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.
1949: Singer-songwriter and actor Tom Waits, whose best known songs include "Ol' '55," "Jersey Girl" and "Downtown Train," is born in Pomona, Calif. Waits has also appeared in movies such as "The Outsiders," "The Cotton Club," "Bram Stoker's Dracula," "Domino" and "The Book of Eli."
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