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“Oh, well, the world said goodbye to one of the greatest men who ever lived, Nelson Mandela. They had his service. And what a life he lived. Amazing. You know, he spent 27 years in prison and then ascended to become president of his country. He went from prison to politics. It was exactly the opposite of how we do it in this country.” — Jay Leno
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1577: Explorer Francis Drake departs Plymouth, England, with five ships on a journey to the Pacific Ocean; he will ultimately circumnavigate the globe. On Sept. 26, 1580, Drake and the Golden Hind return to Plymouth with a hefty 600,000 British pounds' worth of Spanish treasure for Queen Elizabeth I. He will be knighted for his achievements.
1936: The Boston Redskins play their final game, losing 21-6 to the Green Bay Packers in the NFL Championship. The team will move to Washington, D.C., the following year.
1978: The likeness of women's suffrage leader Susan B. Anthony appears on the dollar coin, first produced on this day at the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia. The currency enters circulation in July 1979.
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