Sunday, 6 June 2021

June 5, 2021

1,720 years ago

Died on this date
Sima Lun, 53-54
. Chinese usurper, 301. Sima Lun, the ninth and youngest son of regent Sima Yi, was Prince of Langye Commandery (266-277) and Prince of Zhao (277-301). He usurped the Jin dynasty from mentally retarded Emperor Hui from February 3-May 30, 301, but was captured and forced to commit suicide with poison by forces loyal to Emperor Hui, who was then restored to the throne. Sima Lun's adviser Sun Xiu, other associates of Sima Lun, and all of Sina Lun's sons were also executed.

250 years ago

Born on this date
Ernest Augustus
. King of Hanover, 1837-1851. Ernest Augustus, the fifth son of King George III of the United Kingdom and Hanover, acceded to the throne of Hanover upon the death of his older brother William IV, as Salic law prevented Queen Victoria from the throne. Ernest Augustus was an active member of the House of Lords, but became the first King of Hanover since George I more than a century earlier to live in the kingdom. He was involved in controversy at the beginning of his reign when he suspended the 1833 constitution and restored the 1819 constitution, but eventually became a popular monarch. King Ernest Augustus died after a month-long illness on November 18, 1851 at the age of 80, and was succeeded by his son George V.

230 years ago

Died on this date
Frederick Haldimand, 72
. Swiss-born U.K. military officer and politician. Lieutenant General Haldimand served with the armies of Prussia and the Dutch Republic before serving with the British Army during the Seven Years' War and American Revolutionary War. He was Governor of Quebec from 1778-1786, where he was unsuccessful in persuading Vermont Republic to become a British province, but was successful in settling United Empire Loyalists and Iroquois who had been driven out of the United States after the Revolutionary War. Sir Frederick later settled in London, and died while on a visit to his birthplace in Switzerland.

170 years ago

Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly began to appear in serial form in the Washington National Era, an abolitionist weekly.

80 years ago

4,000 Chungking residents were asphyxiated in a bomb shelter during a Japanese bombing raid on the provisional Chinese capital. Turkish sources reported that 144 German and Romanian divisions had been concentrated on the Russian frontier to back up demands for food, oil, and ore concessions in Ukraine. The Turkish government reported that French planes had crossed the Syrian border and bombed Amman, and that German troops continued to move into Syria.

U.S. Ambassador to Japan Joseph Grew protested against the Japanese seizure of American goods in French Indochina and the bombing of American property in Chungking.

Reports from Costa Rica indicated that considerable quantities of modern arms had been received from the U.S. and that an American military mission would train the Costa Rican Army how to use the new weapons.

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company statistician Dr. Louis Dublin reported that infant mortality in the United States had declined 45% in the last 20 years.

The Congress of Industrial Organizations United Auto Workers of America went on strike at the Inglewood, California plant of North American Aviation, halting work on $200 million worth of defense orders and affecting more than 11,000 workers.

75 years ago

World events
Reports from Bratislava indicated that more than 100,000 Ukrainians and Jews had fled from the Carpatho-Ukraine into Czechoslovakia rather than accept Soviet rule.

U.S. President Harry Truman appointed Senator Warren Austin (Republican--Vermont) to succeed Edward Stettinius as permanent U.S. representative to the United Nations. President Truman also greeted newly-appointed U.K. Ambassafor to the U.S.A. Sir Archibald Clark Kerr.

Speaking before the U.K. House of Commons, Leader of the Opposition Winston Churchill charged that "the seeds of a new world war...are being sown" behind Russia's "iron curtain," while Prime Minister Clement Attlee warned against "the counsel of despair that would divide Europe into two separate camps."

Former Argentine Chief of Staff General Carlos von der Becke visited U.S. Army Chief of Staff General Dwight D. Eisenhower in Washington to discuss possible military aid.

61 people, including many children, were killed in a fire at the La Salle Hotel in Chicago.

70 years ago

On television tonight
Suspense, on CBS
Tonight’s episode: The Call, starring Lawrence Fletcher, Paul Langton, and Cloris Leachman

World events
Brazilian police reported the suppression of a revolt by Tupiniquin Indians, angered by the government's failure to give them more land in the provinces of Bahia and Minas Geraes.

A three-day plebiscite in East Germany ended with a 96% vote in favour of German demilitarization and the conclusion of a peace treaty "for all Germany."

Paul LaPalme (1-2) pitched a 5-hitter for the Pittsburgh Pirates in his first major league start as they shut out the Boston Braves 8-0 before 4,302 fans at Braves Field. Every man in the Pittsburgh lineup had at last 1 hit as they amassed 21 hits.

Carl Furillo led off the bottom of the 9th inning with a base on balls and Roy Campanella followed with a double to drive him home as the Brooklyn Dodgers scored a run in each of the last 3 innings to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 before 5,882 fans at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn.

60 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Poesía En Movimiento (Poetry in Motion)--Dúo Dinámico

#1 single in France (IFOP): Et maintenant--Gilbert Bécaud (6th week at #1)

U.S.A. Top 10 (Billboard)
1 Running Scared--Roy Orbison
2 Travelin' Man--Ricky Nelson
3 Daddy's Home--Shep and the Limelites
4 Mama Said--The Shirelles
5 I Feel So Bad--Elvis Presley
6 Stand by Me--Ben E. King
7 Moody River--Pat Boone
8 A Hundred Pounds of Clay--Gene McDaniels
9 Raindrops--Dee Clark
10 Breakin' in a Brand New Broken Heart--Connie Francis

Singles entering the chart were Wild in the Country by Elvis Presley (#73); Cupid by Sam Cooke (#85); Right or Wrong by Wanda Jackson (#87); San Antonio Rose by Floyd Cramer (#90); Hats Off to Larry by Del Shannon (#92); Please Stay by the Drifters (#93); Ole Buttermilk Sky by Bill Black's Combo (#94); The Lonely Crowd by Teddy Vann (#95); Stick with Me Baby by the Everly Brothers (#97); Hold Back the Tears by the Delacardos (#98); and Can't Help Lovin' that Girl of Mine by the Excels (#100).

Died on this date
Syd Smith, 77
. U.S. baseball player and football coach. Mr. Smith was a catcher with the Philadelphia Athletics (1908); St. Louis Browns (1908); Cleveland Naps (1910-1911); and Pittsburgh Pirates (1914-1915), batting .247 with 2 home runs and 40 runs batted in in 146 games. He played at least 1,544 games in 12 seasons in the minor leagues (1904-1917). Mr. Smith was the first football coach at The Citadel, compiling a 2-3-1 record in 1905.

Sir John A. Macdonald's home Earnscliffe in Ottawa was declared a National Historic Site; it was currently the residence of the British High Commissioner.

Pancho Herrera's 3-run home run in the 3rd inning concluded the scoring as the Philadelphia Phillies edged the San Francisco Giants 3-2 before 4,881 fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. Chuck Hiller's 2-run homer in the 2nd inning opened the scoring against Robin Roberts (1-7), who pitched a 6-hit complete game for what turned out to be his only win of the season and his last in a Philadelphia uniform. Mike McCormick (5-5) took the loss,

50 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Rhodesia (Lyons Maid): Understanding--Peanut Butter Conspiracy (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Pensieri e parole--Lucio Battisti

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): I Am...I Said--Neil Diamond

#1 single in the U.K. (BMRB): Knock Three Times--Dawn (4th week at #1)

Australia's Top 10 (Go-Set)
1 Another Day--Paul McCartney (2nd week at #1)
2 Me and Bobby McGee--Janis Joplin
3 She's a Lady--Tom Jones
4 Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep--Middle of the Road
--Lally Stott
5 What is Life/Apple Scruffs--George Harrison
6 I Am...I Said--Neil Diamond
7 Hot Love--T. Rex
8 Joy to the World--Three Dog Night
9 Put Your Hand in the Hand--Allison Durbin
10 Black and Blue--Chain

Singles entering the chart were Toast and Marmalade for Tea by Tin Tin (#32); Power to the People by John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (#40); It Don't Come Easy by Ringo Starr (#42); Stay Awhile by the Bells (#48); and Father and Son by Cat Stevens (#60).

Netherlands Top 10 (De Nederlandse Top 40)
1 Brown Sugar--The Rolling Stones (2nd week at #1)
2 Soldiers Prayer--Oscar Harris and the Twinkle Stars
3 Rosetta--Georgie Fame & Alan Price
4 Poetas Andaluces--Aguaviva
5 Underneath the Blanket Go--Gilbert O'Sullivan
6 I Am...I Said--Neil Diamond
7 Put Your Hand in the Hand--Ocean
8 Funny, Funny--The Sweet
9 Proud Mary--Ike & Tina Turner
10 Love Her Madly--The Doors

Singles entering the chart were Ein Mädchen für Immer by Peter Orloff (#19); Zou Het Erg Zijn Lieve Opa by Wilma met Vader Abraham (#23); Hey Willie by the Hollies (#30); Ajax Zal Hem Raken by Ed en Willem Bever (#31); I Wish I Could Cry by Gilbert O'Sullivan (#34); Ajax Wint de Wereldcup by De Specials (#35); and Tweedle Dee Tweedle Dum by Middle of the Road (#38).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Billboard)
1 Brown Sugar--The Rolling Stones (2nd week at #1)
2 Joy to the World--Three Dog Night
3 Want Ads--The Honey Cone
4 It Don't Come Easy--Ringo Starr
5 Rainy Days and Mondays—Carpenters
6 Bridge Over Troubled Water/Brand New Me--Aretha Franklin
7 Sweet and Innocent--Donny Osmond
8 Never Can Say Goodbye--The Jackson 5
9 It's Too Late/I Feel the Earth Move--Carole King
10 Me and a You and a Dog Named Boo--Lobo

Singles entering the chart were Bring the Boys Home by Freda Payne (#66); Sooner or Later by the Grass Roots (#77); Chicago by Graham Nash (#79); You've Got a Friend by James Taylor (#80); I Don't Want to Do Wrong by Gladys Knight & the Pips (#91); Mandrill by Mandrill (#96); Call Me Up in Dreamland by Van Morrison (#98); Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart) by the Stylistics (#99); and You Gotta Have Love in Your Heart by the Supremes and the Four Tops (#100).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Want Ads--The Honey Cone
2 Brown Sugar--Rolling Stones
3 Bridge Over Troubled Water--Aretha Franklin
4 It Don’t Come Easy--Ringo Starr
5 Never Can Say Goodbye--The Jackson 5
6 Joy to the World--Three Dog Night
7 Sweet and Innocent—Donny Osmond
8 Superstar—Murray Head with the Trinidad Singers
9 Rainy Days and Mondays—Carpenters
10 I’ll Meet You Halfway—The Partridge Family

Singles entering the chart were Ajax Liquor Store by Hudson and Landry (#73); You Gotta Have Love in Your Heart by the Supremes & Four Tops (#77); Draggin’ the Line by Tommy James (#78); Escape-ism (Part 1) by James Brown (#83); Help the Poor by B.B. King (#85); Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart) by the Stylistics (#87); Do You Know What Time it Is? by Circa '58 and the Peanut Gallery (#88); Over and Over by the Delfonics (#93); Brand New Me by Aretha Franklin (#94); Double Barrel by Dave and Ansil Collins (#96); and Rings by Cymarron (#99).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Record World)
1 Brown Sugar--The Rolling Stones (3rd week at #1)
2 Want Ads--The Honey Cone
3 It Don’t Come Easy--Ringo Starr
4 Bridge Over Troubled Water--Aretha Franklin
5 Joy to the World--Three Dog Night
6 Me and You and a Dog Named Boo--Lobo
7 Sweet and Innocent--Donny Osmond
8 Rainy Days and Mondays—Carpenters
9 Chick-A-Boom (Don't Ya Jes' Love It)--Daddy Dewdrop
10 Superstar—Murray Head with the Trinidad Singers

Singles entering the chart were You’ve Got a Friend by James Taylor (#63); Never Ending Song of Love by Delaney & Bonnie & Friends (#69); Sooner or Later by the Grass Roots (#84); Change Partners by Stephen Stills (#85); Draggin’ the Line by Tommy James (#86); Too Long on the Road by Mark Lindsay (#91); Love Means Sounds of Sunshine by Ranwood (#96); Done Too Soon by Neil Diamond (#97); Be Good to Me Baby by Luther Ingram (#98); I've Found Someone of My Own by the Free Movement (#99); and I Hear Those Church Bells Ringing by Dusk (#100).

Canada’s Top 10 (RPM)
1 Brown Sugar--Rolling Stones
2 Chick-A-Boom (Don't Ya Jes' Love It)--Daddy Dewdrop
3 Joy to the World--Three Dog Night
4 Love Her Madly--The Doors
5 It Don’t Come Easy--Ringo Starr
6 Me and You and a Dog Named Boo--Lobo
7 The Drum--Bobby Sherman
8 Bridge Over Troubled Water—Aretha Franklin
9 Woodstock--Matthews’ Southern Comfort
10 Sweet and Innocent--Donny Osmond

Singles entering the chart were You’ve Got a Friend by James Taylor (#70); Awaiting on You All by Silver Hawk (#73); Chicago by Graham Nash (#80); I Love You Lady Dawn by the Bells (#81); Get it On by Chase (#89); Don’t Knock My Love by Wilson Pickett (#90); Spirit Song by Edward Bear (#93); Ooh Poo Pah Doo by Ike and Tina Turner (#95); Right on the Tip of My Tongue by Brenda and the Tabulations (#96); Spaceship Races by Tom Northcott (#98); Ebenezer by Keith Hampshire (#99); and Here Comes that Rainy Day Feeling Again by the Fortunes (#100).

Calgary’s Top 10 (Glenn's Music)
1 Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian)--Raiders (4th week at #1)
2 Brown Sugar--The Rolling Stones
3 Love Her Madly--The Doors
4 Albert Flasher--The Guess Who
5 If--Bread
6 It Don’t Come Easy--Ringo Starr
7 You and Me and a Dog Named Boo--Lobo
8 It’s Too Late--Carole King
9 Garden of Ursh--Karen Young
10 When You’re Hot, You’re Hot—Jerry Reed
Pick hit of the week: Doin’ As You Please—Kathy Hanna

Horse racing
Pass Catcher, with Walter Blum up, won the 103rd running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in New York in a time of 2:30 2/5, spoiling the hopes of Canonero II to win the Triple Crown. The Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner was plagued by various ailments and finished fourth. Jim French placed second and Bold Reason showed in third. First prize money was $97,710.

California state light heavyweight champion Ray "Windmill" White (22-9-2) won a 10-round unanimous decision over Steve Grant (13-10-1) in a heavyweight bout at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.

40 years ago

Hit parade #1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Köppäbävisan--Bengt Pegefelt (5th week at #1)

#1 single in France (IFOP): Pour le plaisir--Herbert Léonard (2nd week at #1)

South Africa's Top 10 (Springbok Radio)
1 This Ole House--Shakin' Stevens (3rd week at #1)
2 Antmusic--Adam & the Ants
3 Jealous Guy--Roxy Music
4 Santa Maria--Alan Garrity
5 Keep on Loving You--REO Speedwagon
6 I am the Beat--Look
7 Twilight Café--Susan Fassbender
8 Here is My Love--Tommy Dee
9 Woman--John Lennon
10 Making Your Mind Up--Bucks Fizz

Singles entering the chart were Angel of the Morning by Juice Newton (#17); and In the Air Tonight by Phil Collins (#19).

The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that five people in Los Angeles had a rare form of pneumonia seen only in patients with weakened immune systems, in what turned out to be the first recognized cases of AIDS.

The first teachers' strike in New Brunswick occurred as 1,000 teachers demonstrated outside of the Legislative building in Fredericton, demanding a 37% wage increase over 27 months. A tentative settlement was reached on the weekend, and classes resumed Monday morning.

Edmonton (1-0) 12 @ Calgary (0-1) 11

Hank Ilesic punted for a single on the last play of the game as the Eskimos came back from an 11-3 deficit to edge the Stampeders at McMahon Stadium. Warren Moon entered the game at quarterback for the Eskimos in the 4th quarter, and connected with Brian Kelly for a touchdown and Marco Cyncar for a 2-point convert to tie the score with less than 3 minutes remaining.

Nolan Ryan (5-3) pitched a 5-hitter, striking out 10 batters and walking 2 as the Houston Astros blanked the New York Mets 3-0 before 28,085 fans at the Astrodome. The two bases on balls gave Mr. Ryan 1,777 for his major league career, breaking the record of Early Wynn.

30 years ago

The Hudson's Bay Company announced that it would change eight remaining Simpsons stores to The Bay, selling five others to Sears Canada.

25 years ago

Seattle 90 @ Chicago 107 (Chicago led best-of-seven series 1-0)

The Bulls outscored the SuperSonics 28-13 in the 4th quarter to win before 24,544 fans at United Center. Michael Jordan led the Bulls with 28 points, while Seattle's Shawn Kemp led all scorers with 32 points.

20 years ago

Tropical Storm Allison made landfall on the upper Texas coastline as a strong tropical storm and dumped large amounts of rain over Houston. The storm caused $5.5 billion in damages, making Allison the second costliest tropical storm in U.S. history.

The Minnesota Twins selected catcher Joe Mauer as the first pick in the major league amateur draft.

Shea Hillenbrand’s home run leading off the bottom of the 18th inning gave the Boston Red Sox a 4-3 win over the Detroit Tigers before 32,814 fans at Fenway Park in Boston.

Mike Hampton improved his record for the season to 8-2 and hit his 3rd and 4th home runs of the season to lead the Colorado Rockies to a 9-4 win over the Houston Astros before 37,116 fans at Coors Field in Denver.

10 years ago

Died on this date
Azam Khan, 61
. Bangladeshi musician. Mr. Khan was a singer-songwriter and guitarist who fought in the Liberation War against the Pakistani Army that resulted in East Pakistan's independence in 1971. He founded the rock group Uchcharon, who achieved great commercial success in the 1970s. Mr. Khan died of oral cancer.

Miami 88 @ Dallas 86 (Miami led best-of-seven series 2-1)

Chris Bosh's field goal with 39.6 seconds remaining in regulation time broke an 86-86 tie, and Dirk Nowitzki was unsuccessful on a field goal attempt at the buzzer as the Heat edged the Mavericks before 20,340 fans at American Airlines Center. Dwyane Wade led Miami with 29 points and 11 rebounds, while Mr. Nowitzki led all scorers with 34 points, and grabbed 11 rebounds.

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