Saturday, 10 April 2021

April 10, 2021

1,620 years ago

Born on this date
Theodosius II
. Emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire, 402-450. Theodosius II "the Younger" was proclaimed co-Augustus by his father Arcadius, and succeeded him as sole Emperor upon Arcadius' death in 408. He promulgated the Codex Theodosianus (Theodosian law code) in 438, and was on the throne during the construction of the Theodosian Walls of Constantinople. Emperor Theodosius called councils in 431 and 449 to decide major theological disputes over the nature of Christ. He died after a riding accident on July 28, 450 at the age of 49, and was succeeded on the throne by Marcian.

280 years ago

Prussian forces commanded by King Frederick II defeated Austrian forces commanded by General Wilhelm Reinhard von Neipperg in the Battle of Mollwitz in what is now Poland, in one of the early battles of the War of the Austrian Succession.

150 years ago

Died on this date
Lucio Norberto Mansilla, 79 or 82
. Argentine military officer and politician. General Mansilla participated in several wars in a career spanning more than 40 years. A successful campaign against the Republic of Entre Ríos resulted in the abolition of the republic and Gen. Mansilla serving as Governor of the Province of Entre Ríos (1821-1824). He died of yellow fever during an epidemic in Buenos Aires, eight days after his 82nd birthday.

125 years ago

In Athens, Spiridon Louis of Greece won the first modern Olympic marathon gold medal in 2 hours 58 minutes 50 seconds.

110 years ago

Born on this date
Maurice Schumann, 86
. French politician. Mr. Schumann, a member of the Popular Republican Movement, held several cabinet posts, most notably as Minister of Foreign Affairs in the government of President Georges Pompidou (1969-1973). He died on February 9, 1998 at the age of 86.

Martin Denny. U.S. musician. Mr. Denny was a native of New York who was raised in Los Angeles and moved to Hawaii in 1954 and began using Hawaiian sounds in his music. He became known as the "father of exotica," and had a major hit with his single Quiet Village (1959). Mr. Denny died on March 2, 2005 at the age of 93.

100 years ago

Born on this date
Chuck Connors
. U.S. baseball player and actor. Mr. Connors was a first baseman who spent most of his career in the minor leagues, playing 1 game with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1949 and 66 games with the Chicago Cubs in 1951, compiling a .238 average with 2 home runs and 18 runs batted in. He broke into acting while playing for the Hollywood Stars of the Pacific Coast League. Mr. Connors was best known as the star of the television series The Rifleman (1958-1963). He died on November 10, 1992 at the age of 71.

Sheb Wooley. U.S. musician and actor. Mr. Wooley, a native of Erick, Oklahoma, appeared as a character actor in many movies, especially westerns. He had a recurring role in the television series Rawhide (1959-1966). Mr. Wooley's best known recording was the novelty single The Purple People Eater, which reached #1 on the Billboard Best Seller, Disc Jockey, and Top 100 charts in 1958. That's My Pa reached #1 on the Billboard Country chart in 1962. Mr. Wooley frequently recorded under the name Ben Colder; he died on September 16, 2003 at the age of 82.

Jake Warren. Canadian bureaucrat and diplomat. Mr. Warren, a native of Howard Township, Ontario, was Deputy Minister of Trade and Commerce (1958-1960, 1964–1971), and was Canada's representative to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (1960-1964). He was Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (1971-1974) Canadian Ambassador to the United States (1975-1977). Mr. Warren died in Ottawa on April 1, 2008, nine days before his 87th birthday.

90 years ago

Died on this date
Kahlil Gibran, 48
. Ottoman-born U.S. poet, artist, and philosopher. Mr. Gibran, a native of Ottoman Lebanon, moved to the United States with his family when he was 12. He was a prolific painter before achieving greater success as a writer. Mr. Gibran was raised as a Maronite Christian, but was influenced by Islamic Sufi mysticism and the Baháʼí Faith, and believed in the fundamental unity of religions. He expressed his views in his art and books, the best known of which was The Prophet (1923), a collection of 26 prose poetry fables. Mr. Gibran was a heavy drinker who died from cirrhosis of the liver, while developing tuberculosis in one lung.

80 years ago

A German news agency reported that Ljublijana and Zagreb had been captured, and that an independent state of Croatia had been established from occupied Yugoslavia, with Ante Pavelić's Ustaše fascist insurgents in power. Regent Nicholas Horthy ordered the Hungarian Army to take those territories that Yugoslavia had captured from Hungary in 1918. The U.S. Navy destroyer Niblack depth-charged what was believed to be a German submarine while on convoy duty near Iceland.

U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt announced that Greenland had been placed under U.S. protection by agreement with the government of Denmark; the U.S.A. was given the right to establish air and naval bases on the island. Mr. Roosevelt asked Congress for legislation authorizing him to requisition all foreign ships in American waters considered necessary for the defense program.

A Vichy French military court condemned Free French General Georges Catroux to death in absentia.

A report by Mayo Clinic doctors described a new drug known as promin, related to sulfanilamide, which had proved effective in curbing tuberculosis in guinea pigs.

18,000 Congress of Industrial Organizations United Auto Workers strikers at Ford Motor Company's plant in River Rouge, Michigan voted to accept a peace formula drawn up by Michigan Governor Murray Van Wagoner to end their nine-day walkout.

Stanley Cup
Boston 4 @ Detroit 2 (Boston led best-of-seven series 3-0)

Milt Schmidt scored 2 goals, including the winner at 59 seconds of the 2nd period, as the Bruins defeated the Red Wings at Olympia Stadium.

75 years ago

The Chinese government in Chungking announced that Communist troops had begun an offensive in Manchuria to cut the Peking-Mukden railway and stop Nationalist reinforcements.

The U.S.S.R. named Andrei Gromyko as its permanent delegate to the United Nations and Nikolai Novikov as Ambassador to the United States.

Polish delegate Oscar Lange asked the United Nations Security Council to place the case of the Spanish regime of Generalissimo Francisco Franco on its agenda, charging that it was a danger to international peace.

Politics and government
The Liberal Party, led by Ichirō Hatoyama, won 148 of 466 seats in the House of Representatives to win a plurality in the Japanese general election. The Progressive Party, led by Chūji Machida, finished second wit 110 seats, followed by the Socialist Party, led by Tetsu Katayama, with 96. The Liberals and Progressives formed a governing coalition a week later.

The U.S.S.R. named General Vassily Sokolovsky as its member of the Allied Control Council in Berlin, succeeding Marshal Georgi Zhukov.

U.S. President Harry Truman issued an executive order dissolving the Office of Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs and transferring its functions to the State Department.

U.S. Navy Admiral Aaron Merrill, in a radio interview, attacked plans to unify the U.S. armed forces commands, stating that the next war would be fought on American shores because of a "greatly weakened Navy, submerged under Army control."

French Salvation Army official Charles Pean disclosed in New York that he had been empowered to liquidate Devil's Island off the coast of French Guiana, the world's most notorious penal colony, over the next three years.

Dr. Glenn Seaborg and other scientists who worked on the atomic bomb revealed that atomic research had resulted in isolation of elements 43 (technetium) and 61 (promethium), and production of pure, non-active carbon by radiation.

Economics and finance
The U.S. Senate Banking and Currency Committee approved a loan of $3.75 billion to the United Kingdom, while French envoy Leon Blum told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that France needed a $4-million loan from the United States. The Senate passed and returned to the House of Representatives an emergency $600-million housing bill.

70 years ago

On television tonight
Suspense, on CBS
Tonight’s episode: The Foggy Night Visitor, starring Cloris Leachman and Leslie Nielsen

Canadian Secretary of State for External Affairs Lester Pearson said in Toronto that the Canadian government was not committed to "easy and automatic" endorsement of U.S. foreign policy and reserved the right to criticize "our great friend."

Economics and finance
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a supplemental appropriations bill, cutting Voice of America funding from a requested $97.5 million to $9.5 million and slashing Civil Defense Administration requests by more than half.

The West German Bundestag passed a bill giving labour representatives "co-determination" with management in the operation of the Ruhr coal and steel industries.

The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee approved a subcommittee investigation of the illegal entry of Mexican farm workers into the United States.

60 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): 24.000 Baci--Adriano Celentano

#1 single in France (IFOP): Non, je ne regrette rien--Édith Piaf (13th week at #1)

U.S.A. Top 10 (Billboard)
1 Blue Moon--The Marcels (2nd week at #1)
2 Apache--Jorgen Ingmann and his Guitar
3 Dedicated to the One I Love--The Shirelles
4 Runaway--Del Shannon
5 On the Rebound--Floyd Cramer
6 But I Do--Clarence "Frogman" Henry
7 Surrender--Elvis Presley
8 Don't Worry--Marty Robbins
9 Mother-in-Law--Ernie K-Doe
10 Walk Right Back--The Everly Brothers

Singles entering the chart were Frogg by the Brothers Four (#62); African Waltz by the Cannonball Adderley Orchestra (#69); Running Scared by Roy Orbison (#71); Exodus by Eddie Harris (#73); (It Never Happens) In Real Life (#75)/Mr. Pride (#91) by Chuck Jackson; The Charanga by Merv Griffin (#78); Glory of Love by the Roommates (#80); The Continental Walk by the Rollers (#85); I'll Just Have a Cup of Coffee (Then I'll Go) by Claude Gray (#86); Come Along by Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs (#87); La Pachanga by Audrey Arno and the Hazy Osterwald Sextet (#88); Lullaby of Love by Frank Gari (#89); A City Girl Stole My Country Boy by Patti Page (#90); Come on Over by the Strollers (#94); Saved by LaVern Baker (#95); Hello Walls by Faron Young (#97); Three Hearts in a Tangle by Roy Drusky (#98); and Ground Hog by the Browns (#100).

Died on this date
Branch Rickey, Jr., 47
. U.S. baseball administrator. Mr. Rickey, the son of the legendary general manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, Brooklyn Dodgers, and Pittsburgh Pirates, developed the Pirates' farm system in the 1950s, which was largely responsible for producing the World Series championship team of 1960. He was a diabetic who didn't take proper care of himself, leading to a premature and painful death.

Eddie Machen (37-3-1) won a unanimous 10-round decision over Mike DeJohn (41-8-1) in a heavyweight bout at the Cow Palace in Daly City, California.

Arnold Palmer double-bogeyed the final hole, allowing Gary Player to win the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia with an 8-under-par total score of 280, 1 stroke ahead of Mr. Palmer and amateur Charles Coe. Mr. Player parred the final hole to finish his round at 2-over-par 74.

Stanley Cup
Detroit 1 @ Chicago 3 (Chicago led best-of-seven series 2-1)

Stan Mikita, Ron Murphy, and Murray Balfour scored in a span of 6 minutes 22 seconds in the 2nd period for the Black Hawks as they beat the Red Wings at Chicago Stadium. Gordie Howe scored at 9:28 of the 3rd period to spoil Glenn Hall's bid for a shutout.

Roy Sievers hit a solo home run in the inning and drove in the winning run with a sacrifice fly in the 8th as the Chicago White Sox edged the Washington Senators 4-3 before 26,725 fans at Griffith Stadium in Washington in the first regular season game for the expansion Senators. Frank Baumann (1-0), the last of three Chicago pitchers, threw 3 scoreless innings to get the win, while Dick Donovan (0-1) pitched a 6-hit complete game loss for the home team. It was the first major league game for third base umpire Joe Linsalata. U.S. President John F. Kennedy threw out the first ball.

50 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Rhodesia (Lyons Maid): Have You Ever Seen the Rain--Creedence Clearwater Revival (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Il cuore e' uno zingaro--Nicola Di Bari (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): When We were Young--Pat Lynch

#1 single in the U.K. (BMRB): Hot Love--T. Rex (4th week at #1)

Australia's Top 10 (Go-Set)
1 The Pushbike Song--The Mixtures (3rd week at #1)
2 My Sweet Lord--George Harrison
3 Knock Three Times--Dawn
4 Rose Garden--Lynn Anderson
5 I'll Be Gone--Spectrum
6 Have You Ever Seen the Rain/Hey Tonight--Creedence Clearwater Revival
7 Eleanor Rigby--Zoot
8 Band of Gold--Freda Payne
9 I Hear You Knocking--Dave Edmunds
10 Apeman--The Kinks

Singles entering the chart were Mother by John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (#40); For All We Know by the Carpenters (#46); Man from Nazareth by John Paul Joans (#47); It's Up to You Petulia by Edison Lighthouse (#50); Doesn't Somebody Want to Be Wanted by the Partridge Family (#56); Let Your Love Go by Bread (#57); and Ride a White Swan by T. Rex (#60).

Netherlands Top 10 (De Nederlandse Top 40)
1 Mozart - First Movement Symphony No. 40--Waldo De Los Rios
2 Du--Peter Maffray
3 What is Life--George Harrison
4 Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep--Middle of the Road
5 True Love that's a Wonder--Sandy Coast
6 Another Day--Paul McCartney
7 Waarheen, Waarvoor...--Mieke Telkamp en De Hi-Five
8 Those Words--Sandra & Andres
9 Butterfly--Danyel Gerard
10 Funny, Funny--The Sweet

Singles entering the chart were Power to the People by John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (#14); Loop Di Love by J. Bastós (#27); Zing, Vecht, Huil, Bid, Lach, Werk en Bewonder by Ramses Shaffy (#30); Gypsy Woman by Brian Hyland (#33); Love Story by Andy Williams (#35); Tomorrow Night by Atomic Rooster (#38); and Las Vegas by Tony Christie (#39).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Billboard)
1 Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)--The Temptations (2nd week at #1)
2 What's Going On--Marvin Gaye
3 Joy to the World--Three Dog Night
4 She's a Lady--Tom Jones
5 For All We Know--Carpenters
6 Me and Bobby McGee--Janis Joplin
7 Doesn't Somebody Want to Be Wanted--The Partridge Family
8 Another Day/Oh Woman, Oh Why--Paul McCartney
9 Proud Mary--Ike & Tina Turner
10 One Toke Over the Line--Brewer and Shipley

Singles entering the chart were Love Her Madly by the Doors (#74); (For God’s Sake) Give More Power to the People by the Chi-Lites (#76); Want Ads by the Honey Cone (#79); Treat Her Like a Lady by Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose (#90); You and Your Folks, Me and My Folks by Funkadelic (#91); Chirpy, Chirpy, Cheep, Cheep by Lally Stott (#92); When You Dance I Can Really Love by Neil Young (#93); Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian) by the Raiders (#94); Empty Arms by Sonny James (#95); Can't Find the Time by Rose Colored Glass (#98); and Take Me Home, Country Roads by John Denver with Fat City (#99).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 What’s Going On--Marvin Gaye
2 Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)--The Temptations
3 She’s a Lady--Tom Jones
4 Doesn’t Somebody Want to Be Wanted--The Partridge Family
5 Joy to the World--Three Dog Night
6 Proud Mary--Ike and Tina Turner
7 What is Life--George Harrison
8 Another Day--Paul McCartney
9 Help Me Make it Through the Night--Sammi Smith
10 Me and Bobby McGee--Janis Joplin

Singles entering the chart were Want Ads by the Honey Cone (#78); Gotta See Jane by R. Dean Taylor (#80); Your Love (Means Everything to Me) by Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Band (#84); Broken by the Guess Who (#91); (For God’s Sake) Give More Power to the People by the Chi-Lites (#92); 13 Questions by Seatrain (#94); Plain and Simple Girl by Garland Green (#96); I Can't Help It by the Moments (#97); Red Eye Blues by Redeye (#99); and 1927 Kansas City by Mike Reilly (#100).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Record World)
1 She's a Lady--Tom Jones
2 What’s Going On--Marvin Gaye
3 Me and Bobby McGee--Janis Joplin
4 Doesn't Somebody Want to Be Wanted--The Partridge Family
5 (Where Do I Begin) Love Story--Andy Williams
6 Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)--The Temptations
7 Help Me Make it Through the Night--Sammi Smith
8 Joy to the World--Three Dog Night
9 Another Day/Oh Woman, Oh Why--Paul McCartney
10 For All We Know--Carpenters

Singles entering the chart were The Good Book by Melanie (#71); Right on the Tip of My Tongue by Brenda and the Tabulations (#75); Freedom by Jimi Hendrix (#78); Want Ads by the Honey Cone (#80); Here Comes the Sun by Richie Havens (#81); Bridge Over Troubled Water by Aretha Franklin (#82); Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian) by the Raiders (#85); Broken/Albert Flasher by the Guess Who (#86); Be Nice to Me by Runt (#88); Mr. and Mrs. Untrue by Candi Staton (#90); Married to a Memory by Judy Lynn (#94); Gotta See Jane by R. Dean Taylor (#95); I'm Girl Scoutin' by the Intruders (#98); and Come Into My Life by Al Martino (#99).

Canada’s Top 10 (RPM)
1 Stay Awhile--The Bells
2 Carry Me--Stampeders
3 She’s a Lady--Tom Jones
4 What is Life--George Harrison
5 Oye Como Va--Santana
6 Doesn’t Somebody Want to Be Wanted--The Partridge Family
7 (Where Do I Begin) Love Story--Andy Williams
8 For All We Know--Carpenters
9 Me and Bobby McGee--Janis Joplin
10 Another Day--Paul McCartney

Singles entering the chart were Power to the People by John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (#60); It Takes Time by Anne Murray (#63); Garden of Ursh by Karen Young (#95); Never Can Say Goodbye by the Jackson 5 (#96); Me and You and a Dog Named Boo by Lobo (#97); I Play and Sing by Dawn (#98); Hats Off to the Stranger by Lighthouse (#99); and The Animal Trainer and the Toad by Mountain (#100).

Calgary's Top 10 (Glenn's Music)
1 She’s a Lady--Tom Jones
2 Joy to the World--Three Dog Night
3 Another Day--Paul McCartney
4 Put Your Hand in the Hand--Ocean
5 Where Evil Grows--The Poppy Family
6 What is Life--George Harrison
7 Dickens--Leigh Ashford
8 Have You Ever Seen the Rain--Creedence Clearwater Revival
9 Jodie--Joey Gregorash
10 Woodstock--Matthews’ Southern Comfort
Pick hit of the week: Snow Blind Friend--Steppenwolf

The nine players of the United States table tennis team and U.S. Table Tennis Association president Graham Steenhoven, accompanied by four U.S. officials and the wives of two of the group’s members, arrived in the People’s Republic of China in answer to an invitation that had been extended several days earlier during the world championships in Nagoya, Japan. The invitation, extended by Sung Chung of the Chinese team, "for the sake of promoting friendship between the peoples of China and the U.S.," as well as elevating "our standards of play," was followed by another reversal of Communist Chinese policy in granting seven Western newsmen permission to cover the American team’s stay there.

Stanley Cup
Boston 1 @ Montreal 3 (Montreal led best-of-seven series 2-1)
New York 1 @ Toronto 3 (Toronto led best-of-seven series 2-1)
Chicago 3 @ Philadelphia 2 (Chicago led best-of-seven series 3-0)
St. Louis 3 @ Minnesota 0 (St. Louis led best-of-seven series 2-1)

Jacques Laperriere scored the winning goal for the Canadiens as they defeated the Bruins at the Montreal Forum; it was his first goal of the season.

Ernie Wakely earned the shutout in goal for the Blues over the North Stars at Metropolitan Sports Center.

The Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Montreal Expos 4-1 before 55,352 fans in the first game at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia. Philadelphia third baseman Don Money hit the new ballpark’s first home run, leading off the 6th inning to tie the game after Bob Bailey doubled home Ron Hunt in the top of the inning to open the scoring. The Phillies scored 2 more runs in the 6th and 1 in the 7th. Jim Bunning (1-0) allowed 6 hits and 1 earned run in 7.1 innings to win the pitching matchup over Bill Stoneman (0-1).

Willie Stargell hit 3 home runs, but his Pittsburgh Pirates still lost 5-4 to the Atlanta Braves before 13,079 fansat Atlanta Stadium when Ralph Garr tripled to lead off the bottom of the 12th inning and Hal King singled him home after Hank Aaron and Orlando Cepeda were intentionally walked to load the bases.

40 years ago

Hit parade #1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): In the Air Tonight--Phil Collins

#1 single in France (IFOP): Stop the Cavalry--Jona Lewie (3rd week at #1)

South Africa's Top 10 (Springbok Radio)
1 Shaddap You Face--Joe Dolce Music Theatre (6th week at #1)
2 Give Me Back My Love--Maywood
3 Celebration--Kool & The Gang
4 De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da--The Police
5 Spend the Night in Love--The Four Seasons
6 I am the Beat--Look
7 Gypsy Girl--David Scobie
8 Rapture--Blondie
9 Woman--John Lennon
10 Lady--Kenny Rogers

The only single entering the chart was I'll Bide My Time by Linda Williams (#17).

Died on this date
Howard Thurman, 81
. U.S. clergyman and author. Rev. Thurman was a Baptist minister who served as dean of Rankin Chapel at Howard University (1932-1944) and Marsh Chapel at Boston University (1953-1965), and in 1944 co-founded, with Alfred Fisk, the Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples in San Francisco, the first major interracial interdenominational church in the United States. He wrote more than 20 books, the best-known of which was Jesus and the Disinherited (1949), in which he advocated a non-violent approach to civil rights, greatly influencing later civil rights leaders such as Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Politics and government
Imprisoned Irish Republican Army terrorist Bobby Sands, currently on a hunger strike, was elected to the U.K. House of Commons in a by-election as the Member of Parliament for Fermanagh and South Tyrone.

In his first game with the Chicago White Sox, Carlton Fisk hit a 3-run home run to help the White Sox to a 5-3 win over his former team, the Boston Red Sox, before 35,154 fans at Fenway Park in Boston. Mr. Fisk's blast came in the 8th inning and got the White Sox on the scoreboard; they added 2 runs in the 9th.

30 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Joyride--Roxette (5th week at #1)

On television tonight
The Wonder Years, on ABC
Tonight’s episode: The Yearbook

Died on this date
Natalie Schafer, 90
. U.S. actress. Miss Schafer was a character actress in various plays and films, but was best known for playing "Lovey" Howell in the television comedy series Gilligan's Island (1964-1967).

Kevin Peter Hall, 35. U.S. actor. Mr. Hall, who stood 7" 2", appeared in the television series Misfits of Science (1985-1986) and 227 (1989-1990), and played the title role in the movies Predator (1987) and Predator 2 (1990), as well as playing Harry in the movie (1987) and television series (1990-1991) Harry and the Hendersons. He died of AIDS-related pneumonia after contracting HIV from a blood transfusion during surgery for serious injuries suffered in a car accident.

U.S. Secretary of State James Baker concluded a two-day visit with Israeli authorities. Israel indicated a willingness to attend a regional peace conference sponsored by the U.S. and U.S.S.R. Israeli Housing Minister Ariel Sharon said that he would continue to promote Jewish settlement in the occupied territories.

A rare tropical storm developed in the South Atlantic Ocean near Angola; it was the first to be documented by satellites.

The Italian auto ferry MS Moby Prince collided with an oil tanker in dense fog off Livorno, Italy, killing 140.

Stanley Cup
Division Semi-Finals
St. Louis 3 @ Detroit 4 (Detroit led best-of-seven series 3-1)
Chicago 1 @ Minnesota 3 (Best-of-seven series tied 2-2)
Calgary 2 @ Edmonton 5 (Edmonton led best-of-seven series 3-1)
Los Angeles 6 @ Vancouver 1 (Best-of-seven series tied 2-2)

25 years ago

The government of Australia's Northern Territory announced that voluntary euthanasia would become legal on July 1, 1996.

Detroit 5 @ Winnipeg 2

The Red Wings, coached by Scotty Bowman, defeated the Jets to become the second team in NHL history to win 60 regular-season games; the 1976-77 Montréal Canadiens, also coached by Mr. Bowman, were the first.

20 years ago

The Netherlands legalized euthanasia and assisted suicide for patients with unbearable, terminal illness.

10 years ago

Charl Schwartzel birdied the last four holes and finished the final round with a 6-under-par 66 to win the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia with a 14-under-par total score of 274, 2 strokes ahead of Jason Day and Adam Scott. First prize money was $1,440,000.

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