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.
1947: Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench, who played for the Cincinnati Reds from 1967 to 1983, is born in Oklahoma City. Bench, a 14-time All-Star and a two-time National League Most Valuable Player, won World Series championships with the Reds in 1975 and 1976.
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