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.
1789: President George Washington appoints Thomas Jefferson as the first United States secretary of state. He also appoints John Jay as the first chief justice of the United States, Samuel Osgood as the first United States postmaster general and Edmund Randolph as the first United States attorney general.
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