Education

1940 5¢ Frances Elizabeth Willard Famous Americans Series – Educators
September 28, 1839

Birth of Frances Willard

Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard was born on September 28, 1839, in Churchville, New York. She was a leading figure in the temperance and women’s suffrage movements in the late 1800s, though she wouldn’t live to see the passage of the 18th and 19th Amendments that achieved her goals.

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2011 44¢ Severo Ochoa
September 24, 1905

Birth of Severo Ochoa

Severo Ochoa de Albornoz was born on September 24, 1905, in Luarca, Spain. Ochoa researched how cells build proteins like RNA, which earned him the Nobel Prize in 1956.

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1984 30¢ Great Americans: Frank C. Laubach
September 2, 1884

Happy Birthday Frank Laubach 

Missionary Frank Charles Laubach was born on September 2, 1884, in Benton, Pennsylvania.  He dedicated his life to teaching people around the world to read, visiting more than 100 countries and developing books for 312 different languages.

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1955 3¢ Land Grant Colleges
July 2, 1862

The Morrill Act

On July 2, 1862, the Morrill Act was signed into law, promoting a new direction for American education. The act encouraged the creation of land-grant colleges that offered study in agriculture, science, and engineering.

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1955 3¢ Pennsylvania Academy First Day Cover
December 26, 1805

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts 

On December 26, 1805, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts was founded – the first and oldest art museum and art school in the country.  The Academy was the brainchild of artist Charles Willson Peale, sculptor Benjamin Rush, and other artists and businessmen.

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 US #1850 – from the Great Americans Series
November 22, 1754

Happy Birthday Abraham Baldwin

Founding Father Abraham Baldwin was born on November 22, 1754, in Guilford, Connecticut Colony.

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 US #3166 was the first US stamp with a vignette printed entirely by microprinting.
November 20, 1788

Happy Birthday Félix Varela

Félix Varela y Morales was born on November 20, 1788, in Havana, Cuba. 

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 US #2933 was issued on Hershey’s 138th birthday.
September 13, 1857

Happy Birthday, Milton Hershey

Businessman and philanthropist Milton Snavely Hershey was born on September 13, 1857, in Derry Township, Pennsylvania.

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 US #878 from the Famous Americans Series.
September 6, 1860

Birth of Jane Addams 

Social worker Jane Addams was born on September 6, 1860, in Cedarville, Illinois.

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