CORNERSTONE LAID ON THIS DAY IN 1792

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Depiction of George Washington laying the cornerstone for the White House in a freemason ceremony.

The cornerstone is laid for a presidential residence in the newly designated
capital city of
Washington. In 1800, President John Adams became the first president to reside in the executive mansion, which soon became known as
the “White House” because its white-gray
Virginia freestone contrasted
strikingly with the red brick of nearby buildings.

The city of Washington was created to replace Philadelphia as the nation’s
capital because of its geographical position in the center of the existing
new republic. The states of
Maryland and Virginia ceded land around the
Potomac River to form the District of Columbia, and work began on
Washington in 1791.

   

    
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  The original design of the White House in 1800. 
     

    
    
    
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An artist’s interpretation of the construction of the White House.


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The White House as it looks today.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev speaking at the UN Assembly in 1960.

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ACCLAIMED ACTOR HAS DIED FROM CANCER

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Robert Wallace Forster Jr. (Robert Wallace Foster Jr.)  
(July 13, 1941 – October 11, 2019)


Breaking Bad and Jackie Brown star Robert Forster has died aged
78.

The Oscar-nominated veteran actor died from brain cancer – the
day his new film, the Breaking Bad movie El Camino was released.

Forster was born in Rochester, New York, and began training to
become an actor at the University of Rochester, where he was as
a law student.

He would earn a Bachelor of Arts degree and took starring roles
in the student drama productions.

Forster landed a role on Broadway before appearing Reflections
In A Golden Eye by John Huston, which would spark his long
career.

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Robert  Forster and Carla Gugino in the crime drama TV series Karen
Sisco, debuted on October 1, 2003 on ABC and was canceled after
seven  episodes.

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MOVIE STAR KILLED ON THIS DAY IN 1940

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The big racing-type automobile in which Tom Mix cowboy actor, was killed in a highway accident near a Arizona on October 12 is picture after it was to intended in Florence garage on Oct. 16, 1940. Mix was pinned under the over turned partially wrecked car. An eye-witness said Mix was at high speed when his car hit a dirt before rolling over. (AP Photo/Harold Filan)

Cowboy-movie star Tom Mix was killed when he lost control of his speeding
Cord Phaeton convertible (above) and rolls into a dry wash (now called the
Tom Mix  Wash) near Florence,
Arizona. He was 60 years old. Today, visitors
to the
site of the accident can see a 2-foot–tall iron statue of a rudderless
horse (below) and a somewhat awkwardly written plaque that reads: “In
memory of Tom Mix whose spirit left his body on this spot and whose characterization and portrayals in life served to better fix memories of
the Old West in the minds of living men.” 

Mix was born in Driftwood, Pennsylvania; deserted the Army in 1902; and
was a drum major in the Oklahoma Territorial Cavalry band when he went
off to Hollywood in 1909. Before there was a Clint Eastwood and before
there was a John Wayne … there was Tom Mix.

   
    
    
    
    
   

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Thomas Edwin Mix (Thomas Hezikiah Mix)
(January 6, 1880 – October 12, 1940)

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SHOW MADE TV DEBUT ON THIS DAY IN 1975

SNL

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Saturday Night Live (SNL), a topical comedy sketch show featuring Chevy
Chase, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Gilda Radner, Garrett Morris, Jane
Curtin and Laraine Newman, makes its debut on NBC; it will go on to
become the longest-running, highest-rated show on late-night television.

The 90-minute program, which from its inception has been broadcast live
from Studio 8H in the GE Building at Rockefeller Center, includes a
different guest host and musical act each week. The opening sketch of
each show ends with one actor saying, “Live from
New York, it’s Saturday
Night!”

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