TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

The Middletown Press (Middletown, CT) - - KICKOFF -

TO­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHT

Jan. 13, 1982

An Air Florida 737 crashed into Washington, D.C.’s 14th Street Bridge and fell into the Po­tomac River while try­ing to take off dur­ing a snow­storm, killing a to­tal of 78 peo­ple; four pas­sen­gers and a flight at­ten­dant sur­vived.

ON THIS DATE

1941

A new law went into ef­fect grant­ing Puerto Ri­cans U.S. birthright cit­i­zen­ship.

1968

Coun­try singer Johnny Cash per­formed and recorded two shows at Fol­som State Prison in Cal­i­for­nia; ma­te­rial from the con­certs was re­leased as an al­bum by Columbia Records un­der the ti­tle “Johnny Cash at Fol­som Prison,” which proved a hit.

1992

Ja­pan apol­o­gized for forc­ing tens of thou­sands of Korean women to serve as sex slaves for its sol­diers dur­ing World War II, cit­ing newly un­cov­ered doc­u­ments that showed the Ja­panese army had had a role in ab­duct­ing the so-called “com­fort women.”

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