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.