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 - Grito de Dolores
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1810: With the Grito de Dolores ("Cry of Dolores") in the small town of Dolores, near Guanajuato, Mexico, Father Miguel Hidalgo begins Mexico's fight for independence from Spain. Since October 1825, the anniversary of the event has been celebrated as Mexican Independence Day.

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