SEPTEMBER 26th ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~ 1960 : First Kennedy-Nixon debate | & more about history on this day in the video… A debate between major party presidential candidates was shown on television for the first time in U.S. history. The presidential hopefuls, John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon met in a Chicago studio to discuss U.S. domestic matters.

MAJOR EVENTS iN HiSTORY ON THiS DAY ~ SEPTEMBER 26th …see the timeline below for more details, births & events…

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1580 ~ Sir Francis Drake finished circumnavigating the Earth.

1687 ~ The Parthenon in Athens was partially destroyed by Venetian forces bombing, while besieging the Ottoman Turks stationed in Athens.

1907 ~ New Zealand and Newfoundland become dominions within the British Empire.

1934 ~ RMS Queen Mary ocean liner was launched.

1960 ~ Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy’s first televised debate took place.

1960 ~ Fidel Castro announced Cuba’s support for the U.S.S.R.

1969 ~ Abbey Road album by The Beatles was released. This was the last recorded album by The Beatles.

1971 ~ Freetown Christiania was founded.

1973 ~ Concorde made its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic in a record breaking time.

1980 ~ Oktoberfest terror attack in Munich. 13 people died with 211 injured.

1984 ~ The United Kingdom agreed to handover Hong Kong.

1997 ~ Garuda Indonesia Airbus A300 crashed, killing 234 people, near Medan in Indonesia.

2002 ~ Senegalese ferry MV Le Joola capsized off the coast of the Gambia due to overcrowded, and killed over 1000 people.

2008 ~ Yves Rossy the Swiss pilot and inventor became the first person to fly a jet engine-powered wing across the English Channel.

2009 ~ Typhoon Ketsana hit the Philippines, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Laos, causing 700 deaths.

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