ARREST AT THE HOJO
On October 13, 1970: FBI agents found political activist Angela Davis hiding out in a Howard Johnson Motor Lodge in New York City. Davis had fled California after the Marin County Courthouse incident months before in August.
THE WOODEN SOLDIERS MARCHED ON BROADWAY
On October 13, 1903: The original production of the Christmas-themed musical extravaganza, Babes in Toyland, premiered at the Majestic Theatre at Columbus Circle. The operetta was remade into several television specials and films.
On October 13, 1843: The Jewish organziation B’Nai B’Rith was founded in New York City (on the Lower East Side), making it the oldest Jewish service organization in the world. The mission of the group remains to this day to unite persons of the Jewish faith and to strengthen Jewish family life.