On this day: January 7

POSTED: 02:29 AM PST Jan 05, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 06, 2014 

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 - Harlem Globetrotters
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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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