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 - Elvis Presley
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1957: Elvis Presley receives his U.S. Army draft notice. In January 1958 he was granted a deferment to finish the forthcoming movie "King Creole," and would be inducted into the U.S. Army as a private on March 24, 1958.

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