TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

TO­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHT

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - KICKOFF -

Jan. 13, 1967

The Rolling Stones’ dou­ble-A sided sin­gle “Let’s Spend the Night To­gether” and “Ruby Tues­day” was re­leased in the United King­dom by Decca Records. (It was re­leased the fol­low­ing day in the United States on the Lon­don la­bel). ALSO ON THIS DATE

1794

Pres­i­dent Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton ap­proved a mea­sure adding two stars and two stripes to the Amer­i­can flag, fol­low­ing the ad­mis­sion of Ver­mont and Ken­tucky to the Union. (The num­ber of stripes was later re­duced to the orig­i­nal 13.)

1941

A new law went into ef­fect grant­ing Puerto Ri­cans U.S. birthright cit­i­zen­ship. Nov­el­ist and poet James Joyce died in Zurich, Switzer­land, less than a month be­fore his 59th birthday.

1962

Co­me­dian Ernie Ko­vacs died in a car crash in west Los An­ge­les 10 days be­fore his 43rd birthday.

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