On this day: September 20

POSTED: 10:42 PM Sep 19 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Sep 20 2013

Magellan sets sail, the first American-made, gas-powered car goes for a spin, Cal Ripken sits for the first time in 16 years, and the U.S. ends "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," all on this day.

OTD September 20 - Captain and ennille
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ABC Television

1976: "The Captain & Tennille Show" premieres on ABC. Despite steep competition from NBC's "Little House on the Prairie" and the CBS sitcoms "Rhoda" and "Phyllis," the hour-long musical-variety program proved to be a solid ratings success. However, the pop singing dup asked out of their contract after one year to instead focus on their music and touring career.

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