To­day’s his­tory

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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).

On this date:

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.

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