TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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TO­DAY IS FRI­DAY, OCT. 13, the 286th day of 2017. There are 79 days left in the year.

TO­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHT IN HIS­TORY:

On this date in 1792, the cor­ner­stone of the ex­ec­u­tive man­sion, later known as the White House, was laid by Pres­i­dent Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton dur­ing a cer­e­mony in the District of Columbia.

In A.D. 54,

Ro­man Em­peror Claudius I died, poi­soned ap­par­ently at the be­hest of his wife, Agrip­pina.

In 1307,

King Philip IV of France or­dered the ar­rests of Knights Tem­plar on charges of heresy.

In 1775,

the United States Navy had its ori­gins as the Con­ti­nen­tal Con­gress or­dered the construction of a naval fleet.

In 1843,

the Jewish or­ga­ni­za­tion B’nai B’rith was founded in New York City.

In 1932,

Pres­i­dent Her­bert Hoover and Chief Jus­tice Charles Evans Hughes laid the cor­ner­stone for the U.S. Supreme Court build­ing in Wash­ing­ton.

In 1944,

dur­ing World War II, Amer­i­can troops en­tered Aachen, Ger­many.

In 1957,

CBS-TV broad­cast “The Ed­sel Show,” a one-hour live spe­cial star­ring Bing Crosby de­signed to pro­mote the new, ill-fated Ford au­to­mo­bile. (It was the first spe­cial to use new video­tape tech­nol­ogy to de­lay the broad­cast to the West Coast.)

In 1962,

Ed­ward Al­bee’s four-char­ac­ter drama “Who’s Afraid of Vir­ginia Woolf?” opened on Broad­way.

In 1972,

a Uruguayan char­tered flight car­ry­ing 45 peo­ple crashed in the An­des; sur­vivors re­sorted to feed­ing off the re­mains of some of the dead in or­der to stay alive un­til they were res­cued more than two months later.

In 1981,

vot­ers in Egypt par­tic­i­pated in a ref­er­en­dum to elect Vice Pres­i­dent Hosni Mubarak the new pres­i­dent, one week af­ter the as­sas­si­na­tion of An­war Sa­dat.

In 2010,

res­cuers in Chile us­ing a mis­sile-like es­cape cap­sule pulled 33 men one by one to fresh air and free­dom 69 days af­ter they were trapped in a col­lapsed mine a half-mile un­der­ground.

TO­DAY’S BIRTH­DAYS:

Gospel singer Shirley Cae­sar is 80. Ac­tress Melinda Dil­lon is 78. Singer-mu­si­cian Paul Si­mon is 76. Mu­si­cian Robert Lamm (Chicago) is 73. Singer-mu­si­cian Sammy Ha­gar is 70. Pop singer John Ford Co­ley is 69. Ac­tor John Lone and model Bev­erly John­son are 65. Pro­ducer-writer Chris Carter is 61. Ac­tor Reg­gie Theus is 60. Singer Marie Os­mond is 58. Rock singer Joey Bel­ladonna and for­mer White House press sec­re­tary Ari Fleis­cher are 57. NBA coach Doc Rivers is 56. Col­lege and Pro Foot­ball Hall-of-Famer Jerry Rice, ac­tress Kelly Pre­ston and coun­try singer John Wig­gins are 55. Ac­tors Christo­pher Judge and Matt Walsh are 53. Ac­tress Kate Walsh is 50. Rhythm-and-blues mu­si­cian Jeff Allen (Mint Con­di­tion), ac­tress Tisha Camp­bell-Martin and clas­si­cal singer Car­los Marin (Il Divo) are 49. Olympic sil­ver medal fig­ure skater Nancy Ker­ri­gan and coun­try singer Rhett Akins are 48. Clas­si­cal cross­over singer Paul Potts is 47. TV per­son­al­ity Billy Bush and ac­tor Sacha Baron Co­hen are 46. Rhyth­mand-blues singers Bran­don and Brian Casey (Jagged Edge) are 42. Ac­tress Kiele Sanchez is 41. NBA All-Star Paul Pierce is 40. DJ Vice is 39. Singer Ashanti and Chris­tian rock singer Jon Micah Sum­rall (Kut­less) are 37. Olympic gold medal swim­mer Ian Thorpe is 35. Ac­tor Caleb McLaughlin (TV: “Stranger Things”) is 16.

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