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This Day in History for December 21 – Pilgrims Land on Plymouth Rock and More

'Landing of the Pilgrims' by Michele Felice Cornè, The White House Historical Association

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1620 – William Bradford and the Mayflower Pilgrims land on what is now known as Plymouth Rock in Plymouth, Massachusetts (More info)

1898 – Pierre and Marie Curie discover radium (More info)

1913 – Arthur Wynne’s “word-cross,” the first crossword puzzle, is published in the New York World (More info)

1937 – ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,’ the world’s first full-length animated feature, premieres at the Carthay Circle Theater (More info)

1988 – A bomb explodes on board Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 270 people (More info)

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