TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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1775

The United States Navy had its ori­gins as the Con­ti­nen­tal Congress or­dered the con­struc­tion of a naval fleet.

1792

The corner­stone of the ex­ec­u­tive man­sion, later known as the White House, was laid by Pres­i­dent George Wash­ing­ton dur­ing a cer­e­mony in the Dis­trict of Columbia.

1932

Pres­i­dent Her­bert Hoover and Chief Jus­tice Charles Evans Hughes laid the corner­stone for the U.S. Supreme Court build­ing in Wash­ing­ton.

1999

In Boul­der, Colorado, the JonBenet Ram­sey grand jury was dis­missed af­ter 13 months, say­ing there wasn’t enough ev­i­dence to charge.

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