Thursday, 6 September 2018

September 6, 2018

390 years ago

Puritans settled Salem, which became part of Massachusetts Bay Colony.

150 years ago

Born on this date
Heinrich Häberlin
. President of the Swiss National Council, 1918-1919; President of the Swiss Federal Council, 1926, 1931. Mr. Häberlin joined the Swiss Council of States in 1904 and was a member of the Grand Council of the Canton of Thurgau from 1905-1920. He was elected to the Federal Council in 1920 and was in charge of the Justice and Police Department until his resignation in 1934. Mr. Häberlin was largely responsible for the unification of Switzerland's criminal law. He died on February 26, 1947 at the age of 78.

130 years ago

Born on this date
Joseph P. Kennedy
. U.S. diplomat and political figure. Mr. Kennedy was a stock and commodity investor who also owned parts of several movie studios and distilleries, and served as United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom from 1938-1940, was the father of Joe, Jr., who was being groomed to run for President of the United States until his death in a 1944 plane crash. It was left to surviving sons Jack, Bobby, and Teddy to carry on their father's political ambitions. Joe, Sr. outlived all of his sons except Teddy, the Senator from Chappaquiddick. Joe Kennedy, Sr. died on November 18, 1969 at the age of 81.

120 years ago

The Ottawa & New York Railway Bridge (south channel crossing) over the St. Lawrence River collapsed at Cornwall, Ontario, killing 15 people.

100 years ago

World Series
Boston Red Sox 1 @ Chicago Cubs 3 (Best-of-seven series tied 1-1)

Lefty Tyler pitched a 6-hitter and singled in the last 2 runs of a 3-run 2nd inning to lead the Cubs over the Red Sox before 20,040 fans at Comiskey Park.

90 years ago

Died on this date
Salvatore Santo Marco
. U.S. crime victim. Mr. Santo Marco, a resident of Coney Island, New York, was found bound and strangled under a pile of stones in a yard near his home, the day after he'd been kidnapped.

80 years ago

Died on this date
John Stuart Hindmarsh, 30
. U.K. race car driver and aviator. Mr. Hindmarsh, with Luis Fontés, won the 24 Hours at Le Mans auto race in 1935. He was killed test flying a Hawker Hurricane I L1652 at Brooklands aerodrome in Surrey, possibly overcome by carbon monoxide poisoning.

75 years ago

Died on this date
John Cudahy, 55
. U.S. diplomat. Mr. Cudahy served as U.S. Ambassador or Envoy to Poland (1933-1937); Ireland (1937-1940); Belgium (January-July 1940); and Luxembourg (January-July 1940). He died when he was thrown from his horse while riding on his family estate near Milwaukee.

U.S.S.R. forces continued their advances on the Donets Basin iron centre. U.K. Royal Air Force planes dropped 1,500 tons of bombs on the twin cities of Mannheim and Ludwigshafen and other Rhineland targets. U.K. forces in Italy captured Palmi and pushed inland to take Delianova.

The Monterrey Institute of Technology was founded in Monterrey, Mexico as one of the largest and most influential private universities in Latin America.

U.S. war plants remained open on Labor Day as Congress of Industrial Organizations President William Green and American Federation of Labor President William Murray pledged labour to continue its war efforts "come hell or high water." The U.S. National War Labor Board approved an increase in the present 67c-$1.45 hourly wage scale at the Seattle and Renton, Washington plants of Boeing Aircraft Company to 82.5c-$1.60 in order to counteract a labour shortage by attracting some of the 14,000 workers to be released by Seattle shipyards.

The Pennsylvania Railroad's premier train derailed at Frankford Junction in Philadelphia, killing 79 people and injuring 117.

Joe Hunt defeated Jack Kramer to win the men's singles final at the U.S. amateur championships in Forest Hills, New York.

70 years ago

On the radio
The Casebook of Gregory Hood, starring Elliott Lewis, on MBS

At the movies
The Red Shoes, produced, directed, and written by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, and starring Moira Shearer, Anton Walbrook, and Marius Goring, opened in theatres in the United Kingdom.

Juliana of Orange and Nassau took her oath as Queen of the Netherlands in a ceremony in Amsterdam's 500-year-old Nieuwe Kirk. She was succeeding her mother Wilhelmina, who had abdicated for health reasons.

Politics and government
Polish Deputy Premier Wladyslaw Gomulka issued a public apology for his "errors" in opposing Cominform policy, and was permitted to return to the cabinet.

A group of eight atomic scientists, including Massachusetts Institute of Technology President Karl Compton, issued a statement denouncing U.S. House of Representatives Un-American Activities Committtee spy investigations as "an imminent threat to our national security and the entire governmental atomic research program."

Communist disorders disrupted a meeting of the Berlin City Assembly in the Soviet sector, forcing the Assembly's non-Communist majority to move to the British sector.

The U.S.A. defeated Australia 5-0 in Davis Cup matches in Forest Hills, New York. Ted Schroeder won the men's singles competition, while Bill Talbert and Gardnar Mulloy won the men's doubles final.

Toronto (2-0) 14 @ Hamilton (0-2) 7

Calgary (4-0) 14 @ Saskatchewan (1-3) 8

Ced Gyles and Jim Mitchener scored touchdowns for the Stampeders as they beat the Roughriders at Taylor Field in Regina. Johnny Bell scored the Saskatchewan touchdown.

60 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): A Pub with No Beer--Slim Dusty

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Sail Along Silvery Moon--Billy Vaughn and his Orchestra (9th week at #1)

#1 single in France (IFOP): Hello, le soleil brille--Annie Cordy (26th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Record Mirror): When--The Kalin Twins (2nd week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu (Volare)--Domenico Modugno (3rd week at #1)
--Dean Martin
2 Little Star--The Elegants
3 Bird Dog--The Everly Brothers
4 Patricia--Perez Prado and his Orchestra
5 Just a Dream--Jimmy Clanton and the Rockets
6 Everybody Loves a Lover--Doris Day
7 My True Love--Jack Scott
8 Poor Little Fool--Ricky Nelson
9 It's All in the Game--Tommy Edwards
10 Fever--Peggy Lee

Singles entering the chart were Topsy II by Cozy Cole (#57); You'll Always Be My Sweetheart by Bobby Van (#61); The Ways of a Woman in Love by Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Two (#64); Week End by the Kingsmen (#65); La-Do-Dada by Dale Hawkins (#67); and Count Every Star by the Rivieras (#71). Topsy II was the B-side of Topsy I. Week End was an instrumental; the Kingsmen were Bill Haley's Comets, without Bill Haley.

Mary Ann Mobley, representing Mississippi, was named Miss America 1959 at the annual pageant at Bordwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

U.S. warships began to escort Nationalist Chinese supply and ammunition convoys over the 100-mile route from Taiwan to Quemoy.

Politics and government
The U.S.S.R. announced that former Premier Nikolai Bulganin had been dismissed as a member of the Communist Party presidium.

More than 300 demonstrators were injured as federal police using tear gas and truncheons broke up a mass rally by leftist members of Mexico's National Educational Workers Union in Mexico City.

Economics and finance
U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower vetoed a bill providing $279 million in aid to chronically depressed areas.

Track and field
Armin Hary of West Germany ran 100 metres in a world record time of 10 seconds in Friedrichshafen.

Montreal (1-3) 1 @ Ottawa (2-2) 17

Saskatchewan (3-2) 6 @ Winnipeg (4-2) 27
Edmonton (2-3) 26 @ British Columbia (0-6) 7

Tom Dimitroff and Bobby Judd scored touchdowns for the Rough Riders as they beat the Alouettes before 17,056 fans at Lansdowne Park.

Charlie Shepard, Leo Lewis, Gordie Rowland, and Ron Latourelle scored touchdowns for the Blue Bombers as they easily beat the Roughriders before 18,376 fans at Winnipeg Stadium. Cookie Gilchrist scored the Saskatchewan touchdown in the last minute of the game. Winnipeg halfback and kicker Gerry James, leading the West in scoring, kicked the first 2 converts, but then broke his leg, and missed the rest of the season.

The Eskimos rushed for 428 yards as they beat the Lions before 26,653 fans at Empire Stadium in Vancouver. Johnny Bright rushed 17 times for 160 yards; Normie Kwong added 135 yards on 23 carries; Don Flynn rushed for touchdowns of 24 and 21 yards; and Jackie Parker rushed 8 yards for the other Edmonton touchdown.

50 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Indian Lake--The Cowsills

Vancouver's Top 10 (CKLG)
1 Harper Valley P.T.A.--Ricki Page
--Jeannie C. Riley
2 On the Road Again--Canned Heat
3 You Keep Me Hangin' On--The Vanilla Fudge
4 Down at Lulu's--Ohio Express
5 People Got to Be Free--The Rascals
6 Morning Dew--Lulu
7 The Snake--Al Wilson
8 Hush--Deep Purple
9 Tell Someone You Love Them--Dino, Desi and Billy
10 Pictures of Matchstick Men--The Status Quo

Singles entering the chart were the version of Harper Valley P.T.A. by Jeannie C. Riley; Hey Jude/Revolution by the Beatles (#15); Fire by Arthur Brown (#21); Time Has Come Today by the Chambers Brothers (#26); (The Lament of the Cherokee) Indian Reservation by Don Fardon (#28); Six Man Band by the Association (#29); and Give a Damn by Spanky and Our Gang (#30).

Edmonton's top 10 (CJCA)
1 Harper Valley P.T.A.--Jeannie C. Riley
2 Revolution/Hey Jude--The Beatles
3 Sunshine of Your Love--Cream
4 Born to Be Wild--Steppenwolf
5 Morning Dew--Lulu
6 Sealed with a Kiss--Gary Lewis and the Playboys
7 Do it Again--The Beach Boys
8 Hello, I Love You--The Doors
9 You Keep Me Hangin' On--The Vanilla Fudge
10 Sunshine Girl--Herman's Hermits

Swaziland obtained her independence from British colonial rule, becoming a constitutional monarchy under King Sobhuza II.

Jamaican Prime Minister Hugh Shearer arrived in Ottawa to start a three-day visit to Canada.

Politics and government
U.S.S.R. First Deputy Foreign Minister Vasily Kuznetsov arrived in Prague to confer with Czechoslovakian leaders for five days on the August 29 Moscow agreement ending the "Prague spring" liberalization program under Communist Party First Secretary Alexander Dubcek. Two quasi-political clubs that had been formed in the wake of the liberalized program were outlawed.

40 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Three Times a Lady--Commodores (3rd week at #1)

Bill Cosby, with the Bill Henderson Quartet as the opening act, performed two shows at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton. Ticket prices were $6.50, $7.50, and $8.50.

The U.S. House of Representatives Assassinations Committee opened hearings on the November 22, 1963 assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy.

Economics and finance
The Royal Canadian Mint’s first Gold Maple Leaf (GML) went on sale; at one ounce, the coin had a gold content of .999. At the time of the GML's release, the only bullion coin was the Krugerrand, which was not widely available because of the economic boycott of apartheid-era South Africa.

Sam Pollock resigned after 14 seasons as general manager of the Montréal Canadiens, but remained as one of the club's directors. Under Mr. Pollock's leadership, the Canadiens won nine Stanley Cup championships, including his last three seasons in the position.

30 years ago

Died on this date
Leroy Brown, 37
. U.S. wrestler. Mr. Brown, whose real name was Roland Daniels, took his wrestling name from the Jim Croce song Bad, Bad Leroy Brown. He wrestled mainly in the eastern and southern United States, winning several championships in a professional career running from 1977 until his death from a stroke and subsequent heart attack caused by severe cirrhosis of the liver.

Flood waters from major rivers in Bangladesh began to recede, but not before a reported 1,154 people had been killed and 25 million left homeless.

25 years ago

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

Toronto (1-9) 21 @ Hamilton (4-6) 23
Edmonton (6-4) 13 @ Calgary (10-0) 33

Paul Osbaldiston's third field goal of the game--a 42-yard kick with 5 seconds remaining in regulation time--gave the Tiger-Cats the win over the Argonauts before 21,762 fans at Ivor Wynne Stadium in the traditional Labour Day game. Toronto appeared to have won the game with less than a minute to play on a 2-yard touchdown rush by quarterback Reggie Slack, converted by Lance Chomyc, but the Argonauts' defense couldn't stop the Hamilton offense from moving into field goal range. Hamilton quarterback Don McPherson rushed 14 yards for a touchdown in the 1st half, while defensive back Bobby Dawson returned an interception 29 yards for a TD in the 2nd half. Mike "Pinball" Clemons returned a punt 44 yards for the first Toronto touchdown in the 3rd quarter, and Mr. Slack rushed 3 yards for his first TD of the game a little later. The win ended a 6-game losing streak for the Tiger-Cats, and ended the head coaching career of the Argonauts' Dennis Meyer; before their next game he was replaced by general manager Bob O'Billovich, who had previously served the Argonauts as head coach from 1982-1989. Mr. Meyer, who had replaced the fired Adam Rita after 10 games in 1992, left with a record of 4-14.

Doug Flutie threw 2 touchdown passes to Will Moore and another to Dave Sapunjis as the Stampeders eventually wore down a tired Edmonton defense in beating the Eskimos before a sellout crowd of 38,205 at McMahon Stadium. The Eskimos did a good job of containing Mr. Flutie for 3 quarters while their own offense under quarterback Damon Allen sputtered, but they couldn't stop Mr. Flutie forever, and he put the game away for the Stampeders in the 4th quarter. The only Edmonton touchdown came on a 3-yard pass from backup quarterback Rickey Foggie to Gary Morris with less than 3 minutes remaining in the game. It was the final CFL game for Edmonton receiver Kasey Dunn, whose dismissal was hastened by a missed block on a play leading to a key hit on Mr. Allen by a Stampeder defender. Edmonton head coach Ron Lancaster was stomping around outside the stadium after the game like Fred Flintstone when he was mad, and all that was missing was the tuba accompaniment. It was the 13th--and so far, last--Labour Day game attended by this blogger.

20 years ago

Died on this date
Akira Kurosawa, 88
. Japanese film director. Mr. Kurosawa was one of the most influential directors in movie history, internationally famous for films such as Rashomon (1950) and Seven Samurai (1954). He was given an Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1990.

Winnipeg (0-10) 18 @ Saskatchewan (3-7) 32

10 years ago

Died on this date
Anita Page, 98
. U.S. actress. Miss Page, born Anita Pomares, was a major star in the late 1920s and early 1930s in movies such as Our Dancing Daughters (1928); The Broadway Melody (1929); and Skyscraper Souls (1932). She retired from acting in 1936, but made a brief comeback 60 years later. Miss Page was one of the last survivors of the silent film era.

British Columbia (5-5) 35 @ Hamilton (2-8) 12

Saskatchewan (2-0) 42 @ Regina (0-2) 14
Manitoba (1-1) 17 @ Calgary (1-1) 37
Alberta (1-1) 9 @ British Columbia (1-1) 27

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