On this day: December 7

Published On: Dec 07 2012 12:21:31 AM CST   Updated On: Dec 07 2014 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 - Galileo at Jupiter
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1995: The Galileo spacecraft arrives at Jupiter after six years of travel via gravitational assist flybys of Venus and Earth, becoming the first spacecraft to orbit Jupiter. The orbiter would spend eight years examining Jupiter and its moons Io and Europa until NASA concluded its mission in September 2003 by sending the orbiter into Jupiter's atmosphere, destroying it to avoid any chance of it contaminating local moons with bacteria from Earth.

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