Trivia Times Oct. 13, 2013 edition

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A big story for October 13…
On this day in 1792 the cornerstone is laid for a presidential residence in Washington. In 1800 President John Adams became the first president to reside in the executive mansion. It soon became known as the “White House” from the white-gray Virginia stone used to make it.


Washington was created to serve as the capital, replacing Philadelphia. Land was ceded for the new capital from Maryland and Virginia. At the time it was the center of the new republic. Charles L’Enfant designed Washington and James Hoban designed the White House, influenced by Leinster House in Dublin. The site for the White House to be built was chosen by George Washington.

When John and Abigail Adams moved into the home Abigail would write; “I pray heaven to bestow the best of blessings on this house, and on all that shall hereafter inhabit it. May none but wise men ever rule under this roof!"

In 1814 the White House was set on fire by British soldiers along with the capitol. The building was enlarged as it was rebuilt. The east and west terraces were added along with the north and south portico’s.

It happened on October 13 …
54 A.D. - The Roman Emperor Claudius I died after being poisoned by his wife, Agrippina.
1775 - The Continental Congress ordered the construction of a naval fleet.
1843 - B'nai B'rith was founded by Henry Jones and eleven others in New York City.
1943 - During World War II, Italy signed an armistice with the Allies and declared war on Germany.
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 over the fence at Forbes Field gave the Pirates the win over the Yankees.
1962 - "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" opened on Broadway.
1970 - Janis Joplin's ashes were scattered off the coast of California.
1971 - Bing Crosby, part owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates, threw out the first ball in Game 4 of the World Series between the Pirates and the Orioles.
1977 - Four Palestinians hijacked a Lufthansa airliner to Somalia, demanding the release of members of the Red Army Faction.
1984 - Jesse Jackson appeared on "Saturday Night Live."
1989 - President George H.W. Bush called for an overthrow of Manuel Antonio Noriega of Panama.
1995 - Walt Disney World Resort admitted its 500-millionth guest.
1998 - The National Basketball Association canceled regular season games, due to work stoppage.
2010 - Near Copiapó, Chile, 33 miners were trapped underground in San José Mine. The miners were rescued after 69 days underground.

October 13 birthdays
Actress and wife of Leo Durocher - Laraine Day 1920 - 2007
French actor - Yves Montand 1921 – 1991.
Football great Lou Saban – 1921 – 2009.
TV personality Nipsey Russell 1924 – 2005.
Stand up comic Lenny Bruce 1925 – 1966.
Playwright Frank D. Gilroy is 88 today.
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher 1925 – 2013.
Baseball player-Eddie Mathews 1931 – 2001.
Singer Songwriter- Paul Simon 1941 is 72 today.
Dallas Cowboy owner Jerry Jones is 70 today.
Rocker Sammy Hagar turns 66 today.
Entertainer Marie Osmond is celebrating birthday #54 today.
Football great of the San Francisco 49ers Jerry Rice is 51 today.
Actress Kelly Preston is also 51 today.
Olympic skater Nancy Kerrigan is 44 today.

Speaking of those Phillies…lets look in the archive
On their way to the World Series in 2008; the Phils were playing Game 4 of the NLCS on Oct. 13. They were trailing the Dodgers; down two runs in the eighth inning. Shane Victorino swung a mighty bat and with one on, hit a home run evening the score. Next came Matt Stairs off the bench; he crushed the ball and the Phils took game 4.

Thanks for stopping by and remember Trivia Times is good food for your head. Look for us right back here with more great stuff on Tuesday, Oct. 15. Enjoy your Sunday!


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