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On this day: July 26

POSTED: 03:47 PM PDT Jul 25, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 25, 2013 

The Inca civilization suffers a blow, the Postal Service, the FBI and the CIA are born, The Babe makes his last public appearance, and the space shuttle returns to space, all on this day.

OTD July 26 - Explorer 4
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1958: The Explorer 4 satellite is launched. Although the satellite was designed to study the Van Allen radiation belts and the effects of nuclear explosions upon these belts, it was ultimately unsuccessful and ceased sending transmissions less than three months after launch.

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