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On this day: December 21

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

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 - Bethlehem
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1995: The city of Bethlehem, West Bank, which the New Testament identifies as the birthplace of Jesus of Nazareth, passes from Israeli to Palestinian control.

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