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This Day in History for July 26 – USPS Established and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1775 – Congress establishes the United States Post Office and names Benjamin Franklin the first US Postmaster General (More info)

1908 – The Office of the Chief Examiner, which later becomes the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), is created (More info)

1945 – The Labour Party wins the United Kingdom general election of July 5 by a landslide, removing Winston Churchill from power (More info)

1989 – A federal grand jury indicts Cornell University student Robert T. Morris, Jr. for releasing the Morris worm, making him the first person to be prosecuted under the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (More info)

1990 – The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is signed into law by President George H. W. Bush (More info)

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