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This Day in History for September 26 – First Televised Debate and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1580 – Sir Francis Drake finishes his circumnavigation of the globe (More info)

1789 – Thomas Jefferson is appointed the first United States Secretary of State (More info)

1914 – The Federal Trade Commission is established (More info)

1960 – Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy participate in the first televised debate (More info)

1981 – Nolan Ryan sets a Major League Baseball record by throwing his fifth no-hitter (More info)

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