On this day: December 20

POSTED: 10:21 PM PST Dec 19, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 19, 2015 

The Louisiana Purchase is completed, South Carolina secedes from the U.S., Edison demonstrates his incandescent light, Elvis gets drafted, and the U.S. invades Panama, all on this day.

OTD December 20 - Rolling Stones
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1971: The Rolling Stones' double album "Hot Rocks," the first compilation album of the band's music, is released. It would end up as their highest-selling album, reaching No. 4 in the U.S., selling more than six million copies and being certified 12-times platinum.


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