1/7/1953 - President Harry Truman announces that the United States has developed a hydrogen bomb.
The Teller–Ulam design is a nuclear weapon design which is used in megaton-range thermonuclear weapons, and is more colloquially referred to as "the secret of the hydrogen bomb". It is named after two of its chief contributors, Hungarian born physicist Edward Teller and Polish born mathematician Stanislaw Ulam, who developed the design in 1951.
Present Cycle - Era of Superpower America - First Turning, High (1945-1965)
b. January 7, 1800 - Millard Fillmore, 13th President of the United States (d. March 8, 1874)
Civil War Cycle - Transcendental Generation - Prophet (Idealist) (1792-1821)
1/7/1610 - Galileo Galilei observes the four largest moons of Jupiter for the first time. He named them and in turn the four are called the Galilean moons
b. January 7, 1502 - Pope Gregory XIII (d. April 10, 1585) Sponsor of our Gregorian Calendar.
News Today / History Tomorrow (1/6/2008):
Democrat Hillary Clinton battled to keep crucial New Hampshire from swinging to rising rival Barack Obama on Sunday but new polls showed him jumping into the lead.
In the hotly contested Republican race, Arizona Sen. John McCain leaped ahead of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney even as Romney tried to raise doubts about McCain.
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