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 - Nixon on Laugh-In
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1968: Presidential candidate and former Vice President Richard Nixon appears on "Laugh-In," reciting the sketch comedy show's catchphrase "Sock it to me" in disbelieving question form. An invitation was extended to Nixon's opponent, Vice President Hubert Humphrey, but he declined. Less than two months later, Nixon beat Humphrey in the presidential election.

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