TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT) - - KICKOFF | FROM THE FRONT PAGE -

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.

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.

1962

“Who’s Afraid of Vir­ginia Woolf?,” by Ed­ward Al­bee, opened on Broad­way.

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-year-old beauty queen’s 1996 slay­ing.

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