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To­day is Fri­day, Oct. 13, the 286th day of 2017. There are 79 days left in the year.

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.

On this date:

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.

Five years ago:

Repub­li­cans Mitt Rom­ney and Paul Ryan ral­lied col­lege stu­dents in all cor­ners of all-im­por­tant Ohio and ham­mered at Pres­i­dent Barack Obama for go­ing easy on China over un­fair trade prac­tices.

One year ago: Don­ald Trump heat­edly re­jected the grow­ing list of sex­ual as­sault al­le­ga­tions against him as “pure fic­tion,” ham­mer­ing his fe­male ac­cusers as “hor­ri­ble, hor­ri­ble liars.”

To­day’s Birth­days: Gospel singer Shirley Cae­sar is 80. Ac­tress Melinda Dil­lon is 78. Singer-mu­si­cian 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. Ac­tor John Lone is 65. Model Bev­erly John­son is 65. Pro­ducer-writer Chris Carter is 61. Ac­tor Reg­gie Theus (THEE’-us) is 60. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., is 59. Singer Marie Os­mond is 58. Rock singer Joey Bel­ladonna is 57. For­mer White House press sec­re­tary Ari Fleis­cher is 57. NBA coach Doc Rivers is 56. Ac­tress T’Keyah Crys­tal Keymah (tuhKEE’-ah KRYS’-tal kee-MAH’) is 55. Col­lege and Pro Foot­ball Hall of Famer Jerry Rice is 55. Ac­tress Kelly Pre­ston is 55. Coun­try singer John Wig­gins is 55. Ac­tor Christo­pher Judge is 53. Ac­tor Matt Walsh is 53. Ac­tor Regi­nald Bal­lard is 52. Ac­tress Kate Walsh is 50. Rhythm-and-blues mu­si­cian Jeff Allen (Mint Con­di­tion) is 49. Ac­tress Tisha Camp­bell-Martin is 49. Clas­si­cal singer Car­los Marin (Il Divo) is 49. Olympic sil­ver medal fig­ure skater Nancy Ker­ri­gan is 48.

Thought for To­day :“No­body holds a good opin­ion of am an who has a low opin­ion of him­self .”— up ), English au­thor (1815-1882).

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