TODAY IN HISTORY
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT Oct. 13, 1999
The Senate rejected the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, with 48 senators voting in favor and 51 against, far short of the 67 needed for ratification.
ALSO ON THIS DATE 1775
The United States Navy had its origins as the Continental Congress ordered the construction of a naval fleet.
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.
President Herbert Hoover and Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes laid the cornerstone for the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington.
During World War II, American troops entered Aachen, Germany.