Saturday, 31 August 2013

August 31, 2013

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

420 years ago
1593


Died on this date
Pierre Barrière
. French criminal. Mr. Barrière was executed by breaking on the wheel and dismemberment four days after attempting to assassinate King Henry IV. Mr. Barrière was denounced by a Dominican priest to whom he had confessed the crime.

325 years ago
1688


Died on this date
John Bunyan, 59
. English author and preacher. Mr. Bunyan, a non-conformist, was best known for his allegorical novel The Pilgrim's Progress (1678-1684).

200 years ago
1813


War
In the final stage of the Peninsular War, British and Portuguese troops captured the town of Donostia (now San Sebastián) in northern Spain, resulting in a rampage and eventual destruction of the town. Elsewhere, Spanish troops repelled a French attack in the Battle of San Marcial near Irun, Spain.

130 years ago
1883


Journalism
Andrew M. Armour and Thomas B. Braden published the first issue of their Calgary Herald, Mining and Ranch Advocate and General Advertiser newspaper; a four-pager published, edited and typeset from a tiny hand-press in a tent on the banks of the Elbow River, with a one-year subscription available for $3 (in advance).

125 years ago
1888


Died on this date
Mary Ann Nichols, 43
. U.K. murder victim. Mrs. Nichols, a prostitute in the Whitechapel area of London, was considered to be the first victim of the murderer known as Jack the Ripper.

100 years ago
1913


Born on this date
Bernard Lovell
. U.K. astronomer. Sir Bernard was probably the world's best-known radio astronomer, and was the first director of the Jodrell bank Observatory from 1945-1980. He died on August 6, 2012 at the age of 98.

75 years ago
1938


Disasters
Torrential rains hit the St. Lawrence River Valley in Quebec; 12 people were killed in flooding and landslides.

70 years ago
1943


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): White Christmas--Bing Crosby (3rd month at #1)

War
The Soviet Red Army opened a drive on Smolensk, 220 miles south of Moscow.

Politics and government
Chilean President Juan Antonio Rios revised his cabinet to give more posts to Radical Party members.

Law
India's highest tribunal upheld the right of the British viceroy to hold Hindu nationalist leader Mohandas Gandhi and other political prisoners without trial.

Journalism
Without mentioning Drew Pearson's name, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in a press conference, assailed the columnist as a chronic liar and said that his charge that Secretary of State Cordell Hull was anti-Soviet was a lie from beginning to end.

Oil
The U.S. Office of Price Administration announced plans for new gasoline ration coupon centres to check thefts and permit stricter investigation of requests for extra supplies, after U.S. Representative Fred Hartley, Jr. (Republican--New Jersey) had charged that fuel saved by reducing Midwest allotments was going to black markets.

60 years ago
1953


Football
WIFU
Calgary (1-1) 10 @ Winnipeg (2-0) 16
Edmonton (1-1) 19 @ Saskatchewan (0-2) 17

Tommy Thompson completed 13 of 23 passes for 119 yards and touchdowns to Neill Armstrong and Bud Korchak as the Blue Bombers beat the Stampeders at Winnipeg Stadium. Mr. Korchak converted both touchdowns and added 2 field goals. Pete Thodos scored 2 touchdowns for the Stampeders. Calgary running back John Henry Johnson was ejected in the 2nd quarter for slugging Winnipeg's Normie Hill.

Billy Vessels returned a kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown to provide the winning margin for the Eskimos as they edged the Roughriders at Taylor Field in Regina. Mr. Vessels' touchdown immediately followed Herb Johnson's second touchdown of the game, ona 5-yard rush. Mr. Johnson's first TD came on a league record 109-yard punt return. The Eskimos used rookie Ed Crowder at quarterback; it was his first game, and he threw a 67-yard touchdown pass to Frank Anderson and handed off to Rollie Miles for the other TD. It was the first game of Canadian football for Saskatchewan quarterback Frank Tripucka, and he completed a 6-yard touchdown pass to Mac Speedie.

50 years ago
1963


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): 55 Days at Peking--Rob E.G. (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in France: Pauvre Petite Fille Riche--Claude François (6th week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Cuore--Rita Pavone (9th week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Ich will 'nen Cowboy als Mann--Gitte (5th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Bad to Me--Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): My Boyfriend's Back--The Angels

U.S. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Hello Mudduh, Hello Fadduh! (A Letter from Camp)--Allan Sherman
2 My Boyfriend's Back--The Angels
3 Fingertips - Part 2--Little Stevie Wonder
4 Candy Girl--The 4 Seasons
5 Blowin' in the Wind--Peter, Paul and Mary
6 If I Had a Hammer--Trini Lopez
7 Judy's Turn to Cry--Lesley Gore
8 More--Kai Winding & Orchestra
--[Vic Dana]
9 Mockingbird--Inez Foxx
10 Heat Wave--Martha and the Vandellas

Singles entering the chart were Hello Heartache, Goodbye, Love by Little Peggy March (#76); That Sunday, That Summer by Nat King Cole (#77); Be My Baby by the Ronettes (#78); Organ Shout by Dave "Baby" Cortez (#87); (I Cried At) Laura's Wedding by Barbara Lynn (#88); and Pay Back by Etta James (#91).

#1 single in Calgary: Lucky Lips--Cliff Richard and the Shadows (2nd week at #1)

World events
Sarawak, North Borneo, and Singapore achieved technical independence, pending accession to the Federation of Malaysia.

40 years ago
1973


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand: Playground in My Mind--Clint Holmes (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Can the Can--Suzi Quatro (4th week at #1)

Died on this date
John Ford, 79
. U.S. film director. Mr. Ford, born John Feeney, was primarily known for directing westerns. He won the Academy Award for Best Director for The Informer (1935); The Grapes of Wrath (1940); How Green was My Valley (1941); and The Quiet Man (1952).

Protest
After 3 1/2 hours of deliberation, a Gainesville, Florida jury acquitted the Gainesville 8--seven members and one supporter of Vietnam Veterans Against the War--of charges to disrupt the 1972 Republican National Convention with weapons, slingshots, and crossbows. The prosecution's case had rested heavily on the testimony of five paid informers and undercover policemen who had infiltrated the group. The defense called only one witness and argued that the charges had been trumped up to discredit the organization's activities.

Oil
Shell Canada announced plans to build a $700-million oil extraction plant on the Athabasca tar sands at Fort McMurray, Alberta.

30 years ago
1983


On the radio
Chuck Chandler worked his last regular shift at CFRN in Edmonton.

War
Counterattacking Lebanese army units recaptured parts of Beirut that had fallen to Muslim militias.

Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that the index of leading economic indicators had risen only 0.3% in July, the smallest increase in 11 months.

25 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Superstitious--Europe (4th week at #1)

Journalism
Moncton's daily newspaper Le Matin declared bankruptcy, leaving L'Acadie NOUVELLE, in Caraquet, as the only French-language daily in New Brunswick.

Football
CFL
Calgary (2-6) 17 @ Toronto (7-1) 33
Saskatchewan (4-4) 35 @ Winnipeg (4-4) 38

20 years ago
1993


World events
Church bells rang in Lithuania as the last Russian troops left Lithuania after more than half a century of Soviet and Russian occupation.

Environment
Canadian Fisheries Minister Ross Reid announced that east coast fisheries would be shut down in five more areas until the end of the 1993 fishing season and that quotas would be slashed in three other areas.

10 years ago
2003


Football
CFL
Winnipeg (8-3) 36 @ Saskatchewan (6-5) 18

Friday, 30 August 2013

August 30, 2013

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Michelle Kent!

650 years ago
1363


War
The forces of two Chinese rebel leaders — Chen Youliang and Zhu Yuanzhang — began the Battle of Lake Poyang, one of the largest naval battles in history.

530 years ago
1483


Died on this date
Louis XI, 60
. King of France, 1461-1483. Louis XI, nicknamed "The Universal Spider" for his scheming character, succeeded his father Charles VII on the throne. He was succeeded by his son Charles VIII.

200 years ago
1813


War
French forces were defeated by an Austrian-Prussian-Russian alliance in the Battle of Kulm in northern Bohemia.

Creek Indian "Red Sticks" killed over 500 white settlers (including over 250 armed militia) in Fort Mims, Alabama.

140 years ago
1873


Canadiana
In Winnipeg, George Arthur French formed first detachment of North-West Mounted Police with 150 recruits.

Exploration
Austrians Julius von Payer and Karl Weyprecht discovered the archipelago of Franz Josef Land in the Arctic Sea.

120 years ago
1893


Born on this date
Huey Long
. U.S. politician. The man known as the "Kingfish," Mr. Long was Governor of Louisiana from 1928-1932 and United States Senator from 1932-1935. His populist policies included big spending on public works, educational institutions (e.g. Louisiana State University), and old-age pensions. He dubbed his program "Share Our Wealth," and sang a theme song called Every Man a King. Mr. Long was accused of dictatorial practices while Governor, and still controlled state politics while he was in the U.S. Senate. He was considered a likely challenger to President Franklin D. Roosevelt for the Democratic party presidential nomination in 1936. Mr. Long died on September 10, 1935, 11 days after his 42nd birthday, and two days after being shot in the Louisiana state Capitol building. Dr. Carl Weiss, a physician whose father-in-law was a judge who had reportedly been gerrymandered out of his electoral district because of his opposition to Mr. Long, went to the Louisiana state Capitol building in Baton Rouge. Dr. Weiss had a gun in his coat, and shots were fired, most of them by Mr. Long's bodyguards, with 32 bullets going into or through Dr. Weiss. In the early 1990s the NBC television documentary program Unsolved Mysteries ran a segment on the incident, and the evidence indicated that the bullet that mortally wounded Mr. Long had been fired by one of his bodyguards, not by Dr. Weiss.

100 years ago
1913


Born on this date
Richard Stone
. U.K. economist. Mr. Stone, sometimes called "the father of national income accounting," won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 1984 for developing an accounting model that could be used to track economic activities on a national and, later, an international scale. He died on December 6, 1991 at the age of 78.

75 years ago
1938


Died on this date
Max Factor, Sr., 65
. Polish-born U.S. make-up artist and businessman. Mr. Factor, born Maksymilian Faktorowicz in Lodz, lived in Berlin and Moscow before moving to the United States in 1904. He founded the cosmetics firm Max Factor & Company in Los Angeles in 1909. Mr. Factor popularized the term "makeup" as a noun as well as a verb, and was given an honourary Academy Award in 1929 for his contributions to motion pictures.

70 years ago
1943


War
Soviet forces took Taganrog, the southern anchor of the German line since October 19, 1941. U.S. forces occupied Arundel Island in the Solomons, further closing the trap on the Japanese garrison at Vila, Kolombangara Island.

Diplomacy
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt returned to Washington from Quebec and conferred with Chinese Foreign Minister Dr. T.V. Soong. U.S. Secretary of State Cordell Hull said that charges that the State Department as anti-Soviet were "monstrous and diabolical falsehoods," and assailed columnist Drew Pearson for his assertion that Mr. Hull and other State Dept. officials "actually wished the Soviet Union to be bled white."

Defense
The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Hornet, successor to the vessel lost off Guadalcanal and previously used as a base for the raid on Tokyo, was launched at the Newport News, Virginia Shipbuilding and Drydock Company yards.

Abominations
The Swedish government reported that the Danish royal family had been interned by the Germans at Amalienborg Castle in Copenhagen.

Economics and finance
U.S. Federal Judge Bascon Deaver ruled that rent ceiling prices of the Emergency Price Control Act were unconstitutional; the Office of Price Administration said that it would appeal the decision. U.S. Fuel Administrator Harold Ickes and the OPA announced in Washington that the ban on pleasure driving on the Atlantic seaboard that had been in effect since May 20 would be lifted on September 1.

Labour
About 60,000 members of the Mexican Confederation of Workers held a mass meeting in Mexico City to protest rising living costs and to demand wage increases.

Disasters
27 people were killed and 150 injured when the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad express Lackawanna Limited collided with a freight locomotive near Wayland, New York, and was wrecked. All but one of the fatalities were caused by live steam from the boiler of the freight locomotive.

50 years ago
1963


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Sweets for My Sweet--The Searchers

Died on this date
Guy Burgess, 52
. U.K. traitor. Mr. Burgess, a British Foreign Office official, was one of the Cambridge Five spies who passed Western secrets to the U.S.S.R. during the early years of the Cold War. He and fellow traitor Donald Maclean escaped to the Soviet Union in 1951 after Mr. Maclean came under suspicion in Britain. Mr. Burgess was a sodomite who drank himself to death.

Music
The single Hello Little Girl/Just in Case by the Fourmost was released in the United Kingdom on Parlophone Records. Hello Little Girl was written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon--and credited in that order. Just in Case was written by Boudleaux Bryant.

Diplomacy
A hot line between the Kremlin and the White House went into operation to reduce the chances of an accidental war.

Football
AFL
Stone Johnson, a rookie halfback with the Kansas City Chiefs, was critically injured when he broke his neck while attempting to make a block during a kickoff return in a pre-season game against the Houston Oilers in Wichita, Kansas.

40 years ago
1973


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Where Three Counties Meet--Brendan Shine (2nd week at #1)

Protest
200 aboriginal protesters started a 2-day occupation of the Canadian federal government's Indian Affairs and Northern Development offices in Ottawa to demand a halt to the James Bay power development until Cree land claims were settled, and also protested the department's youth liaison program.

Striking Canadian rail workers forced their way into the Centre Block of the Parliament buildings in Ottawa.

30 years ago
1983


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Flashdance...What a Feeling--Irene Cara (4th week at #1)

Space
The U.S. space shuttle Challenger lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida to begin its third mission, STS-8. The crew included the first Negro American to go into space--U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Guion Bluford--and the oldest U.S. astronaut to date, Dr. William Thornton, 54. The other crew members were Dick Truly, Commander; Daniel Brandenstein, Pilot; and Dale Gardner, Mission Specialist.

War
The day after two U.S. Marines had been killed by Muslims attacking Beirut, three French soldiers and a French embassy policeman in Beirut were killed during attacks by Muslim militias. U.S. President Ronald Reagan, in response to letters from U.S. Congressional leaders, said that the "continued presence of these U.S. forces in Lebanon is essential" and that he would keep Congress informed. Israel said that it had agreed to a U.S. request to delay its withdrawal from the Shouf mountains southeast of Beirut.

Diplomacy
U.S. Central American envoy Richard Stone met in Costa Rica with representatives of the Salvadoran rebel movement. It was reported that the rebels said they would not disarm and participate in elections without assurances on sharing power.

Crime
The Filipino government identified Rolando Galman y Dawang, a "gun for hire," as the man who was alleged to have assassinated political opposition leader Benigno Aquino on his arrival at Manila International Airport on August 21.

25 years ago
1988


Died on this date
Jack Marshall, 76
. Prime Minister of New Zealand, 1972. Sir Jack, a member of the National Party, represented Mount Victoria (1946-1954) and Karori (1954-1975) in Parliament, and held several cabinet posts, most notably Deputy Prime Minister (1957, 1960-1972). He served as Prime Minister from February-December 1972, and then as Leader of the Opposition until resigning the party leadership in 1974. Sir Jack died in England while en route to a conference of the United Bible Societies.

Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that leading economic indicators had declined 0.8% in July.

Swimming
Canadian Vicki Keith staggered ashore from Lake Ontario, ending her marathon swim of all five Great Lakes and setting the women's world distance record of 38 kilometres for the butterfly stroke. Miss Keith had started her marathon on July 1.

20 years ago
1993


Hit parade
#1 single in Germany (Media Control): What's Up?--4 Non Blondes (2nd week at #1)

Died on this date
Richard Jordan, 56
. U.S. actor. Mr. Jordan appeared in many plays, television programs, and movies. His films included Rooster Cogburn (1975); Logan's Run (1976); Dune (1984); The Secret of My Success (1987); The Hunt for Red October (1990); and Gettysburg (1993). He was in the process of filming The Fugitive (1993) when his fatal brain tumor forced him to withdraw (he was replaced by Jeroen Krabbé).

10 years ago
2003


Died on this date
Charles Bronson, 81
. U.S. actor. Mr. Bronson, born Charles Buchinsky, was known for rugged action roles in movies such as Machine-Gun Kelly (1958); The Magnificent Seven (1960); The Great Escape (1963); The Dirty Dozen (1967); and Death Wish (1974).

Terrorism
Iraqi authorities arrested four people--two former members of the Ba'ath Party from Basra, and two non-Iraqi Arabs from the Salafi sect (a Sunni sect)--in connection with the previous day's detonation of a car bomb outside the Imam Ali Mosque in Najaf which had killed Shiite Muslim leader Ayatollah Mohammed Bakir al-Hakim and more than 80 other people.

Disasters
While being towed across the Barents Sea, the de-commissioned Russian submarine K-159 sank, taking 9 of her crew and 800 kilograms of spent nuclear fuel with her.

Thursday, 29 August 2013

August 29, 2013

480 years ago
1533


Died on this date
Atahualpa, 36
. Incan Emperor, 1532-1533. Atahualpa assumed the throne upon the execution of his half-brother Huáscar in a civil war following the death of their father Huayna Capac. Atahualpa was the last Sapa Inca (sovereign emperor) before the Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire. He was captured by forces of Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro at Cajamarca, Peru and was executed there by garroting after being baptized into the Roman Catholic Church. Atahualpa was succeeded on the throne by puppet Emperor Túpac Huallpa.

130 years ago
1883


Technology
Thomas Ahearn, head of the Ottawa Street Railway Company, presided over a demonstration of his pioneering electric stove at the Windsor Hotel in Ottawa, Ontario. This is believed to have been the world's very first dinner cooked on an all-electric stove.

110 years ago
1903


Defense
Slava, the last of the five Borodino-class battleships of the Imperial Russian Navy, was launched at St. Petersburg.

75 years ago
1938


Transportation
Malton Airport opened northwest of Toronto.

70 years ago
1943


War
German-occupied Denmark scuttled 20 of its 60 naval vessels in Copenhagen harbour, and military installations were destroyed after martial law was declared. Soviet troops took 40 more villages southwest of Kharkov, including the rail junction of Lyubotin.

Politics and government
German occupation authorities dissolved the Danish government and declared martial law.

Medicine
The U.S. War Production Board disclosed that it had granted permission to nine concerns to build facilities for the manufacture of penicillin.

Economics and finance
A Brookings Institution report made public in Washington praised Canada's control of loving costs as being better than similar programs in the United States. The report added that costs had increased 17% in Canada since the beginning of World War II, as opposed to a 26% increase in the U.S.A.

60 years ago
1953


Hit Parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): The Song from Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart?)--Percy Faith and his Orchestra (2nd week at #1)

#1 singles in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Vaya Con Dios (May God Be with You)--Les Paul and Mary Ford (Best seller--4th week at #1; Jukebox--2nd week at #1); No Other Love--Perry Como (Disc Jockey--3rd week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Vaya Con Dios (May God Be with You)--Les Paul and Mary Ford (2nd week at #1)
2 No Other Love--Perry Como
3 Crying in the Chapel--Darrell Glenn
--June Valli
--Rex Allen
--The Orioles
4 You, You, You--The Ames Brothers
5 I'm Walking Behind You--Eddie Fisher
6 P.S. I Love You--The Hilltoppers
7 C'est Si Bon (It's So Good)--Eartha Kitt
8 With These Hands--Eddie Fisher
9 Oh!--Pee Wee Hunt and his Orchestra
10 Allez-Vous-En--Kay Starr

Singles entering the chart were God Bless Us All by Spike Jones and his City Slickers (#25, charting with the versions by Brucie Weil and Jimmy Boyd); Relax by Tony Martin (#33); and Tonight, Love by Bill Darnel (#38).

Football
IRFU
Ottawa (0-1) 10 @ Hamilton (1-0) 14

WIFU
Edmonton (0-1) 6 @ Winnipeg (1-0) 7
Calgary (1-0) 29 @ Saskatchewan (0-1) 17

ORFU
Kitchener-Waterloo (1-0) 23 Brantford (0-1) 12
Sarnia (1-0) Toronto (0-1) 5

Billy Joe Grimes and Joe Shinn scored touchdowns in the 3rd quarter for the Tiger-Cats as they defeated the Rough Riders in 95 F. heat before 12,000 fans at Civic Stadium. It was Mr. Shinn's final game as a Tiger-Cat.

Ted Tully's missed field goal attempt on the last play of the game went for a single point, allowing the Blue Bombers to edge the Eskimos in the first regular season game ever played at Winnipeg Stadium. It was the first regular season game for Darrell Royal as Edmonton head coach, and because of roster limitations on American players, he had left tackle and kicker Wilbur Snyder at home and used Mr. Tully, a Canadian linebacker, instead. Mr. Tully recovered a fumble for the only Edmonton touchdown but missed the convert. Len Meltzer scored the Winnipeg touchdown in the 4th quarter. It was the first regular season game for 1952 Heisman Trophy winner Billy Vessels as an Eskimo, as well as the first game in Canada for Winnipeg offensive end and defensive back Bud Grant. Two Eskimos suffered season-ending injuries: end Rollin Prather dislocated an elbow, and halfback Bill Rowekamp, playing his first game, returned the opening kickoff 44 yards but suffered an ankle injury. He was in the U.S. military during the 1954 and 1955 seasons, and didn't return to the Eskimos until 1956.

The Stampeders took a 23-0 lead after the 1st quarter and coasted to victory over the Roughriders at Taylor Field in Regina. The game marked a successful debut for former San Francisco 49ers' quarterback Frankie Albert, playing his first game of Canadian football. He completed 16 of 21 passes for 288 yards and 2 touchdown passes to Willard Sherman and others to Sugarfoot Anderson and Al Endriss. John Henry Johnson, who scored a Calgary touchdown in the 4th quarter, played the first game of his 13-year professional career. Stan Williams and former Cleveland Browns star Mac Speedie scored touchdowns for the Roughriders. It was the first game for former Los Angeles Rams' head coach Bob Snyder as coach of the Stampeders, and the first game for former Edmonton Eskimos' coach Frank Filchock as coach of the Roughriders.

The Dutchmen made a successful debut in the ORFU with their win over the Redskins.

50 years ago
1963


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): Bad to Me--Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas (2nd week at #1)

Football
CFL
British Columbia (4-1) 15 @ Winnipeg (3-2) 16

Hal Ledyard relieved Kenny Ploen at quarterback in the 4th quarter at Winnipeg Stadium and drove the Blue Bombers 80 yards downfield in 1 minute and 48 seconds, passing 9 yards to Farrell Funston for the tying touchdown with 31 seconds remaining, followed by George Fleming's winning convert. Mr. Fleming added 3 field goals. B.C. quarterback Joe Kapp passed to Pat Claridge for one touchdown and handed off to Nub Beamer for the other.

40 years ago
1973


World events
Egyptian President Anwar el-Sadat and Libyan dictator Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi announced the "birth of a new unified Arab state." The declaration, however, made it clear that actual unification would come gradually; Col. Gaddafi had supported immediate full union.

Scandal
U.S. District Court Judge John Sirica ordered U.S. President Richard Nixon to make the tapes of White House conversations relevant to the investigation into the June 1972 break-in at the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C. and the subsequent cover-up available to him for a decision on their use by a grand jury.

Disasters
As flood waters crested after two weeks of severe flooding in Pakistan's Punjab, the death toll was set at 286. 155,219 people were evacuated and 260,000 homes were listed as destroyed.

24 people were killed when a U.S. military cargo jet crashed near Madrid.

Football
CFL
Saskatchewan (4-1) 13 @ Winnipeg (1-5) 12
Toronto (4-1) 24 @ Edmonton (3-2) 16

Jack Abendhschan's 24-yard field goal with 4:27 remaining in the game provided the winning margin as the Roughriders edged the Blue Bombers before a sellout crowd of 25,210 at Winnipeg Stadium. Mr. Abendschan kicked a 32-yard field goal with 2:57 remaining in the 2nd quarter and converted his team's only touchdown, a 67-yard pass from Ron Lancaster to Rick Eber with 1:10 remaining in the 1st half. Winnipeg quarterback Don Jonas scored all his team's points, rushing 2 yards for a touchdown just 2:42 into the game and adding a convert and field goal to give the Blue Bombers a 10-0 lead. He missed field goal attempts of 13 and 25 yards in the 4th quarter, both of which went for single points. Mr. Jonas' second missed field goal came with 2:16 remaining in the game, and would have given the Blue Bombers the lead.

Joe Theismann completed 15 of 26 passes for 279 yards and 2 touchdowns and rushed 12 times for 55 yards to lead the Argonauts over the Eskimos before 22,918 fans at Clarke Stadium. Mr. Theismann's touchdown passes came in the 3rd quarter to Peter Muller and Bill Symons. Mr. Symons also rushed 2 yards for a touchdown on a third-down gamble in the 2nd quarter. Roy Bell scored the only Edmonton touchdown on a 39-yard rush on the Eskimos' first play from scrimmage just 1:14 into the game after a one-handed interception by linebacker Ceasar Belser. Toronto's Marv Kendricks led all rushers with 16 carries for 98 yards, while teammate Eric Allen led all receivers with 89 yards on 4 receptions. Edmonton linebacker Mike Lambros suffered a season-ending injury when he broke his arm in attempting to "clothesline" Mr. Theismann in the 1st half. It was the last game in an Eskimo uniform for linebacker Jerry Griffin, who was in his seventh season with the team.

30 years ago
1983


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Flashdance...What a Feeling--Irene Cara (7th week at #1)

Died on this date
Simon Oakland, 68
. U.S. actor. Mr. Oakland, a trained concert violinist, played character roles in numerous movies, television programs, and plays--usually cast as a tough guy--from 1956 until his death from cancer the day after his 68th birthday. His movies included I Want to Live! (1958); Psycho (1960); West Side Story (1961); The Sand Pebbles (1966); and Bullitt (1968).

Diplomacy
Soviet leader Yuri Andropov distributed a note to Western countries along with an interview published August 26 in Pravda in which he said that the U.S.S.R. was prepared to dismantle all missiles it removed from Europe if talks in Geneva on reducing intermediate-range missiles in Europe ended successfully. Mr. Andropov reiterated his previous proposal to reduce the number of medium-range missiles deployed in Europe to the number already deployed by the United Kingdom and France, providing that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization also cancelled the deployment of U.S. missiles scheduled for December. The U.S.A. and West Germany reiterated their position that the French and British arsenals were independent and could not be counted as NATO weapons.

Politics and government
Brian Mulroney, who had been elected leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada on June 11, won a seat in the House of Commons when he captured a federal by-election in the Nova Scotia riding of Central Nova.

Sport
The Pan-American Games concluded in Caracas. The United States won the greatest number of medals, followed by Cuba, and Canada third with 108.

25 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Australian Music Report): Perfect--Fairground Attraction (2nd week at #1)

Space
The U.S.S.R. mission Soyuz TM-6 launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and docked with space station Mir for a duration of almost 4 months. The crew consisted of Commander Vladimir Lyakhov, Flight Engineer Valeri Polyakov, and Research Cosmonaut Abdul Mohmand, who became the first Afghan to go into space.

20 years ago
1993


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand: (I Can't Help) Falling in Love with You--UB40 (11th week at #1)

#1 single in Austria (Ö3): What's Up?--4 Non Blondes (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: What's Up?--4 Non Blondes (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Mr. Vain--Culture Beat

On television tonight
The documentary film Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey, which later received theatrical release, was first shown on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom.

Golf
Brandie Burton won the du Maurier Golf Classic.

10 years ago
2003


Died on this date
Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim, 63
. Iraqi Muslim clergyman. Ayatollah al-Hakim was a moderate Shiite Muslim leader in Iraq. He was assassinated, and an estimated 84-125 others were killed, when a car bomb exploded as they were leaving the Imam Ali Mosque in Najaf. Among those killed were 15 of Ayatollah al-Hakim's bodyguards. It was unclear who was responsible for the bombing, but four men were arrested the following day, and one was finally hanged in 2007.

Diplomacy
The six-nation talks in Beijing concerning North Korea's alleged nuclear weapons program concluded with an agreement to hold more talks.

War
By this date 282 U.S. service personel had died in Iraq from all causes. 143 had died--67 in hostile action--since May 1, the day U.S. President George W. Bush had proclaimed an end to major combat activities.

Football
CFL
Montreal (9-2) 38 @ Ottawa (4-7) 43

Josh Ranek rushed 17 times for 103 yards and touchdowns of 21 and 38 yards, and quarterback Kerry Joseph completed 16 of 22 passes for 218 yards and a 48-yard touchdown to Denis Montana while rushing 5 times for 76 yards, including a 63-yard touchdown, as the Renegades withstood a late rally to defeat the Alouettes before 24,583 fans at Frank Clair Stadium. Lawrence Tynes added 4 converts and 5 field goals for Ottawa. Montreal quarterback Anthony Calvillo completed 27 of 50 passes for 293 yards and 3 touchdowns--1 to Jeremaine Copeland and 2 to Ben Cahoon in the last 3:08 of the game. Mr. Cahoon also rushed 17 yards for a touchdown, and receiver Dave Stala passed 67 yards to Sylvain Girard for another Montreal touchdown. Montreal kicker and punter Matt Kellett was ejected in the 3rd quarter for knocking down head linesman Don Cousens while trying to recover his own punt. Mr. Stala replaced him and converted 2 touchdowns--including the one he had passed for--and punted for a single. The game was the 300th regular season game for Montreal's Don Matthews as a head coach in the CFL as he became the first man to reach that total.

CIS
Alberta (0-1) 30 @ Calgary (1-0) 31

Quarterback Charles Guedo rushed 2 yards for a touchdown, converted by Matthew Nimik with 34 seconds remaining in the game, as the Dinos overcame a 16-point halftime deficit to nip the Golden Bears before 2,495 fans at McMahon Stadium. Alberta kicker Mark Wojcichowsky missed a 42-yard field goal attempt in the final seconds, and Calgary's Stephen Hughes ran it out of the end zone to preserve the win. Mr. Guedo, celebrating his 20th birthday, completed 20 of 36 passes for 308 yards and 2 touchdowns. Alberta quarterback Darryl Salmon completed 14 of 26 passes for 188 yards, while running back Jarred Winkel led the Alberta ground game with 143 yards--112 in the 1st half.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

August 28, 2013

1,625 years ago
388


Died on this date
Magnus Maximus, 53 (?)
. Western Roman Emperor, 383-388. Magnus usurped the throne from Emperor Gratian in 383; he was executed in Aquileia after retreating there following the defeat of his forces by those of Theodosius I and Valentinian II in the Battle of the Save. Magnus Maximus was succeeded on the throne by Gracianus Municeps.

1,350 years ago
663


War
Allied Chinese armies from the Silla and Tang dynasties crushed the Baekje kingdom restoration attempt and forced Yamato Japan to withdraw from Korea in the Battle of Baekgang. It was Japan's greatest defeat prior to World War II.

180 years ago
1833


Society
The Slavery Abolition Act 1833 received Royal Assent, abolishing slavery through most the British Empire.

110 years ago
1903


Died on this date
Frederick Law Olmsted, 81
. U.S. landscape designer. Mr. Olmsted was known for designing public parks such as Central Park in New York City, Mount Royal Park in Montreal, and many others.

100 years ago
1913


Born on this date
Robertson Davies
. Canadian writer and scholar. Mr. Davies was famous for writing books such as Fifth Business (1970) and many others that few outside the halls of academia have ever bothered to read. He died on December 2, 1995 at the age of 82.

Richard Tucker. U.S. opera singer. Born Rivn Ticker in Brooklyn, Mr. Tucker was a tenor who was a cantor before making his operatic debut with the Metropolitan Opera in New York in 1941. He became America's most famous tenor of the post-World War II era. He died of a heart attack while preparing for a performance in Kalamazoo, Michigan on January 8, 1975 at the age of 61.

World events
Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands opened the Peace Palace in The Hague.

70 years ago
1943


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): In the Blue of Evening--Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra with Frank Sinatra (2nd week at #1)

Died on this date
Boris III, 49
. Czar of Bulgaria, 1918-1943. Boris III succeeded to the throne upon the abdication of his father Ferdinand I after Bulgaria's defeat in World War I. Although loosely allied with Nazi Germany during World War II, Bulgaria refused to declare war on the Soviet Union, even after a meeting between King Boris and Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler in Rastenburg, East Prussia on August 14, 1943. Czar Boris has been regarded as a hero for saving Bulgaria's Jews from the Holocaust, but has also been criticized for not saving Jews from territories newly-occupied by Bulgaria. Czar Boris III died of an apparent heart attack the day after dining at the Italian embassy in Sofia. Conspiracy theories abounded, alleging that the czar had been poisoned. He was succeeded on the throne by his 6-yaer-old son Simeon II under a Regency Council headed by Boris's brother Prince Kyril of Bulgaria.

War
Soviet troops advanced to nearly five miles west of the Bryansk-Kiev railroad west of Sevsk. The Allies announced that all organized Japanese resistance on New Georgia Island had ceased.

Protest
In Denmark, a general strike began against the Nazi occupation; the Danish cabinet had rejected German demands for complete control of the country following King Christian's threat to abdicate if the cabinet caved in to German demands.

Society
The U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service announced that alien travel to and from the United States during the year ended June 30, 1943 was the lowest in 80 years.

Oil
U.S. Fuel Administrator Harold Ickes warned that U.S. oil reserves totalled only about 20 billion barrels, sufficient for 14 or 15 years.

60 years ago
1953


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): I Believe--Frankie Laine (17th week at #1)

60 years ago
1953


Television
Nippon Television broadcast Japan's first television program, including its first advertisement.

50 years ago
1963


Died on this date
Emily Hoffert, 23
; Janice Wylie, 21. U.S. murder victims. Miss Hoffert, a schoolteacher, and Miss Wylie, a researcher with Newsweek magazine, were killed in their New York City apartment in what became known as the Career Girls murders. George Whitmore, Jr. was convicted of these and another murder and assault, but was eventually exonerated. The case helped lead to the introduction of the U.S. legal guidelines known as Miranda rights.

Society
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech before 250,000 people in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., climaxing the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on behalf of civil rights for American Negroes (video here).

Americana
The Evergreen Point Bridge, the longest floating bridge in the world, opened between Seattle and Medina, Washington.

40 years ago
1973


Hit parade
#1 single in Switzerland: Goodbye, My Love, Goodbye--Demis Roussos (12th week at #1)

Diplomacy
After 19 months of difficult negotiations, India and Pakistan signed an agreement opening the way for release of most of the 90,000 Pakistani prisoners held in India and resolving some problems arising from their 1971 war. The accord was expected to lead to Pakistani recognition of Bangladesh, formerly known as East Pakistan. The release of Pakistani prisoners was to begin immediately and simultaneously with the transfer to Bangladesh of Bengalis in Pakistan and of Biharis (non-Bangali Muslims) from Bangladesh to Pakistan. After an initial admission of "a substantial number" of Biharis into Pakistan, Bangladesh and India would determine further repatriation of civilians and prisoners. The joint talks would also determine the fate of 195 Pakistani prisoners in India whom Bangladesh had threatened to try for war crimes. Pakistan also dropped its threat to try 203 Bengalis for espionage and treason.

Politics and government
An open letter signed by 39 colleagues of Soviet physicist Andrei Sakharov condemned him for his public criticism of the U.S.S.R.'s domestic and foreign policies. Eight days earlier, Mr. Sakharov had told Western reporters that U.S.-Soviet detente would be "very dangerous" if not accompanied by a democratization of Soviet society and reduced Soviet isolation from the outside world. He warned that the Soviet Union would use Western technological expertise to solve its economic problems and consolidate strength and "as a result, the world would become helpless before this uncontrollable bureaucratic machine."

The 10th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party ended, although results weren't made public for several days.

Disasters
A strong earthquake struck central Mexico, killing 527 people and injuring 4,000.

Football
CFL
Calgary (2-3) 2 @ British Columbia (3-2) 9

Johnny Musso rushed 2 yards for the game's only touchdown with 9 seconds remaining in the 1st half as Lions beat the Stampeders at Empire Stadium in Vancouver for their third straight win. Leon McQuay, playing his second and last game in a Calgary uniform after being acquired in a trade with the Toronto Argonauts, rushed 8 times for 35 yards and caught 1 pass for -6 yards.

30 years ago
1983


Hit parade
#1 single in Switzerland: Vamos a la playa--Righeira (2nd week at #1)

Politics and government
Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin announced that he would soon resign his position for personal reasons. Mr. Begin had turned 70 years of age on August 16, and he was reported to be depressed over the 1982 death of his wife and the continuing stalemate in Lebanon, where many Israeli soldiers had been killed in fighting against Palestinian guerrillas.

Football
CFL
Calgary (4-3) 21 @ Winnipeg (5-2) 36

Willard Reaves rushed 20 times for 129 yards and 2 touchdowns, and Dieter Brock threw 2 touchdown passes to Nate Johnson and another to Joe Poplawski as the Blue Bombers beat the Stampeders before 23,032 fans at Winnipeg Stadum. Calgary quarterback Bernard Quarles completed touchdown passes to Mike McTague and Darrell Smith. Trevor Kennerd missed the convert attempt on Mr. Reaves' first touchdown in the 3rd quarter--the first missed convert of Mr. Kennerd's career.

25 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Doctorin' the TARDIS--Timelords

#1 single in Switzerland: The Twist (Yo, Twist!)--The Fat Boys with Stupid Def Vocals by Chubby Checker (4th week at #1)

Died on this date
Jean Marchand, 69
. Canadian politician. Mr. Marchand was a Liberal member of the House of Commons from 1965-1976, and held six different cabinet posts in the governments of Prime Mininsters Lester Pearson and Pierre Trudeau. He was appointed to the Senate in 1976, and served as Speaker of the Senate from 1980 until his retirement from politics in 1983.

Max Shulman, 69. U.S. humourist. Mr. Shulman was best known for his short story collection The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1951), which became the basis for the movie The Affairs of Dobie Gillis (1953) and the television series The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959-1963).

Disasters
At an air show at Ramstein Air Base, a U.S. base 60 miles southwest of Frankfurt, West Germany, three aircraft with the Italian Frecce Tricolori demonstration team collided and the wreckage fell into the crowd of 300,000. 75 were killed and 346 seriously injured.

20 years ago
1993


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): The River of Dreams--Billy Joel

#1 single in Italy: All that She Wants--Ace of Base (6th week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): What Is Love?--Haddaway (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (VRT): Mr. Vain--Culture Beat (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in France (SNEP): Darla dirladada--Les G.O. Cul-ture (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): What's Up?--4 Non Blondes (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Chart Information Network): Mr. Vain--Culture Beat

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): (I Can't Help) Falling in Love with You--UB40 (6th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A.: (Cash Box): (I Can't Help) Falling in Love with You--UB40 (5th week at #1)

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Runaway Train--Soul Asylum
2 (I Can't Help) Falling in Love with You--UB40
3 I'm Free--Jon Secada
4 I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)--The Proclaimers
5 I Don't Wanna Fight--Tina Turner
6 Rain--Madonna
7 Fields of Gold--Sting
8 If--Janet Jackson
9 The River of Dreams--Billy Joel
10 Run to You--Whitney Houston

Singles entering the chart were Soul II Squeeze by Red Hot Chili Peppers (#57); Jessie by Joshua Kadison (#69); Hey Jealousy by Gin Blossoms (#78); I've Always Got You by Robin Zarder (#83); Sister Havana by Urge Overkill (#89); Bitter Creek by Ray Lyell (#91); No Justice by Harem Scarem (#92); and Won't Give Up My Music by Lisa Lougheed (#94).

Diplomacy
Palestinian and Israeli leaders agreed in principle on Palestinian authority over the Gaza Strip and Jericho on the West Bank as the first step to self-rule in Israeli-occupied territories.

The Muslim-dominated Bosnian parliament voted 65-0 to reject the United Nations peace plan for Bosnia and to return negotiators to Geneva to work for changes.

Football
CFL
Hamilton (3-6) 11 @ Winnipeg (6-3) 35

Matt Dunigan threw touchdown passes to Gerald Alphin and Allen Boyko, and Michael Richardson rushed for 2 more TDs as the Blue Bombers beat the Tiger-Cats before 24,475 fans at Winnipeg Stadium. Bob Torrance, starting his second straight game at quarterback for Hamilton, completed a touchdown pass to Cornell Burbage. The loss was the sixth straight for the Tiger-Cats.

CIAU
Calgary (1-0) 16 @ Alberta (0-1) 6

10 years ago
2003


Energy
An electricity blackout cut off power to around 500,000 people living in southeastern England, bringing 60% of London's underground rail network to a halt.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

August 27, 2013

420 years ago
1593


World events
Pierre Barrière failed in his attempt to assassinate King Henry IV of France. Mr. Barrière was denounced by a Dominican priest to whom he had confessed the crime, and was executed four days later by breaking on the wheel and dismemberment.

220 years ago
1793


World events
The city of Toulon revolted against the French Republic and admitted the British and Spanish fleets to seize its port, leading to the Siege of Toulon by French Revolutionary forces.

Canadiana
John Graves Simcoe named the capital of the new Province of Upper Canada York, after the Duke of York.

200 years ago
1813


War
French Emperor Napoleon I defeated a larger force of Austrians, Russians, and Prussians in the Battle of Dresden.

130 years ago
1883


Disasters
A massive volcanic eruption on the island of Krakatoa in the Dutch East Indies blew up most of the island and resulted in tsunamis that killed over 36,000 people. The explosion was heard almost 3,000 miles away, and the shock wave circled the Earth seven times.





75 years ago
1938


Football
WIFU
Pre-season
Calgary 35 @ Edmonton (0-1) 1

The Bronks routed the Eskimos in the first game ever played at Clarke Stadium and the Eskimos' first appearance in senior football since 1932.

Baseball
Monte Pearson pitched a no-hitter and Tommy Henrich and Joe Gordon each hit 2 home runs as the New York Yankees routed the Cleveland Indians 13-0 to complete a sweep of their doubleheader at Yankee Stadium. In the first game, the Indians scored 4 runs in the top of the 9th to take a 7-5 lead, only to have Joe DiMaggio triple home 2 runs with 2 out in the bottom of the 9th to climax a 3-run rally as the Yankees won 8-7.

Johnny Peacock batted 4 for 5 with a sacrifice, 3 runs, and 5 runs batted in to help the Boston Red Sox rout the Chicago White Sox 19-6 in the first game of a doubleheader before 18,000 fans at Fenway Park in Boston. Every man in the Boston lineup had at least 2 hits and scored at least 1 run. Gene Ford pitched the last 3 innings for the White Sox, allowing 10 hits and 9 runs--all earned--while walking 4 batters, striking out 2, throwing 2 wild pitches, and batting 0 for 2 in the 5th and last game of his 2-year major league career. Bill Harris pitched an 8-hitter and drove in Ben Chapman with a sacrifice bunt in the 7th inning for the game's only run as the Red Sox won the second game 1-0 to complete the sweep. Losing pitcher Thornton Lee allowed just 5 hits and 1 earned run in a complete game.

Harlond Clift hit 2 home runs and George McQuinn added another homer to help the St. Louis Browns beat the Philadelphia Athletics 8-3 in the first game of a doubleheader at Shibe Park in Philadelphia. In the second game, pinch hitter Mel Mazzera led off the top of the 9th inning with a single and Mel Almada followed with a home run to enable the Browns to win 6-5, coming back from a 4-0 deficit to complete the sweep.

Hank Greenberg hit his 44th home run of the season and Tony Piet drove in 4 runs to help the Detroit Tigers edge the Washington Nationals 12-11 before 7,000 fans at Griffith Stadium in Washington. Washington first baseman Zeke Bonura hit a grand slam and 3 singles.

Vince DiMaggio hit a home run and Tony Cuccinello had 3 hits to help the Boston Bees defeat the Cincinnati Reds 8-4 before 4,059 fans at Crosley Field in Cincinnati.

Joe Medwick drove in 4 runs with a double and triple and Johnny Mize drove in 3 with a single and home run to help the St. Louis Cardinals beat the New York Giants 12-3 before 4,387 fans at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis.

70 years ago
1943


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

War
Soviet troops continued their advance on the Kharkov front in Ukraine. Aerial bombardment by the German Luftwaffe razed to the ground the village of Vorizia in Crete. Japanese forces evacuated New Georgia Island.

Diplomacy
China, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Brazil, Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Peru granted recognition to the French Committee of National Liberation.

Politics and government
The cabinet of Bolivian President Enrique Penaranda del Castillo resigned in protest against attacks on Labour Minister Juan Manuel Balcazar and Interior Minister Pedro Zilveti Arce by the Chamber of Deputies for suppressing strikes at the Catavi tin mines.

Law
The American Bar Association acknowledged that it had acted on membership applications of two Negroes, accepting James S. Watson and rejecting Francis S. Rivers.

Oil
American Insitute of Chemists President Dr. Gustav Egloff announced that Triptane, a "supergas" 50% more powerful than high octane fuel, was now being produced in mass volume for use in military planes.

Boxing
Sugar Ray Robinson (45-1) won a 10-round unanimous decision over former world welterweight champion Henry Armstrong (135-18-7) at Madison Square Garden in New York.

50 years ago
1963


Died on this date
W.E.B. Du Bois, 95
. U.S. scholar and civil rights activist. Dr. Du Bois was the first Negro American to earn a doctorate from Harvard University, and taught sociology, history, and economics at Atlanta University. He became one of the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored Peoples in 1909 and supported Pan-Africanism, the movement to free African colonies from European rule. Dr. Du Bois opposed U.S. entry into World War II, was awarded the Lenin Peace Prize in 1959, and joined the Communist Party in 1961. He died in Accra, Ghana, shortly after becoming a Ghanaian citizen.

Football
CFL
The Montreal Alouettes suspended quarterback Sandy Stephens. According to head coach Jim Trimble, Mr. Stephens had been ordered to reduce his weight from 225 pounds to 210, but had been able to get down just to 218 pounds. Mr. Stephens suspected that there were other reasons for his suspension.

40 years ago
1973


Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Brenda Kiema!

Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Delta Dawn--Helen Reddy (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in France: J'ai un problème--Johnny Hallyday & Sylvie Vartan (7th week at #1)

Law
The Supreme Court of Canada upheld the legality of the Indian Act, ruling that aboriginal women marrying non-Indians must lose their Indian status.

Disasters
All 40 people aboard a Colombian turboprop airliner were killed when it crashed outside Bogota.

Hockey
NHL
The National Hockey League voted to expand from 14 to 16 teams, adding the Kansas City Scouts and Washington Capitals for the 1974-75 season.

30 years ago
1983


Hit parade
#1 single in France: Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)--Eurythmics (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Rondo Russo--Berdien Stenberg (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Give it Up--K.C. and the Sunshine Band (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: Give it Up--K.C. and the Sunshine Band (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Every Breath You Take--The Police (8th week at #1)

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Every Breath You Take--The Police (7th week at #1)
2 Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)--Eurythmics
3 She Works Hard for the Money--Donna Summer
4 Maniac--Michael Sembello
5 Puttin' on the Ritz--Taco
6 Flashdance...What a Feeling--Irene Cara
7 Electric Avenue--Eddy Grant
8 (Keep Feeling) Fascination--The Human League
9 Stand Back--Stevie Nicks
10 China Girl--David Bowie

Singles entering the chart were King of Pain by the Police (#40); Islands in the Stream by Kenny Rogers with Dolly Parton (#63); One Thing Leads to Another by the Fixx (#80); What am I Gonna Do (I’m So In Love With You) by Rod Stewart (#81); Just Be Good to Me by S.O.S. Band (#85); Can't Shake Loose by Agnetha Faltskog (#86); Everyday I Write the Book by Elvis Costello and the Attractions (#88); Living on the Edge by Jim Capaldi (#89); and Sharp Dressed Man by ZZ Top (#90).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Our House--Madness
2 Total Eclipse of the Heart--Bonnie Tyler
3 Every Breath You Take--The Police
4 Electric Avenue--Eddy Grant
5 Never Gonna Let You Go--Sergio Mendes
6 China Girl--David Bowie
7 Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)--Eurythmics
8 She Works Hard for the Money--Donna Summer
9 1999--Prince
10 Come Dancing--The Kinks

Singles entering the chart were I Don't Wanna Dance by Eddy Grant (#44); Celebration by the Headpins (#45); Kiss the Bride by Elton John (#47); and OK Blue Jays by the Bat Boys (#50).

Died on this date
Ted Reeve, 81
. Canadian athlete, coach, and sportswriter. Mr. Reeve, nicknamed "The Moaner," organized the Toronto Balmy Beach Club of the Ontario Rugby Football Union in 1924, and played for them when they won the Grey Cup in 1927 and 1930. He coached the Queen's University Tricolor from 1933-1938--leading them to Yates Cup championships in 1934, 1935, and 1937--and coached the Montreal Royals of the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union in 1939, Balmy Beach in 1945-1946, the Toronto Beaches Indians of the ORFU in 1948. Mr. Reeve was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1963. Mr. Reeve also played lacrosse and was a member of Mann Cup championship teams with the Oshawa Generals in 1929 and Brampton Excelsiors in 1930. He was inducted into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1966 as a charter member. Mr. Reeve was a sportswriter with the Toronto Telegram from 1923-1971, and later with the Toronto Sun, writing in a style so idiosyncratic as to be almost incomprehensible to readers from later eras. His books included Grandstand Quarterback (1955). Mr. Reeve is a member of the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame.

Football
CFL
Montreal (1-6) 6 @ British Columbia (6-1) 28

Quarterback Roy Dewalt rushed 1 yard for a touchdown in the 1st quarter and threw touchdown passes of 11 and 41 yards to Merv Fernandez in the 4th quarter as the Lions beat the Concordes before 36,413 fans at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver. B.C. running back Larry Jones rushed 11 times for 70 yards--including a 38-yard draw play--and caught 5 passes for 28 yards.

25 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Tell Me--Nick Kamen (9th week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): Tribute (Right On)--The Pasadenas

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Tribute (Right On)--The Pasadenas (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in France (SNEP): Nuit de folie--Début de Soirée (7th week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): The Only Way is Up--Yazz and the Plastic Population (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (BMRB): The Only Way is Up--Yazz and the Plastic Population (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Monkey--George Michael

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Monkey--George Michael
2 I Don't Wanna Go On with You Like That--Elton John
3 Roll With It--Steve Winwood
4 Sweet Child o' Mine--Guns 'N' Roses
5 I Don't Wanna Live Without Your Love--Chicago
6 Fast Car--Tracy Chapman
7 Hands to Heaven--Breathe
8 Perfect World--Huey Lewis and the News
9 Simply Irresistible--Robert Palmer
10 1-2-3--Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine

Singles entering the chart were The Loco-Motion by Kylie Minogue (#83); Long and Lasting Love (Once in a Lifetime) by Glenn Medeiros (#87); Inside a Dream by Jane Wiedlin (#88); and Don't Know What You've Got (Till it's Gone) by Cinderella (#89).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That--Elton John (3rd week at #1)
2 Fast Car--Tracy Chapman
3 Sign Your Name--Terence Trent D'Arby
4 Make Me Lose Control--Eric Carmen
5 Simply Irresistible--Robert Palmer
6 Hold On to the Nights--Richard Marx
7 Hands to Heaven--Breathe
8 Perfect World--Huey Lewis and the News
9 Monkey--George Michael
10 Roll With It--Steve Winwood

Singles entering the chart were True Love by Glenn Frey (#72); The Rumour by Olivia Newton-John (#76); Don't You Know by Steve Winwood (#84); Don't Worry Be Happy by Bobby McFerrin (#88); Love Bites by Def Leppard (#91); Endless Night by Eye Eye (#93); Superstitious by Europe (#95); Bring Me Some Water by Melissa Etheridge (#96); Wait for Me by the Northern Pikes (#97); and Kokomo by the Beach Boys (#98). Don't Worry be Happy was featured in the movie Cocktail, and Kokomo was written for that movie.

Football
CFL
Ottawa (1-6) 24 @ Hamilton (4-3) 51

20 years ago
1993


Diplomacy
The United Nations lifted the oil embargo and other sanctions harmful to the Haitian economy after the military agreed to end their rule of the country and allow President Jean-Bertrand Aristide return.

The Canadian Defence Department revealed that the family of a slain Somali man had received the settlement they had requested in March when compensation of $15,000 was paid in early June. The department's investigation into the deaths of four Somalis as the Canadian armed forces compound in Somalia was not complete at the time of the settlement.

Politics and government
Nigerian dictator General Ibrahim Babangida announced that he would not honour his pledge to restore civilian government, but promised to install an interim government of soldiers and civilians. Demonstrators continued to demand that the results of the June election be recognized, and a three-day strike shut down the capital of Lagos.

Transportation
The Rainbow Bridge, connecting Tokyo's Shibaura and the island of Odaiba, was completed.

Football
CFL
Sacramento (2-7) 23 @ Saskatchewan (6-3) 26
British Columbia (6-3) 30 @ Calgary (9-0) 35

Dave Ridgway's 50-yard field goal on the last play of regulation time--his fourth FG of the game--gave the Roughriders their win over the Gold Miners before 33,032 fans, a record crowd at Taylor Field in Regina. Sacramento quarterback David Archer completed touchdown passes to Rod Harris and Mike Oliphant in the 2nd quarter, while Saskatchewan quarterback Kent Austin threw touchdown passes to Ray Elgaard in the 3rd quarter and Don Narcisse in the 4th quarter.

Doug Flutie threw touchdown passes to Derrick Crawford and Dave Sapunjis and rushed for a TD of his own as the Stampeders defeated the Lions before 27,011 fans at McMahon Stadium. Mr. Crawford also caught a 2-point convert pass from Mr. Flutie. B.C. quarterback Danny Barrett completed 2 touchdown passes to Darren Flutie and handed off to Cory Philpot for the other Lion touchdown.

10 years ago
2003


Space
Mars made its closest approach to Earth in an estimated 60,000 years, passing within 34,646,418 miles (55,758,005 kilometres).

Diplomacy
The first six-party talks, involving South and North Korea, the United States, China, Japan and Russia, convened to find a peaceful resolution to the security concerns as a result of the North Korean nuclear weapons program.

Monday, 26 August 2013

August 26, 2013

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Viktoriya!

80 years ago
1933


Tennis
Helen Wills Moody of the United States endured her first tournament loss since being upended by Suzanne Lenglen of France at Cannes in 1926 after a stretch of 158 victories. The defeat came by default in the third set against Miss Wills's rival Helen Jacobs in the United States nationals at Forest Hills, New York.

75 years ago
1938


Hockey
NHL
The National Hockey League allowed the Montreal Maroons to suspend operations because of financial troubles. The franchise wasn't officially revoked until 1947.

70 years ago
1943


War
U.K. Royal Air Force bombers attacked Berlin for the third straight night, while other planes laid mines in German waters. For the second consecutive day, U.S. planes hit Japanese targets at Hong Kong and airports at Canton.

Abominations
A report of the American and World Jewish Congresses declared that 3,050,050 Jews had died from German Fuehrer Adolf Hitler's persecution policies in Europe.

Diplomacy
The U.S.A., U.K., and Canada gave limited recognition to the French Committee of National Liberation, stating that this did not give recognition to a government of France or of the French Empire.

Labour
Members of the Congress of Industrial Organizations United Auto Workers of America ended their four-day walkout at the Johnsville, Pennsylvania plant of Brewster Aeronautical Corporation, but voted to give the National War Labor Board a 30-day strike notice.

60 years ago
1953


On the radio
I Was a Communist for the FBI, starring Dana Andrews
Tonight’s episode: Kangaroo Court

Football
IRFU
Montreal (0-1) 9 @ Toronto (1-0) 11

Billy Bass's 1-yard touchdown rush provided the winning margin as the defending Grey Cup champion Argonauts edged the Alouettes before 18,000 fans at Varsity Stadium.

50 years ago
1963


Football
CFL
British Columbia (4-0) 22 @ Calgary (4-1) 19

Nub Beamer rushed for 2 touchdowns in the 3rd quarter, providing the difference as the Lions edged the Stampeders before 22,500 fans at McMahon Stadium.

30 years ago
1983


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Flashdance...What a Feeling--Irene Cara (5th week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Codo--DÖF (4th week at #1)

Football
CFL
Saskatchewan (1-6) 15 @ Toronto (6-2) 36
Ottawa (2-5) 17 @ Edmonton (4-3) 14

Condredge Holloway threw touchdown passes to Terry Greer and Emanuel Tolbert and Darrell Wilson returned an interception for a touchdown with 1:41 remaining in the game as the Argonauts defeated the Roughriders before 35,414 fans at Exhibition Stadium. Hank Ilesic kicked 2 converts and 4 field goals for Toronto, and Mr. Holloway completed a 2-point convert pass to Jan Carinci. Saskatchewan quarterback John Hufnagel threw touchdown passes to Ron Robinson and Leroy Campbell. It was the first game for the Roughriders under head coach Reuben Berry, who had assumed the position six days earlier upon the firing of Joe Faragalli.

Gerry Organ kicked 5 field goals and 2 singles as the Rough Riders held on to beat the Eskimos before 49,880 fans at Commonwealth Stadium. Ottawa led 17-6 until Warren Moon marched the Edmonton offense downfield--with a play that included a 25-yard pass from Mr. Moon to himself--and completed a 17-yard touchdown pass to Tom Scott and a 2-point convert pass to Brian Kelly with 3:09 remaining in regulation time. The Rough Riders had a first down on the Eskimos' 11-yard line in the last 2 minutes and ran six plays, getting stopped on third down at the Edmonton 1-yard line in the final seconds, but there wasn't enough time for the Eskimos to move the ball downfield for a possible tying field goal. Ottawa's Skip Walker rushed 16 times for 94 yards, while Donnie Little led Ottawa receivers with 8 receptions for 140 yards. Mr. Kelly led all receivers with 9 receptions for 150 yards. Mr. Scott's touchdown gave him a CFL career record with 62 games catching touchdown passes, and the TD was the 80th touchdown reception of his career, tying the record set by Terry Evanshen, who played from 1965-1978. Edmonton running back Jim Germany carried once for 6 yards before leaving with a knee injury, and he never played again. It was the final home game for Pete Kettela as head coach of the Eskimos, and he was heavily criticized for a sequence of plays in the 3rd quarter that included sending the short-yardage offense into the game to run the ball on second down-and-goal-to-go from the Ottawa 5-yard line, then removing the short-yardage team and putting the receivers back in for a third-down gamble from the 3, which was unsuccessful. It remains the only regular season win for an Ottawa team at Commonwealth Stadium.

25 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Girl You Know it's True--Milli Vanilli (2nd week at #1)

Died on this date
Carlos Paião, 30
. Portuguese singer and songwriter. Dr. Paião was a physician by training, but became one of Portugal's most popular singers and songwriters. His best-known song was probably Playback, which he performed at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1981. Dr. Paião was killed in a car accident while returning home from a concert.

Football
CFL
Toronto (6-1) 23 @ Saskatchewan (4-3) 21

20 years ago
1993


Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): Mr. Vain--Culture Beat (2nd week at #1)

Space
Communication with the Mars Observer probe was lost.

Diplomacy
A United Nations convoy with food and medical supplies reached the Bosnian Muslim city of Mostar after making its way through Croats attempting to block entry into the city. Once the materials were unloaded, residents of the city, fearing a massacre once the UN workers had left the region, tried to prevent the convoy from leaving.

Defense
The U.S.A. imposed bans on exports to China of almost $1 billion in high-technology goods for two years as penalty for China's selling of sensitive missile technology to Pakistan in violation of international arms control agreements.

Football
CFL
Ottawa (2-7) 26 @ Toronto (1-8) 25

Tom Burgess connected with Stephen Jones for a 56-yard touchdown bomb and Terry Baker converted in the final seconds to give the Rough Riders the win over the Argonauts before 21,327 fans at SkyDome, ending Ottawa's 7-game losing streak. The winning score came seconds after the Argonauts had taken the lead on a 61-yard touchdown bomb from Reggie Slack to Manny Hazard, converted by Lance Chomyc to give Toronto a 25-19 lead. Mr. Hazard had also caught 25-yard TD passes from Mr. Slack in each of the 1st and 3rd quarters. The Rough Riders scored the game's first touchdown on a 29-yard fumble return by defensive tackle John Kropke in the 1st quarter.

10 years ago
2003


Disasters
The Columbia Accident Investigation Board concluded that National Aeronautics and Space Administration's overconfident management and inattention to safety doomed the U.S. space shuttle Columbia as much as damage to the craft did. The shuttle had broken up over Texas while approaching for landing at Cape Canaveral, Florida on February 1, 2003, with the loss of all seven crew members. The craft had been damaged when a piece of foam had come loose and, travelling 545 miles per hour, had punched a hole in the leading edge of the left wing, creating a 100-square-inch hole through which hot gases had entered. The board cited a "broken safety culture" at NASA--including schedule pressures, insufficient funding, and competing priorities. NASA engineers had become aware of the foam incident after launch and had attempted to communicate their concerns, only to be disregarded by management. The board suggested that a rescue mission could have been attempted if NASA had moved quickly enough.

Sunday, 25 August 2013

August 25, 2013

325 years ago
1688


Died on this date
Henry Morgan, 53 (?)
. Welsh-born English pirate. Sir Henry, an admiral in the Royal Navy, was notorious for his raids on Spanish settlements in the Caribbean.

140 years ago
1873


Disasters
A hurricane slammed into Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, washing away wharves and destroying at least 1,200 fishing boats.

100 years ago
1913


Born on this date
Walt Kelly
. U.S. animator and cartoonist. Mr. Kelly was an animator with Walt Disney Studios from 1936-1941 before resigning to work as a cartoonist. He became famous for creating Pogo, which began appearing in comic books in 1943 and then as a newspaper comic strip beginning in 1948. Mr. Kelly won the National Cartoonists' Society's Reuben Award in 1951, and wrote and drew Pogo until shortly before his death at the age of 60 on October 18, 1973.

Don DeFore. U.S. actor. Mr. DeFore was best known for his supporting roles in the television comedy series The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952-1957) and Hazel (1961-1965). He was President of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences from 1954-1955, and was instrumental in getting the Emmy Awards telecast for the first time in 1955. Mr. DeFore died of cardiac arrest on December 22, 1993 at the age of 80.

80 years ago
1933


Disasters
The Diexi earthquake struck Mao County, Sichuan, China, killing 9,000 people.

75 years ago
1938


Boxing
World light heavyweight champion John Henry Lewis (98-10-5) knocked out Domenico Ceccarelli (28-24-9) at 1:15 of the 3rd round of a heavyweight bout in Nutley, New Jersey.

70 years ago
1943


Married on this date
U.S. asbestos heir Tommy Manville and Macie Marie Ainsworth were wed in New York; it was his seventh (but not last) marriage, and her third.

War
Soviet Red Army forces took the flour-milling centre of Zenkov, 85 miles northwest of Kharkov. Acting U.K. Royal Navy Vice Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten was appointed head of the new Allied Southeast Asia Command to conduct operations in India and Ceylon. U.S. planes attacked the Kowloon dock area of Hong Kong, destroying about 25,000 tons of Japanese shipping.

Diplomacy
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt visited Ottawa to address Parliament and discuss mutual defense, becoming the first sitting American President to make an official state visit to Canada.

Law
U.S. Federal Judge Delbert Metzger fined Hawaiian military Governor Lieutenant General Robert Richardson, Jr. $5,000 for contempt of court for refusing to produce two interned aliens on habeas corpus writs.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Wiley Rutledge told the American Bar Association that a world court must be established after World War II and that eventually Germany and Japan should be given membership.

Medicine
A U.S. National Research Council report declared that penicillin was a "remarkably potent anti-bacterial agent" when injected or applied locally, but was ineffective if taken orally.

Economics and finance
U.S. President Roosevelt reported that Lend-Lease aid to July 31 totalled $13,973,339,000.

60 years ago
1953


On television tonight
Suspense, on CBS
Tonight's episode: Death in the Passing, starring Cedric Hardwicke

Scandal
The lifetime suspension of jockey Richard Rossall, 17, was upheld at a hearing in Vancouver, British Columbia before Bert Thompson, representative of the Jockey Guild. On August 18, Mr. Rossall had been ruled off the track at Exhibition Park in Vancouver for life after an "unsatisfactory ride" in the 7th race. His horse, Valley Band, had finished second, and it was alleged that Mr. Rossall had pulled his horse because he had bet money on the winner. The suspension applied to all racetracks in North America.

Health
The Alberta health board ordered a postponement in the beginning of the school year from September 1 to September 14 because of the polio epidemic.

40 years ago
1973


Hit parade
#1 single in the Netherlands (Veronica Top 40): Rote Rosen--Freddy Breck (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: Young Love--Donny Osmond

Australia's top 10 (Go-Set)
1 Never, Never, Never (Grande, Grande, Grande)--Shirley Bassey (2nd week at #1)
2 And I Love You So--Perry Como
3 Delta Dawn--Helen Reddy
4 Heaven is My Woman's Love--Col Joye
5 Daisy a Day--Jud Strunk
6 The Morning After--Maureen McGovern
7 My Love--Paul McCartney & Wings
8 Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree--Dawn featuring Tony Orlando
9 Suzie Darling--Barrie Crocker
10 Je T'Aime--Abigail

Singles entering the chart were Touch Me in the Morning by Diana Ross (#23); I Am a Clown by David Cassidy (#33); Rubber Bullets by 10cc (#37); and I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little Bit More Baby by Barry White (#38).

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Brother Louie--Stories

U.S. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Brother Louie--Stories
2 Let's Get it On--Marvin Gaye
3 Live and Let Die--Wings
4 Touch Me in the Morning--Diana Ross
5 Get Down--Gilbert O'Sullivan
6 Delta Dawn--Helen Reddy
7 I Believe in You (You Believe in Me)--Johnnie Taylor
8 Feelin' Stronger Every Day--Chicago
9 Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose--Dawn featuring Tony Orlando
10 Monster Mash--Bobby (Boris) Pickett and the Crypt Kickers

Singles entering the chart were Get it Together by the Jackson 5 (#77); As Time Goes By by Nilsson (#78); Sexy, Sexy, Sexy by James Brown (#79); Hurts So Good by Millie Jackson (#80); Walking on Back by Edward Bear (#81); That's Why You Remember by Kenny Karen (#83); Evi by Earth, Wind and Fire (#90); Stay Away from Me by the Sylvers (#93); Nutbush City Limits by Ike and Tina Turner (#96); Heartbeat--It's a Lovebeat by the DeFranco Family (#97); Everybody But Me by G.W. Kenny (#99); and Trying to Slip (Away) by Lloyd Price (#100).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Brother Louie--Stories
2 Monster Mash--Bobby (Boris) Pickett and the Crypt Kickers
3 Get Down--Gilbert O'Sullivan
4 Young Love/A Million to One--Donny Osmond
5 Bad, Bad Leroy Brown--Jim Croce
6 Minstrel Gypsy--Stampeders
7 Behind Closed Doors--Charlie Rich
8 Live and Let Die--Wings
9 Smoke on the Water--Deep Purple
10 Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose--Dawn featuring Tony Orlando

Singles entering the chart were Isn't That So by Jesse Winchester (#40); Love Can Bless the Soul of Anyone by Ian Tyson (#79); Here I Am (Come and Take Me) by Al Green (#94); Treasure Song by Bob McBride (#95); Free Ride by the Edgar Winter Group (#96); Flip, Flop and Fly by Downchild Blues Band (#97); Music, Music, Music by Teresa Brewer (#98); Canada by Bill King (#99); and Baby Evil by John Kay (#100). Music, Music, Music had originally been a hit for Miss Brewer in 1950.

Calgary's top 10
1 Live and Let Die--Wings (3rd week at #1)
2 Smoke on the Water--Deep Purple
3 Could You Ever Love Me Again--Gary & Dave
4 Dreams are Ten a Penny--Kincade
5 Feelin' Stronger Every Day--Chicago
6 Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose--Dawn featuring Tony Orlando
7 Yesterday Once More--Carpenters
8 The Morning After--Maureen McGovern
9 Goodbye Mama--Dave Nicol
10 Diamond Girl--Seals and Crofts
Pick hit of the week: Loves Me Like a Rock--Paul Simon with the Dixie Hummingbirds

Terrorism
Two people were injured, one critically, in the explosion of a bomb that had been mailed to the Bank of England. 30 mail and fire bombs had plagued Britain over the past week, and U.K. Prime Minister Edward Heath ordered an alert in all government departments and nationalized industries.

Football
CFL
Ottawa (1-4) 30 @ Montreal (2-2) 3

Jerry Keeling threw 2 touchdown passes to Rhome Nixon and another to Hugh Oldham as the Rough Riders routed the Alouettes before 27,205 fans at Autostade. The Ottawa defense, led by the "Capital Punishment" line of Tom Laputka, Rudy Sims, Charlie Brandon, and Jim Piaskoski, sacked rookie Montreal quarterback Jimmy Jones 8 times and limited the Alouettes to 43 yards net offense.

30 years ago
1983


Hit parade
25 years ago
1983

Hit parade

Canada's top 30 (Weekly Music Magazine)
1 Maniac--Michael Sembello
2 China Girl--David Bowie
3 1999--Prince
4 Never Gonna Let You Go--Sergio Mendes
5 Rock and Roll is King--Electric Light Orchestra
6 It's a Mistake--Men at Work
7 She Works Hard for the Money--Donna Summer
8 Every Breath You Take--The Police
9 Human Touch--Rick Springfield
10 Video Kids--Prototype
11 Tell Her About It--Billy Joel
12 Human Nature--Michael Jackson
13 Change--Tears for Fears
14 All This Love--Debarge
15 Is There Something I Should Know--Duran Duran
16 Hot Girls in Love--Loverboy
17 Take Me to Heart--Quarterflash
18 Through the Years--Tim Finn
19 Mistake--Michael Sembello
20 I'll Tumble 4 Ya--Culture Club
21 (She's) Sexy and Seventeen--The Stray Cats
22 After the Fall--Journey
23 Don't Cry--Asia
24 Rise Up--Parachute Club
25 Fascination--The Human League
26 Burning Down the House--The Talking Heads
27 Making Love Out of Nothing at All--Air Supply
28 20 Questions--Tic Toc
29 Far From Over--Frank Stallone
30 Never Said I Loved You--The Payolas and Carole Pope

War
French President Francois Mitterand said that French troops in Chad would continue to resist Libyan attacks and that the French had helped bring the fighting between Chadian government forces and Libyan-backed rebels to a virtual halt.

Lebanese President Amin Gemayel appealed for an end to civil war lest the country face permanent foreign occupation.

The Nicaraguan defense ministry said that rebel Contra forces had stepped up their attacks and that 2,000 rebels had entered northern Nicaragua during August. The Sandanista government said it believed the rebels were using helicopters to carry commandos well inside Nicaraguan territory.

Crime
Salvadoran police arrested a suspect in the May 1983 murder of U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Albert Schaufelberger III.

Agriculture
In Moscow, U.S. Agriculture Secretary John Block signed an agreement reached to with the U.S.S.R. on July 28 under which the Soviet Union would buy at least 9 million metric tons of grain per year for 5 years, 3 million more tons than the previous minimum. The U.S.S.R. had the option to buy up to 12 million metric tons per year, up from 8 million per year in the expiring agreement. The new agreement was to take effect October 1, 1983.

25 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Gimme Hope Jo’anna--Eddy Grant (12th week at #1)

#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): The Loco-Motion--Kylie Minogue

War
Five days after the cease-fire between Iran and Iraq went into effect, foreign ministers of the two countries began talks in Geneva.

Football
CFL
Edmonton (4-3) 10 @ British Columbia (4-3) 28

Blake Marshall scored the Eskimos' only touchdown in their loss to the Lions at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver. It was the final CFL game for Edmonton linebacker Craig Shaffer and the only CFL game for Edmonton defensive lineman Mike Ruzinek.

20 years ago
1993


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): What's Up?--4 Non Blondes (3rd week at #1)

Terrorism
Egyptian Muslim Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, known for his fiery sermons, was indicted for being a leader of a group behind the plot to blow up the World Trade Center in New York, as well as the killing of militant Jewish leader Rabbi Meir Kahane.

Football
CFL
Hamilton (3-5) 8 @ Edmonton (5-3) 46

Damon Allen threw 2 touchdown passes to Eddie Brown and another to Henry "Gizmo" Williams in the 1st half as the Eskimos scored 28 points and coasted to victory over the Tiger-Cats before 24,356 fans at Commonwealth Stadium. Edmonton defensive back Doug Parrish returned a fumble 32 yards for a touchdown in the 2nd quarter, Mr. Williams caught another TD pass in the 4th quarter, and Don Wilson returned an interception 34 yards for the Eskimos' final touchdown. Former University of Calgary quarterback Bob Torrance started at quarterback for Hamilton; it was the only starting assignment of his CFL career.

10 years ago
2003


Space
The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration launched the infrared Spitzer Space Telescope.

Terrorism
52 people were killed and over 150 injured when two bombs placed in taxis exploded in Mumbai's financial centre. Authorities blamed the attack on the Kashmiri organization Lashkar-e-Toiba.

Politics and government
In Rae-Edzo, Northwest Territories, the Tli Cho land claims agreement was signed between the Dogrib First Nations and the Canadian federal government. The Dogrib assumed ownership of approximately 39,000 square kilometres of territory just north of Great Slave Lake. The band would also have a say over resource development and royalties in the area, which included Canada's two largest diamond mines.

Crime
The U.S. Justice Department reported that 23 million serious crimes were committed in America in 2002, the lowest level in 30 years.

Tennis
Pete Sampras announced his retirement during a news conference at the U.S. Open in New York.