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 - John Wayne Gacy
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Des Plaines Police Department

1978: Police in Des Plaines, Illinois, arrest John Wayne Gacy Jr. and begin digging up his property for the remains of 29 of the 33 men and boys that Gacy was later convicted of killing. Gacy would be sentenced to death in March 1980 and be executed on May 10, 1994.


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