TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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1810

Mex­ico be­gan its re­volt against Spanish rule.

1857

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.)

1893

More than 100,000 set­tlers swarmed onto a sec­tion of land in Ok­la­homa known as the Chero­kee Strip.

1908

Gen­eral Mo­tors was founded in Flint, Mich­gan, by Wil­liam C. Du­rant.

1919

The Amer­i­can Le­gion re­ceived a national char­ter from Congress.

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 2000.

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