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Good morning, today is Thursday, July 26, 2012. On July 26, 1947, President Truman signed the National Security Act, creating the Department of Defense, the National Security Council, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Joint

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Good morning, today is Thursday, July 26, 2012.

On July 26, 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.

On July 26, 1948, President Harry S. Truman signed executive orders prohibiting discrimination in the U.S. armed forces and federal employment.

On this day in 1952, Adlai E. Stevenson was nominated for president by the Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

On this day in 1964, Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa and six others were convicted of fraud and conspiracy in the handling of a union pension fund.

July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act.

And on this day in 2000, A federal judge approved a $1.25 billion settlement between Swiss banks and more than a half million plaintiffs who alleged the banks had hoarded money deposited by Holocaust victims.

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