TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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1941

A law granted Puerto Ri­cans U.S. birthright cit­i­zen­ship.

1968

Johnny Cash per­formed and recorded a pair of shows at Fol­som State Prison.

1992

Ja­pan apol­o­gized for mak­ing Korean women act as sex slaves for its army dur­ing WWII.

1997

Seven black soldiers were awarded the Medal of Honor for WWII valor; the only sur­vivor, for­mer Lt. Ver­non Baker, re­ceived his medal from Pres­i­dent Bill Clin­ton.

2012

Thirty-two peo­ple died when the Ital­ian cruise ship Costa Con­cor­dia ran aground off the Tus­can is­land of Giglio and flipped onto its side.

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