Today in history – January 7, 2020

1789 – The first U.S. presidential election was held. Americans voted for electors who, a month later, chose George Washington to be the nation’s first president.

1953 – President Harry Truman announced the United States had developed the hydrogen bomb.

1980 – The U.S. government authorized $1.5 billion in loans for Chrysler Corp.

1999 – President Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial opened in the Senate. He was later acquitted.

2006 – Rep. Tom DeLay, facing corruption charges, stepped down as House majority leader.