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Today in history for Sept. 26


This is a scene of the wreckage caused by a car bomb explosion outside the U.S. Embassy annex in Aukar, a suburb in Christian East Beirut, Lebanon, on Sept. 25, 1984. In the foreground is an overturned and damaged U.S. Embassy car. (AP Photo/Zouheir Saade)

By The Associated Press

Today is Saturday, Sept. 26, the 270th day of 2020. There are 96 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On Sept. 26, 1960, the first-ever debate between presidential nominees took place as Democrat John F. Kennedy and Republican Richard M. Nixon faced off before a national TV audience from Chicago.

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