TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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To­day's High­light in His­tory:

On 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.

Other High­lights To­day: In A.D. 54, Ro­man Em­peror Claudius I died, poi­soned ap­par­ently at the be­hest of his wife, Agrip­pina (ag-rih-PEE’nuh).

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 (buh-NAY’ brith) 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 (HAHS’nee moo-BAH’-rahk) the new pres­i­dent, one week af­ter the as­sas­si­na­tion of An­war Sa­dat.

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 Boul­der, Colorado, 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 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 halfmile un­der­ground.

To­day's Birth­days: Gospel singer Shirley Cae­sar is 80. Ac­tress Melinda Dil­lon is 78. Singer­mu­si­cian Paul Si­mon is 76. Ac­tress Pamela Tif­fin is 75. Mu­si­cian Robert Lamm (Chicago) is 73. Coun­try singer Lacy J. Dalton is 71. Ac­tor De­mond Wil­son is 71. Singer-mu­si­cian Sammy Ha­gar is 70. Pop singer John Ford Co­ley is 69.

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