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 - Hurricane Jeanne
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2004: Tropical Storm Jeanne reaches hurricane strength near the eastern tip of the Dominican Republic on the island of Hispaniola. While the storm did not strike Haiti directly, it was large enough to cause flooding and mudslides, particularly in the northwestern part of the country. It was blamed for at least 3,006 deaths in Haiti with about 2,800 in the northern city of Gonaïves alone, which was nearly washed away by floods and mudslides.

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