spotlight Today in history: Oct. 13 Oct 13, 2019 0 Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Major events that happened around the world on this day in history. 1792: White House In 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. ASSOCIATED PRESS 1944: Aachen, Germany In 1944, during World War II, American troops entered Aachen (AH'-kehn), Germany. 1960: John F. Kennedy & Richard Nixon In 1960, John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon held the third televised debate of their presidential campaign (Nixon was in Los Angeles, Kennedy in New York). AP 1962: Broadway In 1962, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?", by Edward Albee, opened on Broadway. STR 1972: Andes Plane Crash In 1972, a Uruguayan chartered flight carrying 45 people crashed in the Andes; survivors resorted to feeding off the remains of some of the dead in order to stay alive until they were rescued more than two months later. UNCREDITED 1974: Ed Sullivan In 1974, longtime television host Ed Sullivan died in New York City at age 73. Jerry Mosey 1981: Egypt In 1981, voters in Egypt participated in a referendum to elect Vice President Hosni Mubarak (HAHS'-nee moo-BAH'-rahk) the new president, one week after the assassination of Anwar Sadat. BILL FOLEY 1999: Nuclear Test Ban Treaty In 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. GREG GIBSON 2003: Afghanistan In 2003, The U.N. Security Council approved a resolution expanding the NATO-led peacekeeping force in Afghanistan. RICHARD VOGEL 2009: Al Martino Ten years ago: Singer Al Martino, who'd played crooner Johnny Fontane in "The Godfather" and "The Godfather: Part III," died in Springfield, Pennsylvania, six days after turning 82. WINFRIED ROTHERMEL 2010: Chile Mine Collapse In 2010, rescuers in Chile using a missile-like escape capsule pulled 33 men one by one to fresh air and freedom 69 days after they were trapped in a collapsed mine a half-mile underground. Jorge Saenz 2014: Economics Nobel Five years ago: Frenchman Jean Tirole (zhahn tee-ROHL') was announced as the winner of the Nobel Prize in economics for showing how to encourage better products and competitive prices in industries dominated by a few companies. Fred Scheiber 2014: President Barack Obama Five years ago: President Barack Obama huddled with some of his senior national security aides and with top administration health officials for the latest assessment on the government's response to Ebola in the aftermath of a Dallas nurse's contracting the disease. Jacquelyn Martin 2018: Donald Trump & Andrew Brunson One year ago: President Donald Trump welcomed American pastor Andrew Brunson to the Oval Office, celebrating his release from nearly two years of confinement in Turkey. Jacquelyn Martin 2018: Hurricane Michael One year ago: Crews with dogs went door-to-door in the ruins of Mexico Beach, Florida, looking for additional victims or survivors of Hurricane Michael. David Goldman 2018: Jamal Khashoggi One year ago: A Turkish newspaper reported that Turkish officials had an audio recording of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi (jah-MAHL' khahr-SHOHK'-jee) inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. 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