On this day: a President and “the King”

Elvis Presley meeting Richard Nixon. On December 21, 1970, at his own request, Presley met thr then-President Elvis is on the right. Said to be 'of the two greatest recording artists of

At the singer’s request, rock and roll icon Elvis Presley met US President Richard Nixon in the Oval Office of the White House on the 21st of December, 1970.

A few years later Nixon resigned following his involvement in the Watergate scandal. Presley died in August of 1977.

Because of the tapes involved in Watergate, this photo is now sometimes captioned:

The two greatest recording artists of the 20th century.

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On this day: the premiere of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

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On the 21st of December, 1937, Disney’s first feature-length film premiered at the Carthay Circle Theatre in Los Angeles.

Guests at the premiere included Charlie Chaplin, Shirley Temple, Marlene Dietrich, Ginger Rogers and Cary Grant.

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs went on to receive Oscar and Grammy nominations, and won an award at the Venice Film Festival.

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The film’s general release came in February the following year.

On this day: a Christmas party at the White House

US President Lyndon B. Johnson entertains guests at a Christmas party near the Blue Room Christmas Tree in the White House on the 16th of December, 1964.

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On this day: the opening of the Sands Hotel and Casino

The Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada opened on the 15th of December, 1952.

The Sands was one of the city’s famous hotels, regularly hosting stars like Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin.

The complex was demolished in 1996 and is now home to The Venetian.

This advertisement for The Sands appeared on the 27th of December, 1952.

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Sands_opening_ad_Billboard_1952Opening of the Sands Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas-ad in Billboard December 27, 1952.