On this day: September 16

Published On: Dec 24 2013 04:44:47 AM CST   Updated On: Sep 16 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

The Pilgrims set sail on the Mayflower, "Jingle Bells" is copyrighted, General Motors is founded, Nixon drops in on "Laugh-In," Hurricane Ivan hits the Gulf Coast, and the federal government bails out AIG, all on this day.

OTD September 16 - Dave Winfield
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1993: Dave Winfield of the Minnesota Twins becomes the 19th player in MLB history to reach 3,000 career hits with a single off Oakland Athletics closer Dennis Eckersley. The future Hall of Famer would total 3,110 hits in his career before retiring following the 1995 season. He's seen here during his Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony in 2001.

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