On this day in 1620, Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower go ashore for the first time at present-day Plymouth, Mass., opening up a lucrative new market for white people.

On this day in 1913, the first crossword puzzle is published, in The New York World and, in 1999, the world's toughest crossword puzzle is published on the Internet.

On this day in 1970, Elvis Presley meets with President Nixon in the Oval Office (below) and shows off his talent for guessing the contents of strangers' wallets. (see Sept. 9)

Nixon is amazed as Elvis guesses correctly again!

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