390 years ago
Under the Treaty of Suza, England and France agreed on mutual restoration of all territory and shipping taken subsequent to that date; Sir William Alexander lost his Nova Scotia possessions to the French.
240 years ago
Died on this date
Eleazar Wheelock, 68. American clergyman and educator. Mr. Wheelock was pastor of the Second Congregational Church of Lebanon, Connecticut from 1735-1769; he participated in the Great Awakening, and evangelized and taught Native Americans. Mr. Wheelock established Dartmouth College in 1769, and served as its first president. He died two days after his 68th birthday.
130 years ago
Born on this date
Stafford Cripps. U.K. politician. Sir Stafford, a member of the Labour Party, was Ambassador to the Soviet Union and Minister of Aircraft Production in the government of Prime Minister Winston Churchill during World War II, and Minister for Economic Affairs (1947) and Chancellor of the Exchequer (1947-1950) in the government of Prime Minister Clement Attlee. He died on April 21, 1952, three days before his 63rd birthday.
110 years ago
The Ottoman Empire's Army of Action (Hareket Ordusu) put down the countercoup of 1909 in order to restore the Constitution.
English FA Cup
Final @ Crystal Palace, London
Manchester United 1 Bristol City 0
100 years ago
Born on this date
Glafcos Clerides. 4th President of Cyprus, 1974, 1993-2003. Mr. Clerides, a member of Patriotic Front (1959-1969) and Enaion (1969-1976), was Minister of Justice during the period of transition from British colonial rule to Cypriot independence in 1959-1960. He was elected to the House of Representatives in 1960, and was named its first President, holding the position until 1976. Mr. Clerides was President of Cyprus from July-December 1974, after democratically-elected President Archbishop Makarios was overthrown. Mr. Clerides returned the presidency to Archbishop Makarios upon his return in December 1974. Mr. Clerides founded Demokratikos Synagermos (Democratic Rally) in 1976, serving as its first president. He was elected President in 1993 and served through a period of prosperity, winning re-election in 1998, but losing to Tassos Papadopoulos in a bid for a third term in 2003. Mr. Clerides died on November 15, 2013 at the age of 94.
90 years ago
Fire destroyed two blocks of buildings in Carbonear, Newfoundland.
80 years ago
Died on this date
Louis Trousselier, 57. French cyclist. Mr. Trousselier won the 1905 Tour de France, and won Paris-Roubaix (1905) and Bordeaux-Paris (1908).
75 years ago
On the radio
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, on MBS
Tonight's episode: The Dentist Who Used Wolves' Bane
U.S. troops advanced more than a mile on the east flank of the Anzio beachhead in Italy, reaching a point two miles from the vital Appian Way southeast of Cisterna. Japanese forces began a new spring offensive in the Chinese province of Anwhei. U.S. Selective Service Director Lewis Hershey said that large numbers of the 3.6 million rejected registrants aged 18-36 years would be re-examined.
The United Kingdom announced a ban on overseas travel effective April 28 except on business of national importance.
The crash of a four-engine Liberator in Montreal's Griffintown neighborhood caused about 15 deaths and heavy material damage. In all, four houses were destroyed under the impact and six others were burned. The causes of the incident were never accurately identified.
70 years ago
Chinese Communist forces occupied the Nationalist capital of Nanking without opposition and advanced toward Shanghai. The Shansi Province capital of Taiyuan, the only northern Chinese city remaining to the Nationalists, surrendered to the Communists.
Politics and government
The U.S. Republican Party formed a 21-man committee in Washington to plan strategy for the 1950 election campaign.
60 years ago
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): It Doesn't Matter Anymore--Buddy Holly
Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Foreign Secretary Subimal Dutt met with the exiled Dalai Lama in Mussoorie, India.
A Western working group on German unification ended a series of meetings in London without substantial progress toward ending disagreement on terms for negotiating a German settlement with the U.S.S.R.
Asserting that letters discovered in a Santa Clara beach cottage implicated Dame Margot Fonteyn in a plot to overthrow his government, Panamanian President Ernesto de la Guardia declared that he may seek the ballerina's extradition from the United Kingdom.
Don Jordan (47-11) retained his world welterweight title with a 15-round unanimous decision over Virgil Akins (50-20-1) at Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis. Mr. Jordan had won the title from Mr. Akins with a 15-round unanimous decision on December 5, 1958.
50 years ago
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): M'Lady--John Rowles
American B-52's dropped almost 3,000 tons of bombs on the Cambodian border area northwest of Saigon, by far the heaviest bombing concentration of the Vietnam war. Some of the raids hit within 2,000 yards of the border.
Biafran forces recaptured the garrison city of Owerri from Nigerian government forces.
Politics and government
After a midnight debate, Lebanese Prime Minister Rashid Karami submitted his resignation in response to criticism of his restrictions on guerrillas using Lebanon as a base for raids on Israel. 12 rioters and policemen were killed in two days of rioting over Lebanon's restrictions on Arab commandos.
The ninth congress of the Chinese Communist party ended.
Montreal 2 @ Boston 1 (2 OT) (Montreal won best-of-seven series 4-2)
Jean Beliveau scored at 11:28 of the 2nd overtime period for the Canadiens as they eliminated the Bruins at Boston Garden. Rogie Vachon made 50 saves to win the goaltending duel over Gerry Cheevers, who made 45 saves.
40 years ago
On television tonight
The Paper Chase, on CBS
Tonight's episode: Scavenger Hunt
This was the last episode of the season, and the last to be broadcast on CBS. The series was revived in 1983 and broadcast on the cable network Showtime.
U.S. President Jimmy Carter appointed former special trade representative Robert Strauss as chief United States envoy to Middle East negotiations on Palestinian self-rule.
Politics and government
Medhi Bazargan, Prime Minister of Iran, criticized Islamic committees linked to the Ayatollah Khomeini, calling for an end to anarchy and the "rule of revenge."
Economics and finance
U.S. Senator Jesse Helms (Republican--North Carolina) introduced a bill to force President Jimmy Carter to lift economic sanctions against Rhodesia. The U.S. State Department called Helms' move premature.
New York Rangers 8 @ Philadelphia 3 (New York won best-of-seven series 4-1)
Avco World Trophy
New England 2 @ Cincinnati 1 (New England won best-of-three series 2-1)
The Whalers' win over the Stingers was the last World Hockey Association game ever played at Riverfront Coliseum.
30 years ago
#1 single in Australia (Australian Music Report): She Drives Me Crazy--Fine Young Cannibals (4th week at #1)
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Like a Prayer--Madonna (7th week at #1)
Canada's top 10 (RPM):
1 Like a Prayer--Madonna
2 She Drives Me Crazy--Fine Young Cannibals
3 The Look--Roxette
4 Eternal Flame--Bangles
5 The Living Years--Mike + the Mechanics
6 Girl You Know it's True--Milli Vanilli
7 Walk the Dinosaur--Was (Not Was)
9 Lost in Your Eyes--Debbie Gibson
10 Diamond Mine--Blue Rodeo
Singles entering the chart included Seeing is Believing by Mike + the Mechanics (#82); Nineteen Forever by Joe Jackson (#86); Every Little Step by Bobby Brown (#90); Thinking of You by Sa-Fire (#91); Miss You Like Crazy by Natalie Cole (#93); Cult of Personality by Living Colour (#94); and Round & Round by New Order (#96).
25 years ago
#1 single in New Zealand: The Sign--Ace of Base
#1 single in Austria (Ö3): Streets of Philadelphia--Bruce Springsteen (3rd week at #1)
#1 single in Switzerland: Without You--Mariah Carey (2nd week at #1)
#1 single in the U.K. (Chart Information Network): The Most Beautiful Girl in the World--The Artist Formerly Known as Prince (Love Symbol) (2nd week at #1)
New York Rangers 5 @ New York Islanders 2 (Rangers won best-of-seven series 4-0)
Toronto 3 @ Chicago 4 (OT) (Best-of-seven series tied 2-2)
Dallas 2 @ St. Louis 1 (Dallas won best-of-seven series 4-0)
20 years ago
Toronto 2 Philadelphia 1 (Toronto led best-of-seven series 2-1)
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