On this day: July 26

POSTED: 03:47 PM PDT Jul 25, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 25, 2016 

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 - Jimmy Hoffa
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1964: Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa is convicted on one count of conspiracy and three counts of mail and wire fraud for improper use of the Teamsters' pension fund. He would eventually receive a five-year sentence to run consecutively with an earlier eight-year sentence for attempted bribery of a grand juror in a Tennessee case. He ended up serving less than five years, with President Richard Nixon commuting his sentence to time served in December 1971.


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