Tuesday, September 27, 2016

September 25, 2016

950 years ago
1066


Died on this date
Harald III, 51 (?)
. King of Norway, 1046-1066. Harald III, nicknamed Harald Hardrada ("hard ruler"), ruled jointly with Magnus I in 1046 before taking the throne unilaterally upon Magnus's death a year later. Harald III consistently failed in attempting to conquer Denmark, and his invasion of England ended wit his death in the Battle of Stamford Bridge. He was succeeded on the throne by his son Magnus II.

War
English forces commanded by King Harold II defeated Norwegian forces commanded by King Harald III in the Battle of Stamford Bridge in Yorkshire, England, marking the end of the Viking invasions of England.

225 years ago
1791


Died on this date
William Bradford, 72
. U.S. publisher. Mr. Bradford published The Pennsylvania Journal from 1742 until his death. He supported the American Revolution, and was selected by the Continental Congress to print the official documents of the revolution.

150 years ago
1866


Born on this date
Thomas Hunt Morgan
. U.S. biologist, geneticist, and embryologist. Dr. Morgan was awarded the 1933 Nobel Prize in Physioogy or Medicine "for his discoveries concerning the role played by the chromosome in heredity." He died on December 4, 1945 at the age of 79.

110 years ago
1906


Technology
In the presence of King Alfonso XIII and before a large crowd, Leonardo Torres y Quevedo successfully demonstrated the invention of the Telekino in the Spanish port of Bilbao, guiding a boat from the shore in what is considered the birth of the remote control.

90 years ago
1926


Diplomacy
The international Convention to Suppress the Slave Trade and Slavery was first signed, under the auspices of the League of Nations.

Politics and government
Liberal Party leader Mackenzie King was sworn in as Prime Minister of Canada for the second time, replacing Conservative Party leader Arthur Meighen, Prime Minister since June 29, 1926. Mr. King had been able to form a government after the September 14 federal election, as the Liberals had won 116 of 245 seats in the House of Commons, and 8 Liberal-Progressive MPs supported the Liberals and created a majority.

75 years ago
1941


Died on this date
Gertrude Battles Lane, 66
. U.S. journalist. Mrs. Lane was editor of Woman's Home Companion from 1911-1941.

War
General Vittorio Ambrosio, commander of the Italian 2nd Army, reported that the reoccupation of the demilitarized Dalmatian coast of Yugoslavia had been completed.

Diplomacy
The Duke and Duchess of Windsor arrived in Washington for their first visit to the United States together, and were greeted by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and cheering crowds.

Defense
As a result of a seditious movement uncovered in the Argentine Air Corps, General Angel Maria Zyloaga was removed as corps commander.

Economics and finance
U.S. Secretary of State Cordell Hull announced that 300 more names had been added to the trade blacklist of pro-Axis firms and individuals in Latin America.

Football
WIFU
Vancouver (1-4) 5 @ Winnipeg (3-0) 12

Baseball
The New York Giants released catcher Gabby Hartnett, ending his 20-year Hall of Fame career. Mr. Hartnett batted .297 with 236 home runs and 1,179 runs batted in in 1,990 games. He played 19 seasons with the Cubs before joining the Giants for 1941 and hitting .300 with 5 home runs and 26 RBIs in 64 games.

Whitlow Wyatt pitched a 5-hit shutout for his 22nd win of the season as the Brooklyn Dodgers blanked the Boston Braves 6-0 before 10,098 fans at Braves Field to clinch their first National League pennant in 21 years. John Dudra struck out as a pinch hitter for Boston in the top of the 8th inning and played the bottom of the inning at third base in the 14h and last game of his only major league season.

Ray Starr pitched a 2-hitter and the Cincinnati Reds scored 5 runs in the 5th inning as they blanked the Chicago Cubs 6-0 before 1,148 fans at Crosley Field in Cincinnati. It was the final major league game for three Cubs: left fielder Frank Jelincich (4 games, 1941); second baseman Billy Myers (738 games, 1935-1941); and relief pitcher Wimpy Quinn (3 games, 1941), who singled in his only plate appearance in the game, ending his major league career with a batting average of .500.

70 years ago
1946


Diplomacy
A council of Zionist organizations in Jerusalem voted not to let the Jewish Agency for Palestine take part in the London Conference until interned Zionist leaders were released.

Defense
The U.S. Army began to assemble 1,500 men in Faribanks, Alaska for Task Force Frigid to test the operation of personnel and equipment in arctic conditions.

Politics and government
The Christian Democratic Party government of Prime Minister Alcide de Gasperi survived a non-confidence vote in the Italian parliement after a long debate on financial and economic problems.

Football
IRFU
Toronto (2-0-2) 15 @ Hamilton (0-3-1) 15

60 years ago
1956


Died on this date
John McMakin, 78
. U.S. baseball pitcher. Mr. McMakin played 4 games with the Brooklyn Superbas in 1902, posting a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 3.09. He compiled a record of 37-28 in four years in the minor leagues from 1902-1907.

War
Israeli troops attacked Jordanian positions in the Husan area near Jerusalem, killing 50 Jordanian soldiers and destroying a military base and police station.

Diplomacy
The United Kingdom and France rejected Egypt's complaint to the United Nations Security Council about their "actions against Egypt." Australian Prime Minister Robert Menzies told the Australian House of Representatives that if the United Nations proved ineffective and could not impose economic sanctions against Egypt because of a Soviet veto, the Suez Canal "user nations" must "be ready to impose sanctions ourselves."

A Polish Air Force lieutenant landed his MiG-15 jet on the Danish island of Bornholm and asked for political asylum.

Communications
Canadian Overseas Telephone Company (COTC), the British Post Office (BPO) and American Telephone & Telegraph (AT&T) opened TAT-1, the first direct dial transatlantic calling service with an exchange of greetings among London, Ottawa, and New York. The system operated between Oban, Scotland and Clarenville, Newfoundland.

Disasters
Hurricane Flossy completed a three-day sweep through Louisiana, Georgia, and Florida, leaving 12 dead and a reported $2 million in property damage.

Baseball
Sal Maglie pitched a no-hitter for the Brooklyn Dodgers as they shut out the Philadelphia Phillies 5-0 before 15,204 fans at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn. Roy Campanella's 2-run home run climaxed a 3-run 2nd inning.

Warren Spahn pitched a 6-hit complete game to improve his 1956 record to 20-10 and doubled home 2 runs to climax a 3-run 2nd inning as the Milwaukee Braves beat the Cincinnati Redlegs 7-1 before 18,971 fans at Crosley Field in Cincinnati, remaining 1/2 game ahead of the second-place Dodgers. The Braves had 2 games remaining in the season, the Dodgers 4. The loss eliminated the Redlegs from contention, as they were 2 1/2 games behind with 1 game remaining. Larry Jansen started on the mound for Cincinnati and allowed 3 hits, a base on balls, and 3 runs--all earned--in 1 2/3 innings to drop to 2-3 in the 291st and last game of his 10-year major league career. Cincinnati pinch hitter Stan Palys grounded out to end the game in the 138th and last game of his 4-year major league career.

Willie Mays and Red Schoendienst each had 4 hits, including a home run, as the New York Giants routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-0 before 1,275 fans at the Polo Grounds in New York. Bill White and Wes Westrum also homered, while Johnny Antonelli allowed 3 hits in 7 innings to improve his record for the season to 19-13.

Preston Ward came to bat as a pinch hitter with 2 out in the bottom of the 9th and hit a solo home run to tie the game, and Rocky Colavito hit a 3-run homer with 2 out in the bottom of the 10th to give the Cleveland Indians a 4-1 win over the Kansas City Athletics before 3,604 fans at Municipal Stadium in Cleveland. Early Wynn allowed just 4 hits in pitching a complete game victory, improving his record for the season to 20-10.

Bill Skowron batted 3 for 5 with 2 doubles, a base on balls, and 5 runs batted in, while Bob Cerv batted 2 for 4 with a triple, base on balls, 2 runs, and 4 RBIs, to help the New York Yankees defeat the Baltimore Orioles 11-6 before 14,740 fans at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore. Tom Sturdivant started on the mound for New York and allowed 6 hits and 5 runs--4 earned--in 7 innings to improve his 1956 record to 16-7. Bob Harrison started for Baltimore and allowed 3 hits, 5 bases on balls, and 3 earned runs in 1 2/3 innings in the second and last game of his 2-year major league career. He was relieved by Hal Brown, who allowed 10 hits and 8 earned runs in 5 innings to take the loss.

The Boston Red Sox scored 6 runs in the first 2 innings and coasted to a 10-2 win over the Washington Nationals before 2,073 fans at Fenway Park in Boston. Ted Williams hit a home run and drove in 4 runs for Boston, while Mickey Vernon added a solo homer against his former team. Pete Runnels hit a 2-run homer for Washington.

40 years ago
1976


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy (Hit Parade Italia): Margherita--Riccardo Cocciante (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (Veronica Top 40): Dancing Queen--ABBA (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K (New Musical Express).: Dancing Queen--ABBA (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Play That Funky Music--Wild Cherry (2nd week at #1)

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty--K.C. and the Sunshine Band
2 Lowdown--Boz Scaggs
3 Play That Funky Music--Wild Cherry
4 A Fifth of Beethoven--Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band
5 Disco Duck (Part 1)--Rick Dees and his Cast of Idiots
6 Devil Woman--Cliff Richard
7 If You Leave Me Now--Chicago
8 Still the One--Orleans
9 A Little Bit More--Dr. Hook
10 I'd Really Love to See You Tonight--England Dan & John Ford Coley

Singles entering the chart were Muskrat Love by Captain and Tennille (#60); It's a Long Way There by Little River Band (#76); Don't Think...Feel by Neil Diamond (#90); Goofus by the Carpenters (#91); I'll Play the Fool by Dr. Buzzard’s Original “Savannah” Band (#92); I Can't Live a Dream by the Osmonds (#93); I Never Cry by Alice Cooper (#94); Gimme Your Money Please by Bachman-Turner Overdrive (#96); Teddy Bear's Last Ride by Diana Williams (#97); You are My Love by Liverpool Express (#98); Love Ballad by L.T.D. (#99); and Made to Love You by Gary Wright (#100). Gimme Your Money Please had been a hit in Canada in 1973.

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 A Fifth of Beethoven--Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band
2 Play That Funky Music--Wild Cherry
3 (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty--K.C. and the Sunshine Band
4 A Little Bit More--Dr. Hook
5 I'd Really Love to See You Tonight--England Dan & John Ford Coley
6 Lowdown--Boz Scaggs
7 You Should Be Dancing--Bee Gees
8 Devil Woman--Cliff Richard
9 Baby, I Love Your Way--Peter Frampton
10 If You Leave Me Now--Chicago

Singles entering the chart were Did You Boogie (With Your Baby) by Flash Cadillac and the Continental Kids (#85); This One's for You by Barry Manilow (#86); Love So Right by the Bee Gees (#87); Love of My Life by Gino Vannelli (#89); Satin Sheets by the Bellamy Brothers (#91); You Gotta Make Your Own Sunshine by Neil Sedaka (#93); More than a Feeling by Boston (#94); Mr. Melody by Natalie Cole (#95); Amber Cascades by America (#96); Party Line by Andrea True Connection (#97); You're Still the One by Lady (#98); National Poddy by Sweeney Todd (#99); and Be True to Your School by the Beach Boys (#100). Be True to Your School was originally a hit in 1963, before RPM began publication.

Died on this date
Red Faber, 88
. U.S. baseball pitcher. Urban Clarence Faber played with the Chicago White Sox from 1914-1933, compiling a record of 254-213 with an earned run average of 3.15 in 669 games. He won 3 games in the 1917 World Series as the White Sox defeated the New York Giants 4 games to 2, but missed the 1919 World Series with arm problems. Mr. Faber, one of the last pitchers to legally throw a spitball, had four seasons of 20 or more wins, and led the American League in earned run average in 1921 and 1922. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1964.

Football
CFL
Toronto (5-6) 14 @ Hamilton (5-6) 29
Winnipeg (5-5) 28 @ Edmonton (7-4) 17

Jimmy Jones threw touchdown passes to Lawrie Skolrood, M.L. Harris, and Angelo Santucci as the Tiger-Cats beat the Argonauts before 31,793 fans at Ivor Wynne Stadium.

Steve Beaird rushed for 2 touchdowns and Jim Washington for another as the Blue Bombers beat the Eskimos before 25,963 fans at Clarke Stadium. Bruce Lemmerman completed a touchdown pass to Garry Lefebvre for the Edmonton touchdown. It was the final regular season game in the 5-year CFL career for Edmonton running back Roy Bell.

Baseball
Mike Schmidt drove in 3 runs with a home run and a double to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-5 win over the Montreal Expos before 5,096 fans in the NBC Game of the Week, and the last game ever televised from Jarry Park in Montreal. Mr. Schmidt was involved in an unusual double play in the 3rd inning: with 1 out, he doubled home Dave Cash, and Jerry Martin stopped at third base. Greg Luzinski then hit a sacrifice fly to Montreal left fielder Bombo Rivera, scoring Mr. Martin. Mr. Rivera threw to third baseman Larry Parrish for a double play. Since Mr. Martin scored before the third out was made, the run counted.

Jerry Royster had 3 hits and 4 runs batted in to help the Atlanta Braves defeat the San Diego Padres 11-8 before 1,734 fans at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. Bob Owchinko made his major league debut, starting on the mound for San Diego. He allowed 5 hits, 2 bases on balls, and 4 runs--all earned--in 1 2/3 innings to take the loss.

Lynn McGlothen pitched a 4-hitter and had 2 hits and a run to lead the St. Louis Cardinals over the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-0 before 7,858 fans at Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis. Jerry Reuss allowed 7 hits and 3 runs--1 earned--in 5 innings to take the loss. He was relieved by Bob Moose, who allowed 1 hit and 2 bases on balls, but no runs, in the 295th and last game of his 10-year major league career.

Gary Matthews hit 3 home runs and drove in 5 runs, while Jim Barr pitched a 6-hit shutout and tripled in 2 runs as the San Francisco Giants routed the Houston Astros 10-0 before 2,432 fans at Candlestick Park in Los Angeles. Mike Cosgrove, the second of five Houston pitchers, allowed 3 hits and 2 runs--both earned--in 2 innings in the 119th and last game of his five-year major league career.

Luis Tiant pitched a 2-hitter to improve his 1976 record to 21-11, winning the pitchers' duel over Ross Grimsley, who pitched a 4-hit complete game in falling to 8-7 as the Boston Red Sox edged the Baltimore Orioles 1-0 before 10,562 fans at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore in a game that was played in 1 hour 52 minutes.

The New York Yankees scored 6 runs in the 1st inning and 2 in the second as they defeated the Detroit Tigers 10-6 before 12,814 fans at Tiger Stadium.

Claudell Washington, Ron Fairly, and Gene Tenace hit home runs for the Oakland Athletics as they beat the Chicago White Sox 7-4 before 17,298 fans at Comiskey Park in Chicago, moving to within 5 games of the American League West Division-leading Royals with 7 games remaining in the season for both teams.

Bert Blyleven pitched a 4-hitter, improving his recrd for the season to 13-16, winning the pitchers' duel over Andy Hassler, who pitched a 6-hit complete game, falling to 5-11, as the Texas Rangers edged the Kansas City Royals 1-0 before 9,001 fans at Arlington Stadium.

30 years ago
1986


On television tonight
Our World, hosted by Linda Ellerbee and Ray Gandolf, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Summer 1969

This was the first program in the news documentary series that looked back at a particular period in the 20th century.

Died on this date
Nikolay Semyonov, 90
. U.S.S.R. physicist and chemist. Dr. Semyonov shared the 1956 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Sir Cyril Norman Hinshelwood "for their researches into the mechanism of chemical reactions."

Donald MacDonald, 77. Canadian labour leader and politician. Mr. MacDonald, a native of Halifax, was elected the first leader of the Nova Scotia Co-opeative Commonwealth Federation in 1941, and represented Cape Breton South in the House of Assembly from 1941-1945. He was Secretary-Treasurer of the Canadian Congress of Labour from 1951-1956; Secretary-Treasurer of the Canadian Labour Congress from 1956-1967; and President of the Canadian Labour Congress frm 1967-1974. He died 13 days after his 77th birthday.

Baseball
Mike Scott pitched a no-hitter, striking out 13, improving his 1986 record to 18-10 as the Houston Astros blanked the San Francisco Giants 2-0 before 32,808 fans at the Astrodome to clinch the National League East Division pennant.

Jeff Hamilton hit a solo home run with 1 out in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Los Angeles Dodgers a 4-3 win over the San Diego Padres in the first game of a twi-night doubleheader before 24,397 fans at Dodger Stadium. The Padres had tied the game with 3 runs in the top of the 9th, the last 2 coming on a double by Steve Garvey with 2 out. Kevin McReynolds hit a 2-run home run with 1 out in the top of the 9th to give the Padres a 7-6 win in the second game. The Padres scored 2 runs in each of the last 3 innings.

Robin Yount, who entered the game in the 5th inning, batted 3 for 3 with a home run, 2 doubles, 2 runs, and 2 runs batted in as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Baltimore Orioles 9-3 before 6,321 fans at County Stadium. Ted Higuera pitched an 8-hit complete game to improve his record for the season to 20-10, allowing 2 solo home runs by Eddie Murray and another by Floyd Rayford. George Bamberger resigned as the Brewers' manager after the game and was replaced by Tom Trebelhorn.

25 years ago
1991


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): (Everything I Do) I Do it for You--Bryan Adams (7th week at #1)

Died on this date
Klaus Barbie, 77
. German war criminal. SS-Hauptsturmführer (Captain) Barbie was known as the "Butcher of Lyon" for having personally tortured French prisoners of the Gestapo while stationed in Lyon, France during World War II. He was allowed to flee to Bolivia after the war and was used by U.S. and West German intelligence agencies after World War II, but was extradited to France in 1983, and was convicted of crimes against humanity in 1987 and sentenced to life in prison.

Stan Waters, 71. Canadian politician. Lieutenant General Waters fought in World War II and served as Commander of the Canadian Forces Mobile Command (1973–75). He was a founding member of the Reform Party of Canada in 1987, and was the party's candidate in a non-binding election on October 16, 1989 for a vacant Canadian Senate seat from Alberta. He won handily, receiving more votes in a single election than anyone else in Canadian electoral history. Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, who consistently supported Quebec's interests, reefused to appoint Mr. Waters to the Senate until June 11, 1990, and then only in an attempt to get Alberta's support for his Meech lake consitutional accord. Sen. Waters died of a brain tumour.

20 years ago
1996


Hit parade
#1 single in Denmark (Nielsen Music Control & IFPI): Wannabe--Spice Girls (5th week at #1)

War
Opposition Taliban fighters in Afghanistan reached the eastern suburbs of Kabul and were poised to take control of the country's capital.

20 of 26 men aboard a North Korean submarine that had run aground in South Korea were dead, and the search for the remaining crew members continued. South Korea denounced the grounding as an act of provocation.

Scandal
Speaker of the Ontario Provincial Parliament Allan McLean resigned in the wake of a sexual harassment case.

10 years ago
2006


Terrorism
Supreme Court of Canada Justice John Major opened his inquiry into the 1985 explosion of Air India Flight 182 off the south coast of Ireland; he heard testimony from the relatives of some of the 329 people killed in the crime.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

September 24, 2016

1,650 years ago
366


Died on this date
Liberius
. Roman Catholic Pope, 352-366. Liberius succeeded Julius I and was pope during the debate over Arianism, and was exiled from 355-357 for refusing to condemn Athanasius, resulting in Antipope Felix II being installed on the papal throne. Emperor Constantius yielded to popular protest and recalled Liberius, forcing Felix II into retirement. Pope Liberius was succeeded by Damasus I.

475 years ago
1541


Died on this date
Paracelsus, 47
. Swiss physician, botanist, and chemist. Paracelsus, born Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim, has been credited as the founder of toxicology. He advocated using observations of nature rather than relying on ancient texts, although he incorporated astrology into his work.

175 years ago
1841


Britannica
The Sultan of Brunei ceded Sarawak to the United Kingdom.

170 years ago
1846


War
In the Mexican–American War, U.S. troops commanded by General Zachary Taylor captured Monterrey.

120 years ago
1896


Died on this date
Louis Gerhard De Geer, 78
. Prime Minister of Sweden, 1876-1880. Baron De Geer, an independent liberal, was a judge and justice minister before serving as Sweden's first Prime Minister. He was known for reforming and modernizing the Swedish parliamentary system.

110 years ago
1906


Americana
U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed Devils Tower in Wyoming as the nation's first National Monument.

Baseball
The St. Louis Cardinals and Brooklyn Superbas played to a 1-1 tie at Washington Park in Brooklyn in a game that was called after 7 innings. St. Louis pitcher Stoney McGlynn was pitching a no-hitter when the game was called.

80 years ago
1936


Baseball
Pitcher Hal Schumacher singled in the winning run as the New York Giants edged the Boston Bees 2-1 in 10 innings in the first game of a doubleheader before 6,753 fans at National League Park in Boston to clinch the National League pennant. Mr. Schumacher pitched a 7-hit complete game to improve his 1936 record to 11-13, while losing pitcher Danny MacFayden also went the distance with a 7-hitter, falling to 17-13. The Bees won the second game 4-0 as Bill Weir won the pitchers' duel over Frank Gabler in a game that was played in 1 hour 38 minutes.

Chili Gomez singled home Gene Corbett and Ernie Sulik with 2 out in the top of the 13th inning to break a 2-2 tie and give the Philadelphia Phillies a 4-2 win over the Brooklyn Dodgers in the first game of a doubleheader before 1,700 fans at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn. Hugh "Losing Pitcher" Mulcahy allowed 8 hits and 1 earned run in pitching a complete game for his only win of the season and the second in his major league career, and singled in the second Philadelphia run. Ed Brandt pitched the first 12 innings for Brooklyn before being relieved by Hank Winston, who allowed 3 hits, 2 bases on balls, and 2 earned runs to take the loss in the 15th and last game of his 2-year major league career. Harry Eisentat pitched a complete game for the Dodgers as they won 4-2 in the second game, which was called because of darkness after 6 1/2 innings.

Joe Medwick singled to lead off the bottom of the 12th inning and scored on a 1-out single by Charlie Gelbert to give the St. Louis Cardinals a 5-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds in the first game of a doubleheader at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis. Babe Herman hit a 3-run home run for the Reds. The Cardinals completed the sweep with a 2-0 win in the second game, which was called because of darkness after 5 1/2 innings. Dizzy Dean allowed 4 hits and struck out 9 in 6 innings to improve his 1936 record to 24-12, winning the pitchers' duel over Paul Derringer, who fell to 19-19.

Bob Johnson doubled home 2 runs in a 3-run 8th inning as the Philadelphia Athletics withstood a 2-run rally in the bottom of the 8th and defeated the New York Yankees 4-3 at Yankee Stadium. Buck Ross pitched an 8-hit complete game to improve his record for the season to 9-14, while losing pitcher Monte Pearson fell to 19-7. Lou Gehrig hit his 49th home run of the season for New York.

75 years ago
1941


War
Representatives of of 11 allied governments, including Canada, adopted a resolution at the second meeting of the Inter-Allied Conference in London pledging support to the Atlantic Charter, an eight-point declaration issued by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and U.K. Prime Minister Winston Churchill. The Budapest newspaper Magyar Nemzet reported that 12,000 Serbian Chetnik guerrillas had attacked a German garrison at an unidentified Serbian town during the day.

Defense
U.S. Senator Tom Connally (Democrat--Texas), chairman of the Foreign Relations Commitee, said that he would sponsor amendments to the Neutrality Act to permit the arming of U.S. merchant ships and to allow them to enter combat zones.

Congress of Industrial Orgainzations United Auto Workers President R.J. Thomas charged that the automobile industry had pursued a "business as usual" policy and delayed switching over to bomber production.

Politics and government
A censure motion against the Australian United Australia Party-Country Party coalition government of Prime Minister Arthur Fadden was defeated in the House of Representatives by one vote.

Scandal
Bales of unused franked envelopes of seven members of the United States Congress were seized from the offices of two isolationist groups in Washington.

Economics and finance
U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau testifed before the House of Representatives Banking and Currency Committee in favour of a 100% tax on all corporate profits over 6% on invested capital for the duration of the emergency.

Labour
Members of the American Federation of Labor Seafarers International Union voted to end their 12-day strike affecting 26 ships, and to submit their demand for increased war bonuses to the National Defense Mediation Board.

70 years ago
1946


World events
Martial law was decreed in El Salvador by the government of President General Salvador Castaneda Castro as opposition parties called a general strike to force cabinet and police reorganization.

Diplomacy
Answering questions posed by Alexander Werth of the London Sunday Times, U.S.S.R. dictator Josef Stalin said that he did not feel that the danger of war existed at present, but he claimed that the U.S. monopoly on atomic weapons was a threat to peace. He also reaffirmed "unconditionally" his desire for "friendly and lasting collaboration" with the West.

Defense
Clark Clifford and George Elsey, military advisers to U.S. President Harry S. Truman, presented him with a top-secret report on the Soviet Union that first recommended the policy of containment.

Following Turkish rejection of a Soviet demand for joint defense of the Dardanelles, the U.S.S.R. warned Turkey against organizing "military measures" in the Straits with any non-Black Sea power.

Transportation
Cathay Pacific Airways was founded in Hong Kong.

Business
Appearing before the U.S. House of Representatives Merchant Marine Committee, industrialist Henry Kaiser stated that shipyard operations of four of his companies showed a net loss of $13 million because of ventures in steel and magnesium, but admitted that these companies brought his family $16,362,000 after taxes.

Labour
A common pleas court in Pittsburgh sentenced George Mueller, president of the independent Duquesne Light Company workers union to one year in jail as a result of having the union go on strike despite an anti-strike injunction issued on September 9.

60 years ago
1956


Died on this date
Alexander Nicoll, 75
. U.S. physician. Dr. Nicoll performed one of the first emergency heart operations in 1938.

Léon Marchal, 56. French diplomat. Mr. Marchal was Secretary General of the Council of Europe from September 21, 1953 until his death in Strasbourg.

Literature
The novel Peyton Place by Grace Metalious was published in New York by Julian Messner, Inc.

Diplomacy
Egyptian representative to the United Nations Omar Loufti asked the Security Council to consider 'actions against Egypt" by the United Kingdom and France. King Saud of Saudi Arabia and Syrian President Shukri al-Kuwatly issued a joint communique in Cairo supporting Egypt "in every attitude she takes" on the Suez question.

The Canadian Department of External Affairs requested the withdrawal of G. F. Popov, second secretary of the U.S.S.R. Embassy in Ottawa, for attempting to bribe a Royal Canadian Air Force civilian employee.

Politics and government
The People's National Movement, led by Eric Williams, won 13 of 24 seats in the Legislative Council in the Trinidad and Tobago general election. The People's Democratic Party was second with 5 seats.

Americana
U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower ordered the General Services Administration not to sell Ellis Island, the former Immigration Service station in New York that had served as the "gateway to America" for 15 million immigrants from 1890-1954.

Energy
Canada signed an atomic energy agreement with the United Kingdom and the United States in Washington.

Disasters
22 people were killed when a passenger bus fell 150 feet from a mountain pass into the Jhelum River in Pakistan.

Football
WIFU
Edmonton (7-2) 1 @ British Columbia (4-5) 11

Ed Vereb rushed for the game's only touchdown at Empire Stadium in Vancouver as the Lions posted their first victory ever against the Eskimos.

50 years ago
1966


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Yellow Submarine/Eleanor Rigby (4th week at #1)

#1 single in France: Ton Nom--Salvatore Adamo (14th week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Strangers in the Night--Frank Sinatra (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Strangers in the Night--Frank Sinatra (8th week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Yellow Submarine/Eleanor Rigby--The Beatles (5th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Distant Drums--Jim Reeves

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Cherish--The Association

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Cherish--The Association
2 You Can't Hurry Love--The Supremes
3 Yellow Submarine--The Beatles
4 Sunshine Superman--Donovan
5 Bus Stop--The Hollies
6 Beauty is Only Skin Deep--The Temptations
7 Guantanamera--The Sandpipers
8 Black is Black--Los Bravos
9 Reach Out I'll Be There--Four Tops
10 See You in September--The Happenings

Singles entering the chart were Hooray for Hazel by Tommy Roe (#67); If I Were a Carpenter by Bobby Darin (#78); I'm Your Puppet by James and Bobby Purify (#81); Changes by Crispian St. Peters (#83); Pollyanna by the Classics (#86); Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song) by Otis Redding (#89); In Our Time by Nancy Sinatra (#90); Take Good Care of Her by Mel Carter (#91); Melody for an Unknown Girl by the Unknowns (#93); Girl on a Swing by Gerry and the Pacemakers (#94); Don't Worry Mother, Your Son's Heart is Pure by the McCoys (#95); Poverty by Bobby Bland (#96); Day Tripper by the Vontastics (#98); Sticky, Sticky by Bobby Harris (#99); It Hurts Me by Bobby Goldsboro (#100); Please Mr. Sun by the Vogues (also #100); and Tomorrow Never Comes by B.J. Thomas (also #100).

Football
CFL
Saskatchewan (7-3) 7 @ Hamilton (6-2) 29
Edmonton (5-5-1) 18 @ Calgary (3-6-1) 18

Halfback Dick Cohee completed a 49-yard pass to Willie Bethea for the first Hamilton touchdown and quarterback Joe Zuger threw TD passes to Gerry McDougall and Bobby Kuntz as the Tiger-Cats easily beat the Roughriders before 26,057 fans at Civic Stadium. Dave Fleming scored the other Hamilton touchdown, while Jim Worden caught a pass for the Saskatchewan TD.

Jerry Keeling completed a touchdown pass to Terry Evanshen on the last play of the game, and Larry Robinson converted, to give the Stampeders their tie against the Eskimos before 19,886 fans at McMahon Stadium and keep their playoff hopes alive. Peter Liske, normally the Calgary starting quarterback, played flanker on the final drive and caught a pass from Mr. Keeling for a 13-yard gain just prior to the final touchdown pass. Howard Starks scored the other Calgary touchdown--his first in the CFL--which Mr. Robinson converted, while adding a field goal and single. Butch Pressley rushed for the first Edmonton touchdown and E. Greenard Poles returned an interception for the second. Tommy-Joe Coffey converted both and added a single on a missed field goal, while Randy Kerbow punted for 3 singles. It was the final game in the 6-year CFL career of Edmonton defensive back Art Johnson, who was victimized by Mr. Evanshen on the final touchdown.

40 years ago
1976


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand: Dancing Queen--ABBA

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Daddy Cool--Boney M (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: Verde--Ricky King (4th week at #1)

Politics and government
Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith announced that black majority rule would be introduced to the country within two years. Mr. Smith agreed to the move in return for the lifting of international sanctions against his country.

Crime
U.S. newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst was sentenced to seven years in prison for her part in a 1974 bank robbery in California in which she participated after being kidnapped by members of the Symbionese Liberation Army.

Football
CFL
The Calgary Stampeders, fifth and last in the Western Football Conference with a record of 0-9-1, fired head coach Bob Baker. He was replaced by general manager Joe Tiller, who had been assistant general manager until September 13, when general manager Gary Hobson suffered a fatal heart attack, and Mr. Tiller assumed the position. Mr. Baker had been an assistant coach under Jim Wood in 1975 when Mr. Wood was fired with 6 games remaining in the season with the Stampeders sporting a 4-6 record; they were 2-4 under Mr. Baker for the remainder of 1975, finishing fourth and out of the playoffs. The latest coaching change came two days before the Stampeders were to play the first-place Saskatchewan Roughriders in Regina.

CIAU
Alberta 24 @ Manitoba 3

30 years ago
1986


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Joey Killer--Magnus Uggla

25 years ago
1991


Died on this date
Theodor Seuss Geisel
, aka Dr. Seuss, 87. U.S. author. Usually using the pseudonym Dr. Seuss, Mr. Geisel wrote such classics of children's literature as The Cat in the Hat (1957); How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1957) and Green Eggs and Ham (1960).

Peter Bellamy, 47. U.K. musician. Mr. Bellamy was a folksinger with the group The Young Tradition in the mid-1960s, and then recorded numerous albums as a solo artist. He was known for writing music set to the poems of Rudyard Kipling. Mr. Bellamy committed suicide, likely as a result of depression because of an inability to obtain performance gigs.

Politics and government
Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney presented Shaping Canada's Future Together to Parliament; the 59 page report of the 30 member Dobbie-Castonguay Committee (later Beaudoin-Dobbie Committee) proposed recognizing Québec as a distinct society; indigenous self-government; and an elected Senate. The committee started work on June 19, 1991.

20 years ago
1996


Diplomacy
Representatives of 71 nations signed the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at the United Nations.

Economics and finance
The Ontario government opened 617,500 hectares of Temagami wilderness to prospectors, sparking a mini-rush among big mining firms and small operators who swarmed the territory to stake claims.

Scandal
Justice Jean Bienvenue resigned from the Quebec Superior Court after a storm of protest; he had remarked during a murder trial that women can be crueller than men and "the Nazis did not eliminate millions of Jews in a painful and bloody manner. They died in the gas chamber without suffering."

10 years ago
2006


Died on this date
Phil Latulippe, 87
. Canadian soldier and runner. Mr. Latulippe served in the Canadian Armed Forces from 1940-1974, and suffered wounds to his legs in World War II. He began training in track and field at the age of 48, became an enthusiastic marathoner, running a total of 210,782 kilometres from the ages of 49-76. Mr. Latulippe was named to the Order of Canada in 1984 because his runs were for the benefit of charity.

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (7-7) 17 @ Montreal (7-6) 14
British Columbia (9-4) 20 @ Saskatchewan (7-6) 23 (OT)

Troy Westwood's third field goal of the game, with 4:26 remaining in regulation time, gave the Blue Bombers their win before a sellout crowd of 20,202 at Molson Stadium, handing the Alouettes their sixth straight defeat. Winnipeg running back Charles Roberts rushed for 156 yards.

Andy Fantuz, who recovered a fumble by quarterback Kerry Joseph for a touchdown in the 4th quarter, caught a 12-yard pass for the winning TD in overtime as the Roughriders edged the Lions before 27,592 fans at Mosaic Stadium in Regina.

Friday, September 23, 2016

September 23, 2016

375 years ago
1641


Disasters
The English merchant ship Merchant Royal, carrying a treasure of over 100,000 pounds of gold (worth over £1 billion today), was lost at sea off Land's End, Cornwall.

210 years ago
1806


Exploration
After a three-year journey to the Pacific Northwest of the United States, the Lewis and Clark expedition returned to St. Louis.

170 years ago
1846


Space
Astronomers Urbain Jean Joseph Le Verrier, John Couch Adams and Johann Gottfried Galle collaborated on the discovery of Neptune.

140 years ago
1876


Football
The new Ottawa Football Club played its first game, against the Aylmer Football Club at Cartier Square in Ottawa.

100 years ago
1916


Born on this date
Aldo Moro
. Prime Minister of Italy, 1963-1968, 1974-1976. Mr. Moro, a member of the Christian Democracy Party, held numerous cabinet posts in addition to the prime ministership. He was regarded as a patient mediator, especially within his own party. Mr. Moro was kidnapped on March 16, 1978 by Red Brigade terrorists and was murdered on May 9, 1978 at the age of 61 after 55 days of captivity.

80 years ago
1936


Adventure
German mountineers Karl Wien and Adi Göttner became the first people to complete the ascent of Siniolchu in the Indian state of Sikkim.

75 years ago
1941


War
The German command claimed that 50 Soviet divisions had been "completely destroyed" and 380,000 prisoners had been taken in the "trap" east of Kiev.

World events
Raul Damonte Taborda, chairman of the Argentine Chamber of Deputies committee investigating Nazi activity in Argentina, announced that Argentine troops the previous day had thwarted a Nazi plot to overthrow the government.

Defense
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt told a press conference that the United States was heading toward arming her merchant ships. He said that ships tied up by striking seamen must be moved, and warned that strikes freezing vital defense materials would not be tolerated.

Terrorism
Italian press reported that 50 "Communists and Jews" had been executed in Zagreb, Yugoslavia for recent bomb explosions in the telephone exchange.

Protest
Eight people were killed and 24 wounded when soldiers guarding the home of Mexican President Manuel Avila Camacho fired on demonstrating members of the Union of Munition Workers who refused to disperse.

Politics and government
U.S. Representative Wall Doxey (Democrat) was elected by less than 1,000 votes in a special election in Mississippi to fill the 15-month unexpired term of the late U.S. Senator Pat Harrison.

Agriculture
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Claude Wickard said that the United States must send $1 billion worth of food to the United Kingdom by February 28, 1942 "unless the British are to lose to Nazi Germany."

Economics and finance
The U.S. Federal Reserve increased reserve requirements for member banks by about one-seventh, to the present statutory limit, in a further attempt to check inflation.

70 years ago
1946


Hit parade
U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 To Each His Own--Eddy Howard and his Orchestra (7th week at #1)
--Freddy Martin and his Orchestra
--Tony Martin
--The Modernaires with Paula Kelly
--The Ink Spots
2 Five Minutes More--Frank Sinatra
--The Three Suns
--Tex Beneke and the Glenn Miller Orchestra
3 South America, Take it Away--Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters
--Xavier Cugat and the Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra
4 Surrender--Perry Como
--Woody Herman and his Orchestra
5 Doin' What Comes Natur'lly--Dinah Shore and Spade Cooley and his Orchestra
--Freddy Martin and his Orchestra
--Jimmy Dorsey and his Orchestra
6 Blue Skies--Count Basie and his Orchestra
--Benny Goodman and his Orchestra
7 The Gypsy--The Ink Spots
--Dinah Shore
--Sammy Kaye and his "Swing and Sway" Orchestra
8 Pretending--Andy Russell
9 This is Always--Harry James and his Orchestra
--Jo Stafford
10 Prisoner of Love--Perry Como
--The Ink Spots

The only single entering the chart was I Guess I'll Get the Papers (And Go Home), with versions by the Mills Brothers, and Les Brown and his Orchestra (#22).

On the radio
The Casebook of Gregory Hood, on MBS

War
Jordanian troops shelled an Israeli archaeological expedition inspecting ruins near Jerusalem, killing 4 civilians and wounding 17.

Diplomacy
The U.S. embassy in Belgrade was notified that Roy Stoeckel, an American civilian, was being held on charges of entering Yugoslavia illegally and photographing "prohibited objects."

Society
An American Crusade to End Lynching delegation led by singer Paul Robeson warned President Harry Truman that if the government did not take steps to halt mob violence, "the Negroes will."

Economics and finance
U.S. and U.K. authorities in Germany increased the basic ration in their occupation zones from 340 calories to 1,550 calories per person per day.

Business
U.S. Government Accounting Office accountant Ralph Casey declared before the House of Representatives Merchant Marine Committee that 19 firms operating government-built shipyards during World War II had made profits estimated at $356 million on capital investments of $23 million, a profit ratio which he called a "gift."

Academia
Champlain College, the first "GI university" in America, opened in Plattsburg, New York with state and private support.

Journalism
British newsprint restrictions were partially lifted, allowing London newspapers to issue 6-12 page editions.

60 years ago
1956


Diplomacy
Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru said in New Delhi that his country supported Egypt's ownership of the Suez Canal, but "would not have followed the same procedure by which Egypt nationalized the canal."

World events
Nicaraguan police rounded up 200 suspects in Managua in the wake of the September 21 assassination attempt against President Anastasio Somoza.

Politics and government
The New York Times reported a dispatch from the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Central Committee to Eastern European leaders warning against the acceptance of Yugoslavians as true Communists.

In the first of a projected series of statements to Democratic Party officials outlining his "New America" plan, Democratic Party U.S. presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson issued an old-age security program proposal calling for establishment of an Office of Older Person' Welfare in the department of Health, Education and Welfare to promote employment and job training for workers over 45 years of age.

Tennis
Herb Flam and Althea Gibson won the men's and women's singles titles, respectively, in the Pacific Southwest tournament in Los Angeles.

50 years ago
1966


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand: Yellow Submarine--The Beatles

Edmonton's top 10 (CJCA)
1 Black is Black--Los Bravos
2 Sunshine Superman--Donovan
3 Hey Joe!--The Enemys
4 Born a Woman--Sandy Posey
5 Yellow Submarine/Eleanor Rigby--The Beatles
6 Bus Stop--The Hollies
7 Stagecoach to Cheyenne--Wayne Newton
8 Sweet Dreams--Tommy McLain
9 Last Train to Clarksville--The Monkees
10 Somewhere, My Love--Ray Conniff and the Singers
Pick hit of the week: Hooray for Hazel--Tommy Roe
New this week: Comin' On Strong--Brenda Lee
(You Don't Have To) Paint Me a Picture--Gary Lewis and the Playboys
Boa Constrictor--Johnny Cash
Lady Godiva--Peter and Gordon
Only When You're Lonely--The Grass Roots

Space
The U.S. probe Surveyor 2 crashed on the Moon, three days after launch and one day after NASA officials had lost contact with it.

Economics and finance
U.S. President Lyndon Johnson signed legislation raising the minimum wage to $1.60 per hour by 1968.

40 years ago
1976


Politics and government
U.S. President Gerald Ford and Democratic Party presidential nominee Jimmy Carter participated in the first of three televised debates, this one at Walnut Street Theater in Philadelphia.



Disasters
Eight workers were killed in a fire aboard the British Royal Navy destroyer HMS Glasgow as it was being fitted out at a shipyard near Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England.

30 years ago
1986


Baseball
Tim Raines and Andre Dawson each had 3 hits and four other Montreal Expos each had 2 hits as the Expos beat the Chicago Cubs 10-5 before 4,684 fans at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Dennis Martinez started on the mound for Montreal and doubled in 2 runs in the 2nd inning, but the Cubs reached him for 4 runs in the 4th, reducing the Montreal lead to 6-4. Mr. Martinez was replaced after 3+ innings by Randy St. Claire, who allowed 1 hit in 3 scoreless innings and was credited with the win. Greg Maddux started for Chicago and allowed 9 hits, 3 bases on balls, and 6 runs--all earned--in 3 1/3 innings and was charged with the loss.

Barry Bonds hit a 2-run home run with 1 out in the bottom of the 9th inning to climax a 3-run inning and giving the Pittsburgh Pirates a 6-5 win over the Philadelphia Phillies before 3,631 fans at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh. The Phillies led 5-0 after 3 1/2 innings and 5-1 after 7 1/2 innings, but the Pirates rallied for 2 runs in the 8th and 3 in the 9th.

Jim Deshaies of the Houston Astros set a major league record by striking out the first 8 batters, finishing with 10 strikeouts and allowing only 2 hits as the Astros shut out the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 before 27,734 fans at the Astrodome.

Tony Fernandez doubled home Damaso Garcia and Garth Iorg to climax a 4-run 9th inning as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Detroit Tigers 6-3 before 14,364 fans at Tiger Stadium. Jesse Barfield began the 9th-inning rally with a solo home run with 1 out.

The New York Yankees scored 2 runs in the top of the 10th inning to break a 3-3 tie and defeat the Baltimore Orioles 5-3 before 19,728 fans at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore. The Orioles had runners on first and second bases with none out in the bottom of the 10th, but Fred Lynn bunted into a force play at third base, and Eddie Murray grounded into a double play to end the game.

25 years ago
1991


Politics and government
The Liberal Party under Premier Frank McKenna retained its majority in the New Brunswick provincial election with 46 of 58 seats in the Legislative Assembly, down from their 58-seat sweep in the 1987 election. The anti-bilingual Confederation of Regions Party, led by Arch Pafford, formed the official opposition, winning 8 seats. 3 Progressive Conservatives and New Democratic Party leader Elizabeth Weir were also elected.

Hockey
Former New York Islanders Mike Bossy and Denis Potvin were inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

20 years ago
1996


Hit parade
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Stranger in Moscow--Michael Jackson

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Key West Intermezzo (I Saw You First)--John Mellencamp (3rd week at #1)
2 Change the World--Eric Clapton
3 I Love You Always Forever--Donna Lewis
4 Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth with Money in My Hand--Primitive Radio Gods
5 You're Makin' Me High--Toni Braxton
6 Walls--Tom Petty
7 That Girl--Maxi Priest
8 Good Friday--The Black Crowes
9 Tucker's Town--Hootie & the Blowfish
10 Gift Shop--The Tragically Hip

Singles entering the chart were But Anyway by Blues Traveler (#90); Walking in Memphis by Cher (#92); King of New Orleans by Better than Ezra (#95); How Bizarre by OMC (#96); Under the Birdbath by Big Picture (#97); Over Now by Alice in Chains (#98); and Do Ya Own Thing by Camille (#99).

10 years ago
2006


Died on this date
Malcolm Arnold, 85
. U.K. composer. Sir Malcolm's works included nine symphonies, five ballets, and numerous film scores. He won an Academy Award for his score for The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957).

Football
CFL
Toronto (7-6) 18 @ Calgary (9-5) 39

The Stampeders had little difficulty in defeating the Argonauts before 31,539 fans at McMahon Stadium.

CIS
Alberta (2-2) 14 @ Manitoba (4-0) 29
Simon Fraser (0-3) 16 @ Regina (1-2) 53
British Columbia (1-2) 33 @ Saskatchewan (4-0) 35

Thursday, September 22, 2016

September 22, 2016

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Julie!

225 years ago
1791


Born on this date
Michael Faraday
. U.K. physicist and chemist. Mr. Faraday was best known for his pioneering research into electricity and magnetism. His work made the use of electricity in technology practical, and thus resulted in Mr. Faraday becoming one of the most influential scientists in history. He was a devout Christian, and went home to the Lord on August 25, 1867 at the age of 75.

150 years ago
1866


War
Paraguayan forces commanded by General José E. Díaz repelled an attack by the Allied forces of Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay in the Battle of Curupayty in the Paraguayan War.

125 years ago
1891


Born on this date
Hans Albers
. German actor and singer. Mr. Albers was the most popular male star in German cinema from 1930-1945, a period which encompassed the Nazi reign in Germany. Mr. Albers starred in movies such as Der blaue Engel (The Blue Angel) (1930); Der Mann, der Sherlock Holmes war (The Man Who was Sherlock Holmes) (1937); and Carl Peters (1941). Many of the songs from his movies became hits. Mr. Albers died on July 24, 1960 at the age of 68.

Baseball
Tom Lovett pitched a no-hitter for the Brooklyn Bridegrooms as they shut out the New York Giants 4-0 at Eastern Park in Brooklyn.

120 years ago
1896


Britannica
Queen Victoria surpassed her grandfather King George III as the longest-reigning monarch in British history, at 59 years and 97 days.

80 years ago
1936


Boxing
Joe Louis (25-1) knocked Al Ettore (56-8-2) down twice in the 4th round and finally out at 1:28 of the 5th round of their heavyweight bout before 40,407 fans at Municipal Stadium in Philadelphia.





Baseball
The Detroit Tigers swept a doubleheader from the St. Louis Browns 12-0 and 14-0 at Navin Field in Detroit, with Eldon Auker and Tommy Bridges pitching the respective shutouts. Al Simmons batted 3 for 5 in the first game with a double, home run, and 5 runs batted in, while Birdie Tebbetts hit his first major league homer. In the second game, Pete Fox had a single and double and drove in 5 runs. Mr. Bridges pitched a 3-hitter to improve his 1936 record to 23-10.

The Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox played to an 8-8 tie at League Park in Cleveland in a game that was called because of darkness after 12 innings. Most of the scoring took place in the first 2 innings, with the Indians scoring 3 in the bottom of the 1st, the White Sox scoring 6 in the top of the 2nd, and the Indians scoring 3 in the bottom of the 2nd to tie the game. Earl Averill hit a solo home run for Cleveland in the bottom of the 9th to send the game into extra innings. Chicago starting pitcher Monty Stratton allowed 4 hits, 3 bases on balls, and 6 earned runs in 1+ innings, while Cleveland starter Denny Galehouse allowed 3 hits, 3 bases on balls, and 6 earned runs in 1+ innings. George Blaeholder, the third and last Cleveland pitcher, hurled 4 scoreless innings and doubled in his only plate appearance in the 338th and last game of his 11-year major league career. George Uhle singled as a pinch hitter for Cleveland in the 8th inning in the 722nd and last game of his 17-year major league career.

Tony Cuccinello doubled with 2 out and nobody on base in the bottom of the 8th inning and scored on a single by Tommy Thompson to break a 3-3 tie and give the Boston Bees a 4-3 win over the Brooklyn Dodgers in the first game of a doubleheader before 1,549 fans at National League Park in Boston. In the second game, Hal Lee led off the bottom of the 9th with a double and scored on a 1-out single by Rabbit Warstler to give the Bees a 3-2 win to complete the sweep.

The Philadelphia Phillies scored 7 runs in the bottom of the 2nd inning to erase a 3-0 deficit as they beat the New York Giants 11-7 in the first game of a doubleheader at Baker Bowl in Philadelphia. In the second game, Bucky Walters allowed 11 hits but only 2 earned runs in pitching a complete game victory to improve his record for the season to 11-20 as the Phillies won 6-2 to complete the sweep. Mr. Walters also batted 2 for 4 with a double and 3 runs batted in.

75 years ago
1941


War
The German government announced that 23 hostages in Tournai, Belgium would be shot in reprisal for the killing of two German police officials unless those responsible were discovered within 10 days. Berlin dispatches estimated that 295 people had been executed in Nazi-occupied countries since August 1, most of them in Yugoslavia. An official Moscow report said that U.K. and U.S. aid missions had arrived by plane together in Russia.

Abominations
On Jewish New Year Day, the German SS murdered 6,000 Jews in Vinnytsia, Ukraine; the victims were the survivors of the previous killings that had taken place a few days earlier in which about 24,000 Jews had been executed.

Defense
U.S. Secretary of State Cordell Hull indicated that he would favour the modification of the Neutrality Act to permit arming U.S. merchant ships and allowing them to enter war zones.

Radio
U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman James Fly said that the FCC was primarily concerned with the diversification of the radio industry and the "weeding out of monopolistic tendencies in broadcasting."

Technology
University of Michigan librarian William Bishop said that the highly perishable nature of wood pulp threatened the preservation of valuable reasearch documents, and suggested the use of midrofilm as the most feasible substitute.

Economics and finance
U.S. Price Administrator Leon Henderson testified before the House of Representatives Banking and Currency Committee that Bernard Baruch's plan for a blanket price ceiling was impracticable because of the tremendous administrative problem it would create.

Football
WIFU
Vancouver (1-3) 0 @ Winnipeg (2-0) 18

The Blue Bombers' win at Osborne Stadium was the second shutout against the Grizzlies in as many games, both on the road.

70 years ago
1946


Crime
Evelyn Dick was charged with the murder of her husband John Dick, a Hamilton, Ontario streetcar conductor, whose chopped-up body, minus head and limbs was found, partly concealed by a rocky outcrop, by children playing on Hamilton Mountain. Mrs. Dick, 25, had deserted Mr. Dick because her parents did not approve of their marriage and because he could not support her expensive lifestyle.

Diplomacy
Chinese Communist leader Chou En-lai said that American mediation in the China dispute was "neither fair nor impartial," and accused the United States of violating the Big Three Moscow pledge to withdraw from China.

Protest
Tribesmen demanding autonomy in the Iranian province of Fars revolted against the Iranian government and captured the Persian Gulf port of Ganaveh.

A group of 139 American writers led by Dorothy C. Fisher petitioned President Harry Truman to free 1,500 conscientious objectors who were still in prison.

Politics and government
U.S. President Harry Truman named U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom Averell Harriman to succeed Henry Wallace as U.S. Secretary of Commerce. Columnist Drew Pearson reported that the men behind Mr. Truman's dismissal of Mr. Wallace were Senators Tom Connally (Democrat--Texas) and Arthur Vandenberg (Republican--Michigan), presidential adviser James Farley, and John Foster Dulles, adviser to New York Governor Thomas Dewey.

Journalism
The U.S.S.R.-licensed German newspaper Berliner Zeitung charged that American authorities were sanctioning the secret manufacture of munitions in their occupation zone.

Labour
The wildcat strikes that had begun four days earlier at the Detroit plants of Chrysler Motors and Briggs Manufacturing Company ended.

60 years ago
1956


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)--Doris Day (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Heimweh--Freddy Quinn (9th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Record Mirror): Lay Down Your Arms--Anne Shelton

#1 singles in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Hound Dog/Don't Be Cruel--Elvis Presley (Best Seller--6th week at #1; Jukebox--4th week at #1); Don't Be Cruel--Elvis Presley (Disc Jockey--3rd week at #1; Top 100--3rd week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Don't Be Cruel--Elvis Presley (2nd week at #1)
2 My Prayer--The Platters
3 Hound Dog--Elvis Presley
4 Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)--Doris Day
5 Canadian Sunset--Hugo Winterhalter and his Orchestra with Eddie Heywood
--Andy Williams
6 Tonight You Belong to Me--Patience and Prudence
7 Honky Tonk (Parts 1 and 2)--Bill Doggett
8 The Fool--Sanford Clark
--The Gallahads
9 Allegheny Moon--Patti Page
10 Theme Song from Song for a Summer Night (Parts 1 and 2)--Mitch Miller and his Orchestra

Singles entering the chart were Endless (#36)/Ev'ry Day of My Life (#37) by the McGuire Sisters; You're in Love by Gogi Grant (#45); Sadie's Shawl by Bob Sharples and his Orchestra (#48); Now is the Hour by Gale Storm (#50); and Race with the Devil by Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps (also #50).

On television tonight
The Honeymooners, on CBS
Tonight's episode: A Man's Pride



This was the 39th and final episode of the series. For the 1956-57 season, Jackie Gleason returned to doing his variety show, and Honeymooners skits appeared as part of that program.

Died on this date
Frederick Soddy, 79
. U.K. radiochemist. Dr. Soddy was awarded the 1921 Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for his contributions to our knowledge of the chemistry of radioactive substances, and his investigations into the origin and nature of isotopes."

Diplomacy
The French cabinet agreed to join the Suez Canal Users' Association with the "express reserve" that "international operation of the Suez Canal" remains subject to "no transaction."

U.S.S.R. Communist Party First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev and Yugoslavian President Marshal Josip Tito met on Brioni Island in the Adriatic Sea to begin five days of talks.

Protest
Anti-government riots broke out in La Paz and othe Bolivian cities in reaction to food shortages and rising prices.

Economics and finance
Pope Pius XII claimed that "private ownership of the means of production" was "ordained by God...for the satisfaction of all men's needs."

U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon said in Colorado Springs that "we will see the time not too far distant when we will have a four-day week" and "poverty will be a forgotten word in the U.S."

Football
IRFU
Ottawa (3-4) 31 @ Toronto (3-4) 20
Hamilton (3-4) 14 @ Montreal (5-2) 56

WIFU
Saskatchewan (5-4) 24 @ Winnipeg (4-4) 7
Calgary (2-7) 0 @ Edmonton (7-1) 52

Montreal quarterback Sam Etcheverry and receiver Hal Patterson connected for the longest completed pass possible--109 yards for a touchdown--as the Alouettes routed the Tiger-Cats at Molson Stadium.

Bob Kimoff scored 2 touchdowns, with Earl Lindley, Rollie Miles, Bill Rowekamp, Jackie Parker, and Steve Bendiak also scoring TDs, as the Eskimos routed the Stampeders at Clarke Stadium. It was the only game as Calgary's head coach for Tommy Thompson; he had been an assistant unde Jack Hennemier, but replaced Mr. Hennemier as head coach for this game, before Otis Douglas was hired as the permanent head coach.

50 years ago
1966


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): Distant Drums--Jim Reeves

Space
NASA officials lost contact with the U.S. probe Surveyor 2, on its way to the Moon two days after launch.

Terrorism
Cuban nationalists hit the Cuban embassy in Ottawa with bazooka shots.

40 years ago
1976


Europeana
The Council of Europe formally accepted Portugal as its 19th member.

Economics and finance
French Prime Minister Raymond Barre announced wage-and-price controls and tax reforms to curb inflation in France.

Baseball
Jon Matlack allowed 10 hits and 2 earned runs in 8 2/3 innings to improve his 1976 record to 16-9 as the New York Mets beat the Montreal Expos 4-2 before 3,229 fans at Jarry Park in Montreal in the Wednesday Expos Baseball telecast on CBC. Earl Williams and Ellis Valentine hit solo home runs to account for the Montreal scoring. The Expos had runners on first and second bases with 2 out in the bottom of the 9th inning, but Skip Lockwood relieved Mr. Matlack and retired pinch hitter Jose Morales on a line drive to second baseman Felix Millan to end the game.

Pinch hitter Jerry Tabb led off the bottom of the 9th inning with a base on balls, advanced to second base on a sacrifice bunt by Rob Sperring, and scored on a single by Joe Wallis to give the Chicago Cubs a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates before 3,375 fans at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

The Philadelphia Phillies scored 8 runs in the 8th inning to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-4 before 27,423 fans at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia. The Cardinals scored all their runs in the top of the 1st against Jim Kaat, who was pulled after yielding 4 hits, a base on balls, and 4 earned runs in 1/3 inning.

Don Sutton pitched a 6-hit complete game to reach the 20-win mark for the only time in his major league career as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Francisco Giants 3-1 before 3,529 fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. San Francisco starting pitcher Bob Knepper allowed 6 hits and 2 runs--both earned--in 7 innings in falling to 0-2 for the season.

Jim Palmer and Rudy May were the respective winning pitchers as the Baltimore Orioles swept a doubleheader from the New York Yankees 2-0 and 5-2 before 31,471 fans at Yankee Stadium. Mr. Palmer pitched a 4-hitter to improve to 22-13 on the season, winning the pitchers' duel over Dock Ellis, who allowed 7 hits and 1 earned run in pitching a complete game. Mr. May allowed 9 hits and 2 earned runs in 7 1/3 innings to improe to 14-10, while Ed Figuera allowed 9 hits and 4 runs--all earned--in 7 1/3 innings to fall to 19-9.

Jim Bibby pitched a 3-hitter to improve his 1976 record to 13-6 as the Cleveland Indians blanked the Detroit Tigers 3-0 before 3,616 fans at Tiger Stadium. Ray Bare allowed 8 hits and 3 earned runs in 7 innings to fall to 7-8.

Gaylord Perry pitched a 3-hitter to improve his record for the season to 14-14 as the Texas Rangers edged the California Angels 2-1 before 4,920 fans at Anaheim Stadium. Gary Ross allowed 9 hits and 2 earned runs in 7 1/3 innings to fall to 8-16.

Gene Tenace, Phil Garner, and Joe Rudi hit home runs, and every batter had at least one hit for the Oakland Athletics as they routed the Kansas City Royals 11-1 before 36,064 fans at Royals Stadium to move within 6 games of the American League West Division-leading Royals with 10 games remaining in the regular season for both teams. Vida Blue pitched a 6-hit complete game victory to improve his record for the season to 17-12.

30 years ago
1986


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Venus--Bananarama (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Easy Lady--Spagna (2nd week at #1)

On television tonight
ALF, on NBC
Tonight's episode: A.L.F.

This was the first episode of one of the silliest programs of its time.

Baseball
Omar Moreno scored on an error by catcher Benito Santiago with 2 out in the bottom of the 9th inning to give the Atlanta Braves a 9-8 win over the San Diego Padres before 2,419 fans at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. Bob Horner led off the inning with a base on balls, and Mr. Moreno pinch ran for him at first base. He advanced to second base on a wild pitch by Lamarr Hoyt and to third on a sacrifice bunt by Gerald Perry. Pinch hitter Chris Chambliss was intentionally walked, and Ozzie Virgil hit a fly ball to San Diego right fielder Tony Gwynn. Mr. Gwynn's throw to home plate was dropped by Mr. Santiago, allowing Mr. Moreno to score the winning run.

Dan Gladden's grand slam climaxed a 6-run 6th inning as the San Francisco Giants withstood a 4-run 9th-inning rally and defeated the Cincinnati Reds 10-7 before 8,967 fans at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati.

Fernando Valenzuela pitched a 2-hitter for his 20th win of the season as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Houston Astros 9-2 before 27,641 fans at the Astrodome.

The Detroit Tigers scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 1st inning, which held up for a 2-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays before 14,979 fans at Tiger Stadium. Jack Morris pitched a 6-hit complete game victory to improve his record for the season to 19-8, with Ernie Whitt's 2nd-inning home run the only scoring against him. Jim Clancy allowed just 3 hits in pitching a complete game defeat, falling to 14-12.

25 years ago
1991


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): (Everything I Do) I Do it for You--Bryan Adams (6th week at #1)

#1 single in Austria (Ö3): Bacardi Feeling (Summer Dreamin')--Kate Yanai (2nd week at #1)

Archaeology
The Dead Sea Scrolls were made available to the public for the first time by the Huntington Library in San Marino, California.

Football
CFL
Ottawa (5-7) 8 @ Winnipeg (7-5) 40
Hamilton (1-11) 17 @ Calgary (9-3) 28

Winnipeg quarterback Tom Burgess threw 5 touchdown passes as the Blue Bombers routed the Rough Riders before 32,675 fans at Winnipeg Stadium. Troy Westwood played his first CFL game as the Blue Bombers' kicker, replacing the injured Trevor Kennerd, and kicked 5 converts and a 22-yard field goal.

Paul Clatney returned a blocked punt 39 yards for the game's first touchdown in the 3rd quarter as the Stampeders beat the Tiger-Cats before 21,512 fans at McMahon Stadium.

20 years ago
1996


Hit parade
#1 single in Austria (Ö3): Break My Stride--Unique II (2nd week at #1)

Died on this date
Dorothy Lamour, 81
. U.S. actress and singer. Miss Lamour, born Mary Leta Dorothy Slaton, was a singer with Herbie Kay's orchestra before going to Hollywood, where she was best known for her supporting performances in the "Road" movies with Bob Hope and Bing Crosby from 1940-1962.

Football
CFL
Hamilton (6-7) 24 @ Ottawa (3-9) 21

Paul Osbaldiston tied the CFL single-game record with 8 field goals--the last coming from 33 yards on the final play of regulation time--as the Tiger-Cats edged the Rough Riders before 26,813 fans at Frank Clair Stadium. Mr. Osbaldiston kicked 3 field goals in the last 2 minutes, and 2 in the last 1:46. Ottawa quarterback David Archer completed 19 of 28 passes and completed touchdown passes to Joe Rogers in the 1st quarter and James Ellingson in the 2nd quarter, but also threw 4 interceptions. Troy Mills rushed 1 yard for the third Ottawa TD in the 4th quarter, all of which were converted by Wayne Lammle. The Tiger-Cats scored no points other than Mr. Osbaldiston's field goals, and the Rough Riders had no scoring other than from converted touchdowns. This is the only game in CFL history in which a team scored 3 touchdowns more than the other team and still lost the game.

10 years ago
2006


Died on this date
Edward Albert, 55
. U.S. actor. Mr. Albert, born Edward Heimberger and the son of actor Eddie Albert, was best known for his starring role in the movie Butterflies are Free (1972). He died of lung cancer.

Football
CFL
Hamilton (4-11) 20 @ Edmonton (4-9) 18

Jason Maas passed for 388 yards and a touchdown against his former team, and Jamie Boreham kicked the game-winning field goal with 17 seconds remaining in regulation time as the Tiger-Cats edged the Eskimos before 36,406 fans at Commonwealth Stadium.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

September 21, 2016

150 years ago
1866


Born on this date
H.G. Wells
. U.K. author. Herbert George Wells was best known for science fiction novels such as The Time Machine (1895); The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896); The Invisible Man (1897); and The War of the Worlds (1898). He was a socialist and a believer in Darwinian evolution who expressed his views not only in his fiction but in such non-fiction works as The Outline of History (1920). Mr. Wells died on August 13, 1946 at the age of 79.

120 years ago
1896


War
British forces under the command of Horatio Kitchener took Dongola in Sudan.

75 years ago
1941


War
The German command announced that German forces had broken through from Berislav to the Sea of Azov, isolating Crimea.

World events
Reports from Stockholm stated that German authorities had extended martial law to all of Norway.

Politics and government
13 Liberal members of the Colombian Senate, together with the minority Conservatives, resigned in protest against the Liberal Party's choice of former President Alfonso Lopez-Pumareio as its presidential candidate for the 1942 elections.

Golf
Sam Snead won the $7,000 Hurst invitational tournament in Philadelphia with an 8-under-par score of 272.

Baseball
The Homestead (Pennsylvania) Grays swept a doubleheader from the New York Cuban Stars 20-0 and 5-0 at Yankee Stadium in New York to win the Negro National League championship.

70 years ago
1946


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): To Each His Own--Eddy Howard and his Orchestra (6th week at #1)

Politics and government
The French Constituent Assembly passed the new constitution on its first reading.

The provisional Bolivian government removed all Supreme Court justices for "collaboration" with the recently-ousted regime of President Gualberto Villaroel.

Business
A U.S. federal court in Danville, Illinois convicted 16 officers of the A&P grocery store chain for conspiring to restrain trade and to "monopolize a substantial part of [food] products in interstate commerce."

Scandal
A U.S. Senate Military Affairs subcommittee charged that favouritism and "lax, incompetent practices" were prevalent in the War Assets Administration.

Football
IRFU
Ottawa (2-1) 12 @ Toronto (2-0-1) 13
Montreal (1-1-1) 24 @ Hamilton (0-3) 1

60 years ago
1956


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Lay Down Your Arms--Anne Shelton

Died on this date
Rigoberto Lopez Perez
. Nicaraguan criminal. Mr. Lopez Perez shot and seriously wounded Nicaraguan President Anastasio Somoza, and was in turn shot to death by Mr. Somoza's aide, Colonel Camilo Gonzalez. Mr. Somoza survived and continued in office.

Music
Pittsburgh city officials barred Elvis Presley from Syria Mosque (except for one previously scheduled show) because of damage done to the auditorium by teenage audiences.

Diplomacy
The second London conference on the Suez Canal ended without agreement on international operation of the canal. U.S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, in a letter to U.K. Foreign Secretary and London conference chairman Selwyn Lloyd, said that he would confer with U.S. Treasury officials and "owners of American flag vessels" to ensure U.S. cooperation with "operating practices" of the Suez Canal Users' Associaton.

Defense
Canadian Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent announced plans to sell 24 F-86 Sabrejets to Israel.

Business
Sperry Rand Corporation dropped its $90-million antitrust suit against International Business Machines after the two firms agreed to stop patent infringement charges and exchange licenses for electronic data processing and punch card accounting machinery.

Football
ORFU
Kitchener-Waterloo (4-1) 29 @ London (2-4) 7

Billy Graham scored 2 touchdowns and 3 converts to lead the Dutchmen over the Lords at Labatt Park. Andy Gilmour scored the other K-W touchdown, while Bob Celeri added a convert and a single. Don Creighton scored the London touchdown.

50 years ago
1966


Died on this date
Paul Reynaud, 87
. Prime Minister of France, 1940. Mr. Reynaud, a member of the Democratic Republican Alliance, held various cabinet posts before serving as Prime Minister from March 21-June 16, 1940, during which time France was defeated and occupied by German Nazi forces. Mr. Reynaud resigned as Prime Minister after refusing to support an armistice with Germany; he was imprisoned in Germany and Austria from 1942-1945, but returned to France in 1946 and continued to be active in politics until 1962.

Football
CFL
Toronto (1-7) 9 @ Winnipeg (5-4) 43

Kenny Ploen threw 3 touchdown passes to Ken Nielsen and rushed for a TD of his own as the Blue Bombers routed the Argonauts before 17,112 fans at Winnipeg Stadium. Ed Ulmer added 2 Winnipeg touchdowns, one on a 53-yard interception return. Norm Winton converted all 6 Winnipeg TDs and added a single. Bobby Taylor scored the Toronto touchdown.

40 years ago
1976


Died on this date
Orlando Letelier, 44
. Chilean politician and diplomat. Mr. Letelier, a member of the Chilean Socilaist Party, Ambassador to the United States (1971-1973), and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Interior, and Defense (1973) in the cabinet of President Salvador Allende, died along with his American co-worker Ronni Moffitt, 25, in a car bomb explosion in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Moffitt's husband Michael survived the explosion. Mr. Letlier was a critic of Chile's current military junta; Chilean emigres blamed Chile's National Intelligence Directorate (DINA) for the assassination.

Diplomacy
The Seychelles joined the United Nations.

30 years ago
1986


Football
CFL
Calgary (6-6) 15 @ Hamilton (5-6-1) 20

The Hamilton defense intercepted 3 of Calgary quarterback Rick Johnson's passes in the 4th quarter as the Tiger-Cats held on to defeat the Stampeders before 15,105 fans at Ivor Wynne Stadium. It was the final game of the 3-year CFL career of Calgary receiver Tag Rome.

Baseball
Jimmy Jones, in his major league debut, gave up just 1 hit--a 3rd-inning triple by opposing pitcher Bob Knepper--as the San Diego Padres blanked the Houston Astros 5-0 before 23,385 fans at the Astrodome. Mr. Jones also singled and scored in his first major league plate appearance. John Kruk hit 4 singles in 5 at bats for the Padres.

Marvin Freeman earned his first major league win as he pitched the Philadelphia Phillies to a 7-1 win over the New York Mets before 42,631 fans at Shea Stadium in New York. He also became a father that day with the birth of his daughter Paris.

Roger Clemens allowed 7 hits and 2 earned runs in 8 innings to win the pitchers' duel over Jimmy Key as the Boston Red Sox edged the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 before 44,197 fans at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto. Mr. Clemens improved his 1986 record to 24-4, while Mr. Key, who allowed 6 hits and 3 earned runs in 8 1/3 innings, fell to 13-11. The Boston scoring came on solo home runs by Dave Sax, Rich Gedman, and Dwight Evans.

Charlie Moore reached first base on catcher's interference and eventually scored on an error by first baseman Eddie Murray in the top of the 11th inning, breaking a 4-4 tie and giving the Milwaukee Brewers a 5-4 win over the Baltimore Orioles before 23,039 fans at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore. Dale Sveum had led off the inning with a base on balls, and Baltimore manager Earl Weaver was ejected by home plate umpire Al Clark for arguing that Rich Bordi was attempting a pitchout, and that Mr. Moore had thrown his bat at the ball and made contact with the glove of catcher Rick Dempsey, who was charged with an error for the interference. For Mr. Weaver, it was the 94th and last ejection of his 17-year career as manager of the Orioles.

25 years ago
1991


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): (Everything I Do) I Do it for You--Bryan Adams (9th week at #1)

#1 single in Japan (Oricon Singles Chart): Say Yes--Chage and Aska (8th week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Rapput (Senza Fiato)--Claudio Bisio; Rocco Tanica (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Asi Me Gusta--Chimo Bayo

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): (Everything I Do) I Do it for You--Bryan Adams (7th week at #1)

#1 single in France (SNEP): Auteuil, Neuilly, Passy (rap BCBG)--La Zoubida--Lagaf' (9th week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): (Everything I Do) I Do it for You--Bryan Adams (7th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Chart Information Network): (Everything I Do) I Do it for You--Bryan Adams (11th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I Adore Mi Amor--Color Me Badd

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 The Promise of a New Day--Paula Abdul (2nd week at #1)
2 I Adore Mi Amor--Color Me Badd
3 (Everything I Do) I Do it for You--Bryan Adams
4 Time, Love and Tenderness--Michael Bolton
5 Things that Make You Go Hmmm...--C+C Music Factory featuring Freedom Williams
6 Crazy--Seal
7 Motownphilly--Boyz II Men
8 Love of a Lifetime--Firehouse
9 The Motown Song--Rod Stewart
10 Good Vibrations--Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch featuring Loleatta Holloway

Singles entering the chart were Set the Night to Music by Roberta Flack with Maxi Priest (#68); Don't Cry by Guns N' Roses (#73); Lies by EMF (#75); Something Got Me Started by Simply Red (#77); Let's Talk About Sex by Salt-N-Pepa (#84); The Devil Came Up to Michigan by K.M.C. Kru (#86); and Ballad of Youth by Richie Sambora (#88).

Canada’s top 10 (RPM)
1 (Everything I Do) I Do it for You--Bryan Adams (8th week at #1)
2 The Motown Song--Rod Stewart
3 Hole Hearted--Extreme
4 The Promise of a New Day--Paula Abdul
5 Shiny Happy People--R.E.M.
6 Time, Love and Tenderness--Michael Bolton
7 Something to Talk About--Bonnie Raitt
8 I am Here--The Grapes of Wrath
9 It Hit Me Like a Hammer--Huey Lewis and the News
10 The Real Love--Bob Seger

Singles entering the chart were Good Vibrations by Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch featuring Loleatta Holloway (#75); Rose Colored Logic by Animal Logic (#89); Now that We Found Love by Heavy D & the Boyz (#94); No Woman No Cry by Seal (#96); Future Love Paradise by Londonbeat (#97); Dollar in My Pocket (Pretty Things) by Big House (#98); and The Truth by Tami Show (#99).

Asiatica
Armenia was granted independence from the U.S.S.R.

Football
CFL
Edmonton (7-5) 28 @ Toronto (8-4) 47
Saskatchewan (4-8) 49 @ British Columbia (7-5) 47

David Williams, who had been traded by the Eskimos to the Argonauts three days earlier for a 1992 draft choice, caught 2 touchdown passes against his former team as the Argonauts handily won before 34,895 fans at SkyDome. Toronto quarterback Rickey Foggie also completed touchdown passes to Rocket Ismail, Paul Masotti, and Darrell K. Smith. Blake Marshall scored 2 touchdowns for the Eskimos. It was the final game in an Edmonton uniform for kicker and punter Jerry Kauric, who had played with them from 1987-1989 and was in his second game back with the team after being released by the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League.

Kent Austin completed 35 of 54 passes for 451 yards and 6 touchdowns--3 to Jeff Fairholm--as the Roughriders outlasted the Lions before 41,192 fans at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver. Ray Elgaard caught 2 of Mr. Austin's TD passes, and Don Narcisse caught another. B.C. quarterback Doug Flutie passed for 406 yards and 3 touchdowns--1 to his brother Darren--and rushed for another touchdown, but also threw 4 interceptions. Jon Volpe rushed for 2 B.C. touchdowns.

20 years ago
1996


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): Macarena--Los Del Rio (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): Wannabe--Spice Girls

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): How Bizarre--OMC (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Chart Information Network): Ready or Not--The Fugees

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)--Los Del Rio (8th week at #1)

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 I Love You Always Forever--Donna Lewis (3rd week at #1)
2 Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)--Los Del Rio
3 Loungin--LL Cool J
4 Change the World--Eric Clapton
5 Twisted--Keith Sweat
6 It's All Coming Back to Me Now--Celine Dion
7 Only You--112
8 Where Do You Go--No Mercy
9 C'mon n' Ride It (The Train)--Quad City DJ’s
10 If Your Girl Only Knew--Aaliyah

Singles entering the chart were Ready to Go by Republica (#69); Movin' On by Ce Ce Peniston (#78); and Birmingham by Amanda Marshall (#86).

Society
The Defense of Marriage Act passed the United States Congress (a vote of 342-67 in the House of Representatives and a vote of 85-14 in the Senate). The law prohibited federal recognition of same-sex marriage, while allowing states to adopt any marital definition of their choosing.

Abominations
The board of Virginia Military Institute voted to admit women.

Football
CFL
Calgary (9-4) 22 @ Toronto (11-2) 23
Saskatchewan (3-10) 10 @ British Columbia (4-9) 22

Jimmy Cunningham returned a punt 93 yards for a touchdown and amassed 249 all-purpose yards to help the Argonauts edge the Stampeders before 27,209 fans at SkyDome.

Virgil Robertson intercepted a Heath Rylance pass and returned it for a touchdown in the 4th quarter to clinch the Lions' victory over the Roughriders before 21,221 fans at B.C. Place in Vancouver.

10 years ago
2006


Diplomacy
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper made his first address to the United Nations General Assembly; he appealed for more aid to Afghanistan, saying the future of the United Nations depended on success there.