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 - Carolyn Bessette
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1966: Carolyn Bessette, who would become well known after marrying John F. Kennedy Jr. in 1996, is born in White Plains, N.Y. She died at age 33 when the Piper Saratoga aircraft Kennedy was piloting crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Martha's Vineyard on July 16, 1999. The crash also killed her sister Lauren Bessette and Kennedy.


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