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 - Blake Edwards
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1922: Film director, screenwriter and producer Blake Edwards, best known for directing movies such as "The Pink Panther" (and seven of its sequels), "Breakfast at Tiffany's," "Victor Victoria," "The Great Race" and "Days of Wine and Roses," is born William Blake Crump in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Edwards, who received an Academy Award nomination for the screenplay to "Victor Victoria" and was honored with an honorary Oscar in 2004 for his body of work, died of pneumonia at age 88 on Dec. 15, 2010.

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