On this day: July 26

Published On: Jul 25 2012 06:47:01 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 26 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

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 - Helen Mirren
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1945: Actress Helen Mirren, an Oscar winner for her role as Queen Elizabeth II in "The Queen," is born in Chiswick, West London. Mirren has also earned Oscar nominations for her roles in "The Madness of King George," "Gosford Park" and "The Last Station," and has also appeared in movies such as "Excalibur," "The Mosquito Coast," "The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover," "Red" and "Hitchcock."


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