To­day in his­tory

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To­day is Sun­day, Oct. 13, the 286th day of 2019. There are 79 days left in the year.

On this date in his­tory

On Oct. 13, 1775, the United States Navy had its ori­gins as the Con­ti­nen­tal Congress or­dered the con­struc­tion of a naval fleet.

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.

1845 — Texas vot­ers rat­i­fied a state con­sti­tu­tion.

1943 — Italy de­clared war on Ger­many, its one-time Axis part­ner.

1944 — Dur­ing World War II, Amer­i­can troops en­tered Aachen, Ger­many.

1960 — John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon held the third tele­vised de­bate of their pres­i­den­tial cam­paign (Nixon was in Los An­ge­les, Kennedy in New York).

1962 — “Who’s Afraid of Vir­ginia Woolf?”, by Ed­ward Al­bee, 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.

1974 — Long­time tele­vi­sion host Ed Sul­li­van died in New York City at age 73.

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.

2003 — The U.N. Se­cu­rity Coun­cil ap­proved a res­o­lu­tion ex­pand­ing the NATO-led peace­keep­ing force in Afghanista­n.

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 half-mile un­der­ground.

Ten years ago — The United Na­tions Se­cu­rity Coun­cil voted unan­i­mously to ex­tend the U.N. peace­keep­ing mis­sion in Haiti for a year. Singer Al Martino, who’d played crooner Johnny Fon­tane in “The God­fa­ther” and “The God­fa­ther: Part III,” died in Spring­field, Penn­syl­va­nia, six days after turn­ing 82.

Five years ago — Pres­i­dent Barack Obama hud­dled with some of his se­nior na­tional se­cu­rity aides and with top ad­min­is­tra­tion health of­fi­cials for the lat­est as­sess­ment on the gov­ern­ment’s re­sponse to Ebola in the af­ter­math of a Dallas nurse’s con­tract­ing the dis­ease. French­man Jean Ti­role was an­nounced as the win­ner of the No­bel Prize in eco­nom­ics for show­ing how to en­cour­age better prod­ucts and com­pet­i­tive prices in in­dus­tries dom­i­nated by a few com­pa­nies.

One year ago — Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump wel­comed Amer­i­can pas­tor Andrew Brun­son to the Oval Of­fice, cel­e­brat­ing his re­lease from nearly two years of con­fine­ment in Turkey. Crews with dogs went door-to-door in the ru­ins of Mex­ico Beach, Florida, look­ing for ad­di­tional vic­tims or sur­vivors of Hur­ri­cane Michael. A Turk­ish news­pa­per re­ported that Turk­ish of­fi­cials had an au­dio record­ing of the killing of jour­nal­ist Ja­mal Khashoggi in­side the Saudi Con­sulate in Is­tan­bul.

To­day’s birth­days

Gospel singer Shirley Cae­sar is 82. Ac­tress Melinda Dil­lon is 80. Singer-mu­si­cian Paul Si­mon is 78. Ac­tress Pamela Tif­fin is 77. Mu­si­cian Robert Lamm (Chicago) is 75. Coun­try singer Lacy J. Dal­ton is 73. Ac­tor De­mond Wil­son is 73. Singer-mu­si­cian Sammy Hagar is 72. Pop singer John Ford Co­ley is 71. Ac­tor John Lone is 67. Model Bev­erly John­son is 67. Pro­ducer-writer Chris Carter is 63. Ac­tor Reg­gie Theus is 62. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., is 61. R&B singer Cher­relle is 60. Singer/TV per­son­al­ity Marie Os­mond is 60. Rock singer Joey Bel­ladonna is 59. For­mer White House press sec­re­tary Ari Fleis­cher is 59. NBA coach Doc Rivers is 58. Ac­tress T’Keyah Crys­tal Keymah is 57. Col­lege and Pro Foot­ball Hall of Famer Jerry Rice is 57. Ac­tress Kelly Pre­ston is 57. Coun­try singer John Wiggins is 57. Ac­tor Christophe­r Judge is 55. Ac­tor Matt Walsh is 55. Ac­tor Regi­nald Bal­lard is 54. Ac­tress Kate Walsh is 52. Rhythm-and­blues mu­si­cian Jeff Allen (Mint Con­di­tion) is 51. Ac­tress Tisha Camp­bell-Martin is 51. Clas­si­cal singer Car­los Marin (Il Divo) is 51. Olympic silver medal fig­ure skater Nancy Ker­ri­gan is 50. Coun­try singer Rhett Akins is 50. Clas­si­cal cross­over singer Paul Potts is 49. TV per­son­al­ity Billy Bush is 48. Ac­tor Sacha Baron Cohen is 48. Rock mu­si­cian Jan Van Sichem Jr. (K’s Choice) is 47. Rhythm-and-blues singers Bran­don and Brian Casey (Jagged Edge) are 44. Ac­tress Kiele Sanchez is 43. For­mer NBA All-Star Paul Pierce is 42. DJ Vice is 41. Singer Ashanti is 39. R&B singer Lu­midee is 39. Chris­tian rock singer Jon Micah Sum­rall (Kut­less) is 39. Olympic gold medal swim­mer Ian Thorpe is 37. Rep. Alexan­dria Oca­sio-Cortez, D-New York, is 30. Ac­tor Caleb McLaugh­lin (TV: “Stranger Things”) is 18.

Thought for to­day

“A hero is a man who is afraid to run away.” — English proverb.

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