TODAY in HISTORY: JANUARY 07

TODAY in HISTORY: JANUARY 07

Gunmen gesture as they return to their car after the attack outside the offices of French satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo Thomson Reuters

Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Jan 7

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1610 – Astronomer Galileo announces discovery of Jupiter.


1927 – Harlem Globetrotters basketball team established.


1932 – The French politician Andre Maginot died. As war minister, he began building the French line of fortification against Germany later dubbed the Maginot Line.


1965 – Britain launches its first pay-TV service.


1989 – Emperor Hirohito of Japan died after a 63-year reign.


1990 – Italy’s Leaning Tower of Pisa, officially listed as a danger to the public, was closed to tourists for the first time in its 800-year history for restoration work.


1999 – The U.S. Senate opened the impeachment trial of Bill Clinton, the first of a sitting president in more than 130 years.


2012 – French sailor Loick Peyron and crew win Jules Verne trophy, set new sailing world record for non-stop, round-the-world voyage.


2012 – African National Congress marks centenary.


2015 – Prince Albert II of Monaco and wife Princess Charlene hold twins in official presentation of newborn royals in Monaco.


2015 – Charlie Hebdo offices attacked in Paris.