Tuesday, 31 August 2010

August 31, 2010

Married on this date
Happy Anniversary, Lee & Lois Morrow!

140 years ago
1870


Born on this date
Maria Montessori
. Italian physician and educator. Dr. Montessori specialized in working with mentally retarded children, which led her to adopt a philosophy of education that regards children as being naturally eager for knowledge and capable of initiating learning in a supportive, thoughtfully prepared learning environment. She died of a cerebral hemorrhage on May 6, 1852 at the age of 81.

130 years ago
1880


Born on this date
Wilhelmina
. Queen of the Netherlands, 1890-1948. Wilhelmina, the daughter of King Willem III and Queen Emma, acceded to the throne at the age of 10 upon the death of her father, serving under her mother's regency until she turned 18. Queen Wilhelmina married Duke Henry of Mecklenburg-Schwerin in 1901, and they remained together until his death in 1934. She maintained Dutch neutrality during World War I; after the German invasion and occupation of the Netherlands in 1940, Queen Wilhelmina fled to Britain, leading the government-in-exile and serving as a symbol of resistance against Nazi rule. She and the government returned home after the country was liberated, but declining health led her to abdicate in favour of her daughter Juliana. Known henceforth as Her Royal Highness Princess Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, she died on November 28, 1962 at the age of 82.

110 years ago
1900


Born on this date
Gino Lucetti
. Italian anarchist. Mr. Lucetti attempted to assassinate Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini on September 11, 1926, launching a bomb toward Mr. Mussolini's car as it was being driven from Mr. Mussolini's home to his office in Rome. The bomb ricocheted off the top edge of the car's right rear window and, a few seconds later, exploded to the ground, injuring eight bystanders and leaving the car unharmed. Mr. Lucetti was sentenced in 1927 to 30 years in prison; he was freed in 1943 by Allied forces who had recently invaded Naples, but was killed in a German bombing raid on September 17, 1943, 17 days after his 43rd birthday.

100 years ago
1910


Died on this date
Emīls Dārziņš, 34
. Latvian composer. Mr. Dārziņš was best known for writing vocal music; he wrote orchestral music, but only one such work survived. He destroyed his remaining orchestral works after receiving criticism from other Latvian composers. Mr. Dārziņš increasingly took to drink, and his only opera was unfinished at the time of his death, an apparent suicide by throwing himself under a moving train.

90 years ago
1920


Died on this date
Wilhelm Wundt, 88
. German physician, psychologist, and philosopher. Dr. Wundt was the first person to call himself a psychologist, and is regarded as the "father of experimental psychology." He distinguished psychology as a science from philosophy and biology, and founded the first formal laboratory for psychological research at the University of Leipzig in 1879. Dr. Wundt founded Philosophische Studien, the first academic journal for psychological research, published from 1881-1902. He believed that psychology was concerned with conscious processes, and he rejected making subconscious mental processes a topic of scientific psychology for epistemological and methodological reasons.

John Ricks, 52. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Ricks was a third baseman with the St. Louis Browns (1891, 1894), batting .158 with no home runs or runs batted in in 6 games. He died 26 days before his 53rd birthday.

War
Polish forces won a decisive victory over Russian forces in the Battle of Komarów.

Baseball
Heavy betting was reported on the baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies at Cubs Park, which shifted the odds in favour of the Phillies. Cubs’ owner Bill Veeck withdrew his scheduled starting pitcher, Claude Hendrix, in favour of veteran and former Phillies’ ace Grover Cleveland Alexander and offered Mr. Alexander $500 if he won. The Phillies won 3-0, with Lee Meadows (14-10) pitching a 5-hit shutout. Mr. Alexander (22-13) allowed 8 hits and 2 runs--1 earned--in 8 innings. Mr. Hendrix, who had made 23 starts for the Cubs during 1920, made none during the rest of the season, and was released after the season was over.

The Boston Braves scored 2 runs in the top of the 10th inning to break a 1-1 tie as they beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-1 at Redland Field. Hugh McQuillan (9-12) pitched an 8-hitter to outduel Hod Eller (9-9), who allowed 9 hits.

The Pittsburgh Pirates scored all their runs in the bottom of the 7th inning as they erased a 5-0 deficit and defeated the New York Giants 6-5 at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh.

Joe Dugan batted 5 for 7 with a double, 3 runs, and 2 runs batted in for the Philadelphia Athletics as they overcame a 5-0 1st-inning deficit and tied the Detroit Tigers 8-8 at Shibe Park in Philadelphia in a game that was called because of darkness after 15 innings. Detroit center fielder Ty Cobb was 4 for 7 with a double, 3 runs, an RBI, and a stolen base. Roy Moore relieved Philadelphia starting pitcher Slim Harriss in the 2nd inning and allowed 13 hits and 3 runs--all earned--in 14 innings.

80 years ago
1930


Baseball
The New York Giants scored all their runs in the 4th inning as they defeated the Boston Braves 4-3 in the first game of a doubleheader before 40,000 fans at the Polo Grounds in New York. Joe Heving (7-3) allowed 2 hits in 5 scoreless innings in relief of Hub Pruett to get the win. New York right fielder Mel Ott hit a double in his first at bat in the second game and followed with home runs in each of his next 3 at bats, driving in 6 runs, but it wasn’t enough as the Braves won 14-10, with every Boston starter getting at least 1 hit. Wally Berger hit 2 home runs for the Braves and George Sisler added another for Boston in the second game.

Rube Bressler batted 4 for 4 with a sacrifice, double, home run, 2 runs, and 4 runs batted in to help the Brooklyn Robins rout the Philadelphia Phillies 14-3 before 10,000 fans at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn. Dolf Luque (12-7) pitched a 7-hit complete game victory and batted 3 for 5 with a run and an RBI.

The Cleveland Indians scored 10 runs in the 7th inning of a 17-6 win over the St. Louis Browns before 2,000 fans at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis. Cleveland first baseman Ed Morgan batted 4 for 4 with a sacrifice, home run, 2 runs, and 4 runs batted in, while second baseman Johnny Hodapp was 4 for 5 with a home run, 2 doubles, 3 runs, and 5 RBIs.

75 years ago
1935


Law
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Neutrality Act, prohibiting the export of U.S. arms to belligerents.

Baseball
Vern Kennedy pitched the first no-hitter in the American League in 4 years and the first ever in Comiskey Park as the Chicago White Sox blanked the visiting Cleveland Indians 5-0. Mr. Kennedy was also the batting star, driving in 3 runs in the 6th inning with a bases-loaded triple. He struck out 5, including Joe Vosmik, the AL’s leading hitter, to end the game.

70 years ago
1940


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Till the Lights of London Shine Again--Joe Loss Orchestra (1st month at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I'll Never Smile Again--Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra (vocal refrain by Frank Sinatra and the Pied Pipers) (6th week at #1)

On the radio



At the movies
Night Train to Munich, directed by Carol Reed, and starring Margaret Lockwood, Rex Harrison, and Paul Hernreid (Henreid), opened in theatres in the United Kingdom.



Married on this date
Vince and Marie Lombardi
. The head coach of the Washington Redskins died of cancer at the age of 57 on September 3, 1970, just three days after his and Mrs. Lombardi’s 30th anniversary.

Died on this date
Ernest Lundeen, 62
. U.S. politician. Mr. Lundeen, a Republican, represented Minnesota in the United States House of Representatives from 1917-1919 and 1933-1937, and in the Senate from 1937-1940. He was one of those killed in the crash of Pennsylvania Central Airlines Trip 19.

War
Canadians joined the British Royal Air Force in the first bombing attack on the centre of Berlin. After months of negotiations, a peace treaty was announced in Nanking between Japan and its puppet government in China led by Wang Ching-wei. U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered 26 units of the National Guard, mostly dealing with coastal defense, on active duty for one year.

World events
Rebellion broke out in French West Africa following the action of Equatorial Africa in support of the Free French movement. The French government reported that rebellion had broken out in Indochina in support of the Allied effort.

Disasters
Pennsylvania Central Airlines Trip 19, a Douglas DC-3A, crashed near Lovettsville, Virginia, killing all 21 passengers and crew members. The CAB investigation of the accident was the first investigation to be conducted under the Bureau of Air Commerce Act of 1938.

Sport
The Pan-Am Sports Congress announced that the first Pan-Am Olympic Games would be held in Buenos Aires in 1942.

60 years ago
1950


Died on this date
Alfred Bulwinkle, 67
. U.S. politician. Mr. Bulwinkle, a Democrat, represented North Carolina's 9th (1921-1929, 1931-1933); 10th (1933-1943); and 11th (1943-1950) Districts in the U.S. House of Representatives, and was still in office when he died from multiple myeloma.

War
North Korean forces broke through U.S. defense positions on the Naktong River in southeastern Korea.

Defense
U.S. President Harry Truman said that the U.S. 7th Fleet would withdraw from Taiwanese waters after the Korean War.

Politics and government
New York Mayor William O'Dwyer resigned his office, the day after his nomination as U.S. Ambassador to Mexico went to the Senate.

Baseball
Gil Hodges hit a major league record-tying 4 home runs and drove in 9 runs as the Brooklyn Dodgers whipped the Boston Braves 19-3 before 14,226 fans at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn. Every Brooklyn starter had at least 1 hit. Carl Erskine (2-3) pitched an 8-hit complete game victory and batted 4 for 5 with a run, and was hit by a pitch. Warren Spahn (16-15) took the loss.

Johnny Mize, Cliff Mapes, Yogi Berra, and Phil Rizzuto hit home runs for the New York Yankees, with Mr. Rizzuto's homer leading off the bottom of the 8th inning proving to be the deciding run as the Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 7-5 before 21,020 fans at Yankee Stadium. Tommy Byrne (14-7) was the winning pitcher over Bob Lemon (20-8).

Clyde Vollmer drew a bases-loaded base on balls with 2 out in the bottom of the 9th inning to score Fred Hatfield, giving the Boston Red Sox a 4-3 win over the Chicago White Sox before 5,578 fans at Fenway Park in Boston. Buddy Rosar led off the inning with a single and Mr. Hatfield pinch ran for him, making his major league debut. Ellis Kinder (13-12) pitched 2 scoreless innings in relief of Walt Masterson to get the win over Billy Pierce (9-14), who allowed 8 hits and 4 earned runs in a complete game.

50 years ago
1960


Football
ORFU
London (1-0) 39 @ Sarnia (1-1) 20

The Lords took advantage of Sarnia turnovers, making 6 interceptions and recovering 3 fumbled punts. Ron King led the Lords with 2 touchdowns, with other London touchdowns coming from Mike Norcia, Clarence Willis, Sien O’Brien, and Jim Reynolds. Lamar Lee added 3 converts. Ray Sine scored 2 touchdowns for the Golden Bears. Ed Vernes scored the other Sarnia major and added 2 converts. The Lords built up a 27-7 halftime lead in front of 4,500 fans at Norm Perry Park.

40 years ago
1970


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): In the Summertime--Mungo Jerry

#1 single in Japan (Oricon Singles Chart): Ai wa Kizutsuki Yasuku--Hide & Rosanna (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Un Rayo De Sol--Los Diablos (14th week at #1)

On the radio
The Challenge of Space, on Springbok Radio
Tonight’s episode: The Neglected Factor

Music
The Beach Boys’ album Sunflower was released ; it was their first album for the Brother/Reprise label, and was one of their best. Notable songs included the singles Add Some Music to Your Day; Slip on Through; Tears in the Morning; and Cool, Cool Water. My favourite track is All I Wanna Do. The British release of the album included Cottonfields, which had been released in North America as their last single on the Capitol label earlier in 1970. Despite the album’s high quality, it didn’t sell well, reaching only #151 on the Billboard chart in the U.S. In the U.K., the album received critical raves.

Defense
The U.S. administration of President Richard Nixon made the first public acknowledgement that the U.S. had been shipping arms to Israel during the current Middle East cease-fire.

Crime
After six days of deliberation, a Superior Grand Jury in New Haven, Connecticut convicted Black Panther Lonnie McLucas, 24, of conspiracy to murder for his role in the torture death of fellow Black Panther Alex Rackley in May 1969. Mr. McLucas was acquitted of three other charges. He was sentenced to 12-15 years in prison.

Business
General Motors reported the formation of a "public policy committee" to advise the corporation on matters affecting the general public. This was apparently GM’s answer to critics at the previous stockholders’ meeting who had demanded changes in the company concerning issues such as pollution, safety, and mass transportation.

Education
There was no violence reported as most children in southern U.S. states returned to school, 280,000 of them in 200 newly racially-integrated districts.

30 years ago
1980


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Locomotion--Ritz (6th week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: Donna Musica--Collage (5th week at #1)

Economics and finance
Chinese Finance Minister Wang Bingqain announced the launch of a major program to change the country's financial and economic practices. The program emphasized profits and local control in order to promote economic growth.

Auto racing
CART
Bobby Unser won the California 500 at Ontario Motor Speedway in Ontario, California, with Johnny Rutherford finishing second and Rick Mears third in the 37-car field. It was Mr. Unser's fourth win of the season, and the last Indy car race held at the facility, which was demolished in 1981.

Soccer
Giorgio Chinaglia scored seven goals, a North American Soccer League single-game record, in leading the New York Cosmos over the Tulsa Roughnecks 8-1 in the NASL playoff quarterfinals before a crowd of 40,285 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.



25 years ago
1985


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Into the Groove--Madonna

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): Tarzan Boy--Baltimora (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Tarzan Boy--Baltimora

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): I Got You Babe--UB40 with Chrissie Hynde

#1 single in the U.K.: I Got You Babe--UB40 with Chrissie Hynde

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): The Power of Love--Huey Lewis and the News (2nd week at #1)

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 The Power of Love--Huey Lewis and the News (2nd week at #1)
2 St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion)--John Parr
3 Freeway of Love--Aretha Franklin
4 Shout--Tears for Fears
5 We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)--Tina Turner
6 Never Surrender--Corey Hart
7 Summer of ‘69--Bryan Adams
8 If You Love Somebody Set Them Free--Sting
9 Don’t Lose My Number--Phil Collins
10 Money for Nothing--Dire Straits

Singles entering the chart were Dancing in the Street by Mick Jagger and David Bowie (#43); The Way You Do the Things You Do/My Girl by Daryl Hall John Oates with David Ruffin and Eddie Kendrick (#56); Sunset Grill by Don Henley (#69); You Wear it Well by El DeBarge with DeBarge (#80); Wise Up by Amy Grant (#87); Weird Science by Oingo Boingo (#88); Test of Time by the Romantics (#89); and All of Me for All of You by 9.9 (#90). Weird Science was the title song of the movie.

Canada's Top 10 (RPM)
1 We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)--Tina Turner
2 Crying Over You--Platinum Blonde
3 You Spin Me Around (Like a Record)--Dead or Alive
4 The Power of Love--Huey Lewis and the News
5 Never Surrender--Corey Hart
6 Everytime You Go Away--Paul Young
7 You Give Good Love--Whitney Houston
8 What About Love--Heart
9 Who's Holding Donna Now--DeBarge
10 Head Over Heels--Tears for Fears

Singles entering the chart were Lonely Ol' Night by John Cougar Mellencamp (#70); Money for Nothing by Dire Straits (#72); I Got You Babe by UB40 with Chrissie Hynde (#74); Fortress Around Your Heart by Sting (#85); Just Like You by FM (#88); and Can't Get There from Here by R.E.M. (#95).

Died on this date
Frank Macfarlane Burnet, 85. Australian virologist. Dr. Burnet shared the 1960 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Peter Medawar of the United Kingdom "for discovery of acquired immunological tolerance." He died three days before his 86th birthday.

Crime
California's "Night Stalker" killer Richard Ramirez was captured by residents of an East Los Angeles neighbourhood.

30 years ago
1990


Protest
Canadian Pacific Rail sued the Pays Plat Ojibwa Band at Schreiber, Ontario for $37 million for blockading rail lines from August 21-23 in sympathy with the Oka occupation in Quebec. CP Rail also filed suit against the Pic Mobert band at White River, Ontario.

Baseball
Ken Griffey, Sr. and Jr. became the first father-and-son combination to play as teammates in a major league game. Ken Griffey, Jr. played center field and Ken Griffey, Sr., recently acquired after being waived by the Cincinnati Reds, played left field for the Seattle Mariners as they beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 before 27,166 fans at the Kingdome. They each batted 1 for 4.



10 years ago
2000


Died on this date
Lucille Fletcher, 88
. U.S. writer. Miss Fletcher wrote novels, screenplays and teleplays, but was best known for her radio scripts, particularly the suspense programs The Hitch-Hiker (1941) and Sorry, Wrong Number (1943), both of which were broadcast in several versions. She was married to film composer Bernard Herrmann from 1939-1948 and to writer Douglas Wallop from 1949 until his death in 1985.

Dolores Moore, 67. U.S. baseball player. Miss Moore was a first baseman and secodn baseman with the Grand Rapids Chicks (1953-1954) in the last two seasons of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, batting .239 with 3 home runs and 57 runs batted in in 149 games.

Football
CFL
Montreal (7-2) 35 @ British Columbia (4-5) 25

Mike Pringle rushed 22 times for 163 yards, including a 43-yard touchdown, and Anthony Calvillo threw touchdown passes to Jock Climie and Ben Cahoon to lead the Alouettes. Terry Baker added 3 converts and 4 field goals for Montreal. Sean Millington and Chuck Levy rushed for B.C. touchdowns and backup quarterback Doug Nussmeier, who relieved starter Damon Allen in the second half, threw a touchdown pass to Darnell Graham. Mr. Climie led all receivers with 113 yards on 6 receptions. 19,621 were in attendance at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver.

Monday, 30 August 2010

August 30, 2010

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Michelle Kent!

1,940 years ago
70


War
Roman troops commanded by Titus destroyed Herod's Temple as part of their siege of Jerusalem.

210 years ago
1800


World events
Gabriel Prosser postponed a planned slave rebellion in Richmond, Virginia, but was arrested before he could make it happen.

140 years ago
1870


Born on this date
Lavr Kornilov
. Russian military officer and explorer. General Kornilov, who was of Siberian Cossack origin, joined the Imperial Russian Army in 1892. He knew several Central Asian languages, and led several exploration expeditions into Eastern Turkestan, Afghanistan and Persia. Gen. Kornilov served in the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905), and was military attache in China (1907-1911), travelling extensively and sending detailed reports. Gen. Kornilov was best known for the Kornilov affair, an attempted coup in September 1917 against the Russian Provisional Government headed by Aleksander Kerensky and the Petrograd Soviet of Soldiers' and Workers' Deputies. The coup was unsuccessful and Gen. Kornilov was imprisoned in the Bykhov Fortress, but he escaped in November 1917, and formed the Volunteer Army, which fought against the Bolsheviks in the Russian Civil War. He was killed by a shell on April 13, 1918 at the age of 47.

130 years ago
1880


Born on this date
Konrad von Preysing
. German clergyman. Cardinal Graf von Preysing was ordained to the Roman Catholic priesthood in 1912, and was named Bishop of Eichstätt in 1932. He was named Bishop of Berlin in 1935, and was an outspoken opponent of the Nazi regime, which never dared to arrest him. Cardinal Graf von Preysing was elevated to the cardinalate by Pope Pius XII in 1946, holding that and his other office until his death on December 21, 1950 at the age of 70.

100 years ago
1910


Baseball
Russ Ford (19-6) pitched a 3-hitter and batted 2 for 3 with a triple and a run to outduel Cy Young (7-9) as the New York Highlanders defeated the Cleveland Naps 4-1 in the first game of a doubleheader before 14,000 fans at Hilltop Park in New York. Mr. Young allowed 8 hits. Tom Hughes of the Highlanders pitched a no-hitter for 9 1/3 innings in the second game before giving up a hit to Harry Niles. However, Mr. Hughes (5-8) fell apart in the 11th inning, giving up 5 runs and losing 5-0. George Kahler (2-2) pitched a 3-hit complete game victory.

Ray Collins (10-8) pitched a 1-hitter and tripled home 2 runs to lead the Boston Red Sox over the Chicago White Sox 4-0 at Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds in Boston. Jim Scott (6-14) allowed 9 hits in taking the loss.

The St. Louis Cardinals scored 6 runs in the 3rd inning and 4 in the 8th in a 14-3 rout of the Brooklyn Superbas at Robison Field in St. Louis. St. Louis left fielder Rube Ellis batted 4 for 4 with a triple and a run, while right fielder Steve Evans was 4 for 5 with 2 doubles and 4 runs. Johnny Lush (12-10) pitched a 10-hit complete game victory.

70 years ago
1940


On the radio



Died on this date
J.J. Thomson, 83
. U.K. physicist and mathematician. Sir John Joseph Thomson was credited with the discovery of the electron in 1897, and was also credited with finding the first evidence for isotopes of a stable (non-radioactive) element in 1913. He was awarded the 1906 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his theoretical and experimental investigations on the conduction of electricity by gases."

War
The British Royal Air Force's "Canadian" Squadron saw action in the Battle of Britain.

Diplomacy
The Second Vienna Award reassigned the territory of Northern Transylvania from Romania to Hungary.

Defense
The United States War Department ordered 410 interceptor pursuit planes from Lockheed and 270 heavy bombers from Boeing.

60 years ago
1950


Defense
The U.S. Congress completed action on a bill permitting the armed forces to draft physicians, dentists, and veterinarians. The measure was approved by the American Medical and American Dental associations.

Politics and government
The National Party won 15 of 18 seats in the Legislative Assembly in the South West African legislative election, with the United National South West Party taking the remaining 3 seats. It was the first South West African election in which all of the members were elected; previously, 12 were elected, and 6 appointed by the Administrator. Participation was limited to white people.

Aviation
The Armstrong Siddley Sapphire, the world's most powerful jet engine, was first displayed to the public in London.

Religion
Hungary's Communist government announced the conclusion of an agreement with Roman Catholic bishops, who promised to support state laws in exchange for "complete freedom of religion."

50 years ago
1960


Hit parade
#1 single in Norway (VG-lista): Please Don't Tease--Cliff Richard and the Shadows (2nd week at #1)

On television tonight
Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond, hosted by John Newland, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Tidal Wave, starring Jean Allison, Dennis Patrick, Cliff Hall, and Ted Knight



This was the first episode of the season.

Baseball
Frank Malzone hit an infield single with 1 out in the bottom of the 15th inning and Pete Runnels followed with a double to score Mr. Malzone, giving the Boston Red Sox a 5-4 win over the Detroit Tigers in the first game of a doubleheader before 27,176 fans at Fenway Park in Boston. Mr. Malzone was originally called out, but first base umpire Bob Stewart reversed his call. The Red Sox had a chance to win in the 12th when Detroit right fielder Rocky Colavito's throw hit Boston runner Pumpsie Green in the back, but Carroll Hardy, the runner on third base, didn't see his teammates gesturing him to run to home plate, and remained at third base. In the second game, Vic Wertz drew a base on balls to lead off the bottom of the 10th inning, pinch runner Tom Brewer advanced to second base on a sacrifice bunt, and Mr. Brewer scored when shortstop Chico Fenandez made an error on a ground ball by Mr. Malzone, giving the Red Sox a 3-2 win to complete the sweep. Mr. Runnels batted 6 for 7 in game 1 and 3 for 4 in game 2; his 9 for 11 performance tied a major league record for a doubleheader.

The Chicago White Sox scored 4 runs in the top of the 10th inning and withstood a 3-run rally in the bottom of the 10th to defeat the Washington Senators 11-10 before 10,979 fans at Griffith Stadium in Washington. The Senators led 1-0 after 7 innings, but the White Sox scored 2 in the top of the 8th; the Senators scored 4 in the bottom of the 8th; the White Sox scored 5 in the top of the 9th; and the Senators scored 2 in the bottom of the 9th to send the game into extra innings.

Joe DeMaestri singled to lead off the bottom of the 9th inning, advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Clete Boyer, and scored on a single by Hector Lopez to give the New York Yankees a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Athletics before 16,590 fans at Yankee Stadium. Luis Arroyo (3-0) pitched a scoreless 9th inning in relief of Bob Turley and was credited with the win, while losing pitcher Bud Daley (13-13) pitched a 9-hit complete game.

Chuck Estrada (15-8) pitched a 4-hitter to outduel Jim Perry (15-7) as the Baltimore Orioles beat the Cleveland Indians 4-1 before 14,185 fans at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore. The Orioles scored all their runs in the first 3 innings, helped by a solo home run by Gene Stephens in the 2nd and a 2-run homer by Jim Gentile in the 3rd. Joe Morgan hit his first major league home run leading off the 4th to account for the Boston scoring.

Ernie Banks led off the bottom of the 9th inning with a home run to give the Chicago Cubs a 5-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds before 6,489 fans at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

Hank Aaron batted 3 for 5 with a home run, 2 runs, and 3 runs batted in, and Joe Adcock was 2 for 2 with 2 bases on balls and 4 RBIs for the Milwaukee Braves as they routed the St. Louis Cardinals 10-0 before 24,808 fans at County Stadium in Milwaukee. Warren Spahn (17-7) pitched a 5-hitter, while Ernie Broglio (16-7) took the loss.

Willie Kirkland tripled home Orlando Cepeda with none out and scored on a 2-out single by Sam Jones in the 5th inning to provide the necessary scoring for the San Francisco Giants as they edged the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 before 7,014 fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. Mr. Jones (15-14) pitched a 7-hitter to win the pitchers' duel over Robin Roberts (9-13), who allowed 6 hits.

40 years ago
1970


Died on this date
Abraham Zapruder, 65
. Ukrainian-born U.S. historical figure. Mr. Zapruder moved to the United States with his family in 1920, and became a dress manufacturer in New York City, moving to Dallas in 1941. He decided to take his home movie camera downtown with him on November 22, 1963 to film the motorcade of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and Texas Governor John Connally. Mr. Zapruder's film is regarded as the definitive motion picture record of the assassination of President Kennedy. He died of stomach cancer.

Del Moore, 54. U.S. actor. Mr. Moore appeared in comic roles in several Jerry Lewis movies, and in numerous television programs. He co-starred in the television comedy series Life with Elizabeth (1953-1955), and played Cal Mitchell in 11 episodes of the comedy series Bachelor Father (1960-1962). Mr. Moore died of a cerebral hemorrhage.

Diplomacy
U.S. Vice President Spiro Agnew arrived home at the end of a week-long, five-nation tour of southeast Asia, apparently convinced that the policies of the U.S. administration of President Richard Nixon were working. The purpose of Mr. Agnew’s tour was to reassure Asian allies that the U.S. would not abandon them, despite impending troop withdrawals. Mr. Agnew spent 10 hours--eight more than scheduled--talking with South Korean President Park Chung Hee, who was resistant to any American disengagement from his country. Mr. Agnew asserted that there was "no need at the present time" to consider sending American troops into Cambodia because more than half of the Communist forces in that country "have been eliminated." If the U.S.A. were to meet all the requests from the nations that Mr. Agnew visited, the cost to the U.S. would be $25 billion over the next five years. U.S. Defense Secretary Melvin Laird insisted that the price was too high, "considering the attitude in Congress."

Auto racing
Canadian-American Challenge Cup Series
Peter Gethin claimed his first victory of the season at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin in a McLaren-Chevrolet. Bob Bondurant wsa second in a Lola-Chevrolet.

Football
CFL
Toronto (2-3) 14 @ Saskatchewan (6-1) 36

Baseball
Mike Andrews, Reggie Smith, and George Scott each had 4 hits, 3 runs, and 4 runs batted in to help the Boston Red Sox defeat the Chicago White Sox 21-11 in the first game of a doubleheader before 8,552 fans at White Sox Park. Every Boston starter had at least 1 hit and 1 run. Chicago first baseman Bob Spence had 3 singles and a triple with a run and 3 runs batted in. Mr. Andrews hit a 2-run home run to break a 1-1 tie as the Red Sox scored 3 runs in the 6th inning and won the second game 4-1 to complete the sweep. Mike Nagy (4-3) pitched a 5-hit complete game victory, and singled and scored the winning run ahead f Mr. Andrews' homer.

The California Angels and Cleveland Indians combined to hit 9 home runs as the Angels won 10-9 before 7,885 fans at Municipal Stadium in Cleveland. Alex Johnson, Jay Johnstone, Bill Voss, Sandy Alomar, and Ken McMullen hit home runs for California; Chuck Hinton, Graig Nettles, Vada Pinson, and Ray Fosse homered for Cleveland.

Pinch hitter Elliott Maddox doubled home Bill Freehan with the tying run and scored the winning run on a single by Dick McAuliffe as the Detroit Tigers scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 8th inning and defeated the Oakland Athletics 6-5 before 13,782 fans at Tiger Stadium. The Athletics had runners on first and second bases with 2 out in the 9th, but pinch hitter Dave Duncan struck out to end the game.

With 2 out and nobody on base in the bottom of the 8th inning, Bob Oliver drew a base on balls and Billy Sorrell followed with a home run to enable the Kansas City Royals to edge the Washington Senators 4-3 before 9,049 fans at Municipal Stadium in Kansas City.

Leron Lee's 2-run home run with none out in the top of the 2nd inning provided the necessary scoring for the St. Louis Cardinals as they edged the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 before 18,535 fans at Dodger Stadium. Andy Kosco homered for the Dodgers in the 5th. Steve Carlton (7-18) pitched a 3-hitter to outduel Sandy Vance (5-5), who allowed 6 hits and 2 earned runs in 8 innings.

Joe Pepitone hit a 3-run home run with 1 out in the top of the 9th inning to break a 0-0 tie as the Chicago Cubs shut out the San Diego Padres 3-0 before 7,521 fans at San Diego Stadium. Bill Hands (15-12) pitched a 7-hitter to win the pitchers' duel over Dave Roberts (5-12), who allowed just 4 hits, but walked Jim Hickman and Ron Santo just before Mr. Pepitone's homer.

30 years ago
1980


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy (Hit Parade Italia): Luna--Gianni Togni (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): The Winner Takes it All--ABBA

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Ashes to Ashes--David Bowie

#1 single in the U.K. (BMRB): Ashes to Ashes--David Bowie (2nd week at #1)

Netherlands Top 10 (De Nederlandse Top 40)
1 The Winner Takes it All--ABBA (2nd week at #1)
2 Upside Down--Diana Ross
3 Xanadu--Olivia Newton-John/Electric Light Orchestra
4 Peter Gunn--ELP: Emerson, Lake & Palmer
5 D.I.S.C.O.--Ottawan
6 Could You Be Loved--Bob Marley & the Wailers
7 More than I Can Say--Leo Sayer
8 Hela-Di-Ladi-Lo--Dolly Dots
9 Rockin' the Trolls--BZN
10 Late in the Evening--Paul Simon

Singles entering the chart were Use it Up and Wear it Out by Odyssey (#25); Dreamin' by Cliff Richard (#28); Margherita by Massara (#30); Disco Calypso by Oscar Harris (#33); and A Forest by the Cure (#34).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Billboard)
1 Sailing--Christopher Cross
2 Upside Down--Diana Ross
3 Magic--Olivia Newton-John
4 Emotional Rescue--The Rolling Stones
5 Take Your Time (Do it Right) Part 1--The S.O.S. Band
6 Fame--Irene Cara
7 All Out of Love--Air Supply
8 Give Me the Night--George Benson
9 Let My Love Open the Door--Pete Townshend
10 More Love--Kim Carnes

Singles entering the chart were Midnight Rocks by Al Stewart (#69); Rebels We Are by Chic (#77); Leaving L.A. by Deliverance (#81); Can't We Try by Teddy Pendergrass (#82); Whip It by Devo (#85); and My Guy/My Girl by Amii Stewart & Johnny Bristol (#89).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Sailing--Christopher Cross
2 Take Your Time (Do It Right) Part 1--S.O.S. Band
3 Emotional Rescue--The Rolling Stones
4 Magic--Olivia Newton-John
5 Upside Down--Diana Ross
6 It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me--Billy Joel
7 All Out of Love--Air Supply
8 Fame--Irene Cara
9 More Love--Kim Carnes
10 Give Me the Night--George Benson

Singles entering the chart were Can't We Try by Teddy Pendergrass (#82); My Guy/My Girl by Amii Stewart & Johnny Bristol (#86); Turn it On Again by Genesis (#87); Thunder and Lightning by Chicago (#88); Whip It by Devo (#90); and The Breaks (Part 1) by Kurtis Blow (#96).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Record World)
1 Sailing--Christopher Cross
2 All Out of Love--Air Supply
3 Magic--Olivia Newton-John
4 Take Your Time (Do it Right) Part 1--The S.O.S. Band
5 Emotional Rescue--The Rolling Stones
6 Fame--Irene Cara
7 Upside Down--Diana Ross
8 It's Still Rock and Roll to Me--Billy Joel
9 Into the Night--Benny Mardones
10 Give Me the Night--George Benson

Singles entering the chart were Whip It by Devo (#85); My Guy/My Girl by Amii Stewart & Johnny Bristol (#86); Turn it On Again by Genesis (#87); Shake Your Pants by Cameo (#99); and Wide Receiver (Part 1) by Michael Henderson (#100).

Canada's Top 10 (RPM)
1 Emotional Rescue--The Rolling Stones (2nd week at #1)
2 Magic--Olivia Newton-John
3 Misunderstanding--Genesis
4 Tired of Toein' the Line--Rocky Burnette
5 It's Still Rock and Roll to Me--Billy Joel
6 Echo Beach--Martha & the Muffins
7 Let My Love Open the Door--Pete Townshend
8 The Rose--Bette Midler
9 Coming Up (Live at Glasgow)--Paul McCartney & Wings
10 Cocaine/Tulsa Time--Eric Clapton and his Band

Singles entering the chart were Another One Bites the Dust by Queen (#86); All Over the World by Electric Light Orchestra (#87); Paint by Number Heart by Martha and the Muffins (#93); The Kid is Hot Tonite by Loverboy (#94); I'm Alright by Kenny Loggins (#97); Hey There Lonely Girl by Robert John (#98); and Give Me the Night by George Benson (#99).

Labour
The Polish government granted the strike committee at Lenin Shipyard in Gdansk its 21 demands. The striking workers were allowed to form independent trade unions and were allowed access to documents used in economic decisions. In return, the strikers agreed not to form a political party out of the new unions and to allow the existence of the present Communist party-controlled unions alongside the new bodies.

Football
CIAU
Manitoba (0-1) 6 @ Calgary (1-0) 30
Alberta (1-0) 21 @ British Columbia (0-1) 3

Greg Vavra threw 2 touchdown passes to Josh Borger and 1 to Darcy Krogh to lead the Dinosaurs over the Bisons at McMahon Stadium. Mr. Vavra also rushed for a touchdown. Mr. Borger finished with 4 receptions for 92 yards.

Jaimie Crawford, Rick Paulitsch, and Sean Kehoe rushed for touchdowns for the Golden Bears in their win at Thunderbird Stadium. Frank Boehres converted all 3. Mr. Kehoe's score came on a 51-yard run in the 4th quarter. The Alberta defense held the Thunderbirds to 137 yards net offense.

25 years ago
1985


Football
CFL
British Columbia (7-1) 18 @ Ottawa (4-4) 13

Roy Dewalt threw 50- and 15-yard touchdown passes to Jim Sandusky in the first quarter, and the Lions coasted from there. Lester Brown scored a touchdown for the Rough Riders on a 1-yard rush early in the 4th quarter and Dean Dorsey converted and kicked a field goal later in the quarter to complete the scoring. Bernard Quarles replaced J.C. Watts at quarterback for Ottawa in the second half and drove the Rough Riders to midfield in the last minute, but a desperation pass was intercepted by Darnell Clash at the B.C. 5-yard line with 22 seconds remaining. Attendance at Lansdowne Park was 23,611.

20 years ago
1990


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini--Bombalurina

Died on this date
Lou Garland, 85
. U.S. baseball pitcher. Mr. Garland appeared in 7 games with the Chicago White Sox in 1931, compiling a record of 0-2 with an earned run average of 10.26. He played in various minor leagues from at least 1928-1942. Mr. Garland was 21-9 with a 2.67 ERA with the Los Angeles Angels of the Pacific Coast League in 1934, and was 19-11, 3.48 in 1935.

Diplomacy
U.S. President George Bush told a news conference that a "new world order" could emerge from the Persian Gulf crisis.

Politics and government
Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney appointed five new Senators to break the Goods and Services Tax and Unemployment Insurance Commission logjams in the Senate. The new appointees were Pat Carney (former MP for Vancouver Centre and Minister of International Trade); Mario Beaulieu (a Montreal businessman who had headed the 1988 PC campaign in Quebec); Nancy Teed (New Brunswick PC organizer); Gerald Comeau (former MP from Nova Scotia); and Consiglio di Nino (President of Cabot Trust and former PC fundraiser from Toronto).

Baseball
Roger Clemens (20-5) struck out 9 and walked none for the Boston Red Sox, who scored 7 runs in the top of the 9th inning to beat the Cleveland Indians 9-2 before 9,651 fans at Cleveland Stadium.

Ron Karkovice’s inside-the-park grand slam in the top of the 4th inning gave the Chicago White Sox a 4-3 win over the Minnesota Twins before 15,771 fans at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, with Jack McDowell allowing 5 hits and 3 earned runs in 8 innings to get the win, and Bobby Thigpen allowing 1 hit in the 9th to get his 44th save of the season.

10 years ago
2000


Diplomacy
U.S. President Bill Clinton arrived in Colombia and met with Colombian President Andres Pastrana in Cartagena. Mr. Clinton emphasized that the $1.3 billion recently granted to Colombia by the U.S.A. was to be used to eradicate the drug trade and not to help the government defeat armed rebels.

Sunday, 29 August 2010

August 29, 2010

1,140 years ago
870


War
The Maltese city of Melite surrendered to an Aghlabid army following a siege, putting an end to Byzantine Malta.

660 years ago
1350


War
An English fleet of 50 ships commanded by King Edward III defeated a Castilian fleet of 47 larger vessels commanded by Charles de La Cerda in the Battle of Winchelsea (or Les Espagnols sur Mer) off the southern coast of England.

125 years ago
1885

Baseball

Charlie Ferguson pitched a no-hitter as the Philadelphia Quakers edged the Providence Grays 1-0 at Recreation Park in Philadelphia.

100 years ago
1910


Born on this date
Vivien Thomas
. U.S. physician. Dr. Thomas supervised the surgical laboratories at Johns Hopkins University (1941-1976); he was a pioneer in research into trauma and shock in the 1930s, and developed a procedure used to treat blue baby syndrome in the 1940s. Dr. Thomas died on November 26, 1985 at the age of 75.

Diplomacy
The Japan–Korea Treaty of 1910, also known as the Japan–Korea Annexation Treaty, became effective, officially starting the period of Japanese rule in Korea.

90 years ago
1920


Olympics
John Kelly of the United States won a gold medal in the men’s single sculls at the Antwerp Olympics, narrowly beating the great British rower Jack Beresford. Mr. Kelly, the father of Grace Kelly, the actress and later princess of Monaco, won gold in the double sculls with Paul Costello 30 minutes later.

Baseball
Duffy Lewis led off the bottom of the 9th inning by reaching first base on an error by third baseman Earl Smith, and scored on a 1-out double by Aaron Ward to give the New York Yankees a 4-3 win over the St. Louis Browns before 30,000 fans at the Polo Grounds in New York. Jack Quinn started on the mound for New York and hit a 2-run home run in the 5th to open the scoring. He was relieved by Carl Mays (20-9) in the 6th, who pitched 3.2 hitless and scoreless innings to get the win, and singled home Ping Bodie to tie the score 3-3 in the 7th. Urban Shocker (20-10) allowed 9 hits and 3 earned runs in a complete game loss.

The Washington Nationals scored a run in the bottom of the 9th inning to defeat the Cleveland Indians 3-2 at American League Park in Washington. Harry Courtney (4-10) pitched an 8-hitter to outduel Stan Coveleski (19-12), who allowed 8 hits and 3 runs--2 earned--in 8 innings.

Zeb Terry doubled home Lefty Tyler with 1 out in the bottom of the 9th inning to give the Chicago Cubs a 4-3 win over the Brooklyn Robins before 8,000 fans at Cubs Park. Mr. Tyler (10-7) pitched an 11-hit complete game victory.

80 years ago
1930


Died on this date
William Archibald Spooner, 86
. U.K. clergyman. Rev. Spooner was a Church of England priest who served at the University of Oxford's New College for more than 60 years. He was best known for unintentionally switching consonants and vowels at the beginning of words when he spoke, often with comic effect; these became known as "Spoonerisms," although many attributed to Rev. Spooner appear to be apocryphal.

Ben Sanders, 65. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Sanders was a pitcher, outfielder, and first baseman with the Philadelphia Quakers (1888-1889); Philadelphia Athletics (1890-1891); and Louisville Colonels (1892), compiling a record of 80-70 with an earned run average of 3.24 in 168 games, batting .271 with 5 home runs and 113 runs batted in in 247 games. He won 19 games in each of his first three seasons, and led the National League in his rookie year with 8 shutouts. Mr. Sanders pitched a no-hitter in 1892, and came within 2 outs of a perfect game in 1889, allowing a single with 1 out in the 9th inning.

Britannica
The last 36 remaining inhabitants of the archipelago of St Kilda were voluntarily evacuated to other parts of Scotland.

Baseball
Jimmy Welsh singled with 1 out in the top of the 11th inning and scored when Freddie Maguire grounded into a bases-loaded force play to break an 8-8 tie as the Boston Braves edged the Philadelphia Phillies 9-8 before 6,000 fans at National League Park in Philadelphia. The Phillies loaded the bases with 2 out in the bottom of the 11th, but pinch hitter Les Sweetland grounded into a force play to end the game. Hank Gowdy caught the bottom of the 11th for Boston, making 1 putout in the 1,050th game of his 17-year major league career.

Riggs Stephenson led off the bottom of the 13th inning and scored on a bases-loaded single by Les Bell to give the Chicago Cubs a 9-8 win over the St. Louis Cardinals before 20,000 fans at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The Cubs scored 5 runs in the bottom of the 9th to tie the score 5-5, and each team scored 3 runs in the 11th. St. Louis second baseman Sparky Adams batted 5 for 7 with 2 doubles, a triple, a run, and 2 runs batted in. Pat Malone (17-6) pitched 2 scoreless innings of relief to win over Burleigh Grimes (12-10), who allowed 4 hits and 2 runs--both earned--in 2+ innings.

An error by pitcher Clint Brown with 1 out in the top of the 13th inning led to 3 unearned runs for the Chicago White Sox as they shut out the Cleveland Indians 3-0 before 5,000 fans at League Park in Cleveland. Pat Caraway (8-7) allowed just 3 hits in pitching the shutout, while Mr. Brown (10-12) allowed 15 hits.

75 years ago
1935


Baseball
Wes Ferrell earned his 20th win of the season as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Philadelphia Athletics 6-2 at Shibe Park in Philadelphia. Joe Cronin and Dusty Cooke hit home runs for the Red Sox off losing pitcher Johnny Marcum.

80 years ago
1940


On the radio



War
German air attacks continued over Great Britain, hitting London, Liverpool, Bristol, Cardiff, and Birkenhead. Most of French Equatorial Africa declared its support for General Charles de Gaulle's Free French movement.

Diplomacy
League of Nations Council President Alberto Cost Durelo announced that Secretary General Joseph Avenol would resign on September 1, 1940.

Japan and France signed a political accord in which France recognized special Japanese rights in Asia and Japan conceded a "permanent French interest in Indochina."

Defense
The United States Senate approved and sent to conference a $5-billion bill to start the "Two-Ocean Navy" program and equip 1.2 million men.

Politics and government
Argentine President Roberto Ortiz, whose resignation had been refused by Congress, turned his responsibilities over to Vice President Ramón Castillo.

The Vichy French regime banned the calling of colonial assemblies in an effort to curb discussion of political issues in the French empire.

Economics and finance
An excess profits tax bill was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives and sent to the Senate.

Football
NFL
Pre-season
College All-Star Game @ Soldier Field, Chicago
Green Bay Packers (1-0) 45 College All-Stars 28

University of Southern California running back Ambrose Schindler was named the All-Stars' Most Valuable Player. 84,567 were in attendance.

60 years ago
1950


On television tonight
Suspense, on CBS
Tonight's episode: Poison, starring Wesley Addy, Ruth Ford, Richard Fraser,and Arnold Moss

This was the first episode of the season.

War
A British infantry force of 4,000 soldiers arrived in Korea from Hong Kong to bolster the American-led United Nations force.

Diplomacy
The United Nations Security Council accepted a Soviet proposal to discuss Communist China's complaint against "U.S. aggression" in Taiwan.

Politics and government
The U.S. House of Representatives voted 354-20 in favour of a bill requiring Communist Party members to register with the Justice Department, denying them passports and federal jobs, and authorizing the Post Office to label Communist literature as propaganda.

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Sam Rayburn (Democrat--Texas) warned Commander-in-Chief of the United Nations Command General Douglas MacArthur to "stay in his own field" and avoid attempts "to run the foreign policy of the U.S."

Labour
The U.S. Congress of Industrial Organizations Executive Board expelled the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union and the Marine Cooks and Stewards union for allegedly following Communist policies.

50 years ago
1960


Hit parade
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Eres Diferente--Los Cinco Latinos (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in France (IFOP): Les enfants du Pirée--Dalida (7th week at #1)

U.S.A. Top 10 (Billboard)
1 It's Now or Never--Elvis Presley (3rd week at #1)
2 Walk - Don't Run--The Ventures
3 The Twist--Chubby Checker
4 I'm Sorry--Brenda Lee
5 Volare--Bobby Rydell
6 Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini--Brian Hyland
7 Finger Poppin' Time--Hank Ballard
8 Mission Bell--Donnie Brooks
9 Only the Lonely (Know How I Feel)--Roy Orbison
10 In My Little Corner of the World--Anita Bryant

Singles entering the chart were Mr. Custer by Larry Verne (#65); Let's Have a Party by Wanda Jackson (#69); I Walk the Line by Jaye P. Morgan (#71); Shortnin' Bread by Paul Chaplain and his Emeralds (#82); Many a Wonderful Moment by Rosemary Clooney (#86); A Fool in Love by Ike & Tina Turner (#87); This Old Heart by James Brown and the Famous Flames (#88); Nice 'n' Easy by Frank Sinatra (#93); My Love for You by Johnny Mathis (#95); Shortnin' Bread by the Bell Notes (#96); Revival by Johnny and the Hurricanes (#97); Vaquero (Cowboy) by the Fireballs (#99); and A Teenager Feels it Too by Denny Reed (#100).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Music Vendor)
1 It's Now or Never--Elvis Presley (3rd week at #1)
2 The Twist--Chubby Checker
3 Walk - Don't Run--The Ventures
4 Volare--Bobby Rydell
5 Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini--Brian Hyland
6 Dreamin'--Johnny Burnette
7 Finger Poppin' Time--Hank Ballard
8 I'm Sorry--Brenda Lee
9 Only the Lonely (Know How I Feel)--Roy Orbison
10 Mission Bell--Donnie Brooks

Vancouver's Top 10 (CKWX)
1 Hot Rod Lincoln--Johnny Bond
2 Pineapple Princess--Annette with the Afterbeats
3 Yogi--The Ivy Three
4 Storm Clouds--Buddy Knox
5 It's Now or Never/A Mess of Blues--Elvis Presley
6 Mr. Custer--Larry Verne
7 No--Dodie Stevens
8 The Blamers--Les Vogt
9 Cholley-Oop--Hong Kong White Sox
10 Cool Water--Jack Scott

Singles entering the chart were Devil or Angel by Bobby Vee (#45); Time Machine by Dante and the Evergreens (#49); Pipeliner by Teddy Redell (#52); Anymore by Teresa Brewer (#54); Chain Gang by Sam Cooke (#55); Stranger from Durango by Richie Allen (#56); So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad) by the Everly Brothers (#57); Kiddio/The Same One by Brook Benton (#58); (I Can't Help You) I'm Falling Too by Skeeter Davis (#59); and Kommotion by Duane Eddy and the Rebels (#60).

Boxing
Dick Richardson (29-11-2) retained his European heavyweight title with a technical knockout of Brian London (23-7) at Coney Beach Arena in Porthcawl, England when referee Andy Smyth stopped the bout at the end of the 8th round because of a bad cut over Mr.London's left eye. The cut was caused by one of numerous head butts by Mr. Richardson, while Mr. Smyth allowed him to get away with it. When the fight was stopped, Mr. London got into a fight with Mr. Richardson's corner men, leading to a brawl that required police intervention and was probably more entertaining than the scheduled bout.



Football
CFL
Hamilton (0-3) 21 @ Ottawa (2-1) 29
Saskatchewan (0-4-1) 15 @ Calgary (1-3-1) 23
Edmonton (3-1) 26 @ British Columbia (2-3) 0

18,344 were on hand at Lansdowne Park to see the Rough Riders win their second straight game over the defending eastern champion Tiger-Cats.

Steve Owen picked up his first win as head coach of the Stampeders before a McMahon Stadium crowd of 13,500.

Jim Letcavits, Johnny Bright, and Don Getty scored touchdowns for the Eskimos, while Jackie Parker added 2 converts and 2 field goals. 28,420 fans at Empire Stadium in Vancouver were given nothing to cheer.

40 years ago
1970


Hit parade
#1 single in Rhodesia (Lyons Maid): In the Summertime--Mungo Jerry (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in France: In the Summertime--Mungo Jerry (6th week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): La lontananza--Domenico Modugno (5th week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): In the Summertime--Mungo Jerry (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (BMRB): The Wonder of You--Elvis Presley (5th week at #1)

Australia's Top 10 (Go-Set)
1 In the Summertime--Mungo Jerry
--The Mixtures
2 El Condor Pasa--Simon & Garfunkel
3 Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)--Melanie with the Edwin Hawkins Singers
4 The Wonder of You--Elvis Presley
5 Up Around the Bend/Run Through the Jungle--Creedence Clearwater Revival
6 Old Man Emu--John Williamson
7 Knock Knock Who's There--Mary Hopkin
8 The Long and Winding Road/For You Blue--The Beatles
9 Rhythm of Life--Diana Ross & the Supremes and the Temptations
10 (They Long to Be) Close to You--Carpenters

Singles entering the chart were Yellow River, with versions by Autumn; Jigsaw; Christie; and Leapy Lee (#29); A Song of Joy (Himno a la Alegria) by Miguel Rios (#36); Driving Home by Jerry Smith (#43); Make it with You by Bread (#47); Big Yellow Taxi by Joni Mitchell (#51); That Same Old Feeling by the Fortunes (#52); and Paper Mache by Dionne Warwick (#54).

Netherlands Top 10 (De Nederlandse Top 40)
1 Back Home--Golden Earring (2nd week at #1)
2 In the Summertime--Mungo Jerry
3 Are You Ready?--Pacific Gas & Electric
4 White Rabbit/Somebody to Love--Jefferson Airplane
5 Long as I Can See the Light--Creedence Clearwater Revival
6 Try a Little Love--Oscar Harris and the Twinkle Stars
7 Lola--The Kinks
8 De Fles--Jan Boezeroen
9 Brandend Zand--Gert Timmerman
10 Agata--Nino Ferrer

Singles entering the chart were Spill the Wine by Eric Burdon declares "War" (#27); Sex Machine by James Brown (#31); Wigwam by Bob Dylan (#32); In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida by Iron Butterfly (#34); Agata by Ben (#37); and Mama Told Me Not to Come by Three Dog Night (#40).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Billboard)
1 War--Edwin Starr
2 Make it with You--Bread
3 (They Long to Be) Close to You--Carpenters
4 In the Summertime--Mungo Jerry
5 Spill the Wine--Eric Burdon and War
6 Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours--Stevie Wonder
7 Patches--Clarence Carter
8 (If You Let Me Make Love to You Then) Why Can't I Touch You?--Ronnie Dyson
9 Ain't No Mountain High Enough--Diana Ross
10 25 or 6 to 4--Chicago

Singles entering the chart were Sunday Morning Coming Down by Johnny Cash (#62); Lola by the Kinks (#65); Still Water (Love) by the Four Tops (#67); Funk #49 by the James Gang (#79); I Stand Accused by Isaac Hayes (#80); Out in the Country by Three Dog Night (#90); For the Good Times by Ray Price (#91); (I Remember) Summer Morning by Vanity Fare (#98); and Stand by Your Man by Candi Staton (#99).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Spill the Wine--Eric Burdon and War
2 War--Edwin Starr
3 In the Summertime--Mungo Jerry
4 Make it with You--Bread
5 Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours--Stevie Wonder
6 Patches--Clarence Carter
7 Ain't No Mountain High Enough--Diana Ross
8 25 or 6 to 4--Chicago
9 Lookin' Out My Back Door--Creedence Clearwater Revival
10 (If You Let Me Make Love to You Then) Why Can't I Touch You?--Ronnie Dyson

Singles entering the chart were Still Water (Love) by the Four Tops (#60); Out in the Country by Three Dog Night (#65); I Stand Accused by Isaac Hayes (#70); Sunday Morning Coming Down by Johnny Cash (#78); Don't Make Me Over by Brenda and the Tabulations (#79); Somebody's Been Sleeping by 100 Proof Aged in Soul (#82); Look What They've Done to My Song Ma by the New Seekers (#86); Indiana Wants Me by R. Dean Taylor (#89); I Wanna Know if it's Good to You? by Funkadelic (#96); Gypsy Woman by Brian Hyland (#98); Do What You Wanna Do by the Five Flights (#99); and As the Years Go By by Mashmakhan (#100).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Record World)
1 Spill the Wine--Eric Burdon and War
2 Make it with You--Bread
3 In the Summertime--Mungo Jerry
4 War--Edwin Starr
5 Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours--Stevie Wonder
6 Lay a Little Lovin' on Me--Robin McNamara
7 Patches--Clarence Carter
8 Tighter, Tighter--Alive and Kicking
9 (If You Let Me Make Love to You Then) Why Can't I Touch You?--Ronnie Dyson
10 The Sly, Slick and the Wicked--The Lost Generation

Singles entering the chart were Out in the Country by Three Dog Night (#63); All Right Now by Free (#71); She Said Yes by Wilson Pickett (#77); Somebody's Been Sleeping by 100 Proof Aged in Soul (#79); Still Water (Love) by the Four Tops (#83); Lola by the Kinks (#84); Fire and Rain by Johnny Rivers & Friends (#87); Look What They've Done to My Song Ma by the New Seekers (#91); Greenwood Mississippi by Little Richard (#93); Border Song by Elton John (#96); I Wanna Know if it's Good to You? by Funkadelic (#98); Baby, I Need Your Loving by O.C. Smith (#99); and Do What You Wanna Do by the Five Flights (#100).

Canada's Top 10 (RPM)
1 As the Years Go By--Mashmakhan (2nd week at #1)
2 Make it with You--Bread
3 Spill the Wine--Eric Burdon and War
4 War--Edwin Starr
5 In the Summertime--Mungo Jerry
6 Lay a Little Lovin' on Me--Robin McNamara
7 25 or 6 to 4--Chicago
8 Summertime Blues--The Who
9 (If You Let Me Make Love to You Then) Why Can't I Touch You?--Ronnie Dyson
10 Tell it All Brother--Kenny Rogers and the First Edition

Singles entering the chart were I (Who Have Nothing) by Tom Jones (#79); You Can't Deny It by Edward Bear (#87); All Right Now by Free (#91); Uncle John's Band by the Grateful Dead (#93); Theme for Jody by Christopher Kearney (#96); Where are You Going to My Love by the Brotherhood of Man (#97); Black Hands, White Cotton by Caboose (#99); and Mongoose by Elephant's Memory (#100).

Calgary's Top 10 (Glenn's Music)
1 In the Summertime--Mungo Jerry
2 As the Years Go By--Mashmakhan
3 Higher & Higher--Canada Goose
4 Me and Bobby McGee--Gordon Lightfoot
5 Pearl--Tommy Roe
6 Hand Me Down World--The Guess Who
7 I Just Can't Help Believing--B.J. Thomas
8 Candida--Dawn
9 Wigwam--Bob Dylan
10 25 or 6 to 4--Chicago
Pick hit of the week: Patches--Clarence Carter

Died on this date
Ruben Salazar, 42
. U.S. journalist. Mr. Salazar, a newspaperman and prominent spokesman for the approximately one million Mexican-Americans in the Los Angeles area, was killed when he was hit in the head by a tear gas projectile thrown by a sheriff’s deputy during a riot by Mexican-Americans after the conclusion of the peaceful National Chicano Moratorium March. Mr. Salazar had been a news reporter and columnist for the Los Angeles Times since 1959, and was news director for the Spanish-language Los Angeles television station KMEX. Mr. Salazar was struck by the projectile while sitting in he Silver Dollar Cafe. A coroner’s inquest ruled the death a homicide, but the sheriff’s deputy, Tom Wilson, was never prosecuted. Mr. Salazar was awarded a posthumous Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award in 1971.

Protest
In the worst disorder in Los Angeles since the Watts riots of 1965, several hundred Mexican-Americans rioted, touched off by a clash between police and unruly youths after the National Chicano Moratorium March--an anti-Vietnam War protest march--which left 60 injured and 178 businesses looted or vandalized.

War
A Communist attack on a small Cambodian government camp five miles from Pnompenh was said to be the closest fighting yet to the Cambodian capital.

Diplomacy
Thai Foreign Minister Thanat Khoman, after two days of meetings in Bangkok with U.S. Vice-President Spiro Agnew, said that he had been assured that the U.S. administration of President Richard Nixon would do everything it could to keep critics of its war policies from blocking U.S. aid to southeast Asian nations.

Education
Venezuelan President Rafael Caldera said that his government lacked the money to open the country’s public schools for the fall term, and indicated that they might open in January 1971.

Disasters
An Indian airliner bound to Calcutta with 38 people aboard was reported missing after losing radio contact after leaving Silchar.

Baseball
Almost 18 months after announcing his retirement, former New York Yankee great Mickey Mantle rejoined the team, this time as first base coach.

Lee May hit a 2-run home run with 1 out in the top of the 11th inning to break a 2-2 tie as the Cincinnati Reds held on to defeat the Montreal Expos 4-3 before 29,095 fans at Jarry Park in Montreal. Montreal first baseman Bob Bailey singled to lead off the bottom of the 11th and scored on a sacrifice fly by Gary Sutherland, and the Expos had runners on first and third bases with 2 out, but pinch hitter Marv Staehle grounded out to Mr. May at first base to end the game. Pete Rose of the Reds collected his 1,500th career major league hit during the game.

Cesar Cedeno singled home Jim Wynn with 2 out in the bottom of the 10th inning to climax a 2-run rally for the Houston Astros as they edged the New York Mets 9-8 before 16,203 fans at the Astrodome.

Jim Ray Hart singled to lead off the bottom of the 10th inning and scored from second base on a 2-out single by Bobby Bonds to give the San Francisco Giants a 10-9 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates before 8,188 fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. The Giants scored 7 runs in the 8th to tie the score 9-9, with Mr. Bonds hitting a 3-run home run with 2 out to tie the game.

Lou Brock hit a 2-run home run with 2 out in the top of the 9th inning to enable the St. Louis Cardinals to defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 before 25,001 fans at Dodger Stadium.

Roy Foster and Buddy Bradford each drove in 4 runs with a par of home runs to help the Cleveland Indians rout the California Angels 14-1 before 14,304 fans at Municipal Stadium in Cleveland. Sam McDowell (19-8) pitched a 5-hit complete game victory.

The Chicago White Sox scored 8 runs in the 6th inning and 4 in the 7th as they overcame a 7-1 deficit and defeated the Boston Red Sox 13-9 before 6,032 fans at White Sox Park. Ed Herrmann hit a grand slam in the 6th and Carlos May added a 3-run home run for the White Sox in the 7th. Ed Phillips, the fifth and last Boston pitcher, allowed 2 hits and 4 runs--all earned--in 2 innings, walking 1 batter, striking out 3, and hitting a batter in the 18th and last game of his major league career.

30 years ago
1980


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): One More Reggae for the Road--Bill Lovelady (8th week at #1)

#1 single in France (IFOP): Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime--The Korgis

South Africa's Top 10 (Springbok Radio)
1 Paradise Road--Joy (5th week at #1)
2 More than I Can Say--Leo Sayer
3 Call Me--Blondie
4 Down the Mississippi--Barbara Ray
5 Don't Make Waves--The Nolans
6 Take that Look Off Your Face--Marti Webb
7 I See a Boat on the River--Boney M.
8 Boat on the River--Styx
9 Space Invaders--Player (1)
10 It Hurts Too Much--Eric Carmen

Singles entering the chart were You May Be Right by Billy Joel (#19); and I'm Alive by Electric Light Orchestra (#20).

Protest
Labour unrest in Poland spread for the first time from shipyards to the important mining and industrial regions of Silesia. At least 20,000 coal miners walked off the job in the vicinity of Katowice, an area that had been the political base of Polish Communist leader Edward Gierek and which produced much of the country's chief export, coal.

Society
14,000 refugees who had fled Cuba earlier in the year were still being held in four camps in the United States.

Baseball
The St. Louis Cardinals promoted Whitey Herzog from manager to general manager, 11 days after John Claiborne had been fired as general manager. Red Schoendienst, who had managed the team from 1965-1976, returned as manager on an interim basis. The Cardinals were currently in fourth place in the National League East Division with a record of 56-69, and were 38-35 under Mr. Herzog.

25 years ago
1985


Hit parade
Canada's Top 19
1 Summer of '69--Bryan Adams
2 The Power of Love--Huey Lewis and the News
3 We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)--Tina Turner
4 St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion)--John Parr
5 You're Only Human--Billy Joel
6 Crying Over You--Platinum Blonde
7 Never Surrender--Corey Hart
8 Head Over Heels--Tears for Fears
9 Freeway of Love--Aretha Franklin
10 Money for Nothing--Dire Straits
11 Get it On (Bang a Gong)--Power Station
12 Don't Lose My Number--Phil Collins
13 Invincible--Pat Benatar
14 You Give Good Love--Whitney Houston
15 Cry--Godley and Creme
16 Who's Holding Donna Now?--DeBarge
17 People are People--Depeche Mode
18 Smokin' in the Boys Room--Motley Crue
19 Dress You Up--Madonna

20 years ago
1990


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): U Can't Touch This--MC Hammer

Died on this date
Manly P. Hall, 89
. Canadian-born U.S. occultist. Mr. Hall, a native of Peterborough, Ontario, moved to Los Angeles at the age of 19, and quickly became immersed in mysticism and esoteric philosophies. He began preaching at Church of the People in 1919, and became permanent pastor in 1923. Mr. Hall founded the Philosophical Research Society in 1934, which continues today. Mr. Hall is perhaps best known as the author of books such as The Lost Keys of Freemasonry (1923) and The Secret Teachings of All Ages (1928). Oddly, despite Mr. Hall's many years of interest in Freemasonry, he wasn't actually initiated into the order until 1954; he was awarded the 33rd degree--Scottish Rite Freemasonry's highest honour--in 1973. Anyone reading about the history of the New Age Movement is likely to come across the name Manly P. Hall; his dubious spiritual descendants include Marianne Williamson, the most prominent promoter of the demonic A Course in Miracles. Ms. Williamson's career as a lecturer began in 1983 when she went to work with the Philosophical Research Society.

Protest
The Canadian Armed Forces dismantled the Mercier Bridge barricades at the Kanawake reserve that had been put up by Mohawks to protest the Oka standoff with Quebec police.

Terrorism
Following the shooting deaths of five people, including a member of parliament, the Armenian parliament declared a state of emergency and outlawed the republic's largest paramilitary group.

Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that the index of leading economic indicators had not changed in July.

Terrorism
Following the shooting deaths of five people, including a member of parliament, the Armenian parliament declared a state of emergency and outlawed the republic's largest paramilitary group.

Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that the index of leading economic indicators had not changed in July.

Baseball
The defending World Series champion Oakland Athletics bolstered their roster by acquiring veteran designated hitter Harold Baines from the Texas Rangers for minor league pitchers Scott Chiamparino and Joe Bitker, and getting outfielder Willie McGee from the St. Louis Cardinals for outfielder Felix Jose, minor league third baseman Stan Royer, and minor league pitcher Daryle Green. Mr. Baines was batting .290 with 13 home runs and 44 runs batted in in 103 games with Texas in 1990. Mr. Chiamparino was 13-9 with an earned run average of 3.28 in 26 games with the Tacoma Tigers of the AAA Pacific Coast League, while Mr. Bitker was 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA in 1 game with Oakland and 2-3 with a 3.20 ERA and 26 saves in 48 games with Tacoma. Mr. McGee was leading the National League with a batting percentage of .335, and he had accumulated enough plate appearances to qualify for the batting title--which he ended up winning, despite finishing the season in the American League. Mr. McGee hit .274 in 29 games for Oakland, dropping his combined average for the season to .324, below that of five players, all of whom spent the season in one league. Mr. Jose was batting .264 with 8 homers and 39 RBIs in 101 games with Oakland in 1990, while Mr. Royer was hitting .258 with 14 home runs and 89 RBIs in 137 games with the Huntsville Stars of the AA Southern League, and Mr. Green was 1-0 with a 6.41 ERA and 2 saves in 13 games with Huntsville and 0-0 with a 5.73 ERA and 1 save in 6 games with the Modesto A's of the Class A California League.

10 years ago
2000


Died on this date
Fern Bell, 87
. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Bell was an outfielder with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1939-1940), batting .283 with 2 home runs and 35 runs batted in in 89 games. He played at least 1,424 games in 12 seasons in the minor leagues (1931-1943), hitting at least 116 home runs.

Shelagh Fraser, 79. U.K. actress. Miss Fraser appeared in plays, movies, and television programs, and was best known for her role in the television serial A Family at War (1970-1971) and for playing Luke Skywalker's aunt Beru in the movie Star Wars (1977).

Diplomacy
Six hostages released after months of captivity in the Philippines went to Libya to meet the man who had helped to buy their captivity, Libyan President Moammar Gaddafi.

U.S. President Bill Clinton met with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Egypt, where they discussed prospects for peace in the Middle East.

On the eve of U.S. President Bill Clinton’s visit to his country, Colombian President Andres Pastrana said that a curtailment of international drug trafficking depended on a reduction in demand for illicit drugs in the U.S.A. and other countries.

Protest
Canadian federal fisheries officers sank illegal lobster traps that had been removed from the water near Burnt Church, New Brunswick in the latest episode in a long-running dispute over native lobster fishing.

Economics and finance
British Columbia announced that it would raise its minimum wage to $7.60 per hour on November 1, the highest in Canada.

Baseball
Pedro Martinez came within 3 outs of a no-hitter as the Boston Red Sox shut out the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 8-0 before 17,450 fans at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. John Flaherty led off the 9th inning with a single for the only Tampa Bay hit. Boston center fielder Carl Everett batted 4 for 6 with 2 home runs, a double, and triple, driving in 6 runs. Eight members of the Rays, including manager Larry Rothschild and two coaches, were ejected during the game.

Edgar Martinez's grand slam climaxed a 5-run 8th inning for the Seattle Mariners as they overcame a 3-0 deficit and defeated the New York Yankees 5-3 before 44,105 fans at Safeco Field in Seattle.

Darin Erstad had 3 hits for the Anaheim Angels in their 9-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays before 17,773 fans at Edison International Field of Anaheim to give him 200 hits for the season, reaching the total faster than any player in the last 65 years.

Eric Young led off the bottom of the 13th inning with a double and scored on a bases-loaded sacrifice fly by pinch hitter Ricky Gutierrez to give the Chicago Cubs a 7-6 win over the San Diego Padres before 31,984 fans at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Brant Brown drew a base on balls as a pinch hitter for the Cubs in the 7th inning in the 424th and last game of his 5-year major league career.

Saturday, 28 August 2010

August 28, 2010

1,240 years ago
770


Died on this date
Kōken/Shōtoku, 51 or 52 (?)
. Empress of Japan, 749-758, 764-770. Kōken, born Abe, acceded to the throne upon the abdication of her father Shōmu. She abdicated in favour of her cousin Junnin in 758, but reascended the throne as Empress Shōtoku in 764 after Junnin was deposed. Shōtoku was succeeded by her cousin Kōnin.

370 years ago
1640


War
King Charles I's English army lost to a Scottish Covenanter force at the Battle of Newburn in England.

180 years ago
1830


Transportation
The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's new Tom Thumb steam locomotive raced a horse-drawn car, presaging steam's role in U.S. railroads.

160 years ago
1850

Opera

Lohengrin by Richard Wagner premiered in Weimar, Germany.

130 years ago
1880


Baseball
The Cincinnati Stars made 16 errors in a 13-2 loss to the Troy Trojans at Bank Street Grounds in Cincinnati.

100 years ago
1910


Born on this date
Tjalling Koopmans
. Dutch-born U.S. economist. Dr. Koopmans shared the 1975 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences with Leonid Kantorovich "for their contributions to the theory of optimum allocation of resources." He died on February 26, 1985 at the age of 74.

90 years ago
1920


Baseball
Bob O'Farrell led off the bottom of the 3rd inning with a single and scored from second base on a 1-out single by Max Flack for the game's only run as the Chicago Cubs edged the Brooklyn Robins 1-0 before 12,000 fans at Cubs Park. Grover Cleveland Alexander (22-12) pitched a 6-hitter to outduel Burleigh Grimes (18-9), who allowed 7 hits.

Austin McHenry led off the bottom of the 8th with a double and scored from third base on a 1-out single by Cliff Heathcote to break a 4-4 tie as the St. Louis Cardinals edged the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis. Jakie May (1-4) pitched a 10-hit complete game victory.

The St. Louis Browns scored 5 runs in the top of the 3rd inning to provide the necessary scoring and Joe DeBerry (2-0) pitched a 3-hitter in his second major league game as the Browns shut out the Boston Red Sox 7-0 at Fenway Park in Boston. Harry Harper (4-12) took the loss.

Del Pratt drew a base on balls to lead off the bottom of the 2nd inning and eventually scored from third base on a 2-out single by Aaron Ward to score the winning run as the New York Yankees shut out the Chicago White Sox 3-0 before 39,000 fans at the Polo Grounds in New York. Bob Shawkey (15-10) pitched a 6-hitter to outduel Red Faber (18-10), who allowed 6 hits. The Yankees moved into a virtual second-place tie with the Cleveland Indians, .004 behind Cleveland and 2 games behind Chicago.

70 years ago
1940


On the radio



War
U.K. Royal Air Force bombers struck Berlin, killing civilians there for the first time. Italian planes bombed Port Said, Saudi Arabia for the first time. The Chinese government in Chungking announced that it would send troops into Indochina should Japanese forces enter the country under any pretext.

Diplomacy
German Fuehrer Adolf Hitler presided over an Axis conference at Berchtesgaden to plan a settlement of the dispute between Hungary and Romania.

Politics and government
Japanese Prime Minister Prince Fumimaro Konoe announced the basic principles of the new national totalitarian structure aimed at solidifying the control by the present regime.

Chinese Communist politician Chou En-lai returned to Chungking from Yenan to continue negotiations for cooperation between the Kuomintang and Communist parties.

The Argentine cabinet of President Roberto Ortiz resigned in order to facilitate a government reorganization.

Agriculture
Australia reported widespread drought, which threatened the country's entire agricultural economy.

Baseball
Ray Brown of the Homestead Grays pitched a 3-hitter in blanking the Baltimore Elite Giants for his 27th consecutive win in the Negro National League stretching back to the previous year.

60 years ago
1950


War
Chinese Nationalist sources charged that four Communist Chinese armies had been in North Korea for a month. North Korea protested to the United Nations against "brutal bombings" by the U.S. of N.K.-held towns and cities, claiming that 6,000 civilians had been killed and countless homes and welfare institutions destroyed since July 1.

World events
British authorities placed the island of Crete under martial law to prevent a clash between the private armies of two wealthy families.

Defense
The Council of Europe's Consultative Assembly voted 69-19 for eventual unification of European defenses as proposed by former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

U.S. congressional Republicans assailed President Harry Truman for forcing Commander-in-Chief of the United Nations Command General Douglas MacArthur to retract his statement on Taiwan's military importance to the United States, demanding that he be allowed to make a radio broadcast on the Far Eastern situation.

Politics and government
The U.S. Senate ratified the Charter of the Organization of American States after Southern Senators won passage of a clause protecting states' rights.

Society
The U.S. Senate passed a bill ending the last racial restrictions on naturalization. The bill would allow Japanese, Koreans, Indonesians, and other Asiatics now in the United States to become citizens.

Religion
The Modern Churchmen's Union in London challenged the assertion of Archbishop of Canterbury Geoffrey Fisher that the virgin birth of Jesus Christ was "a fact of history."

Economics and finance
Argentina devalued its currency in relation to the U.S. dollar, fixing a new export-import scale of 5-7.5 pesos to the dollar.

U.S. President Truman signed a bill extending social security coverage to 10 million additional workers and increasing benefits.

Both houses of the United States Congress passed by voice vote a $36.1-billion omnibus appropriations bill, containing a $62.5-million loan to Spain.

Business
The Western Allies dissolved Germany's I.G. Farben chemical trust.

Earle and Roy Mack bought 54% interest in the Philadelphia Athletics baseball team from their younger half brother, Connie Mack, Jr. Together with their father, Earle and Roy controlled 1,198 of 1,500 shares. "As long as dad wants to manage, he will continue to manage," the older brothers said. Connie Mack, Sr., 83, was in his 50th season as manager of the Athletics.

Tennis
Althea Gibson became the first Negro American woman to compete at the U.S. National Championships, at Forest Hills, New York.

Football
CRU
WIFU
Calgary (0-2) 4 @ Winnipeg (2-0) 7
Edmonton (1-1) 15 @ Saskatchewan (1-1) 9

7,700 fans at Osborne Stadium saw Tom Casey score the game’s only touchdown on a 47-yard rush in the first quarter. The Stampeders’ only scoring came on a field goal by Vern Graham and a single by Keith Spaith.

Lindy Berry and Doug Pyzer scored touchdowns for the Eskimos as they beat the Roughriders before 6,000 fans at Taylor Field in Regina. Annis Stukus converted both, while Bill Briggs added 2 singles and Rollin Prather 1.

Baseball
The Cleveland Indians blew 10-0 and 12-1 leads and lost 15-14 to the Boston Red Sox before 28,328 fans at Fenway Park in Boston. The Red Sox scored 8 runs in the 4th inning and 4 in the 8th. Dom DiMaggio, Billy Goodman, and Al Zarilla each drove in 3 runs for Boston, while Ray Boone drove in 4 runs for Cleveland and Dale Mitchell scored 4. It was the second day in a row that the Indians had blown a big lead at Fenway Park.

Hank Sauer hit 3 straight home runs off Curt Simmons and drove in 4 runs for the Chicago Cubs as they beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-5 in the first game of a doubleheader before 19,756 fans at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Dutch Leonard (4-1), making his only start of the season, was the winning pitcher over Mr. Simmons (16-8). Richie Ashburn and Andy Seminick each had 3 hits for the Phillies as they won the second game 9-5.

Dixie Howell hit a solo home run with 2 out in the bottom of the 9th inning to give the Cincinnati Reds a 3-2 win over the New York Giants before 1,547 fans at Crosley Field in Cincinnati. Ewell Blackwell (13-13) pitched a 6-hitter to outduel Dave Koslo (12-12), who allowed 10 hits in a complete game.

50 years ago
1960


Auto racing
USAC
Len Sutton won the Milwaukee 200 at the Milwaukee Mile; A.J. Foyt was second and Dick Rathmann third in the 26-car field.

Football
CRU
ORFU
Sarnia (1-0) 23 @ Port Huron-Detroit (0-1) 15

Chuck Stanley scored 2 touchdowns for the defending champion Golden Bears, and Ray Sine added another. Ed Vernes added 2 convert and 2 singles, while Sarnia quarterback and head coach Hal Ledyard punted for a single. Joe Reeves and Chuck Howton scored touchdowns for the Raiders, while Curtis Cotton added 2 converts and a single. The game was played in Port Huron.

Baseball
The Cincinnati Reds scored 9 runs--6 unearned--in the 1st inning and coasted to a 9-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers before 22,124 fans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Bob Purkey (14-8) pitched a 6-hit complete game victory.

The San Francisco Giants scored 6 runs in the 4th inning and 4 in the 6th as they routed the Milwaukee Braves 15-2 before 34,948 fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. Every San Francisco player had at least 1 hit and 1 run. Jack Sanford (11-11) pitched a 7-hit complete game victory, and batted 1 for 5 with a run and 2 runs batted in.

Frank Bolling and Rocky Colavito hit home runs in a 5-run 1st inning for the Detroit Tigers as they beat the New York Yankees 6-2 in the first game of a doubleheader before 47,971 fans at Yankee Stadium. The teams combined to hit 7 home runs in the second game, which the Yankees won 8-5. Dale Long, Johnny Blanchard, Mickey Mantle, and Yogi Berra hit home runs for New York, while Ozzie Virgil, Lou Berberet, and Steve Bilko homered for Detroit.

Lu Clinton doubled to lead off the bottom of the 7th inning and scored from third base on a sacrifice squeeze bunt by Don Buddin to break a 1-1 tie as the Boston Red Sox edged the Kansas City Athletics 2-1 in the first game of a doubleheader before 22,355 fans at Fenway Park in Boston. Frank Sullivan (5-14) pitched a 5-hitter, with no earned runs, to outduel Dick Hall (7-10), who allowed 8 hits and 2 earned runs. Relief pitcher Mike Fornieles singled home Carroll Hardy from second base with 1 out in the bottom of the 8th to break a 4-4 tie as the Red Sox won the second game 5-4 to complete the sweep. Mr. Fornieles (9-3) pitched 2 scoreless innings.

40 years ago
1970


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Pinocchio--Maria Dallas

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): The Wonder of You--Elvis Presley (4th week at #1)

South Africa's Top 10 (Springbok Radio)
1 In the Summertime--Mungo Jerry (4th week at #1)
2 The Wedding--Jody Wayne
3 Goodbye Sam, Hello Samantha--Cliff Richard
4 A Song of Joy (Himno a la Alegria)--Miguel Rios
5 Which Way You Goin' Billy?--The Poppy Family
6 Sally--Gerry Munroe
7 Down the Dustpipe--Status Quo
8 Come Softly to Me--Percy Sledge
9 Lola--The Kinks
10 Neanderthal Man--Hotlegs

Singles entering the chart were Push Mr. Pride Aside by Percy Sledge (#19); and Mademoiselle Ninette by Michael Holm (#20).

Vancouver's Top 10 (CKLG)
1 As the Years Go By--Mashmakhan (2nd week at #1)
2 Indiana Wants Me--R. Dean Taylor
3 Lookin' Out My Back Door/Long as I Can See the Light--Creedence Clearwater Revival
4 Hand Me Down World--The Guess Who
5 In the Summertime--Mungo Jerry
6 Yellow River--Christie
7 Patches--Clarence Carter
8 Julie, Do Ya Love Me?--Bobby Sherman
9 Me and Bobby McGee--Gordon Lightfoot
10 Overture from Tommy (A Rock Opera)--The Assembled Multitude

Singles entering the chart were All Right Now by Free (#24); (If You Let Me Make Love to You Then) Why Can't I Touch You? by Ronnie Dyson (#26); Neanderthal Man by Hotlegs (#28); Cracklin' Rosie by Neil Diamond (#29); and Where are You Going to My Love by the Brotherhood of Man (#30).

Vancouver's Top 10 (CKVN)
1 As the Years Go By--Mashmakhan (2nd week at #1)
2 Hand Me Down World--The Guess Who
3 Lookin' Out My Back Door/Long as I Can See the Light--Creedence Clearwater Revival
4 Indiana Wants Me--R. Dean Taylor
5 Tell it All Brother--Kenny Rogers and the First Edition
6 Me and Bobby McGee--Gordon Lightfoot
7 In the Summertime--Mungo Jerry
8 25 or 6 to 4--Chicago
9 Patches--Clarence Carter
10 Yellow River--Christie

Singles entering the chart were Neanderthal Man by Hotlegs (#27); Cracklin' Rosie by Neil Diamond (#28); Green-Eyed Lady by Sugarloaf (#29); and Soul Shake by Delaney and Bonnie and Friends (#30).

Edmonton's Top 10 (CJCA)
1 In the Summertime--Mungo Jerry (2nd week at #1)
2 Snowbird--Anne Murray
3 As the Years Go By--Mashmakhan
4 Lookin' Out My Back Door--Creedence Clearwater Revival
5 Long as I Can See the Light--Creedence Clearwater Revival
6 Wigwam--Bob Dylan
7 Me and Bobby McGee--Gordon Lightfoot
8 (They Long to Be) Close to You--Carpenters
9 25 or 6 to 4--Chicago
10 Border Song--Elton John

War
The U.S. State Department announced that Thailand planned to withdraw its entire 11,000-man force from South Vietnam.

Diplomacy
In the strongest Soviet support yet given to Middle East peace efforts, Communist party general secretary Leonid Brezhnev told an audience in Kazakhstan that the Arab-Israeli talks must go on without "new provocations and subterfuges designed to circumvent or violate the cease-fire agreement" and despite the opposition of some Arab militants.

Terrorism
As thousands of students began classes in integrated schools in Alabama, and attorneys for school boards in Virginia and Florida prepared appeals from desegregation orders, two explosions damaged a school in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, scheduled for desegregation.

Defense
The Safeguard U.S. anti-missile system passed its first test in intercepting a missile from space. A radar-guided Spartan missile was fired from Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific Ocean and intercepted the nose cone of a Minuteman ballistic missile fired from Vandenberg Air Force Base, 4,200 miles away. The U.S. Defense Department made the announcement of the successful test on August 31.

Baseball
Pinch hitter Mack Jones led off the bottom of the 10th inning with a base on balls and scored from third base on a 2-out single by Boots Day to give the Montreal Expos a 4-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds before 23,310 fans at Jarry Park in Montreal.

Juan Marichal (9-9) pitched an 8-hitter for his 200th career major league win as the San Francisco Giants beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1 before 6,174 fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. Jim Ray Hart started at third base for the Giants and batted 3 for 3 with a run batted in, and was relieved by Alan Gallagher, who doubled in his only plate appearance.

Joe Torre’s home run off Don Sutton leading off the 9th inning broke a scoreless duel and gave the St. Louis Cardinals a 1-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers before 19,964 fans at Dodger Stadium. Jerry Reuss (5-5) pitched a 2-hit shutout, while Mr. Sutton (13-10) allowed just 5 hits.

Fritz Peterson (15-9) pitched a 3-hitter and batted 2 for 3 with a double and a run to lead the New York Yankees over the Minnesota Twins 6-0 in the first game of a doubleheader before 25,824 fans at Yankee Stadium. Bobby Murcer reached first base on an error by first baseman Rich Reese and eventually scored from third base on a 2-out wild pitch by Ron Perranoski to give the Yankees a 2-1 win in the second game to complete the sweep, with Mike Kekich (4-3) pitching a 5-hit complete game victory.

Sandy Alomar led off the 8th inning with a single, advanced to third base on a single by Roger Repoz, and scored on a single by Jim Fregosi to break a 2-2 tie as the California Angels edged the Cleveland Indians 3-2 in the first game of a doubleheader before 11,160 fans at Municipal Stadium in Cleveland. Mr. Repoz's home run with 1 out in the top of the 1st inning was the only hit off Rich Hand (6-9) as the Indians scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 5th and went on to win the second game 5-1. Cleveland first baseman Tony Horton batted 1 for 4 in the first game; he was 0 for 2 and made 5 putouts and participated in a double play in the second game, which was the 636th and last of his 7-year major league career. Cleveland manager Alvin Dark, acting on the advice of several of his players, pulled Mr. Horton from the game in the 5th inning. At 5:00 the next morning Mr. Horton was found sitting in his car in the parking lot of the motel that served as his residence in a Cleveland suburb. He was bleeding profusely after slashing his wrists. Fortunately, his life was saved, but he never had anything to do with baseball again, bringing a premature and sad end to a promising career.

Reggie Smith's home run leading off the 9th inning proved to be the deciding run as the Boston Red Sox withstood a 2-run rally in the bottom of the 9th and defeated the Chicago White Sox 5-4 before 12,479 fans at White Sox Park. With 1 out in the bottom of the 9th, Carlos May singled and Bill Melton followed with a home run. Gail Hopkins singled with 2 out, but Ken Berry grounded out to first base to end the game.

25 years ago
1985


Crime
An East German couple, Reinhard and Sonja Schulze of Cranford, Middlesex, England, appeared in a London courtroom to face charges of espionage.

20 years ago
1990


Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): Jos haluu saada--MC Nikke T (3rd week at #1)

Died on this date
Larry Jackson, 59
. U.S. baseball pitcher. Mr. Jackson played with the St. Louis Cardinals (1955-1962); Chicago Cubs (1963-1966); and Philadelphia Phillies (1966-1968), posting a record of 194-183 with an earned run average of 3.40 in 558 games. His best season was 1964, when he led the National League with 24 wins. Mr. Jackson served four terms as a Republican member of the Idaho state legislature, and died of cancer.

World events
Iraq declared recently-invaded Kuwait to be its newest province.

Protest
The Canadian Armed Forces offered a 24-hour grace period to Mohawks at the Kanasetake reserve at Oka, Quebec to dismantle barricades.

Disasters
A tornado cut a 700-foot-wide swath across towns and cornfields in Illinois 35 miles southwest of Chicago. Following an eight-mile course through Plainfield, Crest Hill, and Joliet, the tornado killed 29 people and injured 353. 50 houses and 500 apartments were destroyed. Some victims dies when the tornado’s vacuum lifted them into the sky and dropped them into nearby fields.

Football
CFL
British Columbia (2-5-1) 34 @ Ottawa (2-6) 41
Calgary (5-2-1) 37 @ Winnipeg (6-2) 39 (OT)

Damon Allen threw for 288 yards and 3 touchdowns as the Rough Riders ended a 4-game losing streak. Stephen Jones caught 2 of Mr. Allen’s touchdown tosses, with the other going to Stacey Dawsey. Gregg Stumon scored Ottawa’s other touchdown on a 21-yard interception return. The Rough Riders led 41-11 after the 3rd quarter before the Lions mounted a furious comeback behind Joe Paopao, at quarterback in relief of ineffective starter Doug Flutie. Mr. Flutie completed just 12 of 26 passes for 182 yards and 2 interceptions, but Mr. Paopao completed 20 of 33 for 313 yards and 4th-quarter touchdowns to Larry Willis, Lorenzo Graham, and Emanuel Tolbert. Kennard Martin scored B.C.’s first touchdown on a 1-yard rush on the first play of the second quarter. Ray Alexander of the Lions led all receivers with 9 receptions for 154 yards, while Mr. Willis contributed 130 on 6 catches. 22,450 were in attendance at Lansdowne Park.

Mark McLoughlin was wide on a 31-yard field goal attempt with 4 seconds remaining in the 2nd overtime period, and the resulting single point left the Stampeders 2 points short. Winnipeg had tied the game with 23 seconds remaining in the 4th quarter on a 23-yard touchdown pass from backup quarterback Danny McManus to James Murphy, converted by Trevor Kennerd. It was the second touchdown pass from Mr. McManus to Mr. Murphy in the 4th quarter. Mr. Kennerd provided the winning margin with a 16-yard field goal--his sixth field goal of the game--with 1:38 remaining in the second overtime period. Calgary quarterback Danny Barrett completed 3 touchdown passes, all to Derrick Crawford, who caught 8 passes for 193 yards. Backup quarterback Terrence Jones threw 6 yards to Darrell Wallace for Calgary’s other touchdown. Tom Burgess started at quarterback for the Blue Bombers and threw a touchdown pass to Rick House in the 1st quarter. Attendance at Winnipeg Stadium was 28,480.

Baseball
Ryne Sandberg became the first major league second baseman to post consecutive seasons of 30 or more home runs as he homered to help the Chicago Cubs beat the Houston Astros 5-2 before 12,150 fans at the Astrodome. Greg Maddux pitched an 8-hit complete game victory.