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670 years ago
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Federico III. King of Sicily, 1355-1377. Federico "the Simple" acceded to the throne upon the death of his brother Ludovico. He signed the Peace of Avignon in 1372, ending the Vespers War against Naples. King Federico died on July 27, 1377 at the age of 35, and was succeeded by his daughter Maria.
450 years ago
Born on this date
Gervase Helwys. English government official. Sir Gervase was a member of the court of King James I who was appointed as Lieutenant of the Tower of London in 1613. He was found guilty as an accessory before the fact in the 1613 murder of former court adviser Sir Thomas Overbury, and was publicly executed at Tower Hill on November 20, 1615 at the age of 54.
420 years ago
The Battle of Flores off the Azores concluded with the English galleon Revenge, commanded by Sir Richard Grenville, fighting alone and finally surrendering to a Spanish fleet of 55 ships commanded by Alonso de Bazán. Sir Richard died of his wounds nine days later.
300 years ago
Born on this date
Willem IV. Prince of Orange and Prince of Orange-Nassau, 1711-1751. Willem IV was Prince of Orange and Prince of Orange-Nassau from birth, six weeks after the accidental drowning of his father Johan Willem Friso. Willem IV was Stadtholder of Friesland, Stadtholder of Groningen, and Stadtholder of Guelders before becoming the first hereditary Stadtholder of the United Provinces of the Netherlands in 1747, serving until his death from a stroke on October 22, 1751 at the age of 40. He was succeeded in his existing titles by his son Willem V.
180 years ago
The Order of St. Gregory the Great was established by Pope Gregory XVI of the Vatican State to recognize high support for the Vatican or for the Pope, by a man or a woman, and not necessarily a Roman Catholic.
160 years ago
Born on this date
John Clum. U.S. bureaucrat, politician, and journalist. Mr. Clum served as Indian agent for the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation in Arizona Territory (1874-1877), where he implemented a limited form of self-government on the reservation that was so successful that other reservations were closed and their residents moved to San Carlos. He captured Geronimo in 1877 without firing a shot, but resigned soon afterward as a result of disagreements with the Indan Bureau and the U.S. Army. Mr. Clum moved to Tombstone, Arizona, founding The Tombstone Epitaph in 1880. He was elected Mayor of Tombstone in 1881, and was in office when the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral took place on October 26, 1881. Mr. Clum's friendship with the Earp brothers led to threats against him, and he left Tombstone in 1882. He served as a postmaster in Alaska from 1898-1909, and died in Los Angeles on May 2, 1932 at the age of 80.
110 years ago
Gene Wright of the Dayton Old Soldiers of the Western Association pitched his first of two consecutive no-hitters, walking 1 batter and striking out 4 as the Old Soldiers shut out the Columbus Senators 9-0 in Dayton.
100 years ago
The armoured cruiser Georgios Averof was commissioned into the Greek Navy; it now serves as a museum ship.
70 years ago
A British communique announced that U.K. and U.S.S.R. forces had met the previous day at Sinneh in western Iran, cutting Iran off from Turkey.
Nazis executed 2,500 Jews by shooting in Ostroh, Ukraine.
A Vichy French official in Paris announced that the Germans had dropped plans for "mass execution" of Jewish hostages after the Vichy government of Prime Minister Marshal Philippe Pétain "proved" that a Communist, and not a Jew, had assassinated a German naval officer on August 21.
Japanese Army press chief Colonel Hayto Mabuchi said that if Japan could not reach a peaceful settlement through diplomatic negotiations, she must break her encirclement by force.
Mexican President Manuel Ávila Camacho told the opening session of Congress that the long-standing problems between the United States and Mexico were about to reach a satisfactory conclusion.
Dorval International Airport, now known as Pierre Trudeau Airport, opened west of Montreal.
Ted Williams hit 2 home runs in the first game and another in the second game as the Boston Red Sox swept a doubleheader from the Washington Nationals 13-9 and 10-2 before 22,577 fans at Fenway Park in Boston.
Rudy York hit 3 home runs and batted in 5 runs to lead the Detroit Tigers over the St. Louis Browns 9-5 in the first game of a doubleheader before 22,180 fans at Briggs Stadium in Detroit. The Tigers overcame an early 7-0 deficit to win the second game 16-8 and complete the sweep.
The New York Yankees amassed 19 hits and the Philadelphia Athletics made 18 as the Yankees beat the Athletics 13-11 in the first game of a doubleheader before 25,121 fans at Shibe Park in Philadelphia. Bill Beckmann (5-8) allowed 11 hits and 4 bases on balls, but pitched a complete game victory as the Athletics won the second game 5-1.
Luke Appling had 3 hits in the first game and 4 in the second to help the Chicago White Sox sweep a doubleheader from the Cleveland Indians 7-3 and 4-3 in 12 innings before 11,368 fans at Municipal Stadium in Cleveland. Taffy Wright scored the winning run in the second game when he led off the 12th inning with a base on balls and scored on an outfield fly by Tom Turner. Beau Bell came to bat for Cleveland in the 8th inning of the first game and popped out in the 767th and last game of his seven-year major league career.
Dolph Camilli batted 5 for 7 with a home run, 2 doubles, and 3 runs batted in, singling home Pete Coscarart with the winning run with 1 out in the bottom of the 15th inning, as the Brooklyn Dodgers edged the Boston Braves 6-5 in the first game of a doubleheader before 27,516 fans at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn. In the second game, Peter Reiser led off the bottom of the 6th with a triple and scored on a sacrifice squeeze bunt by Cookie Lavagetto to tie the game 2-2, which proved to be the final score, as the game was called after 6 innings because of darkness.
Mel Ott hit a home run in each game to help the New York Giants sweep a doubleheader from the Philadelphia Phillies 7-2 and 4-3 in 10 innings before 8,248 fans at the Polo Grounds in New York.
Paul Derringer (10-13) pitched a 6-hit complete game to win the pitchers' duel over Jake Mooty (7-6), who also pitched a 6-hitter, as the Cincinnati Reds edged the Chicago Cubs 2-1 in the first game of a doubleheader before 25,107 fans at Wrigley Field in Chicago. In the second game, Babe Dahlgren doubled home 2 runs in the bottom of the 9th inning to tie the score, and then Phil Cavarretta tripled home Stan Hack with 1 out in the bottom of the 10th to give the Cubs a 5-4 win.
Ernie White (17-4) pitched a 9-hit complete game and tripled home a run for the St. Louis Cardinals as they beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3 in the first game of a doubleheder before 34,812 fans at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis. Johnny Mize hit a single, double, and triple to help the Cardinals complete the sweep with a 6-3 win in the second game, which was called because of darkness after 7½ innings.
60 years ago
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Mockin' Bird Hill--Donald Peers and Jim Gussey
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Come On-A My House--Rosemary Clooney (Best Seller--6th week at #1; Disc Jockey--6th week at #1; Jukebox--5th week at #1)
U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Sweet Violets--Dinah Shore
2 Because of You--Tony Bennett
--Les Baxter and his Orchestra
3 Come On-A My House--Rosemary Clooney
4 Too Young--Nat "King" Cole
5 The Loveliest Night of the Year--Mario Lanza
6 My Truly, Truly Fair--Guy Mitchell
7 Jezebel--Frankie Laine
8 I Get Ideas--Tony Martin
9 I'm in Love Again--Henri Rene and his Orchestra featuring April Stevens
10 (Why Did I Tell You I was Going to) Shanghai--Doris Day
--Billy Williams Quartet
Singles entering the chart were While You Danced, Danced, Danced by Georgia Gibbs (#21); The Girl in the Wood by Frankie Laine (#23); Whispering by Les Paul (#28); Them Their Eyes by Champ Butler (#31); Go Go Go Go by Richard Hayes (#35); Gimme a Little Kiss, Will Ya Huh? by April Stevens with Henri Rene and his Orchestra (#37); I Love the Sunshine of Your Smile by the Four Knights (#39); and Do You Really Love Me, with versions by Gordon MacRae; and Tony Martin (#40). Gimme a Little Kiss, Will Ya Huh? was the B-side of Dreamy Melody.
Highway traffic between berlin and West Germany was slowed again when Soviet authorities imposed a new "road repair" tax on Western vehicles passing through East Germany.
The United Nations Security Council asked Egypt to lift its blockade of shipping to Israel through the Suez Canal, but Egypt refused to comply.
The United States, Australia, and New Zealand signed a mutual defense pact, called the ANZUS Treaty.
U.S. Attorney General J. Howard McGrath's Conference on Organized Crime established a nine-man committee of sports leaders, including National League President Ford Frick and American League President Will Harridge of Major League Baseball, to investigate sports gambling.
Toronto (1-0) 36 @ Ottawa (0-1) 17
Edmonton (2-1) 18 @ Calgary (0-3) 17
Don Mueller hit 3 home runs and drove in 5 runs to lead the New York Giants to an 8-1 win over the Brooklyn Dodgers before 40,794 fans at the Polo Grounds in New York, reducing the Dodgers' lead over the Giants in the National League pennant race to 6 games. Sal Maglie (18-5) pitched a 7-hitter to win over Ralph Branca (12-6).
50 years ago
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): You Don't Know--Helen Shapiro (4th week at #1); Johnny Remember Me--John Leyton (2nd week at #1)
On television tonight
The Lawless Years, starring James Gregory, on NBC
Tonight's episode: Triple Cross
The Eritrean War of Independence officially began with the Battle of Adal in which the Eritrean Liberation Front, which numbered only 14, was able to overcome the local Ethiopian forces.
The first conference of the Non-Aligned Countries was held in Belgrade, Yugoslavia.
Trans World Airlines Flight 529, a Lockheed Constellation L-049 propliner en route from Boston to San Francisco via New York and Chicago, crashed shortly after takeoff from Midway Airport in Chicago, killing all 78 people on board. At the time, it was the deadliest single plane disaster in U.S. history.
30-year-old rookie Cuno Barragan of the Chicago Cubs hit his only major league home run in his first major league at bat, but the Cubs lost 4-3 to the San Francisco Giants in 14 innings before 5,427 fans at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The winning run scored when Joey Amalfitano singled with 2 out in the top of the 14th inning and Ernie Bowman followed with a triple to bring him home. Chicago pitcher Don Elston thought he's struck out Mr. Bowman before he hit his triple, and Mr. Elston was ejected by home plate umpire Ken Burkhart after the third out. Mr. Barragan played the first 7 innings, batting 1 for 3 with a solo homer, and no fielding chances.
Ron Fairly singled to lead off the 9th ining, advanced to second base on a sacrifice bunt by Frank Howard, and scored on a single by John Roseboro to break a 3-3 tie as the Los Angeles Dodgers edged the Milwaukee Braves 4-3 before 19,189 fans at County Stadium in Milwaukee.
With 2 out and nobody on base in the bottom of the 9th inning, Elston Howard singled and advanced to third base on a single by Yogi Berra, and Bill Skowron singled to score Mr. Howard, giving the New York Yankees a 1-0 win over the Detroit Tigers before 65,566 fans at Yankee Stadium, increasing their lead over the second-place Tigers to 2½ games. Luis Arroyo (12-3) pitched a perfect 9th inning to get the win, after Whitey Ford and Bud Daley had allowed 7 hits in 8 innings. Losing pitcher Don Mossi (14-4) pitched an 8-hitter.
40 years ago
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): I'm Still Waiting--Diana Ross (2nd week at #1)
Politics and government
Voters in Egypt, Libya, and Syria endorsed a merger whereby the three nations became members of the Federation of Arab Republics. The federation was an attempt by Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to create a unified Arab state.
Egypt officially became known as the Arab Republic of Egypt, dropping the name United Arab Republic. The U.A.R., a union of Egypt and Syria, had officially come into existence on February 1, 1958, but had ended in practice when Syria had declared its independence on September 29, 1961 and resumed its own seat in the United Nations several days later.
The Persian Gulf shiekdom of Qatar declared its independence from Great Britain.
Calgary (5-1) 15 @ Winnipeg (3-5) 31
Toronto (5-1) 16 @ Edmonton (1-6) 15
Rookie Toronto quarterback Joe Theismann directed the Argonauts to the winning touchdown in the waning moments of the 4th quarter at Clarke Stadium. Edmonton kicker Dave Cutler narrowly missed a 57-yard field goal attempt on the last play.
Ferguson Jenkins (21-11) hit 2 home runs and drove in 3 runs as he pitched the Chicago Cubs to a 5-2 win over the Montreal Expos before 11,575 fans at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Mr. Jenkins' homers were his 4th and 5th of the season. He pitched a 6-hitter to win over Bill Stoneman (14-13). This game was played after the last 3 innings of a game that had been suspended because of darkness the night before, with the Expos winning 11-2.
The Pittsburgh Pirates started what was believed to be the first lineup composed entirely of black players (including those from Latin America) in major league history, in a 10-7 win over the Philadelphia Phillies before 11,278 fans at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh. The lineup was: Rennie Stennett, second base; Gene Clines, center field; Roberto Clemente, right field; Willie Stargell, left field; Manny Sanguillen, catcher; Dave Cash, third base; Al Oliver, first base; Jackie Hernandez, shortstop; Dock Ellis, pitcher. Another Negro, Bob Veale, was one of three relief pitchers used by the Pirates in the game. The Pirates led 9-6 after 3 innings.
Tom Seaver (16-8) pitched a 4-hitter for the New York Mets as they beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-1 before 22,204 fans at Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis. Bob Gibson (13-12) allowed 11 hits and 6 runs--all earned--in 6.2 innings to take the loss in what was expected to be a pitchers' duel.
Dave Nelson singled with 1 out in the top of the 1st inning, advanced to second base on a ground out by Don Mincher, and scored on a triple by Tom McCraw to provide the winning run for the Washington Senators as they shut out the New York Yankees 2-0 before 8,467 fans at Yankee Stadium. Bill Gogolewski (4-3) pitched a 4-hitter to outduel Steve Kline (10-13), who pitched a 6-hitter.
Ellie Rodriguez doubled with 1 out in the bottom of the 9th inning, advanced to third base on a ground out by Dave May, and scored on a single by Bob Heise to give the Milwaukee Brewers a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals before 4,976 fans at County Stadium in Milwaukee.
Carlos May scored Pat Kelly with a bases-loaded single and Walt Williams scored Jay Johnstone with a sacrifice fly to break a 0-0 tie in the top of the 11th inning as the Chicago White Sox shut out the Minnesota Twins 2-0 before 8,511 fans at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington. Bart Johnson (8-10), with relief help from Vicente Romo, got the win in relief of Wilbur Wood, who allowed 6 hits in 9 innings. Bob Gebhard (1-2) took the loss in relief of Bert Blyleven, who allowed 5 hits in 10 innings.
Reggie Jackson batted 3 for 5 with a home run, 2 runs, and 2 runs batted in to help the Oakland Athletics shut out the California Angels 7-0 before 9,120 fans at Anaheim Stadium. Chuck Dobson (15-3) pitched a 7-hitter and batted 1 for 4 with an RBI in what turned out to be his last win in an Oakland uniform. Calcium deposits in his right elbow shortened his season and career.
30 years ago
Austria's Top 10 (Ö3)
1 Strada del sole--Rainhard Fendrich (5th week at #1)
2 Hello Man--Cosmetics
3 The Stroke--Billy Squier
4 Stars on 45 Vol. 2--Stars on 45
5 Hands Up (Give Me Your Heart)--Ottawan
6 Bette Davis Eyes--Kim Carnes
7 Stars on 45--Stars on 45
8 You Drive Me Crazy--Shakin' Stevens
9 Sarà perché ti amo--Ricchi & Poveri
10 Hold on Tight--Electric Light Orchestra
Singles entering the chart were The Stroke; Stars on 45 Vol. 2; Hold on Tight; Queen of Hearts by Juice Newton (#13); Chequered Love by Kim Wilde (#16); and Caribbean Disco Show by Lobo (#18).
Died on this date
Ann Harding, 79. U.S. actress. Miss Harding, born Dorothy Walton Gatley, was a popular leading lady in the early years of sound films, receiving an Academy Award nomination for her starring role in Holiday (1930). Her popularity declined in the late 1930s as she became typecast as the beautiful, innocent, self-sacrificing woman. Miss Harding appeared in relatively few movies after 1947, but had a notable supporting role in The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit (1956). She died 25 days after her 79th birthday.
Albert Speer, 76. German architect and politician. Mr. Speer joined the Nazi Party in 1931 and designed structures such as the Reich Chancellery and the Nazi Party rally grounds in Nuremberg. He became a member of Fuehrer Adolf Hitler's inner circle, and served as Reich Minister of Armaments and War Production (1942-1945) and Minister of Industry and Production (May 2-23, 1945). Mr. Speer narrowly avoided a death sentence when he was convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity, and served his full sentence of 20 years at Spadau Prison in Berlin. He wrote two volumes of memoirs, and successfully propagated the myth that he had been responsible for an "armaments miracle" that prolonged German involvement in World War II, and that he hadn't had firsthand knowledge of the Holocaust of the Jews. It was revealed in the years following his death that the increase in armaments under Mr. Speer's supervision was largely the result of systems devised by his predecessor, Fritz Todt, and that Mr. Speer had been intimately involved in the Holocaust, including the use of slave labour. Mr. Speer died of a stroke.
A bloodless coup d'état in the Central African Republic, led by General André Kolingba, overthrew President David Dacko.
25 years ago
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Papa Don't Preach--Madonna (5th week at #1)
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): La Puerta de Alcalá--Víctor Manuel y Ana Belén (7th week at #1)
Died on this date
Murray Hamilton, 63. U.S. actor. Mr. Hamilton was a character actor who appeared in numerous films and television programs, but was perhaps best known for playing Mr. Robinson in The Graduate (1967). He died of lung cancer.
The French-language Montréal-based Quatre-Saisons (TQS) network began broadcasting.
Edmonton (6-3) 42 @ Calgary (5-5) 19
Edmonton quarterback Matt Dunigan completed 2 touchdown passes to Brian Kelly in the first 4 minutes of the game and the Eskimos led 21-0 after the 1st quarter, as they easily beat the Stampeders before 33,626 fans, the first sellout crowd at McMahon Stadium since 1982. It was the first CFL game for Edmonton linebacker Bruce Green. Huey Lewis and the News, scheduled to make concert appearances in Calgary and Edmonton later in the week, were introduced on the field at halftime, but didn't perform.
Montreal (2-7) 7 @ Hamilton (4-5) 42
Walter Bender rushed for 3 touchdowns and Mike Kerrigan passed for 2 more as the Tiger-Cats routed the Alouettes before 23,185 fans at Ivor Wynne Stadium.
20 years ago
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): (Everything I Do) I Do it for You--Bryan Adams (3rd week at #1)
#1 single in Switzerland: (Everything I Do) I Do it for You--Bryan Adams (5th week at #1)
Austria's Top 10 (Ö3)
1 Wind of Change--Scorpions (9th week at #1)
2 Bacardi Feeling (Summer Dreamin')--Kate Yanai
3 Do the Limbo Dance--David Hasselhoff
4 Sailing on the Seven Seas--OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark)
5 (Everything I Do) I Do it for You--Bryan Adams
6 Bobby Brown--Frank Zappa
7 The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in his Kiss)--Cher
8 Losing My Religion--R.E.M.
9 Gypsy Woman (La Da Dee La Da Da)--Crystal Waters
10 Jesus Loves You--Bow Down Mister
The only single entering the chart was Sweet Soul Music by Soul Kitchen featuring London Boys (#25).
Uzbekistan declared its independence from the U.S.S.R.
Winnipeg (5-4) 23 @ Saskatchewan (3-6) 56
30,314 fans were in attendance at Taylor Field in Regina to see the Roughriders beat the Blue Bombers in a game that saw Winnipeg take 17 penalties for 159 yards and lose two players to ejection for the second straight game.
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