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.

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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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