TODAY IN HISTORY
TODAY’S HIGHTLIGHT Sept. 16, 1987
Two dozen countries signed the Montreal Protocol, a treaty designed to save the Earth’s ozone layer by calling on nations to reduce emissions of harmful chemicals by the year 2000.
ALSO ON THIS DATE 1810
Mexico began its revolt against Spanish rule.
The song “Jingle Bells” by James Pierpont was copyrighted under its original title, “One Horse Open Sleigh.”
More than 100,000 settlers swarmed onto a section of land in Oklahoma known as the “Cherokee Strip.”