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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 - Pearl Harbor
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1941: The Imperial Japanese Navy mounts a surprise attack on the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The attack, which killed 2,402 Americans, injured another 1,282, and destroyed 188 U.S. aircraft and six ships, led directly to the American entry into World War II, with war being declared on Japan the following day.

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