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 - Jean Shepherd
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1921: Writer and actor Jean Shepherd, best known for the 1983 film "A Christmas Story," which he narrated and co-scripted based on his own semi-autobiographical stories, is born in Chicago, Illinois. He died of natural causes at age 78 on Oct. 16, 1999.

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