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On this day: July 26

Published On: Jul 25 2012 05:47:01 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 26 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

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 - Surrey Iron Railway
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1803: The Surrey Iron Railway, arguably the world's first public railway, opens in south London. It is seen here in a watercolor from 1823.

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