TODAY IN HISTORY
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT Oct. 13, 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.
ON THIS DATE 1775
The United States Navy had its origins as the Continental Congress ordered the construction of a naval fleet.
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.
“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,” by Edward Albee, opened on Broadway.
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.