Wednesday, 19 July 2017

July 19, 2017

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Chris Walker and Chris Woods!

200 years ago

World events
Unsuccessful in his attempt to conquer the Kingdom of Hawaii for the Russian-American Company, Georg Anton Schäffer was forced to admit defeat, and left Kauai.

175 years ago

Born on this date
Frederic T. Greenhalge
. U.K.-born U.S. politician. Mr. Greenhalge, born Frederic Greenhalgh, was born in Lancashire, and moved to Lowell, Massachusetts with his family at the age of 13. A Republican, he was Mayor of Lowell from 1880-1881 and represented Massachusetts' 8th District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1889-1891 before serving as Governor of Massachusetts from 1894 until his death from kidney disease at the age of 53 on March 5, 1896.

150 years ago

Politics and government
U.S. President Andrew Johnson vetoed the Supplementary Reconstruction Bill.

125 years ago

Born on this date
Dick Irvin
. Canadian hockey player and coach. Mr. Irvin, a native of Hamilton, played professionally with the Portland Rosebuds of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association (1916-17) and Western Hockey League (1925-26); Regina Capitals of the Western Canada Hockey League (1921-25); and Chicago Black Hawks of the National Hockey League (1926-29), retiring after suffering a fractured skull. While playing as an amateur with the Winnipeg Monarchs in 1915, he scored all 9 goals in a 9-0 win during an Allan Cup game, a feat which was immortalized years later by Robert Ripley in a Ripley's Believe it or Not!! cartoon. Mr. Irvin scored 29 goals and 23 assists in 94 regular season NHL games, and 2 goals and no assists in 2 NHL playoff games; he scored 124 goals and 39 assists in 155 regular season games in the PCHA, WCHL, and WHL, and 4 goals and no assists in 8 playoff games. Mr. Irvin coached the Black Hawks (1928-29, 1930-31, 1955-56); Toronto Maple Leafs (1931-40); and Montreal Canadiens (1940-55), compiling a regular season record of 691-527-230 and leading his teams to the Stanley Cup finals 16 times, winning Stanley Cup championships in 1932, 1944, 1946, and 1953. He was suffering from bone cancer when he appeared at the Black Hawks' training camp in the fall of 1956 and announced that he would be unable to continue as coach. Mr. Irvin died on May 15, 1957 at the age of 64 and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1958; his son Dick became known in his own right as a sportscaster in Montreal and on Hockey Night in Canada.

100 years ago

Born on this date
William Scranton
. U.S. politician. Mr. Scranton, a Republican, represented Pennsylvania's 10th District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1961-1963 and was Governor of Pennsylvania from 1963-1967. He was U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations from 1976-1977. Mr. Scranton died on July 28, 2013, nine days after his 96th birthday.

80 years ago

Economics and finance
The Bank of Canada issued Canada's first bilingual currency.

75 years ago

Died on this date
Marcellin Boule, 72
. French paleontologist. Professor Boule specialized in the study of Neanderthal and other primitive men.

German Grand Admiral Karl Dönitz ordered the last U-boats to withdraw from their United States Atlantic coast positions in response to the effective American convoy system. Russian troops slowed down the German advance toward Stalingrad and Rostov. Chinese troops retook Juian, Kienteh, and Iyang and Hengfeng, the latter two towns 15 miles apart on the Hangchow-Nanchang railway.

The United Fruit Company announced a development plan to supply the United States with rubber, hemp, quinine, and palm oil from Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama.

70 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Peg o' My Heart--The Harmonicats (2nd week at #1)

Died on this date
Robert L. Owen, 91
. U.S. politician. Mr. Owen, a Democrat, represented Oklahoma in the United States Senate from 1907-1925. He was the Senate sponsor of the Glass-Owen Federal Reserve Act of 1913, which created the Federal Reserve System.

Lyuh Woon-hyung, 61. Korean politician. Lyuh Woon-hyung, aka Mongyang, was a Communist before organizing the Korean People's Party in 1945. He was a leading advocate of Korean independence and reunification. Lyuh Woon-hyung was assassinated assassinated in Seoul by Han Chigeun, 19, a recent refugee from North Korea and an active member of a nationalist right-wing group.

Aung San, 32. Burmese politician. Bogyoke (Major General) Aung San, a Communist and later a democratic socialist, was Prime Minister of the British Crown Colony of Burma from September 26, 1946 until he and six of his cabinet ministers, as well as a cabinet secretary and a bodyguard were gunned down by a gang of armed paramilitaries of former Prime Minister U Saw. The assassins broke into the Secretariat Building in downtown Rangoon during a meeting of the Executive Council (the shadow government established by the British in preparation for the transfer of power).

Politics and government
British Viceroy Viscount Mountbatten announced the division of India's provisional government into two cabinets, one for India and one for Pakistan.

U.S. President Harry Truman eliminated military government in all Pacific islands under U.S. trusteeship, and named Admiral Louis Denfield high commissioner pending creation of a civilian administration.

California Democrats led by former state Attorney General Robert Kenny organized a Wallace for President faction at a meeting in Fresno, advocating the candidacy of former U.S. Vice President Henry Wallace.

British authorities in Palestine issued a memorandum to the United Nations Palestine Inquiry Commission charging that a Jewish "campaign of lawlessness, murder and sabotage" had cost 70 lives and $6 million in damage since 1940.

A court in San Diego convicted Mrs. Alfred Wesley Ingalls of enslaving Negro maid Dora Jones with threats of punishment for an affair with Mr. Ingalls 40 years earlier.

The University of Illinois announced plans to begin the first large-scale manufacture of a tuberculosis vaccine, known as BCG.

Babe Didrikson Zaharias extended her unprecedented string of professional victories to 17 by defeating Dot Kielty 9 and 8 in the final round of the Broadmoor Women's Invitational at Colorado Springs.

Horse racing
Stymie, with Conn McCreary up, won the first running of the Empire Gold Cup at Belmont Park, New York.

60 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in France (IFOP): Bambino--Dalida (16th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): All Shook Up--Elvis Presley (2nd week at #1)

On television tonight
The Big Beat, hosted by Alan Freed, on ABC

The second broadcast of a scheduled 13-week series showcasing rock and roll artists and others from 10:30-11:00 P.M. on Friday nights featured as guests Chuck Berry; Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers; Andy Williams; Betty Johnson; Martha Carson; and the Fontane Sisters. Then-unknown Bobby Darin appeared to lip-sync Talk to Me Something, his first release on Atco Records. As the show ended, Frankie Lymon, who was a Negro, grabbed a white girl and started to dance with her, which reportedly caused outrage in southern states.

The first U.S. air-to-rocket to be tested with a nuclear warhead was detonated in Nevada.

Politics and government
The Egyptian government reported the creation of a Supreme Military Court to try plotters against President Gamal Nasser.

A U.S. federal jury in Washington, D.C. acquitted Teamsters union Vice President Jimmy Hoffa on charges that he had bribed New York lawyer and investigator John Cheasty to take a job with the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Improper Labor-Management Activities and to give Mr. Hoffa committee data.

Track and field
Derek Ibbotson of the United Kingdom set an unofficial world record in the mile of 3 minutes 57.2 seconds in London. Three others in the same race--Ron Delany of Ireland, Stansilav Jungwirth of Czechoslovakia, and Ken Wood of the U.K.--broke the four-minute barrier.

50 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): All You Need is Love--The Beatles

Australia's top 10 (Go-Set)
1 A Whiter Shade of Pale--Procol Harum (2nd week at #1)
2 This is My Song--Petula Clark
3 Silence is Golden--The Tremeloes
4 Groovin'--The Young Rascals
5 Puppet on a String--Sandie Shaw
6 Waterloo Sunset--The Kinks
7 San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)--Scott McKenzie
8 Pictures of Lily--The Who
9 Young Girl-The Twilights
10 Creeque Alley--The Mamas and the Papas

Singles entering the chart were Jackson by Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood (#34); There Goes My Everything by Engelbert Humperdinck (#35); and Then I Kissed Her by the Beach Boys (#38).

At the movies
Up the Down Staircase, starring Sandy Dennis, opened in theatres.

Died on this date
Odell Shepard, 82
. U.S. poet, author, and politician. Mr. Shepard wrote several books of poetry and won the 1938 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography for Pedlar's Progress: The life of Bronson Alcott. He was Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut from 1941-1943. Mr. Shepard died three days before his 83rd birthday.

The United States launched the satellite Explorer 35 from Cape Kennedy, Florida.

Politics and government
Former Nova Scotia Premier Robert Stanfield announced his candidacy for the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada. Mr. Stanfield had been Premier of Nova Scotia from 1956-1962; he was challenging incumbent leader and former Prime Minister John Diefenbaker, with a leadership convention scheduled for September.

Joe Frazier (17-0) scored a technical knockout of George Chuvalo (47-14-2) at 16 seconds of the 4th round of their heavyweight bout before 13,984 fans at Madison Square Garden in New York. One of Smokin' Joe's punches fractured the orbital bones of Mr. Chuvalo's right eye, and referee Johnny Colon stopped the fight when Mr. Chuvalo could no longer see out of the eye.

Edmonton (2-1) 7 @ Montreal (0-2) 6

Frank Cosentino passed 14 yards to Gerry McDougall for a touchdown, converted by Randy Kerbow, as the Eskimos edged the Alouettes before almost 15,000 fans at Molson Stadium. The TD was set up by an interception return by Garry Lefebvre. Ron Parson kicked 2 field goals for the Alouettes.

40 years ago

Economics and finance
The Canadian government of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau raised the qualifying period for unemployment benefits from 8 weeks to 10-14 weeks, and cut the benefit period from 60 to 50 weeks.

Hamilton (1-1) 11 @ Calgary (1-1) 13

Calgary defensive back Dennis Meyer broke his arm in two places, ending his 3-year CFL career. It was the second and last Canadian Football League game for Calgary receiver Eddie Richardson, and the first for Calgary backup quarterback Bill Bowerman. It was the first CFL game for Hamilton linebacker Richard Lewis, and his only game in a Hamilton uniform.

Major League All-Star Game @ Yankee Stadium, New York
National League 7 @ American League 5

Joe Morgan of the Cincinnati Reds led off the game with a home run, beginning a 4-run 1st inning as the NL held on to defeat the AL before 56,683 fans. Greg Luzinski of the Philadelphia Phillies added a 2-run homer later in the inning, and Steve Garvey of the Los Angeles Dodgers led off the 3rd with a home run to make the score 5-0. George Scott of the Boston Red Sox hit a 2-run homer with 1 out in the bottom of the 9th to close the scoring. Don Sutton of the Dodgers pitched the first 3 innings for the NL, allowing 1 hit and no runs to win the Arch Ward Trophy as the game's Most Valuable Player.

30 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)--Whitney Houston (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)--Whitney Houston (6th week at #1)

#1 single in France: La Isla Bonita--Madonna (2nd week at #1)

Auto racing
Emerson Fittipaldi edged Bobby Rahal to win the Toronto Molson Indy.

Saskatchewan (1-1-1) 27 @ Ottawa (2-2) 23

Dave Ridgway kicked 3 field goals in the 2nd half and the Saskatchewan defense shut out Ottawa over the game’s last 23 minutes and 50 seconds as the Roughriders edged the Rough Riders before 20,006 fans at Lansdowne Park. Former Ottawa quarterback Tom Burgess completed a 9-yard touchdown pass to Tron Armstrong in the 1st quarter, and David Conrad rushed 21 yards in the 3rd quarter for the other Saskatchewan major. Cedric Minter of Ottawa rushed 1 yard for the game’s first score 3:12 into the game, and Kenny Ford returned an interception 38 yards for the other Rough Rider touchdown with 14 seconds remaining in the 1st half.

25 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): I'll Be There--Mariah Carey featuring Trey Lorenz

#1 single in Austria (Ö3): It's My Life--Dr. Alban (6th week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: Rhythm is a Dancer--Snap! (4th week at #1)

20 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Italy (Hit Parade Italia): I'll Be Missing You--Puff Daddy and Faith Evans featuring 112 (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): D'You Know What I Mean?--Oasis

#1 single in France (SNEP): Alane--Wes (6th week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): MMMBop--Hanson (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Wallonia (Ultratop 40): Alane--Wes

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): D'You Know What I Mean?--Oasis (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Chart Information Network): D'You Know What I Mean?--Oasis

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I'll Be Missing You--Puff Daddy and Faith Evans featuring 112 (6th week at #1)

The Irish Republican Army made a surprise announcement of a cease-fire in Northern Ireland--the second in three years.

Disgruntled Canadian fishermen, in more than 150 fishing boats, started a three-day blockade of the Alaskan ferry Malaspina at Prince Rupert, British Columbia to protest overfishing of Canadian-bound Pacific salmon by Alaskan fishermen.

Winnipeg (1-3) 17 @ British Columbia (3-1) 21

10 years ago

Winnipeg (2-1-1) 20 @ Montreal (1-3) 18
Hamilton (0-4) 18 @ British Columbia (4-0) 22

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