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On this day: September 16

Published On: Sep 05 2013 11:39:02 PM CDT   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 - Sheb Wooley
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2003: Singer-songwriter and actor Sheb Wooley, best known for his 1958 novelty song "The Purple People Eater," dies of leukemia at age 82 in Nashville, Tenn. He also played Ben Miller, brother of Frank Miller in the film "High Noon," played Travis Cobb in "The Outlaw Josey Wales," and had a co-starring role as scout Pete Nolan in the TV series "Rawhide" (pictured, left).

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