On this day: December 21

Published: Dec 21 2012 12:02:51 AM EST   Updated On: Dec 21 2012 02:00:00 AM EST

The Pilgrims land on Plymouth Rock, the first crossword puzzle is published, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" premieres, Gen. Patton dies, and Elvis visits Nixon at the White House, all on this day.

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1620: William Bradford and the Mayflower Pilgrims land on what is now known as Plymouth Rock in Plymouth, Mass.

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