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 - Rapper's Delight
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Sugarhill Records

1979: The Sugar Hill Gang's "Rapper's Delight" is released. While not the first single to feature rapping, it is generally considered to be the song that first popularized hip hop in the United States and around the world.

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