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July 26: This Day That Year

July 26

- 1775 - United States Post Office (U.S.P.O.) under Benjamin Franklin created by US Continental Congress in Philadelphia.

- 1856 - Birthday: George Bernard Shaw, dramatist (Pygmalion-Nobel 1925), born in Dublin, Ireland (died November 2, 1950, age 94).

- 1917 - USA: J. Edgar Hoover (First Director of the FBI) joins US Department of Justice.

- 1926 - USA: National Bar Association incorporated.

- 1945 - WWII: US, Britain and China called for the unconditional surrender of the Japanese armed forces in the Potsdam Declaration.

- 1945 - USS cruiser Indianapolis reaches Tinian with Atomic Bomb.

- 1947 - US President Harry Truman signs National Security Act (1947), forming Department of Defense, CIA, National Security Council and Joint Chiefs of Staff.

- 1982 - Karen Dianne Baldwin (age 18) of Canada becomes 31st Miss Universe.

- 1993 - Mars Observer takes 1st photo of Mars, from 5 Billion Kilometers.

- 2012 - North Korea: Tropical Storm Khanun killed 88 people and left 60,000 people homeless.

- 2013 - Pakistan: 57 people were killed in a market bombing in Parachinar.

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