On this day: December 21

Posted: 0:02 AM EST Dec 21, 2012   Updated: 2:00 AM EST Dec 21, 2014

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.

OTD December 21 - John and Furnish
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2005: Elton John and his partner David Furnish take part in a civil ceremony to make their union official. Guests at the ceremony, which took place in Windsor, England, included George Michael, Sharon Stone, and Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne. Furnish and John are seen here in 2011.


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