On this day: July 26

Posted: 6:47 PM EDT Jul 25, 2012   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Jul 26, 2015

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 - JJ Cale
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2013: Singer-songwriter and guitarist J.J. Cale, one of the originators of the "Tulsa Sound" musical style and the author of songs such as "Cocaine," "After Midnight" and "Call Me the Breeze," dies of heart failure at age 74 in La Jolla, California.

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