1994 29¢ Literary Arts: James Thurber
December 8, 1894

Birth of James Thurber 

Cartoonist, author, and humorist James Grover Thurber was born on December 8, 1894, in Columbus, Ohio. He was one of the most popular humorists of his day and several of his works were turned into films.

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2004 37¢ Isamu Noguchi
November 17, 1904

Birth of Artist Isamu Noguchi

On November 17, 1904, Isamu Noguchi was born in Los Angeles, California. He was a world-renowned artist known for his large-scale sculptures found around the globe.

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2000 33¢ Celebrate the Century - 1980s: Vietnam Veterans Memorial
November 13, 1982

Dedication of Vietnam Veterans Memorial

On November 13, 1982, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was officially dedicated in Washington, DC. It stands as a tribute to the thousands of Americans who gave their lives in the conflict.

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1945 3¢ US Armed Forces: Iwo Jima
November 10, 1954

Opening of USMC War Memorial

On November 10, 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower presided over the dedication and official opening of the United States Marine Corps War Memorial, also known as the Iwo Jima Memorial.

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1983 20¢ US and Sweden
October 22, 1921

Birth of Czeslaw Slania 

One of the world’s most famous stamp engravers, Czeslaw Slania was born on October 22, 1921, in Czeladź near Katowice, Poland. He engraved more than 1,000 stamps during his lifetime for more than two dozen countries.

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2005 37¢ Modern American Architecture: Guggenheim Museum
October 21, 1959

The Guggenheim Opens to the Public

On October 21, 1959, one of the world’s most renowned museums, the Guggenheim, opened in New York City.

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1951 3¢ Battle of Brooklyn
October 19, 1847

NYC’s Lost Washington Monument

On October 19, 1847, a grand celebration proceeded the laying of the cornerstone of New York City’s planned 425-foot Washington Monument.  The monument was never completed and the cornerstone was lost to time.

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1962 4¢ Project Mercury
October 7, 1891

Birth of Charles R. Chickering

Renowned stamp artist Charles Ransom Chickering was born on October 7, 1891, Easthampton Township, New Jersey.  During his 15 years at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, he designed 77 US stamp.

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1967 5¢ Accomplishments in Space
September 29, 1967

Accomplishments in Space Issue

On September 29, 1967, the US Post Office issued its first attached pair of stamps to have a continuous design. Known as the “Space Twins,” the commemorated the 9th anniversary of NASA

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