TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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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 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 1957, CBS broad­cast “The Ed­sel Show,” a one­hour 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 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 mis­sile­like 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.

In 2016, Don­ald Trump heat­edly re­jected the grow­ing list of sex­ual-as­sault al­le­ga­tions against him as “pure fic­tion,” ham­mer­ing his fe­male ac­cusers as “hor­ri­ble, hor­ri­ble liars.”

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