Today in history – September 16, 2019

1620 – The Mayflower left Plymouth, England, with 102 passengers, bound for America.

1630 – The Massachusetts village of Shawmut changed its name to Boston.

1908 – The General Motors Corporation is founded.

1974 – President Gerald Ford offered conditional amnesty to Vietnam draft evaders. He said they could return to the United States if they performed up to two years of public service.

2008 – The federal government announced an emergency $85 billion loan to rescue AIG, the world’s largest insurance company.