910 years ago
Highest Galician nobility led by Pedro Frَilaz de Traba and Bishop Diego Gelmírez crowned Alfonso VII as "King of Galicia."
400 years ago
Died on this date
Roberto Bellarmino, 78. Italian clergyman. Cardinal Bellarmino, anglicized as Robert Bellarmine, joined the Jesuit order in 1560, and was a professor of theology before becoming a Cardinal Inquisitor in 1599 and Archbishop of Capua in 1602. He was one of the judges in the trial of Giordano Bruno, and concurred in the decision to order Mr. Bruno burned at the stake as a heretic. Cardinal Bellarmino notified Galileo Galilei in 1616 of a forthcoming decree of the Congregation of the Index condemning the Copernican doctrine of the mobility of the Earth and the immobility of the Sun, and ordered him to abandon it. Cardinal Bellarmino was canonized by Pope Pius XI in 1930, and was made a Doctor of the Church in 1931.
390 years ago
Swedish forces led by Gustavus Adolphus won a major victory against the Holy Roman Empire in the Battle of Breitenfeld in Saxony.
300 years ago
Died on this date
Marguerite Louise d'Orléans, 76. French royal family member. Princess Marguerite Louise, the eldest child of Gaston, Duke of Orléans and grandaughter of King Henri IV, married Cosimo de' Medici in 1661 and became Grand Duchess of Tuscany when he acceded to the title of Grad Duke in 1670. Her behaviour contributed to an unhappy marriage, and the couple separated in 1675. Princess Marguerite Louise retired with a pension to a convent on the outskirts of Paris, and eventually settled down, spending her later years doing charitable works.
160 years ago
In the Argentine Civil Wars, State of Buenos Aires forces defeated the Argentine Confederation in the Battle of Pavón.
140 years ago
Born on this date
Alfred Carpenter. U.K. military officer. Vice- Admiral Carpenter served with the Royal Navy from 1898-1934. He earned the Victoria Cross with his actions on April 22-23, 1918 with his display of courage as commanding officer of HMS Vindictive during the landing of a force of 200 Royal Marines on the mole at Zeebrugge, Belgium at the start of the Zeebrugge Raid. Vice- Admiral Carpenter commanded the Wye Valley section of the Gloucestershire Home Guard during World War II, and died on December 27, 1855 at the age of 74.
120 years ago
Born on this date
Francis Chichester. U.K. aviator and sailor. Mr. Chichester, an aviator and yachtsman, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II after circumnavigating the globe in his yawl Gipsy Moth IV, becoming the first person to complete a circumnavigation solo from west to east via the great capes. He departed Plymouth, England on August 27, 1966; his return to Plymouth on May 28, 1967 after 226 days of sailing was televised live in the U.K. Sir Francis' book about the voyage, Gipsy Moth Circles the World (1967), was a bestseller. He died on August 26, 1972, 22 days before his 71st birthday.
A Boer column defeated a British force in the Battle of Blood River Poort, while Boers captured a squadron of the 17th Lancers in the Battle of Elands River.
90 years ago
Bill Dickey hit a grand slam to climax a 6-run 5th inning and added a 3-run homer in a 7-run 7th as the New York Yankees routed the St. Louis Browns 17-0 in the first game of a doubleheader before 7,000 fans at Yankee Stadium. Red Ruffing (15-13) pitched a 9-hitter and batted 2 for 5 with 2 runs and a run batted in. Babe Ruth hit his 41st and 42nd home runs of the season to help the Yankees win the second game 6-1 to complete the sweep. Mr. Ruth's homers meant that he had homered in every American League park during the season. Lefty Gomez (20-8) pitched a 3-hit complete game victory.
Danny Taylor singled home Woody English with 2 out and the bases loaded in the bottom of the 9th inning to give the Chicago Cubs a 4-3 win over the Brooklyn Robins before 5,000 fans at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The Robins had tied the game with 2 unearned runs in the top of the 9th, resulting from a pair of Chicago errors. Bob Smith (15-11) pitched a 6-hit complete game victory, allowing 1 earned run in outduelling Sloppy Thurston (9-9), who allowed 11 hits and 4 earned runs.
80 years ago
Soviet and British forces entered Tehran, marking the end of the Anglo-Soviet invasion of Iran. German authorities in Paris warned that if attacks on German soldiers continued, they would shoot "increasing numbers of hostages." U.S. representative Myron Taylor denied that President Franklin D. Roosevelt had asked Pope Pius XII to declare the war against Germany a "just war." A decree of the Soviet State Committee of Defense, restoring Vsevobuch (universal military training) in the face of the Great Patriotic War, was issued.
Chilean police announced that 28 alleged Nazis had been arrested so far as a result of an investigation of subversive activities in southern Chile.
The U.S. Senate passed and sent to the White House the House of Representatives-approved $3,553,400,000 defense tax bill, the largest in the nation's history. U.S. Navy Secretary Frank Knox told a press conference that the escort of convoys by war vessels was "being used in all our defensive areas." The American Legion convention in Milwaukee adopted a resolution backing President Roosevelt's foreign policy, urging repeal of the Neutrality Act and the removal of restrictions on sending troops abroad.
The Crimes Amendment Act 1941 went into effect in New Zealand; as well as (temporarily) doing away with capital punishment for murder, the Act abolished judicial provision for flogging and whipping. These punishments had been introduced--initially for juveniles--from 1867, and by 1893 applied to a number of (mainly sexual) offences by adult men.
Economics and finance
U.S. President Roosevelt issued an executive order authorizing the Economic Defense Board, headed by Vice President Henry Wallace, to absorb the Office of Export Control.
Canadian Labour Minister Norman McLarty announced that the cabinet had outlawed all strikes in war industries unless a majority of the workers voted to strike in a government-supervised poll.
The Brooklyn Dodgers scored 5 runs in the top of the 9th inning to defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-4 before 6,206 fans at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh.
Johnny Vander Meer (15-12) pitched a 3-hitter and struck out 11 batters to win the pitchers' duel over Rube Melton (1-3) as the Cincinnati Reds edged the Philadelphia Phillies 1-0 in the first game of a doubleheader before 2,199 fans at Crosley Field in Cincinnati. Ernie Lombardi scored the only run when he doubled to lead off the 4th inning, advanced to third base on a single by Harry Craft, and scored when Bobby Mattick grounded into a force play at second. In the second game, pinch hitter Billy Werber was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and none out in the bottom of the 9th, forcing Junior Thompson home with the winning run as the Reds won 3-2 to complete the sweep. Mr. Thompson (6-6) pitched a 6-hit complete game victory while batting 3 for 4 with a run batted in, and a double to lead off the 9th. Boom Boom Beck (1-9) pitched 8+ innings and allowed 3 earned runs to take the loss; he was relieved by Ike Pearson, who promptly hit Mr. Werber. Cincinnati center fielder Harry Craft left the game in the 6th when he was beaned by Mr. Beck just below the left ear.
The St. Louis Cardinals swept a doubleheader from the Boston Braves 6-1 and 3-2 before 7,713 fans at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis. Howie Pollet (4-1) pitched the Cardinals to victory in the first game, while Stan Musial batted 2 for 4 and drove in 2 runs with a double in his major league debut in the second game. Estel Crabtree hit a home run in each game for the Cardinals; he ended the second game by leading off the bottom of the 9th inning with a homer off losing pitcher Jim Tobin (12-10). Max Lanier (9-8) pitched a 5-hit complete game victory in a game that was played in 1 hour 37 minutes. Al Montgomery came to bat as a pinch hitter in the 9th inning of the first game and reached first base on a fielder's choice; it was his 42nd and last major league game.
Dom DiMaggio singled home Skeeter Newsome and Frankie Pytlak with 1 out in the bottom of the 9th inning to give the Boston Red Sox a 3-2 win over the Cleveland Indians before 6,858 fans at Fenway Park in Boston. Mr. DiMaggio also singled home Mr. Pytlak with the first Boston run in the 3rd inning. Joe Dobson (12-5) pitched a 6-hit complete game to win the pitchers' duel over Jim Bagby, Jr. (9-14), who allowed 10 hits and 2 earned runs.
Frank Crosetti doubled home Spud Chandler and Tommy Henrich followed with a 3-run home run as the New York Yankees scored 4 runs in the 5th inning and defeated the Chicago White Sox 5-3 before 3,604 fans at Yankee Stadium. Mr. Chandler (9-4) pitched a 5-hit complete game, winning the pitchers' duel over Eddie Smith (13-16).
The Washington Nationals scored a run in the bottom of the 10th inning to defeat the St. Louis Browns 9-8 before 1,500 fans at Griffith Stadium in Washington. Washington first baseman Mickey Vernon had 4 singles in 5 at bats, with 3 runs and 2 runs batted in. St. Louis center fielder Walt Judnich was 2 for 5 with a 3-run home run and 5 RBIs. St. Louis relief pitcher Maury Newlin faced 2 batters in the 7th inning; both made hits, and 1 scored--earned--in the 15th and last game of Mr. Newlin's 2-year major league career. The Nationals outhit the Browns 20-11.
75 years ago
Reports from Greece indicated the presence of widespread fighting between royalist forces and Communists in the mountains of Thessaly and Macedonia. Royalists were charged with using "brutal and inhumane" methods against insurgents and manipulating the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration to gain support for the monarchy.
Nationalist Chinese forces claimed the capture of Tsing Kiang, the main Communist base in the northern area of the province of Kiangsu near Nanking.
U.S. Commerce Secretary Henry Wallace released a letter to President Harry Truman charging that "there is a school of military thinking [which] advocates a 'preventive war'" on the U.S.S.R. before the Soviets acquire the atomic bomb.
Politics and government
Brazil's National Assembly approved a new constitution to replace the charter adopted under former President Getulio Vargas in 1937.
Democrats in Connecticut nominated Lieutenant Governor Wilbur Snow for Governor over Chester Bowles.
Economics and finance
A revised U.K.-France debt settlement was signed in Paris, allowing France to repay its £110-million debt to Britain at ½% interest starting in 1950.
Argentina and Britain concluded a trade and investment agreement.
Teamsters union members ended their 2½-week New York trucking strike by ratifying an agreement for a 31¢ hourly wage increase and a 40-hour week with vacation and overtime adjustments.
A 15-day strike by the American Federation of Musicians against 41 New York hotels ended with agreement on a 20% wage increase.
Following an American Federation of Labor threat to cross waterfront picket lines, Congress of Industrial Organizations unions withdrew pickets from East coast and Gulf coast ships under contract to the AFL.
British, British Empire, and European heavyweight champion Bruce Woodcock (28-1) knocked out world light heavyweight champion Gus Lesnevich (55-11-5) at 1:40 of the 8th round in a heavyweight bout at Harringay Arena in London. It was the only time in his career that Mr. Lesnevich was counted out.
70 years ago
Died on this date
Jimmy Yancey, 56 (?). U.S. musician. Mr. Yancey was a boogie-woogie blues pianist, composer, and lyricist who performed for several decades in his native Chicago, but didn't make any recordings until 1939. He played baseball with the Chicago All Americans during World War I, and was a groundskeeper for the Chicago White Sox from 1925-1950. Mr. Yancey died from a diabetes-related stroke; he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.
The U.S. Defense Department announced plans for the participation of about 5,000 servicemen in upcoming tests of tactical nuclear weapons to determine how soon troops could enter an atom-blasted area.
The Alaska Air Command disclosed that all of its planes had been grounded and checked as a result of recent crashes that had taken nearly 100 lives since mid-July.
Politics and government
Robert Lovett took office as U.S. Secretary of Defense, succeeding George C. Marshall.
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee blocked two presidential nominations to federal judgeships in Illinois after Senator Paul Douglas (Democrat--Illinois) and the state bar association expressed preference for other candidates.
The Boston publishing firm Little, Brown & Co. issued a four-page denial of charges that the company had become a "Communist-front publishing house."
The U.S.A. refused to transmit to the U.K. an Iranian note threatening to expel British technicians if oil negotiations weren't resumed within 15 days.
Economics and finance
Iran indicated interest in negotiating a barter agreement with the U.S.S.R. to obtain goods cut off by Britain in the oil dispute.
The People's Republic of China reported severe flooding along the upper Liao River in Manchuria, leaving 130,000 residents homeless.
Tommy Brown led off the 10th inning with a home run and Robin Roberts (20-12) pitched an 8-hit complete game for the Philadelphia Phillies as they edged the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 in 10 innings at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis. Al Brazle (6-4) pitched a 5-hit complete game loss.
Hank Sauer and pinch hitter Gene Hermanski each hit 2-run home runs with 2 out in the bottom of the 7th inning for the Chicago Cubs as they overcame a 3-0 deficit and defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers 5-3 before 9,352 fans at Wrigley Field in Chicago, reducing the Dodgers' lead over the second-place New York Giants to 4 games in the National League pennant race. Turk Lown (4-8) pitched a 9-hit complete game victory.
Phil Rizzuto executed a squeeze bunt with the bases loaded and 1 out in the bottom of the 9th inning to drive in Joe DiMaggio with the winning run as the New York Yankees edged the Cleveland Indians 2-1 before 42,072 fans at Yankee Stadium. Ed Lopat (20-8) pitched a 3-hitter to outuel Bob Lemon (17-13), who pitched a 7-hit complete game for the Indians, who dropped 1 game behind American league-leading New York.
Ted Williams batted 4 for 4 with a base on balls, home run, double, 2 runs, and 3 runs batted in, while Clyde Vollmer was 3 for 5 with a homer, 2 runs, and 5 RBIs to help the Boston Red Sox defeat the Chicago White Sox 12-5 before 8,709 fans at Fenway Park in Boston. Ray Scarborough (12-8) pitched a 10-hit complete game victory despite allowing 5 hits and 5 earned runs in the 9th inning.
60 years ago
Died on this date
Adnan Menderes, 61-62. Prime Minister of Turkey, 1950-1960. Mr. Menderes joined the Republican People's Party in 1931, and represented Aydin (1931-1946); Kütahya (1946-1950); and Istanbul (1950-1960) in the Grand National Assembly. He was expelled from the party in 1945 due to intraparty opposition to the nationalization policies of President İsmet İnönü, and co-founded the Democratic Party in 1946. Mr. Menderes became Prime Minister when the Democratic Party won the 1950 general election, and assumed the office of Foreign Minister in 1955. His time in office was marked by economic growth and modernization of agriculture, but a sudden economic contraction in 1954 and continuing tensions with Greece over control of Cyprus have been cited as one of the reasons for the Istanbul pogrom, an outbreak of violence against the city's ethnic Greek minority in September 1955, resulting in the deaths of 57 Greeks. Mr. Menderes' government was toppled by a military coup in May 1960; Mr. Menderes and all the leading party members were charged with violating the constitution, ordering the Istanbul pogrom, and embezzling money from state funds. He was convicted and sentenced to death, but delayed the execution with an overdose of sleeping pills. Mr. Menderes survived his suicide attempt, but was hanged on the island of İmralı, following the hangings of Fatin Rüştü Zorlu and Hasan Polatkan, two of his cabinet ministers, despite international pleas for clemency.
The United States launched the satellite Discoverer 31 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The satellite's mission, expected to last several months, was to test orbital controls. The second stage of the rocket and the capsule failed to separate.
The world's first retractable roof stadium, the Civic Arena, opened in Pittsburgh, hosting the Ice Capades as its first event.
Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 706, a Lockheed Electra en route from Chicago to Tampa, crashed during takeoff from O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, killing all 37 people on board.
50 years ago
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): I Did What I Did for Maria (3rd week at #1)
#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Co-Co--The Sweet (4th week at #1)
South Africa's Top 10 (Springbok Radio)
1 Co-Co--The Sweet (6th week at #1)
2 You--Peter Maffay
3 I Did What I Did for Maria--Tony Christie
4 He's Gonna Step on You Again--John Kongos
5 Hold On (To What You Got)--Peanutbutter Conspiracy
6 Daar's Niks Soos Ware Liefde--Groep Twee
7 Me and Bobby McGee--Gordon Lightfoot
8 How Can You Mend a Broken Heart--The Bee Gees
9 Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dum--Middle of the Road
10 Tom Tom Turnaround--New World
Singles entering the chart were Silver Threads and Golden Needles by Barbara Ray (#19); and Hey by Hedgehoppers Anonymous (#20).
Vancouver's Top 10 (CKLG)
1 Reason to Believe/Maggie May--Rod Stewart
2 Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep--Mac and Katie Kissoon
3 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down--Joan Baez
4 Saturday Morning Confusion--Bobby Russell
5 Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey--Paul & Linda McCartney
6 Rain Dance--The Guess Who
7 Ain't No Sunshine--Bill Withers
8 Won't Get Fooled Again--The Who
9 Do You Know What I Mean--Lee Michaels
10 Talk it Over in the Morning--Anne Murray
Singles entering the chart were One More Mountain to Climb by Dr. Music (#24); Marianne by Stephen Stills (#27); Birds of a Feather by the Raiders (#29); and I've Found Someone of My Own by the Free Movement (#30).
Vancouver's Top 10 (CKVN)
1 Maggie May--Rod Stewart (3rd week at #1)
2 Go Away Little Girl--Donny Osmond
3 Smiling Faces Sometimes--The Undisputed Truth
4 Bangla-Desh--George Harrison
5 Do You Know What I Mean--Lee Michaels
6 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down--Joan Baez
7 Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep--Mac & Katie Kissoon
8 The Story in Your Eyes--The Moody Blues
9 So Far Away--Carole King
10 Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey--Paul & Linda McCartney
Singles entering the chart were Peace Train by Cat Stevens (#35); and Saturday Morning Confusion by Bobby Russell (#39).
Died on this date
Hack Miller, 77. U.S. baseball player. Lawrence H. Miller, nicknamed for his resemblance to wrestler Georg Hackenschmidt, played left field with the Brooklyn Robins (1916); Boston Red Sox (1918); and Chicago Cubs (1922-1925), batting .323 with 38 home runs and 205 runs batted in in 349 games, and was 0 for 1 in 1 game with the Red Sox as they won the World Series. He hit .326 with 85 homers in 1,288 games in 12 seasons in the minor leagues (1914-1929). Mr. Miller was known for his incredible feats of strength, but he had trouble controlling his weight and using his strength to full advantage on the diamond. He worked as a longshoreman for 25 years after his playing career ended.
Carlos Lamarca, 33. Brazilian military officer. Captain Lamarca joined the Brazilian Army in 1960 and served with United Nations peacekeeping forces in Gaza before returning to Brazil, where he supported the coup d'état in 1964 that put the country under a militry dictatorship. He deserted the Army in 1969 to join the Vanguarda Popular Revolucionária (Popular Revolutionary Vanguard) (VPR), stealing in the process a truck full of military equipment. Captain Lamarca participated in several terrorist acts over the next two years, including murder, before leaving the VPR and joining the Movimento Revolucionário 8 de Outubro (8th October Revolutionary Movement) (MR8). He was sent to the state of Bahia to foment revolution in the countryside, but he was found by the Army in the small town of Pintada and was killed with VPR member José Campos Barreto while resisting arrest.
Associate Justice Hugo Black resigned for health reasons after 34 years on the Supreme Court of the United States.
40 years ago
The temperature hit 90 F. in Edmonton.
Fernando Valenzuela (13-4) pitched a 3-hitter for his 8th shutout of the season as the Los Angeles Dodgers blanked the Atlanta Braves 2-0 before 46,168 fans at Dodger Stadium. His shutout set a National League record for rookies and tied the major league record held by Russ Ford (1910) and Reb Russell (1913). Rick Mahler (5-6) took the loss.
Paul Householder led off the 10th inning with a double, advanced to third base on a single by Ken Griffey, and scored on a single by Dave Concepcion to break a 0-0 tie as the Cincinnati Reds edged the San Francisco Giants 1-0 before fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. Tom Seaver (12-2) allowed 5 hits in 9 innings and was the winning pitcher, while San Francisco starter Ed Whitson allowed 9 hits in 8 scoreless innings before being relieved by Al Holland (6-5), who took the loss.
30 years ago
Died on this date
Zino Francescatti, 89. French musician. René-Charles Francescatti was a classical violinist who was a child prodigy and performed and recorded internationally in a career spanning almost 70 years until his retirement in 1976.
Estonia, North Korea, South Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, the Marshall Islands, and Micronesia joined the United Nations.
Canadian Defence Minister Marcel Masse cited the end of the Cold War as he announced that Canada would cut her military in Europe from 6,600 to 1,100 over 15 years saving $11 billion; Baden-Solingen base to close in 1994 and Lahr in 1995.
The first version of the Linux kernel (0.01) was released to the Internet.
Bret Barberie batted 3 for 3 with a double, run, and 3 runs batted in to help the Montreal Expos defeat the New York Mets 5-4 in the first game of a doubleheader before 4,355 fans at Shea Stadium in New York. Keith Miller led off the bottom of the 5th inning of the second game with a home run to break a 2-2 tie, and it held up for a 3-2 win for the Mets. The games had been scheduled to have been played in Montreal, but were moved to New York after a concrete beam fell from Olympic Stadium on September 13, forcing the Expos to play the remainder of the season on the road.
Barry Bonds hit a home run and reached 100 runs batted in for the second straight season as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 9-2 before 18,152 fans at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh.
Pinch hitter Mike Felder singled, advanced to second base on a sacrifice bunt by Darren Lewis, stole third base, and scored on a ground out by Willie McGee to break a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the 8th inning and give the San Francisco Giants a 3-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals before 8,481 fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.
The Houston Astros scored 3 runs in the top of the 1st inning, and there was no further scoring, as the Astros blanked the San Diego Padres 3-0 before 6,695 fans at Jack Murphy-San Diego Stadium. Pete Harnisch allowed 4 hits in 6 innings for the win.
George Canale's first home run of the season, a solo homer in the top of the 2nd inning, proved to be the winning run as the Milwaukee Brewers blanked the New York Yankees 2-0 before 12,575 fans at Yankee Stadium. Chris Bosio (12-10) allowed just 2 hits and 1 base on balls to win the pitchers' duel over Pascual Perez (1-4).
Bo Jackson's home run with 1 out in the bottom of the 7th inning provided the game's only run as the Chicago White Sox edged the Oakland Athletics 1-0 before 35,677 fans at Comiskey Park in Chicago. Greg Hibbard (10-10) allowed 3 hits in 7.2 innings to win the pitchers' duel over Ron Darling (3-4).
David Weathers walked Jay Buhner with the bases loaded and 2 out in the bottom of the 11th inning to force Harold Reynolds home with the winning run as the Seattle Mariners edged the Toronto Blue Jays 5-4 before 29,115 fans at the Kingdome in Seattle. Mr. Weathers had been brought in to face Mr. Buhner after Bob Macdonald had walked Pete O'Brien to load the bases and struck out Alvin Davis.
25 years ago
On television tonight
Spin City, starring Michael J. Fox, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Prototype
Ths was the first episode of the series (see video).
Died on this date
Spiro Agnew, 77. 39th Vice President of the United States, 1969-1973. Mr. Agnew, a Republican, was a labour lawyer who was Baltimore County Executive (1962-1966) and Governor of Maryland (1967-1969). He served as Vice President under President Richard Nixon until he faced charges of accepting more than $100,000 in bribes in his various offices, and was forced to resign on October 10, 1973, the day that he pled no contest to a single charge that he had failed to report $29,500 of income in 1967. Mr. Agnew was popular with many Americans because of his politically incorrect views. His resignation led to the selection of House of Representatives Minority Leader Gerald Ford as Vice President; Mr. Ford succeeded to the presidency when Mr. Nixon resigned on August 9, 1974.
Hideo Nomo (16-10) pitched a no-hitter and singled in a run as the Los Dodgers shut out the Colorado Rockies 9-0 before 50,066 fans at Coors Field in Denver.
Barry Bonds batted 3 for 4 with a home run, double, base on balls, run, and 3 runs batted in as the San Francisco Giants came back from an early 6-0 deficit to defeat the San Diego Padres 9-7 before 12,737 fans at 3Com Park in San Francisco. Steve Soderstrom made his major league debut as the Giants' starting pitcher, but was pulled after allowing 3 hits, 2 bases on balls, and 5 runs--2 earned--in 2/3 inning. Ken Caminiti hit 2 home runs and a single for the Padres and drove in 4 runs.
Ben McDonald (12-10) allowed just 3 hits in 8 innings as he led the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-0 win over the Toronto Blue Jays before 10,184 fans at County Stadium in Milwaukee.
20 years ago
Economics and finance
Wall Street trading resumed in New York for the first time since the September 11 terrorist attacks, its longest shutdown since the Depression. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 684.81 points, its worst one-day point drop to date.
Toronto (3-8) 18 @ Montreal (9-2) 24
Edmonton (4-7-0-1) 22 @ Winnipeg (9-2) 23
Saskatchewan (3-8) 14 @ Calgary (5-6) 21
All three games had been postponed to Monday night because of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The Alouettes' win over the Argonauts at Percival Molson Stadium turned out to be their last of the season, and their last under head coach Rod Rust. Edmonton linebacker A.J. Gass suffered a season-ending injury in the Eskimos' loss to the Blue Bombers at Winnipeg Stadium.
10 years ago
The Occupy Wall Street movement began in Zuccotti Park, New York City.
Toronto (2-9) 20 @ Saskatchewan (4-7) 30
British Columbia (5-6) 32 @ Calgary (7-4) 19
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