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 - Leaning Tower of Pisa
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1990: The interior of the Leaning Tower of Pisa is closed to the public because of safety concerns. After a decade of corrective reconstruction and stabilization efforts, the tower would be reopened to the public on Dec. 15, 2001, and be declared stable for at least another 300 years.


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