On this day: December 7

POSTED: 10:21 PM PST Dec 06, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 06, 2015 

Jesse James robs his first bank, Japan attacks Pearl Harbor, America heads to the moon one last time, instant replay is born, and Rod Blagojevich goes to prison, all on this day.

OTD December 7 - Harry Chapin
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1942: Singer-songwriter Harry Chapin, best known for his folk rock songs including "Taxi," "W*O*L*D" and the No. 1 hit "Cat's in the Cradle," is born in Brooklyn, New York. He died in a car crash in Jericho, New York, at the age of 38 on July 16, 1981.


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