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To­day’s high­light:

On Oct. 13, 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.

On this date:

1775: The United States Navy had its ori­gins as the Con­ti­nen­tal Congress or­dered the con­struc­tion of a naval fleet. 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. 1845: Texas vot­ers rat­i­fied a state con­sti­tu­tion.

1932: Pres­i­dent Her­bert

Hoover and Chief Jus­tice Charles Evans Hughes laid the cor­ner­stone for the U.S. Supreme Court build­ing in Wash­ing­ton. 1943: Italy de­clared war on Ger­many, its one-time Axis part­ner.

1944: Dur­ing World War II, Amer­i­can troops en­tered Aachen, Ger­many.

1962: “Who’s Afraid of Vir­ginia Woolf?,” by Ed­ward Al­bee, opened on Broad­way.

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. 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. 1999: 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. 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: On Wall Street, the Dow Jones in­dus­trial av­er­age gained a shock­ing 936 points af­ter eight days of losses. Amer­i­can Paul Krug­man won the No­bel prize in eco­nom­ics for his work on in­ter­na­tional trade pat­terns. Las Ve­gas gam­ing ex­ec­u­tive Frank “Lefty” Rosen­thal, who in­spired the film “Casino,” died in Mi­ami Beach at age 79. Five years ago: Gun­men ab­ducted six Red Cross work­ers and a Syr­ian Red Cres­cent vol­un­teer af­ter stop­ping their con­voy in north­west­ern Syria. Four of the seven were re­leased by the next day. The Bos­ton Red Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 6-5 to even the AL cham­pi­onship series at 1-all. Den­nis Kimetto broke the course mark in cap­tur­ing the Chicago Marathon in 2 hours, 3 min­utes, 45 se­conds, lead­ing a 1-2-3 fin­ish for Kenyan men. One year ago: Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump ac­cused Iran of vi­o­lat­ing the 2015 nu­clear ac­cord, but did not pull the U.S. out of the deal or re-im­pose nu­clear sanc­tions. Trump would pull the U.S. out of the deal the fol­low­ing May and re­store harsh sanc­tions. At­tor­neys gen­eral in nearly 20 states filed a law­suit against the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion over the de­ci­sion to end a fed­eral sub­sidy un­der the Affordable Care Act that low­ered outof-pocket med­i­cal costs for con­sumers with mod­est in­comes. Speak­ing to Chris­tian con­ser­va­tives in Wash­ing­ton, Trump promised a re­turn to tra­di­tional Amer­i­can val­ues and vowed to re­turn “Merry Christ­mas” to the na­tional dis­course.

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