Thursday, 30 September 2010

September 30, 2010

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Connie LeGrand and Chuck Chandler!

1,590 years ago
420


Died on this date
Jerome, 73 (?)
. Roman theologian. Jerome, born Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus, was ordained in the late 370s. He was best known for the Latin Vulgate (382-405)--his translation of most of the Bible--as well as his commentaries on Scripture. Jerome is a saint and a doctor of the Roman Catholic Church.

490 years ago
1520


Asiatica
Suleiman the Magnificent was proclaimed Sultan of the Ottoman Empire.

240 years ago
1770


Died on this date
George Whitefield, 55
. English-born clergyman. Mr. Whitefield was an Anglican who became one of the founders of Methodism. He preached a moderate form of Calvinism, and differed with Methodist founder John Wesley on issues such as eternal election, perseverance of the saints, and sanctification. Mr. Whitefield was cross-eyed and small of stature, but his booming voice enabled him to be heard by thousands of people at once in the open air. He arrived in America in 1738 and became one of the most popular preachers of the 18th century. He and Jonathan Edwards were the most noteworthy preachers of the "Great Awakening" in both Britain and America.

140 years ago
1870


Born on this date
Jean Perrin
. French physicist and chemist. Dr. Perrin was awarded the 1926 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his work on the discontinuous structure of matter, and especially for his discovery of sedimentation equilibrium." He fled to the United States after the Nazi invasion of France in 1940, and died in New York City on April 17, 1942 at the age of 71.

Thomas W. Lamont. U.S. banker. Mr. Lamont joined of the board of directors of J.P. Morgan & Co. in 1911, and served as Chairman of the Board from 1943 until his death. He was one of the U.S.A.'s most influential bankers, drawing up the Dawes and Young Plans for German World War I reparations Mr. Lamont was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a supporter of Italian Fascism. He died on February 2, 1948 at the age of 77, and bequeathed $5 million to his alma mater, Harvard University; $1 million to the Metropolitan Museum of Art; and $4 million to other educational institutions.

110 years ago
1910


Born on this date
Jennings Poindexter
. U.S. baseball pitcher. Mr. Poindexter played with the Boston Red Sox (1936) and Philadelphia Phillies (1939), compiling a record of 0-2 with an earned run average of 4.83 in 14 games. He played 11 seasons in the minor leagues (1935-1947), winning at least 101 and losing at least 81. Mr. Poindexter died of a heart attack while battling lung cancer on March 3, 1983 at the age of 72.

Frank Skaff. U.S. baseball player, coach, manager, and scout. Mr. Skaff was a first baseman with the Brooklyn Dodgers (1935) and Philadelphia Athletics (1943), battting .320 with 1 home run and 11 runs batted in in 38 games. He played 11 seasons in the minor leagues (1935-1948), hitting at least 112 home runs. Mr. Skaff was the Detroit Tigers' first base coach at the beginning of the 1966 season, but managed the club in the last half of 1966 after both Chuck Dressen and Bob Swift fell fatally ill. Mr. Skaff led the Tigers to a 40-39 record, but worked as a scout for the club from 1967-1970, returning as first base coach for the 1971 season. He died on April 12, 1988 at the age of 77, while on a scouting trip for the Tigers in Maryland.

Baseball
Ray Jansen of the St. Louis Browns played his only game in the major leagues, batting 4 for 5 with 2 putouts, 5 assists, and 3 errors at third base as the Browns lost 9-1 to the Chicago White Sox before 1,000 fans at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis. The Browns amassed 16 hits against winning pitcher Fred Olmstead (9-12).

The Philadelphia Phillies scored 8 runs in the top of the 8th inning to overcome a 6-1 deficit, but the Brooklyn Superbas rallied for 3 in the bottom of the 9th, and the game was called after 10 innings with the score tied 9-9 before 1,000 fans at Washington Park in Brooklyn. Philadelphia catcher Johnny Bates and Brooklyn first baseman Jake Daubert each had 4 hits, with Mr. Daubert hitting a home run.

Pinch hitter Beals Becker's grand slam was the big blow of a 6-run 5th inning for the New York Giants as they beat the Boston Doves 17-8 before 1,283 fans at South End Grounds in Boston. Dick Rudolph, the third and last New York pitcher, allowed 2 hits and 1 run in 1 inning, striking out 2 batters and walking none to get the save in his first major league game.

70 years ago
1940


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Till the Lights of London Shine Again--The Joe Loss Orchestra (2nd month at #1)

On the radio



60 years ago
1950


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Quicksilver--Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Goodnight Irene--Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra and the Weavers (Best Seller--7th week at #1; Disc Jockey--5th week at #1; Jukebox--6th week at #1)

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Goodnight Irene--Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra and the Weavers (5th week at #1)
--Frank Sinatra
2 Mona Lisa--Nat "King" Cole
--Victor Young and his Orchestra (Don Cherry, vocal)
--Art Lund
3 Sam’s Song--Gary Crosby and Friend
--Joe "Fingers" Carr and the Carr-Hops
4 Tzena Tzena Tzena--Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra and the Weavers
--Mitch Miller and his Orchestra
--Vic Damone
5 Play a Simple Melody--Gary Crosby and Friend
--Jo Stafford
6 La Vie en Rose--Tony Martin
--Bing Crosby
--Edith Piaf
7 Can Anyone Explain? (No, No, No!)--The Ames Brothers
8 All My Love (Bolero)--Patti Page
--Percy Faith and his Orchestra
--Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians
--Bing Crosby
9 Bonaparte’s Retreat--Kay Starr
--Gene Krupa and Chicago Jazz
10 Count Every Star--Hugo Winterhalter and his Orchestra
--Ray Anthony and his Orchestra
--Dick Haymes and Artie Shaw

The only single entering the chart the chart was My Silent Love by Bill Snyder and his Orchestra (#36).

Died on this date
Jack Harper, 72
. U.S. baseball pitcher. Mr. Harper played with the Cleveland Spiders (1899); St. Louis Cardinals (1900-1901); St. Louis Browns (1902); Cincinnati Reds (1903-1906); and Chicago Cubs (1906), compiling a record of 80-64 with an earned run average of 3.55 in 158 games, batting .186 with 1 home run and 41 runs batted in in 160 games. His best season was 1904, when he was 23-9 with a 2.30 ERA. Mr. Harper's major league career ended just three batters into his first game with the Cubs when his thumb was shattered by a line drive.

Ned Crompton, 61. U.K.-born U.S. baseball player. Mr. Crompton, a native of Liverpool, played left field with the St. Louis Browns (1909) and Cincinnati Reds (1910), batting .154 with no home runs and 2 runs batted in in 18 games. He batted .251 in 307 games in 4 seasons in the minor leagues (1909-1912).

War
U.S. President Harry Truman presented the first Medal of Honor of the Korean War to General William F. Dean, commander of the 24th Infantry Division.

Communist Chinese Premier Chou En-lai (Zhou Enlai) charged that 200,000 Nationalist guerrillas were still resisting on the mainland and that some landlords were sabotaging the government's land reform program.

Diplomacy
Washington dispatches reported that the U.S. State Department had ordered its consuls abroad to deny visas to present or past Fascists or Nazis under the new Internal Security Act of 1950.

In an open letter to Communist Chinese Chairman Mao Tse-tung (Mao Zedong), former U.S. Vice President Henry Wallace urged him to work for friendship with the United States and avoid "slavish obedience" to the Soviet Union.

Law
Argentina's Congress adjourned after passing a strong law against espionage and sabotage. Opponents of President Juan Peron charged that the measure went beyond defense requirements and may be used by the government to "intimidate the general public."

Economics and finance
The Canadian cabinet decided to free the exchange rate of the Canadian dollar, putting it on the open market.

Football
CRU
IRFU
Toronto (4-2) 5 @ Ottawa (3-3) 15

WIFU
Winnipeg (6-2) 20 @ Calgary (1-8) 0
Saskatchewan (4-4) 9 @ Edmonton (6-3) 6

The Eskimos’ touchdown in their loss to the Roughriders came on a pass from Lindy Berry to Morris Bailey, converted by Annis Stukus. 6,500 were in attendance at Clarke Stadium, approximately the same number as were at Mewata Stadium to see the Blue Bombers blank the Stampeders.

ORFU-SIFL
Exhibition
Toronto Balmy Beach (ORFU) 25 @ University of Toronto (SIFL) 12

8,000 attended the game at Varsity Stadium.

Baseball
Duke Snider and Roy Campanella hit home runs off relief ace Jim Konstanty to help the Brooklyn Dodgers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-3 before 23,879 fans at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, moving within 1 game of the National League-leading Phillies with 1 game remaining in the regular season. It was the Phillies’ 5th straight loss and 8th in their last 10 games; for the Dodgers, it was their 13th win in their last 16 games. Erv Palica (13-8) pitched a 7-hit complete game victory, while Bob Miller (11-6) took the loss.

Gerry Staley (13-13) pitched a 3-hitter and Red Munger (7-8) followed with a 4-hitter for the St. Louis Cardinals as they swept a doubleheader from the Chicago Cubs 2-0 and 4-0 before 10,194 fans at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis. Johnny Schmitz (13-13) and Bob Rush (13-20) were the respective losing pitchers.

50 years ago
1960


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Tell Laura I Love Her--Ricky Valance

On television tonight
The Twilight Zone, on CBS
Tonight’s episode: King Nine Will Not Return, starring Robert Cummings

This was the first episode of the season.

Space
A Black Brant I sounding rocket was launched from Fort Churchill, Manitoba for a seeding Aeronomy mission.

Football
CFL
Saskatchewan (1-8-1) 2 @ Edmonton (9-2) 9

Jackie Parker scored the game’s only touchdown, converted by Tommy-Joe Coffey. Vic Chapman punted for 2 singles to complete the Eskimos’ scoring before 14,997 fans at Clarke Stadium.

NFL
Philadelphia (1-1) 27 @ Dallas (0-2) 25

Baseball
The Pittsburgh Pirates released first baseman Mickey Vernon, ending his career. He was the Pirates' first base coach and had been activated earlier in the month. Mr. Vernon batted .125 (1 for 8) with no home runs and 1 run batted in in 9 games with the Pirates in 1960.

Hector Lopez scored from third base with 1 out in the bottom of the 9th as second baseman Marlan Coughtry held onto the ball too long in an attempt to tag out Roger Maris between first and second, giving the New York Yankees a 6-5 win over the Boston Red Sox before 12,708 fans at Yankee Stadium. It was the Yankees' 13th straight win. Tony Kubek and Jesse Gonder hit home runs for New York, giving the Yankees an American League record of 192 for a single season. Mr. Gonder's homer, his first in the major leagues, came as a pinch hitter in the 7th. Hal Stowe, the fourth of five New York pitchers, allowed no hits and 1 run--earned--in 1 inning, walking 1 batter and striking out none in his only major league game; he was one of the players profiled in the book Once Around the Bases by Richard Tellis (1998).

Minnie Minoso doubled to lead off the bottom of the 13th inning and scored from third base on a bases-loaded single by Joe Ginsberg with none out to give the Chicago White Sox a 5-4 win over the Cleveland Indians before 13,967 fans at Comiskey Park in Chicago.

Bobby Del Greco tripled home Clay Dalrymple and Tony Curry with 1 out in the bottom of the 14th inning and scored on a bases-loaded single by Lee Walls to complete a 3-run rally for the Philadelphia Phillies as they defeated the Cincinnati Reds 7-6 before 3,370 fans at Connie Mack Stadium in Philadelphia. Chris Short (6-9) allowed 5 hits and 2 runs--none earned--in 5 innings of relief to get the win.

Hank Aaron batted 4 for 6 with 2 home runs, 2 doubles, 3 runs, and 5 runs batted in to lead the Milwaukee Braves over the Pittsburgh Pirates 13-2 before 25,148 fans at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh. Mr. Aaron's homers gave him 40 for the season. Bob Buhl (16-9) pitched a 5-hit complete game victory, batting 2 for 5 with a run and an RBI. Vern Law (20-9) took the loss. Dick Barone played the last 2 inning at shortstop for the Pirates, batting 0 for 1 and making a putout, an assist, and an error in his third and last major league game.

40 years ago
1970


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Band of Gold--Freda Payne (2nd week at #1)

Died on this date
Hank Patterson, 63
. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Patterson was a catcher who played 1 game with the Boston Red Sox on September 5, 1932, batting 0 for 1. He batted .250 (2 for 8) in 3 games with the Hollywood Stars of the Pacific Coast League in 1933. Mr. Patterson died of a heart attack.

Lou Novikoff, 54. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Novikoff, nicknamed "The Mad Russian," played left field with the Chicago Cubs (1941-1944) and Philadelphia Phillies (1946), batting .282 with 15 home runs and 138 runs batted in in 356 games. He played at least 1,276 games in 11 seasons in the minor leagues (1937-1950), hitting at least 174 home runs. Mr. Novikoff played 6 seasons inthe Pacific Coast League, and was inducted into the PCL Hall of Fame in 2015.

Terrorism
As part of the deal to secure the release of hostages from jetliners that had been hijacked over western Europe on September 6 and flown to and parked in the Jordanian desert, seven Palestinian guerrillas were freed from European jails. The Jordanian army and Palestinian guerrillas began withdrawing from their positions in Amman.

Society
The U.S. Federal Commission on Obscenity and Pornography, in the formal release of its report, urged the repeal of "Federal, state, and local legislation prohibiting the sale, exhibition or distribution of sexual materials to consenting adults." Based on two years’ research and already criticized by the administration of President Richard Nixon, the report concluded that pornography did not cause crime or sexual deviancy.

Health
Citing injuries to an estimated 120,000 people per year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration moved to require safety glass in prescription eyeglasses and non-prescription sunglasses. It was estimated that only about ¼ of the 100 million prescription glasses now in use met the new standards.

Baseball
Jerry Kenney singled home Frank Tepedino and Jim Lyttle in the 4th inning to score the deciding runs as the New York Yankees edged the Boston Red Sox 4-3 before 16,255 fans at Fenway Park in Boston. Billy Conigliaro and Luis Alvarado hit home runs for the Red Sox; for Mr. Alvarado it was his first major league home run. The Red Sox loaded the bases with 2 out in the 9th, but Mike Andrews grounded into a force play to end the game. Fritz Peterson (20-11) allowed 8 hits and 3 earned runs to get the win, with Lindy McDaniel getting his 29th save of the season. Mike Nagy (6-5) took the loss.

Pinch hitter Paul Rafliff's 3-run home run climaxed a 4-run rally for the Minnesota Twins as they beat the Kansas City Royals 6-4 before 5,219 fans at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington.

John Bateman singled home Bob Bailey and Jim Gosger and scored on a triple by Bobby Wine as the Montreal Expos scored 4 runs in the 3rd inning after the first 2 batters were retired and held on to defeat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 before 1,186 fans at Connie Mack Stadium in Philadelphia. Bill Stoneman (7-15) was the winning pitcher over Rick Wise (13-14).

Jose Cardenal led off the bottom of the 9th inning with a home run to tie the score, and Ted Simmons singled and scored on a 2-out single by Lou Brock to give the St. Louis Cardinals a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates before 8,084 fans at Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis.

30 years ago
1980


Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that the index of leading indicators had risen 1.9% in August, the third monthly rise in a row and a possible indication that the recession was coming to an end.

Baseball
The New York Mets edged the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 before only 1,754 fans at Shea Stadium in New York, the smallest crowd ever for a Mets’ game at Shea Stadium. Pete Falcone (7-9) pitched a 7-hitter to outduel Don Robinson (6-10), who allowed 5 hits and 2 earned runs in 7 innings.

Pedro Guerrero hit a 3-run home run in the top of the 10th inning to break a 3-3 tie as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Francisco Giants 6-3 before 10,953 fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. Fernando Valenzuela (1-0) pitched 2 scoreless innings to win his first major league game.

20 years ago
1990


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Blaze of Glory--Jon Bon Jovi (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: Verdammt - ich lieb' dich--Matthias Reim (13th week at #1)

Austria's Top 10 (Ö3)
1 Verdammt - ich lieb' dich--Matthias Reim (12th week at #1)
2 Naked in the Rain--Black Pearl
3 Tom's Diner--DNA featuring Suzanne Vega
4 Ooops Up--Snap!
5 U Can't Touch This--MC Hammer
6 It's on You--M.C. Sar & the Real McCoy
7 It Must Have Been Love--Roxette
8 Close to You--Maxi Priest
9 Kingston Town--UB40
10 La luna lila (Purple Moon)--Luisa Fernandez & Peter Kent

The only single entering the chart was Love is Such a Lonely Sword by Blue System (#30).

Died on this date
Ruth Cheney Streeter, 94
. U.S. military officer. Colonel Streeter joined the United States Marine Corps Women's Reserve in 1943, and became its director. She retired in 1945 after overseeing tremendous growth in the USMCWR. Col. Streeter died two days before her 95th birthday.

Patrick White, 78. Australian writer. Mr. White wrote 12 novels, three short story collections, and eight plays from 1935-1987. He was awarded the 1973 Nobel Prize in Literature "for an epic and psychological narrative art which has introduced a new continent into literature." Mr. White died after years of failing health.

Nelson Potter, 79. U.S. baseball pitcher. Mr. Potter played with the St. Louis Cardinals (1936); Philadelphia Athletics (1938-1941, 1948); Boston Red Sox (1941); St. Louis Browns (1943-1948); and Boston Braves (1948-1949), compiling a record of 92-97 with an earned run average of 3.99 in 349 games. His best season was 1944, when he was 19-7 with a 2.83 ERA in helping the Browns win their only American League pennant.

Rob Moroso, 22. U.S. auto racing driver. Mr. Moroso was a stock car dirver on the NASCAR circuit. While legally drunk, he was killed in a highway accident near his hometown of Terrell, North Carolina, four days after his 22nd birthday. Also killed in the crash was Tammy Williams, the driver of the vehicle in the opposite lane.

Diplomacy
Leaders of 70 nations gathered in New York City at the World Summit for Children.

Diplomacy
The Dalai Lama unveiled the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights in Ottawa.

Football
CFL
Calgary (7-5-1) 52 @ Ottawa (4-9) 8
British Columbia (3-9-1) 34 @ Saskatchewan (7-6) 37

Rick Worman completed 17 of 28 passes for 317 yards and 4 touchdowns and rushed for another touchdown as the Stampeders outscored the Rough Riders 49-0 over the last 3 quarters before a Lansdowne Park crowd of 20,035. Mr. Worman’s touchdown passes went to Marshall Toner, Tony Cherry, Dave Sapunjis, and Derrick Crawford. Mr. Cherry also rushed 7 yards for a touchdown. Damon Allen passed 13 yards to Jeff Smith for the only Ottawa touchdown. Mr. Crawford led all receivers with 151 yards on 4 receptions.



Milson Jones rushed 10 times for 114 yards and touchdowns of 4 and 40 yards in the 4th quarter as the Roughriders edged the Lions before 26,176 fans at Taylor Field in Regina. Mr. Jones’ 40-yard touchdown run came with just 1:02 remaining in regulation time. It was the third touchdown of the quarter for the Roughriders, who outscored the Lions 20-10 in the 4th quarter. Kent Austin started at quarterback for Saskatchewan and threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Don Narcisse and rushed 1 yard for another major score of his own before leaving with a knee injury. Backup quarterback Jeff Bentrim directed the Roughriders to their 4th-quarter comeback, which included a 19-yard touchdown pass to Mr. Narcisse. Doug Flutie threw a 32-yard touchdown pass to Jay Christensen with 5:57 remaining, but failed on a 2-point convert attempt, leaving the Lions ahead 31-30. Tony Martino's second field goal of the game, a 36-yard kick, made the score 34-30 with 1:28 remaining. Joe Paopao started at quarterback for B.C. and rushed 1 yard for a touchdown in the 1st quarter. Centre Jamie Taras scored the Lions’ first touchdown when he recovered a blocked punt in the Saskatchewan end zone. The game’s most exciting score was a 108-yard punt return for a touchdown by Tony Hunter of the Lions with 1:16 remaining in the 2nd quarter. It was the only CFL punt return touchdown for "The Wiz." Ray Alexander of the Lions caught 5 passes for 129 yards, while Ray Elgaard led the Roughriders with 121 yards on 3 receptions.





Baseball
Doug Drabek pitched a 3-hitter as the Pittsburgh Pirates blanked the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0 before 32,672 fans at Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis to clinch the National League East Division title for the first time in 11 years.

Fred McGriff hit 4 singles and drove in 3 runs as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 10-5 before 34,400 fans at Fenway Park in Boston to draw to within 1 game of the Red Sox for the American Leauge East Division lead with 3 games remaining for both teams.

The Chicago White Sox edged the Seattle Mariners 2-1 before 42,849 fans in the last game at Comiskey Park in Chicago. Jack McDowell allowed 10 hits but only 1 run in 8 innings to get the win, with Bobby Thigpen pitching a scoreless 9th inning to get his 57th save of the season. Rich DeLucia pitched a 9-hit complete game in taking the loss.

10 years ago
2000


War
Television pictures of a 12-year-old Palestinian boy being gunned down in a crossfire in the Gaza Strip caused an international uproar.

Olympics
Before 98,000 fans in Sydney, Cameroon won its first gold medal ever with a 5-3 victory over Spain in the men’s soccer final.



The U.S.A. defeated Australia 76-54 to win the gold medal in women’s basketball.



Football
CFL
Montreal (9-4) 32 @ Hamilton (8-5-0-2) 16

Anthony Calvillo completed 17 of 27 passes for 273 yards and touchdowns of 63 yards to Ben Cahoon, 24 yards to Tyree Davis, and 21 yards to Jock Climie as the Alouettes won in front of an Ivor Wynne Stadium crowd of 21,212. Danny McManus started at quarterback for the Tiger-Cats but left with a leg injury in the 1st quarter, and was replaced by rookie Billy Dicken, who rushed 1 yard for a touchdown but completed only 4 of 15 passes for 69 yards and 3 interceptions. Hamilton’s third quarterback, Todd Bankhead, entered the game in the 4th quarter and completed 6 of 12 passes for 75 yards. Ronald Williams, who carried 15 times for 78 yards, rushed 1 yard for the Tiger-Cats’ second touchdown. Mike Pringle led the Montreal ground game with 20 carries for 81 yards.

CIAU
Calgary 37 @ Alberta 17

Dean Fisher rushed for 234 yards and 3 touchdowns to lead the Dinos over the Golden Bears at Varsity Stadium in Edmonton.

Baseball
The Oakland Athletics scored 9 runs in the 1st inning and 8 in the 7th as they whipped the Texas Rangers 23-2 before 35,546 fans at Network Associates Coliseum in Oakland. Miguel Tejada hit a grand slam to climax a 5-run 5th.

Alex Rodriguez batted 4 for 6 with 2 home runs, 4 runs, and 7 runs batted in, while John Olerud was 4 for 6 with a run and 4 RBIs to help the Seattle Mariners beat the Anaheim Angels 21-9 before 35,238 fans at Edison International Field of Anaheim to remain ½ game behind the Oakland Athletics and 1 game ahead of the Cleveland Indians in the American League wild card race.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

September 29, 2010

200 years ago
1810


Born on this date
Elizabeth Gaskell
. U.K. authoress. Mrs. Gaskell wrote novels, short stories, and biographies. Her fiction is regarded as a valuable depiction of the various strata of Victorian society. Mrs. Gaskell died of a heart attack on November 12, 1865 at the age of 55.

160 years ago
1850


Religion
Pope Pius IX's bull Universalis Ecclesiae restored the Roman Catholic hierarchy in England and Wales.

130 years ago
1880

Born on this date
Liberato Pinto
. Prime Minister of Portugal, 1920-1921. Lieutenant Colonel Pinto served with the Republican National Guard, and was Prime Minister from November 30, 1920-March 2, 1921, while also holding three other cabinet posts. He died on August 4, 1949 at the age of 68.

125 years ago
1885


Transportation
The world's first practical public electric tramway opened in Blackpool, England.

110 years ago
1900


Died on this date
Samuel Fenton Cary, 86
. U.S. politician. Mr. Cary was a Republican, a Democrat, and a member of the Greenback Party at various times, but was consistent in his support for prohibition of alcohol. He represented Ohio's 2nd District in the U.S. House of Representatives (1867-1869), and was the Greenback Party candidate for Vice President of the United States in 1876.

100 years ago
1910


Died on this date
Winslow Homer, 74
. U.S. artist. Mr. Homer was a painter and printmaker who was known for his paintings of American life, marine scenes, and landscapes, and was one of the most prominent artists of the 19th century in the United States.

90 years ago
1920


Died on this date
Mark Creegan, 56
. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Creegan was an outfielder with the Washington Nationals of the Union Association (1884), batting .152 with no home runs and 4 runs batted in in 9 games. He played 5 seasons in the minor leagues (1881, 1883-1885, 1894).

Baseball
Smoky Joe Wood batted 3 for 4 with 2 runs and 2 runs batted in to help the Cleveland Indians defeat the St. Louis Browns 10-2 before 200 fans at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis. Stan Coveleski (24-14) pitched an 8-hit complete game victory as the Indians moved 1½ games ahead of the idle Chicago White Sox, with 4 games remaining in the season for Cleveland and 3 for Chicago.

Babe Ruth hit his 54th home run of the season for the New York Yankees as they beat the Philadelphia Athletics 7-3 in the first game of a doubleheader before 7,000 fans at Shibe Park in Philadelphia. New York catcher Truck Hannah batted 2 for 4 with a run batted in, making 7 putouts in the 244th and last game of his 3-year major league career. Wally Pipp's 3-run homer with 2 out in the top of the 11th climaxed a 5-run inning, breaking a 4-4 tie as the Yankees won 9-4 to complete the sweep. Rip Collins (14-8) and Bob Shawkey (20-13) pitched respective complete game victories. The results mathematically eliminated the third-place Yankees from pennant contention.

80 years ago
1930


Transportation
The final section of Prince Edward Island's 3'6 gauge railway was converted to standard gauge; the work had started in 1919.

Football
CRU
IRFU-Canadian university
Exhibition
Hamilton Tigers 38 @ University of British Columbia 1

Brian Timmis, Dave Sprague, and Beano Wright scored touchdowns to help the defending Grey Cup champion Tigers take a 24-0 halftime lead, and Messrs. Timmis and Sprague added TDs in the 2nd half as they routed the defending intercollegiate champion UBC at Athletic Park in Vancouver in the first Canadian football game to be played at night. The touring Tigers defeated all seven western teams by a combined score of 195-19.

75 years ago
1935


Baseball
Jimmie Foxx hit 3 home runs, giving him 37 for the season, as the Philadelphia Athletics defeated the Washington Nationals 11-8 at Shibe Park in Philadelphia. Washington’s Buddy Myer batted 4 for 5 to edge Joe Vosmik of the Cleveland Indians for the American League batting title .349 to .348. Mr. Vosmik batted once as a pinch hitter in the first game of the Indians’ doubleheader and made an out. When he heard that Mr. Myer was having a big game, Mr. Vosmik decided to play in the second game of the doubleheader, and batted 1 for 3. Mr. Foxx finished at .346. Philadelphia second baseman Bernie Snyder batted 2 for 4 with 3 runs and a run batted in in his 10th and last major league game. Sammy Holbrook entered the game in a 6th inning as a pinch hitter for the Nationals and caught the last 3 innings, batting 3 for 3 with an RBI in his 52nd and last major league game.

70 years ago
1940


On the radio



The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, on NBC
Tonight’s episode: The Empty House

Disasters
Two Avro Ansons of the Royal Australian Air Force No. 2 Service Flying Training School collided in mid-air over Brocklesby, New South Wales, remained locked together after colliding, and then landed safely.

Football
NFL
Brooklyn (1-1) 10 @ Pittsburgh (1-1-2) 3
Cleveland (1-1) 0 @ Detroit (1-1-1) 6
Chicago Cardinals (1-1-2) 6 Green Bay (2-1) 31 @ Milwaukee

Baseball
Johnny Rucker hit a grand slam and drove in 7 runs in 2 consecutive innings as the New York Giants routed the Boston Bees 14-0 before 2,839 fans at the Polo Grounds in New York in the Bees' last game after five years under that name before reverting to the name Braves for 1941. Boston catcher Sig Broskie batted 1 for 3 in his 11th and last major league game.

Lee Grissom pitched a 2-hitter as the Brooklyn Dodgers blanked the Philadelphia Phillies 5-0 before 2,000 fans at Shibe Park in Philadelphia. Six Philadelphia players played their final major league game: catcher Bill Atwood (5 seasons, 342 games); third baseman Sam File (7 games); first baseman Art Mahan (1 season, 146 games); center fielder Mel Mazzera (5 seasons, 207 games); second baseman Ham Schulte (1 season, 120 games); and left fielder Neb Stewart (10 games).

60 years ago
1950


War
Commander-in-Chief of the United Nations Command General Douglas MacArthur and South Korean President Syngman Rhee entered Seoul, restoring the city as South Korea's capital.

Politics and government
The West German government established an Office for Protection of the Constitution, to combat Communists and neo-Nazi groups.

United Nations commissioner for Libya Adrian Pelt said that Libya's three sectors--Tripolitania, Cyrenaica, and Fezzan--all favoured making Libya a single independent Muslim state.

Aviation
The U.S. Air Force announced that Captain Richard Wheeler, in recent tests of new equipment, had parachuted from an altitude of 42,449 feet, probably a world record.

Scandal
In the midst of a growing scandal over police connection with organized crime, New York's new police commissioner Thomas Murphy demoted and transferred all 336 plainclothesmen on the force back into uniform, in the biggest shakeup in New York history.

Economics and finance
East Germany joined the U.S.S.R.-sponsored Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (COMECON).

Labour
U.S. Labour Secretary Maurice Tobin created an Office of Defense Manpower to develop "plans, policies and programs" for supplying labour to defense plants.

Football
NFL
Detroit (2-1) 21 @ New York Yanks (2-1) 44

Baseball
The St. Louis Cardinals named former shortstop Marty Marion as their manager for 1951.

Al Rosen drove in 4 runs with a pair of doubles to help the Cleveland Indians rout the Detroit Tigers 12-2 before 9,814 fans at Briggs Stadium in Detroit. Bob Lemon (23-11) pitched a 6-hit complete game victory and had 2 hits of his own. The Tigers' loss clinched the American League pennant for the idle New York Yankees.

A pair of errors with 2 out led to 5 unearned runs for the Brooklyn Dodgers in the bottom of the 8th inning as they came from a 5-2 deficit to defeat the Boston Braves 7-5 in the first game of a doubleheader before 5,843 fans at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn. The Dodgers scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 6th to tie the score and Jackie Robinson led off the 7th with a home run to break a 6-6 tie as the Dodgers won the second game 7-6 to complete the sweep, moving to within 2 games of the idle National League-leading Philadelphia Phillies, with 2 games remaining for both teams. Dan Bankhead (9-4) and Carl Erskine (7-6) were the respective winning pitchers, with Max Surkont (5-2) and Vern Bickford (19-14) the respective losers Mal Mallette, the second of four Brooklyn pitchers in the first game, allowed 2 hits and no runs in 1/3 inning in his second and last major league game, while Jim Romano, the second of three Brooklyn pitchers in the second game, allowed 3 hits and 2 runs--none earned--in 4 innings, striking out 3 batters and walking none, making 3 assists and batting 0 for 1 in his third and last major league game.

50 years ago
1960


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (Lever Hit Parade): Please Don't Tease--Cliff Richard and the Shadows (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): Tell Laura I Love Her--Ricky Valance

Diplomacy
U.S.S.R. Premier Nikita Khruschchev pounded his desk and shouted interruptions at the United Nations General Assembly to show his disapproval of UN intervention in the former Belgian Congo.



40 years ago
1970


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Kvällstoppen): Mitt sommarlov--Anita Hegerland (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland (Swiss Hitparade): A Song of Joy--Miguel Ríos (2nd week at #1)

Died on this date
Edward Everett Horton, 84
. U.S. actor. Mr. Horton was a character actor in plays, films, radio, television, and cartoons in a career spanning more than 60 years. His movies included The Front Page (1931); Lost Horizon (1937); and Arsenic and Old Lace (1944). Mr. Horton died of cancer.

Terrorism
The last six hostages, all of them Americans, were freed by their Palestinian captors from three jets that had been sitting in the Jordanian desert since being hijacked over western Europe on September 6. The six were turned over to the International Red Cross in Amman.

Defense
Boarding a ship of the U.S. 6th Fleet in the Mediterranean Sea, where the Soviet fleet had been much in evidence, U.S. President Richard Nixon cancelled a scheduled demonstration of firepower in deference to the death the previous day of Egyptian President Gamal Nasser.

Protest
U.S. Vice President Spiro Agnew charged that the Presidential Commission on Campus Unrest had indulged in "scapegoating" in appealing to President Nixon for moral leadership.

Boxing
Former world welterweight champion Curtis Cokes (59-11-3) won a 10-round unanimous decision over Harold Richardson (28-13-1) in a middleweight bout at Memorial Auditorium in Dallas.

Baseball
Bobby Grich led off the bottom of the 10th inning with a single and scored on a bases-loaded sacrifice fly by Mark Belanger to give the Baltimore Orioles a 3-2 win over the Washington Senators in the first game of a doubleheader before 5,616 fans at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore. Curt Motton led off the bottom of the 11th with a base on balls, advanced to second base on an infield single by Andy Etchebarren, and scored on a double by Frank Robinson to give the Orioles a 3-2 win in the second game to complete the sweep.

Joe Lahoud singled home Dick Schofield and Reggie Smith with 1 out in the bottom of the 9th inning to tie the score and Carl Yastrzemski followed with a single to score Mike Andrews, giving the Boston Red Sox a 5-4 win over the New York Yankees before 14,254 fans at Fenway Park in Boston.

Relief pitcher Ted Abernathy singled home Bobby Floyd with 2 out in the top of the 12th inning to break a 13-13 tie as the Kansas City Royals edged the Minnesota Twins 14-13 before 5,473 fans at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington. The Twins led 9-5 after 8 innings, but the Royals scored 6 runs in the top of the 9th and the Twins scored 2 in the bottom of the 9th. The teams combined to use 49 players--27 by the Twins--to set a major league record for a single game. Minnesota shortstop Leo Cardenas had 5 hits and 4 runs batted in. Each team amassed 20 hits. Al Fitzmorris was the starting pitcher for Kansas City but injured his shoulder while warming up, and was relieved by Paul Splittorff before facing a batter. Dave Morehead, the third of seven Kansas City pitchers, allowed 3 hits and 1 run--earned--in 1.1 innings, walking 2 batters and striking out none, and striking out in his only plate appearance in the 177th and last game of his 8-year major league career.

30 years ago
1980


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Upside Down--Diana Ross

#1 single in Japan (Oricon Singles Chart): Hatto Shite! Good--Toshihiko Tahara

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Sun of Jamaica--Goombay Dance Band (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Santa Maria--Oliver Onions (2nd week at #1)

Medicine
Researchers at the New York Blood Center reported that an experimental vaccine against hepatitis B had been shown to give virtually complete protection against the viral liver infection. The vaccine, manufactured by Merck, Sharpe & Dohme of West Point, Pennsylvania, reduced the incidence of hepatitis B in 92% of a group that took the vaccine. The vaccine resulted from research on hepatitis that had been carried out for 25 years.

Baseball
Pinch hitter John Tamargo hit a 3-run home run in the bottom of the 9th inning to give the Montreal Expos a 5-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals before 34,064 fans at Olympic Stadium in Montreal, keeping the Expos ½ game ahead of the Philadelphia Phillies in the National League East Division pennant race.

The Philadelphia Phillies scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 15th inning to edge the Chicago Cubs 6-5 before 21,127 fans at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia, with Manny Trillo singling home Garry Maddox with 2 out to end the game.

Dennis Martinez (6-4) and Steve Stone (25-7) were the respective winning pitchers for the Baltimore Orioles as they swept a doubleheader from the Boston Red Sox 5-2 and 4-3 before 23,002 fans at Fenway Park in Boston to move within 3½ games of the idle New York Yankees in the American League East division pennant race. The Orioles had 5 games remaining, the Yankees 6.

25 years ago
1985


Politics and government
Pierre-Marc Johnson was elected leader of the Parti Quebecois, succeeding Rene Levesque as Premier of Quebec. Mr. Johnson decided to keep sovereignty on the back burner and called an election to get a new mandate.

Football
CFL
Montreal (6-6) 7 @ Ottawa (5-7) 23
Hamilton (5-7) 30 @ Calgary (2-9) 13

Tim McCray rushed 16 times for 67 yards and touchdowns of 2 and 1 yards as the Rough Riders held the Concordes without a touchdown before 24,909 fans on a sunny Saturday afternoon at Lansdowne Park. Dean Dorsey kicked 2 converts, 2 field goals, and a single, while punter Ken Clark added 2 singles. Roy Kurtz kicked 2 field goals and a single for the Concordes, who lost their third straight game. Montreal quarterbacks Turner Gill, Mark Stevens, and Gerry Dattilio produced just 130 yards net offense, while the Ottawa offense, led by quarterback J.C. Watts, wasn’t much better, producing just 213 yards net offense.

Bernie Ruoff kicked 5 field goals, 2 converts, and a single as the Tiger-Cats made 6 interceptions off Stampeder quarterbacks Rick Johnson and Joe Barnes before a McMahon Stadium crowd of 14,061. Less Browne led the Hamilton defense with 2 interceptions. Hamilton quarterback Ken Hobart rushed 11 yards for a touchdown and passed 4 yards to Dave Graffi for the other Tiger-Cat major score. The only Calgary touchdown came in the 2nd quarter on a 50-yard pass from Mr. Johnson to Emanuel Tolbert. J.T. Hay converted and added 2 field goals. George Works of the Tiger-Cats led all rushers with 16 carries for 94 yards, while Mr. Tolbert led all receivers with 113 yards on 5 receptions. Mr. Barnes, who replaced Mr. Johnson late in the 3rd quarter, led the Calgary rushing "attack" with 25 yards on 3 carries, and completed 4 of 8 passes for 57 yards and 2 interceptions in his final game as a Stampeder. Several days later he was traded to the Montreal Concordes for wide receiver Spencer Jackson.

20 years ago
1990


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Australian Music Report): Blaze of Glory--Jon Bon Jovi (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Sotto Questo Sole--Francesco Baccini; Ladri di Biciclette (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): I Can't Stand It--Twenty 4 Seven (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): Ritmo de la noche--Lorca

#1 single in France (SNEP): Maldòn--Zouk Machine (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (CIN): Show Me Heaven--Maria McKee

Netherlands Top 10 (De Nederlandse Top 40)
1 I've Been Thinking About You--Londonbeat (4th week at #1)
2 Verdammt - Ich Lieb' Dich--Matthias Reim
3 It's on You--M.C. Sar & the Real McCoy
4 Tom's Diner--DNA featuring Suzanne Vega
5 Nah Neh Nah--Vaya con Dios
6 Mooi Was Die Tijd--Corry Konings
7 Tonight--New Kids on the Block
8 Summer of '69--Bryan Adams
9 Hé Suzie--Henk Wijngaard
10 Praying for Time--George Michael

Singles entering the chart were Suicide Blonde by INXS (#23); Heel Alleen by Clouseau (#24); Cult of Snap by Snap! (#27); The Space Jungle by Adamski (#29); and Out of Love by Toto (#36).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Billboard)
1 (Can’t Live Without Your) Love and Affection--Nelson
2 Close to You--Maxi Priest
3 Release Me--Wilson Phillips
4 Blaze of Glory--Jon Bon Jovi
5 Praying for Time--George Michael
6 Something Happened on the Way to Heaven--Phil Collins
7 Do Me!--Bell Biv DeVoe
8 Thieves in the Temple--Prince
9 Oh Girl--Paul Young
10 My, My, My--Johnny Gill

Singles entering the chart were Pray by M.C. Hammer (#44); The Boomin' System by LL Cool J (#54); So Close by Daryl Hall John Oates (#69); On the Way Up by Elisa Fiorillo (#89); Days Like These by Asia (#90); and Livin' in the Light by Caron Wheeler (#98).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Thieves in the Temple--Prince (2nd week at #1)
2 (Can’t Live Without Your) Love and Affection--Nelson
3 Blaze of Glory--Jon Bon Jovi
4 Something Happened on the Way to Heaven--Phil Collins
5 Close to You--Maxi Priest
6 Praying for Time--George Michael
7 Release Me--Wilson Phillips
8 Have You Seen Her--M.C. Hammer
9 Oh Girl--Paul Young
10 Can’t Stop Fallin’ Into Love--Cheap Trick

Singles entering the chart were So Close by Daryl Hall John Oates (#70); The Way You Do the Things You Do by UB40 (#78); I Don't Love You Anymore by London Quireboys (#80); On the Way Up by Elisa Fiorillo (#85); and Think by Information Society (#87).

Canada's Top 10 (RPM)
1 Blaze of Glory--Jon Bon Jovi
2 Release Me--Wilson Phillips
3 Something Happened on the Way to Heaven--Phil Collins
4 Oh Girl--Paul Young
5 Can't Stop Fallin' Into Love--Cheap Trick
6 Unskinny Bop--Poison
7 Come Back to Me--Janet Jackson
8 Have You Seen Her--MC Hammer
9 Thieves in the Temple--Prince
10 All the Lovers in the World--Gowan

Singles entering the chart were Stranded by Heart (#49); The World Just Keeps on Turning by Candi and the Backbeat (#51); Love Takes Time by Mariah Carey (#64); Rock and Bird by Cowboy Junkies (#66); Mansion on the Hill by Neil Young and Crazy Horse (#68); Sense of Purpose by the Pretenders (#74); Tell Diane by Eight Seconds (#78); Keep on Lovin' Me Baby by Colin James (#79); Down on the Riverbed by Los Lobos (#84); Justice in Ontario by Steve Earle (#85); and I Don't Want to Talk About It by Rod Stewart (#89).

On the radio
The Adventure of the Pimlico Poisoner, starring William Chubb and Crawford Logan, on BBC 4

This was a Sherlock Holmes pastiche. Go here and here to download the program.

Defense
The Lockheed YF-22 fighter plane, which would later become the F-22 Raptor, made its first flight at Palmdale, California.

Football
CFL
Hamilton (4-9) 39 @ Toronto (8-5) 60

Rickey Foggie completed 18 of 28 passes for 395 yards and 7 touchdowns and rushed 10 times for 112 yards as the Argos won their fifth straight game and the Tiger-Cats lost their sixth straight. Darrell K. Smith caught 4 passes for 71 yards, with all of his receptions going for touchdowns. Mike "Pinball" Clemons caught 6 for 130 and 2 touchdowns, with the other touchdown pass going to Paul Masotti. Jeff Boyd caught 5 passes for 149 yards for the Argos. The other Toronto touchdown was scored by defensive tackle Rodney Harding when he recovered a Tiger-Cat fumble in the Hamilton end zone. Hamilton quarterback Mike Kerrigan completed 28 of 43 passes for 353 yards and 3 touchdowns--2 to Earl Winfield and 1 to Richard Nurse. Derrick McAdoo rushed for touchdowns of 4 and 1 yard. Richard Estell led Hamilton’s receivers with 9 receptions for 130 yards. A SkyDome crowd announced at 30,793 saw the head coaching debut of Dave Beckman, who had replaced Al Bruno at the Hamilton helm. The Argos had scored 286 points in their last 5 games--an average of 57.2--and 130 in their last 2.



Baseball
The Cincinnati Reds, who held at least a share of first place in the National League West Division from opening day, clinched the division title when the San Francisco Giants defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 before 31,483 fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. The Reds lost 3-1 to the San Diego Padres before 37,133 fans at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati in a game that was called after 6 1/2 innings because of rain.

Tom Brunansky hit 3 home runs and batted in 5 runs as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 7-5 before 35,444 fans at Fenway Park in Boston, withstanding a 5-run 9th-inning Toronto rally in extending their lead over the Blue Jays to 2 games with 4 games remaining for both teams in the American League East Division pennant race. Roger Clemens pitched the first 6 innings for Boston, allowing 4 hits and no runs, striking out 5, improving his 1990 record to 21-6. Todd Stottlemyre took the loss, dropping to 13-17. Rick Luecken, the fourth and last Toronto pitcher, allowed 2 hits and 1 run--earned--in 1 inning in the 56th and last game of his 2-year major league career.
10 years ago
2000


World events
Four Palestinians were killed and 200 people were wounded when Israeli police retaliated after Palestinians stoned Jewish worshippers at the Western Wall of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

Olympics
At the Summer Olympics in Sydney, the U.S. men’s basketball team barely beat Lithuania 85-83 in a semi-final game.



Football
CFL
Saskatchewan (4-8-1) 30 @ Winnipeg (4-8-1-1) 38

Khari Jones completed 18 of 29 passes for 390 yards and 3 touchdowns to lead the Blue Bombers to victory before a Winnipeg Stadium crowd of 26,041. Milt Stegall caught 4 passes for 146 yards and touchdowns of 45, 6, and 82 yards. Teammate Robert Gordon caught 4 for 105. Cory Philpot carried 15 times for 89 yards and scored the other Winnipeg touchdown on a 1-yard rush. Troy Westwood added 4 converts, 3 field goals, and a single. Saskatchewan quarterback Henry Burris completed 26 of 41 passes for 409 yards and 2 touchdowns, both to Dan Farthing. Demetris Bendross scored the other Saskatchewan touchdown when he returned Mr. Westwood’s kickoff 96 yards with 1:51 remaining in the game, 17 seconds after Mr. Stegall’s third touchdown. Paul McCallum kicked 3 converts and 3 field goals for the Roughriders. Saskatchewan slotback Dylan Ching led all receivers with 163 yards on 6 receptions.

Baseball
Bob Smith batted 3 for 4 with a double, 2 runs, and 3 runs batted in to help the Tampa Bay Devil Rays defeat the Boston Red Sox 8-6 before 18,290 fans at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. Boston left fielder Troy O'Leary was 3 for 5 with a home run, double, 2 runs, and 3 RBIs. The Boston loss clinched the American League East Division pennant for the New York Yankees.

The Baltimore Orioles scored 10 runs in the 2nd inning and coasted to a 13-2 win over the New York Yankees before 47,674 fans at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Chris Richard drove in 5 runs for the Orioles with a pair of home runs. Chuck McElroy (3-0) allowed 3 hits and 1 run--earned in 6 innings to get the win over Andy Pettitte (19-9).

Juan Encarnacion singled with 1 out in the bottom of the 1st inning, advanced to third base on a double by Bobby Higginson, and scored on a sacrifice fly by Dean Palmer for the game's only run as the Detroit Tigers edged the Minnesota Twins 1-0 before 28,604 fans at Comerica Park in Detroit. Jeff Weaver (11-15) allowed 6 hits, but was relieved by Todd Jones after Doug Mientkiewicz singled with 2 out in the 9th. Torii Hunter followed with a single, but Jacque Jones grounded out to shortstop to end the game, with Todd Jones getting his 42nd save of the season. Joe Mays (7-15) pitched a 7-hit complete game loss.

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

September 28, 2010

275 years ago
1735


Born on this date
Augustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton, 75
. Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, 1768-1770. The Duke of Grafton, the son of a Royal Navy officer, was a Whig who represented the pocket boroughs of Boroughbridge (1756) and Bury St Edmunds (1756-1757) in the House of Commons before being elevated to the House of Lords upon the death of his grandfather in 1757. He was Northern Secretary (1765-1766) and First Lord of the Treasury (1766-1767) before succeeding the Earl of Chatham as Prime Minister. The Duke of Grafton was criticized for his handling of foreign affairs, particularly for allowing France to annex Corsica in 1769. He was just 34 when he resigned in 1770 in favour of Lord North, and served as Lord Privy Seal (1771-1775, 1782-1783). The Duke of Grafton died on March 14, 1811 at the age of 75.

100 years ago
1910


Born on this date
Wenceslao Vinzons
. Filipino politician. Mr. Vinzons co-founded the Young Philippines Party in the mid-1930s, deidcated to obtaining Philippine indepenence from American rule. He was a member of the Philippine Constitutional Convention from Camarines Norte (1934-1935) and Governor of Camarines Norte (1940-1941) before representing Camarines Norte in the Philippine House of Representatives from 1941 until his death. Mr. Vinzons led guerrilla forces against occupying Japanese troops, but was betrayed, and was bayoneted to death on July 15, 1942 at the age of 31. He became known as the "Father of Student Activism in the Philippines."

Diosdado Macapagal. President of the Philippines, 1961-1965; Vice President of the Philippines, 1957-1961. Mr. Macapagal, a membe of the Liberal Party, represented Pampanga's 1st District in the Philippine House of Representatives (1949-1957) before serving as Vice President and President. He was known for his efforts to suppress graft and corruption. Mr. Macapagal was President ot he Philippine Constitutional Convention (1971-1973). He died of heart failure, pneumonia, and renal complications on April 21, 1997 at the age of 86.

90 years ago
1920


Scandal
Seven present members and one former member of the Chicago White Sox were indicted on charges of complicity in a conspiracy with gamblers to fix the outcome of the 1919 World Series. The seven current players were immediately suspended from the team, with 3 games remaining in the season and the White Sox still having a chance to catch the Cleveland Indians for the American League pennant.

Baseball
The Cleveland Indians moved 1 game ahead of the idle Chicago White Sox and 3½ games ahead of the New York Yankees in the American League pennant race with a 9-5 win over the St. Louis Browns before 15,000 fans at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis, as Jim Bagby (30-11) pitched a 10-hit complete game victory and batted 2 for 4 with 2 doubles, 2 runs, and 2 runs batted in.

80 years ago
1930


Football
NFL
New York (2-0) 27 @ Providence (0-1) 7
Frankford (2-1) 0 @ Staten Island (2-1) 21
Chicago Bears (0-1-1) 0 @ Green Bay (2-0) 7
Chicago Cardinals (0-1-1) 7 @ Minneapolis (0-0-1) 7

Baseball
20-year-old Dizzy Dean (1-0) made his major league debut, pitching a 3-hitter for the St. Louis Cardinals as they defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-1 before 22,000 fans at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis. Mr. Dean also had a bunt single and stole home plate. The Cardinals finished the season with 1,004 runs, joining that year’s New York Yankees as the only major league teams to accomplish the feat in the 20th century. Larry French (17-18) pitched a 5-hit complete game loss.

The Cincinnati Reds scored 9 runs in the top of the 2nd inning to take a 9-0 lead, but the Chicago Cubs came back to win 13-11 before 22,000 fans at Wrigley Field in Chicago, scoring 5 runs in the bottom of the 9th to complete the comeback. Chicago center fielder Hack Wilson batted 2 for 3 with 2 bases on balls, a run, and 2 runs batted in, finishing the season with 191 RBIs, which remains the major league record.

Doc Marshall led off the bottom of the 10th inning with a base on balls, advanced to second base on a sacrifice bunt, and scored from there on a 2-out single by Freddy Leach to give the New York Giants a 7-6 win over the Philadelphia Phillies before 10,000 fans at the Polo Grounds in New York. The Giants had tied the score with 2 runs in the 9th. Carl Hubbell (17-12), the fifth New York pitcher, pitched 2 perfect innings and got the win.

Babe Ruth (1-0) pitched an 11-hit complete game for the New York Yankees as they defeated the Boston Red Sox 9-3 before 12,000 fans at Braves Field in Boston. Lou Gehrig ended his streak of 885 consecutive games at first base when he took Mr. Ruth’s place in left field, batting 3 for 5 to finish at .379, just behind the .381 mark of Al Simmons of the Philadelphia Athletics. Harry Rice played first base for New York, batting 3 for 4 with a sacrifice, triple, 2 runs, and 2 RBIs. The Yankees finished the season with a total of 1,062 runs scored. It was the final game for Bob Shawkey as manager of the Yankees; he had managed the team to a third-place finish in the American League with a record of 86-68, 16 games behind the pennant-winning Athletics, and was fired after the season in favour of former Chicago Cubs’ manager Joe McCarthy.

Goose Goslin of the St. Louis Browns hit a home run in each game as the Browns split a doubleheader with the Cleveland Indians before 6,000 fans at League Park in Cleveland, winning the first game 11-5 and losing the second game 15-5. Rollie Stiles (3-6) pitched a 14-hit complete game in the opener, while Milt Shoffner (3-4) took the loss despite hitting his first major league home run. Cleveland catcher Glenn Myatt batted 4 for 4 in the second game with a sacrifice, run, and 3 runs batted in, while Mel Harder (11-10) pitched a 12-hit complete game victory and batted in 4 runs, 3 on a bases-loaded triple in the 8-run 5th inning. The teams combined for 63 hits in the 2 games.

75 years ago
1935


Died on this date
William Kennedy Dickson, 75
. French-born U.K. inventor. Mr. Dickson, working under the direction of Thomas Edison, invented an early form of motion picture device called the Kinetoscope in the early 1890s.

Football
CRU IRFU
Toronto (2-0) 4 @ Montreal (0-2) 2
Ottawa (1-1) 2 @ Hamilton (1-1) 12

Baseball
Lonnie Frey scored 2 runs and drove in 3 with a home run and a double as the Brooklyn Dodgers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 12-2 before just 194 fans at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn. George Earnshaw allowed 4 hits in 8 innings to pick up the win over Hugh "Losing Pitcher" Mulcahy, who lived up to his nickname. Rod Dedeaux, later a famous baseball coach at the University of Southern California, made his major league debut, relieving Mr. Frey at shortstop late in the game.

70 years ago
1940


Hit parade
#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) (10th week at #1)

On the radio



Football
NFL
New York (1-1-1) 20 @ Philadelphia (0-3) 14

Baseball
The Boston Red Sox amassed 19 hits in whipping the Philadelphia Athletics 16-4 in the first game of a doubleheader before 3,200 fans at Fenway Park in Boston. Ted Williams batted 4 for 4 with a double, 4 runs, and 2 runs batted in for Boston, while Dom DiMaggio was 4 for 5 with a home run, 2 runs, and 4 RBIs. Winning pitcher Joe Heving pitched an 8-hit complete game, and losing pitcher Chubby Dean also pitched a complete game despite allowing 19 hits and 14 earned runs. Charlie Gelbert played third base for the Red Sox in the 9th inning in the 876th and last game of his 10-year major league career. Lou Finney batted 3 for 5 with 2 doubles, 2 runs, and 2 RBIs as the Red Sox won the second game 8-1 to complete the sweep, with Jack Wilson pitching a 3-hitter to win the pitchers' duel over Ed Heusser, who allowed 10 hits and 7 earned runs in pitching a complete game. The second game was played in 1 hour 37 minutes. Joe Gantenbein entered the second game as a pinch hitter in the 2nd inning and played the rest of the game at first base for Philadelphia, batting 0 for 3 in the 186th and last game of his 2-year major league career.

60 years ago
1950


At the movies
The Glass Menagerie, directed by Irving Rapper, and starring Kirk Douglas, Jane Wyman, Gertrude Lawrence, and Arthur Kennedy, received its premiere screening in New York City.



War
U.S. troops completed the conquest of Seoul from the North Koreans.

Diplomacy
The United Nations General Assembly unanimously approved the admission of Indonesia as the UN's 60th member.

Politics and government
U.S. President Harry Truman appointed investment banker Robert Lovett as deputy Defense Secretary, and appointed National Labor Relations Board associate general counsel George Bott as general counsel.

Economics and finance
U.S. spokesmen told the Inter-American Economic and Social Council that Latin America would get $12 million or about one-third of the first congressional appropriation for Point Four technical advisory aid to backward countries.

The U.S. Agriculture Department reported that price supports were making American wheat too expensive to compete in Far Eastern markets.

Baseball
Sal Maglie (18-4) and Sheldon Jones (13-16) were the respective winning pitchers as the New York Giants swept a doubleheader from the Philadelphia Phillies 3-1 and 3-1 before 7,984 fans at the Polo Grounds in New York. Ken Heintzelman (3-9) and Robin Roberts (19-11) were the respective losing pitchers.

The Brooklyn Dodgers split a doubleheader with the Boston Braves before 4,533 fans at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn. The Dodgers won the opener 6-5 and the Braves won the second game 8-4; the results left the Dodgers 3 games behind the National League-leading Phillies, with 3 games remaining for the Phillies and 4 for the Dodgers.

Pat Mullin drew a base on balls to lead off the bottom of the 12th inning and came around to score when third baseman Don Lenhardt made a throwing error on a sacrifice bunt by Hoot Evers, giving the Detroit Tigers a 4-3 win over the St. Louis Browns before 3,814 fans at Briggs Stadium in Detroit, averting elimination in the American League pennant race. The Tigers tied the score in the bottom of the 9th inning on a solo home run by pinch hitter Aaron Robinson.

Phil Rizzuto singled home Cliff Mapes and scored on a single by Yogi Berra in the top of the 10th inning as the New York Yankees broke a 6-6 tie and defeated the Philadelphia Athletics 8-6 before 2,273 fans at Shibe Park in Philadelphia, clinching at least a tie for the American League pennant. Mr. Rizzuto batted 4 for 6 with a triple, 3 runs, and 2 RBIs.

50 years ago
1960


Died on this date
Jess Orndorff, 79
. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Orndorff was a catcher with the Boston Doves (1907), batting .118 (2 for 17) with no home runs or runs batted in in 5 games. He played at least 356 games in 8 seasons in the minor leagues (1904-1917). Mr. Orndorff was head instructor at the National Baseball School in Los Angeles in the 1930s, and wrote the booklet The Fundamentals of How to Play Baseball (1936).

Danny Mahoney, 72. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Mahoney made 1 appearance as a pinch runner with the Cincinnati Reds on May 15, 1911. He played at least 102 games in at least 3 seasons in the minor leagues (1911-1914). Mr. Mahoney died 22 days after his 72nd birthday.

Joe Martin, 49. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Martin was a third baseman with the New York Giants (1936) and Chicago White Sox (1938), batting .267 (4 for 15) with no home runs and 2 runs batted in in 8 games. He hit .305 with at least 95 home runs in 956 games in 11 seasons in the minor leagues (1933-1944).

Transportation
The "Seaway Skyway" bridge from Prescott, Ontario to Ogdensburg, New York opened.

Football
Canadian university-Canadian junior
Pre-season
University of Alberta (1-2) 0 Edmonton Huskies 19

Ron Kachman's 50-yard touchdown rush 3:22 in the game provided the necessary scoring for the Huskies as they embarrassed the Golden Bears before 1,300 fans at Clarke Stadium. John Acheson threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Alex Opalinski and rushed 2 yards for a touchdown of his own as the Huskies scored all their points in the 1st half. Dunc Harvey converted Mr. Acheson's TD.

Baseball
Only 10,454 fans were on hand at Fenway Park in Boston to see Ted Williams hit a home run off Jack Fisher in the 8th inning and the Red Sox score 2 runs in the bottom of the 9th to edge the Baltimore Orioles 5-4. For The Splendid Splinter, his 29th home run of the season and 521st of his major league career came in his last plate appearance. He trotted out to left field in the top of the 9th, but was immediately replaced by Carroll Hardy, and departed to a standing ovation.







Mickey Mantle hit his 39th and 40th home runs of the season to lead the New York Yankees to a 6-3 win over the Washington Senators before 5,519 fans at Griffith Stadium in Washington. Whitey Ford (12-9) was the winning pitcher over Chuck Stobbs (12-7).

40 years ago
1970


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): In the Summertime--The Mixtures (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Japan (Oricon Singles Chart): Tegami--Saori Yuki (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): El Cóndor Pasa--Simon & Garfunkel

On the radio
The Challenge of Space, on Springbok Radio
Tonight’s episode: The Odyssey of Flight 33

I haven't heard this broadcast, but I assume it's an adaptation of the episode of the same name, which originally aired in 1961, from the U.S. television series The Twilight Zone

Died on this date
John Dos Passos, 74
. U.S. author. Mr. Dos Passos was best known for his U.S.A. trilogy of novels: The 42nd Parallel (1930); 1919 (1932); and The Big Money (1936). Socialism and pacifism influenced his early work, but his political views moved rightward after the late 1930s. He was also an artist, providing the cover paintings for his books.

Gamal Abdel Nasser, 52. President of Egypt, 1954-1970. Mr. Nasser was an officer and chief organizer in the military coup that toppled King Faisal from the Egyptian throne in 1952, but installed General Mohammed Naguib as a figurehead president. Mr. Nasser took power himself in 1954, and turned Egypt into a military dictatorship under his control. He embarked on economic reforms and public works projects such as the Aswan High Dam. Egypt’s decisions to accept arms from the U.S.S.R. and to nationalize the Suez Canal alarmed the U.S.A. and U.K., precipitating the Suez crisis of 1956, in which an Anglo-French force swept into Egypt and achieved great success before being called back in the wake of disapproval from the United States. In February 1958, Egypt and Syria combined to form the United Arab Republic, which broke up just over 3½ years later when Syria abandoned the union because Egypt appeared to benefit from the UAR more than Syria. The Six-Day War between Israel and Egypt in June 1967 was another military disaster for Egypt, but Mr. Nasser retained his popularity. He was a charismatic figure who seemed to symbolize the aspirations of Arab peoples. On September 27, 1970 Mr. Nasser achieved a diplomatic success when he convened a meeting in Cairo of Arab nations that produced an end to the Jordanian civil war between King Hussein's troops and Palestinian guerrillas (led by a man hitherto unknown to the west, Yasser Arafat) that had begun 10 days earlier. Mr. Nasser, a diabetic who had suffered a heart attack in late 1969 which had been kept secret, suffered another heart attack, this one fatal. He was succeeded as President by Anwar Sadat.

Diplomacy
West Germany and the U.S.S.R. signed an agreement in Moscow calling for scientific cooperation between the countries.

Society
The Royal Commission on the Status of Women in Canada issued its report.

30 years ago
1980


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Food for Thought--UB40 (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: Upside Down--Diana Ross (4th week at #1)

Politics and government
A New York Times/CBS News Poll reported that Republican party presidential candidate Ronald Reagan was the only candidate to benefit from his debate on September 21 with independent candidate John Anderson, in which President and Democratic candidate Jimmy Carter had declined to participate. Mr. Reagan had gone from 4 points behind Mr. Carter to 5 points ahead of him after the debate, at 40%-35%. Mr. Anderson’s support remained steady at 9%.

Labour
Air traffic controllers staged an illegal walkout, paralyzing flight service across Canada.

Football
CFL
Ottawa (5-7) 24 @ Hamilton (5-6-1) 29
British Columbia (5-5-1) 22 @ Winnipeg (7-4) 28
Calgary (5-6) 14 @ Saskatchewan (2-10) 18

Dave Marler relieved ineffective starting quarterback Bruce Lemmerman and threw touchdown passes of 10 yards to Leif Pettersen and 29 yards to Rocky DiPietro in the 3rd quarter and handed off to Rufus Crawford for 2 other touchdowns in leading the Tiger-Cats to victory. Mr. Lemmerman, whose throwing arm appeared to have lost its zip, completed just 3 of 7 passes for 19 yards, and retired several days later, ending his 10-year CFL career. Ottawa touchdowns were scored by Tony Gabriel, Richard Crump, and Peter Stenerson. Mr. Crawford rushed 22 times for 113 yards, while Mr. Crump was held to 32 yards on 17 carries.

Dieter Brock threw touchdown passes to Mike Holmes and Joe Poplawski and rushed for a touchdown himself as the Blue Bombers overcame a 19-4 halftime deficit before a Winnipeg Stadium record crowd of 29,622. The Lions scored 19 points in the 2nd quarter on a 1-yard touchdown rush by Larry Key, a 25-yard touchdown pass from Joe Paopao to John Pankratz, and 2 converts, a field goal, and 2 singles on kickoffs by Lui Passaglia.

Lester Brown rushed 27 times for 161 yards and a 1-yard touchdown and Joe Barnes threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to John Kinch as the Roughriders won at home for the first time in the 1980s. The Saskatchewan defense held Calgary’s star running back James Sykes to 38 yards on 9 carries. The Roughriders led 17-4 early in the 4th quarter, but the Stampeders came back with a safety touch and a 22-yard touchdown pass from Ken Johnson to Willie Burden, followed by a 2-point convert pass from Mr. Johnson to Kelvin Kirk. A late Stampeder drive ended when Mr. Johnson threw an interception to Zack Jones at the Saskatchewan 40-yard line with 9 seconds remaining, to the delight of 24,607 fans at Taylor Field in Regina.

Baseball
Gary Carter batted 3 for 4 with 2 home runs, a double, 2 runs, and 4 runs batted in to lead the Montreal Expos over the Philadelphia Phillies 8-3 before 40,305 fans at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia. Steve Rogers (16-11) pitched a 5-hit complete game victory as the Expos moved ½ game ahead of the Phillies in the National League East Division pennant race.



25 years ago
1985


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Into the Groove--Madonna (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): Into the Groove--Madonna (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Into the Groove--Madonna (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Holding Out for a Hero--Bonnie Tyler

#1 single in the U.K.: Dancing in the Street--David Bowie and Mick Jagger (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Money for Nothing--Dire Straits (2nd week at #1)

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Money for Nothing--Dire Straits (2nd week at #1)
2 St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion)--John Parr
3 Cherish--Kool & the Gang
4 We Don’t Need Another Hero--Tina Turner
5 Don’t Lose My Number--Phil Collins
6 The Power of Love--Huey Lewis and the News
7 Take On Me--A-Ha
8 Dress You Up--Madonna
9 Oh Sheila--Ready for the World
10 Freedom--Wham!

Singles entering the chart were Who's Zoomin' Who by Aretha Franklin (#50); I Miss You by Klymaxx (#85); Like to Get to Know You Well by Howard Jones (#86); And She Was by Talking Heads (#87); Object of My Desire by Starpoint (#89); and The Screams of Passion by Family (#90).

Canada's Top 10 (RPM)
1 St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion)--John Parr (3rd week at #1)
2 Crying Over You--Platinum Blonde
3 Dancing in the Street--Mick Jagger and David Bowie
4 We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)--Tina Turner
5 The Power of Love--Huey Lewis and the News
6 Take on Me--A-Ha
7 Cry--Godley and Creme
8 Freeway of Love--Aretha Franklin
9 Cherish--Kool & The Gang
10 Freedom--Wham!

Singles entering the chart were Lay Your Hands on Me by Thompson Twins (#78); Weird Science by Oingo Boingo (#93); and The Kids are All Shakin' by Helix (#95).

Protest
Riots broke out in the London neighbourhood of Brixton after a woman was shot by police and seriously injured during a house search.

Football
CFL
Saskatchewan (4-8) 9 @ British Columbia (10-1) 33

Roy Dewalt threw touchdown passes of 19 yards to John Pankratz and 22 yards to Merv Fernandez, while Lui Passaglia kicked 2 converts, 6 field goals, and a single to surpass 1,500 career points in the CFL. Former Lion Joe Paopao started at quarterback for the Roughriders but threw 4 interceptions, 2 by Kevin Konar. B.C. defensive back Darnell Clash made 2 fumble recoveries and his 8th interception of the season. Jitter Fields, playing his first CFL game, returned the opening kickoff 59 yards to set up a 42-yard field goal by Dave Ridgway to give the Roughriders an early 3-0 lead, but they didn’t score again until Craig Ellis rushed 1 yard for a touchdown with 4:17 remaining in the game. A 2-point convert attempt was unsuccessful.

CIAU
McGill 22 Concordia 18
Queen’s 34 Ottawa 13
Carlton 2 Bishop’s 7
Guelph 21 Windsor 15
Wilfrid Laurier 3 Toronto 10
York 34 Waterloo 9
Manitoba (1-2) 11 @ Alberta (2-1) 22

Mark Denesiuk threw touchdown passes of 61 yards to Tony Pierson and 13 yards to Brian Cable to lead the Golden Bears over the Bisons at Varsity Stadium in Edmonton. Dave Bolstad scored the other Alberta touchdown when he recovered a fumble by Jeff Funtasz in the Manitoba end zone after a 12-yard rush by Mr. Funtasz. Derek Waterman added 3 converts and Tom Richards punted for a single to complete the Alberta scoring. Ron Talakoski rushed 3 yards for a touchdown as the Bisons built a 10-0 1st-quarter lead. Darrel Batt converted and added a 33-yard field goal and a 49-yard single.

Baseball
Tom Browning picked up his 20th win of the season as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Houston Astros 5-2 before 19,088 fans at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati.

Bill Gullickson allowed just 4 hits in 8 innings to win the pitchers' duel over Joaquin Andujar as the Montreal Expos shut out the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0 before 15,512 fans at Olympic Stadium in Montreal. The Cardinals scored 2 runs in the top of the 11th inning to win the second game 4-2.

Keith Moreland and Ron Cey each hit 2 home runs and batted in 4 runs as the Chicago Cubs edged the Philadelphia Phillies 11-10 before 27,875 fans at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Mike Schmidt hit 2 home runs and batted in 4 runs for the Phillies.

The New York Yankees scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 9th inning to defeat the Baltimore Orioles 6-5 before 30,486 fans at Yankee Stadium. Ron Guidry allowed 11 hits and 5 earned runs, but pitched a complete game victory to improve his 1985 record to 21-6.

Glenn Hoffman and Dwight Evans hit consecutive home runs off Guillermo Hernandez with 1 out in the top of the 10th inning as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Detroit Tigers 2-0 before 21,890 fans at Tiger Stadium. Bob Ojeda allowed just 4 hits in 9 innings and was credited with the win, while Steve Crawford pitched a scoreless 10th inning to get the save. Detroit starter Dan Petry allowed just 2 hits in 9 innings.

20 years ago
1990


Died on this date
Larry O'Brien, 73
. U.S. politician. Mr. O'Brien was a leading figure in the Democratic Party and was the United States Postmaster General in the cabinet of President Lyndon Johnson from 1965-1968. He served as Commissioner of the National Basketball Association from 1975-1984, and the NBA's championship trophy is named after him.

Economics and finance
The U.S. Commerce Department reported that the index of leading economic indicators had dropped 1.2% in August, the biggest monthly decline since 1987.

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (9-4) 48 @ Edmonton (9-4) 25

Tom Burgess completed 27 of 42 passes for 291 yards and 4 touchdowns and the Blue Bombers sacked Eskimo quarterback Tracy Ham 4 times before a Commonwealth Stadium crowd of 28,950. Mr. Burgess’ touchdown passes went to Rick House; Matt Pearce; Eric Streater; and Perry Tuttle. Warren Hudson rushed 1 yard for another Winnipeg touchdown, and linebacker Albert Williams also scored for the Blue Bombers on a 65-yard fumble return in the 3rd quarter. Tracy Ham threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Craig Ellis in the 2nd quarter and a 70-yard touchdown pass with 1:28 remaining in the first half when Brian Walling caught the pass for an 8-yard gain, fumbled, and teammate Blake Marshall recovered and went the remaining 62 yards for the score. Backup quarterback Warren Jones threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to Mr. Ellis with exactly 5 minutes left in the game and connected with Michael Soles for a 2-point convert pass. The Edmonton defense held CFL rushing leader Robert Mimbs to 20 yards on 10 carries. Star Eskimo running back Reggie Taylor dressed for the game but didn’t play because of a knee injury, and missed the rest of the season.



10 years ago
2000


Died on this date
Pierre Elliott Trudeau, 80
. Prime Minister of Canada, 1968-1979, 1980-1984. Mr. Trudeau, a native of Montreal, was a law professor and ostensible socialist who declined the opportunity to fight for Canada in World War II, and denounced the Liberal Party of Canada as a "spineless herd" shortly before joining them, and winning election to the House of Commons, representing the Montreal riding of Mount Royal from 1965-1984. He became Minister of Justice in 1967, and was elected Liberal Party leader on April 5, 1968, succeeding retiring Prime Minister Lester Pearson. A Canadian version of Barack Obama (even including a background with suspicious Communist connections), the hereditarily wealthy, charismatic "Kissing Flower Boy" legalized abortion and homosexual acts, effectively substituting secular humanism for the Bible as the basis of Canadian law; adopted the suicidal policies of official bilingualism and multiculturalism; downgraded the nation’s military; emasculated Parliament while turning the Prime Minister's office into a one-man dictatorship; poisoned relations with the United States while signing a "Friendship Protocol" with the Soviet Union; did what he could to destroy the Canadian economy; stole billions of dollars from Alberta through the implementation of the National Energy Policy; intervened in the judicial system (with his henchmen Otto Lang and Jean Chretien) when he couldn't get his way and violated precedents in trying to remove my father from his position as a territorial court judge; and imposed upon the country a Charter of Rights and Freedoms that had the effects of destroying parliamentary supremacy in favour of the Supreme Court and of giving special "rights" to perverts, criminals, deadbeats, and malcontents. Mr. Trudeau took over a great country called Canada, and left behind him a multicultural monstrosity called, in Mark Steyn’s term, Trudeaupia. He posed as a world leader, but the only world "leaders" who attended his funeral were failed former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. The best analyses of Pierre Trudeau can be found in the columns of Lubor Zink in the Toronto Telegram and Toronto Sun, some of which were collected in Mr. Zink’s books Trudeaucracy (1972) and Viva Chairman Pierre! (1977). It may be oddly appropriate that Pierre Trudeau took office as Prime Minister of Canada on April 20, 1968, which was not only the anniversary of the birth of Adolf Hitler (whom Mr. Trudeau had declined to fight in World War II), but the day that British politician Enoch Powell delivered his "Rivers of Blood" speech warning--prophetically--of the dangers of multiracial immigration; and that Mr. Trudeau died on the day that the United States Food and Drug Administration announced its approval of the marketing of RU-486, a pill that produces abortions. Mr. Trudeau was saddened in his final years by the death of his youngest son, Michel, in a tragic accident, and Mr. Trudeau was reportedly expressing a belief in God and that he would see Michel on the other side. I don't know if Pierre Trudeau came to saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, but I'll be very glad if he did. He died of prostate cancer after several years of declining health.

Abominations
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it had approved marketing of a pill that would induce abortions. The drug mifepristone, or RU-486, which blocks progesterone--a hormone necessary for pregnancy--was already available in China and many European countries. The FDA required that it be taken within seven weeks after the user’s last menstrual period. In the event that it failed to produce an abortion, the user would be required to have a surgical abortion.

World events
Palestinians and Israeli police clashed at the compound around the Al-Aqsa mosque after hardline Israeli opposition leader Ariel Sharon toured the area accompanied by a delegation from the Likud party.

53% of voters in Denmark voted against joining the euro, the European Community’s common currency.

Football
CFL
Calgary (9-3-1) 31 @ Toronto (3-9-1) 14

Dave Dickenson completed 21 of 28 passes for 220 yards and touchdowns of 23 yards to Travis Moore and 31 yards to Marc Boerigter in front of a record-low SkyDome CFL crowd of just 11,343. Calgary fullback Duane Forde rushed 1 yard for the game’s first touchdown just 2:57 into the game. Mark McLoughlin added 3 converts, 3 field goals, and a single. The Argonauts’ only touchdown came on a 39-yard pass from Kerwin Bell to Mookie Mitchell with 2:34 remaining in the first half. Jacob Marini converted and added 2 field goals, while Noel Prefontaine punted for a single. Kelvin Anderson of the Stampeders rushed 20 times for 127 yards. Toronto’s Michael Jenkins was held to 44 yards on 10 carries, but picked up 96 yards on 7 pass receptions.

Baseball
Elmer Dessens (11-5) pitched a 2-hitter for the Cincinnati Reds as they beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-1 before 56,354 fans in the last major league game at County Stadium in Milwaukee. Cincinnati left fielder Dmitri Young batted 4 for 4 with 2 triples and 4 runs, while first baseman Sean Casey was 3 for 3 with a base on balls, home run, 2 runs, and 4 runs batted in. Rafael Roque, the second of four Milwaukee pitchers, allowed 2 hits and 2 runs--both earned--in 1/3 inning, walking 1 batter and striking out none in the 56th and last game of his 3-year major league career.



The Baltimore Orioles set a team record for runs in a game as they embarrassed the Toronto Blue Jays 23-1 before 32,203 fans at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Orioles scored 10 runs in the 4th inning, which included Brady Anderson’s 200th career major league home run. The Blue Jays made 4 errors, leading to 13 unearned runs. Jay Spurgeon, the second of four Baltimore pitchers, pitched a perfect 8th inning, with 1 strikeout, in his 7th and last major league game.