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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - - GREEN SHEET -

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 1843, the Jewish or­ga­ni­za­tion B’nai B’rith 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, D.C.

In 1957, CBS-TV broad­cast “The Ed­sel Show,” a one-hour live spe­cial star­ring Bing Crosby and Frank Si­na­tra 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 1972, a Uruguayan char­tered flight car­ry­ing 45 peo­ple crashed in the An­des; sur­vivors re­sorted to feed­ing off the re­mains of some of the dead to stay alive un­til they were res­cued more than two months later.

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 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 half-mile un­der­ground. Ten years ago: Sec­re­tary of State Con­doleezza Rice, af­ter meet­ing with hu­man-rights ac­tivists in Moscow, told re­porters the Rus­sian govern­ment un­der Vladimir Putin had amassed so much cen­tral author­ity that the power grab could un­der­mine its com­mit­ment to democ­racy. Five years ago: Repub­li­cans Mitt Rom­ney and Paul Ryan ral­lied col­lege stu­dents in all cor­ners of Ohio; Pres­i­dent Barack Obama took time off the cam­paign trail to prac­tice for the next de­bate against his GOP ri­val. One year ago: Bob Dy­lan was named win­ner of the No­bel prize in lit­er­a­ture.


Frank Si­na­tra (left) and Bing Crosby both ap­peared on “The Ed­sel Show,” an early TV ex­trav­a­ganza that aired on Oct. 13, 1957.

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