Friday, 14 July 2017

July 14, 2017

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Michael Upstone!

140 years ago
1877


Labour
The Great Railroad Strike of 1877 began in Martinsburg, West Virginia when Baltimore and Ohio Railroad workers had their wages cut for the second time in a year.

100 years ago
1917


Died on this date
Octave Lapize, 29
. French cyclist. Mr. Lapize won the Tour de France in 1910 and won a bronze medal in the men's 100-kilometre event at the 1908 Summer Olympic Games in London. He became a fighter pilot during World War I, and died after being shot down.

80 years ago
1937


Died on this date
Julius Meier, 62
. U.S. politician. Mr. Meier, the son of the founder of the Meier & Frank department store, was a lawyer and worked in the family business before entering politics in 1930, running for Governor of Oregon as an independent candidate, while adopting the platform of George W. Joseph, who had died shortly after winning the Republican Party nomination. Mr. Meier was elected, and served as Governor of Oregon from 1931-1935. He was known for his support of hydroelectric power, and established the Oregon State Police and the Oregon Liquor Control Board. Mr. Meier declined to run for a second term for health reasons.

75 years ago
1942


War
Russian troops again withdrew in the face of advancing German forces on the south Russian front. The Vichy French government rejected a U.S. offer to move nine French warships at Alexandria to an American, neutral, or Martinique port to prevent their seizure by the Axis. General Cheng Cheh-yuen, Chinese director of military training, announced that the Chinese Army would be increased to 26 million men.

Diplomacy
Jean Leonard Musa was arraigned in New York on charges of failing to register with the U.S. State Department as an agent of the French government.

Politics and government
The All-India Congress Party working committee adopted a resolution demanding British withdrawal from India, but denying any intention of embarrassing the Allied war effort.

70 years ago
1947


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

Singles entering the chart were Je Vous Aime, with versions by Eddy Duchin and Buddy Clark; and Ray Dorey (#15); I Want to Be Loved (But Only by You), with versions by Beryl Davis; and Benny Goodman and his Orchestra (#19); and Passing By by Jo Stafford (#22).

Died on this date
Orval Overall, 66
. U.S. baseball pitcher. Mr. Overall played with the Cincinnati Reds (1905-1906) and Chicago Cubs (1906-1910, 1913), compiling a record of 108-71 with an earned run average of 2.23 in 218 games. His best season was 1907, when he was 23-7 with a 1.68 ERA, leading the National League with 8 shutouts, helping the Cubs to their first World Series championship. Mr. Overall won a game in the 1907 World Series and 2 in the 1908 World Series, including the fifth and final game as the Cubs repeated as champions. Mr. Overall was a successful banker after his baseball career ended.

Literature
The Age of Reason by Jean Paul Sartre was published in New York by Alfred A. Knopf.

World events
The Iraqi Supreme Court commuted Communist Party leader Yusuf Salman's death sentence to life imprisonment.

Politics and government
British authorities in Palestine imposed martial law on Nathanya, where two British soldiers had been kidnapped by Irgun Zvai Leumi terrorists on July 12.

60 years ago
1957


Died on this date
John Todd, 80
. U.S. actor. Mr. Todd, born John Frederick McCarthy, appeared in several radio series, but was best known for playing Tonto on The Lone Ranger from 1933-1954.

Ibrahim Fahmy el Miniawy, 78. Egyptian politician. Mr. el Miniawy was head of the new Egyptian National Parliament. He died of a heart attack.

Politics and government
Rawya Ateya, a member of the National Democratic Party, took her seat in the National Assembly of Egypt, thereby becoming the first female parliamentarian in an Arab nation.

Bucharest radio reported the nomination of Ion Gheorghe Mauer to replace Grigore Preoteasa as Romanian Foreign Minister.

Disasters
30 people were killed in a bus-truck collision near Terezinha, Piaui, Brazil.

50 years ago
1967


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand: Puppet on a String--Sandie Shaw

Edmonton's top 10 (CJCA)
1 San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair)--Scott McKenzie (3rd week at #1)
2 I Take it Back--Sandy Posey
3 Windy--The Association
4 She'd Rather Be with Me--The Turtles
5 Don't Sleep in the Subway--Petula Clark
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 Bowling Green--The Everly Brothers
10 My Friend--Willie and the Walkers
Pick hit of the week: You were on My Mind--Crispian St. Peters
New this week: Gentle on My Mind--Glen Campbell
Heaven and Hell--The Easybeats
Groovy Summertime--The Love Generation
The Boat that I Row--Lulu
Here We Go Again--Ray Charles

Space
The United States launched the lunar probe Surveyor 4 from Cape Kennedy, Florida.

Protest
Two days of race riots began in Plainfield, New Jersey.

Football
CFL
Pre-season
Hamilton 11 @ Edmonton (1-1) 16

Randy Kerbow scored a touchdown, convert and field goal for the Eskimos as they defeated the Tiger-Cats at Clarke Stadium.

40 years ago
1977


Diplomacy
West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt concluded an eight-day visit to the United States and Canada, during which he had talked with U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.

Politics and government
Sir John Kerr resigned as Governor General of Australia; he had been criticized over his handling of the 1975 constitutional crisis, which resulted in the Labour Party government of Prime Minister Gough Whitlam replaced by a Liberal Party government led by Malcolm Fraser.

30 years ago
1987


Terrorism
At least 72 people were killed and 300 injured when two car bombs exploded in a crowded section of Karachi. Pakistani President Muhammad Zia ul-Haq attributed the bombings to Pakistan’s support of the resistance movement in Afghanistan.

Baseball
Major league All-Star Game @ Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
National League 2 @ American League 0 (13 innings)

Tim Raines of the Montreal Expos hit a triple with 2 out in the top of the 13th inning to drive in Ozzie Virgil of the Atlanta Braves and Hubie Brooks of the Expos, providing the only scoring as the NL edged the AL 2-0 before 49,671 fans. Mike Scott of the Houston Astros pitched the first 2 innings for the NL, while Lee Smith of the Chicago Cubs, who entered the game in the bottom of the 10th inning, was the winning pitcher. Bret Saberhagen of the Kansas City Royals pitched the first 3 innings for the AL, and Jay Howell of the Oakland Athletics, who entered the game in the top of the 12th inning, took the loss. The AL had a chance to win the game in the bottom of the 9th inning when Dave Winfield of the New York Yankees attempted to score on a failed double play attempt, but Mr. Virgil held onto the ball at home plate in a collision with Mr. Winfield and recorded the putout. Mr. Raines won the Arch Ward Trophy as the game’s Most Valuable Player.





25 years ago
1992


Politics and government
The Yugoslav parliament approved Milan Panic, a native of Serbia, as Yugoslavia’s Premier. He was chosen by Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic.

Crime
34 Mohawks facing charges stemming from the 1990 Oka crisis in Quebec (an armed standoff between Mohawks and Quebec police at the Akwesasne reserve) were acquitted after an eight-week trial in Montreal. Five others had been acquitted earlier in the trial, and two were given prison sentences.

Economics and finance
The United States Labor Department reported that consumer prices had risen 0.3% in June.

Baseball
Major League All-Star Game @ Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego
American League 13 @ National League 6

The AL scored 4 runs in the top of the 1st inning on 7 consecutive singles and 4 more runs in the 6th inning to take a 10-0 lead as they defeated the NL before 59,372 fans. Ken Griffey of the Seattle Mariners batted 3 for 3 with a home run and won the Arch Ward Trophy as the game’s Most Valuable Player. Kevin Brown of the Texas Rangers pitched the 1st inning for the AL and was the winning pitcher, while Tom Glavine of the Atlanta Braves pitched the 1st inning for the NL and took the loss. Will Clark of the San Francisco Giants homered for the NL. The win was the fifth in a row for the American League.







20 years ago
1997


Hit parade
Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 MMMBop--Hanson
2 A Change Will Do You Good--Sheryl Crow
3 Sunny Came Home--Shawn Colvin
4 Clumsy--Our Lady Peace
5 Sitting on Top of the World--Amanda Marshall
6 Semi-Charmed Life--Third Eye Blind
7 The Freshmen--Verve Pipe
8 Bitch--Meredith Brooks
9 All for You--Sister Hazel
10 Your Woman--White Town

Singles entering the chart were Slip N Slide by Tia (#84); Around the World by Daft Punk (#88); Gotham City by R. Kelly (#95); More than This by 10,000 Maniacs (#97); and The Tide is High by Maxi Priest (#98). Gotham City was from the movie Batman & Robin (1997).

10 years ago
2007


Died on this date
John Ferguson, 68
. Canadian hockey player, coach, and executive. Mr. Ferguson, a native of Vancouver, played left wing with the Montreal Canadiens from 1963-71, scoring 303 points on 145 goals and 158 assists in 500 regular season games, and 20 goals and 18 assists in 85 playoff games. He scored 2 goals in his first National Hockey League game, but was better known as one of the league's toughest players. Mr. Ferguson helped the Canadiens win Stanley Cup championships in 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, and 1971, and scored the Cup-winning goal in 1969. He was an assistant coach with Team Canada in their series against the U.S.S.R. in 1972, but had little success as a head coach with the New York Rangers (1975-77) and Winnipeg Jets (1986), or as general manager of both teams. Mr. Ferguson died of prostate cancer.

Football
CFL
Montreal (1-2) 29 @ Hamilton (0-3) 20

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