September 26

1789

Thomas Jefferson was appointed America's first Secretary of State.

1820

Frontiersman, Daniel Boone, died in Missouri.

1914

The Federal Trade Commission was established.

1950

United Nations troops recaptured Seoul, the capital of South Korea, from the North Koreans.

1960

Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy took part in the first televised presidential debate.

1986

William H. Rehnquist was sworn as the 16th chief justice of the Supreme Court.

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