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 - Elgin Baylor
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1934: Basketball Hall of Fame forward Elgin Baylor, who played 13 seasons for the NBA's Minneapolis Lakers/Los Angeles Lakers, appearing in eight NBA Finals, is born in Washington, D.C. The No. 1 draft pick in 1958, NBA Rookie of the Year in 1959, and an 11-time NBA All-Star, he is regarded as one of the game's all-time greatest players. He played collegiately at College of Idaho and Seattle University, the latter of which he led to the NCAA championship game in 1958, earning Most Outstanding Player honors in a loss to the Kentucky Wildcats. After retiring as a player he spent 22 years as the general manager of the Los Angeles Clippers, being named the NBA Executive of the Year in 2006.

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