Agriculture

 US #1065 was issued for the 100th anniversary of the first state-level land-grant colleges that served as the model for the Morrill Act.
July 2, 1862

The Morrill Act

On July 2, 1862, the Morrill Act was signed into law, promoting a new direction for American education.

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 US #891 from the Famous Inventors issue.
May 13, 1884

Death of Cyrus McCormick 

Inventor and businessman Cyrus McCormick died on May 13, 1884, in Chicago, Illinois.

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 US #1005 was issued on this day in 1952.
January 15, 1902

Founding of the 4-H Club

On January 15, 1902, one of the first clubs to resemble the 4-H club was founded in Ohio.

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 US #876 was issued in Santa Rosa, California.  Click image to order.
March 7, 1849

Birth of Luther Burbank 

Agricultural science pioneer Luther A. Burbank was born on March 7, 1849, in Lancaster, Massachusetts.

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 US #3906 from the 2005 American Scientists issue.
June 16, 1902

Birth of Barbara McClintock

Barbara McClintock was born Eleanor McClintock on June 16, 1902, in Hartford, Connecticut.

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1940 3¢ McCormick Classic First Day Cover.
May 13, 1884

Death of Cyrus McCormick 

Inventor and businessman Cyrus McCormick died on May 13, 1884, in Chicago, Illinois.

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 U.S. #953 was issued on the 5th anniversary of Carver's death.
January 5, 1943

Death of George Washington Carver 

Botanist and inventor George Washington Carver died on January 5, 1943, in Tuskegee, Alabama.

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U.S. #997 was issued for the 100th anniversary of California statehood.
November 29, 1777

California’s First Civilian Settlement 

On November 29, 1777, the first non-military settlement in California was established as El Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe in Alta, California.

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1953 3¢ Future Farmers Of America Classic First Day Cover
October 13, 1953

Future Farmers of America Stamp

On October 13, 1953, the U.S. Post Office issued a 3¢ stamp honoring the 25th anniversary of the Future Farmers of America. It was issued at the place the organization was founded – Kansas City, Missouri.

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