Today is Friday, Oct. 13, the 286th day of 2017. There are 79 days left in the year. In 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. In 1843, the Jewish organization B'nai B'rith was founded in New York City. In 1981, voters in Egypt participated in a referendum to elect Vice President Hosni Mubarak the new president, one week after the assassination of Anwar Sadat. In 1999, 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-yearold beauty queen's 1996 slaying.
Today's birthdays Singer-musician Paul Simon is 76. Actress Pamela Tiffin is 75. Musician Robert Lamm (Chicago) is 73. Singermusician Sammy Hagar is 70. Pop singer John Ford Coley is 69. Actor John Lone is 65. Model Beverly Johnson is 65. Singer Marie Osmond is 58. Actress Kelly Preston is 55. Olympic silver medal figure skater Nancy Kerrigan is 48. Country singer Rhett Akins is 48. NBA All-Star Paul Pierce is 40. DJ Vice is 39. Singer
Ashanti is 37. Christian rock singer Jon Micah Sumrall (Kutless) is 37.