Sunday, 6 September 2020

September 6, 2020

160 years ago
1860

Born on this date

Jane Addams. U.S. social reformer. Miss Addams was the co-founder of Hull House in Chicago, which provided welfare assistance for needy families, and which still provides social services today. Miss Addams won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931, four years before her death on May 28, 1935 at the age of 74.

150 years ago
1870


Abominations
Louisa Swain became the first woman in the United States to vote in a general election, casting her vote in Laramie, Wyoming.

130 years ago
1890


Born on this date
Clara Kimball Young
. U.S. actress. Mrs. Young appeared in numerous silent movies from 1909-1925, and played bit parts in several sound films from 1931-1941. She died on October 15, 1960 at the age of 70, several months after undergoing surgery for a chronic bronchial condition.

120 years ago
1900


Born on this date
W. A. C. Bennett
. Canadian politician. William Andrew Cecil Bennett, nicknamed "Wacky" because of his initials, was born in Hastings, New Brunswick, and eventually settled in Kelowna, British Columbia in 1927. He was initially a Conservative, and was first elected to the British Columbia Legislative Assembly in 1941, representing South Okanagan, as part of a Conservative-Liberal coalition. Mr. Bennett resigned his seat in an unsuccessful attempt to win a federal by-election, but regained his provincial seat in 1949, which he held until his retirement in 1973. Mr. Bennett failed to win the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party of B.C. in 1951, and left to sit as an independent before joining the Social Credit Party before the end of the year. He led Social Credit to a minority government in the 1952 provincial election, beginning his 20-year run as Premier of British Columbia, the longest reign in B.C. history. Social Credit won a majority of seats in the Legislative Assembly in the 1953 provincial election, and Mr. Bennett used the majority status to preside over an era of modernization and government expansion, including provincialization of transportation and utilities. He advocated that Canada be thought of in terms of regions rather than provinces, contributing to discussion of federal-provincial issues. After 20 years in office, B.C. voters apparently got tired of Mr. Bennett and his government, and the New Democratic Party, led by Dave Barrett, defeated Social Credit in the 1972 provincial election. Mr. Bennett served as Leader of the Opposition until retiring in June 1973, and a by-election three months later resulted in his son Bill winning the seat. W.A.C. Bennett died on February 23, 1979 at the age of 78.

Julien Green. French-born U.S. author. Mr. Green, a native of Paris who grew up in the southern United States and then returned to France, wrote novels about faith, religion, and hypocrisy, but was best known for his 19-volume Diary (1919-1998). He died on August 13, 1998, 23 days before his 98th birthday.

Baseball
The Philadelphia Phillies whipped the Chicago Colts 20-5 at National League Park in Philadelphia.

110 years ago
1910


Religion
A Roman Catholic Eucharistic Congress began in Montreal.

Football
CRU
The Regina Roughriders were founded.

100 years ago
1920


Born on this date
Elvira Pagã
. Brazilian entertainer. Miss Pagã, born Elvira Cozzolino, was a burlesque singer and actress from the mid-1930s to the 1950s. She was Rio de Janeiro's first Carnival Queen in 1949, but a scandalous public and private life led to her retirement from performing. Miss Pagã wrote several books and exhibited her oil paintings, living mostly as a recluse until her death on May 8, 2003 at the age of 82.

Boxing
World heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey (55-4-9) retained his title with a knockout of Billy Miske (50-12-13-2) at 1:13 of the 3rd round at Floyd Fitzsimmons Arena in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Mr. Dempsey knocked Mr. Miske down in the 2nd round, and again in the 3rd--reportedly the first knockdowns of the challenger's career. Mr. Dempsey had offered Mr. Miske the title shot in order to help with medical and other bills, as Mr. Miske was suffering from Bright's disease. Mr. Miske died on January 1, 1924 at the age of 29.



Tennis
27- year-old Bill Tilden of Philadelphia defeated Bill Johnston of San Francisco in five sets to win his first United States men’s tennis championship.

Baseball
Duster Mails (2-0) pitched a 7-hit complete game, batting 1 for 3 with a double and a run to lead the Cleveland Indians over the St. Louis Browns 7-2 in the first game of a doubleheader before 28,000 fans at Dunn Field in Cleveland. Tris Speaker drove in 3 runs in the first game; in the 9th inning of the second game he singled home Jack Graney with the tying run and scored the winning run on a 1-out single by Larry Gardner as the Indians won 6-5 to complete the sweep. Jim Bagby (27-9), the last of three Cleveland pitchers in the second game, pitched just 2/3 inning, but was credited with the win. The Indians were 9 percentage points (.623-.614) ahead of the Chicago White Sox for first place in the American League pennant race.

Shoeless Joe Jackson batted 3 for 4 with 2 doubles, a run, 2 runs batted in, and a stolen base to help the Chicago White Sox defeat the Detroit Tigers 6-2 in the first game of a doubleheader at Comiskey Park in Chicago. Red Faber (19-11) pitched an 11-hit complete game, winning over Howard Ehmke (13-16). Mr. Jackson batted 2 for 3 with a base on balls, home run, and 3 runs batted in to help the White Sox win the second game 5-4 in 10 innings to complete the sweep. Shovel Hodge (1-0) made his major league debut on the mound for Chicago in the second game, allowing just 2 hits and no earned runs, walking 7 batters and striking out 2, making 7 assists and participating in a double play, and batting 0 for 4. The White Sox were 12 points ahead of the third-place New York Yankees (.611).

Hank Thormahlen (7-4) and Bob Shawkey (16-11) were the respective winning pitchers as the Yankees swept the Philadelphia Athletics 4-1 and 5-0 in a doubleheader at the Polo Grounds in New York.

90 years ago
1930


World events
Argentine President Hipólito Yrigoyen was deposed in a military coup by José Félix Uriburu.

Baseball
Hack Wilson hit his 47th home run of the season as the Chicago Cubs outslugged the Pittsburgh Pirates 19-14 before 12,000 fans at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh. Andy Bednar, the fourth and last Pittsburgh pitcher, allowed 2 hits and 3 runs--all earned--in 2/3 inning, walking 1 batter and striking out none in his first major league game.

The Brooklyn Robins whipped the Philadelphia Phillies 22-8 before 8,000 fans at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn. Dolf Luque (13-7) allowed 14 hits and 8 earned runs in a complete game victory, batting 2 for 4 with 2 runs and a run batted in.

80 years ago
1940


On the radio



At the movies
Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum, starring Sidney Toler and Victor Sen Yung, opened in theatres.



Europeana
King Carol II of Romania abdicated and was succeeded by his 18-year-old son Michael I.

Politics and government
Before his abdication, King Carol II appointed Iron Guard leader General Ion Antonescu as Prime Minister, with dictatorial powers.

French Prime Minister Marshal Philippe Pétain reorganized the cabinet, giving General Maxime Weygand authority to suppress all separatist movements in France's African colonies.

Economics and finance
The U.S. National Defense Advisory Commission urged the government to ban the export of all scrap steel.

Labour
1,200 Panamanians and West Indian labourers in the Canal Zone struck over pay and food issues.

75 years ago
1945


Died on this date
John McCain, Sr., 61
. U.S. military officer. Admiral McCain served in the United States Navy from 1906 until his death. He was a pioneer of aircraft carrier operations and commanded all land-based air operations in support of the Guadalcanal campaign in 1942, and in 1944–1945 led the Fast Carrier Task Force, in the Pacific Ocean theater of World War II. Adm. McCain died from the stress of combat operations just four days after attending the Japanese surrender ceremony. His son John Jr. also became a U.S. Navy admiral, and grandson John McCain III and grandsons John McCain IV and Jimmy McCain also served in the Navy. John McCain III became a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War and has represented Arizona in the United States Senate since 1983, in addition to being the Republican Party U.S. presidential candidate in 2008.

War
In a ceremony on a British aircraft carrier, Japanese Southwest Pacific commander General Hitoshi Inamura surrendered 85,000 men on New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and lesser islands bypassed by the Allied island-hopping campaign. The latest U.S. Army and navy figures placed overall U.S. World War II casualties at 1,070,452.

Diplomacy
The U.S. State Department removed all passport and visa restrictions for tourist travel to Bermuda.

Politics and government
U.S. Attorney General Tom Clark said that the President's wartime powers did not end with the battlefield victories, and that he had the authority to redistribute functions among government agencies. Mr. Clark ordered former German-American Bund leader Fritz Kuhn deported to Germany.

Scandal
Fred Rose, who had represented the riding of Montreal-Cartier in the Canadian House of Commons since 1943, was arrested for communicating official secrets to the U.S.S.R. He had been elected under the "Labour-Progressive" label, but was in fact a Communist.

Terrorism
U.S. military authorities broke up a German underground resistance ring which had plotted to blow up Allied installations in Thuringia, and arrested a ringleader and 40 would-be saboteurs.

Oil
The Ethiopian government granted the Sinclair Oil Company of the United States a 50-year concession for the development of oil resources in Ethiopia.

Economics and finance
Berlin newspapers reported that Soviet authorities in Saxony had broken up large German estates and sold them to poor farmers. The British Control Commission arrested 40 German industrialists in the Ruhr in a move to de-Nazify German industry. U.S. President Harry Truman sent a 21-point reconversion plan to Congress that included $25 weekly unemployment compensation, an increase in minimum wages, and a call for full employment legislation.

Disasters
James Caley and Edward Versteeg, workers with Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus at the time of the fire that killed 167 people in Hartford, Connecticut on July 6, 1944, were released from prison.

70 years ago
1950


Literature
Lift Up Your Heart by Monsignor Fulton J. Sheen was published in New York by McGraw-Hill.

War
U.S.-supplied equipment for 12 Vietnamese Army battalions arrived in Saigon.

Defense
U.S. President Harry Truman made an unprecedented apology to the Marine Corps for the "unfortunate choice of language" in his recent letter to Representative Gordon McDonough (Republican--California), refusing to give the Marine Corps representation on the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The letter stated that "the Marine Corps is the Navy's police force and as long as I am President that is what it will remain." A U.S. Senate Armed Services Prepearedness subcommittee sharply criticized the Defense Department and other government agencies for selling "surplus" military equipment since the outbreak of the Korean War and taking inadequate steps to build up a strategic rubber stockpile.

Economics and finance
50 U.S. Jewish business and community leaders, meeting in Jerusalem with Israeli officials, promised that American Jews would provide $1 billion worth of private financing for a three-year development and immigration program in Israel.

French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman said that France now favoured raising the 11.1-million-ton annual limit on West German steel production, permitting Ruhr industry to make a greater contribution to Western European rearmament.

U.S. President Truman signed the $35-billion omnibus appropriations bill, but reserved freedom of action regarding the $62.5-million loan to Spain.

Baseball
Don Newcombe (17-8) pitched a 3-hitter for the Brooklyn Dodgers as they shut out the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0 in the first game of a doubleheader before 32,279 fans at Shibe Park in Philadelphia. The Dodges scored the winning run in the 1st inning when Pee Wee Reese walked with 1 out and eventually scored from third base when Jackie Robinson grounded into a force play. With 2 out and the bases loaded in the top of the 9th inning of the second game, Gil Hodges singled home Mr. Reese and Tommy Brown, while Mr. Robinson scored on an error by catcher Andy Seminick, as the Dodgers won 3-2 to complete the sweep, extending the Phillies’ losing streak to 5 games, and moving to within 5½ games of the National League-leading Phillies. Mr. Newcombe allowed 8 hits and 2 earned runs in 7 innings in the second game, with Dan Bankhead (7-4) pitching 2 hitless and scoreless innings to get the win. Philadelphia starter Curt Simmons allowed just 2 hits and 2 earned runs in 8.1 innings before being relieved by Jim Konstanty (13-5).

The St. Louis Cardinals scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th inning to tie the score 4-4, and Stan Musial hit a solo home run with 2 out in the 10th to give the Cardinals a 5-4 win in the first game of a doubleheader before 6,075 fans at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis. The Cardinals scored 5 runs in the bottom of the 8th to erase a 3-2 deficit and win the second game 7-3.

60 years ago
1960


Hit parade
#1 single in Norway (VG-lista): Please Don't Tease--Cliff Richard and the Shadows (3rd week at #1)

Olympics
In a duel against his UCLA teammate C.K. Yang of Taiwan, Rafer Johnson of the United States won the gold medal in the decathlon by 58 points at the Rome Olympics. Mr. Johnson lost 7 of the 10 events, but his superiority in the shot put, discus and javelin, and his ability to stay close in the final 1,500-metre run, made the difference.





Baseball
Ted Williams, in his final game at Yankee Stadium, hit his 26th home run of the season to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 7-1 win over the New York Yankees, before 17,230 fans. Winning pitcher Billy Muffett (5-2) lost his bid for a shutout with 2 out in the 9th inning when Mickey Mantle hit a home run.

Frank Funk drew a base on balls with 1 out in the 10th inning and Ken Aspromonte followed with a home run to break an 8-8 tie as the Cleveland Indians beat the Detroit Tigers 10-8 before 9,257 fans at Briggs Stadium in Detroit. Mr. Funk (2-0) allowed 1 hit in 4 scoreless innings of relief.

Hank Bauer singled home Danny Kravitz and Ken Hamlin with the bases loaded and 1 out in the bottom of the 9th inning to give the Kansas City Athletics a 3-2 win over the Chicago White Sox before 9,330 fans at Municipal Stadium in Kansas City.

70 years ago
1970


Terrorism
Four New York-bound airliners were hijacked over western Europe by members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).

Diplomacy
Israel’s cabinet voted to shun the United Nations Middle East peace talks until the United States could secure removal of all missiles put into the Egyptian cease-fire zone.

Auto racing
Formula One
Clay Regazzoni of Switzerland, driving a Ferrari, won the Italian Grand Prix at Monza. Jackie Stewart of Scotland finished second in a March-Ford, and Jean-Pierre Beltoise of France was third. The event had been marred by the death of series points leader Jochen Rindt of Austria in a crash during a practice the previous day.



USAC
Jim McElreath led for just 5 laps, but won the inaugural California 500 at Ontario Motor Speedway in Ontario, California, with Art Pollard finishing second and Dick Simon third in the 33-car field. Al Unser led 166 of the first 186 of the 200 laps before dropping out with a transmission problem. Only 9 cars finished the race.





Baseball
Tony Conigliaro was hit by a pitch with 1 out in the bottom of the 11th inning and scored on a bases-loaded wild pitch by Pete Richert to give the Boston Red Sox a 9-8 win over the Baltimore Orioles before 24,580 fans at Fenway Park in Boston. Bob Montgomery made his major league debut with the Red Sox, striking out as a pinch hitter in the 4th inning and remaining in the game at catcher, batting 1 for 4 and making 3 putouts.

Blue Moon Odom (8-5) pitched a 2-hitter and hit a home run for the Oakland Athletics as they beat the Kansas City Royals 7-1 before 8,245 fans at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Reggie Jackson and Gene Tenace also homered for Oakland after Billy Sorrell homered in the 2nd inning to give Kansas City an early 1-0 lead.

Bobby Bonds hit a home run with 1 out in the 3rd inning for the game's only run as the San Francisco Giants edged the Atlanta Braves 1-0 before 11,418 fans at Atlanta Stadium. Gaylord Perry (19-13) pitched a 4-hitter to outduel Ron Reed (6-8).

Bob Robertson led off the bottom of the 10th inning with a home run to give the Pittsburgh Pirates a 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies before 19,049 fans at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh. Luke Walker (11-6) pitched an 8-hit complete game victory.

40 years ago
1980


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy (Hit Parade Italia): Luna--Gianni Togni (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): The Winner Takes it All--ABBA (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Ashes to Ashes--David Bowie (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (BMRB): Start!--The Jam

Netherlands Top 10 (De Nederlandse Top 40)
1 The Winner Takes it All--ABBA (3rd week at #1)
2 Upside Down--Diana Ross
3 D.I.S.C.O.--Ottawan
4 Peter Gunn--ELP: Emerson, Lake & Palmer
5 Rockin' the Trolls--BZN
6 More than I Can Say--Leo Sayer
7 Hela-Di-Ladi-Lo--Dolly Dots
8 Xanadu--Olivia Newton-John/Electric Light Orchestra
9 Late in the Evening--Paul Simon
10 Head Up to the Sky--Spargo

Singles entering the chart were One Day I'll Fly Away by Randy Crawford (#24); Another One Bites the Dust by Queen (#25); Put a Little Love on Me by Delegation (#30); and Give Me a Break by the Ritchie Family (#32).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Billboard)
1 Upside Down--Diana Ross
2 Sailing--Christopher Cross
3 Emotional Rescue--The Rolling Stones
4 All Out of Love--Air Supply
5 Fame--Irene Cara
6 Magic--Olivia Newton-John
7 Give Me the Night--George Benson
8 Take Your Time (Do it Right) Part 1--The S.O.S. Band
9 Late in the Evening--Paul Simon
10 Lookin' for Love--Johnny Lee

Singles entering the chart were Real Love by the Doobie Brothers (#40); Woman in Love by Barbra Streisand (#49); On the Road Again by Willie Nelson (#78); Touch and Go by the Cars (#80); Could I Have this Dance by Anne Murray (#81); Turn it On Again by Genesis (#84); I'm Coming Out by Diana Ross (#88); You Shook Me All Night Long by AC/DC (#89); and The Breaks (Part 1) by Kurtis Blow (#98).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Sailing--Christopher Cross (2nd week at #1)
2 Upside Down--Diana Ross
3 Emotional Rescue--The Rolling Stones
4 Take Your Time (Do it Right) Part 1--S.O.S. Band
5 All Out of Love--Air Supply
6 Magic--Olivia Newton-John
7 Fame--Irene Cara
8 It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me--Billy Joel
9 Give Me the Night--George Benson
10 Lookin' for Love--Johnny Lee

Singles entering the chart were Real Love by the Doobie Brothers (#31); Woman in Love by Barbra Streisand (#34); On the Road Again by Willie Nelson (#71); Could I Have this Dance by Anne Murray (#85); You Can Call Me Blue by Michael Johnson (#87); Leaving L.A. by Deliverance (#88); Touch and Go by the Cars (#89); Live Every Minute by Ali Thomson (#90); and I've Just Begun to Love You by Dynasty (#97).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Record World)
1 All Out of Love--Air Supply
2 Upside Down--Diana Ross
3 Fame--Irene Cara
4 Sailing--Christopher Cross
5 Take Your Time (Do it Right) Part 1--The S.O.S. Band
6 Magic--Olivia Newton-John
7 Emotional Rescue--The Rolling Stones
8 Give Me the Night--George Benson
9 Into the Night--Benny Mardones
10 Lookin' for Love--Johnny Lee

Singles entering the chart were Real Love by the Doobie Brothers (#27); Woman in Love by Barbra Streisand (#29); On the Road Again by Willie Nelson (#79); I'm Coming Out by Diana Ross (#80); Could I Have this Dance by Anne Murray (#83); Live Every Minute by Ali Thomson (#86); You Shook Me All Night Long by AC/DC (#87); Touch and Go by the Cars (#88); Thunder and Lightning by Chicago (#95); and Running Back by Eddie Money (#99).

Canada's Top 10 (RPM)
1 Emotional Rescue--The Rolling Stones (3rd week at #1)
2 Magic--Olivia Newton-John
3 Cocaine/Tulsa Time--Eric Clapton and his Band
4 Misunderstanding--Genesis
5 Let My Love Open the Door--Pete Townshend
6 It's Still Rock and Roll to Me--Billy Joel
7 Tired of Toein' the Line--Rocky Burnette
8 Echo Beach--Martha & the Muffins
9 Sailing--Christopher Cross
10 The Rose--Bette Midler

Singles entering the chart were Xanadu by Olivia Newton-John/Electric Light Orchestra (#82); Crazy Fool by One Horse Blue (#95); Let's Shake by Teenage Head (#98); and Switchin' to Glide by the Kings (#100).

Football
CFL
Montreal (4-5) 35 @ Toronto (3-6) 24

Gerry Dattilio threw 2 touchdown passes to Keith Baker and 1 to David Green to lead the Alouettes. Mr. Green, in his best game of the season, rushed 19 times for 109 yards and an additional touchdown. Toronto quarterback Tony Adams completed 27 of 45 passes for 378 yards, but gave up 3 interceptions, 2 of which led to Montreal touchdowns. Terry Metcalf and former Dallas Cowboy Doug Dennison scored touchdowns for the Argonauts on short rushing plays before an Exhibition Stadium crowd of 37,214.

CIAU
Saskatchewan (0-1) 13 @ Alberta (2-0) 26

Forrest Kennerd passed 32 yards to Mike Wolfram for a touchdown, while Frank Cunningham (1 yard) and Sean Kehoe (58 yards) rushed for touchdowns for the Golden Bears in their win over the Huskies at Varsity Stadium in Edmonton. Terry Lehne intercepted a Jaimie Crawford pass and returned it 50 yards for the only Saskatchewan TD in the 4th quarter.

30 years ago
1990


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): The Joker--The Steve Miller Band

Died on this date
Tom Fogerty, 48
. U.S. musician. Mr. Fogerty was the older brother of John Fogerty, and the two were members of the rock group Creedence Clearwater Revival, who had a string of hit singles from 1968-1972. Tom Fogerty, a rhythm guitarist, left the group in 1971 as a result of sibling rivalry, and embarked on a solo career, with limited success. Tom Fogerty died of AIDS that he had contracted from blood transfusions during back surgery.

Politics and government
The New Democratic Party, led by Bob Rae, won the Ontario provincial election, taking 74 of 130 seats despite winning just 37.6% of the popular vote. The Liberals, under Premier David Peterson, were reduced to 36 seats, and Mr. Peterson was defeated in his London riding. The Progressive Conservatives, led by Mike Harris, captured 20 seats. Mr. Peterson, who had called the unnecessary election just 3 years into his term, accepted responsibility for the defeat and announced his resignation as Liberal leader. The election was considered one of the greatest upsets in Canadian political history, but it came as no surprise to this blogger. I spent several weeks in Ontario that summer, and it was obvious to me that the NDP was running a more effective campaign, and that the Liberals were in trouble.

Football
CFL
Toronto (5-5) 49 @ British Columbia (2-7-1) 19

Matt Dunigan threw touchdown passes to Andrew Murray, Darrell K. Smith, and Paul Masotti, and rushed for 2 touchdowns himself, to lead the Argos. Former Lion Rickey Foggie relieved Mr. Dunigan in the 4th quarter and completed a touchdown pass to Jeff Boyd. Doug Flutie started at quarterback for the Lions, but was relieved by Joe Paopao, who produced the team’s only touchdown, a 1-yard rush by Lorenzo Graham in the 2nd quarter. Lui Passaglia converted and added 4 field goals. 36,330 fans at B.C. Place Stadium witnessed the final game for Lary Kuharich as head coach of the Lions--he was fired the next day.

25 years ago
1995


Hit parade
#1 single in Denmark (Nielsen Music Control & IFPI): Dub-I-Dub--Me & My (7th week at #1)

Baseball
Baltimore Orioles' shortstop Cal Ripken, Jr. played in his 2,131st consecutive game, breaking Lou Gehrig's record, as the Orioles defeated the California Angels 4-2 before 46,272 fans at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Orioles scored all their runs on home runs, with Rafael Palmeiro hitting 2 homers, and Bobby Bonilla and Mr. Ripken hitting consecutive homers to begin the 4th inning. Tim Salmon homered for the Angels.



Kevin Elster's sacrifice fly in the 8th inning scored Jim Eisenreich with the game's only run as the Philadelphia Phillies edged the Los Angeles Dodgers 1-0 before 29,835 fans at Dodger Stadium. Mike Grace pitched 7 innings to win the pitchers' duel over Ismael Valdez, who pitched 8 innings in a game in which each team made just 3 hits.

20 years ago
2000


Died on this date
Abdul Haris Nasution, 81
. Indonesian military officer and politician. General of the Army Nasution was chief of staff of the Army (1949-1952, 1955-1962); Minister of Defence and Security (1959-1966); and Speaker of the People's Consultative Assembly (1966-1972). He was dismissed from the military by President Suharto in 1971 and the two were political opponents until reconciling their differences in the 1990s. Gen. Nasution died after suffering a stroke.

Diplomacy
The Millennium Summit, attended by leaders from more than 150 countries, began at the United Nations in New York City. Cuban dictator Fidel Castro shook hands with U.S. President Bill Clinton, his first handshake with an American president since coming to power in 1959. Mr. Clinton had separate meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.

Law
A U.S. federal judge ordered MP3.com to pay as much as $250 million to Universal Music Group for violating the record company’s copyrights by making thousands of compact discs available for listening over the Internet. The judge said that he was fining MP3.com $25,000 per CD as a warning to Internet companies.

Scandal
Masatoshi Ono, chief executive officer of Bridgestone Corporation of Japan, testified before United States Senate and House of Representatives committees and apologized for the deaths in accidents involving failures of automobile tires manufactured by his company.

Baseball
The Chicago White Sox scored 7 runs in the 1st inning and 3 more in the 2nd in coasting to a 13-1 win over the Texas Rangers before 15,622 fans at Comiskey Park in Chicago. Scott Sheldon of the Rangers, who didn’t enter the game until the 4th inning, became the third player in major league history (after Bert Campaneris in 1965 and Cesar Tovar in 1968) to play all 9 positions in a single game.

Kevin Stocker drew a base on balls to lead off the 3rd inning , advanced to third base on a double by Scott Spiezio, and scored the game's only run on a ground out by Mo Vaughn as the Anaheim Angels edged the Detroit Tigers 1-0 before 20,937 fans at Comerica Park in Detroit. Scott Schoeneweis (7-7) allowed 2 hits in 8 innings to outduel Steve Sparks (6-3), who allowed 7 hits in 8 innings.

Carlos Febles doubled home Luis Ordaz and scored on a single by Johnny Damon as the Kansas City Royals scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 9th inning to defeat the New York Yankees 3-2 before 15,637 fans at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.

Benito Santiago's grand slam with 1 out climaxed a 6-run 8th inning for the Cincinnati Reds as they erased an 8-5 deficit and defeated the New York Mets 11-8 before 24,681 fans at Cinergy Field in Cincinnati.

10 years ago
2010


Died on this date
Clive Donner, 84
. U.K, movie director. Mr. Donner began his career as a film editor before directing movies and television programs. His films included The Caretaker (1963); What's New Pussycat? (1965); The Nude Bomb (1980). Mr. Donner died of Alzheimer's disease.

Football
CFL
Toronto (5-4) 13 @ Hamilton (5-4) 28



Edmonton (2-7) 5 @ Calgary (8-1) 52

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