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 - Nikola Tesla
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1943: Nikola Tesla, the Serbian-born inventor and electrical engineer best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electrical supply system, dies of coronary thrombosis at the age of 86 in Manhattan, N.Y.

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