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 - Johnny Appleseed
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1774: Environmentalist and pioneer Johnny Appleseed is born under the birth name Jonathan Chapman in Leominster, Massachusetts. Chapman, who would become an American legend while he was still alive, introduced apple trees to large parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois.

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