Today is Friday, Jan. 13, the 13th day of 2017. There are 352 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On 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).
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In 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.)
In 1941, a new law went into effect granting Puerto Ricans U.S. birthright citizenship.
In 1962, comedian Ernie Kovacs died in a car crash in west Los Angeles 10 days before his 43rd birthday.
In 1978, former Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey died in Waverly, Minnesota, at age 66.