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 - Hirohito
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1989: Japanese Emperor Hirohito, who saw Japan emerge as the world's second largest economy by the end of his 62-year reign, dies of duodenal cancer at the age of 87 at Fukiage Palace in Tokyo.

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