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July 26


1775   The department that would later become the United States Post Office is established.

1788   New York becomes the 11th state of the United States.

1908   The FBI is formed.

1947   The National Security Act is signed creating the Central Intelligence Agency, Department of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the National Security Council.

1991   The video game Sonic the Hedgehog is released.

Famous Birthdays:

1856   George Bernard Shaw (Playwright)

1875   Carl Jung (Psychiatrist)

1943   Mick Jagger (Singer for the Rolling Stones)

1956   Dorothy Hamill (Ice skater)

1959   Kevin Spacey (Actor)

1964   Sandra Bullock (Actress)

1965   Jeremy Piven (Actor)

1973   Kate Beckinsale (Actress)

1977   Rebecca St. James (Singer)

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