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 - Albert King
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1992: Blues musician Albert King, a major influence in the world of blues guitar playing whose best-known song was 1967's "Born Under a Bad Sign," dies of a heart attack at the age of 69 in Memphis, Tennessee. King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.


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