On this day: September 26

Published On: Sep 25 2012 11:33:14 PM CDT   Updated On: Sep 26 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

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 - Roman Polanski
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2009: Director Roman Polanski is arrested in Zurich, Switzerland, on a warrant related to charges of having sex with a 13-year-old girl in the U.S. in the 1970s. Polanski, seen here with his wife, French actress Emmanuelle Seigner, would be kept in jail near Zurich for two months, then put under house arrest at his home in Gstaad, Switzerland, while awaiting decision of appeals fighting extradition to America. On July 12, 2010, the Swiss would reject the U.S. request, declaring Polanski a "free man" and releasing him from custody.

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