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 - Typhoon Vera
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1959: Typhoon Vera, the strongest typhoon to hit Japan in recorded history, makes landfall, killing 5,098 people and leaving nearly 1.6 million others homeless.

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