (5-4) 17 @ Ottawa (6-3) 27
Toronto (1-8) 14 @ Hamilton (6-3) 38

WIFU
British Columbia (3-8-1) 22 @ Winnipeg (8-4) 16
Calgary (6-6) 7 @ Edmonton (10-2) 46

ORFU
Toronto (0-10) 8 @ Kitchener-Waterloo (5-2) 41
London (6-2-1) 21 @ Sarnia (5-2-1) 14

Gerry James scored 2 touchdowns and kicked a 19-yard field goal for the Blue Bombers in their loss to the Lions at Winnipeg Stadium.

Johnny Bright rushed 16 times for 137 yards and 2 touchdowns, while Jackie Parker, who had the flu and a temperature of 104 F., rushed for 134 yards and touchdowns for the Eskimos as they routed the Stampeders at Clarke Stadium. Normie Kwong rushed for 71 yards and another Edmonton touchdown, and Ken Hall scored the other Edmonton TD on the last offensive play of the game, while Joe Mobra added 5 converts, a field goal, and 2 singles. Dean Renfro scored the Calgary touchdown on an 82-yard pass from Nobby Wirkowski in the 1st quarter. The Eskimos outrushed the Stampeders 406-27, although the Stampeders outpassed the Eskimos 226-198. The Edmonton offense made 26 first downs to just 8 for Calgary.

Tex Robinson, Al Romine, Don Loucks, Steve Fochuk, Dave King, and Art Schmidt scored touchdowns for the Dutchmen as they routed Balmy Beach at Seagram Stadium in Waterloo. Mike Norcia converted 5 of the K-W TDs. Joe Finlay scored the Toronto touchdown, and Ben MacDonald added 2 singles.

George Momberg, Don Wright, and Mr. Simms scored touchdowns for the Lords as they defeated the Golden Bears at Norm Perry Park. Mr. Wright added a convert, while Norm Phillipson and J. Thompson kicked singles for London. Messrs. Hill and Waddell scored touchdowns for the Golden Bears, while Gene Lakenta added a convert and Mr. Dowswell kicked a single.

50 years ago
1967


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): The Last Waltz--Engelbert Humperdinck (4th week at #1)

Politics and government

The U.S. Senate confirmed Harvard University Law School Dean Erwin Griswold as Solicitor General of the United States.

Baseball
World Series
St. Louis Cardinals 7 @ Boston Red Sox 2 (St. Louis won best-of-seven series 4-3)

Bob Gibson pitched a 3-hitter and hit a home run to earn his third win of the series as the Cardinals beat the Red Sox before 35,188 fans at Fenway Park to win their second World Series championship in the past four years. Boston starting pitcher Jim Lonborg, pitching on just two days' rest, took the loss.





40 years ago
1977


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Silver Lady--David Soul

Law
The U.S. Supreme Court began hearing arguments in the case of University of California vs. Bakke. Allen Bakke, a white man, contended that he had been discriminated against in being denied admission to University of California at Davis medical school while less qualified Negro and Hispanic applicants had been admitted under a special system.

Baseball
World Series
Los Angeles Dodgers 6 @ New York Yankees 1 (Best-of-seven series tied 1-1)

Ron Cey, Steve Yeager, Reggie Smith, and Steve Garvey hit home runs for the Dodgers as they scored all their runs in the first 3 innings to defeat the Yankees before 56,691 fans at Yankee Stadium. Burt Hooton pitched a 5-hit complete game victory, while Catfish Hunter took the loss.



30 years ago
1987


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Australian Music Report): La Bamba--Los Lobos (3rd week at #1)

Died on this date
Alf Landon, 100
. U.S. politician. Mr. Landon, an oil executive, was Governor of Kansas from 1933-1937. He was the Republican party nominee for President of the United States in 1936, but lost to incumbent Franklin D. Roosevelt in one of the most lopsided results in U.S. electoral history. Mr. Landon won only in Maine and Vermont, for a total of 8 electoral votes to 523 for Mr. Roosevelt, who was seeking his second term as President.

Fahri Korutürk, 84. 6th President of Turkey, 1973-1980. Admiral Korutürk was a career naval officer who served as Commander of the Turkish Navy from 1957-1960. He served as Turkey's Ambassador to the Soviet Union (1960-1964) and to Spain (1964-1965) before being appointed to the Senate in 1968, where he returned after serving his seven-year term as President.

Walter Brattain, 85. U.S. physicist and inventor. Dr. Brattain, with John Bardeen and William Shockley, shared the Nobel Prize in Physics for 1956 for the invention of the transistor.

Politics and government
U.S. Vice-President George Bush announced in Houston that he was seeking the 1988 Republican party nomination for President of the United States.

Protest
Students from 20 Québec CÉGEPs [community colleges] were on strike.

Football
CFL
Edmonton (9-5) 20 @ Winnipeg (11-4) 38

Tom Clements completed 17 of 31 passes for 364 yards and 5 touchdowns—3 of them in a 24-point 3rd quarter—to lead the Blue Bombers over the Eskimos before 24,999 fans at Winnipeg Stadium. Willard Reaves, who rushed 12 times for just 33 yards, caught 2 of Mr. Clements’ TD passes, with the others going to Jeff Boyd, James Murphy, and Perry Tuttle. Edmonton quarterback Matt Dunigan completed just 18 of 45 passes for 277 yards and 2 touchdowns to Stephen Jones, but also gave up 3 interceptions. Mr. Boyd caught 4 passes for 134 yards, and Mr. Tuttle 4 for 116. Brian Kelly led the Eskimos with 73 yards on 4 receptions, giving him a CFL career total of 10,858 yards, surpassing the record of 10,837 amassed by former teammate Tom Scott.

Baseball
American League Championship Series
Minnesota 9 @ Detroit 5 (Minnesota won best-of-seven series 4-1)

The Twins knocked Detroit starting pitcher Doyle Alexander out of the box with 4 runs in the 2nd inning. The Tigers cut the lead to 4-3 with 3 runs in the bottom of the 4th, but the Twins scored 1 in the 7th, 1 in the 8th, and 3 in the 9th to clinch their first AL pennant since 1965. Bert Blyleven pitched 6 innings to get the win before 47,448 fans at the last post-season game ever played at Tiger Stadium.



25 years ago
1992


Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): House of Love--East 17

Science
Montreal-born California Institute of Technology researcher Rudolf Marcus was named the winner of the 1992 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his contributions to the theory of electron transfer reactions in chemical systems.

Oil
Paragon Petroleum struck oil on a farm east of Windsor, Ontario; it was pumping 500 barrels a day, versus 60 for the average Alberta well.

Disasters
A 5.8 earthquake struck Cairo, killing at least 510 people.

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (7-7) 49 @ Ottawa (7-7) 47

The Blue Bombers scored 6 touchdowns in the 1st half to build up a 42-18 lead and withstood a late Ottawa rally to edge the Rough Riders before 23,898 fans at Lansdowne Park. Winnipeg quarterback Danny McManus completed 13 of 24 passes for 406 yards and 4 touchdowns—to Gerald Alphin, Larry Thompson (who scored after recovering a teammate’s fumble), Warren Hudson, and Rob Crifo. Greg Battle returned a fumble 55 yards for a Winnipeg touchdown with 13 seconds left in the 1st half, and Donald Smith returned a punt 71 yards for a touchdown in the 3rd quarter after taking a lateral across the field from Matt Pearce on a punt return. Ottawa quarterback Tom Burgess completed 29 of 50 passes for 371 yards and 4 touchdowns—2 to James Ellingson, 1 each to Reggie Barnes and Stephen Jones. Mr. Barnes rushed 27 yards for a touchdown in the 3rd quarter, and Treamelle Taylor returned a punt 96 yards for a touchdown to begin the Rough Riders’ 22-point 4th quarter. The game ended with Mr. Ellingson scoring his second TD on a 5-yard pass from Mr. Burgess, followed by a pass from Mr. Burgess to Jock Climie for a 2-point convert.

Baseball
American League Championship Series
Toronto 2 @ Oakland 6 (Toronto led best-of-seven series 3-2)

Ruben Sierra hit a 2-run home run off losing pitcher David Cone in the bottom of the 1st inning and the Athletics scored 3 runs in the 5th inning as they beat the Blue Jays before 44,955 fans at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Dave Stewart was the winning pitcher.



20 years ago
1997


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): Something About the Way You Look Tonight/Candle in the Wind 1997--Elton John (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Something About the Way You Look Tonight/Candle in the Wind 1997--Elton John (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Austria (Ö3): Something About the Way You Look Tonight/Candle in the Wind 1997--Elton John (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: Something About the Way You Look Tonight/Candle in the Wind 1997--Elton John (4th week at #1)

Died on this date
John Denver, 53
. U.S. musician. Mr. Denver, born Henry John Deutschendorf Jr., was one of the most popular singer-songwriters of the 1970s, with hit singles such as Take Me Home, Country Roads; Rocky Mountain High; Sunshine on My Shoulders; and Thank God I'm a Country Boy. He spent much of his time in later years in humanitarian and environmental activities. Mr. Denver was the son of a renowned U.S. Air Force pilot, and Mr. Denver shared his father's interest in aviation. He was killed when he crashed his experimental plane into Monterey Bay, California.

Abominations
43 people were massacred at a fake roadblock outside the village of Sidi Daoud in western Algeria.

Football
CFL
Edmonton (10-6) 20 @ Winnipeg (3-13) 2

Eric Blount had his best game of the season, rushing 22 times for 145 yards, to help the Eskimos defeat the Blue Bombers before 18,524 fans at Winnipeg Stadium. Mike Sellers scored his first CFL touchdown on a 1-yard rush, and Sean Fleming added a convert, 3 field goals, and 4 singles, while averaging 49.3 yards on 11 punts.

Baseball
National League Championship Series
Atlanta 1 @ Florida 2 (Florida led best-of-seven series 3-2)

Liván Hernández pitched a 3-hitter and tied a League Championship Series record for a single game with 15 strikeouts to win the pitchers' duel over Greg Maddux as the Marlins edged the Braves before 51,982 fans at Pro Player Stadium.



American League Championship Series
Baltimore 7 @ Cleveland 8 (Cleveland led best-of-seven series 3-1)

Sandy Alomar singled home Manny Ramirez with 2 out in the bottom of the 9th inning for his fourth run batted in of the game to give the Indians their win over the Orioles before 45,081 fans at Jacobs Field.









10 years ago
2007


War
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper appointed former Liberal cabinet minister John Manley as chairman of a panel on Canada's mission in Afghanistan.

Abominations
Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change were named the winners of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for sounding the alarm over alleged global warming.

Football
CFL
Montreal (7-8) 17 @ Toronto (8-7) 35

Khalil Carter returned a fumble 68 yards for a touchdown and Byron Parker returned an interception 58 yards for a TD to help the Argonauts defeat the Alouettes before 31,416 fans at Rogers Centre. Toronto quarterback Michael Bishop passed for 247 yards.

10 years ago
2007


Baseball
American League Championship Series
Cleveland 3 @ Boston 10 (Boston led best-of-seven series 1-0)

The Red Sox scored 4 runs in the 3rd inning, 3 in the 5th, and 2 in the 6th as they beat the Indians before 36,986 fans at Fenway Park.



National League Championship Series
Colorado 3 @ Arizona 2 (11 innings) (Colorado led best-of-seven series 2-0)

Jose Valverde walked Willy Taveras with 2 out and the bases loaded in the top of the 11th inning to break a 2-2 tie as the Rockies edged the Diamondbacks before 48,219 fans at Chase Field in Phoenix.





Tuesday, 10 October 2017

October 11, 2017

875 years ago
1142


War
The Treaty of Shaoxing between the Jin dynasty and Southern Song dynasty was formally ratified when a Jin envoy visits the Song court during the Jin–Song wars.

290 years ago
1727


Britannica
George II and Caroline of Ansbach were crowned at Westminster, London as King and Queen of Great Britain.

250 years ago
1767


Americana
Surveying for the Mason–Dixon line separating Maryland from Pennsylvania was completed.

220 years ago
1797


War
British Royal Navy forces commanded by Admiral Adam Duncan won a decisive victory over Royal Netherlands Navy forces led by Vice-Admiral Jan de Winter in the Battle of Camperdown in the North Sea off Camperduin, Holland.

150 years ago
1867


World events
General Mendoza led an unsuccessful revolt against Colombian President Santos Acosta, who had been in office since May 23.

130 years ago
1887


Baseball
World Series
Detroit Wolverines 5 @ St. Louis Browns 3 (15-game series tied 1-1)

The Wolverines took advantage of 7 St. Louis errors to score 5 unearned runs to defeat the Browns before 6,408 fans at Sportsman's Park.

125 years ago
1892


Diplomacy
Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany and Emperor Franz Josef I of Austria-Hungary had a fraternal conference in Vienna.

110 years ago
1907


Baseball
World Series
Chicago Cubs 6 @ Detroit Tigers 1 (Chicago led best-of-seven series 3-0-1)

Orval Overall pitched a 5-hitter and singled in 2 runs in the 5th inning to give the Cubs the lead as they beat the Tigers before 11,306 fans at Bennett Park in the first World Series game ever played in Detroit.

100 years ago
1917


Labour
The Canadian cabinet of Prime Minister Robert Borden banned strikes and walkouts for the duration of the Great War, under the War Measures Act.

Baseball
World Series
Chicago White Sox 0 @ New York Giants 5 (Best-of-seven series tied 2-2)

Ferdie Schupp pitched a 7-hitter an Benny Kauff hit 2 home runs--the first an inside-the-park hit with 2 out in the bottom of the 4th that stood as the winning run--as the Giants shut out the Cubs before 27,746 fans at the Polo Grounds.



90 years ago
1927


Music
The Toronto Symphony Orchestra performed its first concert under that name; it was founded as the New Symphony Orchestra in 1922. Luigi von Kunits was the conductor of the performance at Massey Hall.

75 years ago
1942


Literature
The New York Herald Tribune reported that the best-selling fiction book was The Song of Bernadette by Franz Werfel and the best-selling non-fiction book was See Here, Private Hargrove by Marion Hargrove.

Exploration
Henry Larsen sailed the Royal Canadian Mounted Police patrol vessel St. Roch into Halifax harbour after making the first west-to-east crossing of the Northwest Passage.

War
German and Russian infantry remained stationary on the Stalingrad front as both sides exchanged artillery fire. The Battle of Cape Esperance began, with about 65 Japanese planes raiding Guadalcanal and losing 12 aircraft, compared to the loss of 2 U.S. fighters. The Japanese also lost a light cruiser and a destroyer.

Diplomacy
Chilean President Juan Antonio Rios postponed his visit to the United States, and told U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt in a message that the "latest official information circulated in the United States about my country's international policy has created an unpleasant atmosphere."

Politics and government
Member of Parliament Maxime Raymond (Beauharnois-Laprairie), who had left the Liberal Party over the issue of conscription, announced the founding of the Bloc populaire canadien. This party, founded in reaction to the plebiscite on conscription, advocated the adoption of a reformist program inspired in part by the social doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church. Active on the federal stage, the Bloc populaire set up, a few months later, a Quebec wing to run candidates in provincial elections. Mr. Raymond was supported by several Quebec nationalists, including René Chaloult, Canon Lionel Groulx, Pierre Gauthier and Dr. Philippe Hamel. In addition to combating conscription, the party's program was centred around the well-being of the family; the rights of French Canadians in the federal government; and provincial autonomy. In addition, the Bloc supported corporatism, trade unionism, and the nationalization of electricity.

Labour
American Federation of Labor President William Green barred United Mine Workers of America President John L. Lewis from any peace talks between the AFL and Congress of Industrial Organizations, since the UMW had left its parent organization.

70 years ago
1947


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Near You--Francis Craig and his Orchestra (4th week at #1)

Died on this date
Thomas Inskip, 71
. U.K. politician. Sir Thomas, a Conservative, first sat in the House of Commons in 1918, and held various cabinet posts before being raised to the peerage in 1939 as Viscount Caldecote. He was Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales from 1940-1946.

War
Chinese Communist forces surrounded government troops at Tiehling, 50 miles northwest of Mukden, after cutting rail lines between Nationalist-held centres in Manchuria.

The U.S.A. agreed in the United Nations General Assembly's Political and Security Committee to drop charges of war guilt against Yugoslavia, Albania, and Bulgaria in the Balkans dispute.

The Austrian Peace Commission adjourned in Vienna after failing to reach agreement on any major issues in 85 sessions.

Diplomacy
The U.S.A. announced its support for the partition of Palestine as proposed by the United Nations Palestine Inquiry Commission, but suggested territorial changes giving the port of Jaffa to the Arab sector.

Yugoslavia severed relations with Chile in retaliation for the expulsion of two Yugoslavian diplomats.

Labour
Teamsters union members ended a 23-day strike against the American Express Agency in New York and New Jersey after New York Mayor William O'Dwyer promised to work for the creation of a special mediation board.

Football
IRFU
Montreal (3-4) 7 @ Ottawa (5-2) 1
Toronto (5-2) 13 @ Hamilton (1-6) 1

WIFU
Winnipeg (4-1) 13 @ Calgary (3-3) 25

ORFU
Ottawa (3-2-1) 21 @ Sarnia (0-6) 6

Fritz Hanson, Ken Sluman, and Bill Pullar scored touchdowns for the Stampeders as they beat the Blue Bombers at Mewata Stadium. Bill Wusyk added 3 converts, 2 field goals, and a single. Bob Sandberg scored the first Winnipeg touchdown on a 60-yard interception return in the 1st quarter. Marvin Bergson scored the other Winnipeg TD on a 13-yard fumble return. Mr. Sandberg converted both TDs and added a single.

Canadian university-U.S. college
Exhibition
Montana School of Mines 0 @ University of Alberta 26

Harry Irving scored the game's first touchdown and Bill Ingram added 2 touchdowns for the Golden Bears as they beat Montana School of Mines before 3,000 fans at Clarke Stadium in Edmonton in a game played under American rules.

60 years ago
1957


Hit parade
#1 single in France (IFOP): Bambino--Dalida (28th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Diana--Paul Anka (7th week at #1)

On television tonight
Harbor Command, starring Wendell Corey
Tonight's episode: Camphor Tubes

This was the first episode of the series.



Died on this date
Rhonda Belle Martin, 50
. U.S. criminal. Mrs. Martin confessed in 1956 to poisoning her mother, two husbands, and three of her children, and was executed in the electric chair at Kilby Prison in Montgomery, Alabama for the 1951 murder of her fourth husband, Claude Carroll Martin, by surreptitiously feeding him rat poison.

Married on this date
U.S. actor Marlon Brando and actress Anna Kashfi were wed in Hollywood.

Space
Operation Moonwatch scientists calculated the Soviet satellite Sputnik 1's booster rocket's orbit.

Politics and government
Pakistani Prime Minister Hussein Shaheed Suhrawardy resigned, following the withdrawal of several cabinet ministers protesting his opposition to the redivision of West Pakistani state boundaries along ethnic lines.

50 years ago
1967


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): (The Lights Went Out In) Massachusetts--The Bee Gees

Australia's top 10 (Go-Set)
1 It Must Be Him--Vikki Carr
2 Don't Sleep in the Subway--Petula Clark
3 I Dig Rock and Roll Music--Peter, Paul and Mary
4 Little Ole Wine Drinker, Me--Dean Martin
5 San Franciscan Nights--Eric Burdon & the Animals
6 The Last Waltz--Engelbert Humperdinck
7 Ode to Billie Joe--Bobbie Gentry
8 Up-Up and Away--The 5th Dimension
9 The Day I Met Marie--Cliff Richard
10 We Love You/Dandelion--The Rolling Stones

Singles entering the chart were The Letter by the Box Tops (#26); Lightning's Girl by Nancy Sinatra (#33); (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher by Jackie Wilson (#38); and Runaway '67 by Del Shannon (#39).

Politics and government
Premier Ross Thatcher led his Liberal Party to a second consecutive majority government in the Saskatchewan provincial election. The Liberals captured 35 of 59 seats in the Legislative Assembly, an increase of 1 from the most recent election in 1964. The New Democratic Party, led by former Premier Woodrow Lloyd, were second with 24--down from 26 in 1964--while Progressive Conservative leader Martin Pederson lost his seat, and the party was shut out. There were 58 ridings prior to the 1967 election.

Law
U.K. Prime Minister Harold Wilson won an apology in the High Court from rock music group The Move after a postcard promoting their album Flowers in the Rain had showed a caricature of Mr. Wilson in the nude. As part of the libel settlement, the band and their manager Tony Secunda agreed to devote all royalties from their record to charities of the Prime Minister's choice. Mr. Wilson nominated the Spastics Society and the Amenity Funds of Stoke Mandeville Hospital for the benefit of paraplegic patients to receive the royalties, which continue today.

Labour
Québec Justice Minister Frédéric Dorion ordered 6,000 Montréal Transportation Commission employees back to work after an 80-day strike.

Baseball
World Series
St. Louis Cardinals 4 @ Boston Red Sox 8 (Best-of-seven series tied 3-3)

Rico Petrocelli hit a solo home run in the 2nd inning and Carl Yastrzemski, Reggie Smith, and Mr. Petrocelli all homered in the 4th for the Red Sox as they beat the Cardinals before 35,188 fans at Fenway Park.





40 years ago
1977


Died on this date
MacKinlay Kantor, 73
. U.S. writer. Mr. Kantor wrote short stories for pulp magazines before writing more than 30 novels, some of them about the American Civil War. His novels included Glory for Me (1945)--which served as the basis for the film The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)--and Andersonville (1955). Mr. Kantor was a war correspondent during World War II. He died of a heart attack.

Diplomacy
The Israeli cabinet unanimously approved a secret working paper pf procedures to convene a new Geneva conference on Middle East peace. The paper was the product of an agreement reached on October 5 between U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Israeli Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan The paper called for the participation of Palestinian Arabs at the opening session as part of a unified Arab delegation. Palestinian Arabs would also be included in a working group to discuss the issues of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Politics and government
The Progressive Conservative Party, led by Sterling Lyon, unseated the New Democratic Party government of Premier Ed Schreyer in the Manitoba provincial election. Mr. Schreyer had been Premier since 1969. The PCs won 33 seats in the Legislative Assembly--an increase of 12 from the most recent election in 1973--while the NDP dropped from 31 to 23 seats. The Liberals dropped from 5 seats to 1, and leader Charles Huband finished third in his riding.

Baseball
World Series
Los Angeles Dodgers 3 @ New York Yankees 4 (12 innings) (New York led best-of-seven series 1-0)

Willie Randolph led off the bottom of the 12th inning with a double, Thurman Munson was intentionally walked, and Paul Blair followed with a single to score Mr. Randolph with the winning run as the Yankees edged the Dodgers before 56,668 fans at Yankee Stadium.



30 years ago
1987


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): La Bamba--Los Lobos (7th week at #1)

#1 single in France: Joe le taxi--Vanessa Paradis (11th week at #1)

War
An Indian peacekeeping force in Sri Lanka began Operation Pawan, that killed thousands of ethnic Tamil civilians and hundreds of Tamil Tigers and Indian Army soldiers.

Popular culture
A major sonar operation failed to find evidence of the Loch Ness monster.

Football
CFL
Saskatchewan (4-9-1) 23 @ Hamilton (6-8) 20
Calgary (8-7) 34 @ British Columbia (8-6) 6

Dave Ridgway’s 20-yard field goal with 3:40 remaining in the game gave the Roughriders their win over the Tiger-Cats before 12,541 fans at Ivor Wynne Stadium. Kent Austin made his CFL debut at quarterback for Saskatchewan, completing 15 of 24 passes for 292 yards and a 51-yard touchdown pass to Ray Elgaard. Walter Bender rushed 17 times for 39 yards and scored the other Roughrider TD. Former Oakland and Los Angeles Raider Kenny King rushed 19 times for 70 yards and a touchdown for the Tiger-Cats in his first CFL game. Hamilton quarterback Mike Kerrigan completed 29 of 47 passes for 361 yards and a touchdown to Rocky DiPietro, but also gave up 4 interceptions. Hamilton kicker and punter Paul Osbaldiston suffered a season-ending injury in the 1st half and was replaced by slotback Lee Knight for the balance of the game.

Rick Worman completed 15 of 30 passes for 299 yards and touchdowns to Emanuel Tolbert and Larry Willis, and also rushed 4 times for 35 yards and 2 touchdowns as the Stampeders routed the Lions before 31,244 fans at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver. Former Stampeder Greg Vavra started at quarterback for the Lions and completed 15 of 28 passes for 178 yards, but was unable to produce a touchdown and was replaced by veteran Condredge Holloway, playing his first game as a Lion. Mr. Holloway was 4 for 10 for 83 yards. It was the third straight loss for the Lions, and the last game for Don Matthews as their head coach. He lost a power struggle with general manager Joe Galat and was fired a few days later and replaced by assistant coach Larry Donovan.

Baseball
American League Championship Series
Minnesota 5 @ Detroit 3 (Minnesota led best-of-seven series 3-1)

The Twins scored single runs in each of the 3rd through 6th innings as they beat the Tigers before 51,939 fans at Tiger Stadium. Frank Viola pitched 5 innings to get the win over Frank Tanana.

National League Championship Series
St. Louis 3 @ San Francisco 6 (San Francisco led best-of-seven series 3-2)

Trailing 3-2, the Giants scored 4 runs in the bottom of the 4th inning to take a 6-3 lead before 59,363 fans at Candlestick Park. Joe Price relieved starting pitcher Rick Reuschel and pitched 5 innings of scoreless relief; Bob Forsch took the loss.

25 years ago
1992


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Achy Breaky Heart--Billy Ray Cyrus (6th week at #1)

#1 single in Austria (Ö3): Raumschiff Edelweiss--Edelweiss (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: Sweat (A La La La La Long)--Inner Circle (2nd week at #1)

Football
CFL
Hamilton (9-5) 44 @ Saskatchewan (7-7) 6

John Hood rushed 16 times for 131 yards and a touchdown as the Tiger-Cats routed the Roughriders before 20,025 fans at Taylor Field in Regina. Terry Wright returned a fumble 35 yards for a touchdown and Damon Allen completed a 16-yard TD pass to Richard Nurse as Hamilton led 20-0 after the 1st quarter and 30-6 at halftime. Backup quarterback Todd Dillon threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to Ken Evraire for the other Hamilton touchdown in the 4th quarter.

Baseball
American League Championship Series
Toronto 7 @ Oakland 6 (10 innings) (Toronto led best-of-seven series 3-1)

The Athletics scored 5 runs in the bottom of the 3rd inning and another in the 6th to take a 6-1 lead, but Oakland manager Tony LaRussa removed starting pitcher Bob Welch after Robert Alomar doubled to lead off the 8th inning, and relievers Jeff Parrett and Dennis Eckersley failed to preserve the lead. The Blue Jays scored 3 runs in the 8th and tied the game in the 9th on a 2-run home run by Mr. Alomar. Pat Borders drove in Derek Bell with a sacrifice fly in the top of the 11th inning to put the Blue Jays ahead, and Tom Henke came on to get the save before 47,732 fans at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.





National League Championship Series
Atlanta 1 @ Pittsburgh 7 (Atlanta led best-of-seven series 3-2)

The Pirates knocked Braves’ starting pitcher Steve Avery out of the box with 4 runs in the 1st inning, while winning pitcher Bob Walk pitched a 3-hitter before 52,929 fans at Three Rivers Stadium.



20 years ago
1997


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy (Hit Parade Italia): Barbie Girl--Aqua

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Candle in the Wind 1997--Elton John (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in France (SNEP): Candle in the Wind 1997--Elton John (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): Something About the Way You Look Tonight/Candle in the Wind 1997--Elton John (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Wallonia (Ultratop 40): Something About the Way You Look Tonight/Candle in the Wind 1997--Elton John (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Candle in the Wind 1997/Something About the Way You Look Tonight--Elton John (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Chart Information Network): Candle in the Wind 1997/Something About the Way You Look Tonight--Elton John (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Candle in the Wind 1997/Something About the Way You Look Tonight--Elton John

Football
CFL
Montreal (11-5) 21 @ Toronto (14-2) 28

Doug Flutie threw his 39th and 40th touchdown passes of the season to lead the Argonauts over the Alouettes before 17,355 fans at SkyDome.

CIAU
Manitoba (3-3) 14 @ Alberta (1-5) 28

Jason Hutchins made 2 interceptions--returning one of them 49 yards for a touchdown in the 1st quarter--and Mike Munoz rushed for 226 yards and 2 touchdowns, to help the Golden Bears upset the Bisons at Varsity Stadium in Edmonton.

Baseball
National League Championship Series
Atlanta 4 @ Florida 0 (Best-of-seven series tied 2-2)

Denny Neagle pitched a 4-hitter to win the pitching matchup over Al Leiter as the Braves shut out the Marlins before 54,890 fans at Pro Player Stadium.

American League Championship Series
Baltimore 1 @ Cleveland 2 (12 innings) (Cleveland led best-of-seven series 2-1)

With 1 out in the bottom of the 12th inning, Marquis Grissom walked, advanced to third base on a single by Tony Fernandez, and was credited with a steal of home plate for the winning run before 45,057 fans at Jacobs Field when batter Omar Vizquel motioned to bunt and the ball got past catcher Lenny Webster. The Orioles argued that the pitch had hit Mr. Vizquel's bat and should have been ruled a foul ball. Baltimore starting pitcfher Mike Mussina allowed 3 hits in 7 innings and set a League Championship Series record with 15 strikeouts. Cleveland starte Orel Hershiser allowed 4 hits in 7 innings.



10 years ago
2007


Baseball
National League Championship Series
Colorado 5 @ Arizona 1 (Colorado led best-of-seven series 1-0)

The Rockies scored 3 runs in the 3rd inning to break a 1-1 tie as they beat the Diamondbacks before 48,142 fans at Chase Field in Phoenix. A double play was called against the Diamondbacks in the bottom of the 7th when it was ruled that Arizona baserunner Jason Upton was guilty of interference. Fans expressed their displeasure by throwing debris on the field, resulting in an eight-minute delay.