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.
1956: Elvis Presley enters the music charts for the first time with "Heartbreak Hotel." The song would eventually top the Billboard Hot 100 chart, become his first million-seller, and was the best-selling single of 1956.
Courtesy of NOAA/Institute for Exploration/University of Rhode Island
David Shankbone/Wikimedia Commons
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