GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, October 13, the 286th day of 2017 with 79 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:54 and sunset is @ 6:06. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Saturn & Mercury. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1775 – The U.S. Continental Congress ordered the construction of a naval fleet.

1792 – The cornerstone of the Executive Mansion was laid in Washington, DC. The building became known as the White House in 1818. 

1812 – American forces were defeated at the Battle of Queenstown Heights. The British victory effectively ended an further U.S. invasion of Canada.

1843 – B’nai B’rith, the Jewish organization, was founded by Henry Jones and eleven others in New York City,NY.

1854 – The state of Texas ratified a state constitution.

1924 – The play “The Guardsman” opened in New York City, NY.

1943 – During World War II, Italy signed an armistice with the Allies and declared war on Germany.

1944 – American troops entered Aachen, Germany, during World War II.

1944 – During World War II, British and Greek advance units landed at Piraeus.

1951 – In Atlanta, GA, a football with a rubber covering was used for the first time. Georgia Tech beat Louisiana State 25-7.

1953 – An ultrasonic burglar alarm was patented by Samuel Bagno.

1957 – Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra introduced the Ford Edsel on an hour long special.

1960 – The World Series ended on a home run for the first time. Bill Mazeroski’s homerun allowed the Pirates to beat the Yankees.

1962 – “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” opened on Broadway.

1967 – The first game of the new American Basketball Association was played.

1981 – Egyptian voters elected Vice President Hosni Mubarak as the new president one week after Anwar Sadat was assassinated.

1989 – U.S. President George H.W. Bush called for an overthrow of the Panamanian ruler Manuel Antonio Noriega.

1992 – A commercial flight record was set by an Air France supersonic jetliner for circling the Earth in 33 hours and one minute.

1995 – Walt Disney World Resort admitted its 500-millionth guest.

1998 – The National Basketball Association (NBA) canceled regular season games, due to work stoppage, for first time in its 51-year history.

1999 – The U.S. Senate rejected the ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).

2010 – Near Copiapó, Chile, 33 miners were trapped underground in San José Mine. The miners were rescued after 69 days underground.

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