10/13/2021 12:01:00 AM Today In History - October 13
Reprinted By Permission From OnThisDay.com
Today in History in 54 Claudius, Roman Emperor, died of poison mushrooms at age 63 and was succeeded by Nero; and in 1792 George Washington laid the cornerstone for the Executive Mansion which was later renamed the White House.
Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years ofhistory. Here is a roundup of a few of them:
54 - Nero succeeds Claudius to become Roman Emperor
1307 - French King Philip IV convicts templars because of heresy
1792 - Washington lays cornerstone of Executive Mansion (White House)
1862 - Bismarck's "Blood & Iron" speech
1884 - Greenwich established as universal time meridian of longitude
1943 - Italy declares war on former Axis partner Germany
1944 - US 1st army begins battle of Aachen
2010 - The 2010 Copiapó mining accident in Copiapó, Chile comes to an end as all 33 miners arrive at the surface after surviving a record 69 days underground awaiting rescue.
1537 - Jane Grey, Queen of England for 9 days
1900 - Gerald Marks, American songwriter (All of Me) (d. 1997)
1915 - Cornel Wilde, NYC, actor (High Sierra, 5th Musketeer)