Archive for July 26th, 2011

GRACIE ALLEN

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Gracie Allen, was a comedian who became internationally famous as the zany
partner and comic foil of husband George Burns. The Burns and Allen radio
show began in the early 1930s. They made the move to television and the CBS
network, October 12, 1950. The show was an immediate success.

 

 
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NATIONAL SECURITY ACT SIGNED ON THIS DATE IN 1947

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The National Security Act of 1947 was signed by U.S. President Harry S. Truman
(shown above) on July 26, 1947. It created the National Security Council, the
Department of Defense, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Joint Chiefs of
Staff in the aftermath of World War ll.

                NATIONAL SECRITY AGANCY

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“THE BAMBINO’S’’ LAST PUBLIC APPEARANCE

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On July 26, 1948, famed New York Yankees slugger Babe Ruth attended the premier
of the film The Babe Ruth Story, a biopic about his own life, William Bendix (below)
portrayed Ruth. Shortly thereafter, Ruth returned to the hospital for the final time. He
was barely able to speak. His condition gradually became worse, and in his last days, scores of reporters and photographers hovered around the hospital. On August 16,
Babe Ruth died at the age of 53 due to pneumonia.

 

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William Bendix

 

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An ailing Babe Ruth Addressing the Crowd at Yankee Stadium on
Babe Ruth Day.

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U.S. POST OFFICE WAS ESTABLISHED ON THIS DATE IN 1775

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The United States Post Office (USPO) was created in Philadelphia under
Benjamin Franklin on Wednesday, July 26, 1775, by decree of the Second
Continental Congress. It became the Post Office Department (USPOD) in
1792. Until 1971, it was part of the Presidential cabinet.

 

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First postmaster general of the USPO, Benjamin Franklin

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KAY STARR’S FIRST RECORD ON THIS DAY IN 1939

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Kay Starr turned 89 July 21st

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