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130 years ago
Toronto 24 London 7 @ Hamilton
Ottawa College 2 @ University of Toronto 2 (Replay scheduled for November 4)
100 years ago
Born on this date
Leon Day. U.S. baseball pitcher. Mr. Day played in the Negro Leagues with the Baltimore Black Sox (1934); Brooklyn and Newark Eagles (1935-1939, 1941-1943); Philadelphia Stars (1946); and Baltimore Elite Giants (1949-1950). He also played in the Mexican League with Veracruz (1940) and the Mexico City Reds (1947-1948). Mr. Day posted a 13-0 record with the Newark Eagles in 1937, and pitched a no-hitter for the Stars on the opening day of the 1946 season, after serving with the United States Army for two years in World War II. He finished his career with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Class A Western International League in 1953, posting a 5-5 record. Mr. Day died of a heart attack at the age of 78 on March 13, 1995, six days after learning he had been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
90 years ago
Hamilton (2-3) 8 @ Ottawa (4-0) 9
Toronto (2-2) 7 @ Montreal (1-4) 2
Camp Borden (1-3) 8 @ University of Toronto II (3-1) 16
Hamilton (0-4) 1 @ Toronto (4-0) 9
McGill (1-2) 5 @ Toronto (2-1) 11
Alberta (0-1) 9 @ Saskatchewan (1-0) 11 (First game of 2-game total points series)
Joe Miller punted for a single with 3 seconds remaining in the game to give the Senators their win over the Tigers at Lansdowne Park.
Mr. Hess recovered a Saskatchewan fumble for a touchdown, converted, and punted for 3 singles to account for the Alberta points, but it wasn't enough, as the Huskies edged the Golden Bears in Saskatoon.
New York (4-2) 23 @ Philadelphia (4-1) 0
75 years ago
The U.S.S.R. claimed that Soviet forces had beaten off German attacks on Tula, 110 miles south of Moscow. The U.S. Navy destroyer USS Reuben James was torpedoed and sunk west of Iceland while on convoy duty. U.S. aviator Charles Lindbergh told an America First Committee rally in New York that U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt was practicing "dictatorship and subterfuge" to lead the United States into war.
The Vichy French regime announced that French Somaliland authorities had agreed to discuss British requests for the use of the port of Djibouti and the railroad to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The Bolivian defense ministry announced that it wuld not renew the Italian military mission's contract at the end of the year.
Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, adopted resolutions urging the formation of an armed Jewish corps in the Near East, and attacking the United Kingdom's curtailment of Jewish immigration to Palestine.
1,500 Jews from Pidhaytsi in western Ukraine were sent by Nazis to Bełżec extermination camp.
NBC and CBS filed suit in New York to restrain the U.S. Federal Communications Commission from putting into effect on November 15 its "anti-monopoly rules."
Congress of Industrial Organizations United Mine Workers of America President John L. Lewis called off the four-day coal mine strike until November 15 to give the National Defense Mediation Board time to settle the dispute over a union shop. U.S. President Roosevelt ordered the Army to take over the Air Associates plant in Bendix, New Jersey after non-strikers clashed with returning strikers.
20 people were killed aboard an American Airlines plane that crashed near St. Thomas, Ontario.
14 people were killed when a Northwest Airlines plane crashed near Moorhead, Minnesota.
Filisteo, a 7-year-old bay from Argentina, set a world record of 3 minutes 30 4/5 seconds for the distance of 2 miles 70 yards at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.
70 years ago
U.S. Reparations Commissioner Edwin Pauley rejected Soviet demands for 25% of the current production of the Ruhr-Rhineland area in return for U.S.S.R. cooperation in the economic unification of Germany.
Albanian President Enver Hoxha appealed to the United Nations General Assembly against alleged violations of his country's territorial integrity by U.K. and Greek forces.
Politics and government
General Lucius Clay of the U.S. military government in Germany approved a draft constitution for the state of Hesse, approved the previous day by the state assembly. The constitution, which provided for nationalization of important raw materials and industries, required approval in a popular referendum.
Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers in Japan General Douglas MacArthur named General George Moore as commander of U.S. Western Pacific forces, most of which were stationed in the Philippines.
The Radio Corporation of America demonstrated a colour system in which colours were transmitted electronically rather than mechanically, as in previous systems.
Ottawa (0-10) 7 @ Hamilton (8-1-1) 23
5,000 fans at Civic Stadium saw the Wildcats defeat the Trojans in a game that had originally been scheduled for November 2 in Ottawa.
60 years ago
An Israeli communique said that the attack on Egypt had widened along a 70-mile front, with Israel claiming capture of Qusseima on the northern Sinai frontier and areas to within 20 miles of the Suez Canal. The U.K. and France vetoed a U.S.-sponsored resolution in the United Nations Security Council calling for an immediate Israeli-Egyptian cease-fire and Israeli withdrawal from the Siani Peninsula.
Politics and government
Hungarian Prime Minister Imre Nagy announced abolition of the one-party system, restoring the legality of the Smallholders, Peasant, and Social Democratic Parties.
Robert Stanfield led the Progressive Conservative Party to victory in the Nova Scotia provincial election, taking 24 of 43 seats in the House of Assembly. The PCs' total was an increase from 13 in the most recent election in 1953. The governing Liberals, led by Premier Henry Hicks, won 18 seats, down from 22 in 1953. Co-operative Commonwealth leader by Michael James MacDonald was the only member of his party to win a seat, down from 2 seats in 1953.
Ebbets Field, home of the Brooklyn Dodgers since 1913, was sold by Walter O'Malley to realtor Marvin Kratter as the site of a housing development.
Sarnia (6-5) 6 @ London (3-7) 31
Dale Creighton scored 3 touchdowns for the Lords as they routed the Golden Bears at Labatt Park. Mr. Buckley scored the other London TD, while Jack Jacobs added 3 converts, a field goal, and a single. Gene Robillard scored the Sarnia touchdown.
50 years ago
Ottawa (11-3) 0 @ Montreal (7-7) 1
Winnipeg (8-7-1) 27 @ British Columbia (5-11) 13
Peter Kempf's single on a wide field goal attempt in the 4th quarter provided all the scoring in the lowest-scoring game in modern CFL history. Most of the 12,000 fans at Molson Stadium on a windy Sunday afternoon had left by the time the point was scored.
Ken Nielsen scored 2 touchdowns and Dave Raimey added another as the Blue Bombers defeated the Lions before 24,103 fans at Empire Stadium in Vancouver. Norm Winton converted all 3 touchdowns and added 2 field goals. Willie Fleming, playing the last game of his 8-year Hall of Fame career, scored the B.C. touchdown, the 86th of his career. Other Canadian Football Hall of Famers playing their last CFL game were B.C. quarterback Joe Kapp and guard Tom Hinton. It was the last game in a B.C. uniform for rookie defensive back Bill Symons; he was traded to the Toronto Argonauts in the off-season.
Johnny Unitas of the Baltimore Colts threw for 252 yards to pass Y.A. Tittle as the National Football League's career leader in yards passing.
40 years ago
#1 single in Italy (Hit Parade Italia): Margherita--Riccardo Cocciante (7th week at #1)
#1 single in the Netherlands (Veronica Top 40): Mon Amour--BZN (4th week at #1)
#1 single in the U.K (New Musical Express).: Mississippi--Pussycat (3rd week at #1)
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): If You Leave Me Now--Chicago (2nd week at #1)
U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Disco Duck (Part 1)--Rick Dees and his Cast of Idiots (2nd week at #1)
2 If You Leave Me Now--Chicago
3 Rock'n Me--Steve Miller Band
4 The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald--Gordon Lightfoot
5 A Fifth of Beethoven--Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band
6 She's Gone--Daryl Hall & John Oates
7 Magic Man--Heart
8 (Don't Fear) The Reaper--Blue Oyster Cult
9 Muskrat Love--Captain and Tennille
Singles entering the chart were Livin' Thing by Electric Light Orchestra (#72); Hello Old Friend by Eric Clapton (#82); Hot Line by the Sylvers (#88); Help Wanted by the Hudson Brothers (#92); Groovy People by Lou Rawls (#93); (One More Year Of) Daddy's Little Girl by Ray Sawyer (#94); and Don't Take Away the Music by Tavares (#95).
Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Disco Duck (Part 1)--Rick Dees and his Cast of Idiots (2nd week at #1)
2 That'll Be the Day--Linda Ronstadt
3 If You Leave Me Now--Chicago
4 Rock'n Me--Steve Miller Band
5 The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald--Gordon Lightfoot
6 New York to L.A.--Patsy Gallant
7 She's Gone--Daryl Hall & John Oates
8 Devil Woman--Cliff Richard
10 I Only Want to Be with You--Bay City Rollers
Singles entering the chart were You are My Starship by Norman Connors (#94); Anything You Want by John Valenti (#95); Jeans On by David Dundas (#96); So Sad the Song by Gladys Knight and the Pips (#97); She's a Star (In Her Own Right) by Nick Gilder (#98); Brand New Love Affair by Jigsaw (#99); and I'll Play the Fool by Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band (#100).
Boston 4 @ Montreal 3
The Bruins edged the Canadiens at the Montreal Forum in the national Hockey Night in Canada telecast in what turned out to be the Canadiens' only loss at home during the entire 1976-77 regular season.
British Columbia (5-8-2) 16 @ Toronto (7-7-1) 25
Neil Lumsden rushed for a touchdown early in the 4th quarter and Matthew Reed completed a 72-yard touchdown pass to John Harvey as the Argonauts defeated the Lions at Exhibition Stadium, eliminating B.C. from playoff contention. Mr. Reed scored a single earlier in the game when he fumbled into the B.C. end zone, becoming the last CFL player ever to score a point in that manner; subsequent rule changes eliminated a single point on such a play.
Manitoba (3-5) 13 @ Alberta (4-3-1) 27
Calgary (3-5) 15 @ British Columbia (5-3) 37
Kerry O'Connor, John Tietzen, and Dalton Smarsh scored touchdowns for the Golden Bears as they defeated the Bisons at Varsity Stadium in Edmonton. The Golden Bears were eliminated from playoff contention when the Thunderbirds defeated the Dinosaurs at Thunderbird Stadium in Vancouver to finish first in the West for the first time since 1962. Mr. Smarsh rushed for 118 yards in the final game of his five-year university career. Joe Poplawski converted the first 2 touchdowns and added a field goal, but missed the convert on Mr. Smarsh's touchdown to finish the season with 52 points, 1 behind league scoring champion Dave Osiowy of the Saskatchewan Huskies. John Nelson rushed 2 yards for the first Manitoba touchdown in the 1st hald, and quarterback Bud Harden completed a 33-yard TD pass to Wayne Ledyard late in the game.
Glen Wallace rushed 17 times for 141 yards and Gord Penn rushed 20 times for 128 yards and a touchdown as the Thunderbirds beat the Dinosaurs. B.C. scored on the opening kickoff when defensive back Al Chorney recovered a fumble on the Calgary 9-yard line and returned it for a TD. B.C. quarterback Dan Smith completed 8 of 14 passes for 101 yards and touchdowns to Mr. Penn, Digby Leigh, and Chris Davies. Gary Metz added 4 converts and a field goal. Calgary quarterback Don Siler, playing his final university game, completed a 12-yard touchdown pass to Larry Leathem in the 1st quarter and a 78-yard TD pass to Darrell Moir in the 4th quarter. Mr. Siler converted the first touchdown and passed to Mr. Leathem for a 2-point convert after the 2nd TD. It was also the final university game for Mr. Leathem. The Dinosaurs, who were the defending Western champions, finished the season with four straight losses.
30 years ago
Edmonton's top 30 (CHED)
1 Typical Male--Tina Turner (2nd week at #1)
2 True Colors--Cyndi Lauper
3 When I Think of You--Janet Jackson
4 Throwing it All Away--Genesis
5 Heartbeat--Don Johnson
6 Two of Hearts--Stacey Q
7 I Am by Your Side--Corey Hart
8 Spirit in the Sky--Doctor and the Medics
9 Rumors--Timex Social Club
10 Sweet Love--Anita Baker
11 Human--Human League
12 Take Me Home Tonight--Eddie Money
13 Dreamtime--Daryl Hall
14 Heaven in Your Eyes--Loverboy
15 Girl Can't Help It--Journey
17 True Blue--Madonna
19 Where's the Fire--Tim Feehan
20 Love Will Conquer All--Lionel Richie
21 Word Up--Cameo
22 The Way it Is--Bruce Hornsby and the Range
23 I'll Be Over You--Toto
24 Hip to Be Square--Huey Lewis and the News
25 The Next Time I Fall--Peter Cetera with Amy Grant
26 You Give Love a Bad Name--Bon Jovi
27 Stuck with You--Huey Lewis and the News
28 Emotion in Motion--Ric Ocasek
29 Freedom Overspill--Steve Winwood
30 What About Love--'Til Tuesday
On television tonight
Our World, hosted by Linda Ellerbee and Ray Gandolf, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Halloween of 1938
Montréal-based Canadair was awarded the Canadian Armed Forces CF-18 fighter maintenance contract by the federal Progressive Conservative government of Prime Minister Brian Mulroney over a superior bid from a firm based in Winnipeg. This flagrant act of partisan Quebec favouritism helped stoke the fires of western alienation the led to the creation of the Reform Party of Canada a year later.
25 years ago
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): (Everything I Do) I Do it for You--Bryan Adams (12th week at #1)
On television tonight
The Wonder Years, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Full Moon Rising
U.S. President George Bush opened a Middle East peace conference in Madrid.
A Canadian Armed Forces Hercules C-130 crashed on Ellesmere Island in the Northwest Territories while on a routine supply mission; 5 of the 13 passengers died from injuries or hypothermia before rescuers could reach them over 33 hours later.
20 years ago
Ottawa Valley RaiLink took over the former Canadian Pacific line between Smiths Falls to Cartier, Ontario, and also the Mattawa-Temiskaming branch in Québec.
10 years ago
The Canadian government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper recommended ending the Canadian Wheat Board monopoly on wheat and barley sales from the Prairie provinces.
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