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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 - F Scott Fitzgerald
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1940: American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of "The Great Gatsby" and widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century, dies of a heart attack at the age of 44 in Hollywood, Calif.

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