Today in History: September 26

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Today in History: September 26

September 26, 2013 Updated Sep 26, 2013 at 10:28 AM CDT

Check out the video below for some important happenings on this day in history.

Included: JFK and Nixon participate in TV's first presidential debate; Cuba ends Mariel boatlift; Composer George Gershwin, poet T.S. Eliot and tennis star Serena Williams born; 'West Side Story' hits Broadway.