On this day: January 7

Published On: Jan 05 2013 04:29:37 AM CST   Updated On: Jan 07 2015 01:00:00 AM CST

Galileo spots some of Jupiter's moons, the Harlem Globetrotters play their first game, Truman announces the development of the H-bomb, and President Clinton's impeachment trial begins, all on this day.

OTD January 7 - Mark Essex
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U.S. Navy

1973: A week after shooting and killing two police officers in an attack on the New Orleans Police Department, former U.S. Navy dental technician Mark Essex fatally shoots another seven people and wounds eight more at a Howard Johnson's Hotel. Using a military helicopter and snipers on nearby buildings, police were later able to shoot and kill Essex, who had taken cover in a concrete cubicle on top of the hotel's roof.

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