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 - Syncom 2
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1963: Syncom 2, the world's first geosynchronous satellite, is launched from Cape Canaveral on a Delta B booster. During the first year of Syncom 2 operations, NASA conducted voice, teletype and facsimile tests, as well as 110 public demonstrations to show the capabilities of this satellite and invite feedback.

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