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On July 26th, 1775, Benjamin Franklin became Postmaster-General.
In 1788, New York became the eleventh state to
ratify the US Constitution.
In 1908, US
Attorney General Charles J. Bonaparte issued an
order creating an investigative agency that was a
forerunner of the FBI.
In 1945, Winston
Churchill resigned as Britain's prime minister
after his Conservatives were soundly defeated by
the Labor Party. (Clement Attlee became the new
In 1947, President
Truman signed the National Security Act, creating
the Department of Defense, the National Security
Council, the Central Intelligence Agency and the
Joint Chiefs of Staff.
In 1948, President
Truman signed a pair of executive orders
prohibiting discrimination in the US armed forces
and federal employment.
Argentina's first lady, Eva Peron, died in Buenos
Aires at age 33.
In 1956, Egyptian
President Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalized the
In 1964, Teamsters
president Jimmy Hoffa and six others were
convicted of fraud and conspiracy in the handling
of a union pension fund.
"Apollo 15" was launched from Cape
kidnappers in Lebanon released the Reverend
Lawrence Martin Jenco, an American hostage held
for nearly 19 months.
Ten years ago:
President Bush signed into law the Americans with
Disabilities Act. The US House of Representatives
reprimanded Congressman Barney Frank (Democrat,
Massachusetts) for ethics violations. The US
Centers for Disease Control reported that a young
woman, later identified as Kimberly Bergalis, had
been infected with the AIDS virus, apparently by
Five years ago:
The Senate voted 69-to-29 to unilaterally lift
the UN embargo on arms shipments to Bosnia.
Former Michigan Governor George W. Romney died at
One year ago:
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and her
Russian counterpart, Igor Ivanov, announced a
second Washington-Moscow "hot line"
would be installed to help avoid
misunderstandings like those that had developed
over Kosovo. Cary Stayner, a motel handyman,
described in detail for an off-camera jailhouse
interview with San Francisco TV station KBWB how
he'd killed a naturalist and three Yosemite
"No man can resolve
himself into Heaven."
Dwight L. Moody, American evangelist (1837-1899).