On this day: January 7

POSTED: 02:29 AM PST Jan 05, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 06, 2016 

Galileo spots some of Jupiter's moons, the Harlem Globetrotters play their first game, President Clinton's impeachment trial begins, and Charlie Hebdo is attacked, all on this day.

OTD January 7 - Chrysler
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1980: President Jimmy Carter signs legislation giving a U.S. government guarantee to $1.5 billion in loans to Chrysler to help them stay open until they could bring some new vehicles to market. Chrysler, which also had to raise $2 billion on its own as part of the deal, would end up rebounding and paying off the loans seven years early in 1983.


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