Wednesday, 30 September 2015

September 27, 2015

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Berenice Jimenez!

475 years ago
1540

Religion

Pope Paul III approved the charter for the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), founded by St. Ignatius Loyola.

425 years ago
1590


Died on this date
Urban VII, 69
. Roman Catholic Pope, 1590. Urban VII, born Giovanni Battista Castagna, died of malaria just 12 days after succeeding Sixtus V, making Urban VII's the shortest papacy in history.

125 years ago
1890


Born on this date
Frank Gibson
. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Gibson was a catcher with the Detroit Tigers (1913) and Boston Braves (1921-1927), batting .274 with 8 home runs and 146 runs batted in in 471 games. He played at least 1,169 games in at least 14 seasons in the minor leagues (1911-1920, 1928-1931). Mr. Gibson died on April 27, 1961 at the age of 70.

110 years ago
1905


Baseball
Bill Dinneen pitched a no-hitter as the Boston Americans blanked the Chicago White Sox 2-0 in the first game of a doubleheader at Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds in Boston. The White Sox won the second game 15-1.

The St. Louis Browns defeated the New York Highlanders 7-2 at Highland Park in New York. Joe McCarthy made his major league debut behind the plate for new York, batting 0 for 2. Phil Cooney played third base for the Highlanders, batting 0 for 3 in his only major league game.

80 years ago
1935


Baseball
The Chicago Cubs clinched the National League pennant and extended their winning streak to 21 games with a doubleheader sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals before 9,000 fans at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis. Bill Lee earned his 20th win of the season and Fred Lindstrom had 4 hits as the Cubs defeated Dizzy Dean 6-2 in the opener; Roy Henshaw was the winning pitcher in the second game as the Cubs won 5-3 for their 100th win of the season in a game that was played in 1 hour 36 minutes.

75 years ago
1940


On the radio



Died on this date
Julius Wagner-Jauregg, 83
. Austrian physician and neuroscientist. Dr. Wagner-Jauregg was awarded the 1927 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology "for his discovery of the therapeutic value of malaria inoculation in the treatment of dementia paralytica." He supported eugenics and the Nazi Party in his later years, which diminished his reputation.

Walter Benjamin, 48. German philosopher. Mr. Benjamin was a Jewish Marxist who escaped to Spain, but committed suicide with an overdose of morphine tablets when he feared he would be returned to Nazi custody.

Defense
The Tripartite Pact was signed in Berlin by Germany, Japan and Italy.

Baseball
30-year-old rookie Floyd Giebell outduelled Bob Feller for his last major league win as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Cleveland Indians 2-0 before 45,553 fans at Municipal Stadium in Cleveland to clinch the American League pennant. Mr. Feller gave up just 3 hits, including a wind-blown 2-run home run to Rudy York down the left field line.

Former New York Yankee farmhand Johnny Babich pitched the Philadelphia Athletics to a 6-2 win over the Yankees before 5,000 fans at Shibe Park in Philadelphia, ending the Yankees’ reign as World Series and American League champions after four straight years. Backup Yankee catcher Art Jorgens, who had been on the team’s roster all season, ended the year--his 12th and last in the major leagues, all with the Yankees--without appearing in a single game.

The Boston Red Sox scored 10 runs in the 4th inning and 7 runs in the 8th to whip the Washington Nationals 24-4 before 2,200 fans at Fenway Park in Boston. Fritz Ostermueller pitched an 11-hit complete game victory and batted 2 for 4 with 4 runs and a run batted in. Losing pitcher Rene Monteagudo allowed 7 hits and 6 runs--all earned in 3 innings; he was relieved by Lou Thuman, who faced 6 batters, allowing 2 hits, 3 bases on balls, and 6 runs--5 earned--without retiring a batter in his fifth and last mjaor league game.

Hugh "Losing Pitcher" Mulcahy ended his personal 12-game losing streak and his team’s 12-game losing streak as the Philadelphia Phillies blanked the New York Giants 6-0 before 1,128 fans at the Polo Grounds in New York in a game that was played in 1 hour 26 minutes. Mr. Mulcahy pitched a 4-hitter to finish with a 1940 record of 13-22, while Carl Hubbell allowed 11 hits and 6 runs--5 earned--in 8 innings to take the loss and finish the season with a record of 11-12.

50 years ago
1965


Hit parade
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Borracho--Los Brincos (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction--The Rolling Stones (3rd week at #1)

Canada's Top 10 (RPM)
1 Ride Away--Roy Orbison
2 Action--Freddy Cannon
3 Hey Ho What You Do to Me--Chad Allan and the Expressions (Guess Who?)
4 Heart Full of Soul--The Yardbirds
5 I Live for the Sun--The Sunrays
6 The "In" Crowd--The Ramsey Lewis Trio
7 Baby Don't Go--Sonny and Cher
8 With These Hands--Tom Jones
9 Do You Believe in Magic?--Lovin' Spoonful
10 Laugh at Me--Sonny

Singles entering the chart were Kansas City Star by Roger Miller (#22); A Lover's Concerto by the Toys (#23); What Color (Is a Man) by Bobby Vinton (#32); Ain't it True by Andy Williams (#33); My Town, My Guy and Me by Lesley Gore (#34); The Universal Soldier, with versions by Donovan; and Glen Campbell (#35); Just a Little Bit Better by Herman's Hermits (#36); The Dawn of Correction by the Spokesmen (#37); Steppin' Out by Paul Revere and the Raiders (#38); Two Different Worlds by Lenny Welch (#39); and There But for Fortune by Joan Baez (#40).

Died on this date
Clara Bow, 60
. U.S. actress. Miss Bow was a popular star in movies in the late 1920s, and became known as the "It Girl" after her starring role in It (1927). Her other movies included Down to the Sea in Ships (1922); Dancing Mothers (1926); Mantrap (1926); and Wings (1927). Miss Bow suffered from mental problems in later years and died of a heart attack.

Music
The Beach Boys finished recording the album Beach Boys' Party! at Western Recording Studios in Hollywood, California.

Football
CFL
British Columbia (5-4-1) 26 @ Saskatchewan (5-5-1) 14

Peter Kempf caught 8 passes and scored 13 points, while Joe Kapp completed 21 of 30 passes for 280 yards as the Lions defeated the Roughriders before 12,587 fans at Taylor Field in Regina.

40 years ago
1975


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy (Hit Parade Italia): Sabato pomeriggio--Claudio Baglioni (6th week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (Veronica Top 40): Sailing--Rod Stewart (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: Sailing--Rod Stewart (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I'm Sorry--John Denver

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Fame--David Bowie
2 Run Joey Run--David Geddes
3 I'm Sorry--John Denver
4 At Seventeen--Janis Ian
5 Rhinestone Cowboy--Glen Campbell
6 Wasted Days and Wasted Nights--Freddy Fender
7 Mr. Jaws--Dickie Goodman
8 Ain't No Way to Treat a Lady--Helen Reddy
9 Dance with Me--Orleans
10 Bad Blood--Neil Sedaka

Singles entering the chart were Mr. D.J. (5 for the D.J.) by Aretha Franklin (#76); Heat Wave by Linda Ronstadt (#77); So in Love by Curtis Mayfield (#84); Midnight Show by Bobby Vinton (#86); The Other Woman by Vicki Lawrence (#89); Are You Sure Hank Done it this Way by Waylon Jennings (#92); Manhattan Spiritual by Mike Post (#93); Diamonds and Rust by Joan Baez (#95); Leftovers by Millie Jackson (#96); The Millionaire by Dr. Hook (#97); Everything's the Same (Ain’t Nothing Changed) by Billy Swan (#99); and Salsoul Hustle by Salsoul Orchestra (#100).

Canada's Top 10 (RPM)
1 Get Down Tonight--K.C. and the Sunshine Band
2 Rhinestone Cowboy--Glen Campbell
3 Ballroom Blitz--Sweet
4 Could it Be Magic--Barry Manilow
5 Feel Like Makin' Love--Bad Company
6 At Seventeen--Janis Ian
7 Third Rate Romance--Amazing Rhythm Aces
8 Fallin' in Love--Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds
9 Wasted Days and Wasted Nights--Freddy Fender
10 (I Believe) There's Nothing Stronger than Our Love--Paul Anka with Odia Coates

Singles entering the chart were Do it Any Way You Wanna by People's Choice (#81); Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain by Willie Nelson (#82); There Goes Another Love Song by the Outlaws (#84); Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen (#86); Something Better to Do by Olivia Newton-John (#88); Low Rider by War (#90); I Got Stoned and I Missed It by Jim Stafford (#91); You by George Harrison (#92); The Way I Want to Touch You by Captain & Tennille (#93); Just Too Many People by Melissa Manchester (#95); Help Me Make It (To My Rockin' Chair) by B.J. Thomas (#96); Keep Your Eyes on the Sparrow by Merry Clayton (#97); I Get High on You by Sly Stone (#98); Dreaming a Dream by Crown Heights (#99); and Love is a Rose by Linda Ronstadt (#100).

Winnipeg's Top 30 (CFRW)
1 Ballroom Blitz--Sweet
2 Rhinestone Cowboy--Glen Campbell
3 Wasted Days and Wasted Nights--Freddy Fender
4 New Orleans--Stampeders
5 Midnight Blue--Melissa Manchester
6 Third Rate Romance--Amazing Rhythm Aces
7 How Sweet it Is (To Be Loved by You)--James Taylor
8 Quick Change Artist--Bachman-Turner Overdrive
9 Jive Talkin'--The Bee Gees
10 What the Hell I Got--Pagliaro
11 I'm Sorry--John Denver
12 Dance with Me--Orleans
13 Baby Wontcha Please Come Home--Trooper
14 Wild Little Story--Moonquake
15 Fallin' in Love--Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds
16 Ain't No Way to Treat a Lady--Charity Brown
17 Why Can't We Be Friends?--War
18 One of These Nights--The Eagles
19 (I Believe) There's Nothing Stronger than Our Love--Paul Anka with Odia Coates
20 Rocky--Austin Roberts
21 Bad Blood--Neil Sedaka
22 At Seventeen--Janis Ian
23 Ain't No Way to Treat a Lady--Helen Reddy
24 Hold Me, Touch Me--Octavian
25 Who Loves You--The Four Seasons
26 Holly--Terry Jacks
27 The Hustle--Van McCoy & the Soul City Symphony
28 King of the Cops--Kristine
29 Rosanne--The Guess Who
30 Help Me Rhonda--Johnny Rivers

Died on this date
J.T. Lang, 98
. Australian politician. Mr. Lang, a member of the Labour Party, was Premier of New South Wales from 1925-1927 and 1930-1932. His methods of combatting the Depression in 1932 led to his dismissal by New South Wales Governor Sir Philip Game.

Mark Frechette, 27. U.S. actor. Mr. Frechette was best known as the star of Zabriskie Point (1970), one of the worst movies of its time. He later participated in a bank robbery in Boston, and was serving his sentence at Norfolk State Prison in Norfolk, Massachusetts when he was found dead in his cell with a 150-pound barbell across his throat; foul play was not suspected.

World events
Spanish authorities executed five members of the Basque separatist movement who had been convicted of killing police officers. The executions--the last use of capital punishment in Spain--led to widespread street protests throughout Europe and the withdrawal of numerous ambassadors.

Oil
The Organization of Petroluem Exporting Countries increased oil prices by 10%, which would cost the world about $10 billion per year.

Football
CFL
Toronto (3-8) 9 @ Ottawa (7-4) 13

Rod Woodward, normally a defensive back but also the holder on placekicks, rushed 3 yards on a fake field goal attempt for the Rough Riders' only touchdown as they defeated the Argonauts in a dull game on a sunny Saturday afternoon.at Lansdowne Park. Gerry Organ appeared to be lining up for a 10-yard field goal attempt in the 2nd quarter, but Mr. Woodward took off with the ball himself. Mr. Organ, who had kicked a 12-yard FG in the 1st quarter, converted to give Ottawa a 10-1 lead. The Argonauts failed to score an offensive touchdown, but the Toronto defence made 4 interceptions against Ottawa quarterbacks Tom Clements and Condredge Holloway, and Larry Uteck returned one of the interceptions 45 yards for a touchdown early in the 3rd quarter. Ottawa's Art Green rushed 26 times for 96 yards and caught 2 passes for 35 yards. Mr. Holloway rushed 4 times for 64 yards. Ottawa tight end Tony Gabriel caught 2 passes for 73 yards. Dickie Morton led the Argonauts with 7 carries for 40 yards, and caught 2 passes for 27 yards. Al Bloomingdale, playing his first game as an Argonaut after recently playing 2 games with the Rough Riders, rushed 8 times for 27 yards. Toronto defensive tackle Jim Stillwagon played his first game of the season; he had suffered a knee injury while participating in the pre-season "All-Pro Countdown" feature that appeared at halftime of CFL telecasts on CTV.

WFL
Birmingham (6-3) 18 @ Jacksonville (5-3) 26
Southern California (5-4) 24 @ Charlotte (4-4) 17
Memphis (6-2) 17 @ San Antonio (7-3) 25

Baseball
Larry Biittner tripled home Jerry White and Pete Mackanin with 1 out in the top of the 11th inning to give the Montreal Expos a 5-3 win over the Chicago Cubs before 7,580 fans at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

Dave Cash batted 4 for 5 with a double, run, and 2 runs batted in as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 8-1 before 27,615 fans at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia. Steve Carlton pitched a 1-hitter, allowing only a run-scoring double by Felix Millan in the 6th inning, to get the win. Randy Tate started on the mound for New York ans allowed 1 hit, 6 bases on balls, and 3 runs--all earned--in 1 1/3 innings in his 26th and last major league game. George Stone pitched the 6th and 7th innings for New York, allowing 5 hits and 3 runs--all earned-- in the 209th and last game of his 9-year major league career.

Johnny Bench and Joe Morgan each hit home runs as the Cincinnati Reds withstood a 5-run 9th-inning rally to defeat the Atlanta Braves 7-6 before 27,105 fans at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati. The Braves loaded the bases with 2 out in the 9th, but Marty Perez, who had walked and scored earlier in the inning, was retired on a ground out to end the game.

Gary Matthews batted 2 for 4 with a double, home run, 2 runs, and 2 runs batted in as the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 4-1 before 27,655 fans at San Diego Stadium. Rob Dressler pitched a 7-hit complete game for his first major league win, while San Diego starter Joe McIntosh allowed 5 hits and 4 earned runs in 7 innings to drop to 8-15 for the season in the 48th and last game of his 2-year major league career.

Boog Powell led off the 8th inning with a home run off Rick Wise and pinch hitter Charlie Spikes followed with a home run off relief pitcher Bill Lee as the Cleveland Indians beat the Boston Red Sox 5-2 before 22,072 fans at Fenway Park in Boston. Rick Waits pitched a 6-hit complete game to win the pitchers' duel over Mr. Wise, who allowed 9 hits and 4 runs--3 earned--in 7+ innings in an unsuccessful attempt to get his 20th win of the season, finishing at 19-12. Boston first baseman Deron Johnson hit a 2-run homer in the 4th inning for his 245th and last major league home run, and his only homer in a Boston uniform.

The New York Yankees swept a doubleheader from the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 in 10 innings and 7-3 before 11,654 fans at Shea Stadium in New York. Dyar Miller walked Rick Dempsey with the bases loaded and none out in the bottom of the 10th inning to drive home Chris Chambliss with the winning run in the first game. Catfish Hunter pitched a complete game, allowing 6 hits and 2 earned runs to finish the season with a record of 23-14. Mike Torrez, who put the first 2 batters of the 10th inning on base, was charged with the loss, finishing the season with a record of 20-9. The Yankees scored 4 runs in the 7th inning and 2 in the 8th to win the second game as George Medich pitched an 8-hit complete game to win the pitchers' duel over Mike Cuellar. Jim Northrup came to bat as a pinch hitter for the Orioles in the 6th inning and singled in 2 runs in the 1,392nd and last game of his 12-year major league career.

Brian Downing scored the only run of the game on an inning-ending double play in the top of the 8th inning as the Chicago White Sox edged the Minnesota Twins 1-0 before 4,463 fans at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington. Mr. Downing singled to lead off the inning, advanced to second base when Pat Kelly drew a base on balls, and took third base on an outfield fly by Nyls Nyman. Jerry Hairston then hit a sacrifice fly to right field, scoring Mr. Downing. Mr. Kelly was doubled off first base to end the inning, but the run scored before the third out was made. Claude Osteen, in the 588th and last game of his 18-year major league career, started on the mound for Chicago and allowed 5 hits in 4+ innings before being relieved by Goose Gossage, who allowed 2 hits in 5 innings to get the win. Bert Blyleven pitched a 6-hit complete game in taking the loss and finishing the season with a record of 15-10.

Roy Smalley doubled home 2 runs and Jeff Burroughs drove in 2 runs with a pair of sacrifice flies as the Texs Rangers edged the Kansas City Royals 5-4 before 18,003 fans at Arlington Stadium. Gaylord Perry pitched a 9-hit complete game, striking out 10, to win the pitchers' duel over Al Fitzmorris. Lindy McDaniel pitched the last 2 1/3 innings for Kansas City, allowing 1 hit and no runs in the 988th and last game of his 21-year major league career.

30 years ago
1985


Hit parade
#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): (I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena--Sandra (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): (I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena--Sandra (6th week at #1)

Died on this date
Lloyd Nolan, 83
. U.S. actor. Mr. Nolan appeared in movies such as The House on 92nd Street (1945); Peyton Place (1957); and Hannah and Her Sisters (1986). He starred as Michael Shayne in several movies and a radio series in the early 1940s, and co-starred in the television comedy series Julia (1968-1971).

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (9-3) 24 @ Toronto (4-7) 27

Toronto quarterback Ricky Turner rushed 14 times for 119 yards and a touchdown and completed 10 of 20 passes for 163 yards. The Argonauts scored all their touchdowns in the last 7 minutes of the second quarter: a 1-yard rush by backup quarterback Danny Barrett; a 2-yard rush by Kevin Lowe, a running back in his first CFL game; and Mr. Turner’s 3-yard run. Lance Chomyc added 3 converts and field goals of 27 and 22 yards. Willard Reaves led the Blue Bombers with 23 carries for 147 yards and a 3-yard touchdown rush early in the 2nd quarter. The only other Winnipeg touchdown came with 1:32 remaining in the game on a 47-yard pass from John Hufnagel to Joe Poplawski. Trevor Kennerd kicked 2 converts, 3 field goals, and 3 singles on wide field goal attempts, while Bob Cameron punted for a 71-yard single. Tom Clements started at quarterback for the Blue Bombers and completed 23 of 37 passes for 353 yards, but also threw 3 interceptions. Mr. Hufnagel was 5 for 7 for 93 yards. 28,052 were in attendance at Exhibition Stadium.

25 years ago
1990


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): I Useta Lover--The Saw Doctors (2nd week at #1)

Diplomacy
The Dalai Lama arrived in Canada for a four-day visit.

Politics and government
Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney resorted to a never-used-before section of the Constitution Act to appoint eight additional Senators to increase the upper house’s membership to 112 and give the Progressive Conservatives a majority of its members in order to ensure passage of the Goods and Services Tax.

Law
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee approved the Supreme Court nomination of David H. Souter.

Economics and finance
Canadian Minister of State for Finance Gilles Loiselle revised the Trust and Loan Companies Act, letting banks own insurance and trust companies, with no shareholder holding over 10%.

Business
Canada Packers (60%) and John Labatt (40%) merged into Maple Leaf-Ogilvie, operating Country Style Doughnuts and Buns Master franchises.

20 years ago
1995


Hit parade
#1 single in Denmark (Nielsen Music Control & IFPI): Dub-I-Dub--Me & My (10th week at #1)

10 years ago
2005


At the movies
The Karate Guard, the 163rd and last Tom and Jerry short cartoon, opened in theatres in Los Angeles.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

September 26, 2015

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Jennifer Korchinski!

1,300 years ago
715


War
Ragenfrid defeated Theudoald in the Battle of Compiègne in the Frankish Civil War.

725 years ago
1290


Died on this date
Margaret, Maid of Norway, 7
. Queen-designate of Scots, 1286-1290. Margaret, the only child of King Eric II of Norway, was the granddaughter of King Alexander III of Scotland, and was designated as his presumptive heiress as his only surviving relative. Her status was the subject of dispute and negotiation. Margaret took ill on the voyage from Norway to Scotland, and died in the Norwegian archipelago of Orkney. The Scottish crown was next held by John Balliol.

100 years ago
1915


Born on this date
Frank Brimsek
. U.S. hockey goaltender. Mr. Brimsek, nicknamed "Mr. Zero," was a native of Eveleth, Minnesota, and became the first great American goalie, playing with the Boston Bruins (1938-43, 1945-49) and Chicago Black Hawks (1949-50), compiling a record of 252-182-80 with a goals against average of 2.70 and 40 shutouts in 514 regular season games, and 32-36 with a GAA of 2.54 with 2 shutouts in 68 games. He had six shutouts in his first seven games, setting an NHL record with a shutout streak of 231 minutes 54 seconds to earn his nickname. Mr. Brimsek won the Calder Memorial Trophy as the National Hockey League's top rookie in 1939, and backstopped the Bruins to Stanley Cup championships in 1939 and 1941. He was a First Team All-Star in 1938-39 and 1941-42, and made the Second Team in six other seasons. Mr. Brimsek was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1966, and died on November 11, 1998 at the age of 83.

75 years ago
1940


On the radio



War
Japanese forces landed unopposed at Haiphong, Indochina.

Defense
Reliable sources in Berlin predicted a German-Italian-Spanish treaty would be signed in the near future.

The American Legion, at its annual convention in Boston, voted against a strict U.S. policy of neutrality.

Economics and finance
The U.S.A. announced a complete embargo on the export of all types of steel and iron scrap except to Britain and the Western Hemisphere, cutting off Japan from a principal source of war material.

The U.S.A. granted Brazil a $20-million loan for the development of its steel industry.

Business
The U.S. Justice Department ordered 59 alien employees of the Bata Shoe Company to leave the country within a reasonable time or face deportation.

70 years ago
1945


Died on this date
Béla Bartók, 64
. Hungarian composer. Mr. Bartók is regarded as one of Hungary's greatest composers. He wrote numerous works for piano, including three concertos. Mr. Bartók took a great interest in folk music, and was one of the founders of ethnomusicology. He died of leukemia.

A. Peter Dewey, 28. U.S. journalist and spy. Lieutenant Colonel Dewey, the son of Congressman Charles Dewey, worked at the Paris bureau of the Chicago Daily News at the beginnnig of World War II, and then worked with the U.S. Office of Strategic Services in France and then in Vietnam. He headed a seven-man OSS team that arrived in Saigon on September 4, 1945, to represent American interests and collect intelligence. Lt. Col. Dewey was fatally shot in the head by Viet Minh forces, 12 days before his 29th birthday.

War
The Annamite revolt grew in Saigon, with reports of widespread street fighting.

The Soviet Presidium ordered the demobilization of soldiers and officers aged 32-42.

The Chinese Nationalist government reported that U.S. Army officials had discovered records revealing that three of the U.S. fliers who had participated in James Doolittle's raid on Tokyo in 1942 had been given perfunctory trials and shot to death.

World events
The Argentine government reimposed a state of siege, lifted the previous month after a failed coup attempt.

Rioting between Muslims and Hindus in Bombay resulted in 17 deaths and 75 people injured.

Diplomacy
Japanese Emperor Hirohito visited Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers (SCAP) in Japan General Douglas MacArthur at the U.S. embassy in Tokyo for a two-hour conversation. Emperor Hirohito complimented Gen. MacArthur on the smoothness of the U.S. occupation of Japan, and Gen. MacArthur invited Emperor Hirohito's "suggestions" on the reconstruction of Japan.

Arab League Secretary General Abdul Rahman Azzam Bey arrived in London for conferences on the Palestine question.

U.S. Undersecretary of State Dean Acheson made public a letter written on March 10, 1945 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to U.S. Ambassador to Spain Norman Armour in Madrid saying that Spain could not expect economic aid or friendship from the United States as long as Generalissimo Francisco Franco was in power in Spain.

Defense
Allied Supreme Commander in Europe General Dwight D. Eisenhower reprimanded Gen. George Patton for the latter's remarks on September 22, suggesting that the Allies should strive for popularity among Germans and play down denazification.

Politics and government
Representatives of Austria's provinces approved the government of Chancellor Karl Renner as the provisional regime for all Austria, after removing control of elections and police from Communist Interior Minister Franz Khonner.

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Un-American Activities opened its inquiry on the new Communist Party U.S.A.

Popular culture
The French government reported that it had exonerated entertainer Maurice Chevalier of suspicion of wartime collaboration with the Germans.

Labour
10 more more mines were closed as more supervisory workers in Pennsylvania and West Virginia bituminous coal fields walked off the job.

60 years ago
1955


Football
CRU
WIFU
Winnipeg (3-7) 25 @ Calgary (2-8) 6
Edmonton (10-0) 15 @ British Columbia (4-5) 0

Buddy Leake scored a touchdown, 3 converts, 2 field goals, and a single to lead the Blue Bombers over the Stampeders at Mewata Stadium. Lorne Benson and Leo Lewis also scored touchdowns for the Blue Bombers, who rushed for 318 yards. Bob Meyers scored the only Calgary touchdown on an interception return.

Normie Kwong and Jackie Parker scored touchdowns, and Bob Dean added 2 converts and a field goal, as the Eskimos blanked the Lions in a heavy rain before 24,241 fans at Empire Stadium in Vancouver.

50 years ago
1965


Football
CFL
Winnipeg (6-5) 22 @ Toronto (1-8) 24

The Argonauts scored a converted touchdown in the 4th quarter to defeat the Blue Bombers before 17,364 fans at CNE Stadium.

Baseball
Dick Stuart singled home Cookie Rojas with 2 out in the bottom of the 10th inning to tie the game Tony Gonzalez followed with a double to score Mr. Stuart with the winning run as the Philadelphia Phillies edged the New York Mets 5-4 before 9,029 fans at Connie Mack Stadium in Philadelphia.

Rookie first baseman Chuck Harrison hit his first major league home run, a 3-run shot against Billy McCool with 1 out in the bottom of the 9th inning, to give the Houston Astros a 4-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds before 15,540 fans at the Astrodome.

Gene Oliver's solo home run off Juan Marichal with 2 out in the 6th inning turned out to be the deciding run as the Milwaukee Braves edged the San Francisco Giants 3-2 before 39,783 fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. Billy Fischer allowed 7 hits and 2 earned runs in 6 1/3 innings to get the win over Mr. Marichal, whose record for the season dropped to 22-13.

Don Drysdale pitched a 5-hitter to win the pitchers' duel over Ray Sadecki as the Los Angeles Dodgers edged the St. Louis Cardinals 1-0 before 40,317 fans at Dodger Stadium to move into a tie with the San Francisco Giants for the National League lead. Jim Gilliam singled home Maury Wills with the game's only run in the 1st inning. Mr. Drysdale improved his record for the season to 22-12, while Mr. Sadecki, who allowed 1 earned run and 5 hits in 7 innings, fell to 6-14.

Russ Snyder drew a base on balls with 1 out in the bottom of the 9th inning and Curt Blefary, Jerry Adair, and Dick Brown followed with singles as the Baltimore Orioles scored 2 runs to defeat the California Angels 2-1 before 5,527 fans at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore.

The Chicago White Sox scored 3 runs in the 7th inning and 2 in the 8th to overcome a 3-0 deficit and defeat the New York Yankees 5-3 before 10,419 fans at Yankee Stadium. Pete Ward hit a 2-run home run for Chicago in the 7th inning. Juan Pizarro started on the mound for Chicago and pitched the first 5 innings before being relieved by Bruce Howard, who pitched 2 innings and got the win. Whitey Ford allowed 8 hits and 4 earned runs in pitching a complete game and taking the loss to drop to 15-13 for the season.

Mickey Lolich pitched a 3-hitter to win the pitchers' duel over Ralph Terry as the Detroit Tigers shut out the Cleveland Indians 2-0 in the first game of a doubleheader before 10,986 fans at Tiger Stadium. Gates Brown led off the 2nd inning with a home run to provide Mr. Lolich with all the support he needed in a game that was played in 1 hour 48 minutes. In the second game, the Indians scored 2 runs in the 1st inning and 3 in the 3rd to win 7-1. Fred Whitfield hit a 2-run homer in the 3rd. Tom Kelley pitched a 2-hit complete game victory, while Phil Regan, normally a relief pitcher, started for Detroit, allowing 6 hits and 5 runs--all earned--in 3 innings to take the loss. Mr. Regan was relieved by Vern Holtgrave, who allowed 4 hits and 2 earned runs in 3 innings in his only major league game. Leo Marentette also made his major league debut with Detroit, pitching a scoreless 9th inning; he appeared in just 4 more major league games.

40 years ago
1975


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand: Wasted Days and Wasted Nights--Freddy Fender (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): S O S--ABBA (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: Torneró--I Santo California (4th week at #1)

Weather
Yellowknife received its first snow of the season.

Politics and government
Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau shuffled his cabinet, appointing Donald Macdonald as Minister of Finance to replace John Turner, who had recently resigned from the cabinet.

Baseball
Luis Tiant and Reggie Cleveland pitched respective shutouts as the Boston Red Sox swept a twi-night doubleheader from the Cleveland Indians 4-0 and 4-0 before 22,067 fans at Fenway Park in Boston.

Pete Broberg pitched a 3-hitter and George Scott drove in all the runs with his 35th and 36th home runs of the season as the Milwaukee Brewers blanked the Detroit Tigers 3-0 before 4,908 fans at County Stadium in Milwaukee. John Knox drew a base on balls as a pinch hitter and played second base in the 8th inning for Detroit in the 124th and last game of his 4-year major league career. Gates Brown followed Mr. Knox to the plate as a pinch hitter and struck out in the 1,051st and last game of his 13-year major league career, all of it with the Tigers.

Frank White had 3 hits and 2 runs batted in, and Jamie Quirk had 2 hits and 3 runs batted in as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Texas Rangers 8-6 before 7,310 fans at Arlington Stadim in a game that ended three major league careers. Clyde Wright, the fifth of six Texas pitchers, faced 2 batters in the 9th inning, with the first, Harmon Killebrew, reaching first base on an error that allowed a run to score. Amos Otis then drew a base on balls, and Mr. Wright was relieved by Roy Thomas, who struck out Buck Martinez to end the inning. For Mr. Wright, it was the 360th and last game of his 10-year major league career. Leo Cardenas played the 9th inning at third base for the Rangers in the 1,157th game of his 16-year career. Mr. Killebrew, whose appearance was as a pinch hitter, played the 2,435th and last game of his Hall of Fame career.

Mike Jorgensen singled home Pepe Mangual with 2 out in the top of the 12th inning as the Montreal Expos edged the Chicago Cubs 4-3 before 1,427 fans at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

The New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies split a pair of 12-inning games in a twi-night doubleheader before 20,189 fans at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia. In the first game, Larry Bowa tripled with 1 out in the bottom of the 12th and scored on a 2-out single by Garry Maddox to give the Phillies a 4-3 win. In the second game, the Mets scored 2 unearned runs in the top of the 12th to take a 3-1 lead, but the Phillies came back with a run when pinch hitter Mike Rogodzinski doubled home Johnny Oates with 2 out. Tim McCarver tried to score the tying run on the play, but was tagged out at home plate when right fielder Rusty Staub's throw was relayed by second baseman Felix Millan to catcher Jerry Grote to end the game with the Mets winning 3-2. Jerry Koosman pitched the first 11 innings for New York, allowing just 4 hits and an unearned run, and was credited with the win to finish the season with a record of 14-13. Bob Gallagher played the final 6 innings in center field for the Mets, batting 1 for 2 and scoring the go-ahead run in the 12th inning of the 206th and last game of his 4-year major league career. Ron Clark struck out as a pinch hitter for the Phillies in the 10th inning of the second game; it was his first major league game since 1972, his only game in a Philadelphia uniform, and the 229th and last game of his 7-year major league career.

Bob Forsch pitched a 3-hitter and Ted Simmons singled home Lou Brock with 2 out in the bottom of the 1st inning for the game's only run as the St. Louis Cardinals edged the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0 before 23,496 fans at Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis in a game that was played in 1 hour 52 minutes. Losing pitcher Jim Rooker allowed 5 hits and 1 earned run in 6 innings.

John Montefusco pitched a 5-hitter as the San Francisco Giants shut out the San Diego Padres 5-0 before 7,488 fans at San Diego Stadium.

30 years ago
1985


On television tonight
The Twilight Zone, on CITV
Tonight's episode: Shatterday, starring Bruce Willis; A Little Peace and Quiet, starring Melinda Dillon

This was the first episode of the new series, a revival of the series that aired on CBS from 1959-1964. The new series aired on the Edmonton station CITV on Thursdays and on CBS on Fridays.

Baseball
John Tudor pitched his 10th shutout of the season and earned his 20th win of the season as the St. Louis Cardinals blanked the Philadelphia Phillies 5-0 before 23,598 fans at Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis.

Ron Kittle batted 4 for 5 with 2 home runs, 3 runs and 5 runs batted in, and Greg Walker was 3 for 5 with a homer, 3 runs, and 2 RBIs as the Chicago White Sox withstood a 4-run 9th-inning rally to defeat the Oakland Athletics 11-7 before 5,267 fans at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Rookie right fielder Jose Canseco led the Oakland attack by batting 3 for 4 with 2 home runs, 3 runs, and 3 RBIs.

25 years ago
1990


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): U Can't Touch This--MC Hammer (5th week at #1)

On television tonight
The Wonder Years, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Ninth Grade Man

Movies
The Motion Picture Association of America announced the creation of a new "NC-17" rating to be applied to films that had adult themes and perhaps scenes of sex and violence. The rating meant that no children under 17 years of age would be permitted. The purpose was to permit "serious" movies to avoid the X rating that was also applied to pornographic movies. Many theatres refused to show X-rated films, and distributors were complaining that some important films thus failed to reach a large audience. Chicago Sun-Times movie critic Roger Ebert had been pushing for the NC-17 rating for years, but the movie that finally prompted the creation of the rating was Henry & June (1990), a biographical film about the various relationships of authors Henry Miller and Anais Nin.

Protest
The 78-day armed confrontation between Mohawk Warriors and Quebec provincial police at the Kanesatake Reserve near the village of Oka, Quebec ended when 34 men, 16 women, and 6 children were taken into custody by soldiers. Three warriors were taken into custody by provincial police.

20 years ago
1995


Hit parade #1 single in Italy: Hideaway--De'Lacy (4th week at #1)

Business
AT&T Canada and three Canadian banks paid $250 million to become new owners of the long-distance carrier Unitel Communications Inc. The two biggest shareholders, Canadian Pacific Ltd. and Rogers Communications Inc., dropped out of the deal.

10 years ago
2005


Abominations
U.S. Army Private First Class Lynndie England was convicted by a military jury on six counts involving abuse of prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.

World events
International weapons inspectors announced the Irish Republican Army's full disarmament.

Monday, 28 September 2015

September 25, 2015

325 years ago
1690


Journalism
Publick Occurrences Both Forreign and Domestick, the first multi-page newspaper to appear in the Americas, was published in Boston for the first and only time. It was shut down by British colonial authorities the next day.

240 years ago
1775


War
American Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen, leader of the Green Mountain Boys from Vermont, was captured by the British as he led an attack on Montreal before the Army of the Continental Congress arrived.

225 years ago
1790


Opera
Peking opera was born when the Four Great Anhui Troupes introduced Anhui opera to Beijing in honor of the Qianlong Emperor's eightieth birthday.

130 years ago
1885


Crime
Kapapamahchakwew (Wandering Spirit) was tried for treason in Battleford, Northwest Territories and was sentenced to hang for his involvement in the North West Rebellion.

Baseball
The Chicago White Stockings whipped the Providence Grays 21-3 at Wright Street Grounds in Milwaukee.

125 years ago
1890


Americana
The United States Congress established Sequoia National Park in California.

Religion
Wilford Woodruff, "Prophet, Seer, and Revelator" (i.e., President) of the Mormon church, officially renounced the practice of polygamy.

100 years ago
1915


Born on this date
Ethel Rosenberg
. U.S. traitor. Mrs. Rosenberg, 37, and her husband Julius, 35, were executed in the electric chair at Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, New York on June 19, 1953, two years after being convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage in a time of war for passing information about U.S. development of the atomic bomb to the U.S.S.R. during World War II. Their convictions and executions were, and remain, a subject of controversy.

Betty Box. U.K. movie producer. Miss Box began her career working with her brother Sidney and sister-in-law Muriel in 1942, and eventually became a producer in her own right. Most of her early films were mysteries, but her most popular movies were the seven comedies in the Doctor series from 1954-1970. Miss Box died on January 15, 1999 at the age of 83.

War
The Second Battle of Champagne began in France.

80 years ago
1935


Baseball
The Chicago Cubs clinched at least a tie for the National League pennant with a 1-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals before 20,000 fans at Sportsman’s Park in St. Louis. Phil Cavaretta’s home run off Paul Dean in the 2nd inning was the game’s only run. Lon Warneke pitched a 2-hitter for the win.

75 years ago
1940


On the radio



War
The Canadian armed merchantman Prince Robert captured the German ship Weser off the Mexican coast. British and Free French forces abandoned the Dakar operation after meeting expectedly stiff resistance. Planes from Morocco renewed their attack upon Gibraltar. The U.S. Army General Staff warned U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt that Germany might invade the Western Hemisphere through northeastern Brazil.

Defense
Douglas Aircraft began construction of $20 million worth of military aircraft, the largest single contract in American history.

Politics and government
Josef Terboven, Reich commissioner in Norway, established Vidkun Quisling as Minister President of Norway.

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives chose John W. McCormack (Massachusetts) as their new floor leader.

Economics and finance
The U.S.A. and Dominican Republic signed an agreement in Washington, whereby the United States gave up its control of the D.R.'s customs.

The United States announced a new loan to China.

Football
NFL
Chicago Bears (1-1) 7 @ Chicago Cardinals (1-0-2) 21

Baseball
The Detroit Tigers swept a doubleheader from the Chicago White Sox at Briggs Stadium in Detroit, 10-9 in 10 innings and 3-2. Bobo Newsom pitched 2 innings of relief to pick up his 20th win of the season in the first game, and pitched an 8-hit complete game to earn his 21st win in the second game.

The St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds split a doubleheader before 1,898 fans at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis, with the Reds winning the first game 5-0 and the Cardinals winning the second game 4-3. Harry Walker made his major league debut with the Cardinals in the first game, playing left field and batting 0 for 4; he was 1 for 4 with a run batted in in the second game. His teammate Walker Cooper made his major league debut in the second game, catching and batting 1 for 2 with an RBI.

70 years ago
1945


Theatre
New Haven, Connecticut officials banned the musical version of Uncle Tom's Cabin because of the protests of Negro and citizen groups. Similar action had already taken place in Bridgeport.

War
Allied authorities in Berlin issued a 48-point proclamation that formally ended the war-making power of the Reich and emphasized the totality of Germany's defeat.

Reports from Saigon said that British troops had fired on Annamite demonstrators seeking immediate independence from French rule in Indochina.

World events
The Argentine government reported thwarting an attempted coup led by Generals Arturo Rawson and Osvaldo Martin.

Diplomacy
The Hungarian government expressed willingness to meet American conditions for diplomatic recognition, including a democratic political structure and free elections.

Defense
U.S. Navy Admiral Thomas Kinkaid said that the U.S. 7th Fleet was scheduled to assume the functions of the old U.S. Asiatic Fleet.

Politics and government
In his first interview with a foreign correspondent since the beginning of World War II, Emperor Hirohito told Frank Kluckhohn of The New York Times that he favoured constitutional reform for Japan along British lines. He also claimed that former Prime Minister Hideki Tojo had misused his powers in attacking Pearl Harbor, Hawaii without a formal declaration of war.

Society
The U.S. Census Bureau reported that births in the United States had fallen to 2,794,800 in 1944, 140,000 less than in 1943.

Business
Allied Supreme Commander in Europe U.S. Army General Dwight Eisenhower issued a new order making any German corporation employing members of the Nazi Party or its affiliates in any capacity liable to closure by the military government.

Labour
Over 28,000 miners and foremen were idled and 67 soft coal mines closed in Pennsylvania and West Virginia as a result of strikes by supervisory employees demanding the right to organize.

The mediation conference between representatives of nine leading oil firms and 30,000 striking members of the Congress of Industrial Organizations United Oil Workers opened in Chicago. The subject of the conference was the union demand for a 30% wage increase.

The U.S. National Labor Relations Board fixed October 25 for the strike vote in 20 Chrysler plants with about 120,000 workers.

Football
NFL
Pittsburgh (0-1) 7 @ Boston (1-0) 28

60 years ago
1955


Defense
The Royal Jordanian Air Force was founded.

Football
ORFU
Kitchener-Waterloo (5-1) 21 @ Toronto (0-6) 11

Billy Tonegusso scored 2 touchdowns and Cookie Gilchrist added a touchdown and a field goal as the Dutchmen defeated Balmy Beach. Bill Graham converted all three K-W TDs. Bernie Richardson and Johnny Bell scored Toronto touchdowns, with Bob Smith adding a convert.

50 years ago
1965


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Help!/I'm Down--The Beatles (7th week at #1)

#1 single in France: Mes Mains Sur Tes Hanches--Salvatore Adamo (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Il mondo--Jimmy Fontana (10th week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Il Silenzio--Nini Rosso (12th week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction--The Rolling Stones (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Tears--Ken Dodd

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Eve of Destruction--Barry McGuire

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Eve of Destruction--Barry McGuire
2 You were on My Mind--We Five
3 Like a Rolling Stone--Bob Dylan
4 Hang on Sloopy--The McCoys
5 Help!--The Beatles
6 The "In" Crowd--The Ramsey Lewis Trio
7 Catch Us if You Can--The Dave Clark Five
8 It Ain't Me Babe--The Turtles
9 I Got You Babe--Sonny and Cher
10 Unchained Melody--The Righteous Brothers

Singles entering the chart were Positively 4th Street by Bob Dylan (#73); Everybody Loves a Clown by Gary Lewis and the Playboys (#74); Not the Lovin' Kind by Dino, Desi and Billy (#85); Secretly by the Lettermen (#87); How Nice it Is by Billy Stewart (#90); Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While) by Kim Weston (#97); Roses and Rainbows by Danny Hutton (#99); and Road Runner by the Gants (#100).

On television today
The Beatles, on ABC
Today's episode: A Hard Day's Night/I Want to Hold Your Hand

This was the first episode of a cartoon series that was broadcast on Saturday mornings. It began running in Canada on CTV in January 1966.

World events
Juan D. Bosch returned to the Dominican Republic, demanding a $1 billion indemnity from the United States for the revolt five months earlier that had forced him out of office as President.

Politics and government
The Greek parliament approved Stephanos Stephanopoulos as Prime Minister, the third person to hold the position since July 15.

Football
CFL
Edmonton (3-7) 1 @ Ottawa (6-2) 40
British Columbia (4-4-1) 7 @ Calgary (7-3) 21

The Rough Riders made 5 interceptions against quarterbacks Randy Kerbow and Don Getty as they routed the Eskimos before 15,360 fans at Lansdowne Park. The regular Edmonton quarterback, Bill Redell, was out with an injury, so Mr. Kerbow moved from his regular flanker position to play quarterback, while Mr. Getty came out of a two-year retirement to help the team. Mr. Kerbow punted for the Eskimos' only point.

Larry Robinson kicked 9 points to pass Earl Lunsford and become the Stampeders' career scoring leader with 343 points as they beat the Lions before 19,000 fans at McMahon Stadium. It was 72 F. and sunny at 4 P.M., but by the time of the game several hours later, the temperature had dropped to 28 F., and it was snowing.

Baseball
The Milwaukee Braves traded infielders Ernie Bowman and Lou Klimchock to the New York Mets to complete the August 5, 1965 deal in which they had acquired outfielder Billy Cowan for two players to be named later. Messrs. Bowman and Klimchock were in the minor leagues at the time; Mr. Klimchock had played in 34 games with the Braves early in the season, batting .077 with no home runs and 3 runs batted in.

Satchel Paige, 59, became the oldest player in major league history when he started on the mound for the Kansas City Athletics against the Boston Red Sox before 9,289 fans at Municipal Stadium in Kansas City. Mr. Paige allowed just a double by Carl Yastrzemski but no runs in 3 innings, and left with the Athletics leading 1-0. The Red Sox came back to win 5-2, helped by home runs by Lee Thomas and Tony Conigliaro.

The Minnesota Twins clinched at least a tie for the American League pennant when they swept a doubleheader from the Washington Senators 5-0 and 5-3 before 9,373 fans at District of Columbia Stadium. Mudcatt Grant pitched a 1-hitter in the first game, allowing only a double by Don Blasingame in the 3rd inning, as he improved his record for the season to 20-6. The Twins scored 3 runs in the 8th inning to win the second game.

Tommy John pitched a 6-hitter and hit his first major league home run as the Chicago White Sox defeated the New York Yankees 3-1 in the first game of a doubleheader before 19,331 fans at Yankee Stadium. Floyd Robinson also homered for Chicago. The White Sox completed the sweep with a 2-0 win in the second game, scoring 2 runs on just 3 hits against Mel Stottlemyre and Hal Reniff. Gary Peters allowed 4 hits in 6 2/3 innings to get the win, and drove in the second run with a sacrifice fly.

Ray Culp pitched a 4-hitter as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 4-1 in the first game of a doubleheader before 6,825 fans at Connie Mack Stadium in Philadelphia. The Mets won the second game 4-1 as Carlton Willey pitched a 7-hitter for his only win of the season, in the 199th and last game of his 8-year major league career.

Jim Maloney pitched a 2-hitter to improve his 1965 record to 20-8 as the Cincinnati Reds edged the Houston Astros 1-0 before 24,443 fans at the Astrodome. The Reds scored the game's only run in the top of the 6th inning when Pete Rose singled off Dave Giusti with 2 out and scored on a triple by Vada Pinson. Robin Roberts started on the mound for Houston and allowed just 3 hits in 5 innings before being relieved by Mr. Giusti.

Sandy Koufax pitched a 5-hitter and struck out 12 to improve his recrd for the season to 24-8 as the Los Angeles Dodgers blanked the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0 before 31,532 fans at Dodger Stadium. Losing pitcher Nelson Briles allowed 6 hits and 1 run--earned--in 7 innings.

40 years ago
1975


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Moonlighting--Leo Sayer

30 years ago
1985


Baseball
Mike Greenwell’s first major league home run gave the Boston Red Sox a 4-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays in 13 innings before 30,542 fans at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto.

Don Mattingly batted 3 for 5 with a double, home run, 3 runs, and 4 runs batted in as the New York Yankees beat the Detroit Tigers 10-2 before 17,010 fans at Yankee Stadium. Joe Niekro allowed 4 hits and 4 bases on balls, but just 1 run--earned--in 5 innings to get his first win as a Yankee.

The Cleveland Indians scored 2 runs in the 1st inning and 4 in the 2nd as they beat the Oakland Athletics 7-2 before 6,158 fans at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Keith Creel allowed 7 hits and 2 earned runs in 6 2/3 innings to get his first win of the season, while losing pitcher Tommy John allowed 7 hits and 6 runs--all earned--in 1+ innings as his record for the season dropped to 4-10.

25 years ago
1990


Diplomacy
South African President F.W. de Klerk continued his visit to Washington, telling several members of the United States Congress that he supported the principle of one man, one vote in elections, but that it must include guarantees to protect the white minority population of South Africa.

Baseball
The first 8 New York Yankee batters hit safely, and the team hit 6 home runs as they routed the Baltimore Orioles 15-3 before 17,548 fans at Yankee Stadium.

Dave Stewart pitched a shutout and improved his 1990 record to 22-10 as the Oakland Athletics blanked the Kansas City Royals 5-0 before 22,145 fans at Royals Stadium to clinch the American League West Division pennant for the third straight year.

20 years ago
1995


Hit parade
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Extres--EX-3 (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Norway (VG-lista): A Kind of Christmas Card--Morten Harket (7th week at #1)

#1 single in Germany (Media Control): I Wanna Be A Hippy--Technohead

Canada's Top 10 (RPM)
1 Until I Hear it from You--Gin Blossoms
2 Only Wanna Be with You--Hootie & the Blowfish
3 I Wish You Well--Tom Cochrane
4 Walk in the Sun--Bruce Hornsby
5 Roll to Me--Del Amitri
6 Not Enough--Van Halen
7 Kiss from a Rose--Seal
8 Saviour--Colin James
9 A Higher Place--Tom Petty
10 You Oughta Know--Alanis Morissette

Singles entering the chart were Back for Good by Take That (#88); Show Me by Zappacosta (#90); As I Lay Me Down by Sophie B. Hawkins (#92); Scared by the Tragically Hip (#93); God's Mistake by Tears for Fears (#95); Do You Sleep? by Lisa Loeb and Nine Stories (#96); Crazy Cool by Paula Abdul (#98); Let it Rain by Amanda Marshall (#99); and Mexico by Jimmy Buffett (#100).

10 years ago
2005


Died on this date
Urie Bronfenbrenner, 88
. Russian-born U.S. psychologist. Dr. Bronfenbrenner was a developmental psychologist known for advocating an ecological systems theory of child development, whereby the process of development is shaped by the child's interaction with the environment. In the mid-1960s, Dr. Bronfenbrenner contributed to the Head Start program, the U.S. government's attempt to assist with the education of poor children.

Don Adams, 82. U.S. actor. Mr. Adams, born Donald Yarmy, was best known for his starring role as Maxwell Smart in the television comedy series Get Smart (1965-1970) and as the voice of the cartoon characters Tennessee Tuxedo (1963-1966) and Inspector Gadget (1983-1985).

M. Scott Peck, 69. U.S. psychiatrist. Dr. Peck was best known for his books The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth (1978) and People of the Lie: The Hope For Healing Human Evil (1983). His books emphasized the importance of discipline and delayed gratification, and discussed the existence of evil. Dr. Peck claimed to be a Christian, but his life, with extramarital affairs and allegations of drug abuse and alcoholism, makes that a questionable claim.

George Archer, 65. U.S. golfer. Mr. Archer, known as one of the game's best putters, won 13 PGA tournaments, most notably the Masters in 1969. He died of cancer six days before his 66th birthday.

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (4-10) 23 @ Montreal (6-6) 42

September 24, 2015

2,000 years ago
15


Born on this date
Vitellius
. Roman Emperor, 69. Vitellius succeeded Otho as Emperor on April 16, 69. His position was challenged by Vespasian, and Vitellius was preparing to abdicate when he was executed at the age of 54 by Vespasian's soldiers on December 22, 69.

370 years ago
1645


War
Parliamentary forces commanded by Sydnam Poyntz defeated Royalist forces commanded by Marmaduke Langdale in the Battle of Rowton Heath in Cheshire, England.

125 years ago
1890


Born on this date
Mike González
. Cuban baseball player. Mr. González was a catcher with the Boston Braves (1912); Cincinnati Reds (1914); St. Louis Cardinals (1915-1918, 1924-1925, 1931-1932); New York Giants (1919-1921); and Chicago Cubs (1925-1929), batting .253 with 13 home runs and 263 runs batted in in 1,042 games. He coached with the Cardinals for many years after his playing career was over, and compiled a 9-14 record in two brief stints as the Cardinals' manager in 1938 and 1940. Mr. González managed in the Cuban Winter League for many years, and was inducted into the Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame in 1955. He died on February 19, 1977 at the age of 86.

Religion
Wilford Woodruff, "Prophet, Seer and Revevator" of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, wrote the first draft of a manifesto that officially disavowed the practice of plural marriage.

120 years ago
1895


Born on this date
André Frédéric Cournand
. French-born U.S. physician and physiologist. Dr. Cournand shared the 1956 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Werner Forssmann and Dickinson Richards "for their discoveries concerning heart catheterization and pathological changes in the circulatory system." He died on February 19, 1988 at the age of 92.

80 years ago
1935


Economics and finance
Alberta Premier William Aberhart announced an issue of 10-year $25 Prosperity Bonds to be sold to Albertans, to help the province clear its $150-million debt.

Sport
Earl and Weldon Bascom produced the first rodeo ever held outdoors under electric lights in Columbia, Mississippi.

Boxing
In his most important fight to date, heavyweight contender Joe Louis (22-0) scored a 4-round knockout over former world champion Max Baer (41-9) at Yankee Stadium in New York. Mr. Baer, who had lost the title three months earlier to Jim Braddock on a decision, had never been knocked down until being floored by Mr. Louis.



75 years ago
1940


On the radio



Died on this date
Jerome Jones
. U.S. journalist. Mr. Jones was editor of the Journal of Labor.

War
French planes from North Africa bombed Gibraltar in retaliation for the bombardment of Dakar. French forces in Indochina prepared for a Japanese siege of Hanoi and a naval assault on the coast. Reports from Switzerland claimed that Italy was plotting a Pan-Arab revolt against Britain's dominance in the Middle East.

Diplomacy
Through a private emissary, German Fuehrer Adolf Hitler pressured the Japanese to join the war against the United Kingdom.

Defense
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt established the Delta Communications Board, charged with coordinating all communications systems for national defense.

Politics and government
A Gallup Poll reported that 68% of American voters thought that President Roosevelt would be re-elected in November.

70 years ago
1945


Hit parade
U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Till the End of Time--Perry Como with Russ Case and his Orchestra
--Dick Haymes
--Les Brown and his Orchestra
2 On the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe--Johnny Mercer and the Pied Pipers with Paul Weston and his Orchestra
--Bing Crosby
--Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra
--Judy Garland and the Merry Macs
3 Chopin's Polonaise--Carmen Cavallaro and his Orchestra
4 Gotta Be This or That--Benny Goodman and his Orchestra
--Sammy Kaye and his "Swing and Sway" Orchestra
5 Sentimental Journey--Les Brown and his Orchestra (vocal chorus by Doris Day)
--Hal McIntyre and his Orchestra
--The Merry Macs
6 Tampico--Stan Kenton and his Orchestra
7 If I Loved You--Perry Como
--Bing Crosby
--Frank Sinatra
8 Bell Bottom Trousers--Tony Pastor and his Orchestra
--Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians
--Kay Kyser and his Orchestra
--Louis Prima and his Orchestra
--Jerry Colonna
9 There! I've Said it Again--Vaughn Monroe and his Orchestra (vocal refrain by Vaughn Monroe and the Norton Sisters)
--Jimmy Dorsey and his Orchestra
10 You Belong to My Heart--Bing Crosby and Xavier Cugat and his Orchestra
--Charlie Spivak and his Orchestra

Singles entering the chart were The Blond Sailor by the Andrews Sisters (#42); No Can Do by Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians (#43); and The Wish that I Wish Tonight by Ray Noble and his Orchestra (#44).

On the radio
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, on MBS
Tonight's episode: The Eyes of Mr. Leyton

At the movies
Mildred Pierce, starring Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott, and Ann Blyth, opened in theatres.




Died on this date
Hans Geiger, 62
. German physicist. Mr. Geiger co-invented the Geiger counter, and was also known for the Geiger–Marsden experiment, which discovered the atomic nucleus. He died six days before his 63rd birthday.

La Argentinita, 47. Argentine-born dancer and singer. La Argentinita, whose real name was Encarnación López Júlvez, moved with her family to Spain at the age of 3. She and her sister Pilar learned flamenco dancing; Encarnación became internationally popular on her own and as a team with Pilar, performing on stage and making recordings in a career of more than 30 years. Encarnación López died of an abdominal tumour.

Diplomacy
The acting head of the Soviet embassy in Washington said that Spanish dictator Francisco Franco had put himself on the same level with German Fuehrer Adolf Hitler and Italian Duce Benito Mussolini and should be tried as a war criminal.

Politics and government
U.S.S.R. Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov asked the Council of Foreign Ministers for an Allied control commission in Japan as he criticized American actions there, citing alleged irregularities in demobilization of Japanese soldiers.

The U.S. Senate confirmed Dean Acheson as U.S. Undersecretary of State, with only Sen. Kenneth Wherry (Republican--Nebraska) voting in opposition.

Oil
U.S. Interior Secretary Harold Ickes and U.K. Fuel Minister Emanuel Shinwell signed a new Anglo-American oil pact, forming the basis of a multilateral agreement which other nations could sign.

Economics and finance
Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers (SCAP) in Japan General Douglas MacArthur ordered the Japanese government to establish controls over prices and wages; he also prohibited the import or export of foreign exchange by the Japanese without Allied approval.

Business
E. P. Taylor incorporated Canada's largest holding company, Argus Corporation, a private investment company to handle his Canadian breweries and other holdings.

Labour
60,000 American Federation of Labor lumber workers struck for a minimum wage of $1.10 per hour, closing about 500 Pacific Northwest logging camps, sawmills, and woodworking plants.

60 years ago
1955


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): (We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock--Bill Haley and his Comets (6th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Record Mirror): Rose Marie--Slim Whitman (10th week at #1)

#1 singles in the U.S.A. (Billboard): The Yellow Rose of Texas--Mitch Miller and his Orchestra (Best Seller--4th week at #1; Disc Jockey--4th week at #1); Ain't That a Shame--Pat Boone (Jukebox--2nd week at #1)

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 The Yellow Rose of Texas--Mitch Miller and his Orchestra (5th week at #1)
--Johnny Desmond
2 Ain't That a Shame--Pat Boone
--Fats Domino
3 Love is a Many-Splendored Thing--The Four Aces
4 Seventeen--Boyd Bennett and the Rockets
--The Fontane Sisters
--Rusty Draper
5 Maybellene--Chuck Berry
6 Autumn Leaves--Roger Williams
7 (We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock--Bill Haley and his Comets
8 Moments to Remember--The Four Lads
9 Wake the Town and Tell the People--Les Baxter and his Orchestra
--Mindy Carson
10 Gum Drop--The Crew-Cuts

Singles entering the chart were Rockin' the Cha-Cha by Alan Dale (#40); My Boy--Flat Top by Boyd Bennett and the Rockets (#45); and An Occasional Man by Jeri Southern (#47).

Football
CRU
IRFU
Toronto (2-3) 30 @ Ottawa (2-3) 19
Montreal (3-2) 13 @ Hamilton (3-2) 22

WIFU
Winnipeg (2-7) 7 @ Saskatchewan (5-4) 12
Edmonton (9-0) 15 @ Calgary (2-7) 0

Tom Dublinski completed touchdown passes to Bucky Curtis, Al Pfeifer, and Royal Copeland, and Corky Tharp and Jim Shirley rushed for TDs as the Argonauts defeated the Rough Riders at Lansdowne Park. Bob Simpson caught a pass for one Ottawa touchdown and returned an interception for another, while Don Pinhey also returned an interception for an Ottawa touchdown.

Nobby Wirkowski threw touchdown passes to Ron Howell and Frank McDonald, and Steve Oneschuk rushed for a TD, as the Tiger-Cats defeated the Alouettes before 15,396 fans at Civic Stadium. Chuck Hunsinger and Joey Pal scored the Montreal touchdowns.

Bobby Marlow and Ken Carpenter scored touchdowns for the Roughriders as they defeated the Blue Bombers before 10,857 fans at Taylor Field in Regina. Gerry James scored the Winnipeg touchdown, while Buddy Leake converted and added a single.

Jackie Parker scored 2 touchdowns and Bob Dean kicked 2 field goals and a field goal as the Eskimos shut out the Stampeders before 12,000 fans at Mewata Stadium.

50 years ago
1965


Hit parade
Edmonton's Top 10 (CJCA)
1 Help!--The Beatles (8th week at #1)
2 Eve of Destruction--Barry McGuire
3 Catch Us if You Can--The Dave Clark Five
4 You were on My Mind--We Five
5 I Got You Babe--Sonny and Cher
6 Yesterday/Act Naturally--The Beatles
7 (My Girl) Sloopy--Little Caesar and the Consuls
8 You've Got Your Troubles--The Fortunes
9 I'm Yours--Elvis Presley
10 It Ain't Me Babe--The Turtles
Pick hit of the week: Love and Kisses--Rick Nelson
New this week: Positively 4th Street--Bob Dylan
Round Every Corner--Petula Clark
If You Gotta Go, Go Now--Manfred Mann
Sea Cruise--The Hondells

At the movies
Marriage on the Rocks, directed by Jack Donohue, and starring Frank Sinatra, Deborah Kerr, and Dean Martin, opened in theatres.



Diplomacy
U.S. President Lyndon Johnson said that a new treaty was underway to give the Panama Canal to Panama.

War
Bruce F. Macdonald of Canada was appointed to command the United Nations India-Pakistan Observation Mission.

Defense
The Royal Canadian Navy commissioned HMCS Ojibwa, the first of three Oberon class submarines.

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (6-4) 14 @ Montreal (3-6) 8

Frank Rigney's 12-yard return of punt returner Larry Fairholm's fumble for a touchdown with 5:08 remaining in the game gave the Blue Bombers their win over the Alouettes before 19,600 fans at Molson Stadium.

40 years ago
1975


At the movies
Three Days of the Condor, directed by Sydney Pollack, and starring Robert Redford and Faye Dunaway, opened in theatres.



Adventure
Dougal Haston and Doug Scott became the first Britons to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

Hockey
Sam McMaster, general manager of the Young Nats Association in Toronto, said that the Nats were prepared to take the Ontario Minor Hockey Association to court if it refused to allow 14-year-old centre Wayne Gretzky of Brantford to play for their major bantam team.

Football
CFL
Hamilton (2-7-1) 32 @ Winnipeg (5-5) 34

Quarterback Chuck Ealey rushed 14 times for 146 yards and running back Steve Beaird rushed 24 times for 143 yards and 3 touchdowns to help the Blue Bombers defeat the Tiger-Cats before 21,397 fans at Winnipeg Stadium. The Blue Bombers rushed for 349 yards, but Mr. Ealey completed just 2 of 11 passes for 62 yards, including a 44-yard touchdown to Bob LaRose. Hamilton quarterback Jerry Keeling completed 13 of 22 passes for 194 yards and 2 touchdowns to Terry Evanshen. Hamilton linebacker Bob Krouse scored the game's final touchdown when he recovered a fumble by Winnipeg punter Bernie Ruoff in the Winnipeg end zone with 4:12 remaining in the game. Angelo Santucci led Hamilton rushers with 18 carries for 94 yards, while Charles Jessamy added 20 yards on 4 carries.

Baseball
Don Carrithers pitched a 9-hit complete game victory and singled in a run as the Montreal Expos defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 6-2 before 9,356 fans at Jarry Park in Montreal in the last Expos Baseball telecast of the season on CBC.

Skip Lockwood intentionally walked Andre Thornton to load the bases with 1 out in the bottom of the 11th inning and then walked Bill Madlock to drive in Rick Monday with the game's only run as the Chicago Cubs edged the New York Mets 1-0 before 2,113 fans at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Rick Reuschel started on the mound for Chicago and allowed 5 hits in 10 innings before being relieved by Ken Crosby, who picked up his only major league win. New York starter Tom Seaver allowed just 3 hits in 10 innings before being relieved by Mr. Lockwood.

Gary Lavelle issued consecutive bases on balls to Darrell Evans and Dave May to drive in Dusty Baker with the winning run as the Atlanta Braves scored 2 unearned runs in the bottom of the 11th inning to defeat the San Francisco Giants 7-6 before 1,045 fans at Atlanta Stadium.

Steve Garvey batted 4 for 6 with 2 home runs, a double, 3 runs, and 6 runs batted in as the Los Angeles Dodgers routed the San Diego Padres 14-0 before 9,262 fans at San Diego Stadium. Doug Rau pitched a 6-hitter and batted 2 for 5 with 2 runs and a run batted in.

30 years ago
1985


Baseball
Andre Dawson hit 3 home runs, including a pair of 3-run homers in a 12-run 5th inning as the Montreal Expos took a 15-2 lead and held on to defeat the Chicago Cubs 17-15 before 6,947 fans at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Derek Botelho pitched the 6th and 7th innings for Chicago, allowing 1 hit and 2 bases on balls, but no runs, striking out 3 in his 19th and last major league game.

25 years ago
1990


Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): Thunderstruck--AC/DC

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Tom's Diner--DNA featuring Suzanne Vega (3rd week at #1)

Space
The periodic Great White Spot was observed on Saturn.

Politics and government
Jean Chrétien, recently elected as leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, announced his intention to run in a federal by-election in the New Brunswick riding of Beausejour, vacated by retiring MP Fernand Robichaud. Mr. Chrétien had represented the Quebec riding of St-Maurice from 1963-1986.

Economics and finance
The Supreme Soviet granted President Mikhail Gorbachev emergency economic powers, and agreed to accept a compromise plan for the economy at Mr. Gorbachev’s request, heading off a showdown with Premier Nikolai Ryzhkov. The details of the compromise were yet to be worked out.

Diplomacy
South African President F.W. de Klerk met with U.S. President George Bush in Washington, and was cordially received. Mr. Bush said that if South Africa continued its efforts to meet certain conditions set by the U.S. Congress, he would seek to modify or suspend sanctions imposed on South Africa by Congress.

20 years ago
1995


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): You are Not Alone--Michael Jackson (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Austria (Ö3): Wish You were Here--Rednex (10th week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: Wish You were Here--Rednex (11th week at #1)

Golf
Philip Walton of Ireland defeated Jay Haas of the United States in the deciding match as Europe won 7 of the last 10 singles matches to rally from a 10-7 deficit and defeated Lanny Wadkins' highly-favoured United States team for the Ryder Cup at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York. It was Europe's second victory on American soil in the 62-year history of the competition.

Football
CFL
Birmingham (7-6) 19 @ Memphis (7-7) 28
Calgary (12-1) 43 @ Winnipeg (4-10) 39

Damon Allen passed to Shawn Collins for a touchdown and handed off to Gary Anderson for another as the Mad Dogs defeated the Barracudas before 13,797 fans at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in the only game between the teams. Matt Dunigan passed 18 yards to Delius Morris for the only Birmingham touchdown. Nick Mystrom kicked 4 field goals for Memphis, and Luis Zendejas kicked 4 FGs for Birmingham. It was the final game for Memphis defensive back Junior Robinson; he was killed in a car accident six days later.

Tony Stewart's 8-yard touchdown rush with 3:36 remaining in regulation time completed the Stampeders' comeback from a 32-22 3rd-quarter deficit to defeat the Blue Bombers before 24,598 fans at Winnipeg Stadium. Calgary quarterback Jeff Garcia threw touchdown passes to Shawn Daniels and Allen Pitts, and rushed for 2 TDs of his own. Winnipeg quarterback Reggie Slack threw 2 touchdown passes each to Gerald Wilcox and Milt Stegall.

10 years ago
2005


Died on this date
Tommy Bond, 79
. U.S. actor. Mr. Bond appeared in Our Gang comedy films and portrayed Jimmy Olsen in the films Superman (1948) and Atom Man vs. Superman (1950).

Disasters
Hurricane Rita made landfall in the United States, devastating portions of southwestern Louisiana and extreme southeastern Texas.

Football
CFL
British Columbia (11-1) 20 @ Edmonton (8-5) 37

Tony Tompkins returned a kickoff 86 yards for a touchdown with 8:20 remaining in regulation time to break a 20-20 tie as the Eskimos ended the Lions' winning streak before 48,048 fans at Commonwealth Stadium. Mr. Tompkins' TD came 25 seconds after the Lions had tied the game on a 4-yard touchdown pass from Dave Dickenson to Jason Gavadza, converted by Duncan O'Mahony. Ron McClendon rushed for 2 Edmonton touchdowns, with the second covering 15 yards with 1:07 remaining in the game.

Thursday, 24 September 2015

September 23, 2015

800 years ago
1215


Born on this date
Kublai Khan
. Mongol Emperor, 1260-1294. Kublai Khan, a grandson of Genghis Khan, succeeded his brother Möngke on the throne, and established the Yuan dynasty in 1271. He died on February 18, 1294 at the age of 78 and was succeeded by his grandson Temür Khan, Emperor Chengzong.

275 years ago
1740


Born on this date
Go-Sakuramachi
. Empress of Japan, 1762-1771. Go-Sakuramachi succeeded her brother Momozono on the throne and abdicated in favour of her nephew Go-Momozono. She died on December 24, 1813 at the age of 73.

170 years ago
1845


Baseball
The Knickerbockers Baseball Club, the first baseball team to play under the modern rules, was founded in New York.

125 years ago
1890

Baseball

George Nicol gave up 9 bases on balls but no hits as the St. Louis Browns whipped the Toledo Maumees 21-2 in an American Association game at Sportsman’s Park in St. Louis that was called because of darkness after 7 innings. The Browns scored 11 runs in the 3rd inning, with first baseman Jumbo Cartwright hitting a 3-run home run and a grand slam off rookie pitcher Ed Green.

120 years ago
1895


Born on this date
Johnny Mokan
. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Mokan was an outfielder with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1921-1922) and Philadelphia Phillies (1922-1927). He batted .291 with 32 home runs and 273 runs batted in in 582 games. Mr. Mokan's best season was 1923, when he batted .312 with 10 homers and 76 RBIs. He died on February 10, 1985 at the age of 89.

110 years ago
1905


Diplomacy
Norway and Sweden signed the "Karlstad treaty," peacefully dissolving the Union between the two countries.

100 years ago
1915


Born on this date
Clifford Shull
. U.S. physicist. Dr. Shull was awarded a share of the 1994 Nobel Prize in Physics "for the development of the neutron diffraction technique" and "for pioneering contributions to the development of neutron scattering techniques for studies of condensed matter." He died on March 31, 2001 at the age of 85.

75 years ago
1940


On the radio



War
U.K. Royal Air Force bombers blasted Berlin for four hours. British and French forces bombarded Dakar in French West Africa and attempted a landing, but were beaten back by Vichy French forces. Japanese troops entered Indochina, crossing the Chinese frontier at Lang Son; U.S. State Secretary Cordell Hull denounced the Japanese invasion of Indochina. French forces abandoned Dong Dang near Hanoi.

Diplomacy
German Fuehrer Adolf Hitler warned Egypt to disavow its ties to Britain or face severe consequences.

Defense
U.S. State Department figures indicated that Thailand had purchased $480,000 worth of arms in August.

A Gallup Poll reported that 52% of American voters favoured aid to England at the risk of war, while 48% felt that the U.S.A. should stay out of the war.

Politics and government
The Illinois state electoral board took the Communist Party off the state ballot on the grounds that its nominating peititions were invalid.

Americana
The U.S. Census reported that the country's population in 1940 was 131,409,881, a 7% increase over the last decade.

Baseball
Claude Passeau hit a home run to help him pick up his 20th win of the season as the Chicago Cubs blanked the St. Louis Cardinals 10-0 before just 1,843 fans at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

70 years ago
1945


Diplomacy
The Japanese government turned over to Allied authorities urns containing the ashes of 2,600 Allied prisoners of war who had died in camps.

Spruille Braden resigned as U.S. Ambassador to Argentina and returned to Washington from Buenos Aires to assume the position of Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs.

Politics and government
The British government of Prime Minister Clement Attlee announced that it had decided to refer the problem of Palestine and Jewish immigration to the United Nations.

The Egyptian cabinet called for the withdrawal of British troops from Egypt and for the incorporation of Anglo-Egyptian Sudan into Egypt.

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Un-American Activities said that it would investigate the recent reorganization of the Communist Party USA to determine whether its aims were now "dangerous to the country."

Labour
The U.S. Bureau of Selective Service ruled that returning veterans were entitlted to first priority in re-employment at their old jobs, regardless of union protests.

Football
NFL
Detroit (1-0) 10 Chicago Cardinals (0-1) 0 @ Milwaukee

60 years ago
1955


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Rose Marie--Slim Whitman (9th week at #1)

50 years ago
1965


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): Make It Easy on Yourself--The Walker Brothers

Music
The Beach Boys recorded the song Barbara Ann as a track for the album Beach Boys' Party! at Western Recording Studios in Hollywood, California. The recording featured guest vocals by Dean Torrence of Jan & Dean, who had recorded the song for their album Jan and Dean's Golden Hits (1962).

War
The Indo-Pakistani War (also known as the Second Kashmir War) ended, the day after the United Nations had called for a cease-fire.

Politics and government
Yussuf Zayen took office as Prime Minister of Syria.

40 years ago
1975


Personal
The Goombahs, the intramural flag football team at Sir John Franklin Territorial High School in Yellowknife captained by this blogger, played their third and final game, losing 6-0 to the Flyboys on a late touchdown to finish with a record of 1-2. This blogger made a nice interception off Flyboys' quarterback Rick Greenwood on the first play from scrimmage, one of a number of plays that kept a heavier and more talented team at bay until they finally wore us down. All told, it was a fun experience.

Football
CFL
Montreal (7-4) 29 @ Edmonton (8-2) 31

Dave Cutler's 25-yard field goal with 3 seconds remaining in the game gave the Eskimos their win over the Alouettes before a record Clarke Stadium crowd of 26,159. The Eskimos held a 20-3 lead in the 2nd quarter, but Montreal quarterback Sonny Wade, aided by shoddy officiating by the crew of referee Syd Bercov, engineered a comeback, climaxed by Don Sweet's 13-yard field goal with 2:20 remaining in the game to give the Alouettes a 29-28 lead. Tom Wilkinson started at quarterback for the Eskimos and completed 14 of 19 passes, including 2 touchdowns to John Konihowski and another to George McGowan. Mr. Wilkinson also rushed for 35 yards. Peter Dalla Riva scored the first Montreal touchdown on a 5-yard pass from Mr. Wade with 4 seconds left in the 1st half. In the 3rd quarter, Edmonton's Dave Cutler deliberately missed a long field goal attempt, trying to kick it out of bounds; however, Montreal's Johnny Rodgers returned the kick 101 yards for a touchdown. Mr. Rodgers scored the other Montreal TD on a 25-yard pass from Mr. Wade at 2:23 of the 4th quarter. Mr. Rodgers caught 4 passes for 107 yards and returned 5 punts and a kickoff for 139 yards. Mr. Konihowski led all receivers with 127 yards on 6 receptions. Edmonton defensive tackle Ron Estay took over punting chores for the first time in his three years as an Eskimo, punting for a 40.7-yard average. It was the first CFL game for Edmonton defensive back Mike Fink, and the last for Edmonton defensive lineman Willie Postler, who dislocated his elbow.

30 years ago
1985


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): The Power of Love--Huey Lewis and the News

#1 single in Japan (Oricon Singles Chart): Namida no Jasmine Love--Sonoko Kawai (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Live is Life--Opus (8th week at #1)

Scandal
Canadian Fisheries Minister John Fraser resigned over a delay in ordering the recall of cans of tainted tuna.

Hockey
NHL
Guy Lafleur was dismissed from a public relations post with the Montreal Canadiens, less than a year after retiring fro the team as a player.

25 years ago
1990


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Blaze of Glory--Jon Bon Jovi (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: Verdammt - ich lieb' dich--Matthias Reim (12th week at #1)

Austria's Top 10 (Ö3)
1 Verdammt - ich lieb' dich--Matthias Reim (11th week at #1)
2 Naked in the Rain--Black Pearl
3 Ooops Up--Snap!
4 It Must Have Been Love--Roxette
5 Samurai--Erste Allgemeine Verunsicherung
6 U Can't Touch This--MC Hammer
7 Tom's Diner--DNA featuring Suzanne Vega
8 Kingston Town--UB40
9 What's a Woman?--Vaya con Dios
10 Close to You--Maxi Priest

Singles entering the chart were Praying for Time by George Michael (#24); and Heidi! by Der Schreckliche Sven featuring M.C. Alm Öhi (#29).

Diplomacy
Iraq threatened to destroy Middle East oil fields and attack Israel if other nations tried to force it from Kuwait.

Politics and government
Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney appointed five new Senators: James Kelleher, Trevor Eyton, Claude Castonguay, John Lynch-Staunton, Mabel DeWare.

Football
CFL
Saskatchewan (6-6) 7 @ Winnipeg (8-4) 36

Tom Burgess threw 3 touchdown passes--2 to Rick House and the other to Robert Mimbs--as the Blue Bombers avenged a 55-11 loss to the Roughriders 20 days earlier. Winnipeg defensive back Ken Hailey recovered a fumbled punt in the Saskatchewan end zone in the 1st quarter, and Warren Hudson rushed 1 yard for another Winnipeg touchdown in the 3rd quarter. Milson Jones scored the Roughriders’ touchdown on a 1-yard rush with 3:44 remaining in the game. Mr. Mimbs led all rushers with 15 carries for 90 yards. 32,177 were in attendance at Winnipeg Stadium.



20 years ago
1995


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): Kiss from a Rose--Seal (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (VRT): Scatman's World--Scatman John (6th week at #1)

#1 single in Wallonia (Ultratop 40): Scatman's World--Scatman John (5th week at #1)

#1 single in France (SNEP): XXL--Mylène Farmer

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Het busje komt zo--Höllenboer

#1 single in the U.K. (BMRB): Boombastic--Shaggy

U.S.A. Top 10 (Billboard)
1 Gangsta's Paradise--Coolio featuring L.V. (3rd week at #1)
2 You are Not Alone--Michael Jackson
3 Kiss from a Rose--Seal
4 Waterfalls--TLC
5 Runaway--Janet Jackson
6 I Can Love You Like That--All-4-One
7 Boombastic/In the Summertime--Shaggy/Shaggy (featuring Rayvon)
8 I Got 5 on It--Luniz
9 Only Wanna Be with You--Hootie & the Blowfish
10 As I Lay Me Down--Sophie B. Hawkins

Singles entering the chart were Do You Sleep? by Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories (#47); Downtown Venus by P.M. Dawn (#53); I Hate U by the Artist Formerly Known as Prince (Love Symbol) (#56); Feel the Funk by Immature (#63); Real Hip Hop by Das EFX (#66); and Lie to Me/Something for the Pain by Bon Jovi (#90).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Gangsta's Paradise--Coolio featuring L.V. (2nd week at #1)
2 Runaway--Janet Jackson
3 You are Not Alone--Michael Jackson
4 Kiss from a Rose--Seal
5 Run-Around--Blues Traveler
6 Only Wanna Be with You--Hootie & the Blowfish
7 Fantasy--Mariah Carey
8 Boombastic/Summer Time--Shaggy/Shaggy (featuring Rayvon)
9 I Got 5 On It--Luniz
10 I Can Love You Like That--All-4-One

Singles entering the chart were Fantasy; Real Hip Hop by Das EFX (#62); Downtown Venus by P.M. Dawn (#64); We Must Be in Love by Pure Soul (#71); and Come with Me by Shai (#88).

Football
CFL
Shreveport (4-10) 32 @ Baltimore (11-3) 42
Saskatchewan (5-8) 23 @ Toronto (2-11) 20
Hamilton (7-6) 7 @ San Antonio (8-5) 45

Tracy Ham passed to Chris Armstrong for 2 touchdowns and to Mark Orlando for another, while rushing for another TD of his own as the Stallions beat the Pirates before 27,321 fans at Memorial Stadium. Baltimore led 39-3 after 3 quarters before Shreveport mounted a furious comeback, scoring 29 points in the 4th quarter, with Travis Cozart rushing for 2 touchdowns, Martin Patton rushing for another, and Will Covington catching a 15-yard pass for another TD.

Warren Jones passed to Elbert Turner for a 23-yard touchdown and rushed 1 yard for the winning TD as the Roughriders edged the Argonauts before 14,655 fans at SkyDome. Mike Clemons rushed for one Toronto touchdown and Kent Austin passed to Duane Forde for the other.

David Archer threw touchdown passes of 85 yards to Kitrick Taylor and 17 yards to Myron Wise as the Texans routed the Tiger-Cats before 14,614 fans at the Alamodome. Maurice Miller returned a fumble 38 yards for a San Antonio touchdown, and linebacker Tommie Smith returned an interception 32 yards for another Texan TD. The only Hamilton touchdown came on a 14-yard pass from Steve Taylor to Manny Hazard late in the 3rd quarter.

CIAU
Saskatchewan 11 @ Alberta 9

The Huskies were leading the Golden Bears 11-3 at Varsity Stadium in Edmonton when Jay Hamilton scored a touchdown for Alberta late in the 4th quarter, but a 2-point convert attempt was unsuccessful.

10 years ago
2005


Football
CFL
Toronto (7-5) 13 @ Saskatchewan (7-6) 24