THIS DAY IN HIS­TORY

The Denver Post - - NEWS | NATION & WORLD -

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.