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.
2002: Animator Chuck Jones, the creator of the famed "Looney Tunes" and "Merrie Melodies" shorts for Warner Bros., "Tom & Jerry" cartoons, the TV version of "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and many other well-known animated classics, dies of heart failure at the age of 89 in Corona Del Mar, Calif.
Courtesy of NOAA/Institute for Exploration/University of Rhode Island
David Shankbone/Wikimedia Commons
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