To­day in his­tory

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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

mid-2017.

To­day’s moon: Be­tween last quar­ter moon (Oct. 12) and new moon (Oct. 19).

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