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 - William Rehnquist
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Bill Fitz-Patrick/White House Photographer

1986: William H. Rehnquist is sworn in as the 16th chief justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, while Antonin Scalia joins the court as an associate justice.

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