spotlight Today in history: Jan. 13 Jan 13, 2020 Jan 13, 2020 0 Major events that happened around the world on this day in history. 1941: James Joyce In 1941, novelist and poet James Joyce died in Zurich, Switzerland, less than a month before his 59th birthday. ASSOCIATED PRESS 1962: Ernie Kovacs In 1962, comedian Ernie Kovacs died in a car crash in west Los Angeles 10 days before his 43rd birthday. David F. Smith 1964: Archbishop of Krakow In 1964, Roman Catholic Bishop Karol Wojtyla (voy-TEE'-wah) (the future Pope John Paul II) was appointed Archbishop of Krakow, Poland, by Pope Paul VI. Anonymous 1978: Hubert H. Humphrey In 1978, former Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey died in Waverly, Minnesota, at age 66. POOL 1982: Air Florida Crash In 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, including four motorists on the bridge; four passengers and a flight attendant survived. STF 1992: Japan "Comfort women" In 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." Stringer 2000: Bill Gates In 2000, Microsoft chairman Bill Gates stepped aside as chief executive and promoted company president Steve Ballmer to the position. PETER COSGROVE 2003: Joseph Lieberman In 2003, Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman jumped into the 2004 race for president. DINO VOURNAS 2005: Major League Baseball In 2005, Major League Baseball adopted a tougher steroid-testing program that would suspend first-time offenders for 10 days and randomly test players year-round. ROY DABNER 2010: Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Ten years ago: During the first hearing of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, top Wall Street bankers apologized for risky behavior that led to the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, but still declared it seemed appropriate at the time. Pablo Martinez Monsivais 2010: Haiti Earthquake Ten years ago: Haitians piled bodies along the devastated streets of their capital a day after a powerful earthquake, while in Washington, President Barack Obama pledged an all-out rescue and relief effort. Jorge Cruz 2010: Teddy Pendergrass Ten years ago: Rhythm-and-blues singer Teddy Pendergrass died in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, at age 59. G. Paul Burnett 2012: Costa Concordia Aground On Jan. 13, 2012, the Italian luxury liner Costa Concordia ran aground off the Tuscan island of Giglio and flipped onto its side; 32 people were killed. Gregorio Borgia 2015: Charlie Hebdo Five years ago: In an emotional act of defiance, Charlie Hebdo resurrected its irreverent and often provocative newspaper, featuring on the cover a caricature of a weeping Prophet Muhammad holding a sign reading "I am Charlie" with the words "All is forgiven" above him. Christophe Ena 2015: Pope Francis Five years ago: Pope Francis brought calls for reconciliation as well as justice as he arrived in Sri Lanka at the start of a weeklong Asian tour. Saurabh Das 2018: Hawaii Mistaken Missile Alert In 2018, a false alarm that warned of a ballistic missile headed for Hawaii sent the islands into a panic, with people abandoning cars on a highway and preparing to flee their homes; officials apologized and said the alert was sent when someone hit the wrong button during a shift change. Caleb Jones 2019: Critics’ Choice Awards One year ago: “Roma” was the top winner at the Critics’ Choice Awards, winning honors for best picture, foreign language film and a pair of individual awards for director Alfonso Cuaron. Jordan Strauss 2019: Government Shutdown One year ago: The number of no-shows among airport security screeners surged, two days after screeners failed to receive a paycheck for the first time since the partial government shutdown began. David J. 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