Wash­ing­ton places cor­ner­stone for White House

Tulsa World - - 10.13.2017 -

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.

ro­man Em­peror Claudius i died, poi­soned ap­par­ently at the be­hest of his wife, agrip­pina.

1307: King Philip iV of France or­dered the ar­rests of Knights tem­plar on charges of heresy.

1775: the united States navy had its ori­gins as the Con­ti­nen­tal Con­gress or­dered the construction of a naval fleet.

1843: the Jewish or­ga­ni­za­tion B'nai B'rith was founded in new york City.

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

1944: dur­ing World War ii, amer­i­can troops en­tered aachen, Ger­many.

1957: CBS-tV broad­cast “the Ed­sel Show,” a one-hour live spe­cial star­ring Bing Crosby de­signed to pro­mote the new, ill-fated Ford au­to­mo­bile. (it was the first spe­cial to use new video­tape tech­nol­ogy to de­lay the broad­cast to the West Coast.)

1962: Ed­ward al­bee's four-char­ac­ter drama “Who's afraid of Vir­ginia Woolf?”

opened on Broad­way.

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.

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.

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.

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 halfmile 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 all-im­por­tant 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.

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.


The White House in Wash­ing­ton in 2016. 1792

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