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Today In History

Sun., Dec. 21, 1997, midnight

In 1620: Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower went ashore for the first time at present-day Plymouth, Mass.

In 1898: Scientists Pierre and Marie Curie discovered radium.

In 1945: Gen. George S. Patton died in Heidelberg, Germany, of injuries from a car accident.

In 1988: 270 people were killed when a bomb exploded aboard a Pan Am Boeing 747 over Lockerbie, Scotland.

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