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