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 - Mary Wells
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By 20th Century-Fox Records (Billboard page 13) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

1992: Singer-songwriter Mary Wells, one of Motown's first singing superstars best known for songs such as "My Guy," "You Beat Me to the Punch" and "Two Lovers," dies of throat cancer at age 49 in Los Angeles, California.


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