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 - Lockerbie bombing
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Air Accident Investigation Branch

1988: A bomb explodes on board New York-bound Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, killing all 259 people on the plane and 11 more on the ground. In 2001, Libyan intelligence officer, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, was jailed for the bombing, but he was released in August 2009 by the Scottish government on compassionate grounds after being diagnosed with prostate cancer. He died in May 2012, remaining the only person to be convicted for the attack.


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