Tuesday, 1 May 2018

May 1, 2018

710 years ago

Died on this date
Albrecht I, 52
. King of the Romans (Germany), 1298-1308. Albrecht I was the eldest son of King Rudolf I, but the monarchy wasn't hereditary, and the Prince-electors chose Count Adolf of Nassau-Weilburg as king upon Rudolf I's death in 1291. Albrecht I killed Count Adolf in the Battle of Göllheim on July 2, 1298, and was elected King of the Romans 25 days later. He was assassinated by his nephew Duke John, whom he had deprived of his inheritance, and was succeeded on the throne by Henry VII.

690 years ago

The Wars of Scottish Independence ended with the signing of the Treaty of Edinburgh–Northampton, whereby the Kingdom of England recognized the Kingdom of Scotland as an independent state.

240 years ago

The Battle of Crooked Billet began in Hatboro, Pennsylvania.

175 years ago

Economics and finance
New Brunswick put its first official coins, the penny and halfpenny copper tokens into circulation.

150 years ago

Economics and finance
The Post Office Savings Bank was established in Ottawa.

140 years ago

Politics and government

In the Quebec provincial election, the Conservatives, led by Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau, won 32 seats in the Legislative Assembly, while the Liberals, led by Premier Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière, won 31, with 2 independent Conservatives elected. Premier Joly de Lotbinière was able to win the support of enough Conservatives to remain in power.

130 years ago

Politics and government
Frederick Arthur, Baron Stanley of Preston was appointed Governor-General of Canada. He served from June 11, 1888 to September 6, 1893, and is best remembered for donating hockey's Stanley Cup.

125 years ago

The May 1893 issue of The Strand Magazine contained the short story The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual, sixth in a series that was published in book form in 1894 as The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.

The World's Columbian Exposition opened in Chicago.

Joseph Burr Tyrell of the Geological Survey of Canada left Ottawa with his brother J. W. Tyrell to map 5,150 kilometres of Barren Lands from Hudson Bay to Lake Athabasca.

120 years ago

The United States Navy destroyed the Spanish Pacific fleet in the Battle of Manila Bay, the first major battle of the Spanish–American War.

The Board of Discipline of the National Baseball League adopted a set of rules to suppress rowdy ball playing. John T. Brush said the resolution, which he proposed, "has worked like a charm."

110 years ago


The world's most intense shower (2.47" in 3 minutes) was recorded at Portobelo, Panama.

100 years ago

Born on this date
Jack Paar
. U.S. radio and television personality. Mr. Paar appeared on and hosted various radio programs in the 1940s and '50s, and hosted two television game shows in the early '50s before hosting The Morning Show on CBS (1954-1956). He was best known for hosting Tonight on NBC from 1957-1962, where his unpredictable style, which included walking off the program in protest against network censorship, attracted a large audience. He hosted the weekly talk show The Jack Paar Program from 1962-1965. Mr. Paar appeared on television only occasionally in later years; he died on January 27, 2004 at the age of 85.

90 years ago

Died on this date
Thaddeus C. Sweet, 55
. U.S. politician. Mr. Sweet, a Republican, represented New York's 32nd District in the United States House of Representatives from 1923 until his death, which occurred when an airplane in which he was riding from Washington to Oswego made a forced landing near the Whitney Point fair grounds. Mr. Sweet had unbuckled his safety belt and was killed, while the pilot, Lieutenant Bushrod Hoppin, kept his belt buckled, and survived.

Prince Carol of Romania arrived in England with Mme. Lupescu, a guest of Romanian ex-Premier B. Jonescu.

World events
Dutch artist Erich Wichman, a drunken Fascist, attacked the VARA-radio transmitter.

Harry F. Sinclair told the U.S. Senate Teapot Dome oil committee that since his acquittal of the Fall bribery charge (that is, conspiring, with former Secretary of the Interior Albert B. Fall to defraud the U.S. government), he had turned over to the Sinclair Crude Oil Purchasing Company the $757,000 in Liberty bonds, plus some $142,000 in interest, which represented his quarter interest in the Continental Trading Company deal. Mr. Sinclair said that the $233,000 he sent to Mr. Fall after the Teapot Dome lease was to buy a third interest in Mr. Fall’s Three Rivers cattle and land company. He said that the $260,000 he gave Will Hays for the Republican deficit in 1923 was a "loan," save for $75,000, and that Mr. Hays returned all but $75,000 to him, then took back $85,000 for himself because he had dug into his own pocket for this amount, so that Mr. Sinclair’s total gift to the Republican Party was $160,000.

The Hawaiian celebration Lei Day was first observed.

Pitcairn (later Eastern) Airlines began service.

The quadrennial general Methodist Episcopal Church conference opened at Kansas City, Missouri. During its sessions, the conference voted for closer co-operation with other Protestant denominations.

6 children died and 10 were injured by hailstones in Klausenburg, Romania.

75 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I've Heard That Song Before--Harry James and his Music Makers with Helen Forrest (9th week at #1)

Died on this date
Johan Oscar Smith, 71
. Norwegian religious leader. Mr. Smith had a Christian conversion experience in 1898, and went on to found the evangelical non-denominational movement which became the Brunstad Christian Church.

American forces in Tunisia cleared Djebel Tahent, and with the help of Moroccans, captured part of Djebel Hazemat in a two-pronged attack on Mateur.

Bolivia announced its adherence to the United Nations Pact.

World events
The Netherlands were placed under martial law by Nazi Commissioner Arthur Seyss-Inquart.

In Princeton, New Jersey, RCA demonstrated a radio-electronic sewing machine that stitched thermoplastics with radio frequency current instead of thread.

Horse racing
Count Fleet, with Johnny Longden up, won the 69th running of the Kentucky Derby before 60,000 fans at Churchill Downs in Louisville in a time of 2:04 2/5, 3 lengths ahead of Blue Swords, with Slide Rule finishing third.

70 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard) (Best Seller): Mañana (Is Soon Enough for Me)--Peggy Lee (8th week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Now is the Hour (Maori Farewell Song)--Bing Crosby (7th week at #1)
--Gracie Fields
--Margaret Whiting
--Eddy Howard and his Orchestra
--Charlie Spivak and his Orchestra
2 Sabre Dance--Woody Herman and his Orchestra
--Freddy Martin and his Orchestra
3 Mañana (Is Soon Enough for Me)--Peggy Lee
4 I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover--Art Mooney and his Orchestra
--Russ Morgan and his Orchestra
--The Three Suns
--Uptown String Band
5 Because--Perry Como
6 Beg Your Pardon--Francis Craig and his Orchestra
--Frankie Carle and his Orchestra
--Larry Green and his Orchestra
7 Haunted Heart--Perry Como
--Jo Stafford
8 Little White Lies--Dick Haymes
9 Baby Face--Art Mooney and his Orchestra
--Sammy Kaye and his "Swing and Sway" Orchestra
--Jack Smith and the Clark Sisters
10 Toolie Oolie Doolie (The Yodel Polka)--The Andrews Sisters
--Vaughn Horton and the Polka Debs

Singles entering the chart were Airizay by Ray McKinley and his Orchestra (#31); I've Got a Crush on You, with versions by Frank Sinatra, and Sarah Vaughan (#34); and Jungle Rhumba by Xavier Cugat and his Orchestra (#38).

Died on this date
Christos Ladas
. Greek politician. As Minister of Justice in the government of Prime Minister Themistocles Sofoulis, Mr. Ladas promoted legislation to outlaw the KKE (Greek Communist Party), which was then waging a civil war against the government. As he left the Church of Saint George on Holy Saturday, Mr. Ladas was attacked and blown up, along with his bodyguard, with a hand grenade thrown by a Communist named Ephstratios Moutsoyannis. As a trial lawyer, Mr. Ladas had defended the KKE against accusations of high treason in August 1925 and February 1926.

North Korea proclaimed itself the People's Democratic Republic of Korea, adopting a Soviet-type constitution and claiming sovereignty over all of Korea, with Kim Il-sung as leader.

Politics and government
General Padma Shum Shere Jung Bahadur Rana, Prime Minister of Nepal since 1945, resigned because of illness, and was succeeded by Maharajah Chandra Shum Shere Jung Bahadur Rana.

Pope Pius XII published his encyclical Auspicia quaedam, on worldwide public prayers to the Virgin Mary for world peace and the solution of the problem of Palestine.

The Quebec Ministry of Agriculture established the Quebec Artificial Insemination Center (CIAQ) in Saint-Hyacinthe, in the heart of the province's largest dairy producing region. Problems of the Quebec dairy industry, especially the low yield of cows, were considered to be largely due to the poor genetic quality of livestock.

Horse racing
Citation, with Eddie Arcaro up, won the 74th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville in a time of 2:05 2/5, 3 1/2 lengths ahead of Coaltown, with My Request third.

60 years ago

Died on this date
Oscar Torp, 64
. Prime Minister of Norway, 1951-1955. Mr. Torp was Chairman of the Norwegian Labour Party from 1923-1945, and held numerous cabinet posts from 1935 on. He spent the years 1940-1945 with the government-in-exile in England after the German invasion and occupation of Norway. Mr. Torp succeeded Einer Gerhardsen as Prime Minister, and held the office until Mr. Gerhardsen returned to power in 1955. Mr. Torp served as President of the Storting from 1955 until his death from a cerebral hemorrhage.

U.S. physicist James Van Allen, director of cosmic ray experiments for the satellites Explorer 1 and Explorer 3, reported that the satellites had found, at an altitude of 600 miles and higher, an unexplained band of radiation "1,000 times as intense as could be attributed to cosmic rays."

World events
In the Indonesian archipelago of Maluku, an Ambonese rebellion bombed the island of Ambon, and conquered the island of Morotai.

Politics and government
Arturo Frondizi was sworn in as the 33rd President of Argentina. Mr. Frondizi, leader of the Intransigent Radical Civic Union, had become President by defeating the more liberal and anti-Peronist Radical Ricardo Balbin. Mr. Frondizi had previously run for Vice President with Mr. Balbin as presidential candidate on the same ticket.

King Mohammed V of Morocco endorsed plans for the rapid creation of a North Africa federation linking Morocco with Tunisia and Algeria.

Economics and finance
The United States released $26 million worth of assets to the United Arab Republic and $44 million to the Universal Suez Canal Company, following the signature of a Suez compensation agreement between the U.A.R. and the company.

50 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): What a Wonderful World/Cabaret--Louis Armstrong (2nd week at #1)

Australia's top 10 (Go-Set)
1 Lady Madonna/The Inner Light--The Beatles
2 Love is Blue (L'Amour est Bleu)--Paul Mauriat and his Orchestra
3 Magical Mystery Tour (EP)--The Beatles
4 Simon Says--1910 Fruitgum Company
5 Delilah--Tom Jones
6 Young Girl--The Union Gap
7 Valleri/Tapioca Tundra--The Monkees
8 Underneath the Arches/Friday Kind of Monday--Johnny Farnham
9 Honey--Bobby Goldsboro
10 The Mighty Quinn (Quinn the Eskimo)--Manfred Mann

Singles entering the chart were Hello How are You? by the Easybeats (#34); Penelope by Normie Rowe (#38); and Me, the Peaceful Heart by Lulu (#40).

At the movies
Tarzan and the Jungle Boy, starring Mike Henry and Rafer Johnson, opened in theatres.

Died on this date
Harold Nicolson, 81
. U.K. politician. Sir Harold, a member of the Labour Party, represented Leicester West in the House of Commons from 1935-1945. He was a journalist and wrote books of fiction and non-fiction, but was best known for his diary, which is a useful source of English political history from the 1930s to the 1950s, especially for the years leading up to World War II.

Jack Adams, 73. Canadian-born U.S. hockey player, coach, and executive. Mr. Adams, a native of Fort William, Ontario, was a centre and right wing with the Toronto Arenas/St. Patricks (1917-19, 1922-26); Vancouver Millionaires (1919-22); and Ottawa Senators (1926-27), scoring 189 points on 135 goals and 54 assists in 243 regular season games, and 12 goals and 1 assist in 21 playoff games, while playing on Stanley Cup championship teams in 1918 and 1927. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1959 as a player, although he's best remembered for his achievements as a coach and executive. Mr. Adams was coach of the Detroit Cougars/Falcons/Red Wings from 1927-47 and general manager from 1927-63, leading them to Stanley Cup championships in 1936, 1937, and 1943 as coach and general manager, and championships in 1950, 1952, 1954, and 1955 as general manager only. He was fired in 1963, but promptly became the first president of the Central Professional Hockey League, and was serving in that capacity when he died of a heart attack at his desk. In 1966, Mr. Adams became the first recipient of the Lester Patrick Trophy for service to hockey in the United States. The Adams Cup, for the championship of the CPHL (later CHL), was named in his honour, as is the Jack Adams Award, annually awarded to the Coach of the Year in the National Hockey League since 1974.

Stanley Cup
St. Louis 1 @ Minnesota 5 (Best-of-seven series tied 3-3)

Pittsburgh 118 @ New Orleans 112 (Best-of-seven series tied 3-3)

40 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Stayin' Alive--Bee Gees (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Japan (Oricon Singles Chart): Southpaw--Pink Lady (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Poco A Poco... Me Enamoré De Tí --I Collage

Died on this date
Aram Khachaturian, 74
. Russian composer. Of Armenian ancestry, Mr. Khachaturian was best known for his ballets Spartacus and Gayaneh and incidental music for the play Maskerade. The Sabre Dance from Gayaneh is probably his most recognizable piece of music. My favourite Khachaturian composition is the adagio from Spartacus; this was used in the 1970s as the theme music for the BBC television drama series The Onedin Line (the music was better than the show). To this day, when I hear that music, it takes me back to late 1974-early 1975 in Yellowknife, watching that show late at night from CBUT in Vancouver. Mr. Khachaturian was a dedicated Communist, but incurred the wrath of Soviet Commie kingpin Andrei Zhdanov in 1948 when he naively neglected to include a dedication or program notes with his Third Symphony. Mr. Khachaturian had dedicated the work to Communism, but didn’t think that the Soviet people needed an announcement to accompany the work; apparently, he was mistaken. Mr. Khachaturian was badly shaken by his denunciation. Mr. Khachaturian, a proud Armenian, composed the state anthem of the Armeninan Soviet Socialist Republic; this is one of the five current choices to become the next Armenian anthem.

French and Senegalese UNIFIL troops clashed with Palestinian guerrillas in Lebanon, hours after the third partial withdrawal of Israeli troops occupying southern Lebanon. Two guerrillas and three United Nations soldiers were killed in two separate incidents.

The United States, East Germany, and Mozambique completed a three-way exchange of prisoners. A Soviet spy, convicted in the U.S.A., was released in West Berlin in exchange for an American arrested by East Germany for trying to help three East Germans leave the country. Eight days earlier, an Israeli businessman had been released by Mozambique as part of the deal.

World events
Hundreds of ethnic Chinese were reported to be fleeing Vietnam after the nationalization of their businesses there.

Politics and government
Ernest Morial was inaugurated as New Orleans’ first Negro mayor.

Naomi Uemura of Japan became the first person to reach the North Pole overland alone. His trek took 57 days, and included the invasion of his camp by a polar bear, and the breakup of an ice floe he was on.

Gary Thuerk, a salesman for Digital Equipment Corporation, connected a computer to the Arpanet (what the Internet was known as then), and sent an advertisement for a new computer to 393 users--the first example of spam. Go here for more details.

Western Conference
Portland 94 @ Seattle 105 (Seattle won best-of-seven series 4-2)

Former major league pitcher and controversial author (Ball Four) Jim Bouton began a comeback with the Savannah Braves of the AA Southern League.

30 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): One Tree Hill--U2 (6th week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: I Should be So Lucky--Kylie Minogue (2nd week at #1)

Politics and government
The two leading parties in El Salvador continued to argue over the outcome of the March elections to the Legislative Assembly. With the Supreme Court having ruled that a disputed seat be left vacant pending a final court decision, the parties seated their assembly members separately. The National Republican Alliance (ARENA) claimed that with one seat unresolved, their 30 members constituted an absolute majority of the remaining 59 seats.

Eastern Conference
First Round
Milwaukee 97 @ Atlanta 104 (Atlanta led best-of-five series 2-0)
New York 102 @ Boston 128 (Boston led best-of-five series 2-0)
Cleveland 101 @ Chicago 106 (Chicago led best-of-seven series 2-0)

Western Conference
First Round
Seattle 111 @ Denver 91 (Best-of-five series tied 1-1)
San Antonio 112 @ Los Angeles Lakers 130 (Los Angeles led best-of-five series 2-0)

25 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): Are You Gonna Go My Way--Lenny Kravitz (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Italy: Sei un Mito--883 (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): I Feel You--Depeche Mode (7th week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (VRT): All that She Wants--Ace of Base

#1 single in France (SNEP): No Limit--2 Unlimited

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Mr. Blue--René Klijn (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Chart Information Network): Five Live (EP)--George Michael & Queen with Lisa Stansfield

Five Live contained the following tracks: Somebody to Love, performed by Queen and George Michael; Killer, performed by George Michael; Papa Was a Rollin' Stone, performed by George Michael; These Are the Days of Our Lives, performed by Queen, George Michael and Lisa Stansfield; and Calling You, performed by George Michael.

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Freak Me--Silk

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Looking Through Patient Eyes--PM Dawn
2 Love Is--Vanessa Williams and Brian McKnight
3 I Have Nothing--Whitney Houston
4 Informer--Snow
5 If I Ever Lose My Faith in You--Sting
6 Freak Me--Silk
7 Two Princes--Spin Doctors
8 Don't Walk Away--Jade
9 Cat's in the Cradle--Ugly Kid Joe
10 I'm So Into You--SWV

Singles entering the chart were That's the Way Love Goes by Janet Jackson (#28); Somebody to Love by George Michael and Queen (#38); Show Me Love by Robin S (#64); Tap the Bottle by Young Black Teenagers (#68); Weak by SWV (#69); Touch My Light by Big Mountain (#72); That's the Way Love Is by Bobby Brown (#78); Let's Go Through the Motions by Jodeci (#81); and In These Arms by Bon Jovi (#84).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 I Have Nothing--Whitney Houston
2 If I Ever Lose My Faith in You--Sting
3 Two Princes--Spin Doctors
4 Love Is--Vanessa Williams and Brian McKnight
5 The Crying Game--Boy George
6 Simple Life--Elton John
7 Lost in Your Eyes--The Jeff Healey Band
8 Angel--Jon Secada
9 Informer--Snow
10 That's What Love Can Do--Boy Krazy

Singles entering the chart were That's the Way Love Goes by Janet Jackson (#41); The Right Decision by Jesus Jones (#89); I'll Never Get Over You (Getting Over Me) by Expose (#90); Hero by David Crosby and Phil Collins (#91); I'm Not in Love by the Pretenders (#95); At the 100th Meridian by the Tragically Hip (#96); Have I Told You Lately by Rod Stewart (#97); and Ships by Big Country (#98). I'm Not in Love was from the movie Indecent Proposal (1993).

Died on this date
Ranasinghe Premadasa, 68
. President of Sri Lanka, 1989-1993. Mr. Premadasa was assassinated in Colombo by a suicide bomber associated with the terrorist organization Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). His death occurred just eight days after the assassination in Colombo of his leading political opponent, Lalith Athulathmudali. A presidential commission concluded that Mr. Premadasa had been directly responsible for the deaths of Mr. Athulathmudali and a Tamil youth named Ragunathan, whose body had been found the next day near the crime scene.

Pierre Bérégovoy, 67. Prime Minister of France, 1992-1993. Mr. Bérégovoy, a Socialist, served as Prime Minister under President Francois Mitterand from April 2, 1992-March 29-1993, and resigned the day after the second round of legislative elections, which saw the Socialists drop from 260 seats in the National Assembly to 53. Mr. Bérégovoy died after apparently shooting himself in the head.

Horse Racing
Sea Hero, with Jerry Bailey aboard, won the 119th running of the Kentucky Derby before 136,817 fans at Churchill Downs in Louisville in a time of 2:02.42. Prairie Bayou placed second and Wild Gale third.

Stanley Cup
Clarence S. Campbell Conference
Division Semi-Finals
Toronto 4 @ Detroit 3 (OT) (Toronto won best-of-seven series 4-3)

Nikolai Borschevsky scored at 2:35 of the 1st overtime period to give the Maple Leafs their win over the Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena. Detroit led 3-2 until Doug Gilmour tied the score with 2:43 remaining in regulation time.

Eastern Conference
First Round
Charlotte 99 @ Boston 98 (Best-of-five series tied 1-1)
New Jersey 101 @ Cleveland 99 (Best-of-five series tied 1-1)

Western Conference
First Round
Los Angeles Clippers 95 @ Houston 83 (Best-of-five series tied 1-1)
San Antonio 96 @ Portland 105 (Best-of-five series tied 1-1)

20 years ago

On television tonight
The documentary The Unreal World of Professional Wrestling was broadcast on A&E.

Died on this date
Otto Bettmann, 94
. German-born U.S. archivist. In 1936, a year after immigrating to the United States from Nazi Germany, Mr. Bettmann founded the Bettmann Archive, a collection of photographs and images. The archive, which now numbers 11 million items, was moved in 2002 from Manhattan to the Iron Mountain National Underground Storage Facility in western Pennsylvania.

Eldridge Cleaver, 62. U.S. activist and writer. Mr. Cleaver was a leader in the Black Power movement and the Black Panther party in the 1960s. His book Soul on Ice (1968) was one of the key books of the movement. In 1968 Mr. Cleaver ran for President of the United States on the ticket of the Peace and Freedom Party. An attempted murder charge resulting from a clash with police prompted Mr. Cleaver to flee to Algeria; he also later lived in Cuba and France. It was while he was living in Cuba that Mr. Cleaver began to become disenchanted with Communism, as he saw the effects that Communism actually had on society. In particular, he noticed that there was no love in Communism. Mr. Cleaver returned to the United States in 1975, renounced the Black Panthers, and negotiated his criminal charges into a sentence for assault. A second book, Soul on Fire, appeared in 1978. He also marketed a line of men’s clothing which included pants with a codpiece, which he called a Cleaver Sleeve; this attracted some notoriety (Maclean’s magazine ran a photo of the infamous pants), but not many sales. In the late 1970s Mr. Cleaver professed to have become a born-again Christian, but in the early 1980s he experimented with other religious movements; first, the Unification Church (better known as the Moonies), and then the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (better known as the Mormons). Why a black man would be attracted to Mormonism is a mystery (the Mormon explanation of the origin of the black race is that the spirits who remained neutral in the heavenly dispute between Jesus and Satan were cursed by being born on earth as black people), but Mr. Cleaver was eventually baptized into the Mormon church, where he remained for the rest of his life. Mr. Cleaver had religion, but unfortunately, he didn’t have Christ in his life; sometime in the 1980s he developed an addiction to crack cocaine--an addiction he didn’t kick until 1994. This blogger met Mr. Cleaver at the University of Alberta on May 5, 1983, where Mr. Cleaver was speaking on behalf of the Freemen Institute (more on that coming up in the May 5 post), and found him to be a pleasant individual. I met him in a men’s room--he wasn’t wearing the pants with the Cleaver Sleeve (and I didn’t bring that subject up). He was interviewed by Dick MacLean on his CFRN radio talk show, as well as Bruce Hogle and others on the CFRN television news program Face the Newsmen.

World events
Former Rwandan Premier Jean Kambenda pled guilty to genocide charges before a United Nations tribunal, and faced life in prison.

Stanley Cup
Eastern Conference
Montreal 5 @ Pittsburgh 2 (Montreal led best-of-seven series 3-2)
Buffalo 3 @ Philadelphia 2 (OT) (Buffalo won best-of-seven series 4-1)
Boston 4 @ Washington 0 (Washington led best-of-seven series 3-2)

Michal Grosek scored for the Sabres on a powerplay at 5:40 of the 1st overtime period as they eliminated the Flyers at CoreStates Center.

Western Conference
First Round
Utah 93 @ Houston 71 (Best-of-five series tied 2-2)

10 years ago

Died on this date
Anthony Mamo, 99
. 1st President of Malta, 1974-1976; Governor General of Malta, 1971-1974. Sir Anthony was Malta's Chief Justice from 1957-1971, when he was appointed the country's last Governor General before it became a republic.

The legal age of sexual consent in Canada raised to 16 from 14, the first time it had been raised since 1892.

Stanley Cup
Eastern Conference
Pittsburgh 0 @ New York Rangers 3 (Pittsburgh led best-of-seven series 3-1)

Western Conference
Detroit 8 @ Colorado 2 (Detroit won best-of-seven series 4-0)

Eastern Conference
First Round
Detroit 100 @ Philadelphia 77 (Detroit won best-of-seven series 4-2)

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