On this day: July 26

Published On: Jul 25 2012 05:47:01 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 26 2016 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 - Babe Ruth
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1948: Baseball slugger Babe Ruth, seen here in 1921, makes his last public appearance at the New York City premiere of "Babe Ruth Story," a biopic about his own life. Shortly thereafter, Ruth returned to the hospital for the final time to resume treatment for cancer. He would die on Aug. 16, 1948.

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