Today in history – September 26, 2019

1580 – Sir Francis Drake finishes his circumnavigation of the Earth.

1777 – British troops occupied Philadelphia.

1789 – Thomas Jefferson is appointed the first Secretary of State. John Jay is appointed the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

1905 – Albert Einstein publishes his first paper on the special theory of relativity.

1960 – In Chicago, the first televised debate takes place between presidential candidates Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy.

1969 – Abbey Road, the last recorded album by The Beatles, is released.