The pilgrims get their first taste of popcorn, George Washington is born, Elvis hits the charts for the first time, and Team USA pulls off a "Miracle on Ice," all on this day.
1936: In Paris, France, Norwegian figure skater Sonja Henie wins an unprecedented 10th consecutive World Figure Skating Championships. After the 1936 World Figure Skating Championships, Henie gave up her amateur status and took up a career as a professional performer in movies and live shows.
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