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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

1998 : Three race fans killed at Michigan Speedway

Civil War
1863 : Confederate leader John Hunt Morgan is captured

Cold War
1947 : Truman signs the National Security Act

1984 : Real-life Psycho Ed Gein dies

1931 : Grasshoppers bring ruin to Midwest

General Interest
1847 : Liberian independence proclaimed
1908 : FBI founded
1945 : Winston Churchill resigns
1956 : Egypt nationalizes the Suez Canal

1943 : Entertainer Mick Jagger born

1942 : William Faulkner begins a screenwriting stint

1975 : Van McCoy's "The Hustle" is the #1 song in America

Old West
1878 : Officer Wyatt Earp fatally wounds cowboy

1797 : John Quincy Adams marries Louisa Johnson

1952 : Bob Mathias wins second Olympic decathlon

Vietnam War
1968 : South Vietnamese opposition leader tried and sentenced
1972 : South Vietnamese troops raise flag over Quang Tri

World War I
1916 : Australians battle Germans at Pozieres

World War II
1941 : United States freezes Japanese assets


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