Wednesday, 18 November 2020

November 19, 2020

420 years ago

Born on this date
Charles I
. King of England and Ireland; King of Scotland, 1625-1649. Charles I succeeded his father James I on the thrones, but spent much of his reign quarreling with Parliament over his royal prerogative. King Charles believed in the divine right of kings, levied taxes without parliamentary consent, and fought against the parliamentary armies of England and Scotland in a civil war from 1642-1645. He was captured, escaped in 1647, and was quickly recaptured. King Charles I was convicted of treason and publicly beheaded in London on January 30, 1649 at the age of 48. While his son Charles II inherited the throne, the monarchy was overthrown in favour of a republic, and Charles II wasn't restored to the throne until 1660.

400 years ago

The Mayflower, which brought the Pilgrims from England to the New World, sighted Cape Cod.

170 years ago

Died on this date
Richard M. Johnson, 70
. 9th Vice President of the United States, 1837-1841. A longtime politician from Kentucky who had fought in the War of 1812, Mr. Johnson ran as the running mate of Democratic Party U.S. presidential candidate Martin Van Buren in 1836. While Mr. Van Buren received 170 electoral votes, enough for a majority, Virginia's electors refused to vote for Mr. Johnson, and he received only 147 electoral votes, one short of a majority. He became the only Vice President ever chosen by the United States Senate according to the provisions of the 12th amendment to the Constitution, which states that the vice-president should be chosen by the Senate from the two candidates with the greatest number of electoral votes. The vote went a long party lines, with Mr. Johnson defeating Whig candidate Francis Granger 36-16, with three Senators absent. Mr. Johnson proved an electoral liability for the Democrats in 1840, and the party declined to renominate him for the vice-presidency. Mr. Van Buren ran without a running mate and lost the election, receiving 60 electoral votes; Mr. Johnson received 48 electoral votes for Vice President. Mr. Johnson returned to state politics in Kentucky, and died two weeks into a term in the Kentucky House of Representatives.

120 years ago

Born on this date
Bunny Ahearne
. U.K. hockey executive. John Francis Ahearne was President of the International Ice Hockey Federation from 1957-1960; 1963-1966; and 1969-1975, and was Vice President when he wasn't President. He was best known for stiffing Canada at every opportunity, particularly when it came to allowing professionals to play in the world championships. For some reason, Mr. Ahearne was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1977. He died on April 11, 1985 at the age of 84.

110 years ago

Born on this date
Adrian Conan Doyle
. U.K. author. Mr. Doyle, the youngest son of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, was the co-author (with John Dickson Carr) of The Exploits of Sherlock Holmes (1954) and the author of Tales of Love and Hate (1960). He also wrote two books of memoirs of his deep-sea fishing adventures, and a privately-published biography of his father. Mr. Doyle died on June 3, 1970 at the age of 59. From what little I’ve read about Mr. Doyle, he seems to have been a man whom Will Rogers never met.

Grey Cup Semi-Final
University of Toronto 22 Toronto Amateur Athletic Club 3

The game was played at Rosedale Field in Toronto.

100 years ago

Born on this date
Gene Tierney
. U.S. actress. Miss Tierney was one of the most popular leading ladies in Hollywood in the 1940s in movies such as Laura (1944); Leave Her to Heaven (1945); The Razor's Edge (1946); and The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947). She struggled with depression in the 1950s, was institutionalized for a time, and mostly retired from acting. Miss Tierney took up smoking in an effort to acquire a deeper voice, and habit led to her death from emphysema on November 6, 1991, 13 days before her 71st birthday.

80 years ago

King Leopold III of Belgium, held under house arrest at the Royal Palace of Laeken in Brussels since surrendering his forces to the invading Nazis six months earlier, met with German Fuehrer Adolf Hitler. Mr. Hitler refused to accede to the king's wishes, and refused to speak or issue a statement about the independence of Belgium.

Politics and government
The Swiss government ordered the dissolution of the Swiss National Movement and two other pro-Nazi groups.

The joint Canadian-American Defense Board opposed U.S. acquisition of bases in Canada, but urged Canada to build facilities at once that could be used by U.S. forces in the event of an attack on Canada.

University of California zoology professor Dr. Richard Goldschmidt announced a new theory of evolution, contending that organic changes occur by rapid "leaps," or mutations, rather than by a gradual process, as Charles Darwin had maintained. Dr. Goldschmidt's idea became known as the "hopeful monster" theory.

Economics and finance
A Gallup Poll reported that 54% of American voters favoured amending the Johnson Act to make loans available to the United Kingdom.

Outgoing Congress of Industrial Organizations President John L. Lewis told the CIO's convention in Atlanta that labour unity in the United States was impossible until the CIO had strength comparable with the American Federation of Labor. Meanwhile, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt appealed for labour unity in a message to the AFL convention in New Orleans.

75 years ago

Hit parade
U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 It's Been a Long Long Time--Harry James and his Orchestra
--Bing Crosby with Les Paul and his Trio
--Charlie Spivak and his Orchestra
--Stan Kenton and his Orchestra
2 I'll Buy that Dream--Helen Forrest and Dick Haymes
--Harry James and his Orchestra
--Hal McIntyre and his Orchestra
3 Till the End of Time--Perry Como
--Dick Haymes
--Les Brown and his Orchestra
4 Chickery Chick--Sammy Kaye and his "Swing and Sway" Orchestra with Nancy Norman, Billy Williams and the Kaye Choir
5 That's for Me--Dick Haymes
--Jo Stafford
6 It's Only a Paper Moon--Benny Goodman and his Orchestra
--Ella Fitzgerald and the Delta Rhythm Boys
7 If I Loved You--Perry Como
--Bing Crosby
--Frank Sinatra
8 On the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe--Johnny Mercer and the Pied Pipers
--Bing Crosby
--Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra
--Judy Garland and the Merry Macs
9 Along the Navajo Trail--Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters
--Dinah Shore
10 Chopin's Polonaise--Carmen Cavallaro and his Orchestra

The only single entering the chart was Isn't it Kinda Fun by Dick Haymes (#43).

On the radio
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, on MBS
Tonight's episode: The Double Zero

Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers (SCAP) in Japan General Douglas MacArthur ordered the arrest of 11 Japanese World War II leaders, including former Foreign Minister Yosuke Matsuoka; former Ambaassador to Italy General Shigeru Honjo; and the "brains" of the military regime, General Sadao Araki.

Politics and government
The French Constituent Assembly upheld provisional President Charles de Gaulle's mandate to form a new government, and voted that the cabinet should be composed of the three leading parties--Socialists, Communists, and Popular Republicans.

Kentucky Governor Simeon Willis appointed William Stanfill (Republican) to occupy the United States Senate seat formerly held by Happy Chandler, who had resigned to become Commissioner of Baseball.

John L. Green, Republican Party treasurer of Arlington County, Virginia appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court to declare vacant the U.S. Senate seat of ailing Carter Glass.

The Zionist Organization of America approved a $51.7-million budget for 1946 to be used for immigration, land acquisition and settlement programs supported through the United Palestine Appeal.

U.S. President Harry Truman asked Congress for a wide-ranging national health program, including compulsory health insurance, hospital aid, maternal and child care, and greater medical research.

Economics and finance
U.K. Lord President of the Council Herbert Morrison told the British Parliament that the British gas and electricity industries, transport services (except shipping), and coal mines would be nationalized during the life of the present Parliament.

70 years ago

Died on this date
John H. Fahey, 77
. U.S. businessman. Mr. Fahey was a newspaper owner and co-founder of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Aage Redal, 59. Danish actor. Mr. Redal was a stage and screen actor who appeared in 17 movies from 1925-1949.

U.S. Army General Dwight D. Eisenhower became Supreme Commander of NATO-Europe.

U.S. Navy and Air Force planes destroyed a Chinese bridge across the Yalu River near Sinuiju.

Politics and government
West German socialists won state parliamentary elections in Hesse and Wuertemberg-Baden on a platform stressing opposition to West German participation in a Western European defense force.

The American Red Cross announced that blood in blood banks would no longer be tagged with the race of the donor.

A 10-day strike of 33,000 telephone workers in the United States ended when the Congress of Industrial Organizations Communications Workers union signed contracts with Western Electric and Michigan Bell providing for wage raises (9c-14c hourly or $3-$7 weekly) and other benefits.

Los Angeles (8-2) 43 @ New York Yanks (6-3) 35
New York Giants (7-2) 55 @ Baltimore (1-8) 20
Chicago Cardinals (4-5) 14 @ Philadelphia (6-3) 10
Washington (1-8) 14 @ Cleveland (8-2) 20
Green Bay (2-7) 21 @ Detroit (4-5) 24
San Francisco (2-8) 0 @ Chicago Bears (7-2) 17

60 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): It’s Now or Never--Elvis Presley (7th week at #1)

#1 single in Italy: Il cielo in una stanza--Mina (6th week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Ein Schiff wird kommen--Lale Andersen (5th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Record Mirror): It’s Now or Never--Elvis Presley (3rd week at #1)

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Save the Last Dance for Me--The Drifters (6th week at #1)
2 You Talk Too Much--Joe Jones
3 Poetry in Motion--Johnny Tillotson
4 Georgia on My Mind--Ray Charles
5 Stay--Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs
6 I Want to Be Wanted--Brenda Lee
7 Let's Think About Living--Bob Luman
8 Last Date--Floyd Cramer
9 New Orleans--U.S. Bonds
10 Alone at Last--Jackie Wilson

Singles entering the chart were Are You Lonesome To-night? (#47) by Elvis Presley; Exodus by Ferrante and Teicher (#84); Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread) by Brook Benton (#85); Ol' Mac Donald by Frank Sinatra (#89); (You Better) Know What You're Doin' by Lloyd Price (#90); Rat Race by Richard Maltby (#98); and Things I Didn't Say by the Jordan Brothers (#100).

Vancouver's Top 10 (CFUN)
1 A Thousand Stars--Kathy Young with the Innocents (3rd week at #1)
2 Are You Lonesome To-night?--Elvis Presley
3 You're Sixteen--Johnny Burnette
4 China Doll--Bobby Swanson
5 And the Heavens Cried--Ronnie Savoy
6 Billy, Billy Went a Walking--The Beau Marks
7 The Hucklebuck--Chubby Checker
8 Stay--Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs
9 Like Strangers--The Everly Brothers
10 Shopping Around (LP)--Elvis Presley

Singles entering the chart were Exodus by Ferrante and Teicher (#30); Lovey Dovey by Buddy Knox (#36); The Magnificent Seven by Al Caiola and his Orchestra (#39); Dear John/Alabam by Pat Boone (#42); You Don't Want My Love by Roger Miller (#44); Piltdown Rides Again by the Piltdown Men (#45); Sweet Dreams by Don Gibson (#47); Happy Days by Marv Johnson (#48); Send Me the Pillow You Dream On by the Browns (#49); and Wonderland by Night by Bert Kaempfert and his Orchestra (#50). The Magnificent Seven was a version of the title theme of the movie.

Vancouver's Top 10 (CKWX)
1 Are You Lonesome To-night?--Elvis Presley
2 North to Alaska--Johnny Horton
3 A Thousand Stars--Kathy Young with the Innocents
4 You're Sixteen--Johnny Burnette
5 Poetry in Motion--Johnny Tillotson
6 And the Heavens Cried--Ronnie Savoy
7 China Doll--Bobby Swanson
8 Perfidia--The Ventures
9 Dear John/Alabam--Pat Boone
10 Sailor (Your Home is the Sea)--Lolita

Singles entering the chart were Lovey Dovey by Buddy Knox (#25); The Hucklebuck by Chubby Checker (#32); Angel on My Shoulder by Shelby Flint (#34); Exodus by Ferrante and Teicher (#38); and Gee Whiz by the Innocents (#40).

On television tonight
The Roaring 20's, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Brother's Keeper

Died on this date
Phyllis Haver, 61
. U.S. actress. Miss Haver appeared in over 100 movies from 1916-1930, all but the last two silent. She began as one of Mack Sennett's Bathing Beauties, and eventually graduated to leadling lady status. Miss Haver's movies included What Price Glory (1926); The Way of All Flesh (1927); and Thunder (1929). She died of an overdose of barbiturates.

Edmonton 4 @ Winnipeg 2 (Edmonton won best-of-three series 2-1)

Tommy-Joe Coffey’s 15-yard field goal with 10 seconds remaining in regulation time gave the Eskimos their first western title in 4 years. Both teams were beaten up going into the game, with the Blue Bombers suffering most. Quarterback Kenny Ploen had broken his passing hand in the first game, but head coach Bud Grant thought he still gave Winnipeg a better chance to win than rookie Vernon Cole. Blue Bomber running backs Gerry James and Charlie Shepard were also playing with injuries. Mr. Shepard punted for 2 singles to give the Blue Bombers a 2-0 lead, which held up until the last few minutes of the game. Edmonton quarterback Jackie Parker completed a pass to put the Eskimos in field goal range, but Mr. Coffey was wide, and the kick went for a single point. The Blue Bombers took possession of the ball at their own 25-yard line with just over a minute remaining, leading 2-1. Mr. Ploen then rushed for a first down, but fumbled, and the Eskimos recovered. Mr. Parker then moved the Eskimos downfield and into position for Mr. Coffey’s winning kick, interrupting the Blue Bombers’ domination of Canadian football after 2 years as Grey Cup champions, and sending 18,600 disappointed fans home from Winnipeg Stadium.

Canadian university
Churchill Cup
Alberta 7 @ McGill 46

Tom Skypeck completed 18 of 24 passes for 330 yards to lead the Redmen to victory over the Golden Bears at Molson Stadium in Montreal in what was unofficially a national championship game (the Churchill Cup had been an official national championship game in 1959). The Golden Bears had resumed their football program in 1959 after a decade’s absence, and this was the first time that they had ever played in a game of this magnitude.

50 years ago

Died on this date
Lewis Sargent, 67
. U.S. actor. Mr. Sargent appeared in more than 80 movies from 1917-1949, most of them silent. He played George in the 12-part serial The New Adventures of Tarzan (1935). After his acting career ended, Mr. Sargent was a California State Probabtion Officer for 20 years.

The foreign ministers of Poland and West Germany signed a treaty recognizing the Oder-Neisse line as Poland's western border.

Politics and government
Lt. Gen. Hafez al-Assad, who had led a bloodless coup of army officers that had taken control of Syria on November 13, was named Prime Minister.

Quebec Education Minister Guy Saint-Pierre announced the appointment of an investigation commissioner to study the political behaviour of teachers.

At least 125 people were killed when a typhoon struck Manila.

40 years ago

Politics and government
Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin won a vote of confidence by just three votes. Two of Mr. Begin’s former cabinet ministers, Moshe Dayan and Ezer Weizman, joined the opposition in the vote. As a result, Mr. Weizman was ousted from Mr. Begin’s Herut Party, leaving the government without a majority in the Knesset. Public opinion polls were showing the Labor Party leading Mr. Begin’s Likud coalition because of rapidly rising inflation and declining real wages.

World events
A planeload of 120 Cuban refugees arrived in Miami. They were among a group of 600 Cubans stranded at the Port of Madrid by Cuban dictator Fidel Castro in September when he had ordered a halt to the boatlift that had brought more than 125,000 Cubans to the United States. The refugees were immediately taken to a race track for immigration processing.

Pope John Paul II concluded his visit to West Germany by celebrating a mass for youth in Munich. Members of the Federation of German Catholic Youths criticized his stand on priestly celibacy and the participation of women in church services.

A Korean Airlines 747 flying from Los Angeles crashed in flames at the Seoul airport, killing 8 of the 226 people aboard.

30 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): Ihminen ei voi elää vetämättä--MC Nikke T (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Germany (Media Control): Sadeness Part I--Enigma (2nd week at #1)

Died on this date
Sun Li-jen, 89
. Chinese military officer. General Sun, a graduate of Virginia Military Institute, was known as the "Rommel of the East" for his leadership of Nationalist Chinese forces in the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945). He didn't have the full confidence of Nationalist leader Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek and was relieved of command in the Chinese Civil War in 1946. Gen. Sun was named Commander in Chief in 1950, but was limited to ceremonial roles. He was charged with conspiracy in 1955 and was under virtual house arrest until his release in 1988. Gen. Sun died 19 days before his 90th birthday.

The Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe opened in Paris with the United States, Canada, and all the nations of Europe represented (except Albania, which sent observers). U.S. President George Bush and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, as well as other leaders of NATO and the Warsaw Pact, signed the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe, which limited each military force in the region to 20,000 main battle tanks; 30,000 other armoured combat vehicles; 20,000 pieces of artillery; and 6,800 combat aircraft.

The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences stripped pop music duo Milli Vanilli of their Grammy Award as Best New Artist several days after it was revealed that they had not sung at all on their album Girl You Know It's True. Session singers had provided all the vocals.

U.S. Senator Dennis DeConcini (Democrat--Arizona) told the Senate Ethics Commitee that he had done nothing wrong in his relationship with Charles Keating, former chairman of the Lincoln Savings and Loan Association in California, the collapse of which in 1989 had cost the government $2 billion.

25 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Gangsta's Paradise--Coolio featuring L.V. (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Austria (Ö3): Knockin'--Double Vision (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: Gangsta's Paradise--Coolio featuring L.V. (3rd week at #1)

On television tonight
The Beatles Anthology: Part I, on ABC

This episode concluded with the initial broadcast of the song Free as a Bird.

At the movies
Toy Story, the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery, received its premiere screening at El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California.

17 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack on the Egyptian embassy in Pakistan.

Economics and finance
Heads of government of APEC nations concluded a two-day summit in Japan by agreeing to remove all trade barriers by 2020.

The Chinese government instigated trade reforms aimed at gaining entry into the World Trade Organization.

Canadian National Railways shares began to trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Grey Cup @ Taylor Field, Regina
Baltimore 37 Calgary 20

The Stallions came back from a 13-7 2nd-quarter deficit to defeat the Stampeders before 52,564 fans in the first Grey Cup game ever played in Regina, becoming the only American team to win Canada's national football championship. Baltimore opened the scoring just 3:19 into the game on an 82-yard punt return by Chris Wright, converted by Carlos Huerta. Calgary struck back before the end of the 1st quarter on 2 field goals by Mark McLoughlin, and took the lead 39 seconds into the 2nd quarter on a 3-yard touchdown pass from Doug Flutie to Marvin Pope, a defensive end who had entered the game on offense. Mr. McLoughlin converted to give the Stampeders a 6-point lead. The Stallions scored 16 straight points to finish the half on a 5-yard fumble return by Alvin Walton and a convert and 3 field goals by Mr. Huerta. Mr. Huerta's third FG with 1:30 remaining in the 1st half, was from 53 yards, a yard longer than the previous Grey Cup record set by Dave Cutler of the Edmonton Eskimos in 1975. Josh Miller punted 80 yards for a single 1:06 into the 3rd quarter to make the score 24-13, but Mr. Flutie rushed 1 yard for a TD, converted by Mr. McLoughlin, to reduce the deficit to 24-20 with 7:02 remaining in the 3rd quarter. Baltimore quarterback Tracy Ham rushed 13 yards for the game's final touchdown, converted by Mr. Huerta, to give the Stallions a 31-20 lead with 2:13 remaining in the 3rd quarter. Mr. Huerta kicked 2 more field goals in the 4th quarter to finish the scoring. Mr. Ham, who completed 17 of 29 passes for 213 yards and rushed 7 times for 24 yards, was named the game's Most Valuable Player. Calgary slotback Dave Sapunjis, who caught 8 passes for 113 yards, was named the outstanding Canadian player for the second time in his career (he also won in 1992). For Mr. Flutie, who completed 23 of 49 passes for 287 yards and rushed 10 times for 45 yards, it was his last game after 4 seasons with the Stampeders. Baltimore running back Mike Pringle led all rushers with 137 yards on 21 carries, and caught 2 passes for 16 yards. The game was played in a strong wind, and a big difference in the game was punting: Mr. Miller punted 6 times for an average of 49.5 yards per punt, while Calgary's Tony Martino averaged just 33.7 yards on 7 punts. It was the last game ever played by an American team in the Canadian Football League; the Stallions moved to Montreal after the season to become the Alouettes, while the San Antonio Texans, Birmingham Barracudas, Memphis Mad Dogs, and Shreveport Pirates were folded. Baltimore head coach Don Matthews assumed the same position with the Toronto Argonauts the following season, with Mr. Flutie as his quarterback.

20 years ago

U.S. President Bill Clinton concluded his visit to Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), where he was enthusiastically greeted by crowds of Vietnamese people.

Eastern Final
Winnipeg 24 @ Montreal 35

Western Final
British Columbia 37 @ Calgary 23

The Alouettes came back from an early 13-0 deficit to advance to the Grey Cup for the first time since 1995, the franchise’s last season as the Baltimore Stallions. Winnipeg quarterback Khari Jones threw 6 yards to Milt Stegall for a touchdown just 3 minutes into the game. Troy Westwood converted and added a 22-yard field goal later in the 1st quarter and a 43-yard field goal early in the 2nd quarter. Montreal quarterback Anthony Calvillo, who completed just 8 of 21 passes for 165 yards, connected with Jock Climie for a 35-yard touchdown to get the Alouettes on the scoreboard. Terry Baker converted, punted for a single, and converted Mike Pringle’s 1-yard touchdown run with 2:42 remaining in the 2nd quarter to put Montreal ahead 15-13. Mr. Westwood responded with a 16-yard field goal with 51 seconds remaining to give the Blue Bombers a 16-15 halftime lead. Montreal linebacker Stefen Reid made 2 interceptions in the 3rd quarter that enabled the Alouettes to take control of the game. Mr. Baker kicked 2 field goals and then converted a 5-yard touchdown rush by Thomas Haskins, making the score 28-16. Mr. Westwood scored a single on a missed field goal with 46 seconds remaining in the quarter to make the score 28-17. The 4th quarter was scoreless until Bruno Heppell rushed 1 yard for a touchdown with 3:38 remaining, converted by Mr. Baker, to give Montreal a 35-17 lead. Just 1:32 later, Mr. Jones completed a 39-yard touchdown pass to Cory Philpot, converted by Mr. Westwood. Mr. Jones completed 22 of 45 passes for 297 yards, but also threw 4 interceptions, while rushing 7 times for 54 yards. Mr. Philpot led all receivers with 77 yards on 5 receptions, and led the Winnipeg ground attack with 67 yards on 12 carries. Mr. Pringle led the Alouettes with 89 yards on 16 carries, and Jock Climie led the Montreal receives with 64 yards on 4 receptions. Kevin Alexander of the Alouettes caught just 1 pass, but gained 55 yards. The usual sellout crowd of 19,461 was in attendance at the last post-season game to be played at Molson Stadium.

The Lions made 6 interceptions and recovered 2 Calgary fumbles as they ruined the afternoon for 30,829 fans at McMahon Stadium and ruined the plans of the Calgary fans to see their team play the Grey Cup at home. B.C. hit the scoreboard just 1:46 into the game on a 71-yard punt single by Lui Passaglia, and made it 4-0 on a 37-yard field goal by Mr. Passaglia later in the quarter. Calgary kicker Mark McLoughlin missed a field goal that went for a single to make the score 4-1 after the 1st quarter. The Lions then took control of the game in the 2nd quarter when Damon Allen completed a 26-yard touchdown pass to Jimmy Cunningham and Eric Carter intercepted a pass by Calgary quarterback Dave Dickenson and returned it 52 yards for a touchdown. Mr. Passaglia converted both and kicked a 42-yard field goal to increase the lead to 21-1. The Stampeders rallied for 10 quick points when Mr. McLoughlin kicked a 23-yard field goal at 11:07 and Mr. Dickenson connected with Travis Moore for a 24-yard touchdown at 12:50. Mr. McLoughlin’s convert reduced the B.C. lead to 21-11, but Mr. Dickenson was injured on the touchdown play, and was replaced for the rest of the game by the inexperienced Mike Cawley. Mr. Passaglia kicked a 15-yard field goal with 12 seconds remaining to give the Lions a 24-11 halftime lead. Mr. Allen completed a 7-yard touchdown pass to Sean Millington in the 3rd quarter; Mr. Passaglia converted and added a 23-yard field goal to give the Lions a 34-11 lead after 3 quarters. Mr. Cawley rushed 2 yards for a touchdown early in the 4th quarter; Mr. McLoughlin converted and added a 41-yard field goal to cut B.C.’s lead to 34-21. The Lions maintained their lead, and Mr. Passaglia kicked a 42-yard field goal. B.C. receiver Don Blair conceded a safety touch with 1:49 remaining to give the Stampeders their final 2 points. Mr. Allen completed 24 of 39 passes for 312 yards, and led the Lions in rushing with 44 yards on 7 carries. Mr. Oliver led the B.C. receivers with 122 yards on 6 receptions. Mr. Dickenson completed just 4 of 11 passes for 53 yards and 2 interceptions, while Mr. Cawley, playing his last game, completed 7 of 21 for 149 yards and 4 interceptions. Kelvin Anderson led the Calgary ground game with 16 carries for 65 yards, while Vince Danielsen led the Stampeder receivers with 68 yards on 2 receptions and teammate Allen Pitts concluded his 11-year Hall of Fame career with 3 catches for 52 yards.

10 years ago

Died on this date
Pat Burns, 58
. Canadian hockey coach. Mr. Burns, a native of Montreal, was a policeman in Gatineau, Quebec for 16 years before embarking on a coaching career. He coached the Hull Olympiques of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and the Sherbrooke Canadiens of the American Hockey League (1987-88), and then moved up to the National Hockey League with the Montreal Canadiens (1988-92); Toronto Maple Leafs (1992-96); Boston Bruins (1997-2001); and New Jersey Devils (2002-04), compiling an NHL regular season record of 501-353-151-14, leading the Canadiens to the Stanley Cup finals in 1989 and the Devils to the Stanley Cup championship in 2003. He won the Jack Adams Award as Coach of the Year in his first season with each of his first three NHL teams. Mr. Burns retired from coaching after developing cancer, which eventually proved fatal. He died in Sherbrooke, Quebec, and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2014.

The first of four explosions took place at the Pike River Mine in New Zealand; 29 people were killed in the nation's worst mining disaster since 1914.

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