TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

TO­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHT

The Morning Journal (Lorain, OH) - - NATION + WORLD -

Oct. 13, 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.

ALSO ON THIS DATE

1307

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

1775

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

1843

The Jewish or­ga­ni­za­tion B’nai B’rith was founded in New York City.

1932

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

1944

Dur­ing World War II, Amer­i­can troops en­tered Aachen, Ger­many.

1957

CBS-TV broad­cast “The Ed­sel Show,” a one-hour live spe­cial star­ring Bing Crosby de­signed to pro­mote the new, ill-fated Ford au­to­mo­bile.

1962

Ed­ward Al­bee’s four-char­ac­ter drama “Who’s Afraid of Vir­ginia Woolf?” opened on Broad­way.

1972

A Uruguayan char­tered flight car­ry­ing 45 peo­ple crashed in the An­des; sur­vivors re­sorted to feed­ing off the re­mains of some of the dead in or­der to stay alive un­til they were res­cued more than two months later.

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