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 - Hurricane Ivan
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2004: Hurricane Ivan makes landfall at Gulf Shores, Alabama, as a strong Category 3 storm. Overall, the hurricane was blamed for at least 115 deaths, 43 in the United States alone, and caused $18 billion in damages to the U.S.

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