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 - Montreal Protocol
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1987: The Montreal Protocol is signed to protect the ozone layer from depletion. The treaty has been ratified by 197 countries and the European Union, making it the most widely ratified treaty in United Nations history.

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