Sherman begins his march to the sea, FDR lays the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial, and Elvis Presley makes his movie debut, all on this day.
1956: Elvis Presley makes his acting debut in the western "Love Me Tender." The movie premiered at the Paramount Theater in New York City and went into wide release a week later, grossing $540,000 in its first week to debut at No. 2 at the box office, behind only James Dean's posthumous release "Giant." Despite being released late in the year, it still would finish 1956 as the 23rd highest grossing movie of the year.
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