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On this day: January 7

Published On: Jan 05 2013 04:29:37 AM CST   Updated On: Jan 07 2014 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 - CQD
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1904: The Morse code distress signal "CQD" is established, only to be replaced a few years later by "SOS" because it's quicker to transmit.

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