Born on this date
Happy birthday, Ken Powless!
50 years ago
The first-place Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeated the Edmonton Eskimos 30-7 at Clarke Stadium in Edmonton to take the first game of the best-of-three Western Interprovincial Football Union finals. John Varone rushed for two touchdowns, Leo Lewis rushed 76 yards for another, and Blue Bomber quarterback Jim Van Pelt threw a touchdown pass to Ernie Pitts. Jackie Parker scored the Eskimos' touchdown, converted by Joe Mobra.
40 years ago
At Madison Square Garden in New York, Ismael Laguna won a 10-round decision over Romano Blanco in a lightweight bout, while former world welterweighht champion Luis Rodriguez won a 10-round decision over Joe Shaw.
30 years ago
The Toronto Maple Leafs and Buffalo Sabres played to a 2-2 tie at War Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo.
Canada and the German mercenaries of the American Revolution - By Anik Laflèche If your last name is Schneider, Sigman, Henry, or André, or it has “von” in it, you may be of German descent. In 1776, the Thirteen Coloni...
1 day ago