On this day: September 16

Published On: Dec 24 2013 04:44:47 AM CST   Updated On: Sep 16 2016 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 - Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit
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1736: German physicist and engineer Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, best known for inventing the mercury-in-glass thermometer and for developing the temperature scale now named after him, dies at age 50 in The Hague, Netherlands.

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