A Week in History: John Roberts, Berlin, and Walt Disney World

John Roberts is sworn in as chief justice and the Walt Disney World theme park opens.

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A look back at the week in history

Sept. 26, 1960 John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon join in first televised presidential candidates debate.

Sept. 28, 2008 SpaceX’s Falcon 1 becomes the first privately developed liquid-fuel rocket to orbit Earth.

Sept. 29, 2005 John Roberts is sworn in as chief justice of the United States after a 78-22 Senate vote.

Sept. 30, 1949 The Berlin airlift officially ends, 15 months after U.S. and British forces began flying food and supplies to Soviet-blockaded West Berlin.

Oct. 1, 1971 The Walt Disney World theme park opens near Orlando, Fla.