On This Day: September 16th
This is 259th day of the year and 106 days remain in the year.
The Massachusetts village of Shawmut changed its name to Boston.
Mexico began its revolt against Spanish rule.
General Motors was founded by William C. Durant.
The American Legion was incorporated by an act of Congress.
The United States first adopted peacetime conscription when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Selective Training and Service Act into law.
Papua New Guinea became independent.
Lebanese Christians massacred hundreds of Palestinian refugees in Beirut.
September 16 BirthdaysNadia BoulangerPronunciation: [nädyä´ bOOläNzhA´]
1887–1979, French conductor and musician, born in Paris.
B. B. Kingguitarist
James Jerome Hillrailroad builder
Jean Arpsculptor, painter
Allen Funtradio and television producer
Charlie Byrdjazz guitarist