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Friday, July 26, 2013

July 26 - The Day in History - 1775 - Postal System Established

July 26 : General Interest
1775: U.S. postal system established

On this day in 1775, the U.S. postal system is established by the Second Continental Congress, with Benjamin Franklin as its first postmaster general... read more


American Revolution
1775 : Congress establishes U.S. Post Office
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/congress-establishes-us-post-office

Automotive
1998 : Three race fans killed at Michigan Speedway
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/three-race-fans-killed-at-michigan-speedway

Civil War
1863 : Confederate leader John Hunt Morgan is captured
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/john-hunt-morgan-is-captured

Cold War
1947 : Truman signs the National Security Act
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/truman-signs-the-national-security-act

Crime
1984 : Real-life Psycho Ed Gein dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/real-life-psycho-ed-gein-dies

Disaster
1931 : Grasshoppers bring ruin to Midwest
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/grasshoppers-bring-ruin-to-midwest

General Interest
1847 : Liberian independence proclaimed
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/liberian-independence-proclaimed
1908 : FBI founded
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fbi-founded
1945 : Winston Churchill resigns
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/winston-churchill-tenders-resignation
1956 : Egypt nationalizes the Suez Canal
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/egypt-nationalizes-the-suez-canal

Hollywood
1943 : Entertainer Mick Jagger born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/entertainer-mick-jagger-born

Literary
1942 : William Faulkner begins a screenwriting stint
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/william-faulkner-begins-a-screenwriting-stint

Music
1975 : Van McCoy's "The Hustle" is the #1 song in America
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/van-mccoys-quotthe-hustlequot-is-the-1-song-in-america

Old West
1878 : Officer Wyatt Earp fatally wounds cowboy
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/officer-wyatt-earp-fatally-wounds-cowboy

Presidential
1797 : John Quincy Adams marries Louisa Johnson
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/john-quincy-adams-marries-louisa-johnson

Sports
1952 : Bob Mathias wins second Olympic decathlon
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bob-mathias-wins-second-olympic-decathlon

Vietnam War
1968 : South Vietnamese opposition leader tried and sentenced
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-vietnamese-opposition-leader-tried-and-sentenced
1972 : South Vietnamese troops raise flag over Quang Tri
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-vietnamese-troops-raise-flag-over-quang-tri

World War I
1916 : Australians battle Germans at Pozieres
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/australians-battle-germans-at-pozieres

World War II
1941 : United States freezes Japanese assets
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/united-states-freezes-japanese-assets


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