Today is Sunday, Oct. 13, the 286th day of 2013. There are 79 days left in the year.
On this date in:
A.D. 54: Roman Emperor Claudius I dies, poisoned apparently at the behest of his wife, Agrippina.
1775: The United States Navy has its origins as the Continental Congress orders the construction of a naval fleet.
1792: The cornerstone of the executive mansion, later known as the White House, is laid during a ceremony in the District of Columbia.
1932: President Herbert Hoover and Chief Justice Charles Evan Hughes lay the cornerstone for the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington.
1944: American troops enter Aachen, Germany, during World War II.
1960: John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon hold the third televised debate of their presidential campaign.
1981: Voters in Egypt participate in a referendum to elect Vice President Hosni Mubarak the new president, one week after the assassination of Anwar Sadat.
2003: The U.N. Security Council approves a resolution expanding the NATO-led peacekeeping force in Afghanistan.
Congressman Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, kicks off his presidential bid.
2008: The Dow Jones industrial average gains a shocking 936 points after eight days of losses.
1988: Youngstown city, McDonald, Lordstown and Springfield school districts are among the hundreds of Ohio districts that have applied to the Ohio Department of Health for extensions in eliminating asbestos from school buildings.
General Motors officials are considering a request by the United Auto Workers for a mortality study to determine if a disproportionate number of GM workers at the Lordstown Complex have died of cancer or other chemical-related illnesses.
Charles Zamary, Republican candidate for Mahoning County recorder, says he and Democrat Bruce Papalia should be limited to spending $25,000 each in their race.
1973: A 37-year-old Boardman druggist accused of selling barbiturates to undercover agents and “known addicts” is arrested in a Boardman Township pharmacy.
A 24-year-old Campbell man is charged with first-degree murder in the killing of a Struthers man, one of eight murders already admitted by Jack Realie, 25, of Lowellville.
Ron Kohl fires a 67-yard scoring strike to Wally Ford with 45 seconds remaining to lead Austintown Fitch to a 22-21 victory over Hubbard before 7,000 fans at the Falcons’ stadium.
1963: A new report shows that the Lake Erie-Ohio River interconnecting waterway could revitalize within a decade the ailing Pittsburgh-Youngstown-Wheeling steel complex.
SDLqColumbus, like Lincoln, belongs to the ages,” Mahoning County Probate Judge Clifford Woodside tells 125 couples at the 49th annual Columbus Day banquet sponsored by the Italian-American League.
Cardinal Mooney end Andy Detesco breaks his collar bone while tackling Ursuline’s Denny Killany during the Mooney-Ursuline game, which ended in an 8-8 tie before 13,000 fans at South Field.
1938: The Rev. Dominic Mielcarek, 44, pastor of St. Stanislaus Church, dies of a heart attack at St. Elizabeth Hospital. He was widely known for his interest in sports and his work for Polish people.
Eight thousand members of the Parent-Teacher Associations of Youngstown schools will visit every house in the city asking for support of a levy on the November ballot.
Construction of the proposed Vienna tri-county airport will get underway as soon as sufficient funds are on hand, H. Ross Packard, secretary of the Youngstown Chamber of Commerce, tells the Mahoning Valley Society of Professional Engineers.