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 - Jack LaLanne
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1914: American fitness and nutritional expert Jack LaLanne, who is sometimes called "the godfather of fitness" and the "first fitness superhero," is born under the birth name Francois Henri LaLanne in San Francisco, California. LaLanne, seen here at right in 1960, died of pneumonia at the age of 96 on Jan. 23, 2011.

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