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This Day in History: September 26

September 26: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1580 - Sir Francis Drake finishes his circumnavigation of the Earth.
  2. 1907 - New Zealand and Newfoundland each become dominions within the British Empire.
  3. 1960 - In Chicago, the first televised debate takes place between presidential candidates Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy.
  4. 1973 - Concorde makes its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic in record-breaking time.
  5. 2008 - Swiss pilot and inventor Yves Rossy becomes first person to fly a jet engine-powered wing across the English Channel.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Johnny Appleseed (American environmentalist), T. S. Eliot (American-born British writer and poet, Nobel laureate), Mark Haddon (English author), Olivia Newton-John (English-born Australian singer and actress), George Gershwin (American composer)

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