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 - Allen Funt
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1914: Radio and TV personality Allen Funt (right), who created the hidden camera/practical joke reality television series "Candid Camera," is born in New York City. He died at age 84 on Sept. 5, 1999.

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