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 - Hirohito
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Library of Congress

1989: Japanese Emperor Hirohito, who saw Japan emerge as the world's second largest economy by the end of his 62-year reign, dies of duodenal cancer at the age of 87 at Fukiage Palace in Tokyo.


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