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.
1927: In front of 300 fans in Hinckley, Ill., the Harlem Globetrotters play their first game. The total game payout was $75. The team, newly renamed from the "Savoy Big Five" after Chicago's Savoy Ballroom, also initially toured Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa, playing night-in and night-out against any and all comers.
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