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On this day: September 26

Published: Sep 26 2012 12:33:14 AM EDT   Updated On: Sep 26 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

Sir Francis Drake completes his trip around the world, Nixon and Kennedy square off on TV, the Beatles release "Abbey Road," and an acting legend passes away, all on this day.

OTD September 26 - Sir Francis Drake
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1580: Sir Francis Drake finishes his circumnavigation of the Earth by sailing into Plymouth, England, after nearly three years, with 59 out of 164 remaining crew aboard, along with a rich cargo of spices and captured Spanish treasures.

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