Tuesday, 13 March 2018

March 14, 2018

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Andrea Jameson!

1,050 years ago

Died on this date
Matilda of Ringelheim, 70-73 (?)
. Queen of the Franks, 919-936. Matilda was the consort of King Henry the Fowler, the first king of the Ottonian dynasty, who died in 936. Their son Otto succeeded his father as King of the Franks, and was crowned Holy Roman Emperor in 962.

275 years ago

The first town meeting was held at Faneuil Hall in Boston.

210 years ago

Politics and government
The Lower Canada House of Assembly expelled Jewish member Ezekiel Hart for invalidating his oath by substituting the word "Jewish" for "Christian ."

170 years ago

Politics and government
Canadian Premiers Louis-Hippolyte La Fontaine and Robert Baldwin held the first cabinet meeting of "The Great Administration" in Montréal.

150 years ago

Born on this date
Emily Murphy
. Canadian jurist. Mrs. Murphy, a native of Cookstown, Ontario, moved to Edmonton in 1907, and in 1916 was appointed as the first female police magistrate in the British Empire. She was best known as one of the "Famous Five" women activists who successfully argued that women were "persons" under the British North America Act and were thus able to serve in the Canadian Senate. Judge Murphy argued in her book The Black Candle (1922) that drug abuse was a major problem in Canada, exacerbated by Chinese immigrants. She was a eugenicist who supported compulsory sterilization of those deemed mentally unfit, and her advocacy led to the Sexual Sterilization Act of Alberta, which was in effect from 1928-1972. Mrs. Murphy's views remain controversial. She died on October 27, 1933 at the age of 65.

110 years ago

Stanley Cup
Toronto Maple Leafs 4 @ Montreal Wanderers 6 (Montreal won sudden-death challenge)

Moose Johnson and Bruce Stuart scored late in the game to enable the defending champion Wanderers to defeat the Maple Leafs at Montreal Arena and retain the cup. Pud Glass scored 2 goals for Montreal, and Ernie Russell and Cecil Blachford each scored 1. Newsy Lalonde scored 2 goals for the Maple Leafs, champions of the Ontario Professional Hockey League. Rowley Young and Bruce Ridpath scored the other Toronto goals.

100 years ago

Born on this date
Dennis Patrick
. U.S. actor. Mr. Patrick, born Dennis Patrick Harrison, was a character actor who appeared in more than 1,800 television programs in a career spanning four decades. He was memorable as the man who murdered his daughter's boyfriend in the movie Joe (1970). Mr. Patrick died in a fire at his home on October 13, 2002 at the age of 84.

Stanley Cup
Vancouver 1 @ Seattle 0 (Vancouver won 2-game total goals series 3-2)

Barney Stanley scored the game's only goal as the Millionaires eliminated the defending Stanley Cup champion Metropolitans at Seattle Ice Arena to advance to the Stanley Cup finals against the National Hockey League champion Toronto Arenas.

75 years ago

German forces recaptured the Ukrainian industrial centre of Kharkov, which the Soviets had captured on February 16. Axis guns and British artillery began a long-range duel along the Mareth Line in Tunisia. Chinese troops recaptured Huiyaochieh and Hsiangyangchiao along the west bank of the Salween River near Burma.

Politics and government
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt conferred with Senators Carl Hatch (Democrat--New Mexico), Joseph Ball (Republican--Minnesota), Harold Burton (Republican--Ohio), and Lister Hill (Democrat--Alabama) concerning their resolution of the previous day proposing a permanent United Nations organization, while Sen. Burton K. Wheeler (Democrat--Montana) said that the United States should avoid such entangling alliances.

70 years ago

On the radio
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring John Stanley and Alfred Shirley, on MBS
Tonight's episode: The Serpent God

The New York Herald Tribune listed Eagle in the Sky by F. Van Wyck Mason as the bestselling fiction book, and Peace of Mind by Joshua Liebman as the bestselling non-fiction book.

U.S. Army Secretary Kenneth Royall announced plans to reorganize the Army for faster mobilization, giving Chief of Staff Omar Bradley direct command over forces stationed in the continental United States.

Economics and finance
The U.S. Senate ended 13 days of foreign aid debate by passing the Economic Cooperation Act, authorizing $5.3 billion in Marshall Plan assistance to 16 European states over the next year.

60 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Magic Moments--Perry Como (3rd week at #1)

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

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Prince Albert II of Monaco!
The son of Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace was born in the Prince's Palace in Monaco-Ville, prompting an official 101-gun salute. Prince Albert succeeded his father as head of state on April 6, 2005.

The U.S. State Department disclosed that the U.S.S.R. had rejected U.S. proposals for renewed meetings of the United Nations Disarmament Commission.

Politics and government
South African Native Affairs Minister Hendrik Verwoerd banned the African National Congress, a leading anti-apartheid organization.

Economics and finance
Trade talks in Taipei between Japan and Nationalist China were suspended.

50 years ago

On television tonight
Dragnet 1968, starring Jack Webb and Harry Morgan, on NBC
Tonight's episode: The Investigation

Batman, starring Adam West and Burt Ward, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Minerva, Mayhem and Millionaires, with special guest villainness Zsa Zsa Gabor as Minerva

This was the last episode of the series.

The U.S.S.R. launched Cosmos 206, a weather satellite gathering cloud-cover photos by day and (using infrared cameras) night.

Somali Prime Minister Mohammed Ibrahim Egal arrived in Washington to begin a visit to the United States. He conferred with U.S. President Lyndon Johnson.

Politics and government
The National Assembly of Panama voted to impeach President Marco Robles for interfering in the political campaign for a scheduled May 12 election. The Assembly accused Robles of dismissing public employees and misusing state funds on behalf of National Liberation Party candidate David Samudio and against opposition leader Dr. Arnulfo Arias.

Economics and finance
225 tons of gold were sold in London.

The U.S. Federal Reserve Board raised its lending rated from 4 1/2%-5%.

40 years ago

Israeli ground forces (estimated at between 10,000 and 22,000 men), supported by air and naval forces, invaded southern Lebanon in Operation Litani to "root out terrorist bases" used by Palestinian guerrillas for attacks within Israel.

60 Dutch marines stormed a government building in Assen and freed all 70 hostages who had been seized the previous day by three South Moluccan terrorists, aged 19-22, who were demanding the release of other South Moluccans imprisoned in the Netherlands. The terrorists were captured by the marines.

Statistics Canada reported that unemployment had passed the 1-million mark in February for the first time.

Dallas 6 Tulsa 1

30 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Australian Music Report): I Should Be So Lucky--Kylie Minogue

Chinese forces defeated Vietnamese forces in Johnson South Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands.

Montreal 2 Minnesota 2

25 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand: I Will Always Love You--Whitney Houston (13th week at #1)

#1 single in Austria (Ö3): No Limit--2 Unlimited (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: Somebody Dance with Me--DJ Bobo

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): No Limit--2 Unlimited (3rd week at #1)

World events
A United Nations inquiry blamed active and retired Salvadoran military officers for killing thousands of civilians in the 1980, including the Roman Catholic Archbishop of El Salvador, and named the country's defense minister as one of a group that ordered the murders of six Jesuit priests.

Ontario, skipped by Russ Howard, defeated British Columbia 5-3 in the final of the Brier to win the Canadian men's championship.

Chicago 5 Edmonton 4 (OT)

20 years ago

Toronto 2 Calgary 1

10 years ago

Protests led by Buddhist monks in Lhasa and elsewhere in Tibet turned violent, leading to an extensive crackdown by China's military.

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