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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 - Van Gogh thefts
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2002: In Amsterdam, Netherlands, two Van Gogh paintings, "View of the Sea at Scheveningen" and "Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen," are stolen from the Van Gogh Museum. On July 26, 2004, two men would be convicted for the crime and sentenced to at least four years in prison each.

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