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 - Ed Gein
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1984: Convicted murderer and grave robber Ed Gein dies of respiratory failure at the age of 77 at the Mendota Mental Health Institute in Madison, Wisconsin. Gein, who confessed to killing two women, gained widespread notoriety after authorities discovered he had exhumed corpses from local graveyards and fashioned trophies and keepsakes from their bones and skin. His case influenced the creation of several fictional serial killers, including Norman Bates from "Psycho" and Leatherface from "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre."


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