HIS­TORY

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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 His­tor y: 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. On this date:

In 54, Ro­man Em­peror Claudius I died, poi­soned ap­par­ently at the be­hest of his wife, Agrip­pina.

In 1307, King Philip IV of France or­dered the ar­rests of Knights Tem­plar on charges of heresy.

In 1932, Pres­i­dent Her­ber t Hoover and Chief Jus­tice Charles Evans Hughes laid the cor­ner­stone for the U.S. Supreme Cour t build­ing in Wash­ing­ton.

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.

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