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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 - Larry Bird
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1956: Hall of Fame basketball player Larry Bird, who won three NBA championships with the Boston Celtics during a career that ran from 1979 to 1992, is born in West Baden, Ind. Bird, who was also a 12-time NBA All-Star and was named the league's Most Valuable Player three times, also earned an Olympic gold medal with the 1992 Dream Team.

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