Wednesday, 1 March 2017

February 10, 2017

450 years ago
1567


Died on this date
Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, 21
. King consort of Scotland, 1565-1567. Lord Darnley, the second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, and his valet were found strangled following an explosion at the Kirk o' Field house in Edinburgh.

180 years ago
1837


Died on this date
Alexander Pushkin, 37
. Russian poet, novelist, and dramatist. The author of such works as the novel Eugene Onegin (1825-1832) and play Boris Godunov (1831), Mr. Pushkin was killed in a duel in St. Petersburg.

75 years ago
1942


Music
U.S. bandleader Glenn Miller received the first ever Gold record for sales of one million copies of his orchestra's recording of Chattanooga Choo Choo.

War
The Imperial Japanese Army captured Banjarmasin, capital of Borneo in the Dutch East Indies.

Politics and government
The Congress Party, led by Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, won a majority of seats in the lower house of the Indian parliament in the nation's first general election since gaining independence from Great Britain in 1947.

70 years ago
1947


Hit parade
U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons--King Cole Trio
--Eddy Howard and his Orchestra
--Charlie Spivak and his Orchestra
--Dinah Shore
2 The Old Lamp-Lighter--Sammy Kaye and his "Swing and Sway" Orchestra
--Kay Kyser and his Orchestra
--Hal Derwin
3 Huggin' and Chalkin'--Hoagy Carmichael
--Johnny Mercer
--Kay Kyser and his Orchestra
4 A Gal in Calico--Tex Beneke with the Glenn Miller Orchestra
--Bing Crosby with the Calico Kids
--Johnny Mercer
5 Ole Buttermilk Sky--Kay Kyser and his Orchestra
--Hoagy Carmichael
--Helen Carroll and the Satisfiers
--Paul Weston and his Orchestra with Matt Dennis
6 Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah--Sammy Kaye and his "Swing and Sway" Orchestra
--Johnny Mercer and the Pied Pipers
7 Oh, But I Do--Margaret Whiting
--Tex Beneke with the Glenn Miller Orchestra
--Harry James and his Orchestra
8 Managua, Nicaragua--Freddy Martin and his Orchestra
--Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians
--Kay Kyser and his Orchestra
9 The Whole World is Singing My Song--Les Brown and his Orchestra
10 Sonata--Perry Como
--Jo Stafford

Singles entering the chart were Open the Door, Richard!, with versions by Count Basie and his Orchestra; the Three Flames; "Dusty" Fletcher; and Jack McVea and the All-Stars; I Got a Gal I Love (In North And South Dakota), with versions by Frank Sinatra, and Perry Como and the Satisfiers (#20); (Oh Why, Oh Why, Did I Ever Leave) Wyoming by Dick Jurgens and his Orchestra (#24); and Misirlou by Jan August (#27).

On the radio
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Tom Conway and Nigel Bruce, on ABC
Tonight's episode: The Persecuted Millionaire

The Casebook of Gregory Hood, starring Elliott Lewis and Howard McNear, on MBS
Tonight`s episode: Death Comes to the Wedding

Diplomacy
Italy ceded most of Venezia Giulia to Yugoslavia.

60 years ago
1957


On television tonight
Alfred Hitchcock Presents, on CBS
Tonight's episode: Malice Domestic, starring Ralph Meeker and Phyllis Thaxter

Died on this date
Laura Ingalls Wilder, 90
. U.S. authoress. Mrs. Wilder was known for the Little House on the Prairie series of memoirs (1932-1943). She died three days after her 90th birthday.

50 years ago
1967


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand: Bend It!--Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich

Edmonton's top 10 (CJCA)
1 Georgy Girl--The Seekers
2 Snoopy vs. the Red Baron--The Royal Guardsmen
3 I'm a Believer/(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone--The Monkees
4 Pretty Ballerina--The Left Banke
5 Summer Wine--Nancy Sinatra with Lee Hazlewood
6 Ruby Tuesday--The Rolling Stones
7 Armful of Teddy Bears--Barry Allen
8 Knight in Rusty Armour--Peter and Gordon
9 Green, Green Grass of Home--Tom Jones
10 I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night)--The Electric Prunes
Pick hit of the week: You Tell Her, I Stutter--The New Happiness
New this week: Acapulco Gold--Rhiny Daze
Matthew and Son--Cat Stevens
Love of the Common People--The Four Preps
Opportunity--The Mandala
Ups and Downs--Paul Revere and the Raiders

Diplomacy
King Hassan II of Morocco concluded two days of talks in Washington with U.S. President Lyndon Johnson and Secretary of State Dean Rusk.

Politics and government
The 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution, dealing with presidential disability and succession, went into effect with the ratification by the state legislatures of Minnesota and Nevada:

Section 1. In case of the removal of the President from office or of his death or resignation, the Vice President shall become President.

Section 2. Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, the President shall nominate a Vice President who shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress.

Section 3. Whenever the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that he is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, and until he transmits to them a written declaration to the contrary, such powers and duties shall be discharged by the Vice President as Acting President.

Section 4. Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.

Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that no inability exists, he shall resume the powers and duties of his office unless the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive department or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit within four days to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose if not in session. If the Congress, within twenty-one days after receipt of the latter written declaration, or, if Congress is not in session, within twenty-one days after Congress is required to assemble, determines by two-thirds vote of both Houses that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge the same as Acting President; otherwise, the President shall resume the powers and duties of his office.
40 years ago
1977


Diplomacy
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Andrew Young concluded his one-week visit to Africa on behalf of the U.S. administration of President Jimmy Carter.

25 years ago
1992


Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): Justified & Ancient--The KLF (4th week at #1)

Died on this date
Alex Haley, 70
. U.S. writer. Mr. Haley was a senior editor with Reader's Digest and an interviewer with Playboy magazine before ghostwriting his first book, The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1965). Mr. Haley was best known for his book Roots: The Saga of an American Family (1976), which became a popular television miniseries in 1977. He was writing another historical novel when he died of a heart attack.

Crime
Former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson was convicted of rape. His accuser, Desiree Washington, had been a contestant in the Miss Black America pageant in Indianapolis in July 1991, and Mr. Tyson had been a celebrity guest at the pageant. Miss Washington had accused Mr. Tyson of raping her in a hotel room. The jury in the trial in Indianapolis found Mr. Tyson guilty of rape and two counts of deviant conduct.

Olympics
Bonnie Blair of the U.S.A. won the gold medal in the women's 500-meter speed skating event at the Winter Olympics in Albertville France, becoming the first American woman to win a gold medal in an event in two consecutive Olympics. She beat 31 opponents in a time of 40.33 seconds.

20 years ago
1997


Hit parade
Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Don't Speak--No Doubt
2 Someone Who's Cool--The Odds
3 A Long December--Counting Crows
4 Just Another Day--John Mellencamp
5 Swallowed--Bush X
6 Do to You--Bryan Adams
7 Un-Break My Heart--Toni Braxton
8 One Headlight--The Wallflowers
9 Through Your Hands--Don Henley
10 You Won't Remember This--Kim Stockwood

Singles entering the chart were Tell Me by Corey Hart (#89); The Holy River by The Artist (#92); It's in Your Eyes by Phil Collins (#93); Make You Made by the Odds (#94); Til You Love Somebody by Amy Sky (#98); I'll Never Break Your Heart by Backstreet Boys (#99); and It's Alright, It's O.K. by Leah Andreone (#100).

10 years ago
2007


War
General David Petraeus took charge of U.S. forces in Iraq.

Politics and government
U.S. Senator Barack Obama (Democrat-Illinois) kicked off his 2008 U.S. presidential campaign with a speech at the state house in Springfield, Illinois.

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