On this day: December 20

POSTED: 10:21 PM PST Dec 19, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 19, 2013 

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 - Chris Robinson
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1966: Singer-songwriter and guitarist Chris Robinson, best known as the lead singer of the rock band The Black Crowes, is born in Marietta, Ga.

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