September 26, 1789: <a href="/node/155748">Thomas Jefferson</a> was appointed America&#39;s first Secretary of State.
September 26, 1820: Frontiersman, <a href="/encyclopedia/history/bios/us/boone-daniel">Daniel Boone</a>, died in <a href="/world/states/missouri-0">Missouri</a>.
September 26, 1914: <p>The <a href="/encyclopedia/social-science/government/us/federal-trade-commission">Federal Trade Commission</a> was established.</p>
September 26, 1950: <a href="/encyclopedia/social-science/government/un/united-nations">United Nations</a> troops recaptured <a href="/encyclopedia/places/asia/korea/seoul">Seoul</a>, the capital of <a href="/world/countries-world/korea-south-0">South Korea</a>, from the North Koreans.
September 26, 1960: <a href="/node/155742">Richard M. Nixon</a> and <a href="/node/155740">John F. Kennedy</a> took part in the first televised presidential debate.
September 26, 1986: <a href="/encyclopedia/people/history/supreme-court/rehnquist-william-hubbs">William H. Rehnquist</a> was sworn as the 16th chief justice of the <a href="/encyclopedia/history/north-america/us-courts/supreme-court-united-states">Supreme Court</a>.
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