Friday, 12 October 2018

October 12, 2018

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Nancy Fullerton!

1,380 years ago

Died on this date
Honorius I
. Roman Catholic Pope, 625-638. Honorius I succeeded Boniface V. He sided with the monothelitists in saying that Jesus Christ had one energy and one will rather than both human and divine energies and wills, resulting in his anathematization 40 years after his death. Honorius I was succeeded on the papal throne by Severinus.

270 years ago

British and Spanish naval forces began the Battle of Havana during the War of Jenkins' Ear.

220 years ago

Peasants in Southern Netherlands launched the rebellion against French rule known as the Peasants' War.

180 years ago

Born on this date
George Thorn, Jr.
Australian politician. Mr. Thorn had a career in state politics in Queensland spanning more than 35 years, and was Premier of Queensland from June 1876-March 1877. He died of heart failure on January 15, 1905 at the age of 66.

150 years ago

Born on this date
Mariano Trías
. 1st Vice President of the Philippines, 1897. Mr. Trías was Vice President of the revolutionary government from March-December 1897 and held several other positions before serving as Governor of Cavite (July-August 1898, 1901-1905). He died of appendicitis on February 22, 1914 at the age of 45.

August Horch. German automobile executive. Mr. Horch built his first automobile in 1901, and founded Audi Automobilwerke GmbH in 1910. He died on February 3, 1951 at the age of 82.

110 years ago

World Series
Detroit Tigers 8 @ Chicago Cubs 3 (Chicago led best-of-seven series 2-1)

The Tigers scored 5 runs in the 6th inning and 2 in the 8th as they came back from a 3-1 deficit to defeat the Cubs before 14,543 fans at West Side Park. Ty Cobb led the Detroit attack, batting 4 for 5 with a double, a run, 2 runs batted in, and 2 stolen bases.

100 years ago

Died on this date
Harry Glenn, 28
. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Glenn was a catcher with the St. Louis Cardinals (1915), batting .313 with no home runs and 1 run batted in in 6 games. He spent at least 9 years in the minor leagues, and was with the St. Paul Saints of the American Association from 1914-1918. He was training with the U.S. Army when he took ill and died of pneumonia.

Tom Burr, 24. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Burr played 1 game with the New York Yankees as an outfielder on April 21, 1914, with no plate appearances or fielding chances. He became an aviator with the U.S. Army during World War I, and was killed in a collision with a fellow pilot, 19 days before his 25th birthday.

A forest fire killed 453 people in Cloquet, Minnesota.

McGill University @ Ottawa (postponed)

The first game of the 2-game Canadian Patriotic Football League regular season was postponed because of the flu epidemic and was rescheduled to October 26.

90 years ago

Died on this date
Augusta Stetson, 86
. U.S. religious figure. Mrs. Stetson, a disciple and co-worker of Christian Science founder Mary Baker Eddy, died of heart trouble in Rochester, New York, with a physician in attendance. Mrs. Stetson had proclaimed that she would never die, but she was mistaken.

Fred Comer, 35. U.S. auto racing driver. Mr. Comer participated in the AAA National Championship series from 1923-1928, winning a race in Atlantic City in 1926. He drove in the Indianapolis 500 four times from 1924-1928, with a best finish of fourth in 1926. Mr. Comer was killed in a crash when his car blew a tire during a race at Rockingham Park in Salem, New Hampshire. 6 of the 14 drivers were injured during the race.

Politics and government
Hipolito Irigoyen was inaugurated as President of Argentina.

An iron lung respirator was used for the first time, at Children's Hospital in Boston.

75 years ago

The governments of the United Kingdom and Portugal announced the implementation of a 570-year-old treaty between the countries to give the United Nations the use of bases in Portugal's Azores for the duration of World War II.

U.S. Interior Secretary Harold Ickes announced that all government-operated coal mines had been returned to private owners.

70 years ago

Died on this date
Susan Sutherland Isaacs, 63
. U.K. psychologist. Dr. Isaacs was an educational psychologist and psychoanalyst who studied the educational and social development of children, and emphasized the importance of play in order for children to develop their independence. She died after a long battle with cancer.

Egypt and Iraq recognized the Palestinian Arab government in Gaza.

Politics and government
A U.S. federal court of appeals in Washington upheld the contempt of Congress conviction of Communist Party USA Secretary Eugene Dennis.

The Burmese Parliament passed a land nationalization bill placing all arable land in Burma under government ownership for redistribution to farmers.

U.S. Army General (retired) Dwight D. Eisenhower was installed as President of Columbia University.

The New York Yankees introduced Casey Stengel as their manager, replacing the fired Bucky Harris. Mr. Stengel had managed the Brooklyn Dodgers (1934-1936) and Boston Bees/Braves (1938-1943) without much success, but had led the Milwaukee Brewers to the American Association pennant in 1944 and the Oakland Oaks to the Pacific Coast League pennant in 1948.

60 years ago

On television tonight
Alfred Hitchcock Presents, on CBS
Tonight's episode: Don't Interrupt, starring Chill Wills and Cloris Leachman

Physicist Louis Dunn said that preliminary data from Pioneer 1 indicated that the bandof radiation around the Earth was most intense at an altitude of about 5,000 miles.

World events
Former Colombian President Gustavo Rojas Pinilla, ousted by a military junta in 1957, returned to Colombia from exile in the Canary Islands.

Pakistan's new martial law regime arrested severl prominent politicians and civil servants on charges of corruption and anti-state activity.

A military court in Jerusalem convicted eight Israeli border policemen of "deliberately and without justification" killing 43 Arab Israeli civilians near the border village of Kafr Kassim in 1956.

In a bombing which U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation agents said exactly parallelled recent synagogue dynamitings in Miami, Jacksonville, and Birmingham, a Reform Jewish temple in Atlanta was badly damaged before dawn.

Nippon Series
Nishitetsu Lions 3 @ Yomiuri Giants 7 (Yomiuri led best-of-seven series 2-0)

The Giants scored all their runs in the 1st inning and coasted to victory before 35,953 fans at Korakuen Stadium in Tokyo.

50 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Hey Jude/Revolution--The Beatles (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in France: Those were the Days--Mary Hopkin (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Simon Says--1910 Fruitgum Company (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Hey Jude--The Beatles (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Those were the Days--Mary Hopkin

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Those were the Days--Mary Hopkin

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Hey Jude--The Beatles (3rd week at #1)

Netherlands Top 10 (De Nederlandse Top 40)
1 Hey Jude--The Beatles (5th week at #1)
2 Those were the Days--Mary Hopkin
--Sandie Shaw
3 I Say a Little Prayer--Aretha Franklin
4 Rain and Tears--Aphrodite's Child
5 On the Road Again--Canned Heat
6 Don't You Cry for a Girl--The Shoes
7 Only One Woman--Marbles
8 People Got to Be Free--The Rascals
9 I've Gotta Get a Message to You--The Bee Gees
10 Soul Limbo--Booker T. and the M.G.'s

Singles entering the chart were My Little Lady by the Tremeloes (#28); Les Bicyclettes de Belsize by Engelbert Humperdinck (#33); Sour Milk Sea by Jackie Lomax (#34); Hold Me Tight by Johnny Nash (#37); The Weight by The Band (#39); and La Bambola by Patty Pravo (#40).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Hey Jude--The Beatles (4th week at #1)
2 Harper Valley P.T.A.--Jeannie C. Riley
3 Fire--The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
4 I've Gotta Get a Message to You--The Bee Gees
5 Midnight Confessions--The Grass Roots
6 My Special Angel--The Vogues
7 Girl Watcher--The O'Kaysions
8 Hush--Deep Purple
9 On the Road Again--Canned Heat
10 Little Green Apples--O.C. Smith

Singles entering the chart were Magic Carpet Ride by Steppenwolf (#60); Take Me for a Little While by the Vanilla Fudge (#61); Hi-Heel Sneakers by Jose Feliciano (#64); Porpoise Song by the Monkees (#68); You Need Me, Baby by Joe Tex (#72); Pickin' Wild Mountain Berries by Peggy Scott and Jo Jo Benson (#83); Baroque-A-Nova by Mason Williams (#86); Les Bicyclettes de Belsize by Engelbert Humperdinck (#87); You Put it on Me by B.B. King (#95); and Nitty Gritty by Ricardo Ray (#99).

Calgary's Top 10 (Glenn's Music)
1 Revolution--The Beatles (4th week at #1)
2 Over You--Gary Puckett and the Union Gap
3 Harper Valley P.T.A.--Jeannie C. Riley
4 Milk Train--The Everly Brothers
5 I've Gotta Get a Message to You--The Bee Gees
6 The Snake--Al Wilson
7 San Francisco Girls (Return of the Native)--Fever Tree
8 All Along the Watchtower--The Jimi Hendrix Experience
9 Happy Feeling--The Happy Feeling
10 1,2,3, Red Light--1910 Fruitgum Company
Pick hit of the week: Shoot 'em Up, Baby--Andy Kim

Equatorial Guinea gained her independence from Spain, with Francisco Macías Nguema as President.

Politics and government
The coup that had deposed Panamanian President Arnulfo Arias the previous day officially took over the government, with Colonel Jose Panilla as President and Colonel Bolivar Urrutia as Vice President. Mr. Arias took refuge in the U.S.-controlled Canal Zone.

René Lévesque was elected President of the new Parti Québécois at the founding convention in Quebec City.

Robert Cliche was elected leader of the Quebec New Democratic Party.

The Summer Olympic Games opened in Mexico City.

British Columbia (2-9-1) 29 @ Toronto (7-4) 43

Wally Gabler passed for 4 touchdowns and rushed for another to lead the Argonauts over the Lions before 22,373 fans at CNE Stadium. Bill Symons rushed 53 yards for the other Toronto TD. B.C. kicker Ted Gerela kicked 4 field goals to bring his season total to 23, breaking the league record formerly shared by Peter Kempf and Larry Robinson. It was the first CFL game for B.C. offensive tackle Peter Travis, and the first in a B.C. uniform for tight end E.A. Sims, who had joined the team after being released by the Edmonton Eskimos a week earlier.

Manitoba (2-1) 29 Calgary (1-2) 1
Alberta (3-0) 32 @ Saskatchewan (0-3) 8

Hart Cantelon, Gil Mather, Ludwig Daubner, and Val Schneider scored touchdowns for the Golden Bears as they beat the Huskies at Griffiths Stadium in Saskatoon. Neil Garvie scored the Saskatchewan touchdown early in the 3rd quarter, and a 2-point convert reduced the Alberta lead to 15-8. Alberta quarterback Terry Lampert completed 10 of 13 passes for 221 yards, with half his completions going to John McManus.

Nippon Series
Hankyu Braves 5 @ Yomiuri Giants 4 (Hankyu led best-of-seven series 1-0)

40 years ago

On television tonight
Family, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Changes

Died on this date
Nancy Spungen, 20
. U.S. crime victim. Miss Spungen was a stripper, prostitute, and drug dealer who became the girlfriend of Sid Vicious of the punk-rock group the Sex Pistols. They moved into the Hotel Chelsea in New York City together, and had a violent, drug-laden relationship that ended when she was stabbed to death. Mr. Vicious was arrested on suspicion of murder, but he committed suicide four months later, before he could be brought to trial. Conspiracy theories persist regarding Miss Spungen's murder.

30 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Hand in Hand--Koreana (2nd week at #1)

Died on this date
Steven Tynan, 22
; Damian Eyre, 20. Australian police officers. Constables Tynan and Eyre were gunned down in an ambush while examining a vehicle which had been reported abandoned. Four men were charged with the murders of the policemen, but were acquitted, while two other suspects were shot and killed by police in other incidents before they could be tried. The murders of the constables was though to be payback by criminal gangs for an unusually high number of criminal suspects being shot by police.

U.S.S.R. President Mikhail Gorbachev said that the nation's farmers should be freed from the state-run system of collective agriculture and that agriculture should follow the path of privately-leased farms. Such experiments were already being conducted.

National League Championship Series
New York 0 @ Los Angeles 6 (Los Angeles won best-of-seven series 4-3)

Orel Hershiser pitched a 5-hit shutout and the Dodgers scored a run in the 1st inning and 5 in the second as they won the National League pennant before 55,693 fans at Dodger Stadium.

20 years ago

Died on this date
Leon Ames, 91
. U.S. actor. Mr. Ames, born Harry Waycoff, had a career spanning more than 50 years, and was known for playing father figures in movies such as Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) and Little Women (1949). He played the district attorney in The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946).

American League Championship Series
Toronto 6 @ Chicago 3 (Toronto won best-of-seven series 4-2)

Devon White hit a solo home run and Paul Molitor hit a 2-run triple as the Blue Jays scored 3 runs in the top of the 9th inning to expand their lead, and held on to defeat the White Sox before 45,527 fans at Comiskey Park, winning their second straight American League pennant.

20 years ago

Died on this date
Matthew Shepard, 21
. U.S. crime victim. Mr. Shepard was a sodomite and a student at University of Wyoming who died five days after being beaten, robbed and left tied to a wooden fence post by Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson outside of Laramie, Wyoming. It was said that Mr. Shepard's homosexuality played a role in his murder, and the incident has been used by perversion advocates to press for hate crimes legislation. However, it has been alleged that Messrs. Shepard and McKinney were occasional sex partners, and that the murder was a drug-related robbery that became violent.

Toronto (9-6) 40 @ Montreal (9-5-1) 13
Edmonton (8-7) 40 @ Winnipeg (2-13) 20

Kerwin Bell completed 33 of 47 passes for 445 yards and 4 touchdowns as he led the Argonauts over the Alouettes before 16,268 fans at Molson Stadium

David Archer passed for 248 yards and a touchdown and Troy Mills rushed for 105 yards and a touchdown as the Eskimos opened a 33-0 lead in coasting to victory over the Blue Bombers before 19,448 fans at Winnipeg Stadium. It was the Blue Bombers' first game under interim head coach Gary Hoffman, replacing the fired Jeff Reinebold.

National League Championship Series
Atlanta 7 @ San Diego 6 (San Diego led best-of-seven series 3--2)

Michael Tucker's 3-run home run was the biggest hit in a 5-run 8th inning as the Braves came back from a 4-2 deficit before 58,988 fans at Qualcomm Stadium to avert elimination for the second straight game. Greg Myers came to bat as a pinch hitter for the Padres in the bottom of the 9th and hit a 2-run homer, but Greg Maddux came on to retire the side for his only major league save.

10 years ago

A bomb damaged an Encana sour gas pipeline to the east of Dawson Creek, British Columbia.

National League Championship Series
Philadelphia 2 @ Los Angeles 7 (Philadelphia led best-of-seven series 2-1)

Blake DeWitt's bases-loaded triple was the key hit of a 5-run 1st inning as the Dodgers took an early lead and coasted to victory before 56,800 fans at Dodger Stadium.

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