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On this day: December 7

Published On: Dec 07 2012 12:21:31 AM CST   Updated On: Dec 07 2012 01:00:00 AM CST

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 - Thornton Wilder
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Library of Congress

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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