Sunday, 25 October 2020

October 25, 2020

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Sylvia Smith and Grace Padaca!

620 years ago

Died on this date
Geoffrey Chaucer, 57 (?)
. English author and poet. Sometimes called the father of English literature, Mr. Chaucer is best known as the author of The Canterbury Tales.

260 years ago

Died on this date
George II, 77
. King of Great Britain and Ireland; Duke of Brunswick-Luneberg (Hanover); Archtreasurer and Prince-elector of the Holy Roman Empire, 1727-1760. A native of Hanover, King George II was the second British king from the House of Hanover and the last British monarch to have been born outside the British Isles. His reign was notable for the final conquest of Canada over the French; the defeat of the last Jacobite rebellion under Bonnie Prince Charlie in the Battle of Culloden in 1746, the last pitched battle fought on British soil; the foundation of the Indian Empire; and British intervention in the War of Austrian Succession. It was in this campaign, at Dettingen in 1743, that George II became the last British king to lead troops into battle. King George’s son and heir-apparent Frederick, Prince of Wales, died in 1751, resulting in the throne passing to King George’s grandson, who became King George III.

220 years ago

Born on this date
Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay
. U.K. historian and politician. Lord Macaulay was best known for the five-volume The History of England from the Accession of James the Second (1848-1861), which promulgated the Whig view of history as a story of progress from superstition and oppression toward greater liberty and enlightenment. He served on the Supreme Council of India (1834-1838), and issued his Minute on Indian Education (1835), urging Western education on India. Lord Macaulay's other offices included Secretary at War (1839-1841) and Paymaster General (1846-1848). He died of a heart attack on December 28, 1859 at the age of 59.

140 years ago

Born on this date
Bohumír Šmeral
. Czech politician. Mr. Šmeral was a member of the Czech Social Democratic Party before visiting Soviet Russia in 1920 and meeting V.I. Lenin. In May 1921, Mr. Šmeral and Antonín Zápotocký co-founded the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia (KSČ). After the Munich Agreement resulted in the Sudetenland being ceded to Germany, Mr. Šmeral fled to Moscow, where he died on May 8, 1941 at the age of 60.

The first submarine telegraph cable was laid to Anticosti Island, Québec.

130 years ago

Born on this date
Floyd Bennett
. U.S. aviator. Mr. Bennett was Richard Byrd’s pilot when Admiral Byrd attempted to reach the North Pole in 1926; Mr. Bennett received the Medal of Honor. Mr. Byrd was a leading candidate for the Orteig Prize in 1927, to be awarded for the first non-stop flight from the United States to France. He again chose Mr. Bennett as his pilot. Unfortunately, Mr. Bennett was seriously injured during a practice takeoff. While he was recuperating, and his plane was being repaired, Charles Lindbergh won the Orteig Prize for his flight in the Spirit of St. Louis. On April 23, 1928, Mr. Bennett and Bernt Balchen flew a Ford monoplane from Detroit to Greenly Island, near Newfoundland, to take supplies to the crew of the German Junker Bremen, which had become stranded there on an attempt at a transatlantic flight from Dublin to New York. Mr. Bennett took ill during the flight and was flown back to Quebec City, where, on April 25, 1928 at the age of 37, he died in hospital of pneumonia which he had contracted as a result of his injuries in that 1927 crash. Charles Lindbergh made an emergency flight to Quebec with medicine in a desperate attempt to save Mr. Bennett’s life, but Colonel Lindbergh arrived too late. Admiral Byrd was devastated by the loss, and blamed himself for Mr. Bennett’s death. He named the plane that he used on his South Pole flight in 1929 the Floyd Bennett. New York City’s first municipal airport was named Floyd Bennett Field.

Second Round
Stratford 1 @ Hamilton 39
University of Toronto 5 @ Queen's College 29

World Series
Louisville Colonels 2 @ Brooklyn Bridegrooms 7 (Brooklyn led best-six-of-ten series 3-1-1)

The Bridegrooms scored 2 runs in each of the 1st, 4th, and 7th innings as they defeated the Colonels 7-2 before 1,000 fans at Washington Park. Tom Lovett pitched a 5-hitter to get the victory over Ed Daily. Brooklyn had just 7 hits, but the Colonels hurt their cause by making 6 errors, while the Bridegrooms fielded flawlessly.

125 years ago

Died on this date
Charles Hallé, 76
. German-born U.K. musician and conductor. Mr. Hallé, born Karl Halle, was a concert pianist who was a child prodigy, and moved to England after the revolutions of 1848. In 1858 he founded the Hallé Orchestra in Manchester, which continues today.

120 years ago

Born on this date
Johan Greter
. Dutch equestrian. Mr. Greter, with his horse Ernica, finished sixth in the individual jumping competition and a silver medal in the team jumping competition at the 1936 Summer Olympic Games in Berlin. Mr. Greter fought in World War II and was taken prisoner by the Germans in 1942. He escaped by jumping off the train and fled to England, serving with the Royal Air Force and earning the Dutch Bronze Cross in 1944 and 1947. Mr. Greter died on January 29, 1975 at the age of 74.

William Stevenson. U.S. runner, academic, and diplomat. Mr. Stevenson ran the second leg for the American team that won the gold medal in the men's 4 × 400 metres relay event at the 1924 Summer Olympic Games in Paris. He became a lawyer and was President of Oberlin College (1946-1960) before serving as U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines (1962-1964). Mr. Stevenson died on April 2, 1985 at the age of 84.

The United Kingdom annexed the Transvaal.

At the Montreal Cotton Company's spinning mill in Valleyfield, Quebec, a riot broke out between striking workers and soldiers called in by Valleyfield Mayor Langevin. The soldiers opened fire and used their bayonets to discourage the 250 strikers, who were demanding a pay increase of 25% to $1.25 per day. Despite the arrest warrants from Mayor Langevin, the president of the police committee gave the order not to execute them; there was therefore only one worker arrested, François Bougie.

110 years ago

Born on this date
William Higinbotham
. U.S. physicist and video game designer. Mr. Higinbotham was a member of the team that developed the first atomic bomb, but spent his later years as a leader in the nonproliferation movement. In 1958 he created Tennis for Two, which was one of the first video games, and the first computer game to be created purely as an entertainment product rather than for academic research or commercial technology promotion. Mr. Higinbotham died on November 10, 1994, 16 days after his 84th birthday.

Johnny Mauro. U.S. auto racing driver. Mr. Mauro participated in 8 races in the AAA/USAC Champ Car Series from 1947-1955, with a best finish of second in the Pikes Peal Hillclimb in 1951. He drove in the 1948 Indianapolis 500, starting 27th and finishing 8th. Mr. Mauro founded the United States Truck Driving School (USTDS). He was killed in a car accidnet on January 23, 2003 at the age of 92.

Died on this date
Willie Anderson, 31
. U.K.-born U.S. golfer. Mr. Anderson, a native of Scotland, moved to the United States in 1896, and played in his first U.S. Open the following year, finishing second. He won nine professional tournaments, including the U.S. Open in 1901 and 1903-1905, becoming its first four-time winner and the only man (so far) to win the tournament in three straight years. Mr. Anderson also won the Western Open four times, and achieved victories with both the old gutta-percha ball and the new rubber-cored ball. He made much of his money playing exhibitions, including one the day before he died. Mr. Anderson's death has been atrributed to various causes, but the official cause of death was epilepsy.

The Carillon and Grenville Railway in Ontario, the last last remaining broad gauge (5'6") line in North America, was abandoned, 56 years to the day of its opening.

100 years ago

The Story of Doctor Dolittle, Being the History of His Peculiar Life at Home and Astonishing Adventures in Foreign Parts, the first in a series of children's novels by Hugh Lofting, was published in New York by the Frederick A. Stokes Company.

Born on this date
Megan Taylor
. U.K. figure skater. Miss Taylor was the British women's champion and finished 7th at the 1932 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid at the age of 11. She was second to Sonja Henie of Norway in the World Championships in 1934, 1936, and 1937, and won the women's singles competition at the World Championships in 1938 and 1939. Miss Taylor toured with the Ice Capades after retiring from amateur competition, and died on July 23, 1993 at the age of 72.

Died on this date
Terence MacSwiney, 41
. Irish playwright and politician. Mr. MacSwiney was a Roman Catholic who wrote plays for the Cork Dramatic Society before becoming an Irish independence activist. He was imprisoned by the British government (1916-1917), and as a candidate for Sinn Féin, was elected to the Dáil Éireann in the riding of Mid Cork in 1918. While holding that seat, Mr. MacSwiney was elected Lord Mayor of Cork in March 1920. On August 12, 1920, he was arrested in Cork for possession of “seditious articles and documents," and also possession of a cipher key. Four days later he was summarily convicted by a military court and sentenced to two years' imprisonment at Brixton Prison in England. Mr. MacSwiney promptly began a hunger strike in protest against his trial by a military court and internment, but resisted attempts at persuasion, and attempts at force-feeding him were unsuccessful. He died five days after going into a coma. Mr. MacSwiney's acts and death inspired independence activists in other countries.

Alexander, 27. King of Greece, 1917-1920. Alexander, the second son of King Constantine I, was installed as a puppet king after King Constantine and Alexander's elder brother Crown Prince George were forced into exile by the Triple Entente powers and the followers of Prime Minister Eleftherios Venizelos. King Alexander supported Greece's war against the Central Powers in World War I, but his marriage to a commoner caused a scandal. He died of sepsis on October 25, 1920 at the age of 27, several weeks after being bitten by a monkey. Constantine I was then returned to the throne.

Referenda in Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia resulted in large votes for the prohibition of the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages.

90 years ago

Hamilton (2-0-1) 5 @ Montreal (2-1-1) 5
Ottawa (0-4) 2 @ Toronto (2-1) 20

Edmonton (1-3) 11 @ Calgary (4-1) 24

Gus Runge and Benny McKeever scored touchdowns for the Eskimos in their loss to the Tigers at Hillhurst Park. Clarence Campbell, playing his final game as an Eskimo, added a single. This was also the final game for Deacon White as coach of the Eskimos; he had begun coaching the team in 1907 and had led the team to western titles in 1921 and 1922, stepping down after the 1924 season. Mr. White had come out of retirement to coach the Eskimos in 1930.

Canadian university
Toronto (3-0) 6 Queen's (2-1) 1
Western Ontario (1-2) 5 McGill (0-3) 1
British Columbia (1-1) 3 @ Saskatchewan (1-0) 18

Clarence Cosh returned a fumble 30 yards for a touchdown and Harry Dempster added 3 field goals and 2 singles for U of S as they beat UBC in Saskatoon to clinch the Hardy Cup as champions of western Canada.

Chicago Cardinals (3-2-1) 34 @ Frankford (2-8) 7

80 years ago

On the radio

Died on this date
Thomas Waddell, 86
. U.K.-born Australian politician. Mr. Waddell, a native of Ireland, represented various ridings in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly from 1887-1917, except for a three-month period in 1891. He became N.S.W. Colonial Treasurer in 1901, and became Premier of New South Wales in June 1904 upon the resignation of John See. Mr. Waddell's Progressive Party government was defeated in the state election 2½ months later. Three years later, Mr. Waddell joined the Liberal Reform Party government of Premier Joseph Carruthers as Colonial Secretary in 1907, and shortly thereafter resumed the office of Colonial Treasurer. He later served as a member of the N.S.W. Legislative Council (1917-1934).

German forces advanced in northern Norway as German bombers severed Allied supply lines. The United Kingdom requested U.S. permission to place orders with American factories for 12,000 additional planes.

U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt warned French Prime Minister Marshal Henri Petain that if the French fleet were allowed to fall into German hands, the United States would regard it as a "flagrant and deliberate breach of faith."

Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. was named the first Negro general in the United States Army.

The government of New Zealand banned the Jehovah's Witnesses on the grounds that the sect was conducting subversive propaganda.

Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. was named the first Negro general in the United States Army.

Politics and government
Charging that U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt would create a dictatorship if elected to a third term in November, United Mine Workers of America President John L. Lewis announced his support for Republican Party presidential candidate Wendell Willkie.

75 years ago

Died on this date
Robert Ley, 55
. German politician. Dr. Ley joined the Nazi Party in the mid-1920s, and served as head of the German Labour Front from 1933-1945. Three days after being indicted for war crimes, he committed suicide in his prison cell in Nuremberg by strangling himself with a self-made noose.

ABC joined CBS and NBC in announcing the discontinuation of FM music as of October 29, 1945 because of demands for double crews by American Federation of Musicians President James Petrillo.

Politics and government
The Republic of China took over administration of Taiwan following Japan's surrender to the Allies.

Allied headquarters ordered Japan to sever all diplomatic relations, recall all diplomatic representatives stationed overseas, and turn over all its diplomatic materials throughout the world to the Allied powers.

Paraguay, Ecuador and Cuba extended recognition to the new government of Venezuela, which had taken power in an army coup six days earlier.

U.S. President Harry Truman and U.K. Prime Minister Clement Attlee were reportedly in agreement on the issue of Palestine.

Former Republican Party U.S. presidential candidate Alf Landon criticized the Truman administration's foreign policy for being vindictive, and suggested that Germany be made self-sufficient.

U.S. President Truman unveiled a new presidential flag and exhibited a new seal of the President of the United States.

60 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Norway (VG-lista): Everybody's Somebody's Fool--Connie Francis (7th week at #1)

On television tonight
Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond, hosted by John Newland, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Moment of Hate, starring Joanne Linville, John Kellogg, and Linda Lawson

Alfred Hitchcock Presents, on NBC
Tonight's episode: The Five-Forty-Eight, starring Phyllis Thaxter and Zachary Scott

Thriller, hosted by Boris Karloff, on NBC
Tonight's episode: The Purple Room, starring Rip Torn, Patricia Barry, and Richard Anderson

A conference on unemployment was held in Ottawa; it led to the creation of the National Productivity Council on December 20, 1960.

A gas explosion in a Metropolitan store in downtown Windsor, Ontario killed 11 people and injured more than 80.

50 years ago

Highly-placed sources in Saigon said that American Special Forces units had been leading secret operations inside Laos and had suffered casualties that had not been made public. The informants also said that American helicopters were being used in Laos in operations from bases in South Vietnam.

Politics and government
As Canadian troops filled the streets of Montreal in reaction to Front de Liberation du Quebec kidnappings, Jean Drapeau was elected to a fifth term as Mayor, receiving more than 91% of the vote. His Parti civique won all 46 contested city council seats in a crushing defeat of the new Front d’Action Politique, which Mr. Drapeau had accused of having a direct link with the FLQ.

U.S. President Richard Nixon met separately in New York with the leaders of several nations, including Taiwan; Cambodia; Cyprus; Panama; Pakistan; and Ethiopia. The leaders were there for the observance of the 25th anniversary of the United Nations.

At least 25 people died near Medellin, Colombia when avalanches swept away stretches of a mountain road.

Toronto (7-6) 7 @ Hamilton (8-5) 27
British Columbia (6-9) 0 @ Calgary (8-7) 29

Former Argonaut quarterback Wally Gabler completed 14 of 23 passes for 175 yards and touchdowns to Tommy-Joe Coffey and Dave Fleming to lead the Tiger-Cats to victory before a Civic Stadium crowd of 29,755. Garney Henley returned an interception 72 yards in the final seconds of the game to set a CFL career record with 749 yards on interception returns, breaking the mark of 707 held by Dick Thornton, who was in the Argonauts’ defensive backfield for this game. Mr. Henley also made a brief appearance on offense, and made a short rush for a touchdown. Mr. Coffey added 3 converts and 2 field goals. Toronto’s only points came when Don Jonas, who had relieved starting quarterback Tom Wilkinson in the 2nd quarter, rushed for a touchdown late in the 3rd quarter and converted. The Hamilton defense limited the Argonauts to 11 first downs for the game.

Hugh McKinnis rushed for 130 yards and touchdowns of 3, 3, and 17 yards, and Larry Lawrence added a touchdown pass to Herm Harrison as the Stampeders clinched a playoff spot and eliminated the Lions from playoff contention before a large crowd at McMahon Stadium. Larry Robinson added 4 converts and a single on the last of his 4 unsuccessful field goal attempts. The Calgary defense made 6 interceptions off B.C. quarterbacks Paul Brothers and Vidal Carlin; Howard Starks made 3 of the interceptions, with the others coming from Gig Perez, Terry Wilson, and Frank Andruski. B.C. fullback Jim Evenson, Mr. McKinnis’s leading rival for the Western Football Conference rushing title, was held to 44 yards, leaving him 108 behind Mr. McKinnis with 1 game remaining for each team. The game marked the most recent game in which the Lions have been shut out.

Cleveland (4-2) 28 @ Miami (4-2) 0
Buffalo (2-4) 10 @ New York Jets (1-5) 6
Boston (1-5) 3 @ Baltimore (5-1) 27
Cincinnati (1-5) 0 @ Washington (3-3) 20
New Orleans (1-4-1) 14 @ Atlanta (3-3) 32
Detroit (5-1) 16 @ Chicago (2-4) 10
Philadelphia (0-6) 17 Green Bay (4-2) 30 @ Milwaukee
New York Giants (3-3) 35 @ St. Louis (4-2) 17
Dallas (4-2) 27 @ Kansas City (3-3) 16
Pittsburgh (2-4) 14 @ Oakland (3-2-1) 31
Denver (4-2) 14 @ San Francisco (4-1-1) 19
Houston (2-3-1) 31 @ San Diego (1-3-2) 31

40 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Italy (Hit Parade Italia): Amico--Renato Zero (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): One Day I'll Fly Away--Randy Crawford (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland: Don't Stand So Close to Me--The Police (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Don't Stand So Close to Me--The Police (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (BMRB): Woman in Love--Barbra Streisand

Netherlands Top 10 (De Nederlandse Top 40)
1 Woman in Love--Barbra Streisand (2nd week at #1)
2 Master Blaster - Jammin'--Stevie Wonder
3 One Day I'll Fly Away--Randy Crawford
4 Don't Stand So Close to Me--The Police
5 Some Broken Hearts Never Mend--Telly Savalas
6 Give Me Back My Love--Maywood
7 Upside Down--Diana Ross
8 Give Me the Night--George Benson
9 What You're Proposing--Status Quo
10 Oops Up Side Your Head--The Gap Band

Singles entering the chart were Never Knew Love Like This Before by Stephanie Mills (#19); The Dreammachine by Dolly Dots (#31); Bonnie Kom Je Buiten Spelen by Bonnie St. Claire (#32); Don't Come Stoned and Don't Tell Trude! by Max 'n Specs (#34); Don't Leave Tonight by Connie Vandenbos in duet with Janis Ian (#38); My Turn to Love You by Eddy Grant (#39); and Lies (Through the 80's) by Manfred Mann's Earth Band (#40).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Billboard)
1 Woman in Love--Barbra Streisand
2 Another One Bites the Dust--Queen
3 He's So Shy--Pointer Sisters
4 Upside Down--Diana Ross
5 Real Love--The Doobie Brothers
6 Lady--Kenny Rogers
7 The Wanderer--Donna Summer
8 All Out of Love--Air Supply
9 I'm Alright (Theme from "Caddyshack")--Kenny Loggins
10 Never Knew Love Like This Before--Stephanie Mills

Singles entering the chart were One-Trick Pony by Paul Simon (#78); Suddenly by Olivia Newton-John and Cliff Richard (#79); De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da by the Police (#80); Sherry by Robert John (#82); Every Woman in the World by Air Supply (#84); It's My Turn by Diana Ross (#86); Celebration by Kool & The Gang (#87); and When We Get Married by Larry Graham (#88). One-Trick Pony was the title song of the movie. It's My Turn was the title song of the movie.

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Another One Bites the Dust--Queen (4th week at #1)
2 Woman in Love--Barbra Streisand
3 Upside Down--Diana Ross
4 I'm Alright (Theme from "Caddyshack")--Kenny Loggins
5 He's So Shy--Pointer Sisters
6 Drivin' My Life Away--Eddie Rabbitt
7 Real Love--The Doobie Brothers
8 The Wanderer--Donna Summer
9 Lady--Kenny Rogers
10 Xanadu--Olivia Newton-John/Electric Light Orchestra

Singles entering the chart were One-Trick Pony by Paul Simon (#75); Every Woman in the World by Air Supply (#79); De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da by the Police (#81); It's My Turn by Diana Ross (#84); Sherry by Robert John (#85); Let's Be Lovers Again by Eddie Money (with Valerie Carter) (#87); Brite Eyes by the Robbin Thompson Band (#88); and Let's Do Something Cheap and Superficial by Burt Reynolds (#89).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Record World)
1 Another One Bites the Dust--Queen (4th week at #1)
2 Woman in Love--Barbra Streisand
3 Upside Down--Diana Ross
4 Xanadu--Olivia Newton-John/Electric Light Orchestra
5 He's So Shy--Pointer Sisters
6 The Wanderer--Donna Summer
7 Jesse--Carly Simon
8 Lady--Kenny Rogers
9 Real Love--The Doobie Brothers
10 All Out of Love--Air Supply

Singles entering the chart were It's My Turn by Diana Ross (#76); De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da by the Police (#83); Let's Be Lovers Again by Eddie Money (with Valerie Carter) (#84); Celebration by Kool & The Gang (#85); Every Woman in the World by Air Supply (#86); Love T.K.O. by Teddy Pendergrass (#88); Suddenly by Olivia Newton-John and Cliff Richard (#89); and I Need Your Lovin' by Teena Marie (#98).

Canada's Top 10 (RPM)
1 Another One Bites the Dust--Queen
2 All Out of Love--Air Supply
3 Sailing--Christopher Cross
4 Don't Ask Me Why--Billy Joel
5 Boulevard--Jackson Browne
6 Magic--Olivia Newton-John
7 Games Without Frontiers--Peter Gabriel
8 Emotional Rescue--The Rolling Stones
9 Upside Down--Diana Ross
10 You'll Accomp'ny Me--Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band

Singles entering the chart were Lady by Kenny Rogers (#83); Turn it On Again by Genesis (#84); That Girl Could Sing by Jackson Browne (#85); Sometimes a Fantasy by Billy Joel (#89); Turning Japanese by the Vapors (#93); Chinatown Calculation by Doug and the Slugs (#94); Someone by Major Hoople's Boarding House (#97); and Let Me Talk by Earth, Wind & Fire (#100).

Died on this date
Virgil Fox, 68
. U.S. musician. Mr. Fox was a church organist in Baltimore and later at Riverside Church in New York City (1946-1965). He made recordings in the 1950s and '60s, and achieved success in the 1970s for his "Heavy Organ" concerts of music by J.S. Bach.

Víctor Galíndez, 31. Argentine boxer. Mr. Galíndez posted a record of 34-9-4 in a professional career from 1969-1980, and was World Boxing Association world light heavyweight champion (1974-1978, April-November 1979), with 10 successful title defenses. Detached retinas forced his retirement from boxing in the summer of 1980, and he decided to pursue a career as a stock car driver. In his first Turismo Carretera race, Mr. Galíndez was in the pits for repairs when his car was struck by another car that was out of control, and he was killed instantly, eight days before his 32nd birthday.

Hamilton (7-7-1) 26 @ Ottawa (7-9) 27

Gerry Organ’s 52-yard field goal with 10 seconds remaining in the game gave the Rough Riders the win before 21,088 fans on a rainy Saturday afternoon at Lansdowne Park. The winning kick was set up when Hamilton quarterback Dave Marler fumbled on the Ottawa 45-yard line and the ball was recovered by Ottawa’s Mike Raines. Condredge Holloway started at quarterback for the Rough Riders and completed touchdown passes of 18 yards to Mike Murphy and 21 yards to Steve Coury, both converted by Mr. Organ, to give the home team a 14-0 lead. Television replays showed that Mr. Coury had actually juggled and dropped the ball, but it was ruled a completion, and it turned out to be his only CFL touchdown. Bernie Ruoff kicked a field goal and single for the Tiger-Cats in the 2nd quarter, but was ejected for allegedly pushing an official, and Marco Cyncar assumed the kicking and punting duties. Mr. Organ added a field goal and Hamilton replied with a safety touch. Dave Marler threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Rocky DiPietro with 1 second remaining in the first half, and connected with Leif Pettersen for a 24-yard touchdown at 8:33 of the 3rd quarter. Just 58 seconds after Mr. Pettersen’s touchdown, Craig Labbett recovered a blocked punt in the Ottawa end zone for Hamilton’s third and last touchdown. Mr. Cyncar was good on his first 2 convert attempts, but he missed the last one, which proved costly. Ottawa backup quarterback Jordan Case threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to Tony Gabriel at 3:42 of the 4th quarter. Mr. Organ punted 71 yards for a single less than 3 minutes later to reduce Hamilton’s lead to 26-24. Obie Graves of the Tiger-Cats led the ground attack with 20 carries for 133 yards, while Richard Crump led the Rough Riders with 10 carries for 40 yards. Mr. Pettersen led all receivers with 9 receptions for 120 yards; Mr. Murphy led the Rough Riders with 6 receptions for 70 yards. Mr. Marler completed 17 of 29 passes for 246 yards, while Mr. Holloway and Mr. Case combined to complete 12 of 22 for 167 yards.

Nippon Series
Kintetsu Buffaloes 6 @ Hiroshima Toyo Carp 4 (Kintetsu led best-of-seven series 1-0)

30 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): I Useta Lover--The Saw Doctors (6th week at #1)

This blogger won $100 on Rob Christie's morning show on CHED for phoning in with a Tom Jones impression (to the tune of It's Not Unusual).

U.S. Defense Secretary Dick Cheney announced that the number of American troops in the Persian Gulf would be increased by up to 100,000, which could bring the total to 340,000 and give the U.S. forces an offensive capability.

An aide to Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir declared that the United States, in supporting United Nations resolutions condemning Israel’s refusal to cooperate with a UN investigation of shootings on October 8 by Israeli police of Palestinian demonstrators on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, was playing into the hands of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

Canadian Employment and Immigration Minister Barbara McDougall announced a five-year federal plan to increase immigration to 250,000 people per year. Preference would be given to those with desired skills, to be determined in consultation with the provinces. The plan would encourage immigrants to settle areas other than Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver. Critics charged--correctly--that the rise in immigration would put added financial pressures on provincial governments to provide educational and social services benefits.

Evander Holyfield (25-0) knocked out Buster Douglas (30-5-1) at 3:10 of the 3rd round at Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas to win the world heavyweight title as recognized by the WBA, WBC, and IBF. Mr. Douglas had won the title on February 11 with a shocking 10-round knockout of Mike Tyson in Tokyo.

25 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Denmark (Nielsen Music Control & IFPI): Tør du la' vær'?--Timm & Gordon (3rd week at #1)

Died on this date
Bobby Riggs, 77
. U.S. tennis player. Mr. Riggs was the world's number one-ranked player in 1939 as an amateur, and in 1946 and 1947 as a professional. He came out of retirement in 1973, alleging that he could beat the best current female players. After an easy win over Margaret Court, Mr. Riggs was defeated by Billie Jean King in three straight sets in a $100,000 winner-take-all match that was more of a television event than a sports event. It has been alleged that Mr. Riggs threw the match in order to pay debts owed to organized crime. Mr. Riggs was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1967.

Viveca Lindfors, 74. Swedish actress. Miss Lindfors appeared in various plays, movies, and television programs, and won an Emmy Award in 1990 for her guest performance in Life Goes On.

A commuter train slammed into a school bus in Fox River Grove, Illinois, killing seven students.

World Series
Atlanta Braves 5 @ Cleveland Indians 2 (Atlanta led best-of-seven series 3-1)

The Braves scored 3 runs in the top of the 7th inning--the last 2 coming on a single by David Justice with 2 out--to break a 1-1 tie as they defeated the Indians before 43,578 fans at Jacobs Field.

Nippon Series
Orix BlueWave 2 @ Yakult Swallows 1 (12 innings) (Yakult led best-of-seven series 3-1)

Hirofumi Ogawa hit a home run in the 9th inning to tie the score and Doug Jennings homered in the top of the 12th to break a 1-1 tie as the BlueWave averted the sweep by the Swallows before 32,911 fans at Meiji Jingu Stadium in Shinjuku in Tokyo.

20 years ago

World events
General Robert Guei, who had taken power as military dictator of Ivory Coast 10 months earlier, vanished after soldiers and security forces turned against him. Laurent Gbagbo, who had been leading Gen. Guei in the October 22 presidential election when Gen. Guei had ordered a stop to the counting of votes, declared himself President and was sworn in, while his supporters fought with supporters of another rival, former Prime Minister Alassane Ouattara, whose party had been barred from the ballot. The Democratic Party, which had governed the country for many years after independence, had also been barred from the ballot, and leaders of these two parties demanded new elections.

AT&T announced that it would not go forward with its plan to offer a range of services covering long distance, wireless, cable television, and Internet services. Instead, it would break itself up into four separate companies. The division of the company was subject to the approval of stockholders.

World Series
New York Yankees 3 @ New York Mets 2 (Yankees led best-of-seven series 3-1)

In a game in which all the scoring came in the first 3 innings, the Yankees edged the Mets before 55,290 fans at Shea Stadium. Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter hit Bobby J. Jones’s first pitch of the game for a home run, and the Yankees scored single runs in the 2nd and 3rd innings. Mike Piazza hit a 2-run home run off Yankee starter Denny Neagle in the bottom of the 3rd inning to reduce the Yankees’ lead to 3-2. David Cone relieved Mr. Neagle in the 5th inning, and he in turn was relieved by Jeff Nelson, Mike Stanton, and Mariano Rivera. Since Mr. Neagle left in the 5th inning with the lead but was 1 out short of pitching enough innings to qualify for the win, the win went to the reliever to be judged by the official scorer to be the most effective, and that was Mr. Nelson. Mr. Jones pitched 5 innings and was charged with the loss.

10 years ago

Omar Khadr, Guantanamo Bay's youngest and only remaining western inmate, withdraws his not guilty plea and enters a guilty plea to war-crimes charges in the death of a U.S. special forces soldier in Afghanistan in 2002; under the plea agreement he can apply for a transfer to Canada after the first year of his his eight-year sentence; returned to Canada on September 29 to serve out the remainder of his sentence; 2015 granted bail pending his appeal of the convictions in the U.S.

Fahim Ahmad, ringleader of the so-called Toronto 18 terrorist group, was sentenced to 16 years in prison; with credit for time served he was eligible for parole in 3½ years. Of the 18 people charged, 7 had their charges dropped or stayed, 4 were found guilty, and 7 pled guilty.

Politics and government
City Councillor Rob Ford was elected Mayor of Toronto, receiving 47.1% of the vote and defeating, among others, former Ontario Deputy Premier George Smitherman and City Councillor Joe Pantalone. In Mississauga, Ontario, 89-year-old Mayor Hazel McCallion was re-elected for her 12th consecutive term, receiving 76.4% of the vote.

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