On July 28, 1868, the Fourteenth
Amendment to the US Constitution, granting
citizenship to former slaves and protecting due process of law and
equal protection of laws in the States, was ratified.
Learn more about the history of the Fourteenth Amendment.
On July 28, 1938, Alberto Fujimori was born in
Lima, Peru. Fujimori became President of Peru exactly 62 years later
on July 28, 1990 and served until November 22, 2000, when he fled to
Japan under a cloud of allegations involving corruption and
human-rights violations. Fujimori was widely credited with restoring
the Peru's economy and national security during his time in office,
but was convicted in 2007 of ordering an illegal search and seizure
and sentenced to 6 years in prison. In 2009, he was also convicted
in a separate trial of human rights violations stemming from his war
against domestic terrorists during his time in office.
Learn more about Alberto Fujimori and his trial from the archives of the New York Times.