July 26th - Today in American History
1775 - Congress establishes the United States Post Office and names Benjamin Franklin the first United States postmaster general. The prior year, he had been fired as joint postmaster general of the colonies for opening and publishing Massachussetts Royal Governor Thomas Hutchinson's correspondence.
1788 - New York became the 11th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. After a long floor fight, delegates to a state convention voted 30 to 27.
1908 – The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is born when U.S. Attorney General Charles J. Bonaparte orders newly hired investigators to report to the Chief Examiner. It didn’t become the FBI until 1935.
1948 – Because he didn’t believe such legislation would make it through Congress, U.S. President Truman signed Executive Order 9981 that prohibited discrimination in the U.S. armed forces and federal employment.
1971- Launch of Apollo 15, the first Apollo "J-Mission" (long stays on the Moon), and first use of a Lunar Roving Vehicle. (pictured above)
1990 - The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is signed into law by President George H. W. Bush and was later amended by George W. Bush in 2008 to broaden the definition of “disability”.
2017 - Licensed Loan Originators begin originating residential loans in states they're NOT licensed by using American Mortgage Bank’s “Contract Originator Program”. Contact: Trent@AmericanMB.com or (405) 285-1234 ext. 141.