THIS DAY IN OUR PAST

The fol­low­ing events took place on Novem­ber 7 in the years iden­ti­fied:

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1958:Ja­maica’s Chief Jus­tice, Colin MacGre­gor, is a win­ner in the North Amer­i­can Life Cup match-play com­pe­ti­tion on hand­i­cap at the Liguanea Club. He and golf cap­tain Roger Fletcher fight lev­elly to the 18th where they fin­ish all square and so have to con­tinue, MacGre­gor thus get­ting one up. The sec­ond round will be played on Novem­ber 8, 1958.

1959:Col­lege, St Ge­orge’s Man­ning Cup cham­pi­ons, in an elec­tri­fy­ing sec­ond-half surge, scores two goals in seven min­utes to ex­plode the myth of Corn­wall’s in­vin­ci­bil­ity and win the first leg of the two-way play­off for the Oliver Shield at Sabina Park. The score is 2-0. The Light Blues will now head down to Mon­tego Bay for the sec­ond leg of the fi­nal, se­cure in the knowl­edge that Corn­wall will have to win by three clear goals to re­tain the tro­phy they won for the sev­enth time in 1958.

1962:De­vel­op­ment Min­is­ter of and Wel­fare Ed­ward Seaga an­nounces that the fran­chise to pro­vide tele­vi­sion ser­vices in Ja­maica will be awarded by the Govern­ment to the Ja­maica Broadcasting Cor­po­ra­tion. The min­is­ter says he hopes that the sta­tion will be ready to start op­er­at­ing on Au­gust 1, 1963. He says that all the pro­grammes pre­sented on this tele­vi­sion sta­tion will be the re­spon­si­bil­ity of the Ja­maica Broadcasting Cor­po­ra­tion op­er­at­ing un­der such rules as will be made from time to time by the ap­pro­pri­ate au­thor­ity. The sta­tion is ex­pected to broad­cast for a min­i­mum of four hours each day and, in ad­di­tion to these four hours, time will be avail­able dur­ing the day for school broad­casts.

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