To­day in 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 His­tory

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 in the Dis­trict of Columbia.

On this date

In A.D. 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 1775, the United States Navy had its ori­gins as the Con­ti­nen­tal Congress or­dered the con­struc­tion of a naval fleet.

In 1843, the Jewish or­ga­ni­za­tion B’nai B’rith (buhNAY’ brith) was founded in New York City.

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

In 1944, dur­ing World War II, Amer­i­can troops en­tered Aachen, Ger­many.

In 1957, CBS-TV broad­cast “The Ed­sel Show,” a one-hour live spe­cial star­ring Bing Crosby de­signed to pro­mote the new, ill­fated Ford au­to­mo­bile. (It was the first spe­cial to use new video­tape tech­nol­ogy to de­lay the broad­cast to the West Coast.)

In 1962, Ed­ward Al­bee’s four-char­ac­ter drama “Who’s Afraid of Vir­ginia Woolf?” opened on Broad­way.

In 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.

In 1981, vot­ers in Egypt par­tic­i­pated in a ref­er­en­dum to elect Vice Pres­i­dent Hosni Mubarak (HAHS’nee moo-BAH’-rahk) the new pres­i­dent, one week af­ter the as­sas­si­na­tion of An­war Sa­dat.

In 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. In Boul­der, Colorado, the JonBenet Ram­sey grand jury was dis­missed af­ter 13 months of work with pros­e­cu­tors say­ing there wasn’t enough ev­i­dence to charge any­one in the 6-year-old beauty queen’s 1996 slay­ing.

In 2010, res­cuers in Chile us­ing a mis­sile-like es­cape cap­sule pulled 33 men one by one to fresh air and free­dom 69 days af­ter they were trapped in a col­lapsed mine a half-mile un­der­ground.

Ten years ago: Sec­re­tary of State Con­doleezza Rice, af­ter meet­ing with hu­man­rights ac­tivists in Moscow, told re­porters the Rus­sian gov­ern­ment un­der Vladimir Putin had amassed so much cen­tral author­ity that the power-grab could un­der­mine its com­mit­ment to democ­racy.

Five years ago: Repub­li­cans Mitt Rom­ney and Paul Ryan ral­lied col­lege stu­dents in all cor­ners of al­limpor­tant Ohio and ham­mered at Pres­i­dent Barack Obama for go­ing easy on China over un­fair trade prac­tices; Obama took pre­cious time off the cam­paign trail to prac­tice for the next de­bate against his GOP ri­val. The Detroit Tigers beat the New York Yan­kees 6-4 in the first game of the Amer­i­can League Cham­pi­onship Se­ries. Ac­tor and TV host Gary Collins, 74, died in Biloxi, Mis­sis­sippi.

One year ago: Don­ald Trump heat­edly re­jected the grow­ing list of sex­ual as­sault al­le­ga­tions against him as “pure fic­tion,” ham­mer­ing his fe­male ac­cusers as “hor­ri­ble, hor­ri­ble liars.” Bob Dy­lan was named win­ner of the No­bel prize in lit­er­a­ture. Death claimed Thai­land’s long­time monarch, King Bhu­mi­bol, at age 88 and No­bel Prize-win­ning Ital­ian play­wright Dario Fo at age 90.

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