Friday, 21 July 2017

July 21, 2017

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Garland Grayston!

775 years ago
1242


War
Capetian troops of King Louis IX of France and his brother Alphonse of Poitiers defeated rebel followers of King Henry III of England and Hugh X of Lusignan in the Battle of Taillebourg in France.

140 years ago
1877


Labour
After rioting by striking Baltimore and Ohio Railroad workers and the deaths of nine rail workers at the hands of the Maryland militia, workers in Pittsburgh staged a sympathy strike that was met with an assault by the Pennsylvania state militia.

110 years ago
1907


Disasters
88 people were killed when the passenger steamer SS Columbia collided with the steam schooner San Pedro off Shelter Cove, California.

100 years ago
1917


Born on this date
Alan B. Gold
. Canadian jurist. Mr. Gold was Chief Justice of the Quebec Superior Court from 1983-1992. He died on May 15, 2005 at the age of 87.

75 years ago
1942


War
German sources reported continued advances toward Rostov, which was reportedly set afire by Axis bombers. The U.S. House of Representatives approved and sent to President Franklin D. Roosevelt a bill creating the Women's Naval Reserve Corps. German-American Bund leader Gerhard Kunze pled guilty in Hartford, Connecticut to charges of conspiracy to commit espionage.

Politics and government
U.S. President Roosevelt appointed Admiral William Leahy as his chief of staff.

Track and field
Gunder Haegg of Sweden set a world record of 5:16.4 in the men's 2,000-metre run in Malmo, Sweden.

70 years ago
1947


Hit parade
U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Peg o' My Heart--The Harmonicats (4th week at #1)
--Three Suns
--Art Lund
--Buddy Clark
--Clark Dennis
2 Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba (My Bambino Go to Sleep)--Perry Como and the Satisfiers
3 That's My Desire--Sammy Kaye and his "Swing and Sway" Orchestra
--Frankie Laine and Mannie Klein's All-Stars
4 I Wonder, I Wonder, I Wonder--Eddy Howard and his Orchestra
--Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians
5 Across the Alley from the Alamo--The Mills Brothers
6 Temptation (Tim-Tayshun)--Red Ingles and his Natural Seven
7 Ivy--Jo Stafford
--Woody Herman with the Four Chips
8 Mam'selle--Art Lund
--Dick Haymes
--Frank Sinatra
--Dennis Day
--Pied Pipers
9 My Adobe Hacienda--Eddy Howard and his Orchestra
10 Tallahassee--Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters

The only single entering the chart was Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette), with versions by Tex Williams and his Western Caravan, and Phil Harris and his Orchestra (#20).

War
Dutch planes continued to attack Indonesian airfields on Java and Sumatra as the Netherlands government declined a British offer to mediate the conflict.

Politics and government
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to outlaw the poll tax in voting for federal offices, but the Senate postponed action on the bill until 1948.

U.S. Senator Joseph Ball (Republican--Minnesota) and Representative Fred Hartley (Republican--New Jersey) were named to top positions on the newly-created Joint Congressional Labor-Management Committee.

Economics and finance
U.S. President Harry Truman delivered his mid-year economic report to Congress, stressing that the Marshall Plan was "at the core" of U.S. foreign policy.

Baseball
The Baseball Hall of Fame inducted former pitchers Carl Hubbell and Lefty Grove, second baseman Frankie Frisch, and catcher Mickey Cochrane.

60 years ago
1957


Disasters
A U.S. Navy Neptune Bomber, searching for a missing plane, crashed into a mountainside near Turin, Italy, killing 9 of 10 crewmen.

Golf
Lionel Hebert defeated Dow Finsterwald 2 and 1 to win the PGA Championship at Miami Valley Golf Club in Dayton, Ohio. First prize money was $8,000. It was the last PGA Championship to be decided by match play.

50 years ago
1967


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand: Silence is Golden--The Tremeloes

Edmonton's top 10 (CJCA)
1 I Take it Back--Sandy Posey
2 Windy--The Association
3 Silence is Golden--The Tremeloes
4 San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair)--Scott McKenzie
5 Let's Live for Today--The Grass Roots
6 Ding! Dong! The Witch is Dead--The Fifth Estate
7 You Only Live Twice--Nancy Sinatra/Jackson--Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood
8 Walkin' Mary Home--The Nomads
9 My Friend--Willie & the Walkers
10 Laborer--The 49th Parallel
Pick hit of the week: Groovy Summertime--The Love Generation
New this week: Agnes English--John Fred and his Playboy Band
Let the Four Winds Blow--Jerry Jaye
Ha! Ha! Said the Clown--The Yardbirds
Morning Dew--The Pozo-Seco Singers
Blue--The Lords

Died on this date
Basil Rathbone, 75.
. South African-born U.K. actor. One of this blogger's favourite actors, Mr. Rathbone played villains in movies such as David Copperfield (1935); Captain Blood (1935); and The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), before achieving his greatest fame, playing Sherlock Holmes in 14 movies and over 200 radio broadcasts from 1939-1946. He died in New York, the day after being given a clean bill of health by his doctor.

Albert Lutuli, 69 (?). Southern Rhodesian-born S.A. politician. Mr. Lutuli was President of the African National Congress from 1952 until his death when he was struck by a freight train while walking across a railroad bridge over the Umvuti River near his home in Stanger (now KwaDukuza). He became the first person from outside Europe and the Americas to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, winning it in 1960 for his role in the non-violent struggle against apartheid.

Jimmie Foxx, 59. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Foxx was a catcher, later a first baseman, with the Philadelphia Athletics (1925-1935); Boston Red Sox (1936-1942); Chicago Cubs (1942, 1944); and Philadelphia Blue Jays (1945), batting .325 with 534 home runs and 1,922 runs batted in in 2,317 games. His best seasons were 1932, when he hit .364 with 58 home runs and 169 runs batted in--leading the league in the last two categories--and 1933, when he won the Triple Crown (.356, 48, 163). Mr. Foxx helped the Athletics win the World Series in 1929 and 1930, and was named the American League's Most Valuable Player in 1932, 1933, and 1938. His career total of home runs at the time of his retirement was second to Babe Ruth's major league record of 714. Mr. Foxx pitched in 1 game with the Red Sox in 1939 and 9 games with the Blue Jays in 1945, posting a record of 1-0 with an earned run average of 1.52. He managed the Fort Wayne Daisies of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League in 1952, and managed the University of Miami Hurricanes in 1956-1957. Mr. Foxx was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1951; he died from choking on a piece of food.

Canadiana
The Gardiner Dam on the South Saskatchewan River was dedicated in honour of Jimmy Gardiner, former Saskatchewan Premier and federal Minister of Agriculture.

40 years ago
1977


Died on this date
Lee Miller, 70
. U.S. photographer and journalist. Miss Miller was a model and fashion photographer who became a war correspondent for Vogue during World War II. She died of cancer.

War
Egypt reported that her forces had beaten back a Libyan armoured and aerial attack over the border near the village of Salum, and claimed that Libya had lost 40 tanks and 2 planes in the clash.

Politics and government
The Sri Lanka Freedom Party of Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike suffered a humiliating defeat in parliamentary elections. The United National Party, led by Junius Jayawardene, captured 140 of 168 seats in the parliament, an increase of 120 from before the election. The Tamil United Liberation Front's total remained at 18 seats, while the Freedom Party dropped from 81 seats to 8. Prime Minister Bandaranaike retained her seat in a close race, but all 11 members of her cabinet lost their seats. Ms. Bandaranaike had governed under emergency rule since a Communist-inspired student rebellion in 1971, and her personal rule was generally regarded as the key issue in the election.

Economics and finance
The U.S. Commerce Department reported that the nation's "real" gross national product had risen 6.4% during the spring quarter of 1977.

Baseball
The Los Angeles Dodgers released pitcher Al Downing, ending his 17-year major league career. He compiled a record of 123-107 with 3 saves and an earned run average of 3.22 in 405 games with the New York Yankees (1961-1969); Oakland Athletics (1970); Milwaukee Brewers (1970); and the Dodgers (1971-1977), batting .127 with 2 home runs and 33 runs batted in in 409 games. Mr. Downing's best season was 1971, when he was 20-9 with a 2.68 ERA; in 1977 he was 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA in 12 games. Mr. Downing played with pennant-winning teams in 1963, 1964, and 1974, but was best remembered for surrendering Hank Aaron's major league record 715th career home run on April 8, 1974.

Ruppert Jones drove in 2 runs with a home run and a sacrifice fly to help the Seattle Mariners defeat the Oakland Athletics 4-3 before 17,382 fans, including this blogger and his parents, at the Kingdome in Seattle. Wayne Gross and Mitchell Page homered for Oakland.

Dick Davis singled home Sal Bando with 2 out in the top of the 10th inning to break a 4-4 tie and give the Milwaukee Brewers a 5-4 win over the New York Yankees and a split of their doubleheader before 22,812 fans at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees scored all their runs in the bottom of the 1st inning--after the first 2 batters made outs--but the Brewers rallied for 4 runs in the top of the 9th to tie the score. Catfish Hunter pitched a 5-hit shutout for the Yankees as they won the first game 7-0; Lenn Sakata made his major league debut at second base for Milwaukee, batting 0 for 4, and making 2 assists.

The Boston Red Sox scored 9 runs in the bottom of the 7th inning as they defeated the Cleveland Indians 11-4 in the first game of a doubleheader before 29,059 fans at Fenway Park in Boston. Andre Thornton hit a single, double, and home run, scoring 3 runs and driving in 2, to help the Indians win the second game 8-2.

Pinch hitter Bill Buckner singled home Manny Trillo with 1 out in the bottom of the 12th inning to give the Chicago Cubs a 4-3 win over the Atlanta Braves before 20,895 fans at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

Al Oliver led off the bottom of the 4th inning with a home run to open the scoring and added a sacrifice fly in the 5th to help the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-2 before 21,713 fans at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh. Mario Soto made his major league debut with Cincinnati, pitching the 5th and 6th innings in relief of losing pitcher Fred Norman, and allowing 3 hits and 2 runs--both earned--while throwing a wild pitch.

Bob Forsch pitched a 3-hitter to win the pitchers' duel over J.R. Richard as the St. Louis Cardinals blanked the Houston Astros 4-0 before 15,743 fans at Busch Memorial Stadium. The Cardinals made just 4 hits against Mr. Richard and Joe Sambito.

Pinch hitter Jerry Martin's 3-run triple climaxed an 8-run 6th inning as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Francisco Giants 9-6 before 5,771 fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. Mr. Martin was batting for Bake McBride, who led off the inning with a triple and came in to score.

Tony Perez doubled home 3 runs in the top of the 5th inning and Steve Rogers pitched a 4-hitter as the Montreal Expos shut out the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 before 35,833 fans at Dodger Stadium. The 5th-inning rally began with 2 out and nobody on base.

George Hendrick singled home Bill Almon with 1 out in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the San Diego Padres a 3-2 win over the New York Mets before 9,757 fans at San Diego Stadium.

25 years ago
1992


Politics and government
U.S. House of Representatives Minority Leader Newt Gingrich (Republican—Georgia), forced to run in a new district in suburban Atlanta as a result of redistricting, barely held off a challenge from Herman Clark to be renominated as a Republican candidate for Congress in the November election. Mr. Gingrich, criticized by Mr. Clark as a “Washington insider,” took just 50.7% of the vote in the Republican party primary despite outspending his challenger $1.1 million-$150,000.

20 years ago
1997


Hit parade
Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 MMMBop--Hanson (2nd week at #1)
2 Bitch--Meredith Brooks
3 A Change Will Do You Good--Sheryl Crow
4 Semi-Charmed Life--Third Eye Blind
5 Sunny Came Home--Shawn Colvin
6 The Freshmen--Verve Pipe
7 Sitting on Top of the World--Amanda Marshall
8 Do You Know What it Takes--Robyn
9 All for You--Sister Hazel
10 Building a Mystery--Sarah McLachlan

Singles entering the chart were I'll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy and Faith Evans featuring 112 (#67); Good Enough by Dodgy (#76); Return of the Mack by Mark Morrison (#87); Four Leaf Clover by Abra Moore (#93); and Half the Man by Dayna Manning (#94).

Protest
British Columbia fishermen released the American ferry Malaspina, an Alaska-bound ship blocked at Prince Rupert. The fishermen were protesting U.S. fishing of sockeye salmon heading for spawning in British Columbia.

10 years ago
2007


Literature
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final volume in the book series by J.K. Rowling, went on sale.

Football
CFL
Toronto (2-2) 10 @ Calgary (2-2) 33

Thursday, 20 July 2017

July 20, 2017

1,225 years ago
792


War
Kardam of Bulgaria defeated Byzantine Emperor Constantine VI in the Battle of Marcellae in southeastern Bulgaria.

425 years ago
1592


Born on this date
Johan Björnsson Printz
. Swedish politician. Mr. Printz was a lieutenant colonel in the Swedish Army who was dismissed for surrendering the Saxon town of Chemnitz. He was restored to the favour of Queen Christina, and served as Governor of New Sweden--in what is now Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania--from 1643-1653. Mr. Printz reportedly weighed over 400 pounds, and established friendly relations with the Indians as well as with English settlers, and traded with Dutch settlers. Dissent within New Sweden led Mr. Printz to resign, and he resigned and returned to Sweden, where he was made a general and died on May 3, 1663 at the age of 70.

War
During the first Japanese invasion of Korea, Japanese forces led by Toyotomi Hideyoshi captured Pyongyang, although they were ultimately unable to hold it.

210 years ago
1807


Technology
Nicéphore and Claude Niépce were awarded a patent by French Emperor NapoleonI for the Pyréolophore, the world's first internal combustion engine, after it successfully powered a boat upstream on the river Saône in France.

100 years ago
1917


War
The U.S. draft lottery began.

Europeana
The Corfu Declaration, which led to the creation of the post-war Kingdom of Yugoslavia, was signed by the Yugoslav Committee and Kingdom of Serbia.

90 years ago
1927


Died on this date
Ferdinand I, 61
. King of Romania, 1914-1927. Ferdinand I was the son of Leopold, Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, who renounced his claim to the throne. Ferdinand succeeded his uncle Carol I as King upon his death in 1914, but wasn't crowned until 1922. Despite being of the same family as Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, King Ferdinand took Romania into World War I on the side of the Allies against the Central Powers, leading the Kaiser to have Ferdinand's name erased from the Hohenzollern family register. King Ferdinand I died of cancer and was succeeded by his grandson Michael I.

80 years ago
1937


Died on this date
Guglielmo Marconi, 63
. Italian physicist and engineer. Mr. Marconi, widely regarded as the inventor of radio, shared the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics with Karl Braun "for their contributions to the development of wireless telegraphy." He joined the Italian Fascist Party in 1923, and supported the regime of Duce Benito Mussolini. Mr. Marconi died after a series of heart attacks.

Tennis
Down 2-0 in sets and 4-1 in games in the third set, Don Budge of the United States defeated Baron Gottfried von Cramm of Germany 8-6 on the sixth match point in the fifth set of the Davis Cup semi-finals at Wimbledon , England, enabling the U.S.A. to defeat England the following week in the finals. The story of the match and its principals was told in the book A Terrible Splendor by Marshall Jon Fisher (2009).

75 years ago
1942


War
British Royal Air Force planes attacked an Axis airfield near Fuka, reportedly setting at least 30 planes afire, and also setting fire to enemy barges off Sidi Barrani. Russian forces claimed to have secured Don River bridgeheads 10 miles west of Voronezh.

Diplomacy
The Swedish ocean liner Grispholm arrived in Portuguese East Africa with Thai and Japanese nationals from the United States.

Politics and government
Colombian President Eduardo Santos presided over the opening session of Congress, stating that the nation's cause was tied to the Allies.

Literature
Robert Garrett donated his collection of 6,000 Arabic and Islamic manuscripts--said to be the largest and best in the world--to Princeton University.

70 years ago
1947


War
Dutch forces attacked Indonesian Republic installations on Java and Sumatra, and arrested Indonesian officials, including Deputy Prime Minister A.K. Gani, in Batavia. Dutch officials denied any "designs on the integrity" of Indonesia, justifying the action as a response to alleged truce violations by Indonesian nationalists.

Crime
Burmese police arrested conservative politician and former Prime Minister U Saw and 19 aides in Rangoon on charges of planning the previous day's assassination of eight people, including Prime Minister Aung San.

Economics and finance
Poland joined France in protesting U.S. plans to speed German economic recovery, claiming that countries that had suffered at Germany's hands should have priority in reconstruction.

60 years ago
1957


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Round and Round--Perry Como; The Four Lads (5th week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Banana Boat Song--Harry Belafonte (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Record Mirror): All Shook Up--Elvis Presley (2nd week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear--Elvis Presley
2 Love Letters in the Sand--Pat Boone
3 Bye Bye Love--The Everly Brothers
4 So Rare-Jimmy Dorsey and his Orchestra
5 It's Not for Me to Say--Johnny Mathis
6 I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter--Billy Williams
7 Searchin'--The Coasters
8 Old Cape Cod--Patti Page
9 Dark Moon--Gale Storm
--Bonnie Guitar
10 (Main Theme) Around the World--Victor Young and his Orchestra
--Mantovani and his Orchestra

Singles entering the chart were Tammy by Richard Hayman and his Orchestra (#23, charting with the versions by Debbie Reynolds, and the Ames Brothers); Oh Baby Doll by Chuck Berry (#45); Goody Goody by Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers (#49); By the Bend of the River by Joe Leahy and his Orchestra (#57); and An Affair to Remember (Our Love Affair) by Vic Damone (#59). An Affair to Remember (Our Love Affair) was from the movie An Affair to Remember (1957).

Died on this date
Alfred Einstein Cohen, 78
. U.S. physician. Dr. Cohen was a research heart specialist at the Rockefeller Institute who introduced the use of the electrocardiogram.

World events
Alianza Popular Revolucionaria Americana (APRA) leader Victor Raul Haya de la Torre returned to Peru after eight years of exile in the Colombian embassy in Lima.

Transportation
The U.S.S.R. closed the Vladivostok waters of Peter the Great Bay to foreign ships and planes.

Auto racing
Stirling Moss won the European Grand Prix in Aintree, England.

50 years ago
1967


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Black Velvet Band--Johnny Kelly (2nd week at #1)

Edmontonia
The annual Klondike Days parade took place downtown; this blogger saw it for the first time, watching from the roof of The Steak Loft with his father.

40 years ago
1977


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): I Feel Love--Donna Summer

Died on this date
Gary Kellgren, 38
. U.S. recording engineer. Mr. Kellgren co-founded The Record Plant studios in New York and California, which provided a more relaxed atmosphere for artists than had previously been the case. He worked with artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, and Barbra Streisand. Mr. Kellgren and his girlfriend Kristianne Gaines, 34, were found dead at the bottom of his swimming pool in Hollywood in what was called an accidental double drowning. It was speculated that Mr. Kellgren had been electrocuted while trying to fix underwater speakers, and Miss Gaines, who couldn't swim, had drowned trying to save him.

Diplomacy
Concluding two days of talks in Washington with Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin, U.S. President Jimmy Carter expressed confidence that a Geneva peace conference on the Middle East would be convened as early as October. Several hours later, Mr. Begin outlined his hitherto secret framework for Geneva talks, excluding any role for the Palestine Liberation Organization, whose participation was a basic demand of all Arab countries.

Abominations
The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency released documents under the Freedom of Information Act revealing that it had engaged in mind-control experiments.

Scandal
Former Watergate special prosecutor Leon Jaworski accepted a U.S. House of Representatives Ethics Committee invitation to take charge of the investigation of allegations that Korean businessman Tong Sun Park was buying influence in the United States Congress.

Economics and finance
The British House of Commons passed anti-inflation legislation.

Disasters
A night-long 7-inch rainfall caused a flash flood in Johnstown, Pennsylvania and surrounding communities, killing 80 people, leaving 2,000 homeless, and causing $350 million in damage.

Football
CFL
Montreal (2-0) 16 @ Toronto (0-2) 10
British Columbia (2-0) 34 @ Saskatchewan (0-2) 14

Doug Carlson returned a fumble 88 yards for a touchdown to help the Lions upset the Roughriders at Taylor Field in Regina.

30 years ago
1987


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Australian Music Report): Respectable--Mel and Kim

Died on this date
Richard Egan, 65
. U.S. actor. Mr. Egan appeared in such movies as The Damned Don't Cry (1950); Bright Victory (1951); One Minute to Zero (1952); Underwater! (1955); Love Me Tender (1956); Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (1957); A Summer Place (1959); and Moonfire (1970).

25 years ago
1992


Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): Lithium--Nirvana

Politics and government
Vaclav Havel resigned as President of Czechoslovakia, three days after the Slovak National Council had voted overwhelmingly in favour of sovereignty for Slovakia.

20 years ago
1997


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): MMMBop--Hanson (8th week at #1)

#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): I'll Be Missing You--Puff Daddy and Faith Evans featuring 112 (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Austria (Ö3): I'll Be Missing You--Puff Daddy and Faith Evans featuring 112

#1 single in Switzerland: I'll Be Missing You--Puff Daddy and Faith Evans featuring 112

Defense
The restored U.S. Navy frigate USS Constitution celebrated its 200th anniversary by setting sail for the first time in 116 years.

10 years ago
2007


Died on this date
Tammy Faye Bakker Messner, 65
. U.S. televangelist. Mrs. Messner, born Tamara LaValley, was the daughter of Pentecostal preachers, and was married to Jim Bakker from 1961-1992. The two founded the PTL Club (Praise the Lord) television program in 1974, and spent years preaching a false gospel of financial prosperity, using donations from viewers to finance their opulent lifestyle. The "ministry," which included the Heritage USA theme park, collapsed in sex and financial scandals in 1987, and Mr. Bakker went to prison for fraud. The couple divorced, and Mrs. Bakker married building contractor and family friend Roe Messner in 1993. Mrs. Messner spent her final years promoting alternative medicine and becoming a sodomite icon, appearing in sodomy pride parades. She died after an 11-year battle with cancer, which I suspected may have been caused or exacerbated by chemicals from the outrageously large amounts of makeup she always covered herself with.

Law
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, voting almost totally along party lines, voted 13-6 to approve the nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court.

Football
CFL
Saskatchewan (2-2) 20 @ Edmonton (2-1-1) 21

Sean Fleming kicked a 47-yard field goal with 2:07 left in regulation time to give the Eskimos their win over the Roughriders as they overcame a 20-1 halftime deficit before 46,704 fans at Commonwealth Stadium. Kerry Joseph completed a 19-yard touchdown pass to D.J. Flick in the 2nd quarter, and Jason Armstead followed with a 90-yard punt return TD to give Saskatchewan its big lead. The Eskimos scored a touchdown just 1:41 into the 3rd quarter on a 5-yard pass from backup quarterback Stefan LeFors to defensive end Rob Brown, who had entered the game on offense. 4 minutes later, Ricky Ray threw an 11-yard TD pass to Jason Tucker. Mr. Fleming converted both and added a 29-yard FG later in the quarter to make the score 20-18. Mr. Ray completed 31 of 44 passes for 349 yards, with Mr. Tucker catching 5 passes for 91 yards.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

July 19, 2017

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Chris Walker and Chris Woods!

200 years ago
1817


World events
Unsuccessful in his attempt to conquer the Kingdom of Hawaii for the Russian-American Company, Georg Anton Schäffer was forced to admit defeat, and left Kauai.

175 years ago
1842


Born on this date
Frederic T. Greenhalge
. U.K.-born U.S. politician. Mr. Greenhalge, born Frederic Greenhalgh, was born in Lancashire, and moved to Lowell, Massachusetts with his family at the age of 13. A Republican, he was Mayor of Lowell from 1880-1881 and represented Massachusetts' 8th District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1889-1891 before serving as Governor of Massachusetts from 1894 until his death from kidney disease at the age of 53 on March 5, 1896.

150 years ago
1867


Politics and government
U.S. President Andrew Johnson vetoed the Supplementary Reconstruction Bill.

125 years ago
1892


Born on this date
Dick Irvin
. Canadian hockey player and coach. Mr. Irvin, a native of Hamilton, played professionally with the Portland Rosebuds of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association (1916-17) and Western Hockey League (1925-26); Regina Capitals of the Western Canada Hockey League (1921-25); and Chicago Black Hawks of the National Hockey League (1926-29), retiring after suffering a fractured skull. While playing as an amateur with the Winnipeg Monarchs in 1915, he scored all 9 goals in a 9-0 win during an Allan Cup game, a feat which was immortalized years later by Robert Ripley in a Ripley's Believe it or Not!! cartoon. Mr. Irvin scored 29 goals and 23 assists in 94 regular season NHL games, and 2 goals and no assists in 2 NHL playoff games; he scored 124 goals and 39 assists in 155 regular season games in the PCHA, WCHL, and WHL, and 4 goals and no assists in 8 playoff games. Mr. Irvin coached the Black Hawks (1928-29, 1930-31, 1955-56); Toronto Maple Leafs (1931-40); and Montreal Canadiens (1940-55), compiling a regular season record of 691-527-230 and leading his teams to the Stanley Cup finals 16 times, winning Stanley Cup championships in 1932, 1944, 1946, and 1953. He was suffering from bone cancer when he appeared at the Black Hawks' training camp in the fall of 1956 and announced that he would be unable to continue as coach. Mr. Irvin died on May 15, 1957 at the age of 64 and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1958; his son Dick became known in his own right as a sportscaster in Montreal and on Hockey Night in Canada.

100 years ago
1917


Born on this date
William Scranton
. U.S. politician. Mr. Scranton, a Republican, represented Pennsylvania's 10th District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1961-1963 and was Governor of Pennsylvania from 1963-1967. He was U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations from 1976-1977. Mr. Scranton died on July 28, 2013, nine days after his 96th birthday.

80 years ago
1937


Economics and finance
The Bank of Canada issued Canada's first bilingual currency.

75 years ago
1942


Died on this date
Marcellin Boule, 72
. French paleontologist. Professor Boule specialized in the study of Neanderthal and other primitive men.

War
German Grand Admiral Karl Dönitz ordered the last U-boats to withdraw from their United States Atlantic coast positions in response to the effective American convoy system. Russian troops slowed down the German advance toward Stalingrad and Rostov. Chinese troops retook Juian, Kienteh, and Iyang and Hengfeng, the latter two towns 15 miles apart on the Hangchow-Nanchang railway.

Business
The United Fruit Company announced a development plan to supply the United States with rubber, hemp, quinine, and palm oil from Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama.

70 years ago
1947


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Peg o' My Heart--The Harmonicats (2nd week at #1)

Died on this date
Robert L. Owen, 91
. U.S. politician. Mr. Owen, a Democrat, represented Oklahoma in the United States Senate from 1907-1925. He was the Senate sponsor of the Glass-Owen Federal Reserve Act of 1913, which created the Federal Reserve System.

Lyuh Woon-hyung, 61. Korean politician. Lyuh Woon-hyung, aka Mongyang, was a Communist before organizing the Korean People's Party in 1945. He was a leading advocate of Korean independence and reunification. Lyuh Woon-hyung was assassinated assassinated in Seoul by Han Chigeun, 19, a recent refugee from North Korea and an active member of a nationalist right-wing group.

Aung San, 32. Burmese politician. Bogyoke (Major General) Aung San, a Communist and later a democratic socialist, was Prime Minister of the British Crown Colony of Burma from September 26, 1946 until he and six of his cabinet ministers, as well as a cabinet secretary and a bodyguard were gunned down by a gang of armed paramilitaries of former Prime Minister U Saw. The assassins broke into the Secretariat Building in downtown Rangoon during a meeting of the Executive Council (the shadow government established by the British in preparation for the transfer of power).

Politics and government
British Viceroy Viscount Mountbatten announced the division of India's provisional government into two cabinets, one for India and one for Pakistan.

U.S. President Harry Truman eliminated military government in all Pacific islands under U.S. trusteeship, and named Admiral Louis Denfield high commissioner pending creation of a civilian administration.

California Democrats led by former state Attorney General Robert Kenny organized a Wallace for President faction at a meeting in Fresno, advocating the candidacy of former U.S. Vice President Henry Wallace.

Terrorism
British authorities in Palestine issued a memorandum to the United Nations Palestine Inquiry Commission charging that a Jewish "campaign of lawlessness, murder and sabotage" had cost 70 lives and $6 million in damage since 1940.

Crime
A court in San Diego convicted Mrs. Alfred Wesley Ingalls of enslaving Negro maid Dora Jones with threats of punishment for an affair with Mr. Ingalls 40 years earlier.

Medicine
The University of Illinois announced plans to begin the first large-scale manufacture of a tuberculosis vaccine, known as BCG.

Golf
Babe Didrikson Zaharias extended her unprecedented string of professional victories to 17 by defeating Dot Kielty 9 and 8 in the final round of the Broadmoor Women's Invitational at Colorado Springs.

Horse racing
Stymie, with Conn McCreary up, won the first running of the Empire Gold Cup at Belmont Park, New York.

60 years ago
1957


Hit parade
#1 single in France (IFOP): Bambino--Dalida (16th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): All Shook Up--Elvis Presley (2nd week at #1)

Defense
The first U.S. air-to-rocket to be tested with a nuclear warhead was detonated in Nevada.

Politics and government
The Egyptian government reported the creation of a Supreme Military Court to try plotters against President Gamal Nasser.

Scandal
A U.S. federal jury in Washington, D.C. acquitted Teamsters union Vice President Jimmy Hoffa on charges that he had bribed New York lawyer and investigator John Cheasty to take a job with the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Improper Labor-Management Activities and to give Mr. Hoffa committee data.

Track and field
Derek Ibbotson of the United Kingdom set an unofficial world record in the mile of 3 minutes 57.2 seconds in London. Three others in the same race--Ron Delany of Ireland, Stansilav Jungwirth of Czechoslovakia, and Ken Wood of the U.K.--broke the four-minute barrier.

50 years ago
1967


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): All You Need is Love--The Beatles

Australia's top 10 (Go-Set)
1 A Whiter Shade of Pale--Procol Harum (2nd week at #1)
2 This is My Song--Petula Clark
3 Silence is Golden--The Tremeloes
4 Groovin'--The Young Rascals
5 Puppet on a String--Sandie Shaw
6 Waterloo Sunset--The Kinks
7 San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)--Scott McKenzie
8 Pictures of Lily--The Who
9 Young Girl-The Twilights
10 Creeque Alley--The Mamas and the Papas

Singles entering the chart were Jackson by Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood (#34); There Goes My Everything by Engelbert Humperdinck (#35); and Then I Kissed Her by the Beach Boys (#38).

At the movies
Up the Down Staircase, starring Sandy Dennis, opened in theatres.

Died on this date
Odell Shepard, 82
. U.S. poet, author, and politician. Mr. Shepard wrote several books of poetry and won the 1938 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography for Pedlar's Progress: The life of Bronson Alcott. He was Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut from 1941-1943. Mr. Shepard died three days before his 83rd birthday.

Space
The United States launched the satellite Explorer 35 from Cape Kennedy, Florida.

Boxing
Joe Frazier (17-0) scored a technical knockout of George Chuvalo (47-14-2) at 16 seconds of the 4th round of their heavyweight bout at Madison Square Garden in New York. One of Smokin' Joe's punches fractured Mr. Chuvalo's orbital bones.



Football
CFL
Pre-season
Edmonton (2-1) 7 @ Montreal 6

Gerry McDougall scored the touchdown for the Eskimos, converted by Randy Kerbow, as they edged the Alouettes at Molson Stadium.

40 years ago
1977


Economics and finance
The Canadian government of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau raised the qualifying period for unemployment benefits from 8 weeks to 10-14 weeks, and cut the benefit period from 60 to 50 weeks.

Football
CFL
Hamilton (1-1) 11 @ Calgary (1-1) 13

Calgary defensive back Dennis Meyer broke his arm in two places, ending his 3-year CFL career. It was the second and last Canadian Football League game for Calgary receiver Eddie Richardson, and the first for Calgary backup quarterback Bill Bowerman. It was the first CFL game for Hamilton linebacker Richard Lewis, and his only game in a Hamilton uniform.

Baseball
Major League All-Star Game @ Yankee Stadium, New York
National League 7 @ American League 5

Joe Morgan of the Cincinnati Reds led off the game with a home run, beginning a 4-run 1st inning as the NL held on to defeat the AL before 56,683 fans. Greg Luzinski of the Philadelphia Phillies added a 2-run homer later in the inning, and Steve Garvey of the Los Angeles Dodgers led off the 3rd with a home run to make the score 5-0. George Scott of the Boston Red Sox hit a 2-run homer with 1 out in the bottom of the 9th to close the scoring. Don Sutton of the Dodgers pitched the first 3 innings for the NL, allowing 1 hit and no runs to win the Arch Ward Trophy as the game's Most Valuable Player.



30 years ago
1987


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)--Whitney Houston (4th week at #1)

#1 single in France: La Isla Bonita--Madonna (2nd week at #1)

Auto racing
Emerson Fittipaldi edged Bobby Rahal to win the Toronto Molson Indy.

Football
CFL
Saskatchewan (1-1-1) 27 @ Ottawa (2-2) 23

Dave Ridgway kicked 3 field goals in the 2nd half and the Saskatchewan defense shut out Ottawa over the game’s last 23 minutes and 50 seconds as the Roughriders edged the Rough Riders before 20,006 fans at Lansdowne Park. Former Ottawa quarterback Tom Burgess completed a 9-yard touchdown pass to Tron Armstrong in the 1st quarter, and David Conrad rushed 21 yards in the 3rd quarter for the other Saskatchewan major. Cedric Minter of Ottawa rushed 1 yard for the game’s first score 3:12 into the game, and Kenny Ford returned an interception 38 yards for the other Rough Rider touchdown with 14 seconds remaining in the 1st half.

25 years ago
1992


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): I'll Be There--Mariah Carey featuring Trey Lorenz

#1 single in Austria (Ö3): It's My Life--Dr. Alban (6th week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: Rhythm is a Dancer--Snap! (4th week at #1)

20 years ago
1997


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy (Hit Parade Italia): I'll Be Missing You--Puff Daddy and Faith Evans featuring 112 (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): D'You Know What I Mean?--Oasis

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): MMMBop--Hanson (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Wallonia (Ultratop 40): Alane--Wes

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): D'You Know What I Mean?--Oasis (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Chart Information Network): D'You Know What I Mean?--Oasis

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I'll Be Missing You--Puff Daddy and Faith Evans featuring 112 (6th week at #1)

War
The Irish Republican Army made a surprise announcement of a cease-fire in Northern Ireland--the second in three years.

Protest
Disgruntled Canadian fishermen, in more than 150 fishing boats, started a three-day blockade of the Alaskan ferry Malaspina at Prince Rupert, British Columbia to protest overfishing of Canadian-bound Pacific salmon by Alaskan fishermen.

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (1-3) 17 @ British Columbia (3-1) 21

10 years ago
2007


Football
CFL
Winnipeg (2-1-1) 20 @ Montreal (1-3) 18
Hamilton (0-4) 18 @ British Columbia (4-0) 22

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

July 18, 2017

225 years ago
1792


Died on this date
John Paul Jones, 45
. U.S. military officer. A captain in the Continental Navy, Mr. Jones scored spectacular victories over British forces during the American Revolutionary War between 1776 and 1779. In his most famous battle, off the coast of England on September 23, 1779, Captain Jones responded to a demand for surrender with the words, "I have not yet begun to fight!"

200 years ago
1817


Died on this date
Jane Austen, 41
. U.K. authoress. Miss Austen was known for her novels Sense and Sensibility (1811); Pride and Prejudice (1813); Mansfield Park (1814); Emma (1815); Northanger Abbey (1818); and Persuasion (1818), which were commentaries on the English landed gentry of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. She's more popular today than she was in her lifetime, which ended after a long illness.

Diplomacy
Lord Selkirk made the first treaty with the local Ojibway and Swampy Cree people on behalf of King George III. The local chiefs surrendered title to lands to the Red River Colony, confirmed Lord Selkirk's land rights in the Colony, and agreed not to harm the colonists, in return for an annual gift of 200 pounds of tobacco.

150 years ago
1867


World events
Former Confederate States President Jefferson Davis arrived in Montreal after two years of incarceration, to reunite with his wife and children, who were living with her mother; he received a standing ovation at a benefit performance of Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s play The Rivals at the Theatre Royal.

125 years ago
1892


Died on this date
Thomas Cook, 83
. U.K. travel agent. Mr. Cook founded his company in 1841 for the purpose of conducting tours in support of temperance, and changed the firm's name to Thomas Cook & Son in 1872. His activities in Italy had the effect of boosting mass tourism and contributing to the unification of the Italian state. Mr. Cook retired in 1878, and his son John Mason Cook continued the firm.

90 years ago
1927


Baseball
Ty Cobb of the Philadelphia Athletics officially became the first man to make 4,000th career major league hits, doubling and scoring against Sam Gibson of the Tigers in the 1st inning of a 5-3 loss to his former team, the Detroit Tigers, at Navin Field in Detroit. Mr. Gibson won the pitchers' duel over Lefty Grove.

The New York Yankees withstood a 5-run rally that began with 2 out and nobody on base in the bottom of the 9th inning as they defeated the St. Louis Browns 10-6 before 22,427 fans at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis. Lou Gehrig hit a 3-run home run for the Yankees in the 8th inning, while George Sisler hit a grand slam for the Browns to close the scoring.

80 years ago
1937


Died on this date
Fay "Mule" Wilson, 35
. U.S. football player. Mr. Wilson was a fullback who starred at Texas A&M University and played eight seasons in the National Football League with five different clubs: Buffalo Rangers (1926); New York Giants (1927-1930); Staten Island Stapletons (1930); Green Bay Packers (1930-1931); and Portsmouth Spartans (1932-1933). He was a member of NFL championship teams with the Giants (1927) and Packers (1930-1931). Mr. Wilson's football career was cut short by injuries, and he died of a heart attack in Austin, Texas.

75 years ago
1942


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Jingle Jangle Jingle--Kay Kyser Orchestra

Died on this date
George Sutherland, 80
. Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, 1922-1938. Mr. Sutherland, a native of Stony Stratford, England, moved to Utah with his family as an infant. He was a member of the Liberal Party from 1883-1896 before becoming a Republican. Mr. Sutherland represented Utah in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1901-1903 and in the Senate from 1905-1917. He was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Warren G. Harding, and was known for his generally conservative views. Mr. Sutherland retired from the Court on January 17, 1938, and died the day after suffering a heart attack.

War
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared that a state of war existed between the United States and Bulgaria, Hungary, and Romania. German armoured divisions crossed the Donets River and advanced on a wide front east of Rostov, the gateway to the Caucasus. Chinese troops recaptured the Chekiang port of Wenchow, and were pursuing Japanese forces toward Julian, 16 miles away.

Abominations
During the Beisfjord massacre in Norway, 15 Norwegian paramilitary guards helped members of the SS to kill 288 political prisoners from Yugoslavia.

Defense
The German Messerschmitt Me 262 was test-flown using its jet engines for the first time.

Politics and government
Spanish dictator Generalissimo Francisco Franco announced in Madrid that a new Cortes, modelled after the Italian cooperative system, would convene in October.

Labour
An unauthorized three-day strike of about 1,000 members of the United Mine Workers of America at American Magnesium Corporation's plant in Buffalo ended when strikers voted to submit the wage dispute to the National War Labor Board.

Horse racing
Garden State Park racetrack opened in Delaware Township, New Jersey with the state's first legal horse racing in more than 50 years.

70 years ago
1947


Died on this date
Shafa'at Ahmad Khan, 54
. Indian politician. Mr. Khan was a Muslim leader who defied Moslem League policy by joining the Indian provisional government.

Adventure
Norwegian archaeologist Thor Heyerdahl reported by radio that his balsa raft Kon Tiki was nearing the Marquesas Islands in the Pacific Ocean after an 84-day voyage from Peru.

World events
British warships captured the U.S.-owned Haganah refugee ship Exodus 1947, sailing for Palestine from Sete, France with 4,554 passengers, the largest number of illegal immigrants on a single ship.

Defense
U.S. Army General Dwight D. Eisenhower named Florence Blanchfield, superintendent of Army nurses, as the first regularly commissioned female officer in Army history.

Politics and government
U.S. President Harry Truman signed the Presidential Succession Act, placing the Speaker of the House of Representatives next after the Vice President in the line of succession.

U.S. War Secretary Robert Patterson resigned to return to private law practice; President Truman nominated War Undersecretary Kenneth Royal to succeed him.

Economics and finance
France protested to the United States over British and American plans to increase German industrial production without the consent of other Allies.

Baseball
Fred Hutchinson pitched a 2-hit shutout, striking out 8 batters while walking none, and batted 3 for 4 with 2 doubles and 2 runs batted in to lead the Detroit Tigers over the New York Yankees 8-0 before 28,718 fans at Briggs Stadium in Detroit to end the Yankees' 19-game winning streak, tying the American League record set by the Chicago White Sox in 1906.

Don Black pitched a 5-hitter to win the pitchers' duel over Early Wynn as the Cleveland Indians shut out the Washington Nationals 6-0 before 19,173 fans at Municipal Stadium in Cleveland.

Ted Williams batted 5 for 5 with 2 home runs and 5 runs batted in, but his Boston Red Sox still lost 9-8 to the St. Louis Browns before 6,045 fans at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis.

Willard Marshall hit 3 home runs and drove in 5 runs to lead the New York Giants over the Cincinnati Reds 8-3 before 30,079 fans at the Polo Grounds in New York.

Enos Slaughter's single to lead off the 8th inning was the only hit off Ralph Branca as the Brooklyn Dodgers blanked the St. Louis Cardinals 7-0 before 32,734 fans at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn. Mr. Branca improved his record for the season to 15-7.

60 years ago
1957


Politics and government
The Egyptian government reported the arrest of former Foreign Minister Mohammed Salah el-Din and other Wafdist politicians and army officers for plotting against President Gamal Nasser.

Terrorism
The French National Assembly granted Prime Minister Maurice Bourges-Manoury's request for special police powers to combat Algerian nationalist terrorism in metropolitan France.

Journalism
U.S. news organization representatives rejected a plan to allow a limited number of U.S. reporters to work in the People's Republic of China on a six-month trial basis, charging government intervention in news operations.

Academia
The People's Republic of China State Council warned that students whose thought "seriously runs against socialism face penalties ranging from corrective labour to long periods of work without pay."

40 years ago
1977


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Walk Right In--Dr. Hook (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Japan (Oricon Singles Chart): Katte ni Shiyagare--Kenji Sawada (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Linda--Miguel Bosé (6th week at #1)

Personal
This blogger was travelling with his parents from Vernon, British Columbia to Wenatchee, Washington. I liked the scenery in Washington, and Wenatchee was a nice city, but the CTV station from Victoria wasn't carrying the Canadian Football League game between the Edmonton Eskimos and Winnipeg Blue Bombers, much to this blogger's disappointment.

Politics and government
Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith dissolved Parliament and called an election for August 31. He said that British proposals for a constitutional settlement for Rhodesia's future government were "unacceptable," and consequently, he would seek a new mandate for an internal political settlement.

Law
The Canadian Parliament passed a law to control the purchase and use of firearms, and increase police wiretapping powers.

Labour
U.S. President Jimmy Carter asked Congress to revise federal labour laws in order to "strengthen the collective bargaining rights of American workers."

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (2-0) 29 @ Edmonton (0-1) 26

Dieter Brock threw touchdown passes to Tom Scott and Gord Paterson in the 2nd quarter and the Blue Bombers held off a late rally to defeat the Eskimos before 25,482 fans at Clarke Stadium in the first regular season game for Hugh Campbell as coach of the Eskimos. Other Edmonton players making their Canadian Football League debuts included running backs Jim Germany and Larry Washington, defensive back Roy Painter, and guard Herb Dobbins. Edmonton quarterback Tom Wilkinson completed 27 of 51 passes; he connected with John Konihowski for a touchdown in the 1st quarter, and completed another TD pass to George McGowan late in the 4th quarter, followed by a 2-point convert. The Eskimos then recovered Dave Cutler's short kickoff, but Mr. Wilkinson then threw three consecutive incomplete passes.

30 years ago
1987


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy: Who's That Girl--Madonna

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Voyage, voyage--Desireless (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)--Whitney Houston (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): I Want Your Sex--George Michael (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Who's That Girl--Madonna

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): It's a Sin--Pet Shop Boys (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (BMRB): It's a Sin--Pet Shop Boys (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Alone--Heart (2nd week at #1)

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Alone--Heart
2 Shakedown--Bob Seger
3 I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)--Whitney Houston
4 Songbird--Kenny G
5 Head to Toe--Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam
6 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For--U2
7 Point of No Return--Expose
8 Something so Strong--Crowded House
9 I Want Your Sex--George Michael
10 Rhythm is Gonna Get You--Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine

Singles entering the chart were Doing it All for My Baby by Huey Lewis and the News (#65); Making Love in the Rain by Herb Alpert (#84); Show Me the Way by Regina Belle (#85); Say You Really Want Me by Kim Wilde (#86); In My Dreams by REO Speedwagon (#87); One Heartbeat by Smokey Robinson (#88); Johnny B by the Hooters (#89); Fake by Alexander O'Neal (#90); and Jane's Getting Serious by Jon Astley (#94).

Canada’s top 10 (RPM)
1 Always--Atlantic Starr (2nd week at #1)
2 I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)--Whitney Houston
3 Head to Toe--Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam
4 Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You--Glenn Medeiros
5 Shakedown--Bob Seger
6 Alone--Heart
7 Funkytown--Pseudo Echo
8 You Keep Me Hangin' On--Kim Wilde
9 Heart and Soul--T'Pau
10 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For--U2

Singles entering the chart were Breakout by Swing Out Sister (#89); For the Love of Money by Erroll Starr (#93); Look Who's Crying Now by David Gibson (#95); Mary's Prayer by Danny Wilson (#96); and She's Got by Jato (#97).

Abominations
386 civilians—some of them hospital patients—were killed, and 76 wounded in attacks in and around Homoine, Mozambique. The government claimed that the attacks were the work of anti-government rebels, while the Renamo guerrilla movement claimed that the massacre was done by government troops disguised as rebels. The Mozambican government was supported by the Soviet bloc, while the rebels were allegedly supported by South Africa and other unknown sources.

Football
CFL
Edmonton (2-2) 18 @ British Columbia (3-0) 26

Jim Sandusky’s touchdown on a 55-yard punt return 2:56 into the 3rd quarter was the difference as the Lions defeated the Eskimos before 43,772 fans at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver. Scott Lecky scored the other B.C. touchdown on a 13-yard pass from Roy Dewalt in the 2nd quarter. Lui Passaglia added 2 converts and 4 field goals. Milson Jones scored both Edmonton touchdowns, the first on a 74-yard pass from Matt Dunigan on the game’s first offensive play, and the other on a 22-yard pass from Mr. Dunigan with 8:40 remaining in regulation time. Mr. Dunigan was largely ineffective after the opening score, and was replaced for a time by backup Damon Allen, who was also ineffective. Mr. Jones led all receivers with 8 catches for 148 yards. It was the first CFL game for Edmonton running back Blake Marshall, a former star with the University of Western Ontario Mustangs.

Baseball
Ruben Sierra hit a 3-run home run in the 5th inning and also hit a triple to help the Texas Rangers defeat the New York Yankees 7-2 before 41,871 fans at Arlington Stadium. New York first baseman Don Mattingly set an American League record and tied a major league record--set by Dale Long of the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1956--by hitting a home run in his 8th consecutive game, leading off the 4th inning with a blast against Jose Guzman. Claudell Washington then followed Mr. Mattingly with a homer of his own for the second and last Yankee run.

The California Angels scored 7 runs in the last 2 innings to defeat the Milwaukee Brewers 12-6 before 35,038 fans at County Stadium in Milwaukee. The teams combined for 6 home runs, including 2 by Milwaukee catcher Bill Schroeder. Brian Downing led off the 9th with a homer for the Angels, and Wally Joyner added a 2-run homer later in the inning.

25 years ago
1992


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): Save the Best for Last--Vanessa Williams

#1 single in Japan (Oricon Singles Chart): if--Chage $ Aska (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Rhythm is a Dancer--Snap! (8th week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Sensacion de Vivir--Xuxa (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): Knockin' on Heaven's Door--Guns N' Roses (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in France (SNEP): Le Chat--Pow woW

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Knockin' on Heaven's Door--Guns N' Roses (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Chart Information Network): Ain't No Doubt--Jimmy Nail

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Baby Got Back--Sir Mix-a-Lot (3rd week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Baby Got Back--Sir Mix-a-Lot
2 I'll Be There--Mariah Carey
3 Under the Bridge--Red Hot Chili Peppers
4 Achy Breaky Heart--Billy Ray Cyrus
5 If You Asked Me To--Celine Dion
6 Tennessee--Arrested Development
7 Damn I Wish I was Your Lover--Sophie B. Hawkins
8 Wishing on a Star--Cover Girls
9 Life is a Highway--Tom Cochrane
10 Jump--Kris Kross

Singles entering the chart were You've Got a Way by Kathy Troccoli (#85); I Wanna Love You by Jade (#90); I've Got Mine by Glenn Frey (#91); Midlife Crisis by Faith No More (#93); Stay by Giant (#94); and Wherever I May Roam by Metallica (#96).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 I'll Be There--Mariah Carey (2nd week at #1)
2 You Won't See Me Cry--Wilson Phillips
3 America--Kim Mitchell
4 If You Asked Me To--Celine Dion
5 Hold on My Heart--Genesis
6 Just Another Day--Jon Secada
7 Why--Annie Lennox
8 Take this Heart--Richard Marx
9 Damn I Wish I was Your Lover--Sophie B. Hawkins
10 Under the Bridge--Red Hot Chili Peppers

Singles entering the chart were November Rain by Guns N' Roses (#70); Move This by Technotronic (#92); Jam by Michael Jackson (#94); Giving Him Something He Can Feel by En Vogue (#95); Love is Alive by Joe Cocker (#96); Runaway by Deee-Lite (#97); and Midlife Crisis by Faith No More (#98).

Technology
A picture of Les Horribles Cernettes was taken, which became the first ever photograph posted to the World Wide Web.

20 years ago
1997


Hit parade
#1 single in Germany (Media Control): I'll Be Missing You--Puff Daddy featuring Faith Evans and 112 (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): I'll Be Missing You--Puff Daddy featuring Faith Evans and 112 (2nd week at #1)

Politics and government
Russell MacLellan was sworn in as Premier of Nova Scotia, replacing John Savage, who had resigned because of discontent within the party and sagging poll numbers.

Crime
DNA tests from a laboratory in the United Kingdom confirmed that semen samples on the clothing of nursing aide Gail Miller, murdered in 1969, did not originate from David Milgaard, who was charged on May 30, 1969, and served 23 years in prison for the crime. The Saskatchewan government eventually apologized to him, compensating him and ordering a public inquiry.

Football
CFL
Saskatchewan (2-2) 13 @ Calgary (1-3) 22

Monday, 17 July 2017

July 17, 2017

300 years ago
1717


Music
George Frideric Handel's Water Music received its premiere performance as King George I of Great Britain sailed down the River Thames in London with a barge of 50 musicians.

150 years ago
1867


Academia
Harvard School of Dental Medicine was established in Boston as the first dental school in the U.S.A. that was affiliated with a university.

100 years ago
1917


Born on this date
Lou Boudreau
. U.S. baseball player, manager, and executive. Mr. Boudreau was a shortstop with the Cleveland Indians (1938-1950) and Boston Red Sox (1951-1952), batting .295 with 68 home runs and 789 runs batted in in 1,646 games. He led the American League in 1944 with a .327 batting average, and hit .355 in 1948 with 18 homers and 106 runs batted in. Mr. Boudreau managed the Indians (1942-1950); Red Sox (1951-1954); Kansas City Athletics (1955-1957); and Chicago Cubs (1960), compiling a record of 1,162-1,224-18 (.483), leading the Indians to the World Series championship in 1948. Mr. Boudreau broadcast Cubs games on radio from 1958-1987, switching positions with manager Charlie Grimm for part of the 1960 season. Mr. Boudreau, who had played basketball with the University of Illinois from 1936-38 and the Hammond Ciesar All-Americans of the National Basketball League from 1939-40, also broadcast Chicago Bulls' games on radio from 1966-1968. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1970, and died on August 10, 2001 at the age of 84.

Phyllis Diller. U.S. comedienne and actress. Mrs. Diller, born Phyllis Driver, was a housewife who didn't begin her career in show business until the age of 37 in 1955, when she became one of the first female standup comics. She became known for her self-deprecating content, wild hair and clothes, and a distinctive cackle. Mrs. Diller made numerous television appearances over the years, and made her movie debut in a small role in Splendor in the Grass (1961). Her most notable movies were turkeys such as Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! (1966); Eight on the Lam (1967); and The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell (1968), in all of which she co-starred with Bob Hope. Mrs. Diller died on August 20, 2012 at the age of 95.

Kenan Evren. 7th President of Turkey, 1980-1989. General Evren was Commander of the Turkish Army from 1977-1978 and Chief of the General Staff from 1978-1983, taking the presidency through his leadership of a military coup that toppled Fahri Korutürk. Gen. Evren won a presidential election under a new consitution in 1982, and was accused of suprressing civil liberties before his retirement in 1989. Gen. Evren died on May 9, 2015 at the age of 97.

Britannica
Amid anti-German sentiment during World War I, King George V issued a proclamation stating that the Royal Family was changing its name from the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor.

75 years ago
1942


War
German trops occupied the Ukrainian industrial city of Voroshilovgrad, 100 miles north of Rostov.

Law
U.S Federal Judge William F. Smith signed an order revoking the American citizenship of German-American Bund leaders August Klapprott, Matthias Kohler, William Drexler, and Arno Friedrich.

70 years ago
1947


Defense
The U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee approved President Harry Truman's bill providing $50 million for military cooperation with Canada and Latin America.

Politics and government
U.S. President Truman appointed a 12-man Commission on the Organization of the Executive Branch, to be chaired by former President Herbert Hoover.

Labour
In a letter to Congress of Industrial Organizations President Philip Murray, American Federation of Labor President William Green urged a rapid organizational merger of the two labour groups, rejecting CIO proposals for immediate unification of political activities.

U.S. President Truman named Robert Denham, a Republican from Maryland, as general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, newly reorganized under the Taft-Hartley Act.

Religion
Archbishop Gregory, Metropolitan of Leningrad and Novgorod, arrived in New York on a mission to unite the U.S. Russian Orthodox Church with the mother church in Russia.

Disasters
The Indian coastal vessel Ramdas sank during a storm in Bombay harbour, killing an estimated 570 passengers.

60 years ago
1957


Terrorism
French Interior Minister Gilbert Jules charged that nationalist agents were killing two Muslims every day in an effort to extort money from the 400,000 Algerians living in France.

Defense
U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower endorsed State Secretary John Foster Dulles's contention that the U.S.A. should create a nuclear weapons stockpile in Europe for North Atlantic Treaty Organization members.

Diplomacy
The U.S. House of Representatives rejected a foreign aid bill amendment asking President Eisenhower to seek the revision of treaties authorizing foreign courts to try U.S. servicemen.

Law
U.S. President Eisenhower said that the Federal Bureau of Investigation would make some documents available to defendants in criminal cases as required by a recent Supreme Court decision.

50 years ago
1967


Hit parade
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): La Caza--Juan y Junior

On television tonight
Coronet Blue, starring Frank Converse, on CBS
Tonight's episode: Man Running

Died on this date
John Coltrane, 40
. U.S. musician. Mr. Coltrane was a jazz saxophonist and composer who was a major figure in the genres of bebop, hard bop, and free jazz, and remains a considerable influence. He died of liver cancer.

War
A United Nations peacekeeping force took up positions in the Suez Canal area to begin supervision of the Israel-United Arab Republic (Egypt) cease-fire.

Protest
Five days of race riots in Newark, New Jersey ended with 26 dead, most of them Negroes.

40 years ago
1977


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand: My Broken Souvenirs--Pussycat (3rd week at #1)

30 years ago
1987


Hit parade
#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): It's a Sin--Pet Shop Boys

On television tonight
The Twilight Zone, on CBS
Tonight's episode: Song of the Younger World, starring Jennifer Rubin and Peter Kowanko; The Girl I Married, starring James Whitmore, Jr. and Linda Kelsey

This was the final episode of the season, and the last new episode broadcast on CBS. A third season was shown in syndication in 1988-1989.

Died on this date
Neil Stevens, 35
. Canadian broadcaster. Mr. Stevens was a weatherman with Windsor, Ontario television station CBET before moving to London in 1984 as the television news co-anchor at CFPL. He was killed in a car accident in the early morning hours when he crashed after falling asleep at the wheel near Anviston, Ontario.



Canadiana
Prince Andrew and Princess Sarah, the Duke and Duchess of York, were in the metropolitan Toronto area. This blogger saw them in North York, where they officiated at the opening ceremonies of the Ontario games for the disabled. While there, I also had the pleasure of making the acquaintance of a couple of lovely Toronto ladies, which made for a most enjoyable day.

Diplomacy
France severed diplomatic relations with Iran. France had imposed a blockade of the Iranian embassy in Paris on June 30 because they believed a man wanted for bombings in Paris in 1986 was being sheltered there. Iran responded by blockading the French embassy in Tehran. On July 12, Iran accused French authorities of assaulting an Iranian diplomat in Geneva. On July 16, Iran threatened to end diplomatic relations if the diplomat’s attackers weren’t punished and if the French blockade of the Iranian embassy weren’t lifted.

Scandal
Lyn Nofziger, a former adviser to U.S. President Ronald Reagan, was indicted on six counts of violating the federal ethics law prohibiting public officials from lobbying their former agencies for a year after leaving the government. Mr. Nofziger had lobbied on behalf of Wedtech, a defense contractor. Mr. Nofziger denied “any deliberate violation” of the law. A single charge was filed against Mark Bragg, Mr. Nofziger’s business partner.

Crime
Former Guinness distillery director Thomas Ward was ordered by the U.K. High Court to repay £5.2 million to Guinness after making a "secret agreement" with former Guinness chairman Ernest Saunders, and failing to disclose a transfer of funds to Guinness's directors during the £2.5-billion takeover of Distillers Group in 1986.

Football
CFL
Toronto (1-2-1) 30 @ Hamilton (1-3) 27

Gilbert Renfroe completed a 3-yard touchdown pass to Tony Johns on the last play of the game as the Argonauts rallied from a 24-2 deficit to defeat the defending Grey Cup champion Tiger-Cats before 18,214 fans at Ivor Wynne Stadium. Ken Zachary, who carried 16 times for 111 yards, rushed for touchdowns of 39 yards and 1 yard, and Tom Porras completed a 49-yard touchdown pass to Earl Winfield as the Tiger-Cats built their early lead. Lance Chomyc’s field goal reduced the Hamilton lead to 24-5, and Kevin Cummings rushed 1 yard for a touchdown with 2 seconds remaining in the 1st half, converted by Mr. Chomyc, to make the score 24-12. The Argonauts outscored the Tiger-Cats 11-0 in the 3rd quarter on a 35-yard touchdown pass from Mr. Renfroe to Ken Joiner, a convert and field goal by Mr. Chomyc, and a single by punter Hank Ilesic. Bernie Ruoff kicked a 27-yard field goal with 5:04 remaining in the 4th quarter to give the Tiger-Cats a 27-23 lead. Mr. Renfroe directed the Argonauts 68 yards in the last 1 minute and 22 seconds; the drive included two successful third-down gambles.

25 years ago
1992


Hit parade
#1 single in Germany (Media Control): Rhythm is a Dancer--Snap! (9th week at #1)

World events
The Slovak National Council voted 113-24 to adopt a declaration of sovereignty from Czechoslovakia. The opponents of the declaration were concerned about the economic impact of separating from the more prosperous Czechs. Within an hour after the vote, Vaclav Havel announced that he would resign as President of Czechoslovakia, saying that his opposition to the division of the country made it impossible for him to remain in office.

Economics and finance
The United States Commerce Department reported that the U.S. merchandise trade deficit had risen to $7.38 billion in May.

20 years ago
1997


Hit parade
#1 single in Denmark (Nielsen Music Control & IFPI): I'll Be Missing You--Puff Daddy featuring Faith Evans and 112

#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): Mato--Apulanta (4th week at #1)

Football
CFL
Hamilton (0-4) 20 @ Toronto (3-1) 27
Montreal (3-1) 0 @ Edmonton (3-1) 32

Danny McManus rushed 1 yard for a touchdown, Tony Burse rushed 26 yards for a TD, and Sean Fleming added 2 converts and 6 field goals as the Eskimos blanked the Alouettes before 27,811 fans at Commonwealth Stadium. Mr. McManus completed 19 of 29 passes for 321 yards, with Robert Gordon catching 7 for 122 yards. Jock Climie caught 12 passes for Montreal, but had no impact on the game, which was the third and last shutout in the Canadian Football League in the 1990s, and the Eskimos' first since 1988.

10 years ago
2007


Disasters
TAM Airlines Flight 3054, an Airbus A320 en route from Porto Alegre to São Paulo, Brazil, crashed into a warehouse after landing too fast and missing the end of the São Paulo–Congonhas Airport runway, killing 199 people--all 187 passengers and crew members, and 12 people on the ground.

Sunday, 16 July 2017

July 16, 2017

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Campbell Milton!

675 years ago
1342


Died on this date
Charles I, 53 or 54
. King of Hungary and Croatia, 1308-1342. Charles I, a member of the Capetian House of Anjou, was first invited to Hungary in 1301 upon the death of King Andrew III, but Charles received just a provisional crown, and his position was challenged by Wenceslaus of Bohemia. Charles I was elected King in November 1308, receiving a Holy Crown in 1310. He died after a long illness, and was succeeded by Louis I.

649 years ago
1377


Britannica
Richard II was crowned King of England at Westminster.

150 years ago
1867


Politics and government
John Sandfield Macdonald was sworn in as the first Premier of Ontario.

90 years ago
1927


War
Augusto César Sandino led a raid on U.S. Marines and Nicaraguan Guardia Nacional forces who had been sent to apprehend him in the village of Ocotal. The raid was repulsed by one of the first dive-bombing attacks in history.

75 years ago
1942


War
U.S. Attorney General Francis Biddle announced that 10 of the 14 accomplices of eight German saboteurs would be prosecuted as accessories after the fact. Axis forces in Egypt counter-attacked in central and northern sectors of a 35-mile line stretching from El Alamein southward to the Quattara Depression. A Soviet communique claimed that Germany had lost 900,000 men, including 350,000 killed from May 15-July 15, 1942.

Abominations
The government of Vichy France ordered the mass arrest of 13,152 Jews, who were held at the Winter Velodrome in Paris before deportation to Auschwitz.

Diplomacy
The U.S. State Department announced the closing of its consulate in Helsinki, and requested Finland to close its consulate in the United States because of the "untenable situation."

U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt's administrative assistant Lauchlin Currie arrived in Chungking to confer with Chinese leader Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek.

Religion
An eight-point plan for organic union of the Presbyterian Church in the United States and the Protestant Episcopal Church was announced.

Medicine
Dr. Margaret Hie Ding Lin, who had practiced medicine in Foochow, China for 22 years, became the first woman admitted to the International College of Surgeons, at their meeting in Denver.

70 years ago
1947


Politics and government
Hungarian Interior Minister Laszlo Rajk presented Parliament with a new election law containing several provisions that favoured the Communists in the coming legislative elections. The law extended the life of the Communist-dominated National Election Committee, which had the authority to decide what parties could participate in the election and which politicians could run as candidates.

A U.S. federal court in Washington, D.C. sentenced 16 members of the Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee to prison terms and fines for contempt of Congress after they refused to provide documents to the House Un-American Activities Committee.

The U.S. Governors' Conference in Salt Lake City ended with a resolution supporting a bipartisan foreign policy, but not specifically endorsing the Truman Doctrine or the Marshall Plan.

Society
U.S. State Secretary George Marshall appeared before a House of representatives Judiciary subcommittee on immigration to urge passage of the Stratton bill, permitting 400,000 European refugees to enter the United States.

Economics and finance
France and Poland signed a four-year agreement providing for French participation in construction of Poland's hydroelectric power system.

Labour
The International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union ended a five-day strike against the Hawaiian apple industry after agreeing to continue wage negotiations.

Boxing
Rocky Graziano (46-7-5) won the National Boxing Association world middleweight title with a technical knockout of defending champion Tony Zale (63-17-2) at 2:10 of the 6th round at Chicago Stadium. Mr. Graziano had been knocked down in the 3rd round, and looked like a badly-beaten fighter for most of the fight. Mr. Zale had knocked out Mr. Graziano in the 6th round the previous September to retain the title.



60 years ago
1957


Aviation
U.S. Marine Major John Glenn set a transcontinental speed record of 3 hours 23 minutes 8.4 seconds, flying a Navy FBU-IP Vought Crusader from Long Beach, California to Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, New York.

Politics and government
London sources reported that Egyptian security police had arrested 12 former cabinet ministers and 70 Egyptian Army officers of the Alexandria garrison on charges of plotting to restore General Mohammed Naguib to the presidency.

The Bulgarian Communist Party announced the dismissal of Deputy Prime Minister Georgi Chankov, former Deputy Prime Minister Dobir Terpeshev, and former General Yanko Panov from the party's Central Committee and Politburo for leading "anti-party activities."

Defense
U.S. Defense Secretary Charles Wilson ordered a 100,000-man reduction in U.S. armed forces strength in order to save $200 million.

Disasters
In the worst plane crash in Dutch history, a KLM airliner crashed minutes after taking off from Biak Island off Dutch New Guinea en route to Amsterdam, killing 57 passengers and crew members.

50 years ago
1967


Space
The U.S. lunar probe Surveyor 4 crashed on the Moon, two days after launch. The mission had been flawless until 2 1/2 minutes before landing, when telemetry was lost and not restored.

40 years ago
1977


Hit parade
#1 single in Italy (Hit Parade Italia): I Feel Love--Donna Summer

#1 single in Switzerland: Yes Sir, I Can Boogie--Baccara (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (Veronica Top 40): Ma Baker--Boney M. (6th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K (BMRB): So You Win Again--Hot Chocolate (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Da Doo Ron Ron--Shaun Cassidy

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Da Doo Ron Ron--Shaun Cassidy (2nd week at #1)
2 Undercover Angel--Alan O'Day
3 Looks Like We Made It--Barry Manilow
4 I'm in You--Peter Frampton
5 Jet Airliner--Steve Miller Band
6 I Just Want to Be Your Everything--Andy Gibb
7 Margaritaville--Jimmy Buffett
8 My Heart Belongs to Me--Barbra Streisand
9 Whatcha Gonna Do?--Pablo Cruise
10 Do You Wanna Make Love by Peter McCann

Singles entering the chart were Christine Sixteen by Kiss (#62); Strawberry Letter 23 by the Brothers Johnson (#83); Star Wars (Main Title) by John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra (#92); I Believe in Love by Kenny Loggins (#94); Love Gone By by Dan Fogelberg (#96); Hurry Sundown by the Outlaws (#97); and Devil's Gun by C.J. and Co. (#100). Star Wars (Main Title), as the title states, was from the movie.

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Undercover Angel--Alan O'Day (2nd week at #1)
2 Da Doo Ron Ron--Shaun Cassidy
3 Jet Airliner--Steve Miller Band
4 Margaritaville--Jimmy Buffett
5 Got to Give it Up Pt. 1--Marvin Gaye
6 You Won't Dance with Me--April Wine
7 I'm in You--Peter Frampton
8 High School Dance--Sylvers
9 Fly at Night--Chilliwack
10 Life in the Fast Lane--Eagles

Singles entering the chart were Black Betty by Ram Jam (#95); The Doodle Song by Frankie Miller (#96); Slide by Slave (#97); Float On by the Floaters (#98); Saved by the Grace of Your Love by the Sons of Champlin (#99); and What's on My Mind by Kansas (#100).

Defense
Egyptian President Anwar Sadat announced that the U.S.S.R. had cancelled its military contracts with Egypt.

Auto Racing
Gilles Villeneuve became the first Canadian driver on the Forumla One circuit, making his debut as a member of Marlboro Team McLaren at the British Grand Prix in Silverstone, England. He finished 11th. James Hunt of the United Kingdom won the race, with Niki Lauda of Austria second and Gunnar Nilsson of Sweden third.

30 years ago
1987


Business
British Airways and British Caledonian, the United Kingdom's two biggest airlines, agreed to a merger worth £237 million.

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (4-0) 21 @ Calgary (1-4) 14

Tom Clements threw touchdown passes of 1 yard to linebacker Tyrone Jones and 7 yards to fullback Pat Cantner as the Blue Bombers took a 21-0 lead in the 2nd quarter and held on to defeat the Stampeders before 20,053 fans at McMahon Stadium. The only Calgary touchdown came on a 7-yard pass from Rick Worman to Larry Willis with 1:43 remaining in regulation time. Winnipeg’s Willard Reaves rushed 19 times for 128 yards, while Calgary tight end Ron Wheeler led all receivers with 7 receptions for 114 yards.

25 years ago
1992


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Abba-esque (EP)--Erasure (5th week at #1)

Died on this date
Buck Buchanan, 51
. U.S. football player. Mr. Buchanan was a defensive tackle with the Kansas City Chiefs from 1963-1975. He was an American Football League All-Star from 1964-1969, and was a member of the Chiefs' Super Bowl championship team in 1969-70. Mr. Buchanan was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1990. He died of lung cancer.

Politics and government
U.S. Senator Al Gore of Tennessee was nominated as the Democratic party’s 1992 candidate for Vice-President of the United States at the Democratic National Convention in New York City. Meanwhile, businessman Ross Perot, running as an independent candidate for President of the United States, announced that he would not seek the presidency. He said that the Democratic party had “revitalized itself,” that his candidacy would cause the election to be thrown into the House of Representatives for resolution, and that this would be disruptive to the country.

Economics and finance
Statistics Canada reported inflation at an annual rate of 1.1% in June, the lowest since John Diefenbaker was Prime Minister in 1962.

The United States Commerce Department reported that housing starts had declined 3.2% in June.

Football
CFL
Winnipeg (1-1) 14 @ Ottawa (2-0) 29
British Columbia (0-2) 20 @ Toronto (1-1) 61
Hamilton (0-2) 22 @ Calgary (2-0) 34

Starting quarterback Tom Burgess rushed 1 yard for a touchdown and backup quarterback Terrence Jones completed a 47-yard touchdown pass to Stephen Jones as the Rough Riders coasted to victory over the Blue Bombers before 23,594 fans at Lansdowne Park. Robert Mimbs rushed 2 yards for the only Winnipeg touchdown in the 3rd quarter. Terry Baker of the Rough Riders kicked 4 field goals, 2 converts, and a single in a game that saw no touchdowns after the 4:05 mark of the 2nd quarter.

Three Toronto quarterbacks combined to throw 5 touchdown passes as the Argonauts routed the Lions before 36,682 fans at SkyDome. Former Lion Rickey Foggie started at quarterback for Toronto and rushed for 2 touchdowns, while completing touchdown passes to Raghib “Rocket” Ismail and Mike “Pinball” Clemons. John Congemi completed touchdown passes to Mr. Ismail and Kevin Smellie, and Mike Kerrigan then threw a touchdown pass to J.P. Izquierdo. Jon Volpe rushed 5 yards for the Lions’ first touchdown in the 1st quarter, and backup quarterback Tony Kimbrough, who replaced starter Danny Barrett, completed a touchdown pass to Matt Clark in the 4th quarter. The Argonauts, who amassed 228 yards rushing in the game, outscored the Lions 35-7 in the 2nd half.

Keyvan Jenkins rushed 10 times for 75 yards and touchdowns of 7 and 17 yards to lead the Stampeders past the Tiger-Cats before 25,144 fans at McMahon Stadium. Quarterback Doug Flutie, who rushed 12 times for 73 yards, completed a 13-yard pass to Allen Pitts for the other Calgary touchdown. The Tiger-Cats scored their only touchdown in the 2nd quarter on a 9-yard pass from Damon Allen to Nick Mazzoli. Mr. Pitts led all receivers with 8 catches for 141 yards.

10 years ago
2007


Politics and government
The Canadian government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper reached a $1.4-billion agreement with the Crees of Quebec to settle disputes over implementation of the James Bay Agreement, setting the stage for the creation of a Cree constitution, and future regional self-government for the 16,700 Crees on the east coast of James and Hudson Bays.

Disasters
An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 and 6.6 aftershock occurred off the Niigata coast of Japan, killing eight people, injuring at least 800, and damaging a nuclear power plant.