On this day: September 26

Published On: Sep 25 2012 11:33:14 PM CDT   Updated On: Sep 26 2016 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 - Abbey Road
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1969: The album "Abbey Road" by the Beatles is released in the United Kingdom. The album, which features such songs as "Come Together," "Something" and "Here Comes the Sun," would be released in the United States on Oct. 1. The album was named for the London street location of EMI Studios where the album was recorded and features the iconic image of the band crossing Abbey Road's "zebra crossing" near the studio. It was the band's last recorded album, although "Let It Be" was the last album released before the band's breakup in 1970.

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