On this day: September 26

Published: Sep 26 2012 12:33:14 AM EDT   Updated On: Sep 26 2014 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 - Gloria Stuart
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2010: Actress Gloria Stuart, best known for her Academy Award-nominated role in "Titanic," dies of respiratory failure at age 100 in Los Angeles, California. Her career in Hollywood spanned from the 1930s until 2004, with a long break in the middle. She played Claude Rains' sweetheart in 1933's "The Invisible Man" and appeared in movies like "Here Comes the Navy," "Gold Diggers of 1935," "Poor Little Rich Girl" and "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm." Her Oscar nomination for "Titanic" made her the oldest person to be nominated for a competitive Oscar, at the age of 87.

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