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This Day in History for September 26 – First Televised Debate and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1580 – Sir Francis Drake finishes his circumnavigation of the globe (More info)

1789 – Thomas Jefferson is appointed the first United States Secretary of State (More info)

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This Day in History for September 25 – Central High Desegregated and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1775 – Continental Army Colonel Ethan Allen is captured by the British (More info)

1789 – The first Congress of the United States approves 12 amendments to the US Constitution, the first 10 of which become the Bill of Rights (More info)

1911 – Ground is broken for Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts (More info)

1957 – Under escor

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This Day in History for September 24 – First Electronic Mail Service Launched and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1789 – The Judiciary Act of 1789, which establishes the Supreme Court of the United States, is passed by Congress and signed by President George Washington (More info)

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This Day in History for September 23 – Neptune Discovered and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1779 – John Paul Jones declares "I have not yet begun to fight!" (More info)

1846 – German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle discovers the planet Neptune at the Berlin Observatory (More info)

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This Day in History for September 22 – Emancipation Proclamation Issued and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1789 – The office of United States Postmaster General is established (More info)

1862 – President Abraham Lincoln issues the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, which proposes to free all slaves of rebel states as of January 1, 1863 (More info)

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Nacogdoches Celebrates ‘Constitution Week’ [VIDEO]

Sort of like Independence Day, today (September 17) commemorates the 225th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution.

Bringing the events of 1787 back to life is the Nacogdoches chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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This Day in History for September 17 – US Constitution Signed and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1787 – The United States Constitution is signed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (More info)

1978 – The Camp David Accords are signed by Israel and Egypt (More info)

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This Day in History for September 9 – California Gains Statehood and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1776 – The Second Continental Congress changes the name of the nation from the United Colonies to the United States of America (More info)

1850 – California is admitted as the 31st US state, bypassing the usual waiting period of being a territory first (More info)

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