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 - Henry V
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National Portrait Gallery, London

1386: Henry V of England is born in Monmouth Castle in Wales. He was king of England from 1413 until his death at the age of 35 in 1422. During his reign he led England against France in the Hundred Years' War, with his military successes culminating in his famous victory at the Battle of Agincourt and the near conquest of France.

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