SEPTEMBER 16 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1620 – The Mayflower started her voyage to North America on the 16th September 1620.

1908 – The General Motors Corporation was founded on the 16th September 1908.

1925 – B.B. King the American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer was born on the 16th September 1925.

1959 – The 1st successful photocopier, the Xerox 914, was introduced on the 16th September 1959, in a demonstration on live television from New York City.

1961 – The United States National Hurricane Research Project dropped 8 cylinders of silver iodide into the eyewall of Hurricane Esther on the 16th September 1961, which reduced the wind speed by 10%, giving rise to Project Stormfury.

1975 – Papua New Guinea gained its independence from Australia on the 16th September 1975.

1975 – The first prototype of the MiG-31 interceptor made its maiden flight on the 16th September 1975.

1975 – Shannon Noll the Australian singer-songwriter was born on the 16th September 1975.

1981Alexis Bledel the American actress was born on the 16th September 1981. verified |

1985 ~ Take On Me the song by Norwegian synthpop band A-ha was released on the 16th September 1985.  A-ha’s official website: | YouTube video: A-ha ~ Take On Me (released 1985) ~ official video…

1992 – Nick Jonas the American singer-songwriter and guitarist from the Jonas Brothers was born on the 16th September 1992.

2011 ~ Sexy and I Know It by LMFAO was released on the 16th September 2011. The song was written by Stefan Gordy aka Redfoo, Erin Beck, GoonRock, George M. Robertson and Kenneth Oliver, and produced by Party Rock. The song went to number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on the 7th January 2012 for 2 weeks, and was negatively reviewed by critics. The song became LMFAO’s 2nd number 1 hit after Party Rock Anthem on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, making them the 1st duo to have 2 successive number 1 singles since OutKast‘s Hey Ya! (2003) and The Way You Move (2004). The song also reached number 1 in Australia, Canada and New Zealand, and charted within the Top 10 of almost all countries it charted. YouTube Vevo video: LMFAO – Sexy and I Know It (2011) over 270 million views in the first 2 years…

Today in History for September 16th ~ video presented by the Associated Press… 

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