TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

Albuquerque Journal - - NEWS -

TO­DAY IS SATUR­DAY, OCT. 13, the 286th day of 2018. There are 79 days left in the year.

TO­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHT IN HIS­TORY: On this date in 1999, the Sen­ate re­jected the Com­pre­hen­sive Nu­clear Test Ban Treaty, with 48 sen­a­tors vot­ing in fa­vor and 51 against, far short of the 67 needed for rat­i­fi­ca­tion.

In A.D. 54, Ro­man Em­peror Claudius I died, poi­soned ap­par­ently at the be­hest of his wife, Agrip­pina.

In 1775, the United States Navy had its ori­gins as the Con­ti­nen­tal Congress or­dered the con­struc­tion of a naval fleet.

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 1932, Pres­i­dent Her­bert Hoover and Chief Jus­tice Charles Evans Hughes laid the corner­stone for the U.S. Supreme Court build­ing in Wash­ing­ton.

In 1943, Italy de­clared war on Ger­many, its one-time Axis part­ner.

In 1962, “Who’s Afraid of Vir­ginia Woolf?,” by Ed­ward Al­bee, 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 1999, in Boul­der, Colo., the JonBenet Ram­sey grand jury was dis­missed af­ter 13 months of work, with prose­cu­tors say­ing there wasn’t enough ev­i­dence to charge any­one in the 6-year-old beauty queen’s 1996 slay­ing.

In 2010, res­cuers in Chile us­ing a mis­sile­like 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 81. Ac­tress Melinda Dil­lon is 79. Singer-mu­si­cian Paul Si­mon is 77. Coun­try singer Lacy J. Dal­ton and ac­tor De­mond Wil­son are 72. Singer­mu­si­cian Sammy Hagar is 71. Pro­duc­er­writer Chris Carter is 62. Ac­tor Reg­gie Theus is 61. Singer Marie Os­mond is 59. NBA coach Doc Rivers is 57. Ac­tress T’Keyah Crys­tal Keymah, Col­lege and Pro Foot­ball Hall-of-Famer Jerry Rice, ac­tress Kelly Pre­ston and coun­try singer John Wig­gins are 56. Ac­tors Christo­pher Judge and Matt Walsh are 54. Olympic sil­ver medal fig­ure skater Nancy Ker­ri­gan and coun­try singer Rhett Akins are 49. TV per­son­al­ity Billy Bush and ac­tor Sacha Baron Co­hen are 47. Olympic gold medal swim­mer Ian Thorpe is 36. Ac­tor Caleb McLaugh­lin (TV: “Stranger Things”) is 17.

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