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 - Sherman's March to the Sea
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Library of Congress

1864: Union Army Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman captures an undefended Savannah, Georgia, concluding his "March to the Sea" from Atlanta, which had begun about three weeks earlier.

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