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.
2007: Basketball Hall of Fame guard Dennis Johnson, who won three NBA titles, dies of a heart attack at age 52 in Austin, Texas. Johnson led the Seattle SuperSonics to their only NBA championship in 1979, winning the NBA Finals MVP Award, and won two more with the Boston Celtics in 1984 and 1986.
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