TODAY IN HISTORY
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT Jan. 13, 2021
President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House over the violent Jan. 6 siege of the Capitol, becoming the only president to be twice impeached; ten Republicans joined Democrats in voting to impeach Trump on a charge of “incitement of insurrection.”
ON THIS DATE 1941
A new law went into effect granting Puerto Ricans U.S. birthright citizenship.
L. Douglas Wilder of Virginia became the nation’s first elected Black governor as he took the oath of office in Richmond.
Microsoft chairman Bill Gates stepped aside as chief executive and promoted company president Steve Ballmer to the position.