TODAY IN HISTORY
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT Oct. 13, 1792
The cornerstone of the executive mansion, later known as the White House, was laid during a ceremony in the District of Columbia.
ALSO ON THIS DATE 1843
The Jewish organization B’nai B’rith was founded in New York City.
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 videotape technology to delay the broadcast to the West Coast.)
Voters in Egypt participated in a referendum to elect Vice President Hosni Mubarak the new president, one week after the assassination of Anwar Sadat.