On this day: September 16

Published On: Dec 24 2013 04:44:47 AM CST   Updated On: Sep 16 2013 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 - Peter Falk
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1927: Actor Peter Falk, best known for his role as Lt. Columbo in the television series "Columbo," is born in New York City. He also appeared in movies such as "The Princess Bride," "The Great Race" and "Next," and in many TV guest roles. He was nominated for an Academy Award twice (for 1960's "Murder, Inc." and 1961's "Pocketful of Miracles"), and won the Emmy Award on five occasions (four for "Columbo") and the Golden Globe Award once. He died at age 83 on June 23, 2011, from cardiorespiratory arrest, with pneumonia and Alzheimer's disease as underlying causes.

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