On this day: January 7

POSTED: 02:29 AM PST Jan 05, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 06, 2015 

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 - 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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