TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - KICKOFF -

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.

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 video­tape tech­nol­ogy to de­lay the broad­cast to the West Coast.)

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.

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