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 - Fred Quimby
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1965: Animation producer Fred Quimby, best known as a producer of "Tom and Jerry" cartoons, for which he won seven Academy Awards, dies at age 79 in Santa Monica, California. Quimby was the film sales executive in charge of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon studio, which included Tex Avery and the team of William Hanna and Joseph Barbera.

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