On this day: December 21

POSTED: 09:02 PM PST Dec 20, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 20, 2015 

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 - Jane Fonda
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1937: Actress Jane Fonda, whose best known roles include the movies "Barbarella," "Cat Ballou," "They Shoot Horses Don't They," "Klute," "Coming Home" and "On Golden Pond," is born in New York City. Fonda, who has won two Academy Awards and been nominated another five times, is also known for her political activism and as a fitness guru, producing and starring in more than 20 exercise videos.


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