700 years ago
Born on this date
Edward III. King of England, 1327-1377. Edward was born at Windsor Castle.
75 years ago
Montreal (2-4) 5 @ Ottawa (3-3) 9
Hamilton (2-4) 5 @ Toronto (5-1) 18
Johnny Rocano punted for 4 singles and Tiny Herman added a field goal and a single as the Rough Riders overcame a 5-0 1st-quarter deficit to defeat the Indians before 7,000 rain-soaked fans at Lansdowne Park. Abe Eliowitz punted for 5 singles to give the Indians the lead in the 1st quarter when they had a favouring wind. It was Montreal's last game as the Indians after 2 seasons under that name. They became the Cubs in 1938.
Art West scored 2 touchdowns and Annis Stukus kicked 2 field goals as the Argonauts defeated the Tigers on a rainy Saturday afternoon at Varsity Stadium. Mr. Stukus's field goals gave Toronto a 6-0 after halftime lead. Teddy Manorek scored a touchdown for the Tigers to make the score 6-5 early in the 3rd quarter. This seemed to wake up the Argonauts, who controlled the rest of the game.
Western (3-2-1) 4 @ McGill (1-5) 0
Toronto (3-2-1) 0 @ Queen's (4-2) 3
Jack Kennedy punted for 2 singles in each of the 1st and 3rd quarters as the Mustangs blanked the Redmen before 700 fans on a rainy day at Molson Stadium in Montreal.
Johnny Munro punted for 3 singles in the 4th quarter to give the Tricolor their win over the Varsity Blues before 3,000 fans at Richardson Stadium in Kingston. Rain had been falling steadily for 23 hours by the time the game started, turning the field into a quagmire. The results of the games meant that Western would visit Toronto for a sudden-death semi-final one week hence.
40 years ago
Died on this date
Martin Dies, Jr., 71. U.S. politician. Mr. Dies, a Democrat, represented Texas in the United States House of Representatives from 1931-1945 and 1953-1959,serving as chairman of the House Committee Investigating Un-American Activities from 1938-1944. His book The Trojan Horse in America was published in 1940.
Frank T. Bow, 71. U.S. politician. Mr. Bow, a Republican, represented Ohio in the United States House of Representatives from 1951 until his death.
30 years ago
#1 single in the U.K.: I Don't Wanna Dance--Eddy Grant
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Up Where We Belong--Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes (2nd week at #1)
U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Up Where We Belong--Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes (2nd week at #1)
2 Heart Attack--Olivia Newton-John
3 Who Can it Be Now?--Men at Work
4 Truly--Lionel Richie
5 Jack & Diane--John Cougar
6 I Keep Forgettin'--Michael McDonald
7 Somebody's Baby--Jackson Browne
8 You Can Do Magic--America
10 Heartlight--Neil Diamond
Singles entering the chart were You Got Lucky by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (#78); Two Less Lonely People in the World by Air Supply (#84); Forever Mine by the Motels (#86); I Gotta Try by Michael McDonald (#87); Wake Up My Love by George Harrison (#89); Goodbye to You by Scandal (#90); and Pledge Pin by Robert Plant (#99).
Canada’s top 10 (RPM)
1 The Look of Love--ABC
2 Down Under--Men at Work
3 Gloria--Laura Branigan
4 Heart Attack--Olivia Newton-John
5 Up Where We Belong--Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes
6 Heartlight--Neil Diamond
7 Steppin' Out--Joe Jackson
8 New World Man--Rush
9 Pressure--Billy Joel
10 Blue Eyes--Elton John
Singles entering the chart were You Can't Hurry Love by Phil Collins (#46); Hand to Hold On To by John Cougar (#48); This Girl is Mine by Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney (#49); and Love me Tomorrow by Chicago (#50).
The Vietnam War memorial, designed by Yale University student Maya Lin, was dedicated in Washington, D.C.
Politics and government
Italian Premier Giovanni Spadolini resigned following a dispute between two of his ministers over the means of handling economic problems, including inflation and budget deficits. The ministers represented the two largest parties in Mr. Spadolini’s coalition.
U.S. President Ronald Reagan announced that he had lifted sanctions against American and foreign companies selling U.S.-developed technology for use in constructing the natural gas pipeline that was to run from the U.S.S.R. to western Europe.
Atlantic Bowl @ Huskies Stadium, Halifax
British Columbia 54 St. Francis Xavier 1
Glenn Steele rushed for 259 yards and 4 touchdowns in the 1st half as the Thunderbirds routed the X-Men. Mr. Steele finished with 276 yards, whilethe team amassed 449 yards rushing. UBC defensive back Bruce Barnett made 3 interceptions and returned one 55 yards for a touchdown.
Yates Cup @ J.W. Little Memorial Stadium, London
Concordia 7 @ Western Ontario 17
The Mustangs took advantage of 8 turnovers to defeat the Stingers at J.W. Little Memorial Stadium in London.
25 years ago
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and Miguel Cardinal Obanda y Bravo, who had been appointed several days earlier by Mr. Ortega as a mediator between the Sandanista government and Contra rebels, met in Washington with Jim Wright, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. Mr. Ortega proposed a cease-fire plan that required Contras to lay down their arms and accept an amnesty. Contra leaders had said they would present their own plan. Mr. Wright’s involvement angered the U.S. administration of President Ronald Reagan and Republican party leaders, who said that it was wrong for the Speaker to become involved in matters which were the prerogative of the President and Secretary of State.
Economics and finance
The United States Labor Department reported that prices charged by producers for finished goods had declined 0.2% in October, the first such drop since July 1986.
10 years ago
Iraq agreed to allow United Nations inspection of Iraqi weapons sites, while reiterating claims that it did not possess weapons of mass destruction.
In response to North Korea’s admission in October that she had been secretly working to develop nuclear weapons, the United States threatened to cut off fuel shipments to that country.
U.S. Roman Catholic bishops agreed to revised rules for dealing with accusations of sexual abuse of minors by priests. The new plan, which was formulated by a committee of U.S. and Vatican bishops after an October rejection by the Vatican of the American bishops’ original plan, provided that priests be judged by church tribunals under canon law. An accused priest would be suspended from duties immediately, pending resolution of his case, and bishops would not be permitted to transfer an accused priest to a new ministry in a new diocese. The definition of sexual abuse was narrowed, and an individual alleging abuse as a child would generally be required to file a complaint by age 28. The revised plan was criticized by victims of abuse.
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...
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