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.
1975: American author and playwright Thornton Wilder, who won three Pulitzer Prizes, for the novel "The Bridge of San Luis Rey" and for the plays "Our Town" and "The Skin of Our Teeth," dies at the age of 78 in Hamden, Conn.
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