1964 5¢ New York World's Fair
April 22, 1964

Opening of the 1964 New York World’s Fair

On April 22, 1964, the New York World’s Fair opened at Flushing Meadows Park in Queens, New York. The fair included several notable events – the unveiling of the Ford Mustang and IBM computer, Disney’s animatronic “It’s a Small World” show, and more.

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1940 5¢ Daniel Chester French
April 20, 1850

Birth of Daniel Chester French 

Daniel Chester French was born on April 20, 1850, in Exeter, New Hampshire. French made over 100 statues, memorials, sculptures and reliefs during his career, most notably the statue at the center of the Lincoln Memorial and the Concord Minuteman.

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1955 3¢ Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
April 15, 1741

Birth of Charles Willson Peale 

Artist Charles Willson Peale was born on April 15, 1741, in Chester, Province of Maryland. A prolific artist from the Revolutionary era, he painted more than 1,100 portraits, including several of George Washington.

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1970 6¢ Maine Statehood
April 13, 1870

Metropolitan Museum of Art

On April 13, 1870, the Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded in New York City. It’s the largest art museum in the country and second-most visited art museum in the world.

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1996 32¢ Pioneers of Communication: Eadweard Muybridge
April 9, 1830

Birth of Eadweard Muybridge

Photographer Eadweard Muybridge was born on April 9, 1830, in Kingston upon the Thames, Surrey, England. Muybridge was a photography pioneer, improving the technology and completing early motion studies on film.

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2006 39¢ DC Comics Super Heroes: Batman
March 30, 1939

First Batman Comic Released 

On March 30, 1939, Detective Comics #27 was released, introducing the world to the caped crusader – Batman. Appearing in over 11,000 comics, films, and other media, Batman is consistently ranked as one of the greatest superheroes of all time.

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1974 10¢ Contemporary Christmas: Currier and Ives
March 27, 1813

Birth of Nathaniel Currier

American lithographer Nathaniel Currier was born on March 27, 1813, in Roxbury, Massachusetts. He founded the Currier & Ives printing firm, which produced over 7,500 different images of sentimental scenes, sports, humor, and national events.

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2001 34¢ American Illustrator Howard Pyle
March 5, 1853

Birth of Howard Pyle 

Illustrator and author Howard Pyle was born on March 5, 1853, in Wilmington, Delaware. Illustrating many of his own books, he’s often credited with creating the modern depiction of flamboyantly dressed pirates.

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1999 33¢ Celebrate the Century - 1940s: Women Support War Effort
February 15, 1943

“We Can Do It” Poster 

On February 15, 1943, the famed Rosie the Riveter “We Can Do It” poster was first displayed in Westinghouse factories.

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