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.
1910: Musician Louis Prima, who would find fame as a jazz, swing and big band singer-songwriter, is born in New Orleans. Some of Prima's most memorable songs include "Sing Sing Sing" and "Jump, Jive and Wail," and he also voiced the character of King Louie and sang the song "I Wanna Be Like You" in the 1967 Disney movie "The Jungle Book." He died at the age of 67 in August 1978 after spending three years in a coma following a cerebral hemorrhage.
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