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This Day in History for October 13 – White House Cornerstone Laid and More

UpstateNYer, Wikipedia Commons

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1775 – The Continental Congress orders the establishment of the Continental Navy, later renamed the United States Navy (More info)

1792 – The cornerstone of the White House is laid (More info)

1843 – In New York City, Henry Jones and 11 others found B’nai B’rith, the oldest Jewish service organization in the world (More info)

1943 – The new government of Italy sides with the World War II Allies and declares war on Germany (More info)

2010 – The 2010 Copiapó mining accident in Chile comes to an end as all 33 miners arrive safely at the surface after surviving a record 69 days underground (More info)

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