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Other Notable Events for October 13

On this date in history:

In 1775, the Continental Congress ordered construction of America's first naval fleet.

In 1792, the cornerstone to the White House in Washington was laid. (It would be November 1800 before the first ...

Notable Birthdays for October 13

Those born on this date include:

- American Revolutionary War heroine Molly Pitcher in 1754
- baseball Hall of Fame member Rube Waddell in 1876
- actors Lillie Langtry in 1853 and Cornel Wilde in 1912
- editorial ...

Astronomy

Today is Monday, Oct. 13, the 286th day of 2014 with 79 to follow.

This is Columbus Day in the United States.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter and Venus. Evening stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus.