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.
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, N.Y. He died in a car crash in Jericho, N.Y., at the age of 38 on July 16, 1981.
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