THIS DAY IN HISTORY
Today is Friday, Oct. 13, the 286th day of 2017. There are 79 days left in the year.
IN THE NATION
1775: The U.S. Navy had its origins as the Continental Congress ordered the construction of a naval fleet.
IN THE WORLD
1972: A Uruguayan charter 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.
2007: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, after meeting with humanrights 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. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU Musician Paul Simon is 76. Actor Demond Wilson is 71. Singer-musician Sammy Hagar is 70. Singer Marie Osmond is 58. College and Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerry Rice is 55. Olympic silver medal figure skater Nancy Kerrigan is 48. Actor Sacha Baron Cohen is 46. lympic gold medal swimmer Ian Thorpe is 35. Actor Caleb McLaughlin (“Stranger Things”) is 16.