Saturday, September 16, 2023

History for September 16

History for September 16 - 
Peter Falk 1927
  • 1620 - The Mayflower departed from Plymouth, England. The ship arrived at Provincetown, MA, on November 21st and then at Plymouth, MA, on December 26th. There were 102 passengers onboard.
  • 1810 - The Mexicans began a revolt against Spanish rule. Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a Catholic priest of Spanish descent, declared Mexico's independence from Spain in the small town of Dolores.
  • 1908 - General Motors was founded by William Crapo "Billy" Durant. The company was formed by merging the Buick and Olds car companies.
  • 1968 - "The Andy Griffith Show" was seen for the final time on CBS.
  • 1974 - U.S. President Ford announced a conditional amnesty program for draft-evaders and deserters during the Vietnam War.

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