Saturday, 10 July 2021

July 10, 2021

170 years ago

Died on this date
Louis Daguerre, 63
. French photographer. Mr. Daguerre was a painter and developer of diorama theatre, but was best known as the inventor of the daguerreotype, the first publicly available process of photography. He invented the process in the late 1830s, and it was popular through the 1850s. Mr. Daguerre died of a heart attack.

150 years ago

Born on this date
Marcel Proust
. French writer. Mr. Proust was a novelist, critic, and essayist. He was best known for his seven-volume novel À la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time) (aka Remembrance of Things Past) (1913-1927). Mr. Proust died of pneumonia and a pulmonary abscess on November 18, 1922 at the age of 51, after years of declining health.

130 years ago

Born on this date
Rexford Tugwell
. U.S. economist and politician. Dr. Tugwell was a specialist in planning who was part of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt's "Brain Trust" from 1933-1936. He was Governor of Puerto Rico from 1941-1946. Dr. Tugwell wrote 20 books, including several about Mr. Roosevelt. Dr. Tugwell died on July 21, 1979, 11 days after his 88th birthday.

Edith Quimby. U.S. medical researcher and physicist. Professor Quimby spent most of her career of almost 60 years at Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases and Columbia University in New York City. She developed diagnostic and therapeutic applications of X-rays, and was concerned with protecting both those handling the radioactive material and making sure that those being treated were given the lowest dose necessary. Prof. Quimby died on October 11, 1982 at the age of 91.

125 years ago

Born on this date
Thérèse Casgrain
. Canadian politician. Mrs. Casgrain, a native of Saint-Irénée-les-Bains, Quebec, was the daughter of Conservative Member of Parliament Rodolphe Forget, but married Pierre-François Casgrain, a Liberal, who succeeded Mr. Forget in the riding of Charlevoix-Montmorency. She campaigned for women's suffrage and other feminist causes in Quebec, and after suffrage was finally granted in 1941, campaigned unsuccessfully to win her husband's riding after he was appointed to the judiciary. Mrs. Casgrain joined the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation in 1948, and led its Quebec wing, the Parti social démocratique du Québec (1951-1957). She ran six times in federal elections and by-elections as a candidate of the CCF and its successor, the New Democratic Party, but failed to get elected. Mrs. Casgrain represented the Quebec riding of Mille Isles in the Canadian Senate from October 7, 1970 until her mandatory retirement on July 10, 1971, her 75th birthday. She died in Montreal on November 3, 1981 at the age of 85.

120 years ago

Harry Davis became the first American League player to hit for the cycle, scoring 4 runs and riving in 3 to lead the Philadelphia Athletics over the Boston Americans 13-6 before 4,834 fans at Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds in Boston. All 6 Boston runs were unearned against Chick Fraser (7-10), who pitched an 11-hit complete game.

Honus Wagner scored an unearned run with 1 out in the bottom of the 12th inning to give the Pittsburgh Pirates a 1-0 win over the Boston Beaneaters at Exposition Park in Pittsburgh, as Jack Chesbro (8-6) pitched a 15-hit shutout to win the pitchers' duel over Bill Dinneen (8-7), who allowed just 4 hits.

110 years ago

Born on this date
Cootie Williams
. U.S. musician. Charles Melvin Williams was a jazz, blues, and rhythm and blues trumpeter who played with the bands of Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman before starting his own band. He died on September 15, 1985 at the age of 74.

Terry-Thomas. U.K. actor. Born Thomas Terry Hoar Stevens, Terry-Thomas, with his gap-toothed smile, moustache, distinctive speech, and frequent use of cigarette holder and monocle, provided the definitive image of the upper class English cad in movies such as Carlton-Browne of the F.O. (1959); I'm All Right, Jack (1960); Make Mine Mink (1960); Its' a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963); How to Murder Your Wife (1965); and Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines (1965). His last years were not pleasant, as he developed Parkinson's Disease and lived in poverty before a fund-raising project by fellow actors allowed him to move to a nursing home. Terry-Thomas died on January 8, 1990 at the age of 78.

Philadelphia Phillies' outfielder Sherry Magee threw his bat and knocked out home plate umpire Bill Finneran with one punch after being ejected for disputing a called third strike during the Phillies' 4-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals at National League Park in Philadelphia. Mr. Magee was suspended for the remainder of the season, but the suspension was later reduced. Grover Cleveland Alexander (17-5) pitched an 8-hit complete game victory.

100 years ago

Born on this date
Jeff Donnell
. U.S. actress. Jean Marie Donnell appeared in supporting roles in movies in the 1940s and '50s, and in television from the 1950s onward. She played Stella Fields in the soap opera General Hospital from 1979 until her death from a heart attack on April 11, 1988 at the age of 66.

Harvey Ball. U.S. artist. Mr. Ball was a commercial artist who founded Harvey Ball Advertising in his native Worcester, Massachusetts in 1959. In 1963, he created the smiley face for State Mutual Life Assurance Company as a morale booster for the company. Mr. Ball wasn't motivated by desire for financial gain, and made just $45 for his design. He founded the World Smile Foundation in 1999 as a non-profit charitable trust that supports children's causes. Mr. Ball died of liver failure on April 12, 2001 at the age of 79, following a short illness.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver. U.S. philanthropist. Mrs. Shriver, the sister of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and Senators Robert F. and Ted Kennedy and the wife of diplomat and politician Sargent Shriver, founded Camp Shriver--a camp for children with special needs--in 1962, and founded the the Special Olympics in 1968. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1984, and died on August 11, 2009 at the age of 88.

John K. Singlaub. U.S. military officer. Major General Singlaub joined the U.S. Army in 1943, serving in World War II and the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was a founding member of the Central Intelligence Agency and was chief of staff of U.S. forces in South Korea in the 1970s, but was fired by President Jimmy Carter in 1977 after publicly criticizing Mr. Carter's decision to withdraw U.S. forces from South Korea. Maj. Gen. Singlaub founded the United States Council for World Freedom in 1981, the American chapter of the World Anti-Communist League, and purged it of Nazis, Fascists, and other undesirable people. He was involved in overt and covert operations for 40 years, including the Iran-Contra affair in the 1980s. Maj. Gen. Singlaub has received numerous decorations from his own and other countries.

One day after a truce was agreed between the Irish Republican Army and British forces, violence broke out between Roman Catholics and Protestants in Belfast, resulting in 16 deaths and 161 houses detroyed.

80 years ago

Died on this date
Huntley Wright, 72
. U.K. actor. Mr. Wright had a performing career of more than 50 years, but was primarily known for appearing in musical comedies in the early 20th century. He also appeared in several movies and radio programs, and even in an early television broadcast. Mr. Wright died of a heart attack.

Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton, 50. U.S. musician and composer. Mr. Morton, a native of New Orleans, was one of the 20th century's most noted ragtime and blues pianists. His compositions included Jelly Roll Blues; King Porter Stomp; Wolverine Blues; and Black Bottom Stomp. Mr. Morton never fully recovered from a stabbing in 1938, and died in Los Angeles after suffering from respiratory problems.

Soviet authorities claimed that the Nazi offensive into the U.S.S.R. had stalled.

The Icelandic Althing voted 139-3 to approve the government's agreement with the United States for the stationing of occupation forces. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the May amendment to the draft act, raising the maximum draft age to 28 and requiring draft boards to publicize their reasons for granting deferments. U.S. Senator Robert Reynolds (Democrat--North Carolina) introduced three resolutions to permit the President to induct more than 90,000 draftees annually; to keep all soldiers in service until six months after the emergency ended; and to employ the Army "within or beyond the limits of the Western Hemisphere."

At least 340 Jews were massacred by 23 local men in Jedwabne, Poland, aided by Nazi police. The Jews were locked in a barn which was then set on fire.

Mexican Foreign Minister Ezequiel Padilla announced that his country supported Uruguay's suggestion that any American nation engaged in a foreign war be considered a non-belligerent.

Politics and government
South Carolina Governor Burnet Maybank (Democrat) appointed U.S. District Court Judge Alva Lumpkin to the United States Senate to take the place of James Byrnes--now a U.S. Supreme Court Justice--until an election could be held.

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a House of Representatives bill appropriating $40 million to the Tennessee Valley Authority to expand its power-generating facilities, chiefly for aluminum production purposes.

75 years ago

The Austrian Parliament voted to define "German assets" in Austria, liable to be taken for reparations, as property owned by Germans before the 1938 German anschluss of Austria.

Canada's first drive-in movie theatre - the Skyway - opened in Stoney Creek, Ontario, just outside Hamilton.

At the Paris conference of foreign ministers, U.S.S.R. Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov opposed dismemberment, federalization, or "agrarianization" of Germany, and rejected French proposals for the separation of Ruhr and Rhineland.

In a policy statement submitted to the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission, U.S. representative Bernard Baruch said that unless war was abolished, the United States would have no alternative but to develop more and bigger atomic bombs.

World events
Acting on a directive from the U.S.S.R., the government of the German state of Thuringia ordered the restoration of property taken from Jews there after 1933.

Egyptian police seized 1,000 political suspects as the government banned an anti-British general strike scheduled for the following day.

Economics and finance
Hungarian hyperinflation set a record with inflation of 348.46% per day, or prices doubling every 11 hours.

Frank Selke, formerly with the Toronto Maple Leafs, was named as general manager of the Montreal Canadiens.

70 years ago

On television tonight
Suspense, on CBS
Tonight's episode: Tent on the Beach, starring Eileen Heckart and Paul Langton

The Storm, on WKRC
Tonight's episode: The Keeper of the Chair

This was one of a number of episodes written for the local Cincinnati program by Rod Serling.

Canada ended its state of war with Germany.

Peace talks in the Korean War began at Kaesong between five-member delegations of the United Nations and Korean-Chinese Communist commands. Admiral Charles Turner Joy, U.S. Navy commander in the Far East, and General Nam Il, North Korean Army chief of staff, headed the respective delegations. The U.S. Defense Department raised the August draft call from 22,000 to 35,000, including 7,000 men for the Marine Corps, its first draft call since World War II.

World events
Don Juan, pretender to the Spanish throne, wrote to Generalissimo Francisco Franco, demanding that he be made king and that all restrictions on personal freedom in Spain be abolished.

Reports from Nicaragua said that Guatemalan Communists were apparently operating a jamming transmitter that interfered with Voice of America broadcasts to Latin America.

Randy Turpin (41-2-1) defeated Sugar Ray Robinson (128-2-2) in a 15-round decision at Earls Court Arena in Kensington, London to win the world middleweight title.

Major League All-Star Game @ Briggs Stadium, Detroit National League 8 @ American League 3 Stan Musial, Bob Elliott, Gil Hodges, and Ralph Kiner hit home runs to lead the NL to their win over the AL before 52,075 fans. Mr. Kiner became the first player to hit a home run in three straight all-star games. Vic Wertz and George Kell homered for the AL.

60 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): La Novia--Antonio Prieto (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in France (IFOP): Nous les amoureux--Jean-Claude Pascal (2nd week at #1)

U.S.A. Top 10 (Billboard)
1 Tossin' and Turnin'--Bobby Lewis
2 The Boll Weevil Song--Brook Benton
3 Quarter to Three--U.S. Bonds
4 Raindrops--Dee Clark
5 The Writing on the Wall--Adam Wade
6 Every Beat of My Heart--The Pips
7 Moody River--Pat Boone
8 Yellow Bird--Arthur Lyman Group
9 Hats Off to Larry--Del Shannon
10 Dance on Little Girl--Paul Anka

Singles entering the chart were Ready for Your Love by Shep and the Limelites (#79); You Don't Know What You've Got (Until You Lose It) by Ral Donner (#83); Runaround by the Regents (#88); Boogie Woogie by B. Bumble and the Stingers (#89); Mighty Good Lovin' by the Miracles (#91); A Thing of the Past by the Shirelles (#92); The Astronaut--Parts 1 and 2 by Jose Jimenez (#93); Wishin' on a Rainbow by Phill Wilson (#95); Black Land Farmer by Frankie Miller (#97); What Would You Do? by Jim Reeves (#99); and Michael by the Highwaymen (#100). Jose Jimenez was a character created by comedian Bill Dana.

Roger Rischer (18-6-2) won a 10-round decision over Young Jack Johnson (22-15-1) in a heavyweight bout at Kezar Pavilion in San Francisco.

50 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Rhodesia (Lyons Maid): Put Your Hand in the Hand--Alan Garrity (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Pensieri e parole--Lucio Battisti (6th week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep--Middle of the Road

#1 single in the U.K. (BMRB): Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep--Middle of the Road (4th week at #1)

Australia's Top 10 (Go-Set)
1 Eagle Rock--Daddy Cool
2 Too Young to Be Married--The Hollies
3 It Don't Come Easy--Ringo Starr
4 Hot Love--T. Rex
5 Mozart: Symphony No. 40 In G Minor K.550 1° Movement (Allegro Molto)--Waldo de Los Rios
6 Put Your Hand in the Hand--Allison Durbin
7 Joy to the World--Three Dog Night
8 Brown Sugar--The Rolling Stones
9 I Am...I Said--Neil Diamond
10 (Where Do I Begin) Love Story--Andy Williams

Singles entering the chart were It's a Sin to Tell a Lie by Gerry Monroe (#44); Something Old Something New by the Fantastics (#51); Can You Feel it Baby? by Sherbet (#52); Sweet Mary by Wadsworth Mansion (#54); Jack in the Box by Clodagh Rogers (#55); and Salvation Army Citadel by Rolf Harris (#57).

Netherlands Top 10 (De Nederlandse Top 40)
1 Zou Het Erg Zijn Lieve Opa--Wilma met Vader Abraham
2 Che Sará--José Feliciano
3 Double Barrel--Dave & Ansil Collins
4 Co Co--The Sweet
5 My Darling Helena!--The Walkers
6 Manuela--Jacques Herb
7 Tweedle Dee Tweedle Dum--Middle of the Road
8 Me and You and a Dog Named Boo--Lobo
9 Put Your Hand in the Hand--Ocean
10 Rumba Tamba--Martin Wulms and his Orchestra

Singles entering the chart were Concerto d'Aranjuez by Los Mayas (#18); Hocus Pocus by Focus (#29); Get Down and Get with It by Slade (#32); I Did What I Did for Maria by Tony Christie (#33); Downtown by Crazy Horse (#34); Wild Time by Corporation (#36); and Tonight by the Move (#38).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Billboard)
1 It's Too Late/I Feel the Earth Move--Carole King (4th week at #1)
2 Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian)--Raiders
3 Treat Her Like a Lady—Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose
4 Rainy Days and Mondays—Carpenters
5 Don't Pull Your Love--Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds
6 You've Got a Friend--James Taylor
7 Mr. Big Stuff--Jean Knight
8 Want Ads--The Honey Cone
9 When You're Hot, You're Hot--Jerry Reed
10 That's the Way I've Always Heard it Should Be--Carly Simon

Singles entering the chart were Liar by Three Dog Night (#72); Maybe Tomorrow by the Jackson 5 (#75); I'm Leavin' by Elvis Presley (#82); What the World Needs Now is Love/Abraham, Martin and John by Tom Clay (#84); How Did We Lose it Baby by Jerry Butler (#89); Gonna Be Alright Now by Gayle McCormack (#97); He's Gonna Step on You Again by John Kongos (#98); Saturday Morning Confusion by Bobby Russell (#99); and I Been Moved by Andy Kim (#100). What the World Needs Now is Love/Abraham, Martin and John, with vocals sung by the Blackberries, consisted mainly of audio clips of soldiers marching; the news broadcast of the assassination of John F. Kennedy; Martin Luther King the night before his assassination; and the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy and the eulogy by his brother Ted, bracketed by interviews of children by Tom Clay, a Los Angeles disc jockey.

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 It’s Too Late—Carole King (3rd week at #1)
2 Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian)--Raiders
3 Treat Her Like a Lady—Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose
4 Don't Pull Your Love--Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds
5 Mr. Big Stuff--Jean Knight
6 You've Got a Friend--James Taylor
7 Rainy Days and Mondays—Carpenters
8 She's Not Just Another Woman--8th Day
9 When You're Hot, You're Hot--Jerry Reed
10 That's the Way I've Always Heard it Should Be--Carly Simon

Singles entering the chart were Maybe Tomorrow by the Jackson 5 (#47); Won't Get Fooled Again by the Who (#69); I'm Leavin' by Elvis Presley (#76); Mother Freedom by Bread (#77); Whatcha See is Whatcha Get by the Dramatics (#78); Colour My World by Chicago (#80); Hill Where the Lord Hides by Chuck Mangione (#84); What the World Needs Now is Love/Abraham, Martin and John by Tom Clay (#86); It's the Real Thing--Pt. I by the Electric Express (#88); He's Gonna Step on You Again by John Kongos (#89); Pray for Me by the Intruders (#95); I Ain't Got Time Anymore by the Glass Bottle (#97); Saturday Morning Confusion by Bobby Russell (#99); and Faithful and True by Z.Z. Hill (#100). Colour My World, released a year earlier as the B-side of Make Me Smile, was the B-side of Beginnings, which currently charted at #30.

U.S.A. Top 10 (Record World)
1 It’s Too Late—Carole King (2nd week at #1)
2 Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian)--Raiders
3 Treat Her Like a Lady—Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose
4 Don't Pull Your Love--Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds
5 Rainy Days and Mondays—Carpenters
6 You've Got a Friend--James Taylor
7 Mr. Big Stuff--Jean Knight
8 When You're Hot, You're Hot--Jerry Reed
9 She's Not Just Another Woman--8th Day
10 That's the Way I've Always Heard it Should Be--Carly Simon

Singles entering the chart were Liar by Three Dog Night (#73); Whatcha See is Whatcha Get by the Dramatics (#78); Hot Pants Pt. 1 (She Got to Use What She Got to Get What She Wants) by James Brown (#79); Maybe Tomorrow by the Jackson 5 (#83); He's Gonna Step on You Again by John Kongos (#85); One-Way Ticket by Tyrone Davis (#87); Hill Where the Lord Hides by Chuck Mangione (#92); K-Jee by the Nite-Liters (#94); Love Me by the Rascals (#96); Resurrection Shuffle by Tom Jones (#97); When You Get Right Down to It by Ronnie Dyson (#99); and So Long Marianne by Brian Hyland (#100).

Canada’s Top 10 (RPM)
1 It’s Too Late—Carole King
2 Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian)--Raiders
3 Don't Pull Your Love--Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds
4 When You're Hot, You're Hot--Jerry Reed
5 Signs--Five Man Electrical Band
6 Rainy Days and Mondays—Carpenters
7 It Don’t Come Easy--Ringo Starr
8 You've Got a Friend--James Taylor
9 Puppet Man--Tom Jones
10 Treat Her Like a Lady--Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose

Singles entering the chart were Resurrection Shuffle by Tom Jones (#55); I Don't Wanna Do Wrong by Gladys Knight & the Pips (#63); Mighty Clouds of Joy by B.J. Thomas (#64); Mr. Big Stuff by Jean Knight (#65); Riders on the Storm by the Doors (#67); Liar by Three Dog Night (#70); Crazy About the La La La by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles (#83); Love Means (You Never Have to Say You're Sorry) by Sounds of Sunshine (#84); I've Got to Have You by Ginette Reno (#85); Isle of St. Jean by Gene McLellan (#93); Love Me by the Rascals (#95); Six Days of Paper Ladiesby Humphrey and the Dump Trucks (#96); The Sound of Silence by Peaches & Herb (#97); and So Long Marianne by Brian Hyland (#99).

Calgary's Top 10 (Glenn's Music)
1 It's Too Late--Carole King
2 Never Ending Song of Love--Delaney & Bonnie & Friends
3 Rainy Days and Mondays--Carpenters
4 I'll Meet You Halfway--The Partridge Family
5 It Don't Come Easy--Ringo Starr
6 Sweet City Woman--Stampeders
7 Wishbone--Jackie Mittoo
8 I Love You Lady Dawn--The Bells
9 High Time We Went--Joe Cocker
10 Talking in Your Sleep--Gordon Lightfoot
Pick hit of the week: Draggin' the Line--Tommy James

World events
King Hassan II of Morocco survived an assassination attempt launched at his summer palace at Skhirat, where he was celebrating his birthday.

Lee Trevino shot a 3-under-par 73 to win the British Open at Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport England, giving him victories in the U.S. Open, Canadian Open, and British Open in the span of four weeks. Mr. Trevino finished with a 14-under par score of 278, 1 stroke better than Lu Liang-Huan and Tony Jacklin. First prize money was £5,500 ($13,200).

40 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Hubba Hubba Zoot-Zoot--Caramba (4th week at #1)

#1 single in France (IFOP): J'Veux d'la Tendresse--Elton John

South Africa's Top 10 (Springbok Radio)
1 More and More--Joe Dolan (3rd week at #1)
2 Bette Davis Eyes--Kim Carnes
3 In the Air Tonight--Phil Collins
4 Turn Me Loose--Loverboy
5 Angel of the Morning--Juice Newton
6 Do You Feel My Love--Eddy Grant
7 Nightmare--Peach
8 This Ole House--Shakin' Stevens
9 Kids in America--Kim Wilde
10 Stars on 45--Star Sound

Singles entering the chart were Hands Up (Give Me Your Heart) by Ottawan (#19); and Louise (We Get it Right) by Jona Lewie (#20).

Toronto (0-2) 22 @ Montreal (1-1) 23

30 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Senza una donna--Zucchero featuring Paul Young (4th week at #1)

Died on this date
Gerome Ragni, 55
. U.S. actor and songwriter. Mr. Ragni was involved in theatre for almost 40 years, and was best known for his partnership with James Rado on the lyrics, with Galt MacDermot providing the lyrics, for Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical (1967). Mr. Ragni died of cancer.

Politics and government
Boris Yeltsin was sworn in as the first elected President of Russia.

Canadian Justice Minister Kim Campbell unveiled a new draft extradition law to sent wanted criminals to home countries, in which the stages of appeal were decreased from seven to three. She also drafted a law on criminal insanity, under which insane defendants could no longer be jailed indefinitely.

Canadian Environment Minister Jean Charest ordered a full-scale environmental assessment of the Great Whale hydro project in the James Bay region of Quebec, but no stoppage, prompting criticism from Québec, environmentalists, and Cree Indians.

Economics and finance
U.S. President George Bush lifted economic sanctions against South Africa.

Express Airlines Flight 508, a Beechcraft Model 99 en route from Mobile to Birmingham, Alabama, crashes near Birmingham Municipal Airport, killing 13 of the 15 people on board.

The South African cricket team was readmitted into the International Cricket Council following the end of Apartheid.

25 years ago

Economics and finance
A coalition of Canadian groups threatened to boycott Florida produce and tourism unless the U.S.A. relented on the Helms-Burton law that imposed sanctions on foreign companies that traded with companies expropriated by Cuba from the United States.

Hurricane Bertha concluded three days of activity in the Caribbean islands and eastern United States, killing 14 people and causing major damage in St. Thomas, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and coastal North Carolina.

Calgary (3-0) 62 @ Montreal (0-3) 22
Edmonton (2-1) 24 @ Saskatchewan (2-1) 27

Aaron Ruffin returned a punt 99 yards for a touchdown with 1:01 remaining in regulation time to give the Roughriders their win over the Eskimos at Taylor Field in Regina. Edmonton fullback Tony Burse scored his fourth touchdown of the season, but suffered a hand injury that put him out of action for the next 6 games. Shalon Baker scored the other Edmonton TD on an 86-yard punt return, and Frank Jagas added 2 converts, 3 field goals, and a single. Edmonton slotback Rob Weir had the best game of his CFL career, catching 4 passes for 61 yards.

20 years ago

Major League All-Star Game @ Safeco Field, Seattle
National League 1 @ American League 4

Cal Ripken, Jr., Magglio Ordonez, and Derek Jeter hit home runs to lead the AL to their win over the NL before 47,364 fans. The NL managed just 3 hits.

10 years ago

Britain's best-selling Sunday tabloid News of the World, brought down by a phone-hacking scandal, published its last issue after almost 168 years.

The Russian cruise ship Bulgaria sank in the Volga River near Syukeyevo, Tatarstan, causing 122 deaths.

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