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Today is Friday, Oct. 13, the 286th day of 2017. There are 79 days left in the year.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Today is Friday, Oct. 13, the 286th day of 2017. There are 79 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1775: The United States Navy has 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, is laid by President George Washington during a ceremony in the District of Columbia.

1843: The Jewish organization B’nai B’rith is founded in New York City.

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

1999: The Senate rejects the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

2010: Rescuers in Chile, using a missile-like escape capsule, pull 33 men one by one to fresh air and freedom 69 days after they were trapped in a collapsed mine a half-mile underground.

2016: Donald Trump heatedly rejects the growing list of sexual-assault allegations against him as “pure fiction,” hammering his female accusers as “horrible, horrible liars.”


1992: The board of directors of General Motors Corp. warns Chairman Robert C. Stemple to stand up to the United Auto Workers union, which has orchestrated a series of strikes, and to step up the pace of downsizing or face loss of his job.

Westinghouse Electric Corp. announces its third-quarter income dropped 10.6 percent from the same quarter a year earlier and attributes most of the loss to a $100 million investment in the bankrupt Phar-Mor Inc. based in Youngstown.

Speaking as a Skeggs lecturer at Youngstown State University, former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese says Republican George Bush should win re-election as president, but he “would certainly not bet the farm on him.”

1977: Youngstown Patrolman Donald L. Ruse, 50, is injured when the rear end of his cruiser is struck by a car while Ruse was on sweeper-protection duty on the Madison Avenue Expressway.

For the first time, Ohioans will be able to go to the polls on Election Day, register to vote and vote. The pros and cons of instant registration are debated at Youngstown State University by a prominent Republican and the national director of the League of Women Voters.

Columbiana County Deputy Coroner Dr. J.K. Rugh rules that a 13-year-old boy who died Sept. 27 in East Liverpool died after inhaling fumes from a popular aerosol spray.

1967: Arthur’s Morning May, a cow with a many-faceted championship record, is judged eighth in the American Milking Shorthorn Society’s national show. Forty-five minutes later she presented her owners, Howard Withers and Sons of Honey Creek Farms in Petersburg, with twin heifer calves.

For military accomplishments, Col. John E. Wales III receives the Legion of Merit and Sgt. Major Clymath Martin, the Oak Leaf Cluster, from Dr. Albert Pugsley, president of Youngstown State University.

1942: Sam Cua, a 16-year-old Vindicator carrier salesman, who has sold nearly 50,000 10-cent war stamps in 40 weeks, is named Mahoning County’s “Man of the Month” by the county war-bond committee.

Samuel Gould Jr., Campbell city engineer, is named county engineer to succeed Robert Schomer, who resigned to join the Army Engineers.

Republic Steel Corp. executives give Gov. Bricker a watch made of Republic stainless steel after he lights a new blast furnace.