TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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TO­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHT Oct. 13, 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.

ALSO ON THIS DATE 1307

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

1775

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

1932

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

1944

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

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