Today in history
Today is Friday, October 13, the 286th day of 2017 and the 22nd day of autumn.
On this date in the SCV: In 1923, The Signal reported that there was another Ford in town, and this time it was Brother Evans who sat behind the wheel. Contributors included Rev. Leusinger of the Immanual Presbyterian church in Los Angeles and H. Clay Needham of Newhall. The speedometer was A.H. Wilkie’s gift, the dash light and the spot lights were presented by A.G. Thibaudeau, the extra tire given by E.M. Chaix. T.M. Frew Jr. put his famous fender braces on so the Lizzie would not rattle, and Mr. George Freeman provided a beautiful automobile robe. If there was anyone who deserved a new car, it was Rev. Evans, for he spent his whole time doing for others, regardless of creed or nationality. He had a large field to cover and his car necessarily got hard usage.
Today’s Highlights in History: In 1792, the cornerstone of the White House was ceremonially laid. In 1845, Texas ratified a state constitution. In 1943, Italy declared war on Germany, its former Axis ally. In 1970, the People’s Republic of China and Canada announced they would establish diplomatic relations, prompting Taiwan to break ties with Canada. In 2010, 33 miners who had survived 69 days underground after a mining accident in Copiapo, Chile, were rescued.
Today’s fact: The White House has 132 rooms, including three kitchens and 35 bathrooms.
Today’s sports: In 1998, the first two weeks of the upcoming NBA season were canceled due to a labor dispute.
Today’s number: 1.38 billion – estimated population of the People’s Republic of China, as of
Today’s moon: Between last quarter moon (Oct. 12) and new moon (Oct. 19).