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 - Harlem Globetrotters
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1927: In front of 300 fans in Hinckley, Illinois, 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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