TODAY IN HISTORY
Mexico began its revolt against Spanish rule.
The song “Jingle Bells” by James Pierpont was copyrighted under its original title, “One Horse Open Sleigh.” (The song, though considered a Christmastime classic, was actually written for Thanksgiving.)
More than 100,000 settlers swarmed onto a section of land in Oklahoma known as the Cherokee Strip.
General Motors was founded in Flint, Michgan, by William C. Durant.
The American Legion received a national charter from Congress.
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 2000.