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 - HA Rey
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1898: Illustrator and writer H.A. Rey, best known for the "Curious George" series of children's picture books that he and his wife Margret Rey created from 1939 to 1966, is born Hans Augusto Reyersbach in Hamburg, Germany. He died at age 78 on Aug. 26, 1977.

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