October 13, 54 -- The Roman Emperor Claudius I died after being poisoned by his wife, Agrippina.
October 13, 1775 -- Continental Congress authorizes first naval force - to become the United States Navy.
October 13, 1792 -- The White House cornerstone is laid.
October 13, 1843 -- B'nai B'rith - the Jewish organization, was founded by Henry Jones and eleven others in New York City, NY.
October 13, 1845 -- Texans ratify a state constitution and approve annexation.
October 13, 1943 -- During World War II, Italy signed an armistice with the Allies and declared war on Germany.
October 13, 1944 -- American troops entered Aachen, Germany, during World War II.
October 13, 1950 -- Jimmy Steward stars in "Harvey".
October 13, 1951 -- In Atlanta GA, a football with a rubber covering was used for the first time. Georgia Tech beat Louisiana State 25-7.
October 13, 1957 -- Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra introduced the Ford Edsel on an hour long special.
October 13, 1960 -- The World Series ended on a home run for the first time. Bill Mazeroski's homerun allowed the Pirates to beat the Yankees.
October 13, 1963 -- In Britian, the Beatles appeared on the ITV's "Sunday Night at the Palladium". It was their first appearance on a major TV show.
October 13, 1967 -- The first game of the new American Basketball Association was played.
October 13, 1967 -- Pat Boone, the owner of the Oakland Oaks, sang the national anthem at the first game of the new American Basketball Association.
October 13, 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.
October 13, 2010 -- Chilean miners are rescued after 69 days underground.