On this day: September 16

Published On: Dec 24 2013 04:44:47 AM CST   Updated On: Sep 16 2014 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 - Alexis Bledel
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1981: Actress Alexis Bledel, best known for playing Rory Gilmore on the TV series "Gilmore Girls," is born in Houston, Texas. She's also known for her roles in the movies "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants," "Tuck Everlasting" and "Sin City."

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