On this day: December 21

Published On: Dec 20 2012 11:02:51 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 21 2012 01:00:00 AM CST

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 - Samuel Jackson
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1948: Actor Samuel L. Jackson, best known for his movie roles in "Jungle Fever," "Pulp Fiction," "Unbreakable" and "Snakes on a Plane," is born in Washington, D.C.

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