On this day: December 21

Published On: Dec 20 2012 11:02:51 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 21 2014 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 - Joe Paterno
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1926: Joe Paterno, the head coach of the college football Penn State Nittany Lions from 1966 to 2011, is born in Brooklyn, New York. With 409 victories, Paterno is the winningest coach in NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision history. His career ended in 2011 with his dismissal from the team as a result of the Penn State child sex abuse scandal. He died of complications from lung cancer on Jan. 22, 2012.

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