On this day: December 21

POSTED: 09:02 PM PST Dec 20, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 20, 2014 

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 - Louis Washkansky
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Groote Schuur Hospital

1967: Louis Washkansky, the first man to undergo a heart transplant, dies in Cape Town, South Africa, after living for 18 days following the transplant.

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