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 - Elvis and Nixon
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1970: Elvis Presley goes to the White House to volunteer his services to U.S. President Richard Nixon on fighting the nation's drug problems. Presley gave Nixon a chrome-plated Colt .45 and Nixon gave Elvis a Narcotics Bureau badge.

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