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 - USS Indianapolis
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U.S. Navy

1945: The U.S. Navy cruiser USS Indianapolis arrives at Tinian in the Northern Marianas with parts of the warhead for the Hiroshima atomic bomb. The ship would be sunk by a Japanese submarine just four days later, leading to the greatest single loss of life at sea in the history of the U.S. Navy.

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