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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 - Ben Franklin
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1775: The office that would later become the United States Post Office Department is established by the Second Continental Congress, with the first postmaster general, Benjamin Franklin, taking office.

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